Shortly after his run as Washington's interim head coach ended, Bill Callahan will land on his feet in a familiar role. The Browns are expected to hire Callahan as their next offensive line coach, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com tweets.
They will be the fifth team to bring Callahan in as O-line coach, following the Eagles, Jets, Cowboys and Washington. While Callahan has held higher-profile titles, most notably as Raiders head coach, his primary NFL role has been as an O-line instructor.
Callahan will work with new Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski for the first time. This takes the 63-year-old assistant out of the running for a Giants job. He was in play for Big Blue’s offensive line coach position, per Mike Garafolo of NFL.com (Twitter link). Former Cowboys boss Jason Garrett was named offensive coordinator recently. Callahan worked under Garrett as Dallas’ offensive coordinator from 2012-14 but accepted a job with Washington in 2015. He remained with Washington through the end of the 2010s.
Callahan will replace James Campen, who spent one season working as Browns O-line coach. While the Browns’ offensive line struggled in pass protection — namely at tackle — it ranked 11th in adjusted line yards, helping Nick Chubb to a second-place rushing finish.
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