Browns hire George Edwards as linebackers coach
BEREA (AP) -- The Cleveland Browns hired former Redskins defensive coordinator George Edwards on Friday as their linebackers coach.
Edwards replaces Clancy Pendergast, who accepted the defensive coordinator job with Arizona a day earlier.
Edwards spent two seasons with Washington under Steve Spurrier, the first as an assistant defensive coordinator. He was promoted to defensive coordinator before last season and the defense struggled.
Before joining the Redskins, Edwards spent four seasons as the Cowboys' linebackers coach under current Browns defensive coordinator Dave Campo.
On Thursday, former Green Bay Packers general manager Ron Wolf visited the Browns' training facility to speak with team officials.
Browns president Carmen Policy issued a statement Friday acknowledging the meeting with coach Butch Davis.
"Butch and Ron have a sound professional and personal relationship, and Ron has been an invited guest to our facility on several other occasions," Policy said. "Other than that, we will have no further comment at this time."
Davis, whose club went 5-11, said after the season ended that he wanted to make staff "enhancements" aimed at improving player evaluations.