Reports: Heckert to interview with Browns

UPDATE 2: Les Bowen confirms that Heckert will interview with the Browns over at Eagletarian.

UPDATE: ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Tom Heckert is going to Cleveland tonight to interview for the position tomorrow.

From earlier:

The Eagles have given the Cleveland Browns permission to interview Tom Heckert for their general manager opening, a source tells Jason La Canfora of

Per La Canfora, Heckert and Seahawks vice president of football operations Randy Mueller are the favorites to win the job.

Heckert had been named as a possible candidate for the Seahawks GM job back in December.

Andy Reid holds the title of vice president of football operations and signed an extension through 2013, meaning he'll likely have final say on all personnel matters until then.

Heckert is in his eighth season with the Eagles. He joined the Birds in 2001 as the director of player personnel. In 2006, Heckert was promoted to general manager. In 2008, he received a contract extension through 2011.

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