Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is scheduled to interview with the Browns on Saturday and the Browns will fill some of the hours until then by meeting with another candidate for their head coaching job.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will interview with the team on Friday. Cleveland’s interest in talking to Bowles was reported earlier this week, but there was a report that he might choose to pass up the opportunity. By interviewing Bowles, the Browns will satisfy the requirements of the Rooney Rule.
Bowles oversaw a very good Cardinals defense in 2013 that finished the year sixth in the NFL in yards allowed and seventh in points allowed. Bowles finished the 2012 season as the defensive coordinator in Philadelphia after Juan Castillo was fired and spent the final three games of the 2011 season as the Dolphins’ interim coach after Tony Sparano was fired. Bowles is also reportedly a candidate to replace Leslie Frazier in Minnesota.
Bowles and McDaniels will join Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn on the list of interviews conducted by the Browns.