Ex-Jags WR Sims-Walker among Bucs' Bill Walsh fellows
The Bucs on Thursday announced the seven coaches who will join their staff this summer as part of the Bill Walsh Minority Coaching Fellowship, including former UCF and Jaguars receiver Mike Sims-Walker.
Three of the coaches will work with the Bucs during next week's three-day mandatory minicamp, while four others will join Dirk Koetter's staff during training camp, which starts in late July.
Sims-Walker, who caught 14 touchdown passes in a four-year NFL career, has worked previously with Koetter -- his offensive coordinator in Jacksonville -- and offensive coordinator Todd Monken, who was his receivers coach with the Jaguars. There's another former Jaguars player as part of the Walsh program in former linebacker Tony Gilbert, who played under Bucs defensive coordinator Mike Smith and linebackers coach Mark Duffner in Jacksonville, as well as a year with Smith in Atlanta.
The Bucs' fellows include Ohio University cornerbacks coach Anthony Perkins (who worked under tight ends coach Jon Embree in 2012), University of Washington running backs coach Keith Bhonapha (who spent eight years at Boise State, where Koetter has strong ties), former Boise State safety Gerald Alexander, Tennessee State tight ends coach Antonio Bradford and Grossmont College running backs coach Skyler Fulton, who played for Koetter at Arizona State.