The Browns did interview Ken Whisenhunt during their trip to Arizona, as ESPN reported, but Chip Kelly remains their primary focus and Whisenhunt could end up with a second interview with the Bills as well.
Officials for the Browns, Bills and Eagles remain in Arizona to begin interviewing Oregon coach Chip Kelly Friday following his Fiesta Bowl appearance Thursday night. With Andy Reid still in talks with the Kansas City Chiefs, and his scheduled trip to Arizona still in limbo, the Cardinals are preparing other options. In addition to their interview with Denver offensive coordinator Mike McCoy, scheduled for Saturday in Denver, the Cards are also preparing to request permission to interview Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley, league sources said. Haley was formerly Arizona's offensive coordinator.
And with the Browns focused on landing a coach before addressing their reshaped front office, league sources said the team is high on Seattle's John Idzik, who has a strong contract/salary cap background, as well as former NFL personnel executive Mike Lombardi, in a talent evaluation role.