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Report: Joe DeCamillis returning to Denver as special teams coach

Joe DeCamillis is returning to the Broncos to again be their special teams coach, according to Michael C. Wright. He previously held that role in Denver under Dan Reeves from 1988 to 1992, before following the latter to the Giants and Falcons. The Arvada native and Wyoming alum spent the last two seasons in Chicago, but is being replaced by former Broncos coach Jeff Rodgers.

DeCamillis was seriously injured in the Cowboys' notorious practice bubble collapse of 2009, suffering fractured cervical vertebrae during the accident.

Marc Trestman replaces Gary Kubiak in Baltimore

Baltimore has hired Marc Trestman to replace Gary Kubiak as their OC. Trestman was fired by Chicago after two seasons as head coach.

The options continue to narrow for Adam Gase, as Jacksonville is reportedly hiring Greg Olson to run their offense.

Report: Vance Joseph not a slam dunk for Broncos DC

As of this morning, the Bengals have reportedly not yet granted permission for Denver to hire Vance Joseph as their defensive coordinator. Per Alex Marvez, owner Mike Brown plans to meet with Joseph at the Senior Bowl before deciding whether to release him from his contract as Cincy's secondary coach. While a move to Denver as DC would be a significant promotion, the Bengals have blocked similar moves in the past, including with Kevin Coyle, as Marvez notes.

Klis: Broncos retaining five incumbent assistants

As expected, several members of John Fox's coaching staff will remain with the team in 2015 under Gary Kubiak, per Mike Klis:

  • Eric Studesville, who was Denver's interim coach after Josh McDaniels was fired, will keep coaching running backs
  • Clancy Barone will shift from tight ends back to offensive line, which he coached under McDaniels in 2010

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Coaching Carousel: Dennis Allen heads back to New Orleans

Several notable assistant coaching hirings have occurred in the past day or two. Here they are, plus some other rumors of interest:

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11 Broncos on PFF’s All-AFCW squad

PFF included 11 Broncos on its All-AFCW team for 2014: C.J. Anderson, Demaryius Thomas, Emmanuel Sanders, Orlando Franklin, Louis Vasquez, Von Miller, Malik Jackson, Terrance Knighton, Brandon Marshall, Chris Harris, and T.J. Ward. Oddly, Sanders is listed as a slot receiver, while Vasquez is listed as a guard.

Of more importance, three of these players - Thomas, Franklin, and Knighton - are set to hit free agency, while Harris was re-signed last month.

Bill Musgrave to run Raiders offense under Jack Del Rio

Jack Del Rio's first coordinator hire in Oakland will reportedly be Bill Musgrave, who was also Del Rio's first OC in Jacksonville. It's also the second stint in Oakland for the Grand Junction native and onetime backup quarterback to John Elway; Musgrave was the Raiders' QB coach in 1997.

Patriots file tampering charges against LOLJets

Hey, so remember when Sticks Johnson opened his big, fat mouth and publicly mused about how he'd love to have Darrelle Revis back on the LOLJets? Johnson's phone apology to Robert Kraft apparently wasn't heartfelt enough, because the Pats filed tampering charges with the league. When Johnson is found to have violated the league's policy, the team is expected to face a fine.

While this was such a clear mistake by Johnson, there's a richness to the Patriots' having blown the whistle on another team's impropriety, isn't there?

Adam Gase interviewing with Ravens about OC vacancy

Now that Rick Dennison has his old job, Adam Gase is interviewing tonight for Gary Kubiak's former gig as Baltimore's OC. Oakland and Jack Del Rio are among Gase's other suitors, but reports suggest Gase is likely to end up in either Baltimore or Jacksonville.

Meanwhile, as expected, secondary coach Cory Undlin has left to take the same job in Philadelphia.

C.J. Anderson named to 2015 Pro Bowl

C.J. Anderson was named to the 2015 Pro Bowl on Monday; he'll take the place of injured Steelers RB Le'Veon Bell. Although the 2013 undrafted rookie didn't see significant action until Week 10, he still finished with 1,173 yards from scrimmage and 10 touchdowns.

Despite the limited playing time, Anderson graded out as PFF's third best running back, tied with Eddie Lacy. Per AFA, he ranked seventh among all backs in Win Probability Added and second in Expected Points Added.