Broncos have O-Line Coach, or two

UPDATE - The Denver Post has an updated story to include the naming of Barone as well --

The Broncos are expected to divide the duties between two assistants to coach their offensive line.

Bob Wylie, a long-time NFL assistant who has spent the last three years in the Canadian Football League, will be an assistant offensive line coach as will Clancy Barone, who coached the team’s tight ends this past season.

The story also goes on to mention that Don Martindale is getting a lot of consideration for the Defensive Coordinator job.  Martindale, the current LB coach, has been recommended by the players.

Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels has also interviewed both former Patriots assistant Dean Pees and Broncos linebackers coach Don Martindale for the team’s defensive coordinator position. Martindale is expected by some in the league to get the nod.

Never a dull moment in Dove Valley!

There are multiple reports that the Denver Broncos have found their replacement for Rick Dennison.  The only problem is each report - both from reputable sources - have the Broncos hiring different guys -

First, the Denver Post is reporting that the Broncos are set to name Bob Wylie, formerly a coach in the CFL, as Assistant O-Line Coach as early as tomorrow -

A league source said Thursday night that the Broncos have tabbed Bob Wylie to be their assistant offensive line coach.

Wylie has resigned his position from the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League and could be formally announced in his new position with the Broncos as soon as Friday. Wylie has coached the offensive line with the Buccaneers, Bears and the Cardinals in the NFL and has worked previously on the Jets staff as well in his career.

He replaces long-time Broncos assistant Rick Dennison, who left to become the Texans offensive coordinator.

I added the emphasis, since it states that Wylie is being hired to replace Rick Dennison. 

Now, for the stroy from National Football Post, who says something completely different.  They have the Broncos replacing Dennison with current TE Coach Clarence Barone - 

The Denver Broncos have hired Clarence Barone as their new offensive line coach to replace Rick Dennison, according to a league source.

Barone was previously coaching the AFC West franchise's tight ends. Dennison accepted a job as the Houston Texans' new offensive coordinator.

Barone has prior stints as an offensive line and tight ends coach for the Atlanta Falcons as well as tight ends coach for the San Diego Chargers.

Prior to coaching the Falcons, Barone had coached offensive lines at seven different colleges for 18 years. Barone has coached five Outland Trophy semifinalists and three Rimington Trophy semifinalists.

Once again, I have added the emphasis, since the NFL has Barone replacing Dennison. 

This could be a case where both reports are right.  Perhaps the Broncos will utilize two coaches to replace Dennison.  Whichever the case, the Broncos appear close to replacing Dennison, and filling a huge void on the coaching staff.

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