CLEVELAND – Ray Rhodes has joined new Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur's staff as a defensive assistant.
Rhodes, a former NFL head coach, has spent the past three seasons with the Houston Texans. Before that, he worked in Seattle with Browns president Mike Holmgren. Rhodes brings more than 30 years of pro coaching experience to Cleveland. He was a head coach in Philadelphia and Green Bay.
Also, the team said Keith Gilbertson will be a senior offensive assistant after serving as the Browns director of pro personnel last year.
Shurmur, who will also serve as his own offensive coordinator, has retained four position assistants who worked under Eric Mangini. The team said Monday that Gary Brown (running backs), Steve Hagen (tight ends), Jerome Henderson (defensive backs) and George Warhop (offensive line) will be back next season.