Shurmur will be the first candidate to formally interview with the Browns. The 45-year-old worked previously in Philadelphia with Cleveland's general manager Tom Heckert, who along with team president Mike Holmgren will handle the team's interviews.
The Browns are expected to meet on Saturday with Atlanta offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey. The former Buffalo coach canceled his Friday interview with Denver because he doesn't want to take too much time away from his preparation for next week's playoff game.
Holmgren, who fired Eric Mangini on Monday after two losing seasons, has also asked for permission to speak with New York Giants defensive coordinator Perry Fewell.