Broncos add another coach in specialty role

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DENVER — The Broncos are taking a different approach as they fill their coaching vacancies.

First, it was the announcement of split duties along the offensive line, where newly-hired Sean Kugler will coach the centers and guards while offensive line assistant Chris Strausser will coach the tackles.

On Wednesday, The Broncos announced the hire of Greg Williams, who will solely coach the Broncos' cornerbacks, leaving last season's defensive backs coach, Marcus Robertson, to coach the safeties.

Williams has 14 years of coaching experience, including nine in the NFL. He's spent the last two seasons in Indianapolis as the sole defensive backs coach for the team.

Prior to Indianapolis, Williams spent seven seasons with the San Diego Chargers as the team’s assistant linebackers coach (09-12) and assistant secondary coach (13-15).

As a player, the newest Broncos' coach was a defensive back and wide receiver at North Carolina under Mack Brown from 1994-1997. He was invited to training camp with the Chicago Bears and New York Giants before spending time in NFL Europe, the XFL and the Arena League.

Along the same line of specialty coaches, Klis also reported that the team plans to hire a pass-rush specialist to work alongside Reggie Herring, who has been promoted from inside linebackers coach to just linebackers coach, encompassing both inside and outside backers. The pass-rush specialist would also work with defensive ends.

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