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PD: Dick Jauron Hiring Expected Soon

Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer tweeted moments ago that a league source has confirmed the Cleveland Browns will soon announce Dick Jauron as their new defensive coordinator. Jauron would replace Rob Ryan who left to take the same position with the Dallas Cowboys.

#Browns are expected to hire Dick Jauron soon as DC, league source told PD.#nflless than a minute ago via Mobile Web

Jauron has plenty of experience, as both a coordinator and head coach. He was the original DC for the Jacksonville Jaguars before being hired as the head coach of the Chicago Bears in 1999. Ironically, it was Jauron that replaced Dave Wannstedt in Chicago, another man the Browns interviewed for the position.

Jauron was 35-45 in five years with the Bears before being fired after the 2003 season. He went on to Detroit to be the defensive coordinator under Steve Mariucci in 2004 and was promoted to interim head coach of the Lions when Mariucci was fired after 11 games in 2005.

After going 1-4 to finish 2005, Jauron was hired by the Buffalo Bills to be their head coach in January 2006. Jauron lasted just over three seasons in Buffalo, going 24-33 before he was fired after nine games in the 2009 season. Jauron spent the 2010 season has the DB coach for Andy Reid and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Ironically, Eagles defensive backs struggled this season, especially in the Red Zone, leading to the firing of Eagles DC Sean McDermott.

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