Browns seek 'fresh approach' with new offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey

Feb. 5 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Browns were looking for "a fresh approach" when they agreed to hire new offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey, who was fired this off-season by the Buffalo Bills, coach Kevin Stefanski said Monday.

News of Dorsey's hiring broke last week, but the Browns made it official Monday morning. They also hired Tommy Reese as a tight ends coach and pass game specialist, Jacques Cesaire as a defensive line coach, and Duce Staley to coach running backs.


"Ken has worked with and elevated some of the top quarterbacks in this league and will bring a fresh approach to our offense," Stefanski said in a news release.

"He knows what it takes to be successful at that position as he was one of the most successful college quarterbacks of all time and that has helped him become a tremendous coach.

"He has a history with this team and knows what the Browns mean to this city. We are very excited to bring in Ken as offensive coordinator."


Dorsey, 42, joined the Bills staff in 2019 as a quarterbacks coach. He was promoted to offensive coordinator in 2022. The Bills offense, led by quarterback Josh Allen, totaled the second-most points and yards in 2022. They ranked seventh in passing and rushing that season.

The Bills scored the sixth-most points and totaled the fourth-most yards in 2023. They ranked seventh in rushing and eighth in passing.

The Bills fired Dorsey on Nov. 14, one day after they lost to the Denver Broncos. Joe Brady took over as offensive coordinator for the rest of the season.

Dorsey, who played quarterback for Browns for three seasons, previously worked as a scout and quarterbacks coach for the Carolina Panthers.

Stefanski fired former Browns offensive coordinator Joe Woods in January.

The Browns, who were hit with major injuries throughout the 2023-24 campaign, including to starting quarterback Deshaun Watson, ranked No. 16 in yards and No. 10 in points during the regular season.

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