Browns Rumors & News

  • Browns, Jaguars, 49ers carrying over most money into 2017 cap

    Pro Football Talk "When teams don’t spend the maximum amount allowed under the salary cap, NFL rules allow them to carry over unspent money and apply it to the next year’s cap. The NFLPA announced the amounts of money each team will be carrying over into the 2017 season on Wednesday. The Browns rank at the top of..." January 18

  • Could Browns Pursue Tyrod Taylor If He’s Released?

    Fox Sports "As the Cleveland Browns offseason continues their pursuit of a quarterback, could that lead them to the Buffalo Bills’ 2016 starter, Tyrod Taylor? Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but the Cleveland Browns need a quarterback. Since their return to Ohio, it’s been an endless cycle of..." January 18

  • New Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams hires his son

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns are hiring Blake Williams as their new linebackers coach and Jerod Kruse as assistant defensive backs coach, per multiple reports. Williams is the son of Gregg Williams, who was hired as the Browns’ defensive coordinator earlier this month. The Browns have made staff changes on both..." January 16

  • Browns hire DeWayne Walker to coach defensive backs

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns have hired DeWayne Walker as their new defensive backs coach, the Akron Beacon Journal reported Friday. Walker spent the past four seasons as defensive backs coach with the Jaguars. Walker has also coached in the college ranks and in the NFL with the Patriots, Giants and Redskins." January 13

  • Report: Hue Jackson not going to hire Art Briles

    Larry Brown Sports "Hue Jackson is friendly with Art Briles and has had the former Baylor head coach visit the Cleveland Browns in a guest role, but that does not mean Jackson will be giving the coach a job with the team. After the Browns lost offensive coach Pep Hamilton to Michigan and fired their offensive line..." January 11

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Browns dismiss five assistant coaches

    Pro Football Talk "The changes to the Browns coaching staff continued coming on Tuesday. The team announced that five members of the 2016 staff will not be returning to the team next season. Four of the coaches who have been relieved of their duties work on the defensive side of the ball, where the Browns have..." January 10

  • Mitch Trubisky makes his move, now what about Cleveland Browns?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It's not a surprise that Mitch Trubisky declared for the 2017 NFL Draft. It would have been foolish for the definite first-rounder to return to North Carolina for his senior season. But what about the Cleveland Browns? The Browns own the first pick in the upcoming draft. Many experts have..." January 10

  • Browns lose top assistant Pep Hamilton to Michigan

    Sportsnaut "Jim Harbaugh’s staff at the University of Michigan is gaining some NFL experience. Pep Hamilton, who spent 2016 as an assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach, is headed to Ann Arbor. The move was reported by Nate Ulrich of The Akron Beacon Journal. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that he’ll..." January 09

  • With a new coordinator on board, player development will be key to Browns' defensive success

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns cornerback Joe Haden was looking forward to playing in the same defense for a second year in a row. "When you come back in and everybody you're with is with the same defense, you've seen it before, so now we're just trying to take it to the next level," he said before the team's final..." January 09

  • Hue Jackson: Gregg Williams “has always been able to get the most out of his players”

    Pro Football Talk "Reports surfaced last week that the Browns were going to part ways with defensive coordinator Ray Horton and Saturday night brought word that Gregg Williams will be the new man in charge on that side of the ball in Cleveland. The Browns confirmed as much on Sunday with a formal announcement of..." January 08

  • Hue Jackson “comfortable” that Pep Hamilton will stay with Browns

    Pro Football Talk "Browns Coach Hue Jackson told reporters Sunday that he feels “very comfortable” that Browns associate head coach and quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton will stay with the Browns instead of accepting a job at the University of Michigan. Earlier Sunday, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that..." January 08

  • Gregg Williams accepts Browns defensive coordinator job

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ray Horton is one-and-done with the Browns for the second time in his career. Horton has been fired and Gregg Williams has agreed in principle to become the Browns new defensive coordinator, a league source told cleveland.com. Williams, 58, is expected to bring three or four Rams assistants..." January 08

  • Browns' Hamilton considering taking job at Michigan

    Pro Football Talk "As the Browns look for a new defensive coordinator, a change may be coming on their offensive coaching staff as well. Browns associate head coach Pep Hamilton is considering leaving Cleveland to join Jim Harbaugh’s coaching staff at Michigan, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Hamilton was..." January 07

  • Deshaun Watson invited to play in Senior Bowl for Browns’ staff

    The Sports Daily "This might not register as much of a surprise, but the Cleveland Browns want a close look at one of this year’s top rookie quarterbacks, Deshaun Watson. With the Browns and Chicago Bears coaching the Senior Bowl this year, the former made a point to invite Watson to the game on the hopes he’d..." January 06

  • Browns give Williams Monday deadline to accept coordinator job

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns appear to be changing defensive coordinators, and Gregg Williams has until Monday to decide if he’ll accept the job, Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reported Friday. Marvez was first to report that the Browns will fire defensive coordinator Ray Horton. That hasn’t happened yet —..." January 06

