Report: Browns hire Brad Childress

The Browns have hired Brad Childress as their offensive coordinator, a league source told ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

The team has now confirmed the hiring of Childress. He became the front-runner for the job after Mike Sherman decided to join the Miami Dolphins as their offensive coordinator.

Browns head coach Pat Shurmur has a long history with Childress. They spent seven years together on the Eagles' staff under Andy Reid before Childress left to take over as head coach of the Vikings from 2006-10. Childress, 55, has been out of football since being fired by the Vikings in November 2010.