Pats’ McDaniels: ‘Book is closed’ interviewing for open jobs

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels says “the book is closed” on him interviewing for other open head coaching jobs and that he is committed to the Patriots moving forward.

McDaniels said during a conference call Tuesday that he was grateful for the opportunity to interview with Green Bay over the weekend, but that he is “completely focused” on the Patriots and preparing for their divisional playoff matchup with the Chargers. On Monday, Matt LaFleur accepted an offer to become the Packers next coach.

McDaniels says he has not been in contact with the Cleveland Browns about their head coaching job.

Last offseason, McDaniels agreed to become the head coach in Indianapolis before changing his mind and returning to New England.

McDaniels is one of Belichick’s most-tenured assistants, having served under him for a combined 15 years — 10 as offensive coordinator — over two different stints, beginning in 2001.

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