Browns round out coaching staff

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski has rounded out his staff by hiring

five more assistants.

John Settle, who spent the past two seasons working with

Chudzinski in Carolina, will coach Cleveland’s running backs. He

takes over for Gary Brown, relieved after four seasons with the

Browns. Settle coached the Panthers’ backs.

In addition to Settle, the Browns hired Chris DiSanto (assistant

strength and conditioning), Ken Flajole (inside linebackers), Steve

Gera (special assistant to the head coach) and Derik Keyes

(assistant strength and conditioning).

Chudzinski, who was the Panthers offensive coordinator the last

two years, said in a statement that the new coaches ”are all

outstanding teachers and leaders who will bring out the best in our


This is Settle’s second stint with the Browns. He served in

several capacities in 1995 for Cleveland before the team moved to