Giants adding ex-Patriots assistant coach Bielema to staff

Ross Houston
January 24, 2020

This move comes after NY brought in former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett to be its offensive coordinator.

Patriots defensive line coach Bret Bielema will leave New England and join the New York Giants coaching staff, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Bielema came to New England after a stint as the head coach at Arkansas.


With the departure of Bielema, the Pats now have to fill vacancies with a special team coordinator, coach with broad recipients and coach in the line of defense.

Henderson was the defensive passing game coordinator for the Atlanta Falcons over the past four seasons.


Before New England, he was the head coach at both the University of Wisconsin and Arkansas, also spending time in the college ranks as an assistant for both Kansas State and Iowa.

A separate report by AL.com Tuesday stated that recently fired Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens would also be joining the Giants staff in an unknown role.


He was the Patriots' defensive line coach this season. He will be the team's new defensive backs coach replacing Everett Withers. In addition to being a defensive backs coach, he also served as the Jets director of player of development from 2006-2007. But Patriots Wire reported on Edelman's third injury he played with last season.

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