The Browns on Friday interviewed Saints assistant head coach/tight ends Dan Campbell for the team's head coach opening.
Campbell, who has been with the Saints since his 12-game stint as interim head coach of the Dolphins in 2015, is the fourth candidate to interview. Gregg Williams, who was the Browns' interim head coach during the second half of the 2018 season, interviewed Tuesday, former NFL coach Jim Caldwell interviewed Wednesday and Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski interviewed Thursday.
Campbell, an NFL tight end for 11 seasons, has held his current role with the Saints for the past three seasons. He's overseen a position group that's featured a rotating cast of veterans and young faces while assisting Super Bowl champion head coach Sean Payton. The Saints went 11-5 and advanced to the NFC Championship last season and currently hold the NFC's No. 1 seed in the 2018 playoffs.
Campbell's coaching career began in Miami as an intern in 2010. He worked his way up to tight ends coach the following season and held down the role into 2015. After the firing of head coach Joe Philbin, Campbell took over as interim head coach and led the team to a 5-7 record over the final 12 games. Campbell's last win was a big one, as the Dolphins knocked off the Patriots, who were vying for the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, in the 2015 regular season finale.
From 1999 to 2009, Campbell played for four different teams -- Giants, Cowboys, Lions and Saints. He appeared in 114 games with 76 starts, catching 91 passes for 934 yards and 11 touchdowns. Known primarily for his blocking prowess, Campbell posted his best receiving numbers in 2006 with the Lions, catching 21 passes for 308 yards and four touchdowns.
Dan Campbell - Saints assistant head coach/tight ends
Hometown: Clifton, Texas
College: Texas A&M
NFL Experience: 19 years (11 as player, eight as coach)