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Posted: Tuesday, 21 January 2014 12:29PM

Bills' Pettine getting second interview with Browns



(WGR 550) -- The Cleveland Browns were interested in Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine that they conducted an interview with him regarding their head coaching vacancy. It appears it went so well, that the Browns are asking Pettine back for round two.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Cleveland is scheduling a second interview with the man that runs the Bills defense. Schefter also reported that the Browns are also considering Seattle defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and other candidates.

Pettine has been with the Bills for only one season, turning the defense around to set a franchise record for sacks in a single season. Before coming to Buffalo, Pettine was the defensive coordinator of the New York Jets for four seasons, working under longtime friend and boss Rex Ryan.

Although they were taken advantage of in the run game by way of big plays, the Bills finished 10th in the league in total yards surrendered per game. They were 20th in points allowed (24.2 per game).

Head coach Doug Marrone has said that they have gone over what to potentially do if Pettine were to leave for the Cleveland job. However, Marrone also conceded that the ball was in the Browns' court, and they can't do anything until they make their decision on a new head coach.

The Bills and the rest of the NFL are in Mobile, Alabama for the week looking at some of the top college players at the annual Senior Bowl.

Twitter: @JoeBuscaglia

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