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Bryan Cox, others join Browns staff

January, 22, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

The Cleveland Browns announced the hiring of five new assistants to the coaching staff Thursday. The team added defensive line coach Bryan Cox, defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson, defensive quality control coach Andy Dickerson, quarterbacks coach Carl Smith and assistant strength and conditioning coach Rick Lyle.

Smith is the only coach that was not on the staff of the New York Jets, which was the former team of Cleveland head coach Eric Mangini.

Cox is the biggest name on this list because of his high-profile career as an NFL linebacker for 12 seasons, which included three Pro Bowls. Smith, who most recently worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars, will have the important job of developing quarterback Brady Quinn in his third season.

The Browns have yet to announce the hiring of a general manager, but it's widely expected to be George Kokinis of the Baltimore Ravens.

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