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Cleveland Browns won’t be hiring Buffalo Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll

The Browns went in a different direction.

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Matt Warren is Associate Director of NFL coverage for SB Nation and previously covered the Bills for Buffalo Rumblings for more than a decade.

The Buffalo Bills won’t need to find a new offensive coordinator this offseason. Brian Daboll will not be the next coach of the Cleveland Browns. Instead, Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski will be their next head coach, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Daboll had reportedly been one of three or four finalists after eight men interviewed for the position.

This should also mean that Bills assistant general manager Joe Schoen won’t be poached by the Browns to lead their front office. Reports came out Saturday that Cleveland was interested in pursuing Schoen for their vacant general manager slot. With no apparent ties to Stefanski, it would appear another GM will take over in Cleveland.

Stefanski worked as assistant quarterbacks coach for the Vikings under current Bills defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier when Frazier was head coach in Minnesota from 2010 to 2013. He worked his way up completely in the Vikings organization starting with Brad Childress in 2006 and coaching nearly all the position groups on his way to becoming offensive coordinator.

Now Daboll and the rest of the Bills staff can turn their attention toward improving the offense this offseason with third-year QB Josh Allen.