The Browns confirmed they'll interview the following:
Gregg Williams, Browns interim coach
Background: Veteran defensive coordinator went 5-3 after replacing Hue Jackson for second half of 2018 season and was 17-31 as Buffalo Bills head coach (2001-03).
Freddie Kitchens, Browns offensive coordinator
Background: Entered NFL coaching ranks in 2006, guiding tight ends, quarterbacks and running backs before thriving as first-time play caller in final eight games of 2018.
The Browns have reportedly requested interviews with the following:
Kevin Stefanski, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator
Background: Vikings assistant since 2006 coached quarterbacks before taking control as play caller after firing of former Browns OC John DeFilippo on Dec. 11.
Dan Campbell, New Orleans Saints assistant head coach/tight ends coach
Background: Former NFL tight end went 5-7 as interim coach of Miami Dolphins in 2015.
Brian Flores, New England Patriots linebackers coach
Background: Became Patriots' de facto defensive coordinator in 2018 after Matt Patricia took Detroit Lions' head coaching job.
Nick Sirianni, Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator
Background: Former Mount Union wide receiver and defensive backs coach (2004-05) in first season as the Colts' OC previously worked as offensive assistant with Chargers (2013-16) and Kansas City Chiefs (2009-12).
Matt Eberflus, Colts defensive coordinator
Background: Former Toledo linebacker and assistant coach (1992-2000) became Colts' DC in 2018 after stints with Dallas Cowboys (2016-17 passing game coordinator/linebackers; 2011-15 linebackers) and Browns (2009-10 linebackers).
Others to watch:
Mike McCarthy, former Green Bay Packers coach
Background: Super Bowl champion in 2010 season fired by Packers on Dec. 2 after going 125-77-2, plus 10-8 in playoffs, during nearly 13 seasons on the job.
Jim Caldwell, former Detroit Lions and Colts coach
Background: Went 36-30, including 0-2 in playoffs, as Lions head coach (2014-17) and 28-24, including 2-2 in postseason, as Colts head coach (2009-11).
Mike Munchak, Pittsburgh Steelers offensive line coach
Background: Hall of Fame guard went 22-26 as Tennessee Titans head coach (2011-13) before guiding Steelers O-line for past five seasons.
Adam Gase, former Miami Dolphins coach
Background: Fired by Dolphins Monday after going 23-26, including 0-1 in playoffs, former OC of Chicago Bears (2015) and Denver Broncos (2013-14) received interest from Browns owner Jimmy Haslam in past.
Josh McDaniels, Patriots offensive coordinator
Background: Another coach previously courted by Browns in Haslam era, Canton McKinley High School graduate backed out of agreement last year to become Colts head coach and returned for 10th season as Patriots OC. Went 11-17 as Broncos head coach (2009-10).
Lincoln Riley, Oklahoma coach
Background: Baker Mayfield's college play caller who went 12-2 in both seasons as head coach has said he plans to stay with Sooners.
Matt Campbell, Iowa State coach
Background: Perry High School graduate, former Toledo head coach and Mount Union OC declined interview request from New York Jets, per NFL Network.
Bruce Arians, former Arizona Cardinals coach
Background: After insisting only Browns could lure him out of retirement, former Cleveland OC told NFL Network he'd listen to Tampa Bay Buccaneers about their opening.
— Nate Ulrich