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John Garrett says he'll be Tampa Bay Buccaneers' WR coach

Tribune staff
Published:   |   Updated: March 13, 2013 at 10:08 AM
TAMPA -

John Garrett says he has left his post as tight ends coach with the Dallas Cowboys to become the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' receivers coach.

Garrett, 47, told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he is "thrilled for the opportunity."

The Bucs have yet to announce the hiring.

Garrett would replace P.J. Fleck, who left Tampa Bay in December to become head coach at Western Michigan University.

"I'm really excited about this opportunity in Tampa," Garrett said told the Star-Telegram. "We had a had a great time interviewing down there, getting to know coach (Greg) Schiano more and more and the offensive coaches and the rest of the staff of the Buccaneers. It really went well."

Garrett, a pro personnel assistant with the Bucs from 1992 to 1994, had been with Dallas for six years, most recently as tight ends coach and passing game coordinator.

His brother, Jason, has been Dallas' head coach since the ninth game of the 2010 season. John Garrett is the latest to exit the Cowboys' staff in coaching shakeup that included the hiring of former Tampa Bay assistants Monte Kiffin and Rod Marinelli.

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