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Gary Kubiak continues to work to fill out coaching staff

1/21/2015

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Gary Kubiak said Tuesday he wants to finish out his coaching staff "as soon as I possibly can."

As Tuesday drew to a close, Kubiak had completed his staff on offense to go with the hiring of special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis, but was still looking to finalize deals for his defensive assistants. DeCamillis, who was the Chicago Bears' special teams coach last season, had an entry-level coaching position with the Broncos in 1990 and 1991, Kubiak's last two seasons as the team's backup quarterback.

In terms of his staff on offense, Kubiak retained three coaches from John Fox's staff in running backs coach Eric Studesville, wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert and tight ends coach Clancy Barone, who will coach the offensive line for Kubiak. Kubiak has also added Rick Dennison as offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Brian Pariani -- both were on the Baltimore Ravens staff with Kubiak this past season.

Dennison is a former Broncos player and was an assistant coach on both Mike Shanahan's and Josh McDaniels' staffs with the Broncos. Pariani is a former Broncos' assistant as well.

Defensively many in the league believe Kubiak would like to hire Bengals defensive backs coach Vance Joseph as the Broncos' defensive coordinator. Joseph, who was an assistant on Kubiak's coaching staff with the Houston Texans, interviewed with Broncos officials this past week, but as of Wednesday morning the Broncos had been informed the Bengals would not let Joseph out of his current contract despite the Broncos' job being a promotion.

At that time, the Broncos were still hoping to get a reversal of fortune and be able to hire Joseph, but they were also moving forward with other possible candidates for the job.

"The wheels are turning," Kubiak said Tuesday. "But I really think we stay away from that right now. I'd hate to jeopardize anything we have going on. I do want to get it done as quickly as I possibly can."

Broncos linebackers coach Richard Smith is expected to be retained. Smith was an assistant coach on Kubiak's Texans' staff.

As of late Tuesday night, the Broncos were believed to be sorting through candidates from around the league to coach the defensive line and the secondary. One of the Broncos' defensive backs coaches -- Cory Undlin -- accepted a job with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday.

The Broncos also retained strength and conditioning coach Luke Richesson and his staff.