Seattle Seahawks director of pro personnel Will Lewis interviewed for the Browns' general manager position Friday, a team spokesman confirmed.
Lewis, 51, came to Seattle with new Browns president Mike Holmgren in 1999 and has worked there for 10 years in his current position. Lewis has spent over 12 years with Holmgren, including more than two years in Green Bay.
Bringing in Lewis puts the Browns in compliance with the league's Rooney Rule regarding minority candidates. But Lewis could also join the Browns in a position similar to his current post if he's a casualty of the shakeup in the Seahawks football operations, which included the firing of coach Jim Mora Friday.
Philadelphia Eagles general manager Tom Heckert interviewed with the Browns Wednesday and is still considered the favorite to land the job. He reportedly canceled his interview next week in Seattle. But Heckert cannot be hired until the Eagles are eliminated from the post-season.