Josh McDaniels withdraws name for Browns job

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It appears the Browns will have to turn their attention elsewhere as it pertains to their head coaching vacancy.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has withdrawn his name from consideration for the open Cleveland Browns head coaching job. McDaniels was thought to be a front-runner for the position.

McDaniels has a strong relationship with Browns general manager Mike Lombardi, so it's unclear why McDaniels wouldn't want a second crack at being an NFL head coach.

At the same time, it could have been a mutual decision, as the Browns are considering a lot of candidates for the job.

Following the 2013 regular season, which saw the Browns finish 4-12, the organization fired Rob Chudzinski after just one season.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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