Raheem Morris
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In this Dec. 20, 2015, file photo, Atlanta Falcons assistant head coach Raheem Morris watches warmups before an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Jacksonville, Fla. The Atlanta Falcons have named defensive coordinator Raheem Morris interim head coach after firing Dan Quinn. Morris is in his sixth season with the Falcons and his first season as defensive coordinator.
Credit: AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack

The Atlanta Falcons have named defensive coordinator Raheem Morris interim head coach after firing Dan Quinn.

Morris is in his sixth season with the Falcons and his first full season as defensive coordinator. The Falcons fired Quinn on Sunday night, hours after the team fell to 0-5 for the first time since 1997 with a 23-16 loss to the Carolina Panthers. Falcons owner Arthur Blank also fired longtime general manager Thomas Dimitroff.

Morris could become a candidate for the full-time job if the Falcons, who play at Minnesota on Sunday, can revive their season.