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Jim Hostler staying on Colts' coaching staff, but role uncertain

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According to FOX Sports' Alex Marvez, wide receivers coach Jim Hostler is staying on the Colts' coaching staff, though he may or may not be changing roles with the team.

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The Indianapolis Colts have still yet to fill their running backs coach and tight ends coach openings on their coaching staff, leaving their offensive staff still uncertain.  One of the few who will be sticking around, however, appears to be wide receivers coach Jim Hostler.  FOX Sports' Alex Marvez reports that Hostler will be staying on the team's staff, though he may or may not be changing roles.

If Hostler does return (and there has been nothing that we've heard yet to indicate otherwise), he would be just one of four members of the offensive coaching staff to remain from last year.  Offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski is sticking around, as is assistant offensive line coach Joe Gilbert (after being demoted to assistant offensive line coach) and offensive quality control coach Frank Giufre.

Hostler just finished his first season as the Colts' wide receivers coach, leading a position group that included T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief.  Before that, he was a senior offensive assistant for one season with the Buffalo Bills (2014) after spending six seasons as the wide receivers coach of the Baltimore Ravens (2008-2013).  He was the quarterbacks coach for the San Francisco 49ers for two seasons (2005-2006) and their offensive coordinator for another (2007).  He coached quarterbacks with the New York Jets for two years before that (2003-2004) and wide receivers for one year (2004).

It wouldn't make much sense to move Hostler to a different role on the coaching staff, as the only position he has coached besides for wide receivers in the past two decades is quarterback - an area the Colts filled this offseason by hiring Brian Schottenheimer.  He coached running backs for two seasons as he first got into coaching, working with the position from 1990-1992 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, but that was his first coaching job.  It would make very little sense for the Colts to move him to either the running backs coach or tight ends coach spot, as if they plan on keeping Hostler on staff it would logically be as the receivers coach.