Report: Patriots hire Adrian Klemm, give him pay raise


The Patriots continue to shell out big money for their coaching staff.

Their latest hire is Adrian Klemm, according to ESPN’s Pete Thamel. The longtime college football reporter says Klemm is “expected to receive a pay raise” in Foxborough.

At Oregon, Klemm was set to make $850,000 next season, per OregonLive. That means his annual salary with the Patriots will likely approach $1 million.

Klemm interviewed for the Patriots’ then-vacant offensive coordinator job last month. He served as Oregon’s offensive line coach, associate head coach and run-game coordinator last season.

He’s expected to be the Patriots’ new offensive line coach, though given his projected salary, he could take on other roles.

Klemm was Bill Belichick’s first draft pick in New England.

It’s apparent the Patriots are changing the configuration of their coaching staff following last season’s dysfunctional 8-9 campaign. Days after their final game, the team released a press release saying it was working on an extension with Jerod Mayo, who turned down a head coach interview with the Panthers to remain in New England.

The Patriots also brought back Bill O’Brien as offensive coordinator. Last week, they hired longtime O’Brien assistant Will Lawing.

On Monday, it was also reported that Nick Caley will jump to the Rams and be their tight ends coach.

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