Updates on Browns, Bengals coaches

We have a couple of interesting items to pass along on the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals.

  • First, it appears the Browns have found their guy to lead the defense in Dick Jauron. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Jauron could finalize a deal soon after he spent his previous stint as secondary coach with the Philadelphia Eagles, where Browns general manager Tom Heckert was a year ago. Jauron also was a former head coach of the Buffalo Bills and Chicago Bears. This experience is key, as Cleveland elected to hire first-time head coach Pat Shurmur this month.

  • In Cincinnati, the team website reports head coach Marvin Lewis met with Brad Childress to discuss the offense. Childress is a former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings and offensive coordinator with the Eagles. But the report was unclear if this was anything more than a meeting. The Bengals have not announced any changes on their staff, and Bob Bratkowski remains the team's offensive coordinator.

Cleveland still has an opening at offensive coordinator, and it remains to be seen if Cincinnati will make any significant changes in its staff. So stay tuned.