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Bucs trainer Toriscelli leaves for Titans job



Todd Toriscelli, who spent 13 seasons as the Bucs' head athletic trainer and the last four as the team's director of sports medicine and performance, is leaving Tampa Bay to take a job with the Tennessee Titans.

The Titans announced his hiring Friday as the team's director of sports medicine, and it's Tennessee's third hire from the Bucs in the past month -- former Greg Schiano assistants John McNulty and Bob Bostad are now on new coach Ken Whisenhunt's Titans staff coaching the quarterbacks and offensive line.

Toriscelli will see other familiar faces with the Titans, who have former Bucs executive Ruston Webster as general manager and another in scout Tim Ruskell. His name came up during the Bucs' dealings with MRSA staph infections last summer, as Fox Sports reported that Toriscelli had an unspecified infection in June after undergoing knee surgery, with complications lingering for at least four months.

Toriscelli's departure comes after the Bucs made major changes after a 4-12 season, with former Bears coach and Bucs assistant Lovie Smith hired as head coach and Arizona's Jason Licht hired as general manager.

[Last modified: Friday, February 7, 2014 11:39am]


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