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Browns | Christian Kirksey expected to start in 2016

Sat, 02 Apr 2016 17:08:02 -0700

Cleveland Browns LB Christian Kirksey is expected to start at inside linebacker after splitting time with Craig Robertson the last two seasons. He'll be needed to step up in new defensive coordinator Ray Horton's 3-4 scheme this season following the departure of veteran Karlos Dansby.

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Browns | Hire several coaches

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:23:01 -0800

Former Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton, former Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton and former Minnesota Vikings running backs coach Kirby Wilson have all been added to the Cleveland Browns coaching staff. Horton will serve as the defensive coordinator while Hamilton and Wilson will serve on the offensive staff.

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Browns | Ray Horton a favorite in Cleveland

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 14:01:05 -0800

Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton is the favorite to become the next defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns. Horton interviewed for the position Tuesday, Jan. 19. Horton ran the defense in Cleveland in 2013.

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Browns | Ray Horton interviewing in CLE

Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:38:45 -0800

Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton is interviewing for the same position with the Cleveland Browns Tuesday, Jan. 19. The Browns made it clear they want to hire him, and it could happen quickly.

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Browns | Will interview Ray Horton

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 14:03:17 -0800

Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton has received permission to interview with the Cleveland Browns, according to a source.

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Browns | Ray Horton may not join Browns

Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:33:50 -0800

Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton has not received permission to interview for the Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator job and is talking with the Titans about remaining with the team. It was reported that Horton was upset with the Titans after he was not hired as the head coach and was looking to move to the Browns, but Horton disputed that report.

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Browns | Ray Horton to join Cleveland's staff

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 13:53:41 -0800

Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton has been granted his release by the Titans and will join the Cleveland Browns coaching staff as their new defensive coordinator.

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Titans | Ray Horton to interview with Titans

Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:31:30 -0800

Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton will interview for the Titans head coaching position Saturday, Jan. 16, according to a source.

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Browns | Ray Horton to join Cleveland?

Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:55:53 -0800

Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton is being targeted as the Cleveland Browns next defensive coordinator by head coach Hue Jackson, but it's unclear if the Titans will grant Horton permission to leave, according to a source.

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Titans | Ray Horton to remain as Tennessee's DC

Tue, 03 Feb 2015 18:53:46 -0800

Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton will remain on the staff as the team's defensive coordinator, however assistant head coach/defense Dick LeBeau is expected to run the defense, according to a source familiar with the situation.

Fantasy Tip: The Titans defense was pretty sorry last season, so they can use all the help they can get. LeBeau is a great coach, and he will help Horton and head coach Ken Whisenhunt tremendously. But even he cannot help them unless they improve their personnel dramatically.

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Titans | Coach wants improvement in execution on defense

Sat, 28 Jun 2014 06:47:57 -0700

Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Ray Horton wants improvements in execution on the defensive side of the ball. Horton was pleased with the unit's outstanding effort and attention to detail during the offseason program.

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Titans | Two former Ken Whisenhunt assistants hired

Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:05:55 -0800

Tennessee Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt continued putting together his staff Monday, Jan. 20, by announcing the hiring of defensive coordinator Ray Horton and defensive backs coach Louie Cioffi, who each filled the same roles this season in Cleveland. The Browns fired head coach Rob Chudzinski after the season. During the 2011 and 2012 seasons, Horton was defensive coordinator and Cioffi was defensive backs coach in Arizona while Whisenhunt was the Cardinals' head coach.

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Titans | Ray Horton joining team

Sat, 18 Jan 2014 08:03:27 -0800

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton to become their new defensive coordinator.

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Titans | Ray Horton top DC candidate

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 17:51:46 -0800

Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton is believed to be the top candidate for the Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator position.

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Titans | Allowed to interview Ray Horton

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:12:13 -0800

The Tennessee Titans have received permission to interview Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton for their defensive coordinator position.

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Titans | Ray Horton expected to be DC candidate

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:46:53 -0800

The Tennessee Titans are expected to show interest in Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton for their defensive coordinator position.

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Browns | Ray Horton can talk to other teams

Tue, 14 Jan 2014 13:10:09 -0800

The Cleveland Browns have granted defensive coordinator Ray Horton permission to talk to other teams about any available coaching position, including a lateral move.

