The Cleveland Browns have made another move on the coaching side, but this time it’s an addition and not a subtraction. The team announced on Wednesday that Ryan Lindley will serve as running backs coach to close out the season.
Lindley was brought aboard to replace Freddie Kitchens, Cleveland’s former running backs coach who was promoted to offensive coordinator on Monday after relieving Todd Haley of his coordinator duties.
Kitchens and Lindley have a long connection, dating back to the Arizona Cardinals, who drafted Lindley in 2012; Kitchens was Lindley’s quarterbacks coach for two seasons. Lindley appeared in nine games for the Cardinals, which included six regular-season starts and one postseason start. He also spent time with the then-San Diego Chargers, the New England Patriots and, finally, the Indianapolis Colts in 2015, when he appeared in one game.
Lindley had been a graduate assistant with San Diego State before being tapped by Kitchens to come to Cleveland.