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  • Report: Freddie Kitchens expected to join Giants' staff

    The Score "The New York Giants are expected to add former Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens to their coaching staff under Joe Judge, sources told Matt Zenitz of It's unclear what role the longtime offensive position coach will receive, but the coordinator..." January 21

  • NFL to test alternative to onside kicks at Pro Bowl

    National Post "The NFL will test an alternative to the onside kick during the Pro Bowl on Sunday. While kickoffs no longer are used in the exhibition game, the teams will have two options at their disposal after scoring on the previous drive. The first is to have the opponent start its..." January 21

  • Players chosen in the 2020 NFL draft will get taken to the stage by boat

    Yahoo! Sports "We all knew that the 2020 NFL draft in Las Vegas would have some over-the-top elements. Few — if any — of us expected that one of those over-the-top elements would include boats. NFL draft officials revealed plans for the April 23-25 event on Tuesday. And those plans..." January 21

  • Daniel Jeremiah 2020 NFL mock draft 1.0: Four QBs in top 15 "The NFL has released the list of underclassmen that have been granted early entry to the 2020 NFL Draft, ushering in the official start to Mock Draft season! With 93 days until Round 1 kicks off in Las Vegas, here's my first look at how the first 32 picks of the 2020 draft..." January 21

  • Odell Beckham Jr undergoes successful surgery for sports hernia injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Odell Beckham Jr played the entire 2019 season while dealing with a core muscle injury, and the star wide receiver underwent surgery recently to address the issue. The Cleveland Browns announced on Tuesday that Beckham had successful surgery to repair a core muscle injury, which..." January 21

  • Ranking every Super Bowl game from best to worst

    USA Today "There was a time when Super Bowl dramatics were few and far between. But for most of the past two decades, the game has usually managed to live up to its perpetual hype. With the 49ers and Chiefs now set to meet in Super Bowl LIV, here are our all-time Super Sunday rankings (season noted..." January 21

  • Browns To Hire Bill Callahan To Coach Offensive Line, Keep Mike Priefer

    SI "The Cleveland Browns have hired Bill Callahan to the role of offensive line coach according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero. This move came after the announcement that they would not be retaining James Campen whom held the role prior.  Callahan brings a ton of experience and..." January 20

  • Looking at every Super Bowl MVP ever

    CBS Sports "One thing is for sure heading into this year's Super Bowl showdown between the 49ers and Chiefs -- Tom Brady can't add to his record of four Super Bowl MVP awards.  Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the favorite to win this..." January 20

  • Cleveland Browns could hire George Paton as GM this week

    Clutch Points "The Cleveland Browns could be getting close to hiring George Paton as general manager and the official annulment could come as early as this week. According to Mary Kay Cabot of, Paton interviewed for the vacancy on Sunday and the Browns are expected to make their..." January 20

  • Browns aren’t retaining line coach James Campen

    NBC Sports "The Browns are continuing to churn the leftovers of the previous staff. According to Rob Demovsky of, the Browns won’t be retaining offensive line coach James Campen. " January 19

  • Browns eyeing 49ers passing game coordinator Mike LaFleur for OC

    Clutch Points "The Cleveland Browns’ efforts to complete their coaching staff is on full steam in preparation for next season. One of the men they’re seriously considering to join the team as the offensive coordinator is San Francisco 49ers passing game coordinator Mike..." January 19

  • Browns Rumors: 49ers' Joe Woods 'On Track' to Be Cleveland Defensive Coordinator

    Bleacher Report "San Francisco 49ers defensive backs coach Joe Woods is reportedly "on track" to become the new defensive coordinator of the Cleveland Browns, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The 49ers are set to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC..." January 19

  • Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. Won't Be Charged for Slapping Security Guard's Butt

    Bleacher Report "Odell Beckham Jr. will not face charges for slapping a security guard on the butt in the locker room after LSU's 42-25 win over Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday. New Orleans police obtained an arrest warrant Thursday accusing..." January 18

  • On new labor deal, “ball at the 30 yard line and going in”

    Pro Football Talk "Despite posturing that is both predictable and necessary to getting a deal done, a new labor agreement seems to be on the horizon. As one source with knowledge of the dynamics explained it to PFT, the “ball [is] at the 30 yard line and going in.” While the source added..." January 18

  • New Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski had funny exchange with Uber driver

    The Sports Daily "The Browns have a new face leading the coaching staff, and he’s quite different than the previous one, in so many ways. Kevin Stefanski may be young, but he’s experienced, having served on a number of different coaching staff. He’s a disciplinarian, unlike former..." January 17

  • New Orleans DA RIPS Odell Beckham Jr., Urges him to Surrender and End 'Silly' matter

    Yardbarker "Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham has yet to surrender to police after an arrest warrant was issued, and the New Orleans District Attorney is not happy. An arrest warrant was issued over Beckham’s actions in the LSU locker room following the Tigers’ blowout..." January 17

  • Kevin Stefanski calls the Browns’ new uniforms ‘straight fire’

