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Nick Caley named new Patriots tight ends coach

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New England has found its successor for the recently departed Brian Daboll.

Earlier this month, tight ends coach Brian Daboll left the New England Patriots to become the new offensive coordinator for the Alabama Crimson Tide. The move came as a minor surprise and naturally sparked questions about how the team planned to replace the assistant coach.

Today, it has announced the answer: By promoting offensive assistant Nick Caley to the position.

The 34-year old Caley originally joined the Patriots in 2015. Prior to his stint with the team, he worked his way through the college ranks for 10 years, with his last gig before moving to Foxboro being Florida Atlantic’s secondary coach. The starting point of Caley’s journey was John Carroll University, the alma mater of New England’s offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Director of Player Personnel Nick Caserio.

Now, Caley’s quick ascension through the ranks continues. After two years as an offensive assistant for the Patriots, the team has now promoted him to take over for Brian Daboll.