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Vikings | Interview Ray Horton

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 18:08:32 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings interviewed Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton for the vacant head coaching position Tuesday, Jan. 7.

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Vikings | Expected to talk with Ray Horton

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:28:19 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings are expected to interview Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton for their head coaching job Tuesday, Jan. 7.

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Browns | Ray Horton allowed to explore options

Wed, 01 Jan 2014 10:29:51 -0800

The Cleveland Browns have allowed defensive coordinator Ray Horton to explore other coaching options.

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Browns | Ray Horton wants to return

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:06:33 -0800

Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton said he wants to return to the team in 2014. Horton said it is nice to be mentioned as a head coaching candidate.

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Browns | Need to create more turnovers

Sat, 30 Nov 2013 07:14:49 -0800

Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton said the team needs to do a better job leading to turnovers. "We didn't get enough turnovers," Horton said, flatly, after Friday's practice. "We need to get more turnovers. If we can do our job and get more turnovers, we'll help the offense with a short field and help the team. We need to get more turnovers."

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Browns | Team wants more from Barkevious Mingo

Thu, 21 Nov 2013 09:13:20 -0800

Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton said the team would like to get more sacks from LB Barkevious Mingo.

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Cardinals | DEs like potential in new scheme

Wed, 22 May 2013 10:33:15 -0700

Arizona Cardinals DEs Calais Campbell and Darnell Dockett have expressed optimism over their potential in Todd Bowles' defense. Though the coordinator said there isn't a dramatic difference in the new 3-4, which replaces Ray Horton's from last year, they're changing from two-gap DE attacks to one-gap, opening them up for more outside attacks on offensive linemen instead of merely taking up space.

Fantasy Tip: Campbell and Dockett won't be allowed to freelance on every down but look primed to improve statistically, especially if Dockett stays healthy this year. Campbell is a top-five, if not top-three, defensive end in IDP leagues and could be in for a breakout season. Dockett could be a rental in such formats. This defense could become worthy of an every-week-starter role.

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Browns | Could make run at Rashad Johnson

Mon, 25 Feb 2013 16:34:31 -0800

The Cleveland Browns could show interest in Arizona Cardinals impending free-agent FS Rashad Johnson when free agency begins. Johnson played well under former Cardinals, and current Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton.

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Browns | Ray Horton likes defensive personnel

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 07:29:12 -0800

Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton said that he plans to run a scheme with multiple fronts that is tailored to make the best use of the personnel on the team's roster. Horton believes the personnel doesn't need a major overhaul due to the mix "of big guys that can run and little guys that will hit."

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Browns | Dick Jauron fired

Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:37:54 -0800

The Cleveland Browns officially fired defensive coordinator Dick Jauron Monday, Jan. 28, and hired former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton to take his place.

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Browns | Ray Horton hired as DC

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:15:33 -0800

The Cleveland Browns hired former Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton as their new defensive coordinator Friday, Jan. 18.

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Cardinals | Ray Horton released from contract

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:07:41 -0800

The Arizona Cardinals released defensive coordinator Ray Horton from his contract Friday, Jan. 18.

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Browns | Ray Horton front-runner for DC job

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:05:43 -0800

Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton is considered the front-runner to be named as the next defensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, according to a league source. Horton no longer fits with the Cardinals after the hiring of new head coach Bruce Arians, according to multiple reports. Horton got into "a heated exchange" with Arizona general manager Steve Keim over the hiring. Horton runs a 3-4 defense and described his interviews for the head coaching position with Cleveland as "fantastic."

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Cardinals | Ray Horton expected to get the boot

Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:05:20 -0800

The Arizona Cardinals are expected to part ways with defensive coordinator Ray Horton in order to bring in Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles for the same position.

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Cardinals | DC change likely if Bruce Arians becomes HC

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 12:54:00 -0800

Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Bruce Arians likely would not retain Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton if he becomes the Cardinals new head coach. It is believed Arians has promised former Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles that he would hire Bowles as the defensive coordinator if he got a head coaching job.

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Cardinals | Want to keep defensive staff

Wed, 16 Jan 2013 11:43:37 -0800

The Arizona Cardinals want to keep defensive coordinator Ray Horton and the rest of the defensive coaching staff, which may affect the way head coaching candidates are seeing the job.

