CLEVELAND (AP) - The Super Bowl is set. The Browns' coaching search remains incomplete.
Cleveland's plans to interview Denver offensive coordinator Adam Gase have been further delayed after the Broncos advanced to the Super Bowl with a 26-16 win over New England in Sunday's AFC championship game.
Gase is believed to be high on the Browns' list of candidates, and the team must now wait until after Denver's Feb. 2 matchup against Seattle before they can meet with the 35-year-old.
The Browns, though, can have a second interview with Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. He was the first candidate interviewed by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and CEO Joe Banner. Quinn has presided over the NFL's top defense this season and reportedly impressed the Browns during his initial interview.
Per NFL rules, if the Browns want to meet again with Quinn, they must do so before Jan. 26.
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