Bucs promote Ben Steele as new tight ends coach
The day after learning that tight ends coach Jon Embree was leaving to be an assistant on Kyle Shanahan's new staff with the 49ers, the Bucs promoted Ben Steele to replace him on Dirk Koetter's staff.
Steele, 38, has been an offensive quality control assistant with the Bucs for the past three seasons, having come aboard with Jeff Tedford in 2014. Steele played in the NFL as a tight end, catching four passes with the Packers in 2004, three from Brett Favre.
"We’re fortunate that we have a qualified coach like Ben already on our staff and are able to fill this role from within. He earned it through the quality of his work," Koetter said in a statement. "Ben played the position at the NFL level and has spent a great deal of time with our tight ends on the practice field and in the meeting room. We know he will do an excellent job leading that group going forward."