February 5, 2016

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Browns begin coaching interviews with Bears OC Adam Gase, Lions DC Teryl Austin

The Browns’ coaching search got rolling Wednesday with a pair of candidates who are drawing interest across the NFL. Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase and Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin interviewed with owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam, executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown, chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta and consultant Jed Hughes, the Read More…

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(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 add candidates to coaching search, including Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia

The Browns went back-to-back with Bill Belichick disciples last decade with little success but could try it again. Matt Patricia, defensive coordinator in New England under Belichick for the last four years, will interview with the Browns this week, according to multiple reports. The Patriots have a bye in the playoffs, so the interview has Read More…

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Browns QB Johnny Manziel back after being no-show Sunday, doesn’t talk to reporters

BEREA — Quarterback Johnny Manziel was present and accounted for Monday morning, attending meetings inside Browns headquarters. That’s noteworthy after he was a no-show Sunday for treatment as part of the concussion protocol. He was reportedly in Las Vegas gambling Saturday night and the Browns didn’t know where he was Sunday. He wasn’t required to Read More…

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Browns’ new head of football operations Sashi Brown has Harvard law degree, decade of experience in NFL front offices

BEREA — Sashi Brown has a law degree from Harvard, a background in analytics, 11 years in NFL front offices … and control of the football side of the Browns organization. Brown, 39, was promoted from executive vice president/general counsel to executive VP of football operations by owner Jimmy Haslam on Sunday after general manager Read More…

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Browns notes: Cornerback Justin Gilbert admits to problems during his rookie season, puts blame on being a ‘hard sleeper’

BEREA — Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert finally came clean about the events of his rookie year. He did so Monday, one day after his second season came to an end. “I missed a whole bunch of meetings last year,” the No. 8 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft said. “I wasn’t saying that then, but Read More…

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Browns owner Jimmy Haslam addresses team, fired coach Mike Pettine drives away, first coaching interviews set

BEREA — Mike Pettine backed his pickup truck alongside the building and loaded it with memories of his two years as coach. Inside Browns headquarters a bit earlier, owner Jimmy Haslam and new executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown stood in front of the players, explained the latest new structure of the organization Read More…

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Browns: Has Joe Thomas had enough? Pro Bowl tackle sounds like team’s struggles have taken toll

CLEVELAND — Left tackle Joe Thomas has played for five coaches since being the Browns’ top pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. The nine-time Pro Bowl selection isn’t sure that he wants to make it six with the team. “As you get older, the tomorrows become fewer and far between, and you become more reflective Read More…

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Ingraham: Haslam is the Browns’ real problem

Dan Rooney, whose family’s football team has been to eight Super Bowls and won six of them, rode out onto the football field on a cart 90 minutes before the start of Sunday’s mismatch between the Steelers and Browns. Jimmy Haslam, whose football team has lost 18 of its last 21 games and is undergoing Read More…

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam takes blame for losing ways after firing GM Ray Farmer, coach Mike Pettine, says he’s “cautiously optimistic” can find “great” coach

CLEVELAND — Owner Jimmy Haslam fired general manager Ray Farmer, citing a deficient roster. He fired coach Mike Pettine, pointing to a 10-22 record, including 18 losses in the last 21 games. Then Haslam finished a busy Sunday by putting the blame on his shoulders for hiring them in the first place, repeating the refrain Read More…

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