Brad Childress will join the Cleveland Browns as their offensive coordinator.
The former head coach of the Minnesota Vikings, Childress has also worked with Browns coach Pat Shurmur when both were members of the Philadelphia Eagles coaching staff.
Thanks in part to Childress, the team's quarterbacks coach and later offensive coordinator, the Eagles posted a 70-42 record over a seven-year span as Donovan McNabb came into his own as Philadelphia's quarterback.
In 2004, McNabb was the first quarterback in NFL history with more than 30 touchdown passes (31) and fewer than 10 interceptions (8) in a single season and led Philadelphia to the Super Bowl.
Seven Eagles starters on offense earned a total of 14 Pro Bowl berths from 2000-05.
Childress was out of the game last year, following his firing in November 2010. The Vikings were 3-7 at the time, a year after going to the NFC Championship game under Childress.
His 2009 team went 12-4 and had 10 Pro Bowlers, with Brett Favre tossing 33 touchdown passes.
Adrian Peterson flourished under Childress, ranking second in the NFL with 1,341 rushing yards as a rookie. Peterson also led the league in rushing in 2008 with a franchise-best 1,760 yards and led the NFL with 18 rushing touchdowns in 2009.
The Browns offense could use a boost. Cleveland ranked 30th in points per game last season and was 29th in average yards, with Shurmur calling his own plays.
Cleveland went 4-12 last season, and had a minus-89 point differential.
The Browns scored 218 points for the year, an average of 13.6 a game.
JETS EYE DUNBAR
The Jets have offered Karl Dunbar the opportunity to coach their defensive line, according to the New York Daily News.
Dunbar was fired by the Vikings earlier this month after spending the past six seasons as their defensive line coach. He has been credited with a Vikings line that was often dominating in recent years with the likes of Jared Allen, Kevin Williams, Pat Williams and Ray Edwards featured in the system. But the Vikings' defensive coaching staff is undergoing significant changes following coach Leslie Frazier's first season as the head coach.
PRO BOWL PROVIDES LITTLE INTRIGUE
The Vikings had only two players in Sunday's Pro Bowl, defensive end Jared Allen and linebacker Chad Greenway. With the Pro Bowl standing for two things: Little defensive effort and high-scoring offenses, neither player made a big impact.
Allen tried to keep his usual high-energy, attack style of pass-rushing dialed down to Pro Bowl standards and had just one tackle. He did provide some entertainment when he did a "monkey roll" on the defensive line when he switched from defensive tackle to defensive end before the snap, as Eagles defensive lineman Jason Babin hurdled Allen when he was rolling on the ground.
Greenway, playing in his first Pro Bowl, was more active. He had four tackles and had a forced fumbled and fumble recovery when Bengals receiver A.J. Green tried to extend the ball over the goal line and Greenway knocked it loose and recovered it in the end zone for a touchback.
Members of the Pro Bowl's winning team, the AFC, received $50,000. The NFC players received $25,000.
Viking Update staff contributed to this report.
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