It was reported early in the day on Thursday that the Browns have a “strong interest” in Urban Meyer as their next head coach. 

Team owner Jimmy Haslam seemed to refute those reports when asked about the former Ohio State coach.

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According to Haslam, the Browns are focusing their search on coaches with NFL experience.  That would, of course, exclude Meyer.

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