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Steelers hire Alfredo Roberts as new tight ends coach

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The Steelers announced today that they've hired Alfredo Roberts as their new tight ends coach. Roberts replaces James Daniel, who retired following the 2020 season after 17 years as the Steelers' tight ends coach. Roberts is the first offseason hiring by Mike Tomlin to the staff to replace vacant positions.

Roberts spent the last four seasons with the Chargers and was the tight ends coach this past season. Prior to that, he was the Chargers' running backs coach for three seasons (2017-2019) where he coached Steelers' fullback Derek Watt.

Roberts has 17 years of experience coaching in the NFL. He began with the Jaguars as their tight ends coach from 2003-2006 then moved on to the Browns (2007-2008), Buccaneers (2009-2011) and Colts (2012-2015) -- in all stops, he was a tight ends coach.

Before being hired by the Chargers in 2017, Roberts instructed several offensive positions at Carmel High School in Indiana.

Roberts was a part of two National Championship teams (1983 and 1987) at the University of Miami where he played tight end. Robert also played three seasons as a tight end with the Chiefs (1988-1990) and three with the Cowboys (1991-1993), where he was a member of two Super Bowl-winning teams.

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