Add Greg Schiano to the list of candidates the Browns have interviewed for their head-coaching vacancy.
According to FootballScoop.com, the Browns met with Schiano, the former Buccaneers’ coach, on Wednesday.
Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com confirmed news of the Browns’ interview with Schiano, whom the Buccaneers fired on December 30.
The Buccaneers were 11-21 in Schiano’s two seasons as head coach. The 2013 Buccaneers quickly fell out of contention, losing their first eight games. Though Tampa Bay picked up its play in the second half of the season, it wasn’t enough to save the jobs of Schiano and G.M. Mark Dominik.
The Browns fired head coach Rob Chudzinski on December 29. They have twice met with Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn has also been linked to the job.
UPDATE 9:03 p.m. ET: Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com all report that Schiano will not be hired by Cleveland. However, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reports that Schiano is a candidate.