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Browns interview New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia

Posted Jan 9, 2016

41-year-old former engineer has been with Patriots since 2004

The Cleveland Browns on Saturday interviewed New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia for the team’s head coach opening.

Patricia is the fifth candidate to be interviewed. Dallas secondary coach Jerome Henderson, Jacksonville assistant head coach/offensive line coach Doug Marrone, Detroit defensive coordinator Teryl Austin and Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase are the others.

Patricia met with the Browns’ five-person search committee, which includes owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam, executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown, chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta and Korn/Ferry International consultant Jed Hughes.

Bio Blast

Matt Patricia - Patriots defensive coordinator

Age: 41

Hometown: Sherrill, New York

College: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

NFL experience: 12 years

2012-present: New England Patriots (defensive coordinator)

2011: New England Patriots (safeties coach)

2006-10: New England Patriots (linebackers coach)

2005: New England Patriots (assistant offensive line coach)

2004: New England Patriots (offensive assistant)

2001-03: Syracuse (offensive graduate assistant)

1999-00: Amherst College (defensive line coach)

1996: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (graduate assistant)

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