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Ken Norton Jr., Mike Solari joining Seattle Seahawks staff

The adjustments to the Seattle Seahawks' training staff persevered Monday, with the crew anticipated to rent Ken Norton Jr. as defensive coordinator and Mike Solari as offensive line trainer, resources informed ESPN.

Norton is changing Kris Richard, who is not anticipated to go back to Seattle, a supply informed ESPN's Adam Schefter. Richard has served at the crew's training staff for the previous 8 seasons, together with the previous 3 as defensive coordinator. Earlier experiences indicated Richard wasn't anticipated to go back.

The San Francisco 49ers employed Norton to their defensive staff closing week, however the crew launched a remark on Monday from head trainer Kyle Shanahan that stated it used to be permitting Norton to depart for an unspecified coordinator activity somewhere else.

"Last week, Ken was presented with an opportunity to once again coordinate a defense," the remark learn. "Because of how we feel about Ken as a coach, we understand and respect his desire to pursue the position."

KING TV in Seattle first reported that Norton is joining the Seahawks, and the NFL Network used to be the primary to document Solari's hiring.

Those strikes come amid expectancies that Seattle is hiring Brian Schottenheimer to be its offensive coordinator, a supply informed Schefter. Schottenheimer will change Darrell Bevell, with Solari changing Tom Cable. Bevell and Cable have been fired closing week after seven seasons apiece with the Seahawks.

With the hiring of Norton and Solari, the Seahawks are attaining into their previous to remake their training staff. Norton used to be the crew's linebackers trainer from 2010 to 2014, having adopted trainer Pete Carroll to Seattle from USC. He left to turn into the Oakland Raiders' defensive coordinator in 2015 when he used to be necessarily handed up for a similar activity in Seattle in want of Richard, who took over the function when Dan Quinn turned into head trainer of the Atlanta Falcons.

Norton used to be fired in November with the Raiders' protection ranked 26th within the NFL.

Solari used to be Seattle's offensive line trainer in 2008 below Mike Holmgren, and in 2009 below Jim L. Mora. Solari left the crew in 2010 when Carroll changed Mora, and coached the 49ers' offensive line from 2010 to 2014. He served in that function for the previous two seasons with the New York Giants after a stint because the Green Bay Packers' assistant offensive line trainer in 2015.

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