The Denver Broncos have hired a new assistant special teams coach. Derius Swinton will replace longtime Broncos assistant Keith Burns, who took over the head special teams coach position at Washington earlier this week.
Swinton, 27, has been coaching in the NFL for five seasons. He was a special teams quality control coach for the Kansas City Chiefs in 2012 after three seasons with the St. Louis Rams in the same role.
Swinton worked with punter Britton Colquitt’s brother, Dustin, last season. Colquitt made his first Pro Bowl appearance after leading the NFL with 54.2% of his punts being downed inside the 20-yard line.
With the Rams, Swinton helped coach a unit that ranked third in net punting average.
Swinton got his start has a defensive graduate assistant at the University of Tennessee after playing free safety at Hampton University.