DeWayne Walker was named defensive backs coach on Jan. 19, 2017. Walker has 12 years of NFL coaching experience.
In his first season, the Browns defense made significant improvements in many categories. The Browns, who finished 31st in the NFL in both total defense and rushing defense in 2016, ranked 14th in total defense and seventh in rushing defense in 2017. Walker worked specifically with the Browns defensive backs and Jason McCourty led the team in interceptions. McCourty also recorded the first INT-TD of his nine-year career.