Browns interview Panthers coordinator Sean McDermott
CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns have interviewed Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott for their head coaching job.
McDermott is the sixth candidate to meet with Cleveland's coaching search committee, headed by owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam. The 41-year-old McDermott has drawn interest from other teams because of his success with the Panthers, who went 15-1 in the regular season and had a first-round bye in the NFC playoffs. McDermott met with Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Cleveland's front office will meet later Sunday with Cincinnati offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, who interviewed with San Francisco the day after the Bengals' heartbreaking loss to Pittsburgh in the wild-card game.
The Panthers led the league with 24 interceptions and 39 takeaways this season under McDermott, who joined the Panthers' staff in 2011. His defenses have finished in the top 10 in each of the past four seasons. He has also worked as an assistant in Philadelphia.
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