Joe Judge returns to Patriots as assistant following departure from Giants

Joe Judge returns to Patriots as assistant following departure from Giants

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Joe Judge is making a return to New England.

The Patriots announced on Tuesday that they are bringing back Judge as an offensive assistant less than a month after he was fired as head coach of the New York Giants.

New York Giants’ Joe Judge yells during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, in Philadelphia.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

New York Giants head coach Joe Judge signals his team during the first half of an NFL football game against the Chicago Bears Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Chicago.
(AP Photo/David Banks)

The Patriots are reloading their coaching staff following a wild-card loss to the Buffalo Bills this past season. Former offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels left to become head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, and former Patriots director of player personnel Dave Ziegler became the Raiders’ new general manager. Former quarterbacks coach Bo Hardegree joined McDaniels staff in a similar role.

New York Giants head coach Joe Judge is seen of the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, Nov. 1, 2021, in Kansas City, Mo.
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Judge came to the Patriots after working under Nick Saban at the University of Alabama. He served as a football analyst and special teams assistant for the Crimson Tide. Judge was a part of two national championship teams in 2009 and 2011.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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