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Report: Browns Talked to Bill O'Brien, But Had No Formal Interview

Right from the get go in Cleveland's coaching search this year, it seemed like Bill O'Brien was not a candidate for the job. Even on Friday, Pat McManamon of ESPN said that a source told him, "the Browns never actually pursued O'Brien." We also saw this several days ago from Brent Sobleski of the USA Today:

Earlier today, though, Joe Lull of 92.3 The Fan tweeted the following regarding O'Brien, saying that the Browns reached out to him, but never formally interviewed him because he wanted total control:

Total control wasn't going to happen with guys like Joe Banner and Michael Lombardi in charge, but it sounds like O'Brien is getting what he wanted down in Houston.