Browns hire Bill Musgrave as offensive coaching assistantFebruary 27, 2023 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns coach Kevin Stefanski continued to overhaul his coaching staff following a 7-10 season on Monday, hiring Bill Musgrave as a senior offensive adviser and making several other changes.
Browns hire Bubba Ventrone as new special teams coordinatorFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ray Ventrone made a name for himself as a special teams star for the Browns.
“Bubba,” as he's known, is coming back to Cleveland as a coach.
Ventrone has been hired as an assistant head coach and special teams coordinator for the Browns.
Cleveland Browns fire special teams coordinator Mike PrieferFebruary 21, 2023 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Mike Priefer's shining moment with the Browns came when he coached them to a memorable playoff win.
The rest of his four seasons were underwhelming.
Priefer was fired Tuesday following a 7-10 season, capping a tenure filled with inconsistency and too many breakdowns by his units.
AP NFL Coach of the YearFebruary 10, 2023 GMT
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AP source: Browns hire Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinatorJanuary 17, 2023 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Schwartz has never been afraid of big challenges. He's tackling a new one in Cleveland.
Schwartz, who took a winless Detroit team to the playoff in three seasons, has been hired as the Browns' defensive coordinator, a person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
Jim Schwartz first to meet with Browns for D-coordinator jobJanuary 11, 2023 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jim Schwartz is getting the first crack to prove to the Browns that he can fix their troubled defense.
Detroit's former coach is interviewing Wednesday with Cleveland for its defensive coordinator position after coach Kevin Stefanski fired Joe Woods earlier this week following a disappointing 7-10 season.
Browns fire defensive coordinator Joe Woods after 3 seasonsJanuary 9, 2023 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Joe Woods took the fall for the Cleveland Browns falling flat again.
Cleveland fired its embattled defensive coordinator on Monday as his group's communication issues and inability to stop the run had a major role in the Browns finishing 7-10 and missing the playoffs for the second straight season.
Browns done with Jadeveon Clowney after critical commentsJanuary 6, 2023 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney's last move with the Cleveland Browns happened off the field — a public bashing born of frustration and disappointment.
The team countered accordingly.
Clowney was sent home from practice on Friday, one day after he harshly criticized the organization and coaching staff in an explosive interview that effectively ended his second season in Cleveland just ahead of the finale in Pittsburgh.
Browns defensive coordinator hoping to return next seasonJanuary 5, 2023 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns defensive coordinator Joe Woods wants another shot.
Heavily criticized for a unit that underperformed, dealt with numerous injuries and didn't always complement Cleveland's offense, Woods said Thursday he's eager to come back for a fourth season.
Browns star Garrett respects decision to bench him 3 playsDecember 30, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Myles Garrett blamed himself for being benched.
Cleveland's star defensive end said his failure to communicate led to coach Kevin Stefanski sitting him for the start of last week's game, a decision the Pro Bowler said he respects.
Commanders host Browns hoping to stay in playoff raceDecember 30, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (6-9) at WASHINGTON (7-7-1)
Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, FOX
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Commanders by 1½
Deshaun Watson preaches patience in early stages with BrownsDecember 29, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Along with passes and plays, Deshaun Watson is practicing patience. And like nearly everything else with Cleveland's quarterback, it's taking time.
Four starts into his tenure with the Browns, Watson insisted Thursday he's not frustrated by his poor passer rating, uneven performances or any other statistics that might not be up to his past standards.
Browns DE Jadeveon Clowney back from concussion, practicingDecember 28, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was back at practice Wednesday after missing one game with a concussion while starting left tackle Jedrick Wills Jr. sat out with a back issue.
Browns’ Garrett benched for start vs Saints for disciplineDecember 26, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns Pro Bowl defensive end Myles Garrett was benched for the start of Saturday's loss to New Orleans by coach Kevin Stefanski for an unspecified team violation, the latest twist in an odd season for the star.
Bitter cold loss leaves Browns outside playoffs once againDecember 26, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — There's nothing left for the Cleveland Browns to accomplish this season, another failed one in a long line of malfunctions for one of the NFL's most inept franchises.
