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Bucs hire OL coach Kevin Carberry

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have made their first offensive hire under new offensive coordinator Liam Coen, and naturally, it’s someone he’s quite familiar with.

ESPN’s Dan Graziano reported on Tuesday that the Bucs are set to hire Kevin Carberry as the team’s new offensive line coach. Carberry is set to replace Joe Gilbert, who left to become the offensive line coach of the Carolina Panthers under Dave Canales this offseason.

Carberry most recently served as a division rival for Tampa Bay, as he was the assistant offensive line coach with the New Orleans Saints. Coen knows him from before that, however, as he served as the Los Angeles Rams’ offensive line coach from 2021-22. The hire brings an added element of familiarity to Coen, and it could perhaps predict a trend going forward for his next set of hires.

Carberry was a Super Bowl champion in 2021 with the Rams, and Coen and the Bucs are certainly hoping he can bring that acumen to Tampa Bay in the near future. Now, he’ll get to coach dynamic players like Tristan Wirfs on the left side and Luke Goedeke on the right, and he will hopefully be able to mend the Bucs’ poor interior offensive line play that it showcased last season.

Story originally appeared on Buccaneers Wire