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  • Roughriders coach/GM Chris Jones leaving to take NFL job in Cleveland "The Chris Jones era in Saskatchewan has officially come to an abrupt end.  Jones resigned from the Roughriders Tuesday to take on a position with the Cleveland Browns of the NFL. The news comes exactly a week after Jones signed an extension with the Roughriders to keep him as the..." January 15

  • Bills, Browns & Vikings Have Interviewed Joe Philbin

    NFL Trade Rumors "Rob Demovsky of ESPN reports that Packers interim HC Joe Philbin has interviewed with at least three teams including the Browns, Vikings and Bills in recent weeks for undisclosed positions. A prior report mentioned that the Vikings were considering..." January 15

  • Freddie Kitchens: 7-8-1 is not acceptable for Browns "Freddie Kitchens sold cars and washed FedEx trucks when he was in his early 20s. Now he's the head coach of an NFL team. The new Browns coach took the podium alongside GM John Dorsey on Monday for his introductory press conference and made one point very clear: 2018 was just the..." January 14

  • Offensive line coach James Campen leaving Packers for Browns

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel "After 15 seasons as an assistant coach and five as a player for the Green Bay Packers, James Campen has joined another team. Campen will become associate head coach/offensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns, a source confirmed to PackersNews on Sunday night. ESPN..." January 14

  • Browns reach agreements with coordinators Todd Monken, Steve Wilks

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Browns reached agreements to hire Todd Monken as their offensive coordinator and Steve Wilks as their defensive coordinator, a person familiar with the moves confirmed for the Beacon Journal/ Sunday night. The organization is expected to announce the additions to the staff..." January 14

  • Browns' analytics department played a significant role in the hiring of Freddie Kitchens

    CBS Sports "The Browns relied on a large contingent to handle their latest coaching search, a group comprised of ownership/family, football operations and analytics, with that final department playing no small role in the decision to decide between rookie play callers Freddie Kitchens and Kevin Stefanski,..." January 12

  • Haslams praise Freddie Kitchens as “man of integrity” with “unquestioned leadership”

    Pro Football Talk "In officially announcing the hiring of Freddie Kitchens as their new head coach, the owners of the Cleveland Browns have released a statement about what they learned of Kitchens from his year as a Cleveland assistant. “We are thrilled to announce Freddie Kitchens as the new head..." January 12

  • Browns Meeting With Steve Wilks Regarding Defensive Coordinator Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that the Browns are hosting former Cardinals HC Steve Wilks for their defensive coordinator vacancy on Friday. This comes shortly after the news that the Cardinals have hired Vance Joseph, who was a candidate for the Browns’ job,..." January 11

  • Browns Working To Hire Steve Wilks As DC

    Pro Football Rumors "New Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens appears prepared to make the first major hire to his coaching staff. The team is working on a deal to hire former Cardinals head coach Steve Wilksas the team’s defensive coordinator, NFL Network’s Ian..." January 11

  • NFL's continued lack of diversity in coaching hires is shameful

    USA Today "There’s always an excuse. Jim Caldwell is too boring. Marvin Lewis can’t make in-game adjustments. Vance Joseph wasn’t aggressive enough. Hue Jackson is a fake. Steve Wilks just wasn’t the right fit. Or … something. Rather than..." January 11

  • Jets Considering Gregg Williams For Defensive Coordinator Job

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter and Jeff Darlington are reporting that Gregg Williams is being considered for the Jets’ defensive coordinator position on Adam Gase’s staff. A separate report mentioned that Vance Joseph could be an option for the job as..." January 10

  • Browns OL Joel Bitonio named to 1st Pro Bowl "Cleveland Browns guard Joel Bitonio has been added to the 2019 AFC Pro Bowl roster. He replaces Pittsburgh Steelers guard David DeCastro, who is unable to participate due to injury. Bitonio joins defensive end Myles Garrett and rookie cornerback Denzel Ward as the Browns’ Pro Bowl..." January 10

  • Vance Joseph, Chuck Pagano, Todd Monken, Jim Bob Cooter linked to Browns coordinator jobs

