Assistant Head Coach Larry Coyer Leaves Bucs

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and assistant head coach Larry Coyer have mutually agreed to part ways, Coyer said Wednesday. “I truly have high regard for the Bucs and everybody with them,” Coyer said. “I’ll miss the team, but I’ve decided to pursue other things.” Coyer came to the Bucs after he was fired as defensive coordinator of the Denver Broncos in 2007. He spent one year as the Bucs’ defensive line coach but was reassigned prior to the 2008 season. Coyer is one of several Bucs assistants whose contracts are slated to expire in the coming weeks. Others include tight ends coach Bob Casullo and linebackers coach Casey “Gus” Bradley. In addition to possibly having to look for replacements for Coyer, Casullo and Bradley, the Bucs are also on the lookout for a secondary coach to replace Raheem Morris, who was promoted to defensive coordinator.