Browns Rumors & News

  • LSU running backs coach interviews with Browns

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns interviewed LSU assistant Tommy Robinson for their running backs position, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Robinson currently serves as the Tigers’ running backs coach, assistant head coach and recruiting coordinator. He just completed his first season at LSU after spending the..." January 20

  • 2018 Salary Cap Could Exceed $180M?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Jurecki recently spoke to a source who suggested that the 2018 NFL salary cap could end up exceeding $180 million once it’s finalized for the upcoming league year. Last we heard, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported a month ago that the NFL distributed 2018 salary cap projections to teams..." January 19

  • NFL could reportedly force players to stay in locker room during anthem in 2018

    Larry Brown Sports "Forcing players to stand for the national anthem has never really been an option for the NFL, but the league could still explore other means of preventing protests prior to the 2018 season. According to ESPN’s Jim Trotter, the NFL is considering implementing a policy that would require players..." January 18

  • Browns should draft Josh Allen No. 1, says one NFL exec, and Mel Kiper Jr. agrees

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns should draft Wyoming quarterback No. 1 overall, a high-level NFL personnel executive told, and ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. feels the same, according to his first mock draft released on Thursday. The NFL exec, who told at the Senior Bowl in January of 2016 that..." January 18

  • Browns LT Joe Thomas Undecided About Whether To Retire

    NFL Trade Rumors "Browns LT Joe Thomas said on Wednesday that he remains undecided about retiring or continuing his NFL career. “There’s some days you go back and forth,” said Thomas, via Scott Petrak. “It’s just kind of how you feel. Had a lot of time to think and spend some time with the family but not ready..." January 18

  • Ben McAdoo interviewing for Browns offensive coordinator job today

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Fired Giants coach Ben McAdoo is interviewing for the Browns offensive coordinator job today in Berea, a league source told McAdoo, fired by the Giants on Dec. 4 along with GM Jerry Reese after the team went 2-10, has ties to new Browns GM John Dorsey and would be a strong..." January 16

  • AJ McCarron: I wanted that opportunity to be traded to the Browns

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron was nearly traded to the Browns, but the trade fell through when the proper paperwork wasn’t sent to the league office before the trade deadline. McCarron now says he wanted to be traded because he thought he could have started and won games in Cleveland,..." January 16

  • Browns sign former Cowboys TE Gavin Escobar

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Browns signed TE Gavin Escobar to the reserve/futures list. Escobar is a 6-5, 250-pound San Diego State product. He was originally selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round (47th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. " January 15

  • Browns Interested In Mike Mularkey?

    Pro Football Rumors "Mike Mularkey is out of a job, but he should have plenty of employment options for the coming season. One possibility could be in Cleveland. This offseason, the Browns had interest in bringing Mularkey in as their new offensive coordinator if he ever became available, Ian Rapoport of" January 15

  • Odell Beckham’s WR coach headed to the Browns

    New York Post "One of the first orders of business for Dave Gettleman when he was hired as the Giants’ general manager was to inform members of the current coaching staff they were free to look elsewhere for employment. While Gettleman also said he would suggest to the new head coach he interview anyone..." January 12

  • Browns hiring Ken Zampese as quarterbacks coach in reunion with Hue Jackson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns will likely draft a quarterback such as Josh Rosen or Sam Darnold No. 1 overall, and now he'll have a new position coach guiding him, a league source told Hue Jackson has hired Ken Zampese, the former Bengals offensive coordinator, to coach Browns QBs, marking his..." January 12

  • Browns were not willing to trade No. 4 overall pick for Jimmy Garoppolo?

