Eric Yarber will be the Buccaneers’ new wide receivers coach, our friends at Pewter Report have learned.
Yarber played two years in the NFL and was last the wideouts coach at Arizona State. He had been competing with Keenan McCardell and Ike Hilliard in Tampa Bay. While McCardell is headed to the Redskins, Hilliard’s future is uncertain. We do know he won’t be playing again.
Yarber also has a background as a defensive backs coach, perhaps giving him additional insight when it comes to coaching up receivers.
In Tampa, Yarber has lots of work to do. The Bucs’ lone truly promising talent at the position is Sammie Stroughter, a 2009 seventh-round pick who projects as no better than a slot receiver. No. 1 wideout Antonio Bryant is an unrestricted free agent and considered unlikely to be retained.