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Patriots hiring former Browns assistant as new OL coach

The band is getting back together.

After targeting former Cleveland Browns tight ends coach T.C. McCartney as a quarterbacks coach, the New England Patriots are reportedly hiring former Browns assistant coach Scott Peters as their new offensive line coach, per the Boston Herald’s Andrew Callahan.

Peters landed his first NFL opportunity with the Browns in 2020 and worked extensively underneath Van Pelt for four seasons. He’ll now join him in New England in hopes of helping to fix one of the biggest trouble spots for the team throughout the 2023 season.

If anything, this signing shows the Patriots are letting Van Pelt pick his own offensive staff. Per the Boston Sports Journal’s Mike Giardi, this Patriots coaching staff was hoping to avoid a Bill O’Brien situation.

The Patriots are buying in completely and letting Van Pelt run with the offense. Of course, the biggest question is whether Peters will have the right personnel to be successful, which was the issue last season with Adrian Klemm coaching the offensive line.

It was a revolving door of injuries, linemen playing out of position and players just straight up underperforming. But this time around, the Patriots have the cap space and draft capital to fix those problems. Hopefully, they also have the right coaches to show them the way.

Story originally appeared on Patriots Wire