BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Freddie Kitchens emerged from the Browns' draft room looking like a wide-eyed rookie.
Things had been moving pretty quickly for Cleveland's first-year coach, who seemed a...
Beckham calls trade to Browns surreal and a blessing
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. looked at quarterback Baker Mayfield seated to his left, Jarvis Landry to his right and Myles Garrett at the end of the dais.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. is about to run a deep route out of New Jersey — straight to Cleveland.
The superstar wide receiver is bound for the Browns to be a target for quarterback...
Browns sign WR Jaelen Strong, played for Texans, Jaguars
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns boosted their wide receiving group by signing Jaelen Strong, who missed last season with a knee injury.
A former third-round pick, Strong sat out 2018 after...
Browns’ Kitchens hanging on to play-calling duties as coach
CLEVELAND (AP) — Freddie Kitchens ran some Wishbone formation, pulled off a few trick plays and had wide receiver Jarvis Landry throw passes.
Cleveland's offense was unpredictable, imaginative and wide-open under Kitchens last season.
It will be again.
Kitchens said Monday he will continue to call plays as Browns coach despite hiring former Tampa Bay coordinator Todd Monken to oversee his offense next season.
Browns open wide coaching search; Williams first interview
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.
Bold Browns refuse to let go of improbable playoff dream
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are young, confident bordering on cocky, and maybe a little naive.
Maybe a lot.
Following the lead of their brash, rocket-armed rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, who is getting better by the week, the Browns believe in more than themselves and each other. With three games left in a season they've turned from being another Cleveland calamity into a stunning success, they haven't given up on making the playoffs.
They're alive, barely. But they're alive, mathematically.
Mayfield, “dangerous” Browns hand Panthers fifth loss in row
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee. The cocky rookie quarterback urged the crowd to make more noise, and when the clock hit zeroes, the stadium's sound system blasted "Danger Zone."
The Browns have become hazardous to your playoff health.
Big time: Browns playing rare significant late-season game
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Other than trying to save a coach's job, secure the No. 1 overall draft pick or simply survive, the Browns haven't played many meaningful games in December or January.
Sunday is an exception.
With a chance to further legitimize themselves as no longer being the "same 'ol Browns," and with their playoff pulse accelerating, the Browns go on the road to play the Houston Texans, who have won eight straight games and have perhaps the NFL's best defensive front seven.
FANTASY PLAYS: Week 11 waiver adds with 6 teams on bye
Six teams — including all of the AFC East — are off this week. But besides the Patriots, no other team has essential fantasy starters to replace.
San Francisco's break forces you to fill in for running back Matt Breida and tight end George Kittle. Cleveland's only regular fantasy starters are Nick Chubb and Jarvis Landry. Still, you must deftly navigate the waiver wire for potential playoff contributors, especially with trade deadlines about to pass in most leagues.
Ugly sight: Browns’ lopsided loss an ‘eye opener’ for team
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns have endured all types of losses over the past few seasons. They've been painful, lopsided, comical, heartbreaking, head-scratching and last-second.
Jarvis Landry described Sunday's defeat differently.
Browns rookie WR Willies breaks collarbone, out indefinitely
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Already thin, the Browns' group of wide receivers has gotten skeletal.
Rookie Derrick Willies broke his collarbone in practice Friday and will miss Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers and likely several more, further depleting a receiving unit lacking experienced playmakers.
Mayfield brings brash ‘walk it, talk it’ edge to Browns
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield dragged more than a Heisman Trophy with him into the NFL. There was other baggage, including a well-earned reputation as being cocky, fiery, brash and over-the-top.
He hasn't changed much.
And that's what the Browns love about their rookie starting quarterback, who didn't need long to firmly plant his own flag in Cleveland.
"He walk it," receiver Jarvis Landry said, "like he talk it."
Browns missing starting LB Kirksey for matchup with Jets
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns starting linebacker Christian Kirksey will sit out Thursday night's game against the New York Jets with an ankle injury.
