The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are hiring Browns defensive line coach Joe Cullen, Alex Marvez of Fox Sports reported today.
Cullen is the first Browns assistant coach known to land another gig since owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner fired Rob Chudzinski Dec. 29 after he spent just one season on the job. Cullen also spent one season with the organization.
Most, if not all, of Chudzinski’s assistants no longer have futures with the Browns, who went 4-12 in 2013 and finished with seven consecutive losses. Banner said last week whoever becomes the new head coach would decide whether he wants to retain anyone.
Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton is scheduled to interview with the Minnesota Vikings for their head-coaching vacancy Tuesday, John Wooten of the Fritz Pollard Alliance said last week via the Detroit Free Press. The alliance advocates the hiring and promotion of minority candidates in the NFL through public education and communication with team and league ownership and management.