Patriots officially announce hire of McDaniels

The Patriots have officially announced the re-hiring of Josh McDaniels.

In a release, the team said he’s joined the team as an offensive assistant for the remainder of the 2011 season.

McDaniels first joined the Patriots in 2001 as a personnel assistant; in 2006, he was named offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, a position he held through the 2008 season. After the ’08 season, McDaniels left New England to become head coach of the Broncos, the team the Patriots will host on Saturday in the AFC Divisional round.

McDaniels spent the 2011 regular season as the Rams’ offensive coordinator.

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