Bills DC Mike Pettine to interview with Browns

January 15, 2014 Updated Jan 15, 2014 at 10:40 PM EDT

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Bills DC Mike Pettine to interview with Browns

January 15, 2014 Updated Jan 15, 2014 at 10:40 PM EDT

Buffalo (WKBW) The Cleveland Browns have preached patience during the teams search for a new head coach and the process will include a look at Buffalo Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine.

The Buffalo Bills confirmed on Wednesday night that the team has granted the Browns permission to interview Pettine about the teams head coaching position. That interview will reportedly happen on Thursday.

In his first season in Buffalo Pettine put together a defense that ranked 10th in the NFL. The Bills also finished with a team record 57 sacks which ranked second in the league in 2013.

The Minnesota Vikings are expected to hire Mike Zimmer as the teams head coach leaving the Browns as the last team in the NFL with a vacancy.

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