Browns Preview Capsule
CLEVELAND BROWNS (7-8-1)
New faces: Coach Freddie Kitchens, offensive coordinator Todd Monken, defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, WR Odell Beckham Jr., RB Kareem Hunt, DE Olivier Vernon, DT...
Backup QBs lead Browns past Colts 21-18 as Hunt returns
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens played it safe Saturday.
After watching two physical practices with the Indianapolis Colts and seeing one serious injury, he gave...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Duke Johnson got his wish, and the Browns got more than expected for him.
Cleveland traded the disgruntled running back to the Houston Texans on Thursday for an undisclosed...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Kareem Hunt has learned there's only one way to avoid trouble.
"Lay low," he said.
The Browns' suspended running back said Monday that a recent off-field incident,...
Beckham, Hunt make unofficial home debuts for Browns
CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. and Kareem Hunt made their unofficial FirstEnergy Stadium debuts Saturday as members of the Cleveland Browns.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — There was no disputing who the featured running back was for the Kansas City Chiefs when they made the short trip up Interstate 29 for the start of training camp a year...
Browns Training Camp Capsule
CLEVELAND BROWNS (7-8-1)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Berea, Ohio
LAST YEAR: Found long-term quarterback — at last. Baker Mayfield more than lived up to hype as No. 1 overall pick, taking over...
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns spoke to suspended running back Kareem Hunt after he was involved in an incident outside a downtown bar.
The 23-year-old Hunt, who will serve an eight-game NFL...
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Jarvis Landry's not worried about the Browns bickering.
The splashy wide receiver said Friday he doesn't believe recent harsh comments quarterback Baker Mayfield...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Duke Johnson came to Browns camp and made his feelings clear.
"I want to be somewhere I'm wanted," he said.
Johnson doubled down on his demand to be traded Tuesday,...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. reported for Cleveland's mandatory minicamp and will practice Tuesday after missing most of the team's voluntary workouts.
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens has been watching Kareem Hunt work toward redemption.
On Sunday, he showed the running back that he's got his full...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Once he found the courage, Kareem Hunt watched the infamous video of him shoving a woman and then kicking her while she was on the ground.
Frank Clark will be making big bucks next season in the NFL.
Browns GM in no rush to trade unhappy RB Duke Johnson
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Duke Johnson's trade demand hasn't changed general manager John Dorsey's opinion of the running back.
"He is a member of this organization moving forward," Dorsey...
Browns Draft Preview Capsule
49. CLEVELAND (7-8-1)
LAST SEASON: Following winless 2017, coach Hue Jackson was finally fired after eight games, and franchise made significant strides. Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield...
On Football: Goodell, with Payton’s help, gets it right
PHOENIX (AP) — Roger Goodell got it right.
NFL fans rarely feel that way. Right now, they should.
Many times, perhaps most of the time, the NFL commissioner is doing the bidding of the...
- Rome News-TribuneHub Arkush: David Montgomery could be a special fit in this Bears offenseApril 27, 2019
- The Herald-DispatchBrowns GM in no rush to trade unhappy RB JohnsonApril 20, 2019
- The Washington TimesKareem Hunt suspended 8 games for attacking womanMarch 15, 2019
- The Santa Fe New MexicanNFL signs an accused batterer while Kaepernick sitsFebruary 18, 2019
- Rome News-TribuneCleveland Browns did Chicago Bears big favor by signing Kareem HuntFebruary 14, 2019
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Hunt promises to change. The NFL will hold him to his word.
The league suspended the Cleveland Browns running back for eight games on Friday for two "physical...
The Kansas City Chiefs bolstered their young, relatively unproven backfield Saturday by signing veteran running back Carlos Hyde to a $2.8 million contract for the 2019 season.
The Latest: Dorsey confident signing Hunt the right thing
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the NFL scouting combine on Thursday (all times local):
Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey did his homework before signing free...
Browns give Kareem Hunt 2nd chance, hope he stays inbounds
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The lasting visual of Kareem Hunt's second NFL season wasn't him stiff-arming a linebacker, shedding a tackle or barreling over a cornerback at the goal line for a touchdown.
It was Hunt pushing a young woman and then kicking her while she was defenseless on the floor.
That moment caught on a surveillance camera mortified the sports world and led to the Kansas City Chiefs parting ways with one of their best players, a move universally admired.
Browns give troubled running back Kareem Hunt second chance
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns believe there's remorse in Kareem Hunt's heart. The NFL hasn't gotten that far.
Following their own investigation, the Browns signed Hunt to a one-year contract Monday, giving the former star Chiefs running back a second chance after a video showed him pushing and kicking a woman.
Sorry America, team you love to hate headed to Super Bowl
NOT THEM AGAIN!
Sorry America — at least outside of New England — but the team you love to hate is headed back to the Super Bowl.
