Lions To Add Antwaan Randle El To Staff

Antwaan Randle El made his initial foray into NFL coaching with the Buccaneers, and the former wide receiver will collect a Super Bowl ring for his role on Bruce Arians‘ staff. He will also land another opportunity.

The former Steelers and Washington wideout will join Dan Campbell‘s staff as Lions receivers coach, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets. Randle El, 41, spent two seasons as a Bucs offensive assistant after previously coaching high school basketball in Virginia.

Randle El will join a Lions staff that houses longtime NFLers Campbell, OC Anthony Lynn, DC Aaron Glenn, QBs coach Mark Brunell and running backs coach Duce Staley. This will be Randle El’s first NFL position coaching gig.

A standout quarterback at Indiana, Randle El spent his first four NFL seasons with the Steelers. His signature NFL moment took place in Detroit. Randle El threw a pinpoint 43-yard touchdown pass to Hines Ward in the Steelers’ victory over the Seahawks in Super Bowl XL. After four seasons in Washington, Randle El returned to Pittsburgh and closed out his career on a Steelers team that journeyed to Super Bowl XLV.

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  1. Stat_head

    With experience as a QB & WR he should make a solid WR coach. Campbell is assembling an interesting and impressive staff. Aside from Patricia coming over as a HC, can’t remember a time a coach left an SB team to take a staff position with the Lions.

  2. DetroitDave84

    We all might have slipped through a black hole and ended up in an alternative universe because all of this is making me happy. I can’t remember the last time I was happy being a Lions fan. Even during the Barry Sanders years, it was always “can we get Barry more carries?”

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