Watson: Stefanski connection, offense sold him on BrownsDecember 21, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson didn't choose Cleveland — over Carolina, New Orleans and Atlanta — because of the weather or the Browns' success with quarterbacks.
The first is frequently gloomy, the other, horrendous.
Garrett, Chubb out as Browns prepare for Saints, snowDecember 20, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett was out sick and running back Nick Chubb was kept out of practice with a foot injury Tuesday as Cleveland began preparing for Saturday's game against New Orleans — and bone-chilling weather.
Browns still showing fight, grit amid faint playoff chancesDecember 19, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Barring unforeseen and illogical developments, the Cleveland Browns aren't going to the playoffs.
It appears they are going down swinging, however.
Their ugly 13-3 victory Saturday over the Baltimore Ravens kept the Browns' faint playoff pulse — ESPN's playoff tracker gives them a 0.7% chance of qualifying — barely audible.
Browns DE Clowney in concussion protocol, S Johnson hurtDecember 18, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns could be without defensive end Jadeveon Clowney for a while after he sustained a concussion in Saturday's 13-3 win over the Baltimore Ravens.
Clowney, who is in his second season with the Browns, left in the first half to be evaluated for a head injury and didn't return.
Penalties, play calls doom Browns in season slipping awayDecember 12, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson's lengthy suspension shaped this season for the Browns, and it has taken on a familiar form — ugly, disappointing, irreparable.
A penalty-filled 23-10 loss in Cincinnati essentially extinguished any chance Cleveland had of putting together a late playoff push, triggering another December tradition in Northeast Ohio: fans screaming for sweeping change.
Browns top WR Cooper questionable vs Bengals with hip injuryDecember 9, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson could be without top target Amari Cooper on Sunday in Cincinnati after the wide receiver sustained a hip injury in practice.
Cooper leads Cleveland with 61 catches for 832 yards and seven touchdowns.
Browns LB Takitaki out for season with torn knee ligamentDecember 5, 2022 GMT
Cleveland's linebacking corps took another major hit as starter Sione Takitaki will miss the remainder of the season after tearing a knee ligament during Sunday's win over the Houston Texans.
Takitaki had started the past five games and played solidly for the Browns (5-7), who previously lost starters Anthony Walker Jr.
Browns place starting center Ethan Pocic on injured reserveNovember 22, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns lost another center to injury, placing starter Ethan Pocic on injured reserve Tuesday, two days after he hurt his knee on the opening drive in a loss to the Buffalo Bills.
Missed opportunities cost Browns vs Bills, dim playoff hopesNovember 20, 2022 GMT
DETROIT (AP) — The Cleveland Browns missed several opportunities Sunday, further dimming their faint playoff hopes before quarterback Deshaun Watson returns from an 11-game suspension.
The Browns fell 31-23 to the Buffalo Bills at a neutral site game in Detroit, dropping them to 3-7 behind backup QB Jacoby Brissett.
Browns LB Owusu-Koramoah, TE Njoku out against DolphinsNovember 11, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns will be without starting linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah and tight end David Njoku, one of their top offensive players, on Sunday when they visit the Miami Dolphins.
Ward, Teller practice as Browns get healthier from byeNovember 7, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns came back from their bye healthier than they've been in weeks.
Pro Bowl cornerback Denzel Ward and Pro Bowl right guard Wyatt Teller returned to practice Monday as Cleveland ended its extended break, which signaled the unofficial halfway point of the 2022 season.
Browns TE Njoku, CB Ward, RG Teller out against BengalsOctober 29, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns will be without tight end David Njoku, top cornerback Denzel Ward and Pro Bowl right guard Wyatt Teller — and possibly two more defensive starters — for their crucial AFC North game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Browns try to stop skid on Halloween night against BengalsOctober 28, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Things are pretty frightful around Cleveland these days, and it's got nothing to do with Halloween.
The Browns' season has turned ghastly.
Riding their first four-game losing streak under coach Kevin Stefanski, the Browns (2-5) enter Monday night's home game against the Cincinnati Bengals (4-3) in desperation mode.
Browns place starting LB Jacob Phillips on injured reserveOctober 26, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns starting middle linebacker Jacob Phillips was placed on injured reserve Wednesday with a pectoral tear sustained in a loss to Baltimore, his second major injury in two seasons.
