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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Giants name Craig Johnson RB coach

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

The New York Giants' plan to overhaul their offensive coaching staff was apparently to hire as many quarterbacks coaches from the NFC North as possible. The Giants announced Wednesday that they have hired Vikings quarterbacks coach Craig Johnson to be their new running backs coach. Last week, of course, they hired Packers quarterbacks coach Ben McAdoo as their offensive coordinator.

Johnson replaces Jerald Ingram, who was one of two offensive assistants let go last week after McAdoo was hired. He's been the Vikings' quarterbacks coach for three years and held the same position with the Tennessee Titans for 10 years prior to that.

“This is a veteran coach that has coached some great players, like Steve McNair,” Giants coach Tom Coughlin said in the team's official release announcing the move. “He’s been around a while and has experience as a quarterbacks coach, as a running backs coach and he’s been a coordinator in college.”

One vacancy remains on the Giants' coaching staff, and it's the tight ends coach position vacated when the team let go of longtime assistant Mike Pope, who is discussing the same position with the Dallas Cowboys.