Patriots

Patriots

The New England Patriots are filling out their coaching staff by hiring an old Greg Schiano disciple.

The Patriots added Bob Fraser to their coaching staff in an undisclosed role, the Boston Herald's Kevin Duffy reported Tuesday, citing a source.

Fraser has worked at both the college and NFL level with Schiano, the Patriots' new defensive coordinator. He spent six years on Schiano's staff at Rutgers from 2006 to 2011, starting as an assistant coach and linebackers coach and working his way up to defensive coordinator.

The Allegheny College graduate then followed Schiano to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, working as his linebackers coach in 2012 and 2013 and staying on in 2014 after Schiano was fired.

He later joined Schiano at Ohio State as the Buckeyes' quality control coach before both left Columbus in 2018.

The Patriots have a number of holes to fill on their coaching staff, especially on the defensive side, where linebackers coach Brian Flores, cornerbacks coach Josh Boyer and defensive line coach Brendan Daly all left vacancies.

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