Titans make Ray Horton hiring official

AP

The Titans have hired Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton to the same position, the club said Monday evening.

The hiring was expected.

In Horton’s lone season overseeing the Browns’ defense, Cleveland finished ninth in yards allowed per game (332.4) and third in yards allowed per play (4.80).

In Tennessee, the 53-year-old Horton will work again with Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt, his former colleague on the Pittsburgh and Arizona coaching staffs. Horton was the Cardinals’ defensive coordinator in Whisenhunt’s final two seasons as head coach in Arizona (2011, 2012).