Vikings lose another assistant

February 24th, 2009 – 4:37 PM by Judd Zulgad

Chad O’Shea, who worked as an offensive assistant for the Vikings since 2006 and recently was promoted to also serve as assistant special teams coach, is expected to be named the wide receivers coach for the New England Patriots.

The Patriots have been looking for a receivers coach since promoting Bill O’Brien to quarterbacks coach. Josh McDaniel had served as New England’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach before being named head coach of the Denver Broncos this offseason.

The Vikings have now lost three assistants this offseason. Paul Ferraro re-signed as special teams coordinator in order to become the linebackers coach for the St. Louis Rams and defensive assistant Brendan Daly left to become the defensive line coach for the Rams.

O’Shea, who has six seasons of NFL coaching experience, primarily assisted George Stewart with the wide receivers in Minnesota.

It’s getting to be a busy day here with blog entries, so continue scrolling down to read about the Kevin and Pat Williams court case and also about Charles Gordon agreeing to a one-year deal to return to the Vikings.


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