Browns Reunite With Former Player on Coaching Staff

Adam Taylor McKillop
The Cleveland Browns reunite with a former player on their coaching staff.
The Cleveland Browns reunite with a former player on their coaching staff. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Cleveland Browns have undergone a shakeup to their coaching staff this offseason, firing or partying ways with a number of key assistants on Kevin Stefanski's staff. The shakeup should be welcomed by a fanbase that's seen just one winning season since Stefanski took over head coaching duties.

It's also opened up a number of opportunities for newcomers. On Thursday, the Browns revealed they are bringing back a former player to join the coaching staff.

According to NFL insider Tom Pelissero, Cleveland has hired Raymond "Bubba" Ventrone as an assistant head coach and special teams coordinator.

Ventrone is a former NFL defensive back who spent four of his eight professional seasons with the Browns from 2009-12. He played in 56 games during that span and secured 43 tackles, returning four kicks for 47 yards as well.

Reports suggest Ventrone is working his way up the coaching ranks with an eventual goal to land a head coaching gig. He's worked as the Indianapolis Colts' special teams coordinator since 2018.

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