Report: Mike McCarthy on hold for interview with Browns

Former Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy has long been considered one of the primary candidates to become the next coach of the Cleveland Browns. However, that sentiment appears to be fading.

Per ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, the Browns and McCarthy are in a holding pattern in their mutual courtship.

McCarthy has yet to interview with GM John Dorsey or the Browns’ search committee. Dorsey and McCarthy know each other from the GM’s days in the Packers front office. That search committee also includes Eliot Wolf, who worked with McCarthy in Green Bay as well.

The Browns have now interviewed seven candidates, including currently employed coaches. McCarthy was fired by the Packers at midseason after a disappointing 4-7-1 record. He went 125-77-2 in 13 seasons at the helm in Green Bay, including a Super Bowl title after the 2010 season.

This delay appears to indicate McCarthy is not as serious of a priority candidate as initially expected.

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