New England Patriots

A New England Patriots helmet during the first half of the game between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on December 24, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)


The Patriots are expected to add to their coaching staff on Friday, with current Richmond cornerbacks coach Ross Douglas expected to join the team as a quality control coach. Yahoo’s Pete Thamel was the first to report the news.

With Douglas serving as the cornerbacks coach last season, the Spiders’ defense allowed just 200 passing yards per game. Before Richmond, he spent three seasons at his alma mater Rutgers under head coach Greg Schiano. Douglas held a variety of roles, all working with the secondary.

Douglas started his college playing career at Michigan before transferring to Rutgers. He played running back initially, before moving to the defensive side of the ball and playing linebacker and safety.

It’s no surprised the Patriots would be drawn to Douglas given his history of positional versatility.

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