The Browns have tabbed a coach who’s worked with Johnny Manziel as their new quarterbacks coach.
Cleveland has hired Kevin O’Connell to oversee the club’s quarterbacks, Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com reported Saturday.
The 29-year-old O’Connell was a third-round pick of the Patriots in 2008 and also played for the Lions, Jets, Dolphins and Chargers. He worked with Manziel leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft.
O’Connell replaces Dowell Loggains, who was not retained after one season in Cleveland.
The Browns are unsettled at quarterback entering the offseason. Veteran Brian Hoyer, who was the starter for the most of 2014, will be an unrestricted free agent. Manziel, meanwhile, did not stake a strong claim to the job before suffering a season-ending hamstring injury.
The Browns are also hiring Kurt Roper as a senior offensive assistant, Marvez reported. Roper was most recently offensive coordinator at Florida.