Report: Vikings block Kirby Wilson from going to Browns

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After the Browns hired Hue Jackson as their head coach, there was a report that they wanted to hire Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson as their running game coordinator.

That move would require the permission of the Vikings as Wilson is under contract in Minnesota and it doesn’t look like the Vikings want Wilson to head elsewhere. Josina Anderson of ESPN reports that the Vikings have blocked Wilson from making the move “at this time.”

While that final note suggests something might change about their decision, it would likely need to happen quickly as the Browns will have to move on to other options before too much longer. Wilson has spent the last two years with the Vikings after seven years on the staff in Pittsburgh.

With Jackson’s announcement that he doesn’t plan on having an offensive coordinator, it comes as little surprise that Adam Caplan of ESPN reports that John DeFilippo has been released from his contract. DeFilippo spent one year as the offensive coordinator and has spoken to both the 49ers and Rams already this offseason.

Jackson met with former Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton about a job on the staff on Friday and the Browns have announced that special teams coordinator Chris Tabor will remain with the team.

30 responses to “Report: Vikings block Kirby Wilson from going to Browns

  1. Good!

    Kirby is a great coach and it was a lateral move, despite what the Browns and Fritz Pollard alliance were talking about him being promoted to the “run game coordinator”.

  2. Man the Browns are really getting shot down by everyone, the Bears blocked them and now the Vikings. The Browns are still better then the Vikings, at least they have a bunch of Championships….

    …and this still won’t change the fact that the Vikings have ZERO Championships.

    55 years of continuous failure and embarrassment!

    ZERO.

  3. 1969nflchampionskansascitychiefs says:
    Jan 16, 2016 6:04 PM

    Man the Browns are really getting shot down by everyone, the Bears blocked them and now the Vikings. The Browns are still better then the Vikings, at least they have a bunch of Championships….

    …and this still won’t change the fact that the Vikings have ZERO Championships.

    55 years of continuous failure and embarrassment!

    ZERO.
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    And nobody cares.

  4. Remember when you were a kid, and you had a code with your parents so they would say no to something and let you off the hook for saying no yourself?…..

  5. He rather stay bc he knows Vikings are for special seasons ahead. While, Packers are on a decline and no one wants to go terrible wi where all the sour cheese are.

  6. Wow, hearing some of your comments make it sound like the Vikings are a better franchise to work for. The same franchise who turned their backs on A.P. When was this last time you had anything to celebrate in Minnesota? Your teams suck worse then Cleveland’s. You traded the best athlete in Minnesota to the Cavs. I don’t see any premier free agents saying they want to play for Minnesota…Cleveland is a lot better place for sports then Minnesota ever will be. Let’s see which city wins a Championship first!

  7. Ha-ha! What championships do the browns have? Worst team in football? Worst squander on first round pick? All the history moved to Baltimore in a truck. Keep on exporting crippling depression, because Cleveland isn’t winning a championship in anything anytime soon…

  8. Just watch Tricky Ricky will trade Kirby for Josh Gordon. Just watch!!
    Gordon was a beast with Norv and Zimmer is a no nonsense coach. It can work.

  9. Screw the Vikings. This dude will leave anyway after being blocked of other opportunities. Who wants to work for someone like that?

    Plus, I’m glad i don’t have to watch Teddy Bridgewater and his noodle arm anymore.

    Does anyone really want to watch the Vikings in the Super Bowl ever?!

  10. vikingforlife says:
    Jan 17, 2016 6:31 AM
    Wow, I never realized Brown’s fans were soooooo nasty!
    ////////////////////////////////////////////

    They have every reason to be. They are as angry and bitter and frustrated as Viking fans.

  11. @ursuline86blog says:
    Jan 16, 2016 9:15 PM

    Wow, hearing some of your comments make it sound like the Vikings are a better franchise to work for. The same franchise who turned their backs on A.P. When was this last time you had anything to celebrate in Minnesota? Your teams suck worse then Cleveland’s. You traded the best athlete in Minnesota to the Cavs. I don’t see any premier free agents saying they want to play for Minnesota…Cleveland is a lot better place for sports then Minnesota ever will be. Let’s see which city wins a Championship first!
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    Funny how all of you in cleveland were burning Lebron’s jerseys and then when he came back decided it was a revelation. Kevin Love is a great athlete, but if that’s who you’re referring to he’s far from the best athlete in Minnesota.
    I have no ill will to Cleveland, and hope the best for the Browns; went to the same high school as Joe Thomas.
    However, with that statement: hypocrisy thy name is you.

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