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The Cleveland Browns have reportedly requested permission to interview two members of the Raiders current offensive staff to be their next offensive coordinator.
NFL Network reported early Saturday morning that the Browns have reached out regarding quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo and senior offensive assistant Al Saunders.
They have an opening at offensive coordinator after parting ways with Kyle Shanahan earlier this week.
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Saunders has a long history as an NFL assistant. He’s been an offensive coordinator on three occasions during 31 seasons in the NFL, most recently in 2011 with the Raiders. He was also head coach of the San Diego Chargers from 1986-88.
Saunders is an offensive consultant with the Raiders, but primarily worked with tight ends the last few years.
DeFilippo has been the Raiders quarterbacks coach twice, from 2007-08 and again from 2012-14. He has not been an offensive coordinator at the professional level, but held that title with San Jose State in 2011.