Broncos add wide receivers coach, only one vacancy remains on staff

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DENVER — The Broncos are putting the finishing touches on their revamped coaching staff.

Denver has hired Zach Azzanni as their new wide receivers coach, the team announced on Wednesday.

Azzanni served in the same position for the Chicago Bears last season, which was his first season in the National Football League. The 41-year old began his coaching career at Valparaiso University in 2000. He went on to have stints at Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Florida, Western Kentucky, Wisconsin and Tennessee before making the jump to the big leagues.

Last season, Azzanni's Bears squad ranked last in the NFL in receiving yards, but it's far to say they had a bit of a talent problem. The team lost Alshon Jeffrey to the Eagles in free agency and former first-round pick Kevin White went down early in the season with a fractured scapula leaving Kendall Wright as their top receiver with a severe lack of talent behind him.

While at Central Michigan, his alma mater, the Broncos' new wide receivers coach recruited a guy by the name of Antonio Brown.

With Reggie Herring moving from inside linebackers coach to simply linebackers coach, the only position the Broncos are still looking to fill is a pass-rushing specialist that will work with both outside linebackers and defensive ends.

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