During the Cleveland Browns’ offseason programs to date, RB Earnest Byner has been assisting the team’s running backs in what seems to be an unofficial capacity. The final question asked to head coach Hue Jackson on June 9th at the end of mandatory minicamp was whether the team would bring Byner back to coach during training camp. Jackson responded, "We'll see how that unfolds; Earnest has been great."
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Plain Dealer, Byner will indeed be working with the Browns’ running backs through training camp:
Former #Browns running back Earnest Byner will continue to work with the Browns running backs through training camp.— Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) June 22, 2016
Cabot also says that it’s not known yet whether Byner’s work will extend to the regular season, but he’s thrilled to “pour his heart and soul” into the team’s running backs for whatever time he can:
Working with the Browns running backs every day this offseason has been as cathartic as Believeland and the championship. Byner has been pouring his heart and soul into the likes of Duke Johnson and Isaiah Crowell, coaching them up on and off the field. Whether or not he sticks around remains to be seen, but he's grateful for the opportunity to remain at least through training camp.
"Hue Jackson saw fit to give me an opportunity to impart some of my former player, former coach, former player development, former scout wisdom on these players,'' he said. "He's given me a chance to come in and share the blessings God has given me.''