February 13, 2016

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Browns: Ray Horton officially returns as DC; Hue Jackson will call plays, fills out offensive staff

Ray Horton is back to lead the Browns defense after two years in Tennessee. On the other side of the ball, coach Hue Jackson announced he’ll call the plays but be surrounded by a veteran staff. Jackson made official Friday the hiring of Horton as defensive coordinator and the completion of his offensive and special Read More…

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Browns: Sashi Brown embraces new role as head of football department, calls it a ‘natural transition’

BEREA — New executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown will watch practice and interview draft prospects next week at the Senior Bowl. He will increase his film study as free agency and the draft approach. He will become an expert in 40 times. The transformation from legal counsel, government affairs expert and salary Read More…

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Browns Notes: Sashi Brown says team “not in any panic” to make decision on QB Johnny Manziel

BEREA — New executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown will take his time in deciding troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel’s future with the franchise. “We’re not in any panic to make any decision one way or another on him,” Brown said Thursday. “He understands what’s ahead of him and what he needs to do Read More…

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Browns hire DC Ray Horton, offensive assistants Kirby Wilson, Pep Hamilton, Al Saunders

New Browns coach Hue Jackson had a busy Wednesday, making several key additions to his staff. Ray Horton was hired as defensive coordinator, returning to the post he held with the Browns in 2013. He had spent the last two years in the same role with the Tennessee Titans. Kirby Wilson was named running game Read More…

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Browns: Ray Horton interviews for DC job; longtime assistant Al Saunders could join offensive staff

Ray Horton took a big step Tuesday toward returning to his former job. And new coach Hue Jackson is interested in bringing in Al Saunders, a former colleague and one of the game’s best offensive minds for decades. Horton interviewed with Jackson to be defensive coordinator, a league source confirmed to The Chronicle-Telegram. Horton was Read More…

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Browns: New coach Hue Jackson considering ex-Cowboys DC Brian Stewart for his staff

New Browns coach Hue Jackson’s quest to fill out his coaching staff continues. Former Cowboys defensive coordinator Brian Stewart has emerged as a candidate, a source told The Chronicle-Telegram. And Ray Horton will interview for the defensive coordinator position this week, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported, citing a source. Stewart, 51, arrived in town Monday. Read More…

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Browns: Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo not being brought back; new coach Hue Jackson to call his own plays

Out with the old, in with … nobody. Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo won’t be brought back after his lone season with the Browns, a league source confirmed to The Chronicle-Telegram. He reportedly was told Saturday. Instead of hiring a replacement, new coach Hue Jackson plans to be his own coordinator. He gushed Wednesday at the Read More…

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Tabor staying on as Browns’ special teams coach

BEREA — Special teams coach Chris Tabor continues to defy the odds by remaining with the Browns. New Cleveland coach Hue Jackson announced Friday that Tabor has been retained in the same role, extending his stint with the franchise that began five years ago. Tabor has now worked under Browns coaches Pat Shurmur (2011-12), Rob Read More…

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Browns hope Hue Jackson’s experience leads to success, respectability inside AFC North

If Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has his way, Cleveland is the final stop on Hue Jackson’s tour of the AFC North. Jackson was hired as coach Wednesday, and his experience in the division in which the Browns have been a perennial doormat played a large role. He spent seven years, in two stints, as a Read More…

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Browns Notes: GM search underway, ex-Lions GM Martin Mayhew reportedly to interview Saturday

The Browns have their coach. Now they need someone to find him players. The search began Thursday for a chief talent evaluator to work under new executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown, who has final say on the 53-man roster but not a scouting background. The new hire could get the title of Read More…

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