Browns expected to hire Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator, according to report

Harry How

The Browns are reportedly expected to bring in former Lions coach Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator.

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The Cleveland Browns still don't have a head coach yet, but they could be getting new coordinators in place. CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reports that the Browns are expected to hire Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator.

The Browns are cleaning out their coaching staff after just one year. They fired head coach Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner is reportedly on the way out. Current defensive coordinator Ray Horton has been allowed to explore other options. The Browns are considered the favorites to hire Josh McDaniels, although La Canfora says they're also interested in Auburn's Gus Malzahn and Vanderbilt's James Franklin.

Schwartz was the head coach of the Detroit Lions for five seasons, leading them to the playoffs in 2011. Detroit fired him after the team underachieved for two years in a row and blew a potential NFC North title this year. He has not been officially hired by the Browns yet, but is considered the strong favorite to replace Horton.

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