With a new coach in Cleveland who has an offensive background, some believe that defensive coordinator Dick Jauron will be back.
It’s not likely to happen. A source with knowledge of the situation says there’s only a small chance Jauron will return.
The Browns and Chudzinski instead plan to look elsewhere for someone to run the defense. It’s currently unknown whether the philosophical preference will be sticking with a 4-3 or switching back (again) to a 3-4 front.
Jauron has served twice as a head coach, with the Bears from 1999 through 2003 and the Bills from 2006 through 2009. He also was the interim head coach of the Lions in 2005.