Reports: Browns to hire Mike Pettine as new head coach
JAN 23, 2014 11:35a ET
After weeks of searching, it looks like the Browns are finally ready to hire a head coach.
According to multiple reports, Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine will be hired by the Browns to fill their head coach vacancy and the news could be announced as early as Thursday evening.
The news was first reported by Will Burge of Bleacher Report early this morning, when he tweeted out that Pettine would be traveling to Cleveland Thursday for contract negotiations and not a third interview.
Browns officials denied the reports early on, but various credible NFL insiders began to confirm the news around 11:00am. It appears as if a deal has been worked out and that coordinators are currently being lined up.
The Browns are expected to make an official announcement Thursday evening or early Friday morning.