Cleveland’s search for a general manager is heating up and could be wrapped up as early as today.
Those within the league say the Browns would like an answer from their leading candidate, Scott Pioli, today. The Browns are meeting with Pioli in the New England area today. If Pioli takes the job, the Browns general manager search is over and the search for a new head coach will commence. If the Browns fail to lure Pioli to Cleveland, they would then turn to Falcons president Rich McKay, who is next on Cleveland’s wish list.
Many thought McKay would be on the Lions’ wish list to complete the triangle of power in Detroit with Tom Lewand and Martin Mayhew. But Cleveland is the team that has requested and received permission to interview McKay.
But the next move looks like it belongs to Pioli.