Report: Eagles to Add Former Browns OC John DeFilippo to Staff
DeFilippo interviewed for the Rams' open coordinator spot, and he met with the 49ers regarding their head-coaching vacancy, but was let go by new Browns head coach Hue Jackson, who was going to call his own plays.
Browns ownership reportedly wanted to retain DeFilippo, but there was not a place for him on the staff.
Some of the reasons the Browns wanted DeFilippo back was his work with journeyman quarterback Josh McCown, who was on pace for a 4,000 yard season before being injured. DeFilippo also helped produce career years for tight end Gary Barnidge and wide receiver Travis Benjamin.