Browns add Ray Horton as DC, Pep Hamilton and Hal Hunter as offensive assistants

After reportedly adding both Al Saunders and Kirby Wilson, the Browns have tabbed their defensive coordinator, their assistant head coach on offense and their offensive line coach.

Horton, Hamilton and Hunter heard Hue. 

Cleveland has hired Ray Horton as the team's defensive coordinator, Pep Hamilton as the team's assistant head coach on offense and Hal Hunter as the team's offensive line coach, per multiple reports. 

These three hires came after the news of two previous hires by the Browns on Wednesday evening: Al Saunders as the team's senior offensive assistant and Kirby Wilson as the team's running game coordinator.

It was reported earlier this week by The Tennessean that Horton, 55, was already heading to Cleveland, after being "insulted" amidst an interview for the Titan's head coaching position.

Following that report, however, Horton refuted the information, saying that he was happy with the Titans and was even looking for an extension from the organization. 

Clearly, that extension didin't work out, as Horton interviewed with the Browns and will become the team's defensive coordinator once again. 

Horton spent the 2013 season as the defensive coordinator in Cleveland under head coach Rob Chudzinski and in said season, the Browns posted a 4-12 record and ranked ninth in the NFL in terms of total yards allowed. 

Exactly one year after he was hired in Cleveland, Horton was hired by the Tennessee Titans as the defensive coordinator-- the position that he is currently in. 

This past season in Tennessee, the Titans finished 2-14, but Horton's defense ranked 12th in the league in total yards allowed and seventh in the league in total passing yards allowed. 

Hamilton, 41, was most recently the offensive coordinator for the Indianapolis Colts, but was relieved of his duties on November 3, 2015. 

Working with Andrew Luck with the Colts from 2013 to 2015, Hamilton worked with the former No. 1 overall pick with the Stanford Cardinal from 2011-2012 as the team's offensive coordinator. 

Prior to Stanford, was the QB coach with the Chicago Bears from 2007-2009, the San Francisco 49ers QB coach in 2006, and the QB coach for the New York Jets in 2004. 

Amongst his time as an NFL QB coach and offensive coordinator, Hamilton has worked with Alex Smith, Jay Cutler, Kyle Orton, Chad Pennington and, of course, Luck. 

It remains to be seen who Hamilton will coach when he comes to Cleveland, as Jackson seems ready to rid himself of Johnny Manziel.

Finally, Hunter joins the Browns after spending the 2013 through 2015 seasons with Hamilton in Indianapolis as the team's assistant offensive line coach. 

Prior to those seasons, Hunter was the offensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers from 2012 to 2013 and the offensive line coach for the Chargers from 2006 through 2012. 

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