FILE – Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Brian Johnson speaks with members of the media at the NFL football team’s training facility in Philadelphia, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2023. The Eagles have fired offensive coordinator Brian Johnson, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
CLEVELAND (AP) — A person familiar with the team’s plans tells The Associated Press that the Cleveland Browns are interviewing former Philadelphia offensive coordinator Brian Johnson, who was fired by Eagles coach Nick Sirianni on Tuesday. He’s meeting with the Browns on Thursday to be their coordinator, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not making moves public until coach Kevin Stefanski fills out his staff. Stefanski fired offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt last week. Johnson was ousted by Sirianni after Philadelphia lost to Tampa Bay in the wild-card round. Johnson coached Philadelphia’s quarterbacks in 2021 before being promoted to coordinator when Shane Steichen left to coach in Indianapolis.