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Browns wooing Holmgren in Cleveland

Multiple news sources are reporting that former Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren is in Cleveland meeting with Browns front office people about the possibility of taking over as the head of the team's football operations.

The Browns have reportedly been interested in Holmgren's services, and reports indicate that Holmgren wants to make a decision by Christmas.

This report by Ton Grossi of the Cleveland Plain Dealer seems to indicate that a deal is near because Holmgren's agent Bob LaMonte also is in town, and he usually doesn't attend clients' dealings unless a deal is close at hand.

Former Seahawks president and general manager Tim Ruskell also reportedly is interested in the job.

Holmgren also stated his interest in the vacant Seattle GM position and appeared to be the front runner, but the Seahawks are not likely to hire someone until after the season if over, so now is Cleveland's chance to woo Holmgren before Seattle ultimately makes a its decision.

Also, Holmgren apparently is not interested in coaching, as he reportedly turned down an preliminary request to see if he was interested in the Buffalo head coaching position.