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Robert Saleh
Linebackers Coach

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Robert Saleh, 35, was named the linebackers coach for the Jaguars on February 10, 2014. Saleh, who is entering his 10th year in the NFL, spent three seasons as the defensive quality control coach for the Seahawks from 2011-13. As a part of Seattle’s staff, Saleh worked under head coach Gus Bradley (Seahawks defensive coordinator, 2009-12) and defensive line coach Todd Wash (Seahawks defensive line coach, 2011-12).

Robert Saleh, 35, was named the linebackers coach for the Jaguars on February 10, 2014. Saleh, who is entering his 10th year in the NFL, spent three seasons as the defensive quality control coach for the Seahawks from 2011-13. As a part of Seattle’s staff, Saleh worked under head coach Gus Bradley (Seahawks defensive coordinator, 2009-12) and defensive line coach Todd Wash (Seahawks defensive line coach, 2011-12).

During his three seasons with the Seahawks, Saleh was responsible for assisting the defensive staff with day-to-day duties, while focusing on the development of the linebackers.

Prior to joining the Seahawks, Saleh spent six seasons with the Texans, including the final two as the assistant linebackers coach. In Houston, Saleh oversaw the growth of the Texans linebackers, including AP Defensive Rookie of the Year performances by DeMeco Ryans (2006) and Brian Cushing (2009). Saleh served as the Texans defensive assistant from 2005-08, handling the quality control aspects of the defense.

Saleh joined the Texans in 2005 after four seasons working in the collegiate ranks at Georgia (2005), Central Michigan (2004) and Michigan State (2002-03). A native of Dearborn, Mich., Saleh attended Northern Michian University where he started at tight end for four years. Saleh and his wife, Sanaa, have two sons, Adam and Zane.

COACHING BACKGROUND: Michigan State 2002-03, Central Michigan 2004, Georgia 2005, Houston Texans 2005-2010, Seattle Seahawks 2011-2013, Jacksonville Jaguars 2014.

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