Falcons looking for a new running backs coach after Keith Carter takes position with Titans

Posted Feb 6, 2018

The Falcons will search for a new running backs coach with Keith Carter joins the Titans' coaching staff

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. – The Falcons will be in the market for a new running backs coach after Keith Carter accepted a job to become the offensive line coach for the Tennessee Titans, the team’s website announced Tuesday.

Carter was promoted to running backs coach after two seasons as the assistant offensive line coach for the Falcons. With the Titans, Carter will work with former Falcons’ quarterbacks coach, Matt LaFleur, who is now Tennessee’s offensive coordinator after a one-year stint as OC with the Los Angeles Rams.

This is one of several changes to Atlanta’s offensive coaching staff this offseason. Atlanta recently hired Greg Knapp to be the quarterbacks coach after Bush Hamdan left to become the offensive coordinator at the University of Washington. Former offensive analyst, Charlie Weis Jr., also left Atlanta to become the offensive coordinator under coach Lane Kiffin at Florida Atlantic University.

Outside of the departures of Carter, Weis and Hamdan, the rest of the Falcons offensive coaching staff remains intact with offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian at the helm.

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