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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — It appears the Cleveland Browns are staying close to home for their next head coaching job.
ESPN’s Chris Mortensen says the Browns are hiring offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens as their next head coach.
Kitchens was one of several candidates to interview for the job, and in recent days it became clear that he was an inner-circle candidate along with Vikings interim offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski.
Kitchens served as the Browns’ offensive coordinator from Week 8 on this past season, and oversaw improvement in the team’s offense, sparked by increased reliance on Baker Mayfield and Nick Chubb. The Browns finished the year with a 7-8-1 record, their best since 2007.
Sources told CBS Denver that the Broncos are hiring Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio as their next head coach.
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the Broncos plan to speak with Steelers offensive line coach Mike Munchak, whose contract is up.
Sources: The #Broncos have notified the #Steelers of their intention to speak with respected OL coach Mike Munchak, whose contract is up. He has been in talks with Denver about a deal there. He impressed those in Denver in their HC search.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 11, 2019