NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Jets and linebacker James Burgess have agreed to terms on a one-year deal, agent Drew Rosenhaus told The Associated Press.
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Gregg Williams' hard-nosed defensive reputation precedes him, leaving Bills coach Sean McDermott taking a cautious approach in determining playing time in Buffalo's...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gregg Williams has coached lots of dominant defensive players during his 30-year NFL career, so he certainly knows talent when he sees it.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. felt right at home again — in the end zone and on the highlight reels.
With an 89-yard touchdown catch and a spectacular one-handed grab in his...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns starting safety Damarious Randall will miss Monday night's game against the New York Jets with a concussion.
Randall practiced the past two days but reported to the...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gregg Williams is choosing to ignore Odell Beckham Jr.
The New York Jets defensive coordinator thinks everyone else should, too.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s going back to New York seeking revenge.
Not on the Giants.
The three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver added some spice to the Browns' upcoming matchup...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gregg Williams is fired up about the guys on his defense whose job is to make quarterbacks downright uncomfortable.
NEW YORK JETS (4-12)
NEW FACES: GM Joe Douglas, coach Adam Gase, defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, RB Le'Veon Bell, LB C.J. Mosley, C Ryan Kalil, WR Jamison Crowder, RB-WR Ty Montgomery,...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Adam Gase can't stand to lose at anything. The New York Jets coach despises it, even when it comes to practice.
So, squaring off every day at training camp against...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets claimed safety Derrick Kindred off waivers from the Indianapolis Colts on Tuesday, and signed former Atlanta Falcons linebacker Stephone...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gregg Williams has been described in many ways during his 30-year NFL coaching career — several flattering, and others not exactly appropriate for young ears.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry are elite NFL players and quarterback Baker Mayfield is the most popular athlete in Cleveland.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gregg Williams is the furthest thing from warm and fuzzy.
Never has been. And, never will.
That's not how the New York Jets' defensive coordinator is...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have claimed cornerback Montrel Meander off waivers from the Oakland Raiders.
The move Wednesday marked the first player acquisition by new Jets...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have claimed linebacker James Burgess off waivers from the Miami Dolphins.
The team also announced Tuesday it placed running back Jalin Moore on...
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets got a big building block for their new-look defense with their first pick in the NFL draft.
Alabama defensive tackle Quinnen Williams was selected...
3. NEW YORK JETS (4-12)
LAST SEASON: Jets might have found franchise quarterback in Sam Darnold, who had up-and-down rookie season but showed promising flashes while establishing rapport...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Greg Robinson resurrected his career and resolved a major problem for the Browns last season.
He'll try for an encore.
Robinson, a former high draft pick whose days in...
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Gase's coaching staff with the New York Jets has youth, experience, family ties and plenty of personalities.
The team announced that Gase filled out his staff Friday, including hiring Jim Bob Cooter as running backs coach, Shawn Jefferson as assistant head coach-offense/wide receivers and Frank Bush as assistant head coach-defense/inside linebackers.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Gregg Williams was hired Wednesday as the New York Jets' defensive coordinator, the first major staff addition by Adam Gase since he became coach.
The team also announced it has retained special teams coordinator Brant Boyer, whose unit had a standout season.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Freddie Kitchens hasn't signed his contract as Browns coach. He's working anyway.
Kitchens has begun assembling his staff and will interview former Broncos coach Vance Joseph to be his defensive coordinator, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press on Thursday.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns didn't have to go far to find their new coach.
Freddie Kitchens was already in the building.
The 44-year-old Kitchens, who had a dazzling eight-week run as interim offensive coordinator, is finalizing a contract to become Cleveland's ninth coach since the franchise's 1999 rebirth, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not commenting on the imminent hire.
CLEVELAND (AP) — One week into their expansive coaching search, the Browns are huddling.
After conducting interviews with seven candidates in seven days, general manager John Dorsey and members of the team's search committee, which includes owner Jimmy Haslam, were not expected to meet with anyone on Tuesday and could be evaluating their next move.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Matt Eberflus has a past with the Browns. Maybe he'll have a future as well.
