April 18, 2014

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Browns: Haslam’s shakeup was building for a while

Jimmy Haslam wasn’t happy. That much is obvious to Joe Banner, Michael Lombardi and anyone paying attention to what happened Tuesday inside Browns headquarters. Whether it was two frustrating coaching searches in two offseasons, questionable talent evaluation or Banner’s sometimes abrasive personality, Haslam had seen enough. And the decision to fire Banner as CEO and Read More…

Browns: CEO Banner, GM Lobardi leaving and Farmer promoted

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam announced Tuesday that CEO Joe Banner will step down in the next two months and general manager Michael Lombardi is leaving the team. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — The first major decision Jimmy Haslam made after buying the Browns was to hire Joe Banner as CEO and give him tremendous authority in business and football decisions. Sixteen months later, Banner is on his way out as part of a front office overhaul announced by Haslam on Tuesday. Haslam tried to minimize Read More…

Browns: Kyle Shanahan hired as offensive coordinator

Kyle Shanahan is bringing his balanced, adaptable version of the West Coast offense to the North Coast. Shanahan was hired Monday night as offensive coordinator by new Browns coach Mike Pettine. The deal is reportedly for three years. Shanahan was a critical hire for Pettine, hired Jan. 23 to replace Rob Chudzinski. Pettine is in Read More…

Browns: Kyle Shanahan in mix for offensive coordinator job

Kyle Shanahan

The last time the Browns saw Kyle Shanahan, he was baffling them with well-timed and well-designed bootlegs and play-action passes as offensive coordinator of the Washington Redskins. Backup quarterback Kirk Cousins, starting for the injured Robert Griffin III, went 26-for-37 for 329 yards and two touchdowns to lead a 38-21 win that kept Washington marching Read More…

Browns: Staff taking shape, O’Neil will be defense coordinator

The moving trucks will be heading west on I-90. New Browns coach Mike Pettine began to fill out his staff Monday by naming eight assistants, including three who worked under him in 2013 when he was defensive coordinator for the Buffalo Bills. He retained three coaches from Rob Chudzinski’s Cleveland staff, including special teams coordinator Read More…

Browns coaching: Pettine labeled favorite

Twenty-four days and still no coach. That could change today. According to multiple reports, Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine will fly into town for his third interview within a week. That should make him the favorite to become the team’s seventh coach since returning in 1999. But nothing’s guaranteed in this twisting and turning search. Read More…

Browns coaching: Denver’s Adam Gase drops out of picture

A first second interview. A new old name. Another top target crossed off the list. The meandering Browns’ coaching search, in its fourth week, continued Tuesday with plenty of updates. Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase started the day by removing himself from consideration, a league source confirmed. Gase, 35 and the play caller for the Read More…

Browns Pro Bowl: Ward added to the roster

Make it six Pro Bowlers for the Browns. Strong safety T.J. Ward was added to the Pro Bowl roster, the NFL announced Monday. He was named an alternate Dec. 27 and will replace Pittsburgh’s Troy Polamalu, who’s injured. Cleveland’s six Pro Bowlers are the team’s most since six following the 2007 season. Ward will join Read More…

Browns: Top coaching candidates headed to Super Bowl

Adam Gase

Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase is headed to the Super Bowl and therefore forbidden from interviewing with the Browns until after the big game Feb. 2. The million-dollar question facing the Browns: Will they wait two more weeks to talk to Gase before hiring a coach? The Browns aren’t saying, sticking with their policy of Read More…

Browns coaching search: Rich Bisaccia will be interviewed

The Browns weren’t done interviewing Bills defensive coordinator Mike Pettine on Thursday when the next candidate emerged for their vacant head coaching job. They will interview Cowboys special teams coordinator Rich Bisaccia on Saturday, according to a report by Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer. The Browns are certainly keeping busy as they wait to interview Denver Read More…