Browns name Ray Horton DC

The Cleveland Browns announced that Ray Horton is the organization's new defensive coordinator.

"We are truly excited that we were able to get someone of Ray's caliber as our defensive coordinator," said Browns Head Coach Rob Chudzinski in a release. "He possesses a great deal of experience as a player, position coach and coordinator in the NFL and has been part of some of the top defenses in the league throughout his career. He is an extremely talented coach and I know that he will work very well with the young nucleus of players we have on defense.

"With the additions of Ray and Norv (Turner), and also by retaining Chris (Tabor) we believe we have outstanding leaders and teachers in each of our three phases. I feel as though we are off to a great start in our plan of putting together an outstanding coaching staff."

"We are truly excited that we were able to get someone of Ray's caliber as our defensive coordinator," said Browns Head Coach Rob Chudzinski in a release. "He possesses a great deal of experience as a player, position coach and coordinator in the NFL and has been part of some of the top defenses in the league throughout his career. He is an extremely talented coach and I know that he will work very well with the young nucleus of players we have on defense.

For the past two seasons, Horton was the defensive coordinator for the Arizona Cardinals. In total, Horton has 19 years of coaching experience in the NFL, which followed a 10-year playing career as a defensive back.

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