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Bucs promote Zack Grossi to offensive quality control coach

TAMPA — Days after the Bucs promoted Ben Steele to tight ends coach, the team made several corresponding moves to its coaching and scouting staff, starting with former Jefferson quarterback Zack Grossi being promoted to become an offensive quality control coach.

Grossi, a 2009 Jefferson graduate who played at Concord University, has had a quick rise with the Bucs since 2014, first as a scouting assistant, then a pro scout, then spending last season as assistant to the head coach.

In other moves:

• Former tight end Alex Smith, who played four of his 11 seasons in Tampa Bay, was added as a pro scout. Smith worked with the Bucs in training camp last year as part of the Nunn-Wooten minority scouting internship program, which works to help former players transition into scouting roles. Smith, 34, last played with Washington in 2015.

• Anthony Perkins, 28, who worked with the Bucs in training camp last summer as part of the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship, was hired to replace Grossi as assistant to the head coach. Perkins spent the past two years as secondary coach at Ohio University and two years before that at Indiana State. He was a defensive back at Colorado before getting into coaching in 2012.

• Skyler Fulton, another Walsh fellow last summer who has continued to work with the Bucs as an intern, was added as an offensive assistant. Fulton, 34, played receiver at Arizona State from 2001-03 when Dirk Koetter was the head coach, catching 62 passes for 901 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior. He was briefly on the Seahawks' roster in 2006.

Bucs promote Zack Grossi to offensive quality control coach 02/10/17 [Last modified: Friday, February 10, 2017 8:49pm]
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