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Browns revamp strength and conditioning staff

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The Browns have likely made their last coaching personnel changes ahead of the 2018 season.

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The Cleveland Browns announced on Friday that Larry Jackson will serve as the team’s new strength and conditioning coach. Additionally, Dale Jones and Monty Gibson have been hired to serve as strength and conditioning assistants for the upcoming season.

Jackson was the Los Angeles Chargers’ strength and conditioning coach in 2017. Prior to that, he helmed Texas A&M’s football sports performance program; he also handled similar duties at the University of Houston and, before that, at the University of Oklahoma. He is a Master Strength and Conditioning coach, which requires no less than 12 years of experience in the field.

Jackson’s predecessor, Adam Beard, will remain with the Browns in an advisory role. The Browns also brought aboard Shone Gipson as assistant athletic trainer, replacing Andre Tucker, who left during the offseason to take on the head athletic trainer role for the Chicago Bears.

The entire crew will work under the purview of Joe Sheehan, Cleveland’s former head athletic trainer who now serves the team’s vice president of player health and development. Sheehan has been with the Browns since 2009.