February 01, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have hired Keith Willis as an assistant defensive line coach and Brandon Blaney as a defensive assistant.

Willis spent the last three years as a defensive line coach for the Canadian Football League's Montreal Alouettes. Willis played 11 years as an NFL defensive end with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1982-91), Buffalo Bills (1992) and Washington Redskins (1993).

Before heading to Canada, Willis spent 18 years as a college defensive line coach at Slippery Rock (1995-98), Cincinnati (1999-2000), Boston College (2001-06) and North Carolina State (2007-12).

Blaney has 17 years of college coaching experience and spent the last two years as an offensive line coach at Iowa State. He was a defensive assistant with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2011-12.

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