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Cleveland Browns hire Shanahan as Offensive Coordinator

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Former Washington Redskins Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan has landed a three-year deal in the same role with the Cleveland Browns.

New Head Coach for the Browns, Mike Pettine, announced the position on Monday completing his line-up for the 2014 season after the Browns endured yet another poor season leading to the sacking of Rob Chudzinski after only one year.

Shanahan was part of the coaching team with the Washington Redskins for the past four years, including the defeat in last year's playoffs against this year's Super Bowl Champions.

However, following RG3’s injury in that game, the Washington offense failed to recover the form they showed and finished bottom of the NFC East with a 3-13 record, and Shanahan, along with his head coach father Mike Shanahan, lost their jobs.

In the four seasons with the Redskins, Shanahan’s offense made the Redskins set many franchise records in rushing yards and helped Robert Griffin III become the Associated Press Rookie of the Year in 2012.

Before that he was with the Houston Texans, helping Andre Johnson lead the NFL in receiving yards for two years in a row in 2008 and 2009, receiving for over 1,500 yards in both.

Both Cleveland and Shanahan will be eager to put their abysmal 2013 season behind them and get right in to working towards a successful draft.

Cleveland finished the season 4-12 and bottom of the AFC North, and will have the number four pick in the first round along with the number 26 pick, after trading Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts.

Richardson was the third overall pick in the 2012 draft along with QB Brandon Weeden at 22nd overall, and both have not been successful so all eyes will be on how well they draft in 2014. Especially with QB Jason Campbell still under contract there.

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