Cleveland Browns Fire Special Teams Coordinator

The Cleveland Browns are parting ways with a veteran coach. Per's Mark Kay Cabot, the team is firing Special Teams Coordinator Mike Priefer.

Priefer is the second coordinator the Browns have fired this season, following defensive coordinator Joe Woods. The team is evidently clearing house after finishing 7-10 in 2022. Given starting quarterback Deshaun Watson missed the first 10 games of the season due to a suspension for repeated sexual assault accusations, a poor season shouldn't have come as a major shock to the Browns' top brass. Still. the message is loud and clear: if the team disappoints again in 2023, it's very possible more heads will roll, including head coach Kevin Stefanski.

Priefer had been with the Browns since 2019. He has served as special teams coordinator on various teams since 2006, first with Kansas City Chiefs from 2006 to 2008, then with the Denver Broncos from 2009 to 2010, then with the Minnesota Vikings from 2011 to 2018. More than likely, he'll land on his feet. 

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