Browns GM John Dorsey: Formal interviews for coaching position will begin on Tuesday

Browns GM John Dorsey: Formal interviews for coaching position will begin on Tuesday
Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey answers question at a news conference at the NFL football team's training camp facility, Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Berea, Ohio. Browns interim coach Gregg Williams will be the first candidate interviewed for Cleveland's permanent position. Williams led Cleveland to a 5-3 record after Hue Jackson was fired on Oct. 29. Dorsey said Williams, the team's defensive coordinator for the past two seasons, will have his interview Tuesday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) (Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Cleveland Browns organization will begin interviewing coaching candidates almost immediately following the season finale on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

The Browns finished the season 7-8-1, with five of those wins coming under interim head coach Gregg Williams. He will get one of the first opportunities to plead his case to retain the position.

“We are going to interview Gregg tomorrow," Browns General Manager John Dorsey said during a season-ending press conference on Monday. "With that being said, I want to see his overarching vision and plan for this organization moving forward. I want to hear his thoughts on the team moving forward, but I also want to be able to explore multiple options out there in the National Football League and just see who fits this organization moving forward. There may be some guys out there that we do not know about yet so I just want to explore all options and make the best decision for this organization.”

Dorsey also said that Freddie Kitchen, who was promoted to offensive coordinator after Toddy Haley was fired, earned an opportunity to interview for the head coaching job as well.

“I think he has earned it,” Dorsey said. "He has done a nice job in his role as offensive coordinator. I think this organization wants to get to know him a little bit better. We will eventually get him in an interview slot and move forward.”

The first-year general manager for the Browns would not detail who else is on the interview list or how many candidates are being considered.

“I will not talk about the details of who we are going to interview," Dorsey stated.

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