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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Mularkey to interview in Denver, Cleveland

By Pat Yasinskas

It already has been reported that the Denver Broncos are interested in Atlanta offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey for their head-coaching job. But there is at least one other team in the game.

That’s the Cleveland Browns.

“The Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns have requested permission to speak with offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey for their vacant head-coach positions,’’ Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff said. “The Falcons have granted permission for Mike to interview for the jobs later this week.’’

The Falcons have a first-round playoff bye. Although there was some early speculation that Mularkey also could be a candidate in Carolina, there are no indications the Panthers have requested permission to talk to him. Mularkey previously was a head coach in Buffalo.