Hue Jackson completes staff, adds 11 assistants

Hue Jackson answers questions during a news conference. (Tony Dejak/AP)

CLEVELAND — New Browns coach Hue Jackson has finished hiring his staff, which will include Ray Horton as his defensive co-ordinator.

The Browns announced the addition of Horton and 10 other assistants on Friday. Horton, whose return was reported by The Associated Press earlier this week, is back in Cleveland after spending the past two seasons as Tennessee’s defensive co-ordinator. Horton was Rob Chudzinski’s defensive co-ordinator with the Browns in 2013, when the unit finished ranked ninth overall in the league.

In addition to Horton, Jackson’s staff will include Pep Hamilton (associate head coach-offence), Al Saunders (Sr. offensive assistant/wide receivers), Kirby Wilson (running backs/run game co-ordinator), Hal Hunter (offensive line), Mark Hutson (assistant offensive line), Greg Seamon (tight ends) and Bob Saunders (offensive quality control). Shawn Mennenga (special teams assistant) and Stan Watson (special teams quality control) will rejoin special teams co-ordinator Chris Tabor, who has been with the club since 2011.

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