On Tuesday, the Cleveland Browns completed their offensive coaching staff by officially hiring four individuals: quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell, senior offensive assistant Kurt Roper, assistant wide receivers coach Frank Edgerly, and offensive quality control coach Michael McCarthy.
We reported on the hirings of O'Connell and Roper at the end of January, which you can read about here. O'Connell's hiring was delayed so that he could fulfill his obligation to privately tutor a few quarterbacks who were prepping for the NFL Combine.
The two people we haven't talked about yet are Edgerly and McCarthy, so here is a little bit of background information on each of them:
Frank Edgerly will be the team's assistant wide receivers coach, working under new wide receivers coach Joker Phillips. Last June, Edgerly was hired as a Senior Pro Scout by Ray Farmer, so he's making the transition to the coaching staff now. He also has experience with the Patriots' personnel department and was a head coach for a high school football team for ten years.
- Michael McCarthy will be the team's offensive quality control coach. He replaces Richard Hightower, who went to become the assistant special teams coach for the San Francisco 49ers. McCarthy served as a tight ends coach at North Carolina Central University in 2014. Prior to that, he was a graduate assistant; this position is one that often acts as a bridge to breaking in to the NFL.
The Browns aren't expected to make any more additions to the coaching staff this offseason. The defensive and special teams staffs remained in tact, while the offensive staff saw some turnover due to the departure of Kyle Shanahan.