Sources: Crennel to lose Browns job unless team has miracle finish

Updated: December 1, 2008, 10:07 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

Browns head coach Romeo Crennel stated emphatically this week that Brady Quinn will be Cleveland's starting quarterback in 2009. Crennel might not be Quinn's head coach next season, however.

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Crennel will need a miracle finish to save his own job, sources told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

Quinn will miss the rest of this season with a broken finger on his throwing hand.

Several notable names will be available for a potential opening in Cleveland.

Among the names topping a possible candidate list: Bill Cowher, Marty Scottenheimer, and coordinators like the Jets' Brian Schottenheimer, the Giants' Steve Spagnuolo, the Titans' Jim Schwartz, the Falcons' Mike Mularkey and the Ravens' Rex Ryan.

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