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Reports: Whisenhunt gets second interview with Browns

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Ken Whisenhunt might be emerging as the front-runner for the Cleveland Browns' head-coaching job.

The former Arizona Cardinals coach will get a second interview with the Browns, according to multiple media reports.

Cleveland fired Pat Shurmur after a 5-11 season. Browns officials then interviewed three college coaches: Chip Kelly, who decided to remain at the University of Oregon; Bill O'Brien, who opted to stay at Penn State; and Syracuse coach Doug Marrone, who was hired as the Buffalo Bills' head coach.

The Browns also have interviewed Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman, Carolina Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer and Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton.

Another potential candidate is Indianapolis offensive coordinator Bruce Arians. The Colts gave the Browns permission to interview Arians, but Arians was hospitalized earlier this week due to an inner-ear infection.

Whisenhunt posted a 45-51 record over six seasons in Arizona, guiding the Cardinals to the Super Bowl four years ago. The Cardinals lost 11 of their final 12 games last season to finish 5-11.

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