  • Browns after Wade Phillips, Gregg Williams to coach defense

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns are reportedly making a switch at defensive coordinator this offseason and are after a couple of big-name coaches to replace Ray Horton. According to Alex Marvez of Sporting News, the Browns have offered St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams the position and..." January 06

  • Chris Berman stepping down from ESPN NFL studio role

    Larry Brown Sports "Sundays are going to look and feel a lot different at ESPN next fall, as longtime broadcaster Chris Berman is stepping down from his current in the network’s NFL studio. ESPN announced on Thursday that Berman will no longer be hosting ESPN’s NFL studio programming following the playoffs. He..." January 05

  • Browns WR Corey Coleman named in police report

    ESPN "Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman's name is included in a police report detailing an alleged felonious assault that took place early in Cleveland the morning of Dec. 31, but his attorney said Coleman was not even present. The Browns are aware of the incident, which police are..." January 05

  • NFL TV viewership dropped an average of 8 percent this season

    ESPN "Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop by an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as a typical game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN. Prime-time broadcasts were..." January 05

  • It's no joke: A barista and a farmer walk into a Vegas sportsbook, and come out with $1.2 million

    Covers.com "So, a barista and a farmer walk into the Las Vegas Superbook… It sounds like the setup for a great joke, right? Well, it’s no joke, although the barista and the farmer are now laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because the two finished No. 1-2 in the prestigious SuperContest, the..." January 05

  • Terrelle Pryor now has 1,000-yard seasons receiving and passing

    Pro Football Talk "Terrelle Pryor started his career as a quarterback for the Raiders, is now a receiver for the Browns, and has a 1,000-yard season both passing and receiving. How rare is that? So rare it has happened just once before, by Marlin Briscoe, who passed for 1,589 yards for the Broncos in 1968, when..." January 05

  • Agent's Take: 10 NFL stars who could be in different uniforms in 2017

    CBS Sports "A player getting released because his performance doesn't justify his salary is a way of life in the NFL, where contracts aren't fully guaranteed. When a player is released or traded, the remaining proration of the salary components that are treated like signing bonus immediately accelerate into..." January 04

  • Finalists for 2017 Hall of Fame class include LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Brian Dawkins

    ESPN "First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also making the finals are Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin..." January 04

  • Cowboys Audition Jonathan Cooper

    Pro Football Rumors "The Cowboys have worked out former first-round pick Jonathan Cooper, according to multiple sources who spoke with ESPN.com’s Todd Archer (on Twitter). The team is currently discussing whether to add the guard to the active roster. Cooper, the No. 7 overall pick in 2013, was released last week..." January 03

  • 'Hard Knocks' 2017: Which teams are eligible for this year's HBO show?

    Sporting News "HBO's "Hard Knocks," a well-produced show that gives fans get a behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of training camp, is a popular series. There's always intrigue before the show starts in the summer, as producers must first select a team for the season. The league in 2013 mandated..." January 03

  • Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam write letter to ‘apologize for such a disappointing year’

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam apologized to fans Tuesday for putting them through the worst season in franchise history. In a letter sent to season-ticket holders and distributed to members of the media, the Haslams fell on the proverbial sword after the Browns set a franchise record for..." January 03

  • Hue Jackson makes bold guarantee: Browns won't go 1-15 next season

    CBS Sports "The 2016 season was forgettable for the Browns. In Hue Jackson's first year as coach, Cleveland managed only one win, and it came in Week 16 against a Chargers outfit that fired their coach as soon as the season ended. But despite the worst four months of football in Browns history there are..." January 03

  • Pryor will have surgery on torn ligament in finger

    Pro Football Talk "Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor told reporters Monday that he will have surgery on Wednesday to repair a torn ligament in his finger. Pryor said he believes he will have to rehab for 3-4 weeks with the team following the surgery. Whether or not that rehab will be his last act with the..." January 02

  • Sashi Brown says Browns won’t add to personnel department

    Pro Football Talk "Browns Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown told reporters Monday that he does not think the Browns will add anyone to their non-traditional front office. Brown also said he doesn’t see the need to add another voice to the personnel department." January 02

  • Browns owner says no staff changes after 1-15

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam really won't be blowing anything up this year. Despite the 1-15 season, he's keeping his analytics-based personnel department intact and said he is overjoyed with Hue Jackson. "I think we have the right people in place,'' Haslam said in an interview after Sunday's..." January 02

  • RG3 hopes to return to Browns next season

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns next season but doesn’t think the franchise retaining him is a certainty. So after the Browns fell 27-24 in overtime to the Pittsburgh Steelers during Sunday’s finale at Heinz Field and Griffin’s fifth start of the season, he made sure his teammates knew how much he appreciated..." January 02

  • Browns shuffle line, move Erving to right tackle

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns are shuffling their offensive line for Sunday’s season finale at Pittsburgh. Cameron Erving, who’s been the center when healthy, will move out to right tackle as the Browns do some evaluating for the future. Usual right tackle Austin Pasztor moves inside to guard, and Anthony Fabiano..." January 01

