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Los Angeles Chargers offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi () before an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

New Broncos coach Sean Payton's first staff is starting to take shape.

On Saturday, the Broncos officially announced the hiring of several coaches that will assist Payton in turning around Denver after a 5-12 season. Several of the hires were reported on Thursday.

On offense, Joe Lombardi will serve as offensive coordinator. Lombardi was with the Los Angeles Chargers last season. Previously Lombardi spent 12 seasons as offensive assistant and quarterbacks coach with Payton in New Orleans. Lombardi is an Air Force Academy graduate.

The Broncos also named John Morton as pass game coordinator, Keary Colbert as wide receivers coach, Declan Doyle as tight ends coach and Zach Strief as offensive line coach.

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As reported earlier this week, a familiar face will lead the defense for the Broncos. Former coach Vance Joseph will be the defensive coordinator after spending the last four seasons in Arizona. Joseph was the Broncos coach in 2017-18.

On the defensive side, the Broncos announcedĀ Greg Manusky as inside linebackers coach and Michael Wilhoite as outside linebackers coach. Marcus Dixon will remain defensive line coach and Christian Parker will continue to serve as defensive backs coach.

Mike Westhoff was named as assistant head coach and Ben Kotwica as special teams coordinator and Chris Banjo will be assistant special teams coach.

The Broncos added Dan Dalrymple as head strength and conditioning coach. Korey Jones will remain as assistant strength and conditioning coach.

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