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Browns Reportedly Hire Johnny Holland as New Inside Linebackers Coach

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According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, the Cleveland Browns are hiring Johnny Holland to be their new inside linebackers coach:

Over a week ago, it was revealed that the team was hiring Ryan Slowik to be their outside linebackers coach. There were once very subtle rumors that Mike Singletary would be involved with the Browns' defensive staff in some capacity, perhaps as a linebackers coach, but with both positions now filled, you can pretty much toss that idea out the window.

Holland has been a longtime assistant in the NFL, but was most recently a linebackers coach in the CFL for the BC Lions from 2014 to 2015. He does not have an apparent connection to either head coach Hue Jackson or defensive coordinator Ray Horton. Brent Sobleski of Bleacher Report does make an interesting point about Holland's ties to two of the CFL's better linebackers: