TEMPE, Ariz. -- New Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians has completed his staff with the announcement of the hiring of 13 assistants.
The group includes former Cardinal Stump Mitchell as running backs coach, Amos Jones as special teams coordinator and Darryl Drake as wide receivers coach. Mitchell was head coach at Southern University the past three seasons. Jones has spent the last six seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers, and was special teams coach there last year. Drake was wide receivers coach for the Chicago Bears for the past nine seasons.
Others and their responsibilities are: outside linebackers James Bettcher, defensive line Brentson Buckner, linebackers Mike Caldwell, tight ends Rick Christophel, offensive assistant Kevin Garver, assistant special teams-assistant tight ends Steve Heiden, pass rush specialist Tom Pratt, defensive backs Nick Rapone, cornerbacks Kevin Ross and assistant offensive line Larry Zierlein.
Freddie Kitchens and Ryan Slowik were retained from c...