Lunda Wells will reportedly become the second assistant coach from the New York Giants’ previous staff to remain with the team. Wells will reportedly move from assistant offensive line coach to tight ends coach.
New Giants’ HC Pat Shurmur was able to retain asst OL coach Lunda Wells despite Oakland and other teams expressing interest in luring him away, per source. Wells will be Giants’ TE coach.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 28, 2018
Wells has been part of the Giants’ coaching staff since 2012. He has worked for Tom Coughlin, Ben McAdoo and now Pat Shurmur.
“I don’t think you need to sweep the whole place clean. There’s some really good coaches here, and I want to first keep them,” Shurmur has said on Friday.
Apparently, Wells is one of the guys he was referring to.
Another is reportedly running backs coach Craig Johnson. Johnson has been Giants’ running backs coach since 2014, serving both Coughlin and McAdoo in that capacity. Shurmur will keep him in that role.
The Giants have yet to officially post any assistant coach hirings to the team’s web site, though Shurmur has admitted to the hiring of James Bettcher as defensive coordinator.
Here is what we believe the staff to look like currently.
Offensive coordinator —
Running backs — Craig Johnson
Tight ends — Lunda Wells
Wide receivers — Tyke Tolbert
Offensive line —
Defensive coordinator — James Bettcher
Defensive line — Gary Emanuel
Linebackers — Bill McGovern
Defensive backs — Lou Anurumo
Special teams coordinator — Thomas McGaughey
Assistant special teams — Anthony Blevins