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Browns Add Ex-Steelers Coaches Horton, Wilson To Staff

The Cleveland Browns added two more coaches to their staff on Wednesday and both were once coaches with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Ray Horton, who was the Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator the last two seasons, was hired to run the Browns defense on Wednesday. This is Horton’s second stint in Cleveland as he was also the Browns defensive coordinator in 2013. The former NFL defensive back was the Steelers secondary coach from 2004-2010. He left Pittsburgh in 2011 to become the defensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals.

Also hired by the Browns on Wednesday was Kirby Wilson, who spent the last two seasons as the running backs coach of the Minnesota Vikings. Wilson, who will now be the Browns running game coordinator under new head coach Hue Jackson, was the Steelers running backs coach from 2007–2013. He took a job with the Vikings in 2014 after being passed over for the open Steelers offensive coordinator job after Bruce Arians “retired” at the conclusion of the 2013 NFL season.

The Browns certainly look like they are assembling quite the coaching staff this offseason after firing head coach Mike Pettine at the end of the regular season. Cleveland hasn’t had a winning record since 2007 when they went 10-6.

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