Cleveland Browns: 4 Benefits of hiring Freddie Kitchens as head coach

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4. Adam Henry returning

Following the hiring of Freddie Kitchens, Browns assistant coaches were let go as the new coach will be given the chance to hire his own staff.

There will be one holdover, though: wide receivers’ coach Adam Henry.

It’s a move that should be applauded considering the Browns’ receiving corps looked like a professional unit for the first time since the days of Webster Slaughter, Brian Brennan and Reggie Langhorne.

Under Henry’s watch, rookie Antonio Callaway led the receiving corps in touchdown receptions (5) despite not playing college ball for the entirety of the 2017 season due to off-the-field issues.

Rashard Higgins, who looked like a third-round bust about a year and half ago, continue to resurrect his career as a dependable wideout.

Breshad Perriman, who looked like a first-round bust after being drafted by the Ravens in 2015, looked like a new player with Mayfield throwing him the ball and Kitchens and Henry coaching him up.

And then there’s Jarvis Landry, who Henry coached in college, along with Odell Beckham Jr.

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The unit was dealt some adversity quickly this season after Josh Gordon was traded to the Patriots after Week 1, but the unit now boasts its greatest depth since the late 1980s.