Jauron Expected to Talk to Browns

Eagles defensive backs coach Dick Jauron is expected to interview for their defensive coordinator job. (Mike Groll/AP File Photo)

Following up on an earlier report, a source close to the situation confirms the Browns' interest in Eagles defensive backs coach Dick Jauron, who is expected to interview in Cleveland for the defensive coordinator job.

Jauron, a former Bears and Bills head coach, was on Browns president Mike Holmgren's Green Bay staff in the 1990s.

The Jauron-to-Cleveland rumor surfaced early in the week, even before the Browns hired Pat Shurmur as their head coach, which makes you wonder how much say Shurmur is going to have in building his staff.

Asked by the Daily News about the Cleveland possibility on Monday, Jauron laughed dismissively and said it was news to him.

Losing Jauron would further complicate the Eagles' defensive picture. Jauron brought some needed experience to young coordinator Sean McDermott's staff, though the results were hard to quantify, with the Birds' defense regressing from 2009 in many statistical categories. Eagles coach Andy Reid has said McDermott will be retained.