Priefer was the Vikings special teams coordinator for the past eight seasons, and his deal with the Vikings expired after this past season.
The Browns defensive coordinator opening was vacated after Gregg Williams, who began 2018 as the team's defensive coordinator, was elevated to interim head coach in the wake of Hue Jackson's firing.
In the first clip, Kitchens messes with Mayfield's beard, and the QB responds by telling an assistant "that guy's an idiot".
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"It's an honor to be named the head coach of the Cleveland Browns", Kitchens said.
It could be argued that no one player benefitted more past year from the mid-season coaching changes that saw head coach Hue Jackson and offensive coordinator Todd Haley fired on October 29 than Mayfield. "I think he's the right guy to lead this team", Kirksey said. My family and I have really enjoyed our time with this organization and in this community over the a year ago.
The Giants went on to interview Spagnuolo for the permanent head coaching job, but he was ultimately passed over in favor of Pat Shurmur. They are very highly thought of by Dee Haslam, they played a critical role in vetting candidates, and their studies on the various candidates were also central to the process, sources said. There are a lot of great people in this front office that I'm excited to continue to work alongside with a singular focus on winning.
"It was great working with and learning from Freddie a year ago", Mayfield said after Kitchens' hiring was announced. He has such a creative mind. He puts trusts in us as players.