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Taylor Embree leaving Colorado to join New York Jets

The tight ends coach is going back to the NFL after one season in Boulder

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The Colorado Buffaloes are losing assistant coach Taylor Embree to the NFL. According to reports, CU’s tight end coach is heading back to the league to reportedly join Robert Saleh’s New York Jets staff as the running backs coach.

The former defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, was hired to take over head coach duties for the Jets last week. Saleh’s first head coaching position in the NFL after serving as an assistant for four different teams.

The 32-year old Embree joined Karl Dorrell as one the first hires on his staff 11 months ago. Brady Russell led the Buffs in receiving yards and targets before going down with a season-ending injury. According to 247 Sports, “Embree played a role in helping Colorado land tight end Erik Olsen, one of the most heavily recruited in-state prospects in the 2020 class.”

This will be Embree’s third stint in the NFL after starting as a defensive assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2016, and then four seasons as an offensive quality control coach with the San Francisco 49ers before joining the Buffs.

His father, Jon Embree, spent time in Boulder as CU’s head coach for two seasons in 2011 and 2012. He’s currently the 49ers assistant head coach and tight ends coach.