February 9, 2016

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Browns owner Jimmy Haslam not at owners meetings; NFL Network reports Browns aggressively pursuing Hue Jackson to be coach

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Browns owner Jimmy Haslam isn’t attending the owners meetings in Houston, a league source confirmed to The Gazette. He may be too busy trying to hire his third coach in three years. The NFL owners are expected to vote on the possible relocation of the St. Louis Rams, San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders to Read More…

Browns reportedly set to make “big push” for Bengals OC Hue Jackson but no offer made yet

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The Browns interviewed seven coaching candidates in the previous five days. On Monday, they deliberated. It remains to be seen if they decided anything. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported the Browns were set to make “a big push” to hire Bengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson, citing a source. The report may have been premature. The Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns hire former Mets executive DePodesta as chief strategy officer

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The Browns thought so far outside the box for their latest hire, they stepped into the batter’s box. Owner Jimmy Haslam showed he’s willing to try anything to stop the losing, hiring longtime baseball executive Paul DePodesta on Tuesday as chief strategy officer. He’s never worked in the NFL and spent the last 20 years Read More…

Browns fire GM Ray Farmer; coach Mike Pettine expected to follow shortly

Browns general manager Ray Farmer has been suspended for four games by the NFL for game-day texting. (AP FILE PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — The first domino has fallen. Browns general manager Ray Farmer was fired Sunday, a league source confirmed to The Chronicle-Telegram. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport was first to report the move. The Browns lost 28-12 to the Steelers to finish the season 3-13. Coach Mike Pettine had yet to be fired but that was expected Read More…

Browns coach Pettine ponders future

BEREA — Mike Pettine might be down to his final days as Browns coach, but he sure isn’t acting, or talking, like it. Pettine, whose job security has been in doubt for months, met with the media Thursday for the final time before the season concludes Sunday vs. Pittsburgh at FirstEnergy Stadium. He answered numerous Read More…

Barnidge finds joy in giving

Gary Barnidge sponsors a movie-ticket giveaway every Thursday. He holds a trivia contest on Twitter, then watches the film with 10 winners and usually a few teammates. The routine didn’t change Dec. 10 for “In the Heart of the Sea” — even though it was anything but a normal day for Barnidge. Hours before plopping Read More…

Browns Notes: Manziel expected to start Sunday, but Pettine says decision hasn’t been made

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BEREA — Quarterback Johnny Manziel appears headed back into the starting lineup after a two-week exile. But coach Mike Pettine wasn’t ready to make it official Monday afternoon, despite an ESPN report that Manziel would start Sunday against San Francisco. “I know there’s reports out there as early as last night that had a decision Read More…

Bitonio is having solid season

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine raised the bar and cranked up the pressure for Joel Bitonio during training camp when he predicted the second-year left guard would be the Browns’ breakout player and take the next step to the elite level. Pettine hasn’t been disappointed in Bitonio’s play but, with the Read More…

Browns to start QB Austin Davis on Sunday vs. Bengals; Johnny Manziel to remain on the bench

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BEREA — Johnny Manziel’s benching will last at least two games. Coach Mike Pettine announced this morning Austin Davis will be the starting quarterback Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium. Manziel will be the backup. Davis will be the 24th quarterback to make a start for the Browns since their return in 1999. Read More…

Ravens 33, Browns 27: Cleveland finds new way to lose

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CLEVELAND — The Browns used two quarterbacks not named Johnny Manziel. They led for the first time since Nov. 1. They tied the game with 1:47 left as backup Austin Davis completed six straight passes, including a 42-yard touchdown to receiver Travis Benjamin. They lost as only the Browns can. Travis Coons, who hadn’t missed Read More…