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Former Browns S Nick Sorensen Joining Seahawks as Special Teams Assistant

Mike Ehrmann

According to Del Duca Sports, former Cleveland Browns safety Nick Sorensen has joined the Seattle Seahawks in a coaching position:

The Seahawks have not made a formal announcement on the hiring, but it would seem that Sorensen would become of two assistant special teams coaches for Seattle. Last year, former Seahawks safety Marquand Manuel was hired as an assistant special teams coach for the team.

Sorensen was a reliable special teams player on the coverage units for the Browns from 2007 to 2010. When he became a free agent the following year, no one called to offer him a contract, presumably due to the new kickoff rules that limited the number of returns and made it cheaper to sign younger players in the kick coverage roles. For a great read on Sorensen from May 2012, check out this article by ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi.

Sorensen has been trying to get into the business of coaching for at least a year now. Last May, he reportedly received a coaching internship with the San Francisco 49ers, perhaps assisted by his brief affiliation with former Browns special teams coach Brad Seely. Then, back at the Senior Bowl, a Jaguars reporter said that Sorensen told him he was looking to get into the coaching business (Sorensen played for the Jaguars before he was a member of the Browns).

Sorensen is the second former Browns player to join the coaching ranks in recent weeks; tight end Steve Heiden is the Arizona Cardinals' assistant tight ends/special teams coach.