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Dick Jauron to interview with the Browns today and Wednesday; Dave Wannstedt has meeting set for Thursday

By Nate Ulrich Published: January 18, 2011

Philadelphia Eagles defensive backs coach Dick Jauron will interview with the Browns for their defensive coordinator position today and Wednesday, a league source said.

Meanwhile, Dave Wannstedt is waiting his turn. The Browns are scheduled to interview Wannstedt for their defensive coordinator vacancy on Thursday, a league source said.

Jauron, pictured right, has been the head coach of the Chicago Bears and the Buffalo Bills. He was also the interim head coach of the Detroit Lions and the defensive coordinator of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Lions. During the 2010 season, he served as the Eagles' senior assistant/defensive backs coach.

Wannstedt has been the defensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys and the head coach of the Bears, the Miami Dolphins and the University of Pittsburgh. He was recently pressured to resign from Pitt.

Former Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was hired to fill the same role with the Cowboys, according to a report published Sunday on NFL.com.

New Browns coach Pat Shurmur, 45, has been an offensive coach throughout his career, so the team appears to be seeking an experienced defensive coordinator. Jauron, 60, and Wannstedt, 58, have long, respected resumes.

Both candidates are in the mix with other teams, too. Jauron, Jim Mora and Billy Davis have reportedly emerged as the favorites to become the Eagles' defensive coordinator. Wannstedt is reportedly on the radars of the Bills and the San Diego Chargers.

If the Browns hire either Jauron or Wannstedt, the team would likely switch from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3.

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