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL world was left somewhat shocked when the New England Patriots only got a second-round pick from the San Francisco 49ers in return for Jimmy Garoppolo, with rumors swirling that the Cleveland Browns would have been willing to pay much, much more. According to one reporter, that is not..." January 12

  • AJ McCarron reveals that he wanted to play for Hue Jackson

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Browns nearly completed a trade for Cincinnati Bengals quarterback AJ McCarron at the NFL trade deadline. The Bengals have their side of the story. The Browns have their side of the story. The only thing that is certain is that McCarron was looking forward to a chance to start in..." January 12

  • Alex Smith could provide veteran option for Browns at quarterback

    ESPN "New Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey concedes that the NFL is a quarterback-driven league. In past years, the Browns have driven the position into a brick wall. This offseason, the Browns have a rare chance to address the position for both the short and long term. Part of the..." January 12

  • Joe Thomas Says Johnny Manziel Doomed Mike Pettine, Browns In Podcast

    CBS Cleveland "Once upon a time the Cleveland Browns were 7-4 and in first place in the AFC North. Although the events of the last 3 years make it feel like a decade ago, it was just 2014 and things were looking up for the franchise. But then Johnny Manziel was forced onto the field and the Browns have yet..." January 12

  • Browns fans' sad 0-16 parade raised more than $17K for Greater Cleveland Food Bank

    USA Today "The Cleveland Browns fans had a parade to honor their “perfect” 0-16 season. They brought hilarious and depressing signs to celebrate. Not everyone in the city liked the idea of the parade, but it turns out that it actually did some good for the community.’s Hayden Grove reported..." January 11

  • Browns front office looks great, but will it function?

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Browns have assembled one of the most intelligent, experienced front offices in the NFL. General Manager John Dorsey heads the whole operation with Eliot Wolf serving as his Assistant General Manager. Andrew Berry and Alonzo Highsmith will each carry the title of Vice President of..." January 11

  • Report | Kirk Cousins not afraid of joining Browns

    Fanrag Sports "Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins apparently does not fear the Cleveland Browns. According to Albert Breer of the MMQB, Cousins would “seriously consider” joining the Browns should he become a free agent this offseason. Cousins has gone through the process of being franchise tagged..." January 11

  • Browns Part Ways With Ryan Grigson

    Pro Football Rumors "The Browns have parted ways with executive Ryan Grigson, Mary Kay Cabot of (on Twitter) hears. Meanwhile, Chief Strategy Officer Paul DePodesta, andVP/player personnel Andrew Berry will continue in their present roles with the team, according to’s Tony Grossi (on..." January 10

  • Browns interviewing Sean Ryan for offensive coordinator

    Pro Football Talk "Texans quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan is interviewing with the Browns today for their offensive coordinator job, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Ryan is one of the up-and-coming assistants in the league who became a candidate for a promotion to offensive coordinator after his..." January 10

  • Joe Haden happy Browns cut him, paid Osweiler "Haden's exit from the Cleveland Browns was unceremonious, unsurprising and for a team that ended up going 0-16, unnecessary. Haden was a cap casualty on a team that had a surplus of cap space. Asked to take a pay cut by former Browns GM Sashi Brown, Haden refused, instead requesting a release..." January 10

  • Eliot Wolf Agrees To Four-Year Deal With Browns

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Eliot Wolf has agreed to a four-year contract with the Browns to join their front office under GM John Dorsey. According to La Canfora, Wolf will be the Browns’ assistant GM. The Packers were hoping to retain Wolf, even though he was skipped over for..." January 10

  • Report: Former Browns HC Mike Pettine to Become Packers Defensive Coordinator

    SI "The Packers are set to hire Mike Pettine as their defensive coordinator, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. Pettine, 51, was defensive coordinator of the Jets (2009-12) and Bills (2013) before he became the Browns' head coach prior to the 2014 season. He went 7-9 in his first year in Cleveland but..." January 10

  • Cleveland police spokesperson compares parade-goers to toddlers

    247 Sports "Thousands of Cleveland Browns fans gathered Saturday to recognize the team's 0-16 record. There were reportedly no arrests made at the event. Cleveland police seargeant Jennifer Ciaccia was obviously opposed to the event and for which it stood. She initially responded to a tweet from linebacker..." January 09

  • Browns Interviewing Ken Zampese & Sean Ryan For OC Job This Week

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Browns are interviewing former Bengals OC Ken Zampese on Monday and Texans QBs coach Sean Ryan on Wednesday for their offensive coordinator position. Browns HC Hue Jackson made it clear that he will be looking to hire an offensive coordinator for the..." January 08

  • Johnny Manziel wishes ‘nothing but the worst’ upon Browns

    Sportsnaut "It’s safe to say that Johnny Manziel will not be attending any Cleveland Browns alumni events in the near future. Manziel recently took to Instagram to troll his former team for finishing 0-16 (which you can see here). But the comments section of that post is where Manziel really unloaded on his..." January 08

  • Browns Were Willing To Trade Texans’ 1st-Rd Pick In Deal For Jimmy Garoppolo?

