Cardinals fire OL coach Sean Kugler after incident in Mexico City: Source

The Arizona Cardinals Offensive line coach and running game coordinator Sean Kugler has been fired following an incident that occurred the night before the team’s game Monday in Mexico City, a team source confirmed. the athlete Tuesday.

Coach Cliff Kingsbury spoke to the Arizona Republic and confirmed the incident occurred Sunday night. Coogler was fired prior to Arizona’s 38-10 loss to San Francisco Monday night.

“We relieved him of his duties, and he was sent home on Monday morning before the game,” Kingsbury told the Republic. “It’s a challenge any time you make a team change in that kind of way, and I’ll leave it at that.”

No other information about the nature of the accident was revealed. The Cardinals were in Mexico City for the weekend and up for Monday night’s game against the 49ers. The team returned to Arizona after the game.

Arizona hired Kugler as an assistant in 2019 and he was promoted to running game coordinator in June 2021.

Kingsbury said assistant offensive line coach Brian Natkin and coach Steve Hayden will share Coogler’s duties. Offensive assistant Mike Bercovici will replace Hayden as tight ends coach. Kingsbury added that the search for a new running game coordinator and offensive line coach will begin after this season.

This is the second time the Cardinals have lost an assistant this season. In August, running backs coach James Saxon was placed on administrative leave following this ESPN reported He had been accused of assaulting a woman in Indianapolis.

On October 6, Saxon pleaded guilty to one count of domestic battery. He resigned from the Cardinals.

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