Jon Embree hired as tight ends coach by Browns

AP

After a failed two-year run as head coach at the University of Colorado, Jon Embree is headed back to the NFL.

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, Embree has been hired by head coach Rob Chudzinski to coach the Browns tight end position.

“Jon is an outstanding football coach, and he has proven himself at the collegiate and NFL levels,” Chudzinski said. “He has coached some outstanding players in this league, and has also been instrumental in developing players in college who have gone on to productive pro careers.  We believe he can have a great impact on our tight ends, and I look forward to working with him.”

Embree was fired by Colorado in November after going just 1-11 last season. Embree won just four games in two seasons as head coach at his alma mater.

Prior to his time in Boulder, Embree’s previous two coaching jobs both came as a tight ends coach in the NFL. Embree coached three years with the Kansas City Chiefs on Herm Edwards staff from 2006 through 2008. After a season off, Embree joined Mike Shanahan’s staff in Washington in 2010 before being hired by Colorado.