Along with the Cleveland Browns, the Minnesota Vikings have also requested permission to interview Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.
Vikings and Browns have submitted permission slips to interview Cardinals DC Todd Bowles for their HC jobs.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2013
Bowles, who was a former Browns assistant from 2001 through 2004, led a Cardinals defense that finished sixth in total defense and seventh in scoring defense. The Detroit Lions are apparently interested, but haven't requested an interview yet.
The Vikings and Browns have also formally requested an interview with Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase, but he has declined until after the playoffs.
Minnesota and Cleveland now have asked for permission to interview Broncos OC Adam Gase, who has declined to interview until after season.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2013