Roles Set for Two Titans' Assistant Coach Holdovers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Roles are set for two of Mike Vrabel's assistant coaches who Brian Callahan will keep on his staff.

Chris Harris will remain the cornerback coach/ passing game coordinator and Justin Outten, who was the running back coach/ run game coordinator last season, will move to coach tight ends. Jeremy Fowler reported long-time Washington running backs coach Randy Jordan is coming to Nashville.

Chris Harris
Chris Harris prepares for a Titans practice in the middle of his cornerbacks

Harris was a widely-respected assistant who was viewed as a surprise get for Vrabel last year and many expected he could be a short-timer on a fast track to a defensive coordinator spot. He did not have a lot to work with last season but did help second-year man Roger McCreary make strides in his first year as the team's nickelback.

Steve Jackson, the former Titans defensive back who was a member of Mike Munchak's staff, was hired a while ago and he will coach safeties.

Outten was being mentioned as an offensive coordinator candidate when he joined the Titans as running back coach and run game coordinator as Vrabel shifted Tony Dews to tight ends. Dews has moved back to running backs with the Jets.

Callahan may have other niche roles and there will be underlings to many of the position assistants. But the main staff lacks only a defensive line coach, an outside linebacker coach and a special teams coach now.

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