One day after his Indianapolis defense held quarterback Deshaun Watson and Houston's offense to just seven points in an AFC wild-card win, Eberflus became the sixth candidate to interview for Cleveland's open coaching job.
The Colts' dominant performance helped Eberflus boost a resume that already included a two-year stint (2009-10) coaching the Browns linebackers on Eric Mangini's staff.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Gregg Williams showed the Browns what he could do as their coach for a half-season.
On Tuesday, he shared his plans for a full one — and maybe more.
Williams, who led Cleveland to a 5-3 record as an interim coach, became the first candidate to interview with general manager John Dorsey, who is looking for a "man of character" to lead one of the NFL's rising teams.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns believe they finally have the pieces. All that's missing is someone to keep them together.
A day after Cleveland ended a promising turnaround season following a winless 2017, general manager John Dorsey said he will interview interim coach Gregg Williams and offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens in his search for the Browns' ninth full-time coach since 1999.
Dorsey's pursuit will start internally and quickly expand.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Gregg Williams has no idea whether he's going shed the interim label and return as coach of the Cleveland Browns.
It sure seems as if he wants to, though, so he can finish what he started.
After replacing Hue Jackson in late October and rallying the Browns (7-8-1) to within a victory of a winning record, Williams is confident that no matter who's in charge next year, the woebegone franchise is headed in the right direction with Baker Mayfield at quarterback.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns' playoff odds remain immense, nearly impossible.
Gregg Williams' chances, on the other hand, have improved.
Since being elevated to Cleveland's interim coach when Hue Jackson was fired on Oct. 29, Williams, the team's in-your-grill defensive coordinator, has guided the Browns to four wins — two on the road — and has a team that didn't win once last season playing meaningful December games, believing anything is possible.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Cleveland interim coach Gregg Williams warned his offensive linemen this week that Von Miller anticipates the snap as well as any pass rusher in the NFL.
"Oh yeah, you see that a lot, man. That's what he gets guys (on). He uses that to his advantage because a lot of guys panic as far as getting back," said Browns right tackle Chris Hubbard, who will try to keep the Broncos' star linebacker off quarterback Baker Mayfield this weekend.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As Baker Mayfield threw long passes to his wide receivers and short ones to backs before Sunday's game against Carolina, Browns interim coach Gregg Williams knew his rookie quarterback was going to have a good game.
CLEVELAND (AP) — During a meeting this week with his defense, Browns interim coach Gregg Williams used star end Myles Garrett as a model.
And a warning.
A 6-foot-4, 270-pound mass of chiseled muscle, power and speed, Garrett cuts an imposing figure. He's a physical specimen, the kind of athlete that stands out even in a room full of elite humans.
Oh, and he happens to be about the same size as Carolina quarterback Cam Newton.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns rookie Denzel Ward remains in concussion protocol after getting hurt in Sunday's loss at Houston.
Ward got injured in the first half and did not return in Cleveland's 29-13 loss to the Texans, who won their ninth straight game.
Interim coach Gregg Williams said Ward was initially checked for a neck "stinger" before he was evaluated for a head injury. The No. 4 overall pick in this year's draft, Ward has three interceptions this season.
CLEVELAND (AP) — For more than three years, the Browns have only tripped on the road.
Cleveland hasn't won an away game since Oct. 11, 2015, a losing streak that has reached 25 straight — just one shy of the NFL record for road futility held by the Detroit Lions (2007-10).
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As John Dorsey prepares to make a critical decision he knows may shape Cleveland's football fortunes, the Browns general manager spends a moment every day giving himself a pep talk.
And a stern warning.
"Just make sure you don't mess it up, that's what I tell myself," Dorsey said. "Just don't mess this thing up."
CLEVELAND (AP) — From disorganized and dysfunctional to disciplined — and according to rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, dangerous.
The Cleveland Browns are looking a lot better these days.
Not great, but improved. Greatly improved.
