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Report: Cleveland Browns to hire Steve Wilks as defensive coordinator

The Cleveland Browns are set to hire former Arizona Cardinals head coach, Steve Wilks, as the defensive coordinator on Freddie Kitchens’ staff, according to’s Ian Rapoport.

The Browns have yet to officially name Kitchens as the team’s head coach, but they are quickly filling out his staff, as former Vikings special teams coordinator, Mike Priefer, is expected to join the Browns in the same role.

Wilks spent one season as the Cardinals head coach, compiling a 3-13 record, and was one of the most surprising head coach firings this off-season.