Buccaneers hire Joe Cullen to coach defensive line

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By all indications, Joe Cullen has his life in order, and isn’t going through the Wendy’s drive-through while naked anymore.

But at least at his new job, he can get away with wearing shorts most of the year.

According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, the former Browns line coach has been hired as the Buccaneers’ new defensive line coach by Lovie Smith.

With Cullen on board, and Leslie Frazier reportedly secured as defensive coordinator, it should kill the speculation about Smith trying to get defensive line coach Rod Marinelli away from the Cowboys.

Cullen is best remembered by most for his embarrassing arrest. But after going through treatment for alcohol abuse, he is trying to use his platform to help players who run into trouble of their own.

Coupled with a solid reputation as a coach, it’s a good hire for Smith, who is moving quickly to fill his staff.