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Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels removes himself from consideration for Browns’ head coaching job

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FOXBOROUGH — At least for now, the Patriots don’t have to worry about losing their offensive coordinator.

Josh McDaniels notified the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday he was removing himself from consideration for their head coaching position, according to an ESPN report. McDaniels met with team officials on Saturday, but has reportedly decided that a return to being an NFL head coach won’t happen next season in Cleveland.

The Browns fired Rob Chudzinski Dec. 29, hours after the Browns finished 4-12 in his only season. McDaniels, a native of northeast Ohio, was also on the Browns’ radar a year ago, but he chose to pass on being considered for any head coaching openings, stating how pleased he was in his current job.

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