Sure, there are negatives to point out with these Patriots. They haven't looked much more than mediocre on the road. Their defense is vulnerable, especially against dynamic passers, and Kansas City certainly has one of those in Patrick Mahomes.
Patriots preparing for anything in rematch with KC’s Mahomes
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — In their first meeting with Kansas City, the Patriots had quarterback Patrick Mahomes figured out — at least for a half.
Creative and efficient in leading the Chiefs to a 5-0 start to the regular season, the second-year phenom looked very ordinary in the opening 30 minutes of their Oct. 14 matchup with New England, completing 14 of 23 passes for 164 yards, no touchdowns and throwing two interceptions. It added up to a 24-9 halftime deficit for the Chiefs.
Ray Rice: ‘I’m done with football,’ talks domestic violence
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice says he's not speaking out against domestic violence as a way to rejoin the NFL.
Appearing Tuesday in a "CBS This Morning" interview with his wife, Janay, Rice said he sees similarities with himself after a video showed Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman at a hotel last month. Hunt was released by the Chiefs.
Goodell: NFL won’t pay for video in domestic investigations
IRVING, Texas (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday the NFL won't pay for video evidence in cases involving domestic violence, and he defended the league's handling of those investigations.
Speaking after owners held their annual winter meeting, Goodell said the NFL's approach to dealing with domestic violence is "extraordinary" and that the league has some of the highest standards of any organization.
Chiefs owner ‘shocked’ by video of Hunt that led to release
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt said he was shocked by security camera footage showing Kareem Hunt shoving and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel, and that it was a collective decision by the organization to cut their star running back within hours.
In his first comments since the incident nine days ago, the team's owner also said that the Chiefs were aware of two other offseason incidents involving Hunt, but not the extent of them.
Chiefs’ Ware back in starting role after Hunt’s departure
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Spencer Ware lost his starting job with the Chiefs after a devastating injury in a preseason game.
He got it back after Kareem Hunt's devastating fall last week.
Ware answered the call on short notice, too, carrying 14 times for 47 yards and a touchdown while helping the Chiefs to a 40-33 win in Oakland last Sunday.
FANTASY PLAYS: Samuels at TE and RB creates interesting add
Kareem Hunt and James Conner showed the value of fantasy handcuffs this week as fantasy leagues head toward the playoffs.
Hunt's release by the Chiefs after video surfaced of him in a scuffle with a woman at a Cleveland hotel prompted many fantasy players to flock toward Spencer Ware. And on Monday night, an injury to Conner led to Pittsburgh turning to Jaylen Samuels, who caught a late touchdown pass against the Chargers.
Hunt video just latest case of NFL’s inconsistent discipline
The NFL is still out of its league when it comes to disciplining players for troubles off the field.
Kareem Hunt is the latest example of the NFL's delayed and inconsistent approach toward serious matters despite league efforts to improve following its mishandling of Ray Rice's domestic violence case in 2014.
Kareem Hunt unclaimed on NFL waivers on Monday
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kareem Hunt went unclaimed on NFL waivers Monday, three days after a video was released that showed the star running back shoving and kicking a woman in an incident that ultimately led to his release by the Kansas City Chiefs.
Chiefs move on from Hunt with crucial win in Oakland
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs didn't have much time between the moment Kareem Hunt walked off the practice field to the moment they boarded an airplane without him for their trip to Oakland.
It was about 24 hours in all.
Yet the stunning downfall of their top running back hardly set the Chiefs back when they ultimately took the field against the Raiders on Sunday.
Chiefs move on after Kareem Hunt’s release
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and Kareem Hunt entered the NFL as part of Kansas City's 2017 draft class and quickly formed a tight friendship as they tried to build the Chiefs into a Super Bowl contender.
Mahomes now must do it without Hunt, released over the weekend after a video surfaced that showed him knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February.
Mahomes throws 4 TDs to lead Chiefs past Raiders 40-33
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs still had plenty of firepower on offense even without star running back Kareem Hunt.
Mahomes threw four touchdown passes Sunday to join Peyton Manning and Tom Brady as the only QBs to reach the 40 TD mark through 12 games, sending the Chiefs to a 40-33 victory over the Oakland Raiders in the first game since releasing Hunt.
Kareem Hunt admits he misled Chiefs about hotel assault
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Running back Kareem Hunt acknowledged that he misled the Kansas City Chiefs about his role in a February assault in a Cleveland hotel that ultimately led to his release this week.
During a live interview with ESPN on Sunday, the NFL's reigning rushing champion also said that league officials never spoke to him about the incident while conducting their own investigation, and that he never saw the security camera video until TMZ Sports posted it Friday.
Chiefs set for Oakland game while Hunt wonders what’s next
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kareem Hunt went from the Kansas City Chiefs' practice field to looking for a job in about six hours, a spectacular fall for the NFL's reigning rushing champion.
