The Denver Broncos and Cleveland Browns have asked the Atlanta Falcons for permission to interview offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey for their vacant head coaching positions.

This according to the NFL Network.

Under Mularkey, Matt Ryan emerged as a Pro Bowl quarterback and the Falcons offense finished fifth in the league in scoring.

The Browns are in the market for a coach after firing Eric Mangini on Monday following back-to-back 5-11 seasons.

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