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Browns Hire Paul Dunn to Replace Andy Moeller

The Browns have selected veteran coach Paul Dunn to serve under George DeLeone as assistant offensive line coach.

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The Andy Moeller saga in Berea has ended.

On Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns announced a mutual parting of ways with former offensive line coach Andy Moellerpreviously suspended indefinitely for an alleged domestic assault incident in early September.

On Thursday, Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reported the club would hire Paul Dunn to replace Moeller.

A 32-year coaching veteran, Dunn most recently worked for the Houston Texans in 2014. The 55-year-old Philadelphia native spent 24 years as a college coach before spending seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons from 2007-2013.

Browns head coach Mike Pettine confirmed the news during his press conference today.

"That is in the process of being finalized. We are going to bring Paul Dunn on board," Pettine said. "He will be [assistant offensive line coach] George’s [DeLeone] assistant."

Previously the assistant offensive line coach, George DeLeone replaced Moeller during his suspension. With Moeller departed, DeLeone will assume full responsibility of the offensive line.

Through three games, the offensive line has struggled. The Browns are averaging just 3.6 yards per carry, sixth worst in the NFL, and have surrendered 10 sacks, fourth worst in the NFL.

Pettine seems to believe Dunn's expertise can improve the Browns' woes in the trenches.

"I have a lot of respect for Paul," Pettine said. "I have known for him a long time. He worked with [tight ends coach] Brian Angelichio at the University of Pittsburgh. [Secondary coach] Jeff Hafley was there, as well. He worked with [wide receivers coach] Joker [Phillips] at Kentucky. He has coached in the NFL for a good number of years, First with Atlanta and with Houston a year ago."