Browns eyeing Josh McDaniels for HC? 

December, 29, 2013
12/29/13
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UPDATE: As it turns out, the "bad vibes" noted below about Rob Chudzinski's grip on his coaching job with the Browns have proved to be true. Per ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen, the team will fire Chud early this week.

Bill O'Brien, Ken Whisenhunt and Chip Kelly interviewed for the job last season. Kelly, of course, is with the Eagles now and O'Brien is the top candidate for the Texans' opening. Whisenhunt is expected to interview for multiple openings in the coming weeks, perhaps with the Browns again. Another prime candidate will be Patriots OC Josh McDaniels.

"If Browns fire Rob Chudzinski, Pats OC Josh McDaniels will be considered. McDaniels nearly hired Browns GM Mike Lombardi when HC in Denver," tweeted ESPN's Ed Werder earlier this afternoon.