NFL Rumors: Patriots OC Josh McDaniels to grant Browns' request for HC interview


New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has been linked to multiple teams in head-coaching rumors, but one particular organization reportedly has piqued his interest.

After relieving Freddie Kitchens of his duties, the Cleveland Browns are interested in hiring McDaniels as his replacement and requested permission to interview the 43-year-old.

McDaniels has since granted that request, according to ESPN's Josina Anderson.

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When asked about the rumors during his Monday morning conference call, McDaniels maintained that he is "100 percent fully invested" in the Patriots' Wild Card matchup vs. the Tennessee Titans on Saturday.

McDaniels, an Ohio native, is no stranger to dealing with head-coaching talk while the Patriots gear up for the playoffs. Last year, he was linked to the Browns and Green Bay Packers before opting to stay in New England.

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