Report: Josh McDaniels withdraws from consideration for Browns job

Wednesday January 8th, 2014

Josh McDaniels has withdrawn his name, reportedly because it isn't "the right time." (Jim Rogash/Getty Images) Josh McDaniels was fired partway through his second season as Broncos' coach. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Browns head coaching position, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

McDaniels confirmed Monday that he had interviewed with Cleveland during New England's playoff bye week but had little else to say on the subject.

He is currently in his second stint with the Patriots, having worked as the offensive coordinator from 2006-2008. In 2009, McDaniels was hired as the Denver Broncos head coach and finished 8-8 his first year, but he was fired in 2010 after his 3-9 start.

He was the offensive coordinator for the Rams in 2011, then rejoined the Patriots to serve as an offensive assistant for the Patriots' playoff run. McDaniels replaced Bill O'Brien, who left for the Penn State head coaching position.

According to Schefter, McDaniels withdrew from consideration because it isn't the "right time for him to become a head coach."

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