clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Cardinals fire DL coach Chris Achuff and assistant ST coach Randall McCray

New, comments

The Cardinals relieve two holdovers previously of Steve Wilks’ coaching staff

NFL: JUL 26 Cardinals Training Camp Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Arizona Cardinals have already started making changes to their coaching staff.

They have fired defensive line coach Chris Achuff and assistant special teams coach Randall McCray, according to Sirius XM’s Alex Marvez.

Achuff and McCray and were two of the seven holdovers from Steve Wilks’ coaching staff. Achuff was promoted to defensive line coach in 2019 while McCray remained an assistant the past two years. The other holdovers include offensive assistant/assistant quarterbacks coach Cam Turner and assistant strength and conditioning coach Vernon Stephens.

Tight ends coach Steve Heiden and strength and conditioning coach Buddy Morris were on Wilks’ staff, but they are technically holdovers from Bruce Arians’ era.

Special teams coach Jeff Rodgers is expected to remain with the Cardinals. The team’s quality play on special teams over the last two seasons as well as his title as assistant head coach means he will not be going anywhere.

Head coach Kliff Kingsbury has already said that Vance Joseph will return as the defensive coordinator in 2020.

Expect more changes to Kingsbury’s coaching staff in the coming days as the Cardinals prepare for the 2020 season.