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Browns Release OC John DeFilippo From His Contract

Adam Caplan reports that the Browns have informed OC John DeFilippo that he has been released from his contract.

This comes just a day after new HC Hue Jackson explained that he will call offensive plays this season, and may not hire an offensive coordinator.

Right now in my mind, I don’t really plan on having an offensive coordinator ‘cause I want to reserve that right to call plays,” Jackson said on a Sirius XM Radio appearance, via Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal.

I think that’s something that’s gotten me this job. So if it’s something that you’re an expert at, I think you want to continue to work at that and keep that in your pocket so you can use it to help your team. Now if I get somebody I really trust who has that [expertise], then obviously I’m very willing to kind of give that away as we go, but it’s got to be somebody I really trust and admire.”

DeFilippo, 37, began his NFL coaching career with the Giants as their offensive quality control coordinator back in 2005. Since the, DeFilippo has worked for the Jets and Raiders before being hired last year as the Browns’ offensive coordinator.

He interviewed with the 49ers, so they could be a team to keep an eye on as a potential landing spot for DeFilippo.


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