Ed Driscoll

Report: Cleveland Browns To Hire Eric Mangini

The Sporting News reports:

Former New York Jets coach Eric Mangini will be named Cleveland Browns coach by the end of the week, according to WEEI in Boston.

Mangini, fired last week after going 9-7 and failing to make the playoffs, would go to Cleveland, but Patriots general manager Scott Pioli “will not follow” the ex-Patriots assistant, according to the report.

The New York Daily News reports Mangini is targeting current Jets assistant head coach/offensive line coach Bill Callahan to join his staff. However, the report also notes the Jets are not required to let him leave because the job would be a lateral move.

No word yet on whether or not this will be the lead item on Hugh News later today.

Related: In other NFL news, the Dallas Cowboys pull the plug on Pacman.