Harris, who met with Browns owner Randy Lerner and team officials in the New York area, is the fourth candidate to interview for the GM spot, which came open after Phil Savage was fired last month.
Harris, the first black quarterback in NFL history to start a season opener, left his position with the Jaguars before their season finale at Baltimore. Jacksonville finished a disappointing 5-11, and while not all the team's offseason moves were Harris' decisions, he took the fall for their failures.
Two moves might have sealed Harris' fate in Jacksonville. He signed free-agent wide receiver Jerry Porter and cornerback Drayton Florence to contracts that included $23 million in guaranteed money.
Porter missed all of training camp and the preseason following surgery to repair a torn hamstring. He started six games and finished the season on injured reserve and with just 11 catches for 181 yards. Florence struggled in zone coverage and was relegated mostly to playing in nickel and dime situations.
Harris also had a run of questionable first-round draft picks, and although he never had the GM title, he was blamed for personnel decisions, even though coach Jack Del Rio played a role in every roster move.
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