Wannstedt, Browns meet

The Cleveland Browns have interviewed former NFL and Pitt coach

Dave Wannstedt to be their defensive coordinator.

Browns coach Pat Shurmur met Thursday with Wannstedt, who spent

six seasons coaching Chicago and four-plus in Miami. Wannstedt was

forced to resign after going 7-5 this season, his sixth at the

school. Wannstedt also has drawn interest from Buffalo.

Shurmur talked with Dick Jauron about running his defense on

Wednesday. Jauron, a head coach with Chicago, Buffalo and Detroit,

spent last season coaching Philadelphia’s secondary and is a

candidate to take over the Eagles defense.

The Browns are also in the market for an offensive coordinator.

Shurmur plans to call his own plays next season, which could be

limiting his choices.