Broncos hire Derius Swinton as new assistant coach

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Derius Swinton (Photo Courtesy Josh Looney)

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DENVER – The Denver Broncos have added Derius Swinton to their staff as the new assistant special teams coach.

Broncos head coach John Fox announced Wednesday that Swinton will be filling the sport formerly held by Keith Burns who is now with the Washington Redskins.

Swinton, 27, is entering his fifth year coaching in the NFL and his seventh year overall coaching the sport. Swinton was the special team’s quality control coach for the Kansas City Chiefs last season, after he filled the same role for the St. Louis Rams from 2009-2011.

The Virginia native and Hampton University graduate began his coaching career as a defensive graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee from 2007-08, where he aided a Volunteers defense that ranked No. 3 in the nation in 2008.