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Browns are busy trying to surround Freddie Kitchens with a revamped coaching staff. The team reached an agreement Wednesday to hire Kitchens as its head coach, a league source confirmed, after he caught fire as its offensive coordinator in the final eight games of the 2018..." January 10

  • Jim Bob Cooter interviewing for Browns’ coordinator job

    WKYC "Freddie Kitchens has yet to be confirmed as the next head coach of the Cleveland Browns, but that has not stopped him from building up his first coaching staff. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, former Detroit Lions assistant coach Jim Bob Cooter is scheduled to be..." January 10

  • Browns part ways with interim head coach Gregg Williams

    Fox 8 Cleveland "The Cleveland Browns have parted ways with interim head coach Gregg Williams, our P.J. Ziegler confirmed on Wednesday. The news comes right after reports Freddie Kitchens will be named the new head coach. That has also been confirmed by FOX 8 News. " January 09

  • Browns To Part Ways With Several Coaches

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Gregg Williams orchestrated the greatest turnaround in the history of the Browns when he went 5-3 as the interim coach to close out the year at 7-8-1. But the turnaround didn’t help him on Wednesday when Freddie Kitchens became the Browns' ninth full-time head coach, which..." January 09

  • Baker Mayfield claps back at radio host who bashed him over coaching hire

    Sportress of Blogitude "The Cleveland Browns have promoted offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens to the head coaching job, and a radio host believes Baker Mayfield’s presence made the position less appealing and left the team with few other options. To no surprise, once Mayfield caught wind of it, he..." January 09

  • Report: Browns to name Freddie Kitchens the new head coach

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Browns plan to announce Freddie Kitchens as their new head coach according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. General Manager John Dorsey addressed the mystery of Kitchens as a potential head coaching candidate after the season. "I think you got..." January 09

  • Freddie Kitchens has a good chance of being named the Browns head coach, sources say

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Freddie Kitchens has a good chance of being named head coach of the Browns, sources tell, and many signs are pointing that way. One source close to the situation told that the Browns seem to be closing in on their man, and that it could be..." January 09

  • Kitchens, Stefanski finalists for Browns job "Perhaps this is the year of the recently appointed offensive coordinator in Cleveland. Freddie Kitchens and Kevin Stefanski are finalists for the head coaching job of the Browns, NFL Network reported Tuesday. Kitchens interviewed Monday, becoming the seventh candidate to do..." January 08

  • Report: Kevin Stefanski having another interview with Browns

    Pro Football Talk "A report on Tuesday indicated that there’s a “good chance” that the Browns promote offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens to head coach, but no deal has been struck at this point and another one of their head coaching candidates is reportedly in Cleveland to speak to the team..." January 08

  • Browns special teams were league’s worst in 2018, per PFF

    Dawgs By Nature "The Cleveland Browns special teams were anything but during the 2018 NFL season. Starting in Week 1 - when the Browns had a game-winning field goal blocked in overtime - and continuing through the season’s final game, it was a weekly lowlight show of penalties, missed..." January 07

  • Did Freddie Kitchens convince the Browns he’s their next head coach in his interview Monday?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A funny thing happened to Freddie Kitchens on his way to proving to the world that he could call plays in the NFL and knock it out of the park. He overshot it a little bit and became a legitimate head coach candidate for the Browns. Kitchens, 44, interviewed with the Browns..." January 07

  • Browns have Mike McCarthy ‘on hold’ in coaching search

    Larry Brown Sports "Mike McCarthy is involved in the Cleveland Browns’ coaching search, but does not appear to be a leading candidate. According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN, the former Green Bay Packers coach has been in contact with the Browns as recently as Monday. However, talks are “on..." January 07

  • Will the Browns opt for the Patriots’ Brian Flores, another branch of the Bill Belichick tree?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Will the Browns opt for another branch of the Bill Belichick tree in Patriots’ linebackers coach and defensive play caller Brian Flores? The Browns interviewed Flores, 37, Saturday for their head coach vacancy in New England, where the Patriots are on a playoff bye. Flores is..." January 06

