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Browns Have Contacted Jim Schwartz About DC Job; Likely He’ll Land in Philadelphia

While Ray Horton will chat with the Browns about the defensive coordinator job this week, he’s not the only one on their list, as the team wants to talk to Jim Schwartz according to ESPN.

Here’s the story from Pat McManamon:

The Cleveland Browns have contacted Jim Schwartz about becoming the team’s defensive coordinator, a league source told ESPN’S Paul Kuharsky.

However, the Eagles and Jaguars also have contacted Schwartz, and he is considering his options. He would have preferred to work for the Titans, but Dick LeBeau is staying in Tennessee.

The Browns have been in touch with former coordinator Ray Horton in addition to Schwartz. Horton is under contract with Tennessee and said he is discussing an extension with the Titans, but the Titans could let him out of his deal. It appears Schwartz or Horton are in line to be defensive coordinator under new coach Hue Jackson.

Schwartz has head coaching experience, as he was the head man in Detroit from 2009 to 2013 before being replaced by Jim Caldwell. He spent the 2014 season with the Bills, as he took over the defensive coordinator spot for Mike Pettine when he was hired by the Browns as their new head coach.

All of it may not matter, as WPVI in Philadelphia reports that Schwartz is expected to land in Philly with new coach Doug Pederson, and be their new defensive coordinator.

Action News has learned there’s a strong possibility the Philadelphia Eagles will name former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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