Haslam confirms Browns did talk about Jim Harbaugh

The Cleveland Browns did hold talks with the San Francisco 49ers about 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh, according to Browns owner Jimmy Haslam.

“There was an opportunity there, and it didn’t materialize,” Haslam told USA Today.

The 49ers have denied the Pro Football Talk report that a potential trade was discussed.

There have been reports that Harbaugh didn't want to be traded.

The Browns have not denied the report.

The 49ers haven't been able to reach a contract extension with Harbaugh, who's known for having a combustible personality.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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