Ray Horton is leaving Cleveland for Tennessee.
Horton has accepted the Titans’ defensive coordinator job, Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports. As we noted earlier this week, Horton was believed to be new Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt’s top choice. Horton was also Whisenhunt’s defensive coordinator in Arizona in 2011 and 2012.
The 53-year-old Horton has long been a well-regarded defensive coordinator, as well as a head-coaching candidate.
This is a good hire for the Titans, who were up and down defensively this season. They will be a streaming candidate next season given the right matchup.