Tampa Bay has made several changes to the defensive coaching staff this offseason, firing defensive line coach Jethro Franklin and defensive backs coach Greg Burns, and replacing them with Larry Coyer and Raheem Morris, respectively.

In addition to those moves, the Bucs lost linebackers coach Joe Barry to Detroit, where he is serving as the team’s new defensive coordinator.

Tampa Bay filled that vacancy by promoting defensive quality control coach Gus Bradley, who left his coaching position with North Dakota State University to join the Bucs in 2006.

The Bucs’ defensive quality control coaching position had remained open, but as it turns out, the Buccaneers didn’t have to go far to find Bradley’s replacement.  

Pewter Report has learned that the Buccaneers recently hired North Dakota State University defensive line coach Todd Wash, a former colleague of Bradley’s, as their new defensive quality control coach.

The Buccaneers are expected to officially announce the hiring of Wash before they travel to Indianapolis for the NFL Combine.


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