    Clutch Points "The Cleveland Browns are going to look different in 2020. They will have a new head coach, a new general manager, likely new starters, and new uniforms. Their new head coach Kevin Stefanski seems to be a fan of the team’s new uniforms. On a Reddit AMA (ask me..." January 17

  • Eagles’ Andrew Berry Interviews For Browns’ General Manager Gig

    Sportsnaut "Philadelphia Eagles vice president of football operations Andrew Berry is set to interview for the Cleveland Browns general manager vacancy on Friday. Berry, who would be returning to Cleveland if hired as the Browns’ general manager, is a leading candidate in the team’s..." January 17

  • What does Paul DePodesta do for the Browns, and why does he live in San Diego?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The first time we heard from Paul DePodesta was shortly after he was hired by the Browns in 2016. That press conference had a lot of questions about analytics, his baseball background, and the plan he and Sashi Brown had for turning around a struggling franchise. Almost four years..." January 16

  • XFL’S Vipers Sign Suspended Former Browns WR Antonio Callaway

    Sportsnaut "The Tampa Bay Vipers have signed former Cleveland Browns receiver Antonio Callaway, who is currently still suspended by the NFL for repeated violations of the drug policy. The XFL team shared the news via Twitter on Thursday: Undeniably talented, Callaway entered the..." January 16

  • Browns Release Statement on Incident Involving Odell Beckham Jr. at National Championship

    12 Up "The Cleveland Browns are at it again. Now, we're of course not talking about them making plays in the postseason. Instead, we're discussing a national embarrassment surrounding the team. Once again, it involves controversial wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who had an..." January 16

  • Odell Beckham Issued Simple Battery Warrant For Locker Room Butt Slap

    Real GM Football "New Orleans police on Thursday morning obtained an arrest warrant accusing Odell Beckham Jr. of simple battery in relation to a locker room interaction he had with a Superdome police officer after LSU won the national championship. " January 16

  • Latest On NFL Labor Talks

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires in March 2021, which means that a labor stoppage could be on the horizon. The owners and players have been talking for months about a new deal and the latest update brings reason for optimism.  In an NFLPA memo to..." January 16

  • Browns Interviewing Patriots Executive For GM Opening

    NESN "Josh McDaniels won’t be coaching the Cleveland Browns this season, but another longtime New England Patriots employee could be running Cleveland’s front office. The Browns are scheduled to interview Patriots director of college scouting Monti Ossenfort for their general..." January 16

  • What's Wrong With Odell Beckham Jr.?

    The Big Lead "Has Odell Beckham Jr. lost his mind? In the span of less than two hours, he compromised LSU player's eligibility, put the football program he loves in a position where it was caught lying and committed potential assault on a police officer. Not sure what planet he's living on,..." January 16

  • Demi Lovato To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl In Comeback After '18 OD

    People "Just two days after revealing she’ll take the 2020 Grammy Awards‘ stage later this month, Demi Lovato has announced she’ll perform the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV. The pop superstar, 27, broke the news on Instagram, sharing an official photo touting..." January 16

  • Browns call report ‘irresponsible’ that candidates had to agree to turn in gameplans to ownership on Fridays

    Cleveland Plain Dealer " Kevin Stefanski put out his first little brushfire as head coach of the Browns Tuesday when he disputed a report that candidates had to agree to turn in game plans to ownership and analytics by Friday. "It's not true,’’ he said. “I like that report...." January 16

  • Myles Garrett Looks Like a Beast in New Workout Footage

    Heavy "Myles Garrett is letting the world know he’s back in the lab grinding in preparation for the Cleveland Browns season. Garrett released some footage from his latest workout on Instagram Wednesday and the Browns star pass-rusher looked to be in..." January 15

  • Steelers owner: League to examine Rooney Rule

    Clutch Points "There were five teams in the NFL that hired new head coaches and there were concerns that arose pertaining to the hires. Due to the lack of hires for coaches of ethnic-minority, the league is considering making changes to the Rooney Rule. The Rooney Rule was named..." January 15

  • Is early retirement in NFL a trend? Only for the elite money makers

    CBS Sports "The best tight end of all time, the most heralded quarterback prospect since John Elway and now the best middle linebacker of the 2010s have all retired in the past year before their 30th birthday. Luke Kuechly's surprise news Tuesday night added to the growing list of..." January 15

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class revealed "The Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class of 2020's remaining 13 inductees -- 10 seniors and three contributors -- are being revealed today on Good Morning Football live on NFL Network. They follow the previous announcements over the weekend of Bill..." January 15

  • Browns Down To Steve Wilks, Joe Woods For Defensive Coordinator

    Pro Football Rumors "New Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski is considering keeping Steve Wilks in his role as defensive coordinator while also considering former Broncos DC Joe Woods. The Browns are down to Wilks and Woods for the job, Jim Trotter of tweets. This news comes a day after Wade..." January 14

  • Kevin Stefanski denies having to show game plans to Browns' analytics team, owner

    The Score "Kevin Stefanski has denied a report from Dustin Fox of 92.3 The Fan that the Cleveland Browns' new head coach will have to turn his game plans over to owner Jimmy Haslam and the team's analytics department on Fridays. "It's not true. I like that report...." January 14

  • Just how good is Browns running back Nick Chubb?

