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February 23, 2014

Harbaugh’s name brought up during converstions with Browns about 49ers’ assistants

Shortly after the 49ers’ season ended Jan. 19, the Browns inquired about assistant coaches Greg Roman and Jim Tomsula, according to a source with knowledge of the conversation. It was during subsequent conversions that Jim Harbaugh’s name came up, and then-Browns CEO Joe Banner listed the compensation Cleveland was willing to offer for the 49ers’ head coach.

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