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Browns interview Carolina defensive coordinator Sean McDermott

The Cleveland Browns on Sunday interviewed Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott for the team's head coach opening.

McDermot joins New England defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, 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 as candidates who have interviewed.

McDermott 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.

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Sean McDermott - Carolina defensive coordinator

Age: 41

Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska

College: William and Mary

NFL experience: 17 years

2011-present: Carolina Panthers (defensive coordinator)

2009-10: Philadelphia Eagles (defensive coordinator)

2007-08: Philadelphia Eagles (linebackers coach)

2004-06: Philadelphia Eagles (secondary/safeties coach)

2003: Philadelphia Eagles (assistant defensive backs coach)

2001-02: Philadelphia Eagles (defensive assistant/quality control coach)

2000: Philadelphia Eagles (assistant to the head coach)

1999: Philadelphia Eagles (scouting administrative coordinator)

1998: William and Mary (graduate assistant)

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