The Browns confirmed Tuesday evening that they’ve interviewed Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson for a second time for their vacant head coaching position.
That makes two Browns-Jackson interviews in fewer than 48 hours, but the team has not offered Jackson a contract.
Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam was at the interview instead of at the NFL owners meetings; his wife, Dee Haslam, represented the Browns there. Jackson is the only candidate to meet with the Browns twice.
Monday evening, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that the Browns were prepared to make a “big push” to secure Jackson as their head coach. Tuesday afternoon, reports surfaced that Jackson was no longer in the running with the 49ers, the first team to interview Jackson Sunday.
The second interview shows that the Jackson-Browns interest is real, but with no offer yet on the table Jackson will presumably point towards a scheduled Thursday morning interview with the Giants.