DJ Durkin will be back on a football field this summer for the first time since he was fired at the University of Maryland.

Monday, Jason Butt of The Athletic reported that Durkin will be joining the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons this summer as a guest coach. He will assist the team through training camp.

According to the report, head coach Dan Quinn did his “due diligence” on Durkin before making the decision to bring him to Atlanta. Quinn and Durkin worked on staff together at the University of Florida, so there’s a past relationship, as well.

Durkin was fired in the middle of the 2018 season following an investigation into the death of Maryland player Jordan McNair. He spent the first half of the season on administrative leave while the program was also investigated for a “toxic culture.”

Durkin, 41, was 11-15 in two seasons with the Terrapins. His coaching resumé dates back to 2001, when he started as a graduate assistant at Bowling Green.

This would mark the first time Durkin has worked with an NFL team.

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