  • Dan Campbell completes interview with Browns

    Yahoo! Sports "The Browns announced they have completed an interview with Saints assistant coach Dan Campbell. Campbell, the team’s assistant head coach/tight ends coach, was the fourth coach to interview for the vacancy. Browns interim coach Gregg Williams interviewed Tuesday, former NFL..." January 05

  • Nothing trumps Baker Mayfield’s development in Browns coaching search

    Dawgs By Nature "Baker Mayfield is cut from a different cloth than most NFL quarterbacks. For one, he’s willing to make any throw at just about any time. It hurt him a little bit in Houston and Baltimore this year, but decision-making is a part of who he is—it’s an unrelenting, unwavering..." January 04

  • Are Browns out on Josh McDaniels? Adam Schefter says no interest yet

    NBC Sports Boston "Many have assumed the Cleveland Browns are on Josh McDaniels' shortlist of head coach openings. ESPN's Adam Schefter isn't so sure. During an appearance Friday on WEEI's "Mut & Callahan" show, Schefter insisted neither McDaniels nor the..." January 04

  • All-Pro Team: Donald, Mahomes among highlights "Defensive tackle Aaron Donald remains in the running for the NFL's MVP award, but he can now add another accomplishment to his decorated career. Donald, who led the league in sacks with 20.5, was the only unanimous choice to garner first-team All-Pro honors in voting by..." January 04

  • Report: Josh McDaniels 'very interested' in Browns' HC job

    Sportsnaut "As the Cleveland Browns cast a wide net to find a new head coach following a surprisingly competitive 2018 season, there has not been a lot linking the team to New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels. That is until now. According to Steve..." January 04

  • Browns denying OC interview requests for Freddie Kitchens

    WKYC "The Cleveland Browns have received no shortage of requests from other NFL teams to interview their interim offensive coordinator, Freddie Kitchens, and to this point, they have declined those inquiries. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network and, “the Browns want..." January 03

  • In the midst of Antonio Brown drama, Jarvis Landry starts recruiting Steelers rivals

    CBS Sports "Things are not going great in Pittsburgh right now. Coming off a season where the Steelers failed to make the postseason, there have been several reports of friction within the team.  First, there was the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette report that star wide..." January 03

  • 40 of 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018 were NFL games

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL dominated the American sports television landscape in 2018. Of the 50 most-watched sporting events in 2018, 40 were NFL games, according to Sports Media Watch. That includes the seven most-watched events of the year: The Super Bowl, the two conference..." January 03

  • If the Cleveland Browns don’t hire Gregg Williams, should the Cincinnati Bengals?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "I’ll start with a confession: My dumbest story of the year was suggesting the Browns NOT fire Hue Jackson after the team lost 33-18 in Pittsburgh on October 28. The story was not written out of any admiration for Jackson. My main point was a bias against..." January 03

  • Browns interviewed Jim Caldwell for head coach on Wednesday; Vikings' Kevin Stefanski up today

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jim Caldwell has been to the Super Bowl with Peyton Manning and Joe Flacco, and now he’s getting a chance to convince the Browns he can get there with Baker Mayfield, too. Fired by the Lions after the 2017 season, Caldwell interviewed with the Browns on Wednesday for their head..." January 03

  • Report: Browns have yet to request interview with Josh McDaniels

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Browns have not yet requested an interview with New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels according to It is interesting because the Patriots are on a bye this weekend. Cleveland will meet with defensive coordinator Brian..." January 02

  • Brian Flores To Meet With Browns, Buccaneers, Dolphins, Packers

    Pro Football Rumors "The latest Patriots bye week will bring quite the workload for linebackers coach Brian Flores. While he is still arranging his schedule, he has agreed to meet with the Browns, Buccaneers, Dolphins and Packers about their head coaching vacancies, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports..." January 01

  • The Browns have no plans to interview Adam Gase, who has interviews lined up with at least 3 teams

