If the Browns don’t hire Chip Kelly to be their next coach, Cleveland could opt for a defensive mind instead of an offensive specialist.
Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton remains in the mix for Cleveland, one of three finalists for the job. Horton specifically has been told by the Browns to be ready for another round of interviews.
Of course it won’t matter if a deal with Kelly is “95 percent” done. Oh, wait.
Horton also has been interviewed extensively by the Cardinals, and by the Bills.