Jaguars assistant George Yarno diagnosed with cancer


Longtime NFL offensive lineman and Jaguars assistant coach George Yarno has been diagnosed with cancer, but will continue to work during his treatment.

According to Ryan O’Halloran of the Florida Times-Union, Jags coach Gus Bradley informed the team yesterday, but didn’t disclose any details of his condition. Assistant line coach Luke Butkus will work with the group when he needs days off, but Yarno is expected to be with the team throughout the process.

“When he told us, we knew something was wrong because George is usually the funniest guy in the room and super-outgoing,” center Mike Brewster said. “But it was good to know everything afterward was positive with where it’s going and how it’s going to be taken care of.”

Yarno’s in his second season coaching with the Jaguars. He played 10 years in the NFL, mostly with the Buccaneers, though he had stints with the Falcons and Oilers along with two years in the USFL.