NFL Network reporter Mike Silver is reporting the San Francisco 49ers have wrapped up their interview with Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. The interview lasted approximately five hours, and included Jed York and Trent Baalke. Silver is reporting the Browns interview is set to begin at 12 p.m. PT.
Jed York said that Trent Baalke would be leading the coaching search, but he never specified what his own role would be. I don't think anybody should be surprised he is involved, but I am curious just how involved he is. Obviously he is in the interview room, and I'm sure not remaining silent. But, beyond basic veto power, I wonder what exactly he has to say in this whole process.
Both the 49ers and Browns have interviewed a handful of candidates thus far. All reports suggest Jackson is on the top of the 49ers list. I have not seen anything similar with regard to the Browns top candidate. Given that Hue is headed into his interview shortly with the Browns, it will probably be at least five or six hours before any potential news leaks out.