Browns hire Joker Phillips as receivers coach

The Cleveland Browns hired Joker Phillips as receivers coach.

He replaces Mike McDaniel after one season.

“I think the first thing when you meet Joker, you just get a sense for his passion for the game and specifically wide receiver play,” Browns coach Mike Pettine said. “That's his specialty and he loves it. Everybody I've talked to that's the first thing that comes out, just his mentality and how much he truly cares about that position.”

Phllips worked at Kentucky with new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo.

Phillips played receiver in the NFL and CFL. He's a former head coach at Kentucky who excelled at receiver for the Wildcats. Phillips has coached for 26 years.

“We always stayed in contact,” Phillips said. “I wanted to come up here and help him and be with him again because he's such a young knowledgeable coach. I've seen him work his magic with the different quarterbacks he's worked with. I just felt like it was a good opportunity for me to get with the person I want to help and help be successful.”

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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