The Browns are looking for a head coach and their defensive coordinator, of the moment anyway, is expected to interview for the Vikings head coaching job on Tuesday.
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports, via John Wooten of the Fritz Pollard Alliance, that Ray Horton will meet with Minnesota next week. Horton spent one season running the Browns defense, producing a unit that finished seventh in yards allowed while the Browns gave up 25.4 points per game.
Horton was previously the defensive coordinator in Arizona and has made the head coaching interview rounds in the past. The longtime NFL defensive back was also a member of the Steelers staff from 2004-2010 before moving to the Cardinals.
Several other candidates have been linked to the Vikings since Leslie Frazier was relieved of duty, including Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell, Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles (who replaced Horton in that post) and both Bengals coordinators. There haven’t been any reports of interviews that have already taken place.
Former Lions coach Jim Schwartz is reportedly a contender to replace Horton as the defensive coordinator in Cleveland once they settle on a head coach.