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Report: Ex-Patriots OT interviewing for offensive coordinator job

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The New England Patriots reportedly have added another one of their former players to their list of offensive coordinator candidates.

Adrian Klemm, a former Patriots offensive tackle, is interviewing for the team's OC position according to ESPN's Mike Reiss. Klemm was the first-ever Pats draft pick under Bill Belichick, who selected him in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft.

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Klemm, 45, earned three Super Bowl rings with the Patriots from 2000-04. After his playing career, he coached at the collegiate level with SMU and UCLA before becoming the Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach from 2019-2021. Currently, he serves as the run game coordinator/offensive line coach/associate head coach at Oregon.

Former Pats OC Bill O'Brien is considered the favorite for the gig, but New England is doing its due diligence before naming a new offensive coordinator. Former Pats wideout Keenan McCardell, currently the Minnesota Vikings receivers coach, is a candidate along with New England's tight ends coach, Nick Caley.