Caldwell adds former Browns assistant Michael McCarthy

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News

Lions coach Jim Caldwell added a member to his staff Friday, hiring former Cleveland assistant Michael McCarthy.

Michael McCarthy, formerly of the Browns, will oversee quality control and the offensive line in his new role as a Lions assistant coach.

McCarthy spent 2015 offensive quality control coach for the Browns with a focus on offensive line, and he’ll be in a similar role in Detroit with the title of quality control/offensive line.

McCarthy worked at Western Michigan as the video coordinator from 2011-12 after an internship. He also spent time at Rutgers as a video assistant in 2007 and 2010, and in a video on the Browns’ website, McCarthy said he worked overnight at Home Depot overnight 40 hours a week to receive benefits when he was with the Scarlet Knights.

Before joining the Browns, McCarthy spent a season coaching tight ends and North Carolina Central. He also worked as a graduate assistant at Tulane from 2012-13, had an internship with the Jets in 2008 and was offensive line coach at the College of New Jersey in 2009.