Two weeks after coach Hue Jackson's long overdue firing, the Browns showed a glimpse of a brighter future with their best all-around game in several seasons, a convincing 28-16 victory on Sunday over the Atlanta Falcons.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Before he rolled out of bed, Baker Mayfield had a premonition of near perfection.
More than a hunch.
"When I woke up this morning, I was feeling pretty dangerous," the Browns rookie quarterback said with a smile and a hint of arrogance. "I just woke up feeling really dangerous."
DENVER (AP) — Coaches made some curious calls, assertions and admonitions in Week 9 as the NFL hit the halfway point with some real head-scratchers.
Oakland coach Jon Gruden insisted the silver and black is still golden, saying he's getting calls from players dying to play for the Raiders (1-7) next season.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The coach changed. Everything else with the Cleveland Browns stayed the same.
Unable to slow Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City's thrill-a-minute offense, the Browns were soundly beaten — and beaten up — in a 37-21 loss on Sunday in Cleveland's first game under interim coach Gregg Williams.
The surging Pittsburgh Steelers and the slumping Baltimore Ravens are among the NFL teams kicking off Week 9.
The AFC North-leading Steelers (4-2-1) are aiming for their fourth straight win on the road against the division rival Ravens (4-4), who have lost three of four.
Gregg Williams has a challenging debut as Cleveland's interim head coach as the Browns (2-5-1) host the AFC West-leading Kansas City Chiefs, who are a conference-best 7-1.
Gregg Williams won a Super Bowl in New Orleans. He also was suspended for a year for organizing a bounty scheme with the Saints.
Williams, elevated from assistant to head coach of the Cleveland Browns when Hue Jackson was fired Monday, has quite the resume for his work building aggressive and usually successful defenses. That resume, though, is tainted by what went down in New Orleans.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Miami Hurricanes invented the turnover chain. The Browns borrowed that idea.
They've been stealing everything else lately.
With eight interceptions and seven forced fumbles in just five games, Cleveland's defense leads the NFL with 15 takeaways — two more than the Browns got during 16 games in their winless 2017 season.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns signed free agent cornerback E.J. Gaines, the latest addition to a revamped secondary.
Gaines played last season for the Buffalo Bills. The 26-year-old will be reunited in Cleveland with Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams as the two previously worked together with the Los Angeles Rams.
The 26-year-old Gaines, who also met with the New York Jets, will bring speed and depth to the Browns.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — For fans of the Minnesota Vikings, at least the ones old enough to drive, there's a score to be settled with the New Orleans Saints.
Eight years ago, the last Minnesota team considered a strong Super Bowl contender was on the verge of victory in New Orleans in the NFC championship game despite four earlier turnovers inside the raucous Superdome.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jabrill Peppers is playing yet another new position: way, way-back.
Cleveland's rookie safety has become the last line of defense for the Browns, who have gone to extreme measures to prevent teams from completing deep passes on their secondary.
Peppers has lined up 25 yards off the line of scrimmage in Cleveland's first two games, and the unusual strategy — devised by coordinator Gregg Williams — has been mostly effective in stopping the deep ball.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent defensive back Jason McCourty has signed a two-year contract with the Cleveland Browns.
McCourty played the past eight seasons in Tennessee, starting 90 games for the Titans. The 5-foot-11 McCourty fills a major need for the Browns, who are thin in their secondary. He gives the team experience and depth.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Bradley McDougald could fill a sizeable space for the Browns.
The free agent safety visited on Monday with Cleveland, which is in the market to replenish its secondary after losing Jordan Poyer in free agency and failing to sign Tony Jefferson.
McDougald started 31 games over the past two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The 26-year-old made 16 starts last year, recording 91 tackles and two interceptions. He started 15 games in 2015 and five the previous year.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Gregg Williams talked tough.
Now he has to get the Browns to play that way.
Cleveland's new defensive coordinator made quite a first impression during a fiery, 48-minute introductory news conference Thursday in which the former Buffalo head coach vowed to bring out the best in his players but refused to address his NFL suspension.