Cardinals Announce Four New Coaching Hires

The Cardinals on Wednesday announced the addition of four new assistant coaches, including the return of Brentson Buckner as DL coach. 

Arizona is also hiring former tight end Jim Dray as an offensive quality control coach, Derius Swinton as assistant special teams coach and Mark Naylor as an assistant strength coach.

The Cardinals also promoted Spencer Whipple to assistant wide receivers coach, Charlie Bullen to outside linebackers coach and Don Shumpert to offensive assistant.

Buckner, 48, is a former second-round pick of the Steelers back in 1994. He played 12 seasons in the NFL for the Steelers, Bengals, 49ers and Panthers.

Buckner began his coaching career at Charlotte (NC) Northside Christian as their head coach in 2008. He later took an intern position with the Steelers before the Cardinals hired him as their defensive line coach in 2013.

Buckner spent five years in Arizona before joining the Buccaneers for the 2018 season and the Raiders last year. He was let go a few weeks ago. 

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