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The Jaguars finally have a coach poached from their roster.
The Detroit Lions have hired Jacksonville Jaguars tight ends coach Bobby Johnson in the same position, according to a report by Pete Roussel. Johnson's hire is the first official poaching of the Jaguars coaching staff since Mike Mularkey was fired by new general manager David Caldwell.
Johnson, 38, was originally hired by the Jaguars prior to the 2012 NFL season as part of Mike Mularkey's coaching staff. Prior to joining the Jaguars, Johnson served as the assistant offensive line coach for the Buffalo Bills during the 2007 to 2011 seasons.
Before joining the Bills, Johnson spent five seasons as the offensive line coach with the Indiana Hoosiers from 2005 to 2009. Johnson is credited with developing NFL offensive lineman Rodger Saffold and James Brewer.
Johnson also spent time as an assistant coach at his alma mater, Miami (OH), from 1999 to 2004 and spent his final season with the Red Hawks as the offensive line coach.