Browns fuming, frustrated following another close lossOctober 24, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — There was plenty of blame to be shared Sunday both outside and inside Cleveland's locker room, which may explain why some of the Browns were yelling and screaming at each other following a fourth straight loss.
Browns’ Phillips ‘likely’ done for year with pectoral injuryOctober 24, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns starting linebacker Jacob Phillips will likely miss the remainder of the season after sustaining a pectoral injury during Sunday's 23-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.
Browns RG Teller likely out against Ravens with calf injuryOctober 19, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns Pro Bowl right guard Wyatt Teller is expected to miss Sunday's game in Baltimore with a left calf strain, an injury that could slow the NFL's leading rushing attack as Cleveland tries to snap a three-game losing streak.
Browns loaded with problems as tough opponents loomOctober 17, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — For the second straight year, Bill Belichick treated Kevin Stefanski and his Browns staff to a free coaching clinic.
It wasn't pain-free.
While moving into a tie for second with George Halas in career coaching victories, Belichick exposed all of Cleveland's weaknesses during New England's 38-15 dismantling of the Browns on Sunday.
Browns’ Clowney, Ward injured, will miss game vs PatriotsOctober 14, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns starting defense end Jadeveon Clowney and top cornerback Denzel Ward will miss Sunday's game against the New England Patriots with injuries.
Clowney has been dealing with ankle, knee and elbow issues this week and was limited in practice.
Browns vow to fix run defense after Chargers flatten themOctober 10, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Hours after giving up 238 yards rushing to the NFL's worst rushing team, the Browns traded for a linebacker who hasn't played this season due to an injury.
Desperate times. Cleveland’s defense is also broken.
Deshaun Watson set to return to Browns during 11-game banOctober 7, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns expect Deshaun Watson to return to their facility on Monday as the polarizing quarterback continues serving his 11-game NFL suspension for alleged sexual misconduct.
Browns again hurt themselves in painful road loss to FalconsOctober 3, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett's car crash triggered another week of distractions for the Browns, leading to a familiar frustrating finish on Sunday.
They're their own worst enemy.
Cleveland's inability to score in the red zone and a costly defensive breakdown — a problem in the first two games — from a unit missing Garrett and two other starters, contributed to a 23-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Depleted defense may have influenced Browns’ 4th-down callOctober 3, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — A three-point loss led many observers to second-guess Cleveland coach Kevin Stefanski's ill-fated decision not to kick a field goal on the Browns' opening drive against Atlanta.
It's possible the Browns' depleted defense played a role in Stefanski's call to go for it.
Alford’s late pickoff saves Falcons’ 23-20 win over BrownsOctober 2, 2022 GMT
ATLANTA (AP) — Arthur Smith said his Atlanta Falcons won't always be able to run the ball as effectively as they did against the Cleveland Browns, who were missing three starters on their defensive line.
Browns’ Garrett rests from crash, status vs Falcons unclearSeptember 28, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — For the first time, the Cleveland Browns didn't mind that Myles Garrett wasn't with them on the field.
The All-Pro defensive end stayed home to rest and recover Wednesday from injuries suffered in a single-car crash as his status for the Browns' game on Sunday at Atlanta remains in doubt.
Browns LB Walker Jr. out for season with quadriceps tearSeptember 23, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns starting linebacker and team captain Anthony Walker Jr. will miss the rest of the season after tearing a quadriceps tendon in Thursday night's win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Browns’ Garrett not practicing, status for Steelers unknownSeptember 20, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett didn't practice Tuesday because of a neck injury and it's not yet known if the All-Pro will play in Thursday night's game against the rival Pittsburgh Steelers.
Analysis: safe leads don’t exist but game-losing TD is realSeptember 20, 2022 GMT
Kevin Stefanski forgot to call “No Mas!” and Nick Chubb's heroics from two years ago escaped his memory, too, as he deked a defender and scooted into the end zone with his third touchdown run Sunday.
Browns DE Clowney to miss Steelers game with ankle injurySeptember 19, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will miss Thursday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after injuring his right ankle during Sunday's 31-30 loss to the New York Jets.
