BY: John Mamola /

According to FOX Sports Alex Marvez, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have hired Joe Cullen as their new defensive line coach under Lovie Smith. 

Cullen was a four-year starting nose guard at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was a three-time All-Yankee Conference selection. Cullen’s resume includes stints at the University of Richmond, LSU, Memphis, Indiana, Illinois before joining the Detroit Lions in 2006.  Cullen was most recently the defensive line coach with the Cleveland Browns after a two year stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars from 2010-2012.

This report has not been confirmed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.