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Browns ensure Baker is cooking with Kitchens

Browns ensure Baker is cooking with Kitchens”

Under the new leadership, the Browns went 5-3 to finish the season, while the offense and Baker Mayfield took off.

Carrying more than a decade of experience in the NFL, Kitchens started as a tight ends coach with the Cowboys in 2006 under Hall of Fame coach Bill Parcells, who has been an advisor to Browns owner Jimmy Haslam.

Kitchens becomes the 17th head coach in the history of the Browns and the ninth head coach since the re-birth of the Browns in 1999. His completion percentage improved by over 10 points under Kitchens as well.

It was reported by Cleveland.com that the Browns already reached out to some of the coaching staff, asking them to stay.

In addition to the Browns deciding to promote Kitchens to head coach, the team has chose to move on from Gregg Williams and his defensive staff, per ESPN.

Kitchens, who had his interview Monday, was one of seven candidates in the first round of interviews.

The Browns relieved former defensive coordinator and interim head coach Gregg Williams of his duties, sources told ESPN's Dan Graziano. The 30th-ranked offense by DVOA upon Jackson and Haley's exit, the Browns eventually finished the season ranked 17th.

Miscellaneous: Kitchens earned high school All-American honors and was named Mr. Football in the state of Alabama his senior season.



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