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Terry Pluto of, the Browns were willing to trade the Texans’ first-round pick and “other goodies” to the Patriots in return for QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Beyond that, former executive Sashi Brown would also have been willing to help New England shop around for a backup..." January 08

  • Browns Planning To Go After Packers Exec Eliot Wolf

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the Browns are planning to go after Packers executive Eliot Wolf after he was skipped over for the team’s GM position. It’s worth mentioning that the Browns have hired John Dorsey and Alonzo Highsmith, both of whom have previously worked with Wolf in Green..." January 08

  • LeBron James 'Got a Kick Out of' Browns Fans Having an 0-16 Parade

    Complex "The highs and lows of professional sports might not be any more concentrated in a single area than they are in Cleveland. On one hand, the city gets to celebrate LeBron James, the greatest basketball player in the world. On the other, the city is home to, to put it nicely, the single most pathetic..." January 07

  • Browns issue statement apologizing to fans for 0-16 season

    Sportsnaut "Members of the Cleveland Browns were not happy that fans of the team held a parade to “celebrate” the team’s winless season. Emmanuel Ogbah and Christian Kirksey both voiced displeasure, with the latter comparing the team to Jesus. However, on Sunday the organization issued a statement..." January 07

  • Browns Joe Thomas gives his take on Patriots drama

    Sportsnaut "While the New England Patriots are not playing in Wild Card Weekend, the potential rift between owner Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick, and quarterback Tom Brady is making them a story. The Pats are so much of a story, in fact, that Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas offered his take on the..." January 07

  • Five potential landing spots if Chiefs trade Alex Smith

    CBS Sports "If any team out there is looking for a playoff-caliber quarterback, you might want to give the Chiefs a phone call this offseason. It appears that they'll be more than willing to dump Alex Smith for the right price. According to, the Chiefs will be "open" to trading Smith once their..." January 06

  • Emmanuel Ogbah is really angry about parade celebrating Browns' 0-16 season

    CBS Sports "The Browns went 0-16 this season. Fittingly, the last loss came against a Steelers team with nothing to play for and featuring mostly backups. And now, a week later and on the same day that the playoffs start, there will be a parade around First Energy Stadium to celebrate the Browns' winless..." January 06

  • Man sues Cleveland Browns WR Corey Coleman, others over 2016 New Year's Eve beating

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman, his half-brother and roommate are named in a lawsuit over a 2016 New Year's Eve beating that happened inside Coleman's downtown apartment building. Adam Sapp says in the suit filed Friday the Browns player and Jonathan Coleman, Jared Floyd and..." January 04

  • Browns Set To Interview Ken Zampese & Sean Ryan For OC Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport reports that the two known candidates for the Browns’ offensive coordinator job are former Bengals OC Ken Zampese and Texans QB coach Sean Ryan. Browns HC Hue Jackson made it clear that he will be looking to hire an offensive coordinator for the 2018 season after he has handled the..." January 03

  • The Browns 0-16 parade is actually going to happen and here are all the details

    CBS Sports "There are 32 teams in the NFL and only two of them will be getting a parade this year: The team that wins the Super Bowl and the Cleveland Browns. Browns fans didn't get to celebrate a single victory in 2017 and because they are clearly desperate to celebrate something, ANYTHING, thousands of..." January 03

  • Terrell Owens, Randy Moss headline 15 finalists for Hall of Fame class of 2018

    CBS Sports "From 108 to 27 to 15. The list of candidates for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2018 continues to shrink. On Tuesday night, the Pro Football Hall of Fame whittled down the list of candidates for the Class of 2018 to 15 all-time greats. The process started with 108 nominees in September...." January 03

  • Browns Ask To Talk With Texans’ Sean Ryan

    Pro Football Rumors "The Browns have requested permission to speak with Texans quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan for their vacant offensive coordinator job, according to Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter). Ryan has worked closely with Deshaun Watson and the Browns are looking for someone who can mold a young quarterback..." January 02

