Report: McDaniels Withdraws From Running For Browns Head Coaching Job

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Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Josh McDaniels won’t be coaching the Cleveland Browns next season.

The Patriots offensive coordinator has withdrawn from consideration for Cleveland’s head coaching vacancy, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

McDaniels interviewed with the Browns last Saturday and a person close to McDaniels said the meeting was “awesome,” according to Schefter. But that same person said “it isn’t the right time for him to become a head coach.”

McDaniels, 37, 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. McDaniels was fired during his second season in Denver, amassing an 11-17 record, and briefly served as offensive coordinator of the St. Louis Rams before returning to the Patriots at the end of 2011. He was named offensive assistant before taking over as offense coordinator in 2012 when Bill O’Brien left for Penn State.

The Browns are looking to replace Rob Chudzinski, who was fired after going 4-12 in his only season in Cleveland.

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