Browns add Chandler to coach WRs, promote Undlin
Cleveland Browns coach Romeo Crennel neared completion of his revamped staff on Thursday, hiring veteran NFL assistant Wes Chandler as receivers coach and promoting Cory Undlin to secondary coach and assistant special teams coach.
Chandler last worked as the wide receivers coach for the Minnesota Vikings in 2005. The former standout NFL wide receiver has worked 13 seasons as a coach in the professional and college ranks. Chandler has coached in the NFL Europe League and also served on the staff at Central Florida.
In addition to his one season with the Vikings, Chandler was the wide receivers coach for the Dallas Cowboys for three seasons (2000-2002). Known as a stickler for details, he will be charged with developing the young Cleveland wide receiver corps, most notably third-year veteran Braylon Edwards.
In 11 seasons with the San Diego Chargers (1981-87) and New Orleans Saints (1988-91), he registered 559 receptions for 8,966 yards and 56 touchdowns. Chandler was named to four Pro Bowl teams and inducted into the Chargers' Hall of Fame in 2001.
Undlin served the past two seasons as the Cleveland defensive quality control coach. Before joining the Browns' staff, Undlin was a defensive assistant in New England in 2004.
He was also an assistant coach at Cal-Lutheran (1998-2001), and Fresno State (2002-2003). Undlin will work with primary secondary coach Mel Tucker and new special teams coach Ted Daisher, who was hired earlier this week.
Crennel has revamped nearly his entire staff since the conclusion of the 2006 season, with some of the moves mandated by Browns' management.
Len Pasquarelli is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.
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