  • Browns parade organizer extremely unhappy he has to organize it

    Sporting News "The man organizing the Browns parade isn't thrilled to be put in that position. Chris McNeil said he didn't expect the Browns to be winless this season, joining the Lions as the only other winless team in NFL history. "First of all, I didn't expect it to take place," McNeil told ESPN. "I..." January 02

  • These Six NFL Teams Could Be Forced To Do HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ In 2018

    NESN "The 2017 NFL regular season officially is over, and we know what you’re thinking: Which teams are eligible for “Hard Knocks” next summer? The HBO documentary gives us a behind-the-scenes look at a different NFL team each preseason, but there’s one issue: Most clubs don’t want to participate..." January 02

  • How Hue Jackson will have to sell the 0-16 Browns to the Josh Rosens and free agents

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Hue Jackson knows that 0-16 will be a hard sell for college prospects such as UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, top free agents and even fans who've jumped off the bandwagon in droves. What's more, the Browns now have the NFL's worst two-season record ever at 1-31, and worst..." January 02

  • Wyoming QB Josh Allen in running to go to Browns No. 1 overall?

    Larry Brown Sports "A surprise contender may be emerging to go with the top overall pick in the NFL Draft next April. Peter King of MMQB reported Monday that a veteran scout believes Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen will go No. 1 overall to the Cleveland Browns. Per King: So in my rounds on the phone over..." January 01

  • Browns players tired of “no talent” comments

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jason MCourty leaves Cleveland today with a bad taste in his mouth about folks inside the Browns organization saying the team didn't have enough talent to win this season. "The talent in this locker room is not the talent to go win a Super Bowl this year, but this locker room is far more..." January 01

  • Hue Jackson tries to explain quote about his work with Browns

    Yardbarker "Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson spent part of Monday morning explaining his comment about how no other coach could have done what he did with the Cleveland Browns. After Cleveland clinched an 0-16 season with a loss on Sunday to the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jackson, 1-31 over two seasons, made a..." January 01

  • Browns coach Hue Jackson after 0-16 season: No one else could've stuck with this job

    USA Today "Less than an hour after the Cleveland Browns completed just the second 0-16 regular season in NFL history, coach Hue Jackson took credit Sunday for doing a job that, in his mind, nobody else could've done. "I don't think anybody else could've did this job," Jackson said in a press conference..." January 01

  • Jimmy Haslam says he isn’t selling Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was already irked by the team's 28-24 loss to the Steelers to fall to 0-16. But he really got hot under the collar when asked about a buzz in the Cleveland business community that he might want to sell the team. "I don't know where that would come from,'' he said..." January 01

  • Corey Coleman thinks he will be haunted by drop ‘forever’

    Yardbarker "A costly drop by Corey Coleman late in the Browns’ season finale against the Steelers is one he thinks will stick with him for a while. With less than two minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, and the Browns facing a 4th and 2 in Steelers territory trailing 28-24, Coleman had a pass go..." December 31

  • Jimmy Haslam reiterates that Hue Jackson will be back

    Pro Football Talk "So what does an NFL team that has won one game in two seasons and just became only the second franchise to go 0-16 do next? If it’s a normal, well-functioning NFL team (but for the whole 1-31 thing), it fires the coach. If it’s the Browns, it declares yet again that the coach will be back. Via..." December 31

  • Browns go 0-16

    USA Today "The Cleveland Browns now stand with the 2008 Detroit Lions for one of the NFL's all-time woeful seasons. The Browns wrapped up an 0-16 season with a 28-24 loss Sunday to the Pittsburgh Steelers, becoming just the second team ever to reach the mark. Cleveland mounted a late drive and was in..." December 31

  • Giants clinch No. 2 draft pick Sunday, one week after Browns locked up No. 1

    ESPN "The NFL's 2018 draft order is taking shape, midway through the final Sunday of the 2017 regular season. The New York Giants clinched the No. 2 spot, a week after the Cleveland Browns secured the top position. Both teams could be in search of franchise quarterbacks -- an annual task for the..." December 31

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