Browns defensive coordinator hoping to return next season

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns defensive coordinator Joe Woods wants another chance. Under fire most of this season for a unit that underperformed and didn’t always complement Cleveland’s offense, Woods said he’s hoping to come back for a fourth season. He may not get the chance. Woods was one of coach Kevin Stefanski’s first hires three seasons ago. The Browns defense has struggled to stop the run all season. There’s been some improvement down the stretch, but maybe not enough to save Woods. The Browns face the Pittsburgh Steelers in the season finale.

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