The Pro Bowl running back had been preparing for Sunday's game at Oakland when a months-old video surfaced online. The footage from a Cleveland hotel security camera showed Hunt shoving and kicking a woman, with police ultimately responding. No charges were filed.
Chiefs cut RB Kareem Hunt after video of assault surfaces
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs released running back Kareem Hunt on Friday night after video surfaced that showed the NFL's reigning rushing champion knocking over and kicking a woman in a Cleveland hotel hallway in February.
Chiefs using screen plays in creative new ways on offense
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes had been shredding the Patriots defense all night with his incredible arm strength and downfield precision in a back-and-forth shootout last month when it looked as if the Chiefs quarterback might be finally corralled by a well-timed blitz.
With a deft flip of his wrist, Mahomes instead tossed a soft screen pass to Kareem Hunt out of the backfield, and he raced up the field as the Patriots were forced to chase him.
Chiefs becoming must-watch show with Mahomes under center
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — There are times that Dolphins coach Adam Gase hears about a cool play that happened somewhere else in the NFL, or something unique that a rival might be doing, and he makes a note to himself to check it out once his day-to-day work is complete.
Then there are times he flips on the TV for pure entertainment.
"Sometimes," Gase said, "when you watch Kansas City, you sit back and watch because it just seems like they're out there playing 7-on-7. It's impressive to watch."
Magic Mahomes: KC quarterback throws 3 TDs, Chiefs go to 8-1
CLEVELAND (AP) — With almost every flick of his right wrist, the legend of Patrick Mahomes grows.
And he's just beginning.
Only 10 games into his NFL career, Kansas City's young quarterback is doing things that have never been done before.
Browns lose defenders, drop fourth in row to end rough week
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.
Face to face: Browns GM to meet Chiefs team he helped build
CLEVELAND (AP) — John Dorsey's roughest week running the Browns will close with a reunion.
The Kansas City Chiefs were once his football family — before the feud.
On Sunday, Cleveland's first-year general manager will get an up-close look at the team he helped build into a Super Bowl contender playing against the one he's trying to revive after years of decay — and just days after another coaching clean-out.
Hunt’s hurdling TD catch helps Chiefs to sweep of Broncos
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kareem Hunt did everything but score on his best run against the Bengals, spinning away from a pair of would-be tacklers and hurdling another before getting dragged down short of the goal line.
He made sure to cap another incredible run against Denver with a score.
Chiefs complete season sweep of Broncos with 30-23 victory
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes had another 300-yard passing day with four touchdowns. Kareem Hunt had another hurdling, tackle-breaking touchdown that gave the Chiefs a lead they'd never surrender.
Travis Kelce and Sammy Watkins produced huge games, too, as the high-powered Kansas City offense once again made the incredible look downright casual in a 30-23 victory over Denver on Sunday that finished off a season sweep of the Broncos.
Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt happy with whatever role in offense
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kareem Hunt spent the first few weeks of the season doing what he called "dirty work," which mostly amounted to carrying the ball late in games as the Kansas City Chiefs tried to run out the clock.
The Chiefs didn't really need the NFL's reigning rushing champ the way Patrick Mahomes and the rest of the offense was sizzling. So there he was, one of the breakout stars of last season, getting brutally tough yards when the entire opposing defense was stacking the box.
Chiefs celebrating blowout of Bengals, impressive 6-1 start
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — It's hard to tell these days what's more entertaining to watch: Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs' high-flying offense or their crazy, creative touchdown celebrations.
Mahomes torches Bengals for 4 TDs as Chiefs roll, 45-10
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes bobbled the snap, picked the ball off the turf and threw a laser to Tyreek Hill in the corner of the end zone, giving the Kansas City Chiefs another touchdown on a night full of them.
Even the young quarterback's mistakes rarely end up awry.
Mahomes torches Bengals for 4 TDs as Chiefs roll, 45-10
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Patrick Mahomes threw for 358 yards and four touchdowns, Kareem Hunt finished with three scores and the Kansas City Chiefs rebounded from their first loss by throttling the Cincinnati Bengals 45-10 on Sunday night.
Mahomes was 28 of 39 with his only big mistake an underthrown interception, though the Chiefs (6-1) were already so far ahead of Cincinnati (4-3) by that point it didn't really matter.
Bengals’ banged-up D gets high-flying Chiefs in prime time
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Marvin Lewis flipped on tape of the Kansas City Chiefs this week and saw Tyreek Hill moving all over the field, Kareem Hunt bulldozing for first downs, Travis Kelce making acrobatic catches, and Patrick Mahomes delivering the ball to all of them.
Then he was asked what worries him most about facing the Chiefs on Sunday night.
"Everything," Lewis said, adding a halfhearted laugh.