BOSTON (CBS) – While the NFL kicks off the playoffs on Saturday, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will be interviewing with the Cleveland Browns.
According to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen, the Browns have an interview scheduled with McDaniels in the New England area on Saturday.
The Browns are looking to replace Rob Chudzinski, who was fired on Sunday after going 4-12 in his only season in Cleveland. The Browns have also asked permission to interview Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, and Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase.
Teams can only interview assistants whose teams earned a bye in the first week of the postseason under league rules, and cannot offer the job or open negotiations until their team is eliminated.
McDaniels is currently in his second stint as New England’s offensive coordinator, a position he held from 2006-2008 before taking the head coaching job in Denver. He returned to the Patriots at the end of 2011 as an offensive assistant before taking over as offensive coordinator for Bill O’Brien.
McDaniels went 11-17 with the Broncos, and was fired after a 3-9 start to his second season.