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Report: Jaguars adding Kris Richard, Cory Robinson to defensive staff

The Jacksonville Jaguars are adding Kris Richard and Cory Robinson to their defensive coaching staff, according to Aaron Wilson of KPRC2.

Richard and Robinson were both on the New Orleans Saints’ coaching staff during Ryan Nielsen’s time with the franchise. Nielsen and Richard served as co-defensive coordinators for the Saints in 2022 while Robinson was an assistant defensive backs coach. Earlier this week, the Jaguars hired Nielsen as their new defensive coordinator.

The exact job titles for the two new coaches in Jacksonville hasn’t yet been revealed, although both have primarily worked with defensive backs.

Richard didn’t coach during the 2023 season, but previously spent three seasons as the Seattle Seahawks’ defensive coordinator and had a two-year stint as passing game coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys.

Robinson spent the 2023 season as a defensive analyst for the Tennessee  Volunteers. He also previously coached in the collegiate ranks at Maryland, Rutgers, Toledo, and Temple. According to Wilson, he’ll be a cornerbacks coach with the Jaguars, although it’s unclear for now if he’ll be the lead coach for the position or an assistant cornerbacks coach.

The Jaguars finished the 2023 season 26th in passing yards allowed and 25th in passing touchdowns allowed.

Story originally appeared on Jaguars Wire