The Browns have a new running backs coach, as today the team named Ryan Lindley to the position.
As a player, Lindley was a sixth-round pick by Arizona in 2012. He appeared in 10 regular season games with six starts in addition to starting a playoff game for the Cardinals in 2014.
He spent two seasons playing under current Browns offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens, who served as Arizona’s quarterbacks coach from 2013-16. Lindley also spent time with the Chargers, Patriots and Colts. He was a four-year starter at San Diego State, where he set numerous school records, including career passing yards (12,690) and touchdowns (90).
Following his playing career, he helped numerous prospects leading up to the NFL draft, including quarterbacks Carson Wentz, Jared Goff and Mitchell Trubisky.
Lindley joined San Diego State’s coaching staff in 2017 as a graduate assistant, where he remained until joining the Browns staff.