The Cleveland Browns announced several additions to their coaching staff on Monday, including Steve Wilks as defensive coordinator, Todd Monken as offensive coordinator and Mike Priefer as special teams coordinator, among others.
Although many of the coaches are simply returning to their positions, some, like Wilks and Priefer, are new additions.
Wilks joins the Browns after a season spent as head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, while Priefer signs on after serving eight seasons as special teams coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings.
Priefer also has a little New York Giants history, having served as the team’s assistant special teams coach from 2003-2005 — the first two of those years came under Jim Fassel and the last came under Tom Coughlin.
Priefer is just the latest in a long line of former Giants players and coaches who are the move. Previously, ex-Giants Tyrone Wheatley, Perry Fewell and Pat Flaherty were all fired by the Jacksonville Jaguars, while Matt Rhule drew interest from the New York Jets and Tim Walton, who served as Big Blue’s secondary coach in 2018, is poised to join the aforementioned Jaguars.
The Giants have made no coaching staff changes thus far in 2019, but several smaller moves are expected, especially now that Walton has moved on to Jacksonville.