By Kent Somers | Arizona Republic
The Cardinals are closing in on a deal to make Panthers defensive coordinator Steve Wilks their next head coach, according to NFL sources.
The Cardinals had planned to conduct second interviews this week with Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores and Eagles quarterbacks John DeFelippo. Wilks was impressive during a second interview with the team last Friday and is expected to be the successor to Bruce Arians.
Wilks, 48, just completed his first year as the Panthers defensive coordinator, but has spent 11 seasons as an assistant in the NFL.