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Cardinals | Ray Horton could learn fate soon

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:40:55 -0800

Updating a previous item, Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton currently isn't aware of the team's plans for him, and that he expects to hear more by Tuesday, Jan. 15, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

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Cardinals | Want Mike McCoy?

Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:35:04 -0800

The Arizona Cardinals are expected to make a major push to hire Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy as their head coach, according to two sources informed of the team's plans. If the Cardinals don't wind up hiring McCoy, the team has a backup plan in retained defensive coordinator Ray Horton.

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Cardinals | Would like to keep Ray Horton

Sat, 12 Jan 2013 16:54:01 -0800

The Arizona Cardinals would like to retain defensive coordinator Ray Horton if he does not get a head coaching job.

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Cowboys | Ray Horton could be option if 3-4 stays

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:29:56 -0800

The Dallas Cowboys could pursue Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton for their defensive coordinator position if they decide to stay with their 3-4 defensive alignment.

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Browns | Back to square one on coaching search

Sun, 06 Jan 2013 20:52:20 -0800

The Cleveland Browns are back to square one in terms of their head coaching search after moving on from University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly. The team has met with Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton and former Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt. However, they do not have a clear leader for the vacancy, and their second choice, Syracuse head coach Doug Marrone, was hired by the Buffalo Bills Sunday, Jan. 6.

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Browns | Ray Horton still a candidate

Sat, 05 Jan 2013 09:49:42 -0800

Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton is still in consideration for the Cleveland Browns head coaching position.

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Browns | Owner may favor 3-4 defense

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 13:39:17 -0800

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam seems to favor using a 3-4 defensive alignment going forward. The team interviewed Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton for their head coaching position and he runs a 3-4 defense.

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Cardinals | Ray Horton believes he will be a head coach in 2013

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 12:56:48 -0800

Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton said he believes he will fill one of the head coaching openings and does not believe he is being interviewed by teams just to fulfill the Rooney Rule. "I think my background and the way the players have performed for me speaks for itself. I've been to five Super Bowls and been on No. 1 defenses and guys out here responded to me very well. So if you're asking me do I think I'm going to be a head coach this year, I'll say yes," Horton said.

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Cardinals | Another interview for Ray Horton

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 05:02:52 -0800

Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton will have a second interview with the team for their head coaching vacancy Wednesday, Jan. 2, according to a source with knowledge of the situation.

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Browns | Making run at Chip Kelly

Tue, 01 Jan 2013 19:07:28 -0800

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns team president Joe Banner is in Arizona. He interviewed Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton, but the reason for his trip is to make a pitch to University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly after his team's Fiesta Bowl game Thursday, Jan. 3.

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Cardinals | Ray Horton interviews

Tue, 01 Jan 2013 18:25:50 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Arizona Cardinals interviewed defensive coordinator Ray Horton for their head coaching vacancy Tuesday, Jan. 1.

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Bills | Ray Horton to interview Wednesday

Tue, 01 Jan 2013 18:16:01 -0800

The Buffalo Bills have executives in Arizona to interview defensive coordinator Ray Horton Wednesday, Jan. 2. Team president Russ Brandon, departing general manager Buddy Nix and GM-in-waiting Doug Whaley will meet with the candidate.

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Cardinals | Ray Horton to be interviewed

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 15:03:55 -0800

Arizona Cardinals president Michael Bidwell said the team will interview defensive coordinator Ray Horton for their head coaching position.

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Bills | Likely to interview Ray Horton

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:37:49 -0800

The Buffalo Bills likely will interview Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton for their head coaching position.

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Browns | Interested in Ray Horton

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:19:16 -0800

The Cleveland Browns are interested in Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton as a possible candidate for their head coaching position.

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Cardinals | Ray Horton expected to HC candidate

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 10:22:56 -0800

Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton is expected to be a candidate for the team's head coaching position.

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Cardinals | Ray Horton to receive interest

Sat, 29 Dec 2012 09:04:34 -0800

Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton is expected to draw interest from multiple teams and be given a chance to interview for upcoming head coaching vacancies, including the Cardinals, who could relieve head coach Ken Whisenhunt of his duties after the season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Arizona Republic - Kent Somers and Bob McManaman