The Cleveland Browns reached out to former NFL cornerback, Aaron Glenn, to become an assistant defensive backs coach. Glenn spent the past two years in New York with the Jets as a college area scout last season and a pro personnel scout in 2012. This will be Glenn’s first coaching job, after 15 years playing and two scouting, as he is reunited with Mike Pettine, former Jets Defensive Coordinator.

Despite, the lack of coaching credentials, Glenn’s career stats give him credibility. The 41 year old racked up 41 interceptions, 661 tackles, 167 passes defended, and eight touchdowns, throughout his career playing for just five teams.

Speaking of his career, Aaron Glenn was drafted 12th overall in the 1994 draft by the New York Jets, where the cornerback spent eight years. In 2002, the Texas native became a Houston Texan as a part of the expansion draft.

Meanwhile, that season Glenn became one of Houston’s first Pro Bowlers after cashing in a career high 67 tackles, 56 solo. He also registered his only sack while recording five interceptions for 181 yards and two touchdowns.

After spending three years as a Texan, Glenn reunited with Bill Parcells, ex-Jets coach, in Dallas, where he played from 2005-2006. The cornerback then appeared in five games for Jacksonville in 2007 and four games for New Orleans in 2008. After a two year hiatus, Aaron Glenn signed a one day contract to retire as a Houston Texan in 2010.

Finally now that his playing days are behind him, Glenn can transfer his knowledge to Cleveland’s first round draft picks, Joe Haden and Justin Gilbert. The cornerback position needed to be addressed this offseason, due to the necessity of helping Joe Haden. Rookies, Justin Gilbert and Pierre Desir, should benefit the most from Glenn’s presence.

-Max Gold

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