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Bucs hire John Garrett, brother of Cowboys coach, as receivers coach

TAMPA — When John Garrett left his first front-office job, Bucs pro personnel assistant, in 1995, he was replaced by Mark Dominik. Now 18 years later, Garrett returns to the Bucs, where Dominik is general manager.

Sunday, he was hired as receivers coach.

Garrett, 47, the brother of Cowboys coach Jason Garrett, has been the Cowboys' tight ends coach since 2007. He replaces P.J. Fleck, who became coach at Western Michigan.

"I'm really excited about this opportunity," Garrett told Fort Worth's Star-Telegram. "We had a great time interviewing down there, getting to know coach (Greg) Schiano more and more and … the rest of the staff."

Garrett's playing career, as a Bengals receiver, lasted one game (two catches for 29 yards in 1989). He joined the Bucs in 1992. During the week, he worked with the receivers. On game day, he assisted defensive coaches.

The Bucs still must replace defensive backs coach Ron Cooper, who joined USF's staff.

Pro Bowl: Bucs running back Doug Martin will go after Frank Gore and the 49ers reached the Super Bowl. He joins defensive tackle Gerald McCoy and receiver Vincent Jackson (an injury replacement.)

Eagles: Pat Shurmur, recently fired as Browns coach, is expected to be hired as offensive coordinator, reported.

Rooney rule: The league is considering expanding the rule that requires teams to interview minorities to coordinators, reported. Currently, it covers coaches and GMs.

Information from Times wires was used in this report.

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