May 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Former Lions offensive line coach George Yarno diagnosed with cancer

George Yarno was the Lions' offensive line coach from 2009-2012 (Daniel Mears / Detroit News)

Jacksonville, Fla. — Veteran Jacksonville Jaguars and former Lions line coach George Yarno has been diagnosed with cancer

Jaguars head coach Gus Bradley did not disclose the type of cancer Yarno has, but says Yarno will not be taking a leave of absence from the team. He did say Yarno would miss some practice time with the team due to his treatment schedule.

Yarno, the Lions’ offensive line coach from 2009-2012, was at the Jaguars OTA practice Thursday but spent most of his time on the sidelines. Assistant line coach Luke Butkus handled most of the individual drills.

Yarno has coached for 23 years including six years in the NFL. He joined the Jaguars coaching staff as offensive line coach in January of 2013.

The 55-year-old Yarno also had an NFL coaching stop in Tampa Bay.