One of Cleveland's captains, Kirksey also missed last week's game at New Orleans, the first time he sat out a game in his NFL career after playing in 65 straight. James Burgess will start for Kirksey as the Browns try to snap a 19-game winless streak.
Browns WR Landry questionable to face Jets with knee issue
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns top receiver Jarvis Landry is questionable to play in Thursday night's game against the New York Jets because of a knee issue.
Landry, who has 12 catches for 175 yards in his first two games for Cleveland, has been limited during workouts this week and the team listed him as questionable on Wednesday's injury report.
Landry said he was confident he would play when he spoke to reporters on Tuesday.
Fast track: Browns speedy WR Callaway to fill Gordon’s role
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — With Josh Gordon long gone after he and his baggage were jettisoned to the Patriots, the Browns need another dynamic playmaker to stretch the field.
Antonio Callaway had better be ready.
"He ain't got no choice," Browns receiver Jarvis Landry said with a smile.
Browns feel optimistic following nightmarish 0-16 season
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jarvis Landry has heard the horror stories. Since being traded by the Miami Dolphins to the Browns in March, he's been schooled on the misery, heartache and pain endured during a 0-16 season in Cleveland.
Landry's sympathetic — to a point.
"I wasn't part of that," the three-time Pro Bowl receiver said during training camp. "I didn't have nothing to do with what happened here. I can't take that on my back."
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Dolphins Preview Capsule
MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-10)
New faces: S Minkah Fitzpatrick, G Josh Sitton, DE Robert Quinn, WR Danny Amendola, WR Albert Wilson, C Daniel Kilgore, TE Mike Gesicki, RB Frank Gore, RB Kalen Ballage, QB Brock Osweiler, DT Kendall Langford.
Key losses: DT Ndamukong Suh, WR Jarvis Landry, C Mike Pouncey, G Jermon Bushrod, K Cody Parkey, QB Jay Cutler, QB Matt Moore, TE Julius Thomas, LB Lawrence Timmons.
Browns Preview Capsule
CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-16)
New faces: GM John Dorsey, QB Tyrod Taylor, WR Jarvis Landry, RB Carlos Hyde, LB Mychal Kendricks, DB Damarious Randall, QB Baker Mayfield, CB Denzel Ward, LT Austin Corbett, RT Chris Hubbard, WR Antonio Callaway, TE Darren Fells, DB E.J. Gaines, WR Jeff Janis, DB Terrance Mitchell, DL Chris Smith, QB Drew Stanton, CB T.J. Carrie.
Key losses: LT Joe Thomas, RB Isaiah Crowell, QB DeShone Kizer, NT Danny Shelton, CB Jason McCourty, CB Jamar Taylor, WR Ricardo Louis.
Gordon back with Browns, watches teammates practice
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was back at practice on Sunday — as a spectator.
Gordon visited with teammates and Hall of Famer Jim Brown a day after ending his three-week absence from training camp and missing the first two exhibition games to work on his mental health and sobriety. The former Pro Bowler appeared to be in a good mood — and in excellent shape — as he stayed to the side and worked with trainers on his conditioning.
Browns coordinator Haley trying to mesh talent, toughness
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley awoke Wednesday and discovered his phone was overloaded with text messages.
Browns’ Landry would love to have Dez Bryant join him
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jarvis Landry is friends with Dez Bryant. He'd like to be teammates.
With the Browns in the market for another playmaker because of Josh Gordon's absence and uncertainty, Landry said Monday that he hopes Bryant, a three-time Pro Bowler wide receiver in Dallas, joins him in Cleveland.
"If he wants to be here then obviously we're open arms and we'd love to have him," Landry said. "He'd be a great addition to our team and our offense — for sure."
Mayfield throws first pick of camp in Browns’ scrimmage
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield had some typical rookie ups and downs. Tyrod Taylor was his steady self.
Mayfield threw his first interception in training camp while Taylor had a pair of touchdown passes to Jarvis Landry, who made a spectacular, one-handed grab on the second one, as the Browns held their annual intra-squad scrimmage Friday in front of Cleveland fans desperate to see if a team that went 0-16 last season has improved.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Myles Garrett's rookie season with the Browns was historic — and horrific.