  • Steelers tune up for playoffs with OT win vs. Browns

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers rested their varsity, and really had no reason to beat the Cleveland Browns. So, they allowed the Browns to beat themselves against a cast of Steelers players who have mostly been on the bench all season. Landry Jones threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to..." January 01

  • Browns lose in overtime, will have No. 1 pick

    Pro Football Talk "Landry Jones threw a 26-yard touchdown pass to Cobi Hamilton with 2:57 left in overtime as the Steelers rallied and beat the Browns, 27-24. The Browns lock up the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft with the loss. They finish 1-15. It was a strange but entertaining game Sunday. The..." January 01

  • Browns coaches to push owner Jimmy Haslam for front office changes

    CBS Sports "While much-maligned Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has been preaching continuity during another lost season, after years of making constant changes in the coaching and front office ranks, a management shake-up is hardly out of the question. The Browns' coaches have deep concerns with the direction of..." January 01

  • Browns' bus breaks down on way to game

    CBS Sports "The year 2016 was not very kind to the Cleveland Browns. They won just one football game in the entire calendar year, were forced to cut a would-be franchise quarterback who they drafted in the first round with years left on his rookie deal and generally were mocked for doing lots of bad things..." January 01

  • Former Browns first-round pick, now with Steelers, doesn't feel sorry for old team

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Justin Gilbert ranks among the most fortunate backup players in the NFL. After all, the cornerback was traded from the Cleveland Browns to the Steelers to start the season. From 1-14 to AFC North champ and potential for more. He went from playing for a team that has not had a winning season in..." December 31

  • Hue Jackson: Browns playing to win, not to secure top draft pick

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hue Jackson had the corner of one of his eyeballs on North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky in the Sun Bowl Friday and will catches glimpses of other bowl games, but he insisted the thought of losing the No. 1 pick on Sunday hasn't crossed his mind. "It doesn't. It can't,'' said Jackson. "Our players..." December 31

  • Jamie Collins is honest, wants his money

    Pro Football Talk "Browns linebacker Jamie Collins will become a free agent in March unless he signs a new contract with the Browns before then. Collins told reporters Friday that he’s open to a return. Refreshingly, he also told the truth. If the money is right, Collins said, he’d like to come..." December 30

  • RG3 will start on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Browns coach Hue Jackson said this week that quarterback Robert Griffin III would start the season finale against the Steelers unless he suffered a setback after being cleared from the concussion protocol. There haven’t been any setbacks and Jackson eliminated any doubt on Friday by announcing..." December 30

  • Is Terrelle Pryor changing his tune about re-signing with the Browns?

    Fox Sports "Terrelle Pryor has been the breakout star of the Cleveland Browns’ otherwise dismal season. The quarterback-turned-wideout is just 87 yards shy of 1,000 receiving yards, and FOX Sports’ Cameron DaSilva says re-signing Pryor should be a priority. GM Sashi Brown said it was back in November, and..." December 30

  • Browns' Sashi Brown and Andrew Berry will watch Mitch Trubisky in person in Sun Bowl today

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns top personnel executives Sashi Brown and Andrew Berry will be in El Paso, Texas today to watch hometown boy Mitch Trubisky of North Carolina take on Stanford in the Sun Bowl. Trubisky, the Mentor, Ohio native, has risen up draft boards this season with a sensational campaign in which..." December 30

  • Josh McCown has offer to coach from Hue Jackson if QB retires

    ESPN "Josh McCown has an offer to coach if the 37-year-old quarterback decides to retire after this season. "I know he could coach," Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson said Thursday. "There's no question. I told him already if he ever wanted to coach, he could coach for me anytime he..." December 30

  • Terrelle Pryor Leaving Contract Talks In Agents’ Hands, No Negotiations Until Offseason

    CBS Cleveland "Terrelle Pryor has answered the question if he can play receiver in the NFL. Now the question is, where he will continue to do that in 2017? Pryor said Thursday that he’s left his future – and the contract talks that come with it – up to his agents, Drew and Jason Rosenhaus. They have..." December 29

  • Hue Jackson: Robert Griffin III will start season finale barring setback

    Sportsnaut "It looks like Robert Griffin III will get one finally opportunity to prove his worth to the Cleveland Browns beyond the 2016 season. Head coach Hue Jackson indicated that RGIII will start the team’s season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers barring any setbacks. RGIII suffered a concussion..." December 29

  • Robert Griffin III cleared to return from concussion

    Pro Football Talk "Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III is cleared to play in Sunday’s season finale. The Browns announced this morning that Griffin, who suffered a concussion last week, was cleared after seeing an independent neurologist. It’s unclear, however, whether Griffin will start on Sunday against..." December 29

  • Browns Waive Jonathan Cooper

    Pro Football Rumors "Former top ten pick Jonathan Cooper has been waived by the Browns, according to a team announcement. His release will make room for Alvin Bailey, who is coming back from suspension. Cooper, the seventh-overall pick in the 2013 draft, was part of the deal that sent Chandler Jones from the..." December 28