A long-time NFL assistant coach has found a new home.
Multiple sources tellSporting News that Joe Vitt has joined the Miami Dolphins as a consultant.
Vitt started work earlier this spring in a role focused on special projects with Miami’s football research staff.
The father-in-law of Dolphins head coach Adam Gase, Vitt is well regarded league-wide as a defensive specialist. He has coached for seven different teams since he brokeinto the NFL with the Baltimore Colts in 1979.
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Vitt, 62, also has served as interim head coach for St. Louis (2005) and New Orleans (2011 and 2012). He was forced to serve a six-game suspension during the 2012 campaign for his alleged role in the Saints'“Bountygate” scandal.
As first reported by Sporting News, Saints head coach Sean Payton fired Vitt as assistant head coach/linebackers coach in January after 11 seasons in both roles. Vitt’s son Joey remains a Saints area scout.
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