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Patriots reportedly trying to retain special teams coach Joe Judge

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According to The MMQB's Albert Breer, New England is “making a play” to keep Judge.

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The New England Patriots' coaching staff will look a lot different in 2018 after the team lost offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to the Indianapolis Colts and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia to the Detroit Lions. Both men will serve as head coaches with their new teams and they might look to New England to poach some assistants. One name to keep an eye on is assistant quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski, who is expected to join McDaniels' staff.

Another Patriots coach to potentially leave Foxboro for Indianapolis is special teams coach Joe Judge, whose contract will expire soon. However, according to The MMQB's Albert Breer, New England is trying to keep Judge around:

We’ve discussed the last couple weeks the likelihood that New England special teams coach Joe Judge would join Josh McDaniels in Indy. I’m told the Patriots are making a play to keep him.

Judge joined the Patriots in 2012, the same year McDaniels and Patricia were elevated to the two coordinator spots. His tenure in New England originally started as assistant special teams coach under Scott O'Brien. Following O'Brien's retirement after the 2014 season, Judge was promoted to his current role – one that could be expanded if he is given a new contract.