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CFL coach Chris Jones taking a job with Browns

Edmonton Eskimos v Saskatchewan Roughriders

REGINA, SK - NOVEMBER 08: Head coach Chris Jones of the Edmonton Eskimos on the sideline in a game between the Edmonton Eskimos and Saskatchewan Roughriders in week 20 of the 2014 CFL season at Mosaic Stadium on November 08, 2014 in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. (Photo by Brent Just/Getty Images)

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Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Chris Jones is leaving the Canadian Football League for the Browns, David William Naylor of TSN reports. Jones will take a job in a defensive capacity, though his exact title is unclear.

New Browns coach Freddie Kitchens quarterbacked Alabama in 1997 when Jones was a graduate assistant.

Jones served as head coach, vice president of football operations and defensive co-coordinator since the Roughriders hired him in December 2015.

He won CFL coach of the year honors in 2018 when the Riders went 12-6 and hosted a playoff game for the first time since 2013.

Jones signed a contract extension last month, but it contains an out clause that allows him to leave for a job in the NCAA or NFL.