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Kyle Shanahan officially named Browns OC

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Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine added to his initial staff on Monday by officially naming Kyle Shanahan as offensive coordinator.

Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reported Shanahan agreed to a three-year deal.

Shanahan comes to the Browns with six years of experience as an offensive coordinator, including the last four with the Washington Redskins.

Shanahan was fired at the end of the regular season, along with his father, head coach Mike Shanahan, following a disappointing 3-13 year.

Last season, Shanahan helped the Redskins' offense finish ninth in the NFL in total yards per game (369.7) and fifth in rushing (135.3).

In 2012, the Redskins captured the NFC East title and became the first team in NFL history to pass for 3,400 yards and rush for 2,700 yards in the same season.

Shanahan helped quarterback Robert Griffin III set NFL rookie records in passer rating (102.4), lowest percentage of passes had intercepted (1.27) and rushing yards by a rookie quarterback (815) en route to his 2012 Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year recognition.

Prior to Washington, Shanahan spent four seasons (2006-09) with the Houston Texans, the final two as offensive coordinator.

Before joining the Texans, Shanahan served as offensive quality control coach with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2004-05.

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