The 0-16 nightmare left him scarred, but determined.
"It drives me a little bit, because I'll never let something like that happen again," the defensive end vowed Thursday as the Browns opened training camp with an infusion of talent and optimism following their forgettable 2017 season. "No matter how long I'm here, there will never be a season like that."
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will make $790,000 next season after signing with the club as an exclusive rights free agent.
Gordon returned to the Browns and played five games last season following an NFL suspension and a lengthy rehab stint. Gordon, 27, is expected to report for the team's offseason workout program Monday. He's eligible to be a restricted free agent in 2019.
Landry signs $75 million contract extension with Browns
CLEVELAND (AP) — Before throwing Jarvis Landry a pass, the Browns made a huge commitment to him.
Cleveland signed the star wide receiver to a five-year, $75 million contract extension on Friday night, locking up a game-changing player they're counting on for the future.
A three-time Pro Bowler acquired last month in a trade with Miami, Landry was at the team's headquarters Friday as the Browns continued preparations for an NFL draft that may re-shape their franchise.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jarvis Landry is about to make a major grab.
The star wide receiver is close to finalizing a multiyear contract extension with the Cleveland Browns, who believe the three-time Pro Bowler can hasten their turnaround. The team and Landry's representatives are closing in on a deal, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The McCourty twins are back together.
The Cleveland Browns traded cornerback Jason McCourty to the New England Patriots on Thursday, reuniting him with his brother Devin. The Browns also sent a seventh-round pick to the Patriots to get a sixth-rounder in return.
"Cleveland it's been real!" Jason McCourty wrote on the Twitter account the brothers share. "I wish nothing but the best to the guys in that locker room!"
CLEVELAND (AP) — Call him mobile, dynamic, proven or Buffalo's former quarterback. Don't dare label Tyrod Taylor anything else.
In his first official appearance since coming to Cleveland, Taylor, who ended the Bills' long playoff drought last season, was asked if he could be a one-year stopgap or "bridge" quarterback while the Browns develop a young QB.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Following four trades and a flurry of free-agent deals, the Cleveland Browns are looking better.
Maybe even good enough to win a game next season.
On the day one-of-a-kind left tackle Joe Thomas said goodbye after 11 stellar seasons, the Browns took the first steps without their perennial Pro Bowler, a player who might be replaced but never duplicated.
Ndamukong Suh, Julius Thomas released by Dolphins
MIAMI (AP) — Five-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh officially was released Wednesday by the Miami Dolphins at the start of free agency, and the team made official the trades to acquire defensive end Robert Quinn and send Jarvis Landry to the Cleveland Browns.
Miami also announced the release of tight end Julius Thomas, which had been expected. The Dolphins decided to keep right tackle Ja'Wuan James, which guarantees him $9.34 million in 2018.
Dolphins likely to add WRs Danny Amendola, Albert Wilson
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins are ready to add two receivers after trading Jarvis Landry, and the likely newcomers include one of Tom Brady's favorite targets.
Another trade? Why not? Browns also land Green Bay Packers CB Damarious Randall for QB DeShone Kizer
The Cleveland Browns were on a roll, so why stop at two trades?
In a wild, dizzying day for the franchise and its embattled fan base, the Browns added to their recent trade acquisitions by landing Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall. They're sending 2017 second-round QB DeShone Kizer to Green Bay, and the two clubs will also swap fourth- and fifth-rounders, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Report: Miami Dolphins trade former LSU standout Jarvis Landry to Cleveland Browns
Jarvis Landry's days with the Miami Dolphins are reportedly over. And he's not returning to Louisiana to play for his home team.
Landry, who went to Lutcher High and starred at LSU, has been traded from Miami to the Cleveland Browns in exchange for two draft picks, ESPN reported Friday.
Cleveland Browns trade for Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry, per reports
The Cleveland Browns will be sending two draft picks to the Miami Dolphins in a trade for wide receiver Jarvis Landry, according to multiple reports.
