As expected the Browns have a new defensive coordinator, and as expected it is Jim O'Neil.
Just like their new head coach, he comes from the Bills.
It became official tonight. O'Neil was a linebackers coach last year in Buffalo, helping the Bills set a franchise record with 57 sacks, second most in the league.
He followed Mike Pettine from the Jets to the Bills, so he does it again.
Pettine will be in charge of the Browns' defense and groom O'Neil like Rex Ryan did for Pettine.
O'Neil has five years of NFL coaching experience.
And Chris Tabor is staying in Cleveland.
He'll remain the Browns' special teams coach.
He started with Pat Shurmur in 2011 and stayed on with Rob Chudzinski and now with Pettine.
Overall during his time here, his special teams units have been a strength of the team.
Pettine has hired his first eight assistant coaches. Four of them came with him from the Bills, and three remain from the Browns staff.
Two of his three coordinator spots are filled. Offensive coordinator is open.