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Browns Pursuing Jon Gruden?

So much for the idea of Jon Gruden in coaching in Cleveland next season.

Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that a source with “direct knowledge of the situation” has informed him that they are not even considering the idea of pursuing Gruden as their next head coach.

This obviously refutes a previous report that mentioned it “might” be a possibility.

Florio adds that the Browns are unlikely to make a “splash” with their hire.

Colts OC Bruce Arians, Alouettes HC Marc Trestman and Cardinals DC Ray Horton have been linked to the Browns in recent days.

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According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns “might” consider pursuing Jon Gruden for their head coaching vacancy.

Cabot mentions Gruden is a possibility now that Chip Kelly decide to remain with Oregon.

The Browns head coaching position would allow Gruden to return to his home state of Ohio. Cleveland’s search for their next head coach hasn’t gone as planned, but there are still plenty of options out there.

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Ron Jaworski told 97.5 The Fanatic in Philadelphia that the Eagles haven’t reached out to Jon Gruden regarding their head coaching vacancy, but added that Gruden would be interested in taking the job, per John Clark of NBC.

Gruden’s name is a staple of the offseason, but there appears to be limited interest in him this year or he’s just comfortable staying with ESPN as their Monday Night Football analyst.

The Eagles have refocused their head coaching search now that Chip Kelly has elected to remain with Oregon. Gruden could end up being an option for them at some point, but as of now they appear to be targeting different coaching options.

 

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