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have no plans to interview fired Dolphins head coach Adam Gase, who has interviews lined up with at least three other teams for their head coaching vacancy, league sources told It’s a surprise, because Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has tried to lure Gase to..." January 01

  • Damarious Randall issues warning to AFC North

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Damarious Randall has a warning for the AFC North, and the NFL in general. “We know what's ahead,’’ Randall said after Sunday’s 26-24 loss to the Ravens. “The NFL knows it’s in trouble, the AFC North knows it’s in trouble. We expect to win..." January 01

  • Packers, Browns request Saints' Dan Campbell to interview for head coach openings

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "New Orleans Saints assistant head coach/tight ends Dan Campbell could soon have an opportunity to lead his own team. According to an NFL Network report on Monday, the Packers and Browns have requested Campbell to interview for their head coaching vacancies. Campbell, 42, has..." January 01

  • Browns To Interview Kevin Stefanski

    Pro Football Rumors "The Browns are going to interview Vikings interim offensive coordinator for their head coaching position Kevin Stefanski on Monday, a source tells Ian Rapoport of (on Twitter). Stefanski is also a candidate for the Vikes’ full-time OC job, but his contract is up so he is free..." January 01

  • Jets, Browns have interest in Jim Caldwell

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets plan to interview former Colts and Lions head coach Jim Caldwell, Ralph Vacchiano of SNY reports. Caldwell, 63, has interviewed with the Packers already. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Browns also have interest in talking to Caldwell. " January 01

  • Browns players confident they can play for any coach after they thrived following midseason changes "The Browns will exit 2018 with fewer questions to answer than they entered with, but a sizable question still looms Who will coach the team?  Will the Browns retain Gregg Williams and/or Freddie Kitchens? And if not, who will replace them? It’s among the most..." January 01

  • Report: Jets, Browns have interest in Jim Caldwell

    247 Sports "The New York Jets and Cleveland Browns have done extensive research into former Detroit Lions head coach Jim Caldwell and have an interest in interviewing him according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The 63-year old was head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from..." December 31

  • John Dorsey is taking the right approach to finding the right person for the Browns' head coaching job

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have tried to figure out this winning thing for so long that it seems crazy to move on from a coaching staff that went 5-3 in the season’s second half. It seems crazy to move on from an offensive coordinator that rejuvenated an offense that was previously uninspiring, to put it..." December 31

  • Peyton Manning has interest in Browns getting Adam Gase and is in owner's ear

    CBS Sports "Even though he was fired on Monday morning by the Dolphins, Adam Gase is going to be a hot coaching candidate in a year where there are lots of openings and not a ton of really high-profile, viable candidates for those jobs. To wit: he's already getting buzz in both Denver and..." December 31

  • Browns reach out to Mike McCarthy: Source

    Toronto Sun "The Cleveland Browns have reached out to Mike McCarthy about their head-coaching vacancy, Postmedia has learned on Sunday. According to a source, the Browns already have made a preliminary inquiry with McCarthy, who was fired Dec. 3 by the Green Bay Packers after 13 seasons as head..." December 30

  • Browns Fans Started a GoFundMe to Pay Baker Mayfield’s Fine For Grabbing His Balls

    Black Sports Online "Baker Mayfield was fined $10,026 for grabbing his balls after throwing a TD pass. Mayfield likes to grab his junk, that is one of his go to moves. In college, he just got a slap on the wrist, in the NFL they hit your wallets, even if you can afford it. Browns fans are..." December 30

  • Browns seriously considering Gregg Williams for head coach

    CBS Sports "Browns interim head coach Gregg Williams has seriously enhanced his chances of keeping the job on a full-time basis with the club's drastic turnaround under his stewardship, though the Browns will be interviewing other candidates and continuing the coaching search this..." December 30

  • Ravens' climactic game vs. Browns could offer compelling glimpse of AFC North's future

    Baltimore Sun "If you want to glimpse the future, and increasingly the present, of the Ravens, look to the back wall of the team’s refurbished locker room — the land of rookies. The story begins, but hardly ends, with quarterback Lamar Jackson, the universally liked face of the..." December 30