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Posted: Wednesday, January 21, 2004 4:25 am | Updated: 5:22 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

Cardinals coach Dennis Green added four more assistant coaches Tuesday and now is just a quarterbacks coach short of a full staff.

Those named Tuesday were special teams coach Kevin O’Dea, tight ends coach Pat Flaherty, offensive quality control coach Bill Khayat and defensive quality control coach Rick Courtright.

Green and his coaches are in Mobile, Ala., this week to scout at the Senior Bowl.

O’Dea, who has 10 years of NFL experience, spent the last two seasons as an assistant special teams coach for the Detroit Lions and has been in the NFL for 10 years.

Flaherty, who worked with new Cardinals offensive coordinator Alex Wood at Wake Forest in the early 1990s, has spent the last four seasons in the NFL, including the last three seasons with Chicago.

Khayat, a standout tight end for Duke in the mid-1990s, has spent the past four seasons as an assistant at Tennessee State. He comes from a football coaching family, with his father Eddie putting in 35 years in the NFL as a player and coach.

Courtright has spent the last three seasons as an assistant at Western Illinois, where he worked with new defensive backs coach Richard Solomon.

Meanwhile, former Cards defensive backs coach Ron Milus has landed an assistant’s job with the New York Giants.

Former Cardinals offensive line coach Pete Hoener was named offensive line coach of the Chicago Bears.

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