Adam Schefter reports that the Browns are hosting former Cardinals HC Steve Wilks for their defensive coordinator vacancy on Friday.
This comes shortly after the news that the Cardinals have hired Vance Joseph, who was a candidate for the Browns’ job, for their defensive coordinator position.
Wilks, 49, began his NFL coaching career with the Bears as their defensive backs coach back in 2006. He spent two years with the Chargers before following Ron Rivera to Carolina as their defensive backs coach.
The Panthers promoted him to assistant head coach in 2015 and then to defensive coordinator last year after Sean McDermott took the Bills’ job.
Wilks agreed to become the Cardinals’ head coach last year but elected to fire him a few weeks ago.
During his first year as Cardinals’ head coach, Wilks led the team to a 3-13 record (18.7 percent).