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Falcons hire Ben Steele as offensive assistant

Atlanta Falcons Practice

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 02: Atlanta Falcons helmets on the field during the Super Bowl LI practice on February 2, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

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The Falcons are hiring Ben Steele as an offensive assistant, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

He is following Dirk Koetter from Tampa Bay to Atlanta.

Steele, 40, spent the past two seasons coaching the Buccaneers’ tight ends.

He played two seasons for the Packers, appearing in 17 games in 2004-05, and making four catches for 42 yards.

The Bucs’ job was his first in coaching.