Browns, Dolphins interview head-coaching candidates

The Browns have interviewed Indianapolis defensive coordinator Matt Eberflus, who padded his coaching resume Saturday with an impressive playoff performance.

Eberflus met with Cleveland general manager John Dorsey and other members of the Browns’ front office one day after his defense bottled up Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson in the Colts’ 21-7 wild-card win. The Colts sacked Watson three times and intercepted him once to advance.

In his first season with the Colts, Eberflus, 48, spent the past seven as Dallas linebackers coach.

Eberflus, who is from Toledo, Ohio, previously worked with the Browns as their linebackers coach in 2009 and ’10.

Dorsey has met with six candidates in his first head-coaching search as Cleveland’s GM. The Browns went 7-8-1 this season after becoming the second team in NFL history to go 0-16.

Dolphins interview: Dallas secondary coach Kris Richard is the fourth candidate to interview for Miami’s head-coaching job.

Fresh off his team’s wild-card playoff win over Seattle, Richard met Sunday with the Dolphins. They earlier interviewed New Orleans defensive coordinator (and former Raiders head coach) Dennis Allen, New England linebackers coach Brian Flores and Kansas City offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy.

Richard took over the Cowboys’ play-calling duties this season from defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli. Richard spent three years as the Seahawks’ defensive coordinator and was fired after last season.

Richard also spoke with the Jets about their head-coaching job.

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