Browns remake offense by agreeing to trades for QB Tyrod Taylor, WR Jarvis Landry
The Browns made a huge splash Friday by agreeing to trades for Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor, Miami Dolphins slot receiver Jarvis Landry and Green Bay cornerback Damarious Randall and shipping quarterback DeShone Kizer to the Packers, a person familiar with the moves confirmed for the Beacon Journal/Ohio.com.
Thrown away: AP source: Browns trade QB Kizer to Packers
CLEVELAND (AP) — After one difficult season, the Browns threw DeShone Kizer away.
Cleveland traded its starting quarterback on Friday to the Green Bay Packers in exchange for cornerback Damarious Randall, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The teams will also swap late-round picks, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because league rules prohibit teams from announcing any trades until next week.
Cleveland Browns free agency capsule
CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-16)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: RB Isaiah Crowell; LB Tank Carder.
Browns make 3 major trades, acquire QB Taylor, WR Landry
CLEVELAND (AP) — Maybe the losing and laughing will finally stop. The Browns aren't fooling around.
With three stunning trades on the eve of free agency, Cleveland landed a proven starting quarterback, a game-breaking, three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver and a shut-down cornerback.
MIAMI (AP) — Jarvis Landry is leaving one bad offense for another one.
The Miami Dolphins agreed to trade the Pro Bowl receiver to the Cleveland Browns for two draft picks, two people familiar with the deal said Friday.
Miami Dolphins free agency capsule
MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-10)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: SS Michael Thomas, Walt Aikens and S Nate Allen; QBs Matt Moore and Jay Cutler; LBs Lamin Barrow and Koa Misi; G Jermon Bushrod; LS John Denney; TE Anthony Fasano; DEs Terrence Fede and William Hayes; K Cody Parkey; CB Alterraun Verner; RB Damien Williams; OT Sam Young.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB David Fales; LB Neville Hewitt; G Anthony Steen.
MIAMI (AP) — Jarvis Landry is now under contract with the Miami Dolphins, easing the path to a potential trade.
The three-time Pro Bowl receiver signed his $16 million, one-year franchise tag Thursday, a person familiar with the situation said. The person confirmed the signing to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Dolphins hadn't announced it.
Bell gets exclusive franchise tag from Steelers
Five NFL players have been given the franchise tag, with only Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell getting the exclusive tag.
Bell, who has been adamant about not playing under the tag for a second straight season, can't negotiate with any other teams. Pittsburgh must offer him the average of the top five running backs' salaries. Both sides plan to continue negotiating.
NFL Free Agency 2018: 5 interesting wideouts not named Landry, Robinson or Watkins
By the time the Jacksonville Jaguars and Los Angeles Rams likely apply their franchise tags to Allen Robinson and Sammy Watkins, respectively, they'll join the Miami Dolphins, who already hitched their one-year tender to Jarvis Landry, in effectively removing the top three wideouts from the market.
Jarvis Landry given non-exclusive franchise tag by Dolphins
MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Dolphins decided receiver Jarvis Landry is worth any headaches he causes, even if the cost is $16 million.
Landry was given a non-exclusive franchise tag Tuesday after leading the NFL with 112 catches in 2017. The move by the Dolphins came on the first day that teams could assign franchise tags.
The tag's value is expected to be about $16 million. Landry made $894,000 last season.
Dolphins’ Landry fined $48,620 for unsportsmanlike conduct
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry has been fined $48,620 by the NFL for unsportsmanlike conduct, but he avoided a suspension for his role in a brawl with the Buffalo Bills.
Miami running back Kenyan Drake and Bills cornerback Leonard Johnson were each fined $12,154 for their parts in the fight. Landry and Drake were ejected following the fight in the fourth quarter, and coach Adam Gase described the episode as embarrassing.
Dolphins coach: Brawl involving Landry was ‘embarrassing’
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Jarvis Landry's return to the Miami Dolphins in 2018 looked a little less likely Wednesday after coach Adam Gase delivered a stinging critique of the excitable receiver's behavior in the season finale.
Landry and teammate Kenyan Drake were ejected in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Buffalo Bills. Landry was an instigator in the brawl that led to the ejections.