    Clutch Points "The Cleveland Browns ended the 2019 season with utter disappointment after having heightened expectations during the offseason. Despite the dismal finish to the season, Nick Chubb provided the team a glimmer of hope for the future. The Browns drafted Chubb with the 35th..." January 14

  • Kevin Stefanski's Browns coaching staff in 2020: Who's in, who's out and who might be on the way to Cleveland

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Browns have decided to hire Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski, who has spent all 14 of his professional coaching seasons in Minnesota, as the franchise's 18th head coach. With the grand decision behind them, the attention turns to filling out..." January 13

  • Browns looking at Wade Phillips for DC role

    The Score "Veteran defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is on the Cleveland Browns' radar as they look to assemble a coaching staff under Kevin Stefanski, sources told Mary Kay Cabot of Stefanski was officially named the Browns' new head coach Monday,..." January 13

  • Fritz Pollard Alliance Slams NFL Hiring Practices

    Pro Football Talk "There was a time when some thought the Fritz Pollard Alliance failed to show sufficient zeal regarding the league’s hiring practices. Those days definitely have ended. Now led by former NFL G.M. and league executive Rod Graves, who last week called the situation..." January 13

  • Browns Request Interview With Vikings’ George Paton

    WKYC "After reportedly hiring Kevin Stefanski as their new head coach, it appeared to be all but a foregone conclusion that the Cleveland Browns would rehire Andrew Berry as their new general manager. As it turns out, that may not be the case. According to ESPN's Adam..." January 13

  • Colts' Ed Dodds declines Browns GM interview

    USA Today "While the Cleveland Brows had their eye on Indianapolis Colts executive Ed Dodds for their vacant general manager role, it seems he won’t even be interviewing for the job. Though the Colts granted the Browns access to interview Dodds, who is currently the assistant general..." January 13

  • Browns to hire Vikings’ Kevin Stefanski to be next HC "And then there was none. The only team left in the NFL landscape looking for a head coach has found its man in a familiar candidate. The Cleveland Browns are planning to hire Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as their new head coach, NFL..." January 12

  • Browns Key ‘Problem’ With Hiring Josh McDaniels Revealed

    Heavy "The Cleveland Browns finally announced their head coaching hire on Sunday, bringing aboard Kevin Stefanski to be their 18th full-time skipper in franchise history. Stefanski was the pick among a packed field of candidates, one of the most well known being New..." January 12

  • Browns Interested In GM Interview With Bills Joe Schoen

    Pro Football Rumors "The Browns are the lone organization remaining without a head coach. After restructuring the front office, Cleveland is also searching for a new general manager. After years of internal turmoil, a primary aim of the search appears to be finding a general manager and head coach who have..." January 12

  • Brian Daboll, Robert Saleh Remain In Mix For Browns Job

    Pro Football Rumors "The Browns interviewed Josh McDaniels on Friday to (seemingly) wrap up their eight-candidate run of meetings. The buzz at the work week’s end fixated on the Patriots offensive coordinator and Vikings OC Kevin Stefanski, but this weekend, other names remain in..." January 11

  • 17-Game Schedule Holding Up CBA?

    Pro Football Rumors "Introduced during these collective bargaining agreement discussions, the 17-game schedule has become one of the central components of the negotiations. It appears the talks are progressing, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports (on Twitter) the revised schedule is likely to be part of..." January 11

  • Browns Requested Permission to Interview Eagles' Andrew Berry for GM Opening

    12 Up "The Cleveland Browns are actively seeking a replacement GM for John Dorsey, with whom the team parted ways alongside head coach Freddie Kitchens this offseason. Well, one of the names that has arisen in the their GM search is Eagles vice president of football..." January 11

  • Browns request interview with Colts' Ed Dodds for GM "As the Cleveland Browns continue their latest restructuring, a candidate has emerged for the franchise's vacant general manager position. The Browns have requested an interview with Colts assistant GM Ed Dodds to fill their GM spot, NFL Network's..." January 11

  • Pats' Bill Belichick refused to allow Josh McDaniels to move up interviews despite playoff loss

    CBS Sports "New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick refused to allow longtime offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels to move up his scheduled interviews with teams interested in him as a head coaching candidate to the start of this week, league sources said, at the same time he pushed special..." January 11

  • Browns nearly hired Scott Pioli over John Dorsey in 2017, but decided not to wait for him

    CBS Sports "With the Browns involved in yet another general manager search, one of their primary targets two years ago remains on the open market. Owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam came close to hiring former Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli before ultimately deciding on John Dorsey back in..." January 11

  • Report: Browns could wait until after playoffs to hire coach

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns are the last team with a head coaching vacancy to still be going through their hiring process, and it sounds like they’re willing to take their time. The Browns interviewed New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels on Friday, as scheduled...." January 10

  • More quarterbacks are using their hands to catch passes

    Boston "Tom Brady tried it. Nick Foles perfected it. More quarterbacks are doing it. Catching passes isn’t just for wide receivers, tight ends and running backs anymore. Coaches aren’t shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a..." January 10