Browns name Horton defensive coordinator
CLEVELAND (AP) A person familiar with the hiring says new Browns coach Hue Jackson has added defensive coordinator Ray Horton to his staff.
Horton is returning to Cleveland, where he ran coach Rob Chudzinski’s defense in 2013, said the person who spoke Wednesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Browns have not yet announced Horton’s addition.
Also, Jackson is bringing in longtime NFL assistant Al Saunders, former Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson and Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton to help his offense, said the person.
Horton was expected to come back to Cleveland after he didn’t get Tennessee’s coaching job.
Under Horton, the Browns finished ninth in yards allowed and 23rd in points per game. Horton’s defense in Tennessee was ranked 12th overall this past season.
A former head coach in San Diego, Saunders was Jackson’s offensive coordinator in 2011 with Oakland.
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