Report: Bucs hire Earnest Byner to coach running backs

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to finish out the first NFL staff of new coach Greg Schiano.

The latest addition, according to, is running backs coach Earnest Byner.  He’ll be making the fairly short trip from Jacksonville, where he served as running backs coach for the last two seasons.

Byner also has worked for the Titans and Redskins after nearly a decade at the college level.  He played for the Browns, Redskins, and Ravens in a career that spanned 14 seasons.

He’s currently 35th on the all-time rushing list with 8,261 yards.

Alex Marvez of reported earlier in the day that Byner would be meeting with the Bucs.  Marvez also reports that Steve Loney could be joining Tampa as an assistant offensive line coach.