Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports that the Browns have no plans to interview more candidates for their head-coaching job. Beyond that, Cleveland will not bring any of the eight candidates they met with back for a second round of interviews.
According to Florio, Cleveland could hire their next head coach as soon as Sunday.
While some have speculated that the outcome of this weekend’s playoff games could factor into the team’s decision, Florio says the playoff outcomes are not believed to a significant factor in the team’s decision.
49ers DC Robert Saleh, Ravens OC Greg Roman and Vikings OC Kevin Stefanski are still coaching in the playoffs, but they will be available to be hired after their teams lose or the season ends.
Patriots OC Josh McDaniels, Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy, Eagles DE Jim Schwartz and Bills OC Brian Daboll also interviewed for the Browns’ job along with Mike McCarthy, who is now the head coach of the Cowboys.
- ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that Daboll could be a “sleeper” candidate for the Browns’ head coaching job and had a “strong interview” with Cleveland.
- Jason La Canfora mentions that he’s heard the “most buzz” around Stefanski and Saleh for the Browns’ vacancy.
- Mary Kay Cabot reports that a decision regarding the Browns’ head-coaching job isn’t expected to come until Sunday.
We’ll have more regarding the Browns as the news is available.