Kevin Stefanski releases statement on the firing of defensive coordinator Joe Woods

The Cleveland Browns are now back in search mode as they will look to hire an upgrade at defensive coordinator. Officially firing Joe Woods today, the Browns have already been linked to two high-profile names, Jerod Mayo and Brian Flores. Head coach Kevin Stefanski has released a statement on the firing of Woods as well:

“I’d like to thank Joe for his hard work and dedication in his three seasons as our defensive coordinator. I will always have the utmost respect for Joe, the person, and the coach. Unfortunately, we didn’t perform up to our standards enough this season, and we all share in that responsibility. We all wish Joe and his family the best in the future.”

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Story originally appeared on Browns Wire