Chubb-Hunt combo gives Browns option to use against JetsSeptember 16, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Standing to the side along with Kareem Hunt while waiting to speak to reporters this week, running back Nick Chubb quietly chanted something that could grow louder in upcoming weeks for the Browns.
Browns add depth, sign T Haeg, TE James as opener approachesSeptember 5, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns added depth at two key positions in advance of the season opener, signing offensive tackle Joe Haeg and tight end Jesse James, who both previously played for rival Pittsburgh.
Rosen back with Browns on practice squad, team’s fifth QBSeptember 1, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns may have a new quarterback problem: too many.
Cleveland added Josh Rosen to its practice squad on Thursday, two days after releasing the veteran QB after he was signed early in training camp as the team navigated through the Deshaun Watson situation.
Browns’ Odom, USFL star, suffers season-ending knee injuryAugust 28, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns defensive end Chris Odom, the USFL's Defensive Player of the Year signed during training camp, suffered a season-ending knee injury in Saturday night's exhibition loss to the Chicago Bears.
QB Brissett to start Browns’ preseason finale against BearsAugust 25, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jacoby Brissett will finally make his delayed debut for the Browns.
The veteran quarterback, set to fill in as Cleveland's starter while Deshaun Watson serves his upcoming 11-game NFL suspension, will start Saturday night's exhibition finale against the Chicago Bears.
Browns lose starting center Harris for season, placed on IRAugust 16, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns lost their new man in the middle.
Starting center Nick Harris was officially placed on injured reserve Tuesday and will miss the season with a knee injury suffered on the second snap of Cleveland's exhibition opener last week in Jacksonville.
Browns star CB Ward returns from foot injury, practicingAugust 16, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns secondary got back a primary piece.
Pro Bowl cornerback Denzel Ward was activated from the physically unable to perform list on Monday and will practice for the first time since Cleveland's training camp opened.
Browns backup QB Brissett moves into Watson’s starting spotAugust 13, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jacoby Brissett has jumped ahead of Deshaun Watson on Cleveland's depth chart. Maybe for a while.
Browns’ Harris ‘likely’ needs season-ending knee surgeryAugust 13, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns starting center Nick Harris will likely need season-ending surgery on his right knee that was injured on the second play of the exhibition opener against Jacksonville on Friday night.
Browns’ Jakeem Grant suffers Achilles injury in practiceAugust 9, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jakeem Grant Sr.'s first season with the Cleveland Browns changed in an instant. It might be over.
The speedy wide receiver and return specialist likely tore his left Achilles tendon on Tuesday, a tough personal blow and another setback for Cleveland's return game which he was going to help turn around.
Browns RB Kareem Hunt practices after demanding tradeAugust 7, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns' training camp hasn't lacked for drama because of quarterback Deshaun Watson's NFL disciplinary case over sexual misconduct allegations.
Now, there's a new storyline involving running back Kareem Hunt — even if the head coach insists the 27-year-old's fight for an extension is “normal.”
Browns linebacker JOK better than OK after rookie breakoutJuly 29, 2022 GMT
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — All NFL rookies make mistakes, some more than others. Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah had his fair share last season.
Browns place Ward, Conklin on active/PUP list as camp opensJuly 26, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Pro Bowl cornerback Denzel Ward and starting right tackle Jack Conklin will begin Cleveland's training camp on the sideline after being placed on the active/PUP list Tuesday as the Browns await the NFL's ruling on quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Browns head to camp unsure of Deshaun Watson’s availabilityJuly 15, 2022 GMT
CLEVELAND BROWNS (8-9)
CAMP SITE: Berea, Ohio
LAST YEAR: Expected to make a run at the AFC title, the Browns flopped. There was distracting drama, costly injuries and questionable strategy as coach Kevin Stefanski's second season was completely opposite from his first, when the Browns won a playoff game.
Browns learn of ‘forgotten’ players at Hall of Fame tourJune 15, 2022 GMT
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns went on a field trip to explore their football roots, including some deep ones nearly forgotten.
Hoping to connect his team to its storied past, Cleveland coach Kevin Stefanski took minicamp on the road Wednesday with a trip south to Canton for a light practice along with a tour of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.