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Giants add Bryan Cox, Kevin Wilkins to coaching staff

Cox, former NFL star linebacker, returns to coaching for first time since 2016

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Bryan Cox in 2015
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The New York Giants on Wednesday announced the hirings of two more assistant coaches, one of whom — Bryan Cox — is familiar to New York sports fans.

Cox, who played in the NFL from 1991-2002 and was named to the Pro Bowl three times, will become the team’s assistant defensive line coach. Kevin Wilkins is joining the staff as a defensive assistant.

Cox coached in the NFL from 2006-2016. He was assistant defensive line coach for the New York Jets from 2006-2008, and was then defensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons. He spent 2011 as pass rush coach for the Miami Dolphins in 2011, when Giants coach Brian Daboll was offensive coordinator.

Cox has been out of coaching since 2016.

Wilkins was a defensive assistant last season for the Baltimore Ravens, where new Giants defensive coordinator Wink Martindale was running the defense.

Wilkins joined the Ravens in 2015 as a video intern, a position he held for two seasons. He was Baltimore’s video operations coordinator from 2017-20. Wilkins began doing special projects for the Ravens’ defensive coaching staff in 2019 and was made a defensive assistant for the 2021 season.

New York Giants 2022 assistant coaches

Offensive coordinator — Mike Kafka
Quarterbacks — Shea Tierney
Running backs — DeAndre Smith
Offensive line — Bobby Johnson
Assistant offensive line — Tony Sparano Jr.
Tight ends — Andy Bischoff
Wide receivers — Mike Groh
Offensive assistant — Christian Jones
Defensive coordinator — Don ‘Wink’ Martindale
Defensive line — Andre Patterson
Assistant defensive line — Bryan Cox
Inside Linebackers — John Egorugwu
Outside linebackers — Dean Wilkins
Secondary — Jerome Henderson
Assistant defensive backs — Mike Treier
Defensive assistant — Kevin Wilkins
Special teams coordinator — Thomas McGaughey
Assistant special teams coordinator — Anthony Blevins
Special teams quality control — Nick Williams
Director of coaching operations — Laura Young