Pioli, Lerner Meeting Ends; No Deal in Place
STEPHAN SAVOIA

Posted Jan 1, 2009


While rumors fly about why no deal was reached, the process continues...

 

Multiple league sources are confirming to The OBR this evening that the meeting between Browns owner Randy Lerner and Patriots vice president of player personnel Scott Pioli has concluded, and has concluded without the two sides reaching agreement in principle or otherwise.

Scout.com's Nick Athan is reporting that Chiefs owner Clark Hunt is scheduled to fly to New England tomorrow and meet with Pioli, while a source close to Rich McKay has confirmed to The OBR that the Falcons president's interview with the Browns has not yet been canceled and is expected to happen as planned.

There are myriad rumors flying all over the NFL world as to the reasons why the meetings ended without a Pioli hiring, most of which have not been confirmed enough for print at this time. One rumor making the rounds earlier this evening, though, was that an agreement in principle had been reached between Pioli and the Browns. Two Browns sources have confirmed that was not the case, although there was some hope throughout the day that such an occurrence would take place.

Suffice to say, neither side has heard enough from the other at this time to close a deal before each pursues other avenues and opportunities.

However, more than one source strongly stated, the two sides will be in contact with the other even as they take a look at other opportunities and candidates available to them.


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