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Browns Head Coaching Rumors

Update:

Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Hue Jackson‘s Tuesday interview ended without a contract offer from the Browns.

Interesting enough, Jason La Canfora mentioned earlier that a formal offer from the Browns is likely forthcoming, so it is surprising to see Jackson leave without a deal on the table.

According to Cabot, the Browns have yet to make a head-coaching decision because they still like other available candidates.

  • Mike Silver of NFL Media reports that the Browns are still the most aggressive team in pursuing HC Hue Jackson.
  • Ian Rapoport reports that Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is not here in Houston for the NFL meetings, as they pursue Jackson as the team’s next head coach.
  • However, the 49ers are still interested in him and the Giants are hoping to interview him at some point in the near future.
  • Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Browns are set to make a “big push” to hire Bengals OC Hue Jackson as their next head coach. 
  • Mike Garafolo reports that the Browns are a “legit contender” for Jackson and are willing to offer a lot of say in personnel matters.
  • According to Garafolo, the Browns decision to hire Sashi Brown and give him control of the 53 isn’t as big of a deal as it has been made out to be. Instead, Garafolo says that Brown will defer to the team’s personnel people.

Cleveland has now completed interviews with  Patriots DC Matt Patricia, Jaguars assistant HC Doug Marrone, Bears OC Adam Gase, Lions DC Teryl Austin, and Cowboys DBs coach Jerome Henderson. Other speculative Browns head-coaching candidates include: Jim Schwartz and Chip Kelly.

We’ll have more regarding the Browns’ job as the news is available.

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The Cleveland Browns announced that they’ve completed a second interview with Bengals OC Hue Jackson on Tuesday.

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  • Mike Silver reports that the Browns have concluded their interview with Jackson without reaching an agreement for him to be their next head coach.
  • According to Silver, the meetings with the Browns and 49ers both went well.
  • The Cleveland Browns announced that they’ve completed their interview with Panthers DC Sean McDermott for their head-coaching vacancy on Saturday.

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The Browns confirmed that they interviewed Cowboys DB coach Jerome Henderson on Friday.

  • Mary Kay Cabot reports that the Browns haven’t scheduled an interview with Bengals DC Paul Guenther, despite a previous report. Cabot adds that it’s still possible Guenther could meet with the Browns, but nothing has been scheduled as of now.
  • Mary Kay Cabot reports that Panthers DC Sean McDermott will meet with the Browns on Sunday.

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  • The Browns confirmed their interview with Bears OC Adam Gase on Wednesday.
  • According to Ian Rapoport, the Browns will get the first opportunity to interview Bengals OC Hue Jackson on Sunday following their playoff game against the Steelers.
  • Getlin adds that Jaguars assistant HC Doug Marrone interviewed with the team on Thursday.

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Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Browns are interviewing Panthers DC Sean McDermott on Sunday after originally scheduling for Thursday night.

Carolina GM Dave Gettleman said a number of teams have inquired about McDermott, but the Browns are the only team to have set up an interview.

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Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that some Browns players are “concerned” about the possibility of Jaguars OL coach Doug Marrone being hired as the team’s next head coach.

According to Cabot, there are some Browns players who may decide they don’t want to deal with the situation, unless the teams assures them that Marrone has changed.

Cabot adds that some of Marron’s former players saw his coaching approach as more “college-oriented than pro.”

With this in mind, Cabot mentions that players such as LT Joe Thomas, who has already said that he plans to wait and see who the next coach is before deciding whether to ask for a trade, C Alex Mack or RT Mitchell Schwartz could consider moving on.

  • The Cleveland Browns confirmed their interview with Bears OC Adam Gase on Wednesday.
  • Ian Rapoport reports that the Browns will get the first opportunity to interview Bengals OC Hue Jackson on Sunday following their playoff game against the Steelers.
  • Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Bengals DC Paul Guenther is also scheduled to meet with the Browns on Sunday.
  • Ed Werder reports that the Browns will interview Cowboys’ secondary coach Jerome Henderson for their head-coaching job.
  • Getlin adds that Jaguars assistant HC Doug Marrone will interview with the team on Thursday.

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Jason La Canfora reports that the Browns will interview Bengals DC Paul Guenther for their head-coaching job next week.

  • Albert Breer wonders Patriots DC Matt Patricia could have an edge for the Browns head-coaching job now that they appear to have a heavy emphasis on analytics.
  • Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Browns will interview Panthers DC Sean McDermott in Cleveland on Thursday
  • According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Browns have requested permission for HC interview with Bengals OC Hue Jackson.
  • Schefter adds that Jackson has interest from the 49ers and Dolphins as well.

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ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Browns have received permission to interview Patriots’ defensive coordinator Matt Patricia.

  • Jason Cole reports that Lions DC Teryl Austin will interview for the Browns on Wednesday after meeting with the Dolphins tomorrow.
  • Mary Kay Cabot reports that the Browns will interview Jaguars assistant HC Doug Marrone on Thursday for their head-coaching vacancy.

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Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that former Lions HC Jim Schwartz is on the Browns’ radar for head-coaching candidates.

Schwartz is looking to return to coaching in 2016 and his name has been tossed out as a speculative candidate for the Titans’ job.

However, if he doesn’t land another head-coaching job, Schwartz is likely to be an in-demand defensive coordinator. Should Schwartz consider defensive coordinator positions, the Dolphins could be a team to watch for him.

As of now, the Browns have scheduled interviews with Gase, Austin and Marrone.

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