Browns bolster defense in second NFL draft under GM Dorsey

Football 04/27/19, 20:03

Freddie Kitchens emerged from the Browns' draft room looking like a wide-eyed rookie.Things had been moving pretty quickly for Cleveland's first-year coach, who seemed a little dazed after spending three whirlwind days observing general manager John Dorsey and his staff relentlessly work the phones with other NFL front-office executives while ...

Browns coach not upset with Odell Beckham’s camp absence

Football 04/27/19, 16:09

Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens says he's not upset with star receiver Odell Beckham for skipping the team's voluntary offseason workout program.Beckham was traded to Cleveland in March after four sometimes bumpy seasons with the New York Giants.However, he's not practicing with his new teammates, including quarterback Baker Mayfield, and ...

Loading up in the trenches a now thing for NFL teams

Sports 04/26/19, 02:02

NFL teams showed some preference for quarterbacks, as always, and an infatuation with players who protect them and disrupt them during the first round of the draft.Maybe for the next two rounds they will go after the speed demons and running backs who, in many cases, fell through the cracks ...

Murray would be 22nd Heisman winner drafted No. 1 overall

Sports 04/25/19, 15:41

If Oklahoma's Kyler Murray is selected by the Arizona Cardinals to open the NFL draft Thursday night, he would become the 22nd Heisman Trophy winner to go first overall. He also would be the second straight Sooners quarterback to pull it off: Baker Mayfield went to Cleveland in 2018. The Heisman hardly ...

Browns enter NFL draft as outsiders without 1st-round pick

Football 04/21/19, 15:11

John Dorsey's patience is about to be tested as if never before.After having the No. 1 overall pick in each of the past two NFL drafts, the Browns — and their industrious general manager — will begin this year's as spectators.They may not stay that way.FILE - In this Monday, ...

Big catch: Browns welcome Beckham after ‘surreal’ trade

Football 04/01/19, 14:41

Odell Beckham Jr. looked at Baker Mayfield to his left, Jarvis Landry to his right and Myles Garrett at the end of the dais."This can't be real," Beckham said, a tuft of bleached blond hair poking out from under his orange Cleveland Browns cap.This was no April Fools' Day joke.Cleveland ...

Huddle up! Browns QB Mayfield takes turn as Brewers 1B coach

Football 03/16/19, 19:41

Baker Mayfield wasn't going to pass up this opportunity.Fully aware the Milwaukee Brewers wanted to protect him, Mayfield knew he wouldn't get into a spring training game during his two-day stay with the NL Central champions. But they let the Cleveland Browns quarterback get real close — a surprise stint ...

Sources: Browns to acquire star receiver Beckham from NY

Sports 03/12/19, 19:41

Two people familiar with the blockbuster trade say the Cleveland Browns have agreed to acquire star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. from the New York Giants.The Browns are sending a first- and third-round pick in 2019 along with safety Jabrill Peppers to the Giants for Beckham, one of the NFL's ...

Kyler Murray at 5-foot-10, 207 pounds at NFL Combine

Sports 02/28/19, 10:35

Kyler Murray may not throw at the NFL scouting combine, but he checked in just over 5-feet-10 and weighed 207 pounds.His hand size, as measured from his pinkie to his thumb, was 9½ inches.Murray's measurements on Thursday compare favorably to two other undersized quarterbacks in recent years: Russell Wilson in ...

Defensive linemen dominate this year’s combine class

Sports 02/27/19, 13:57

This year's class of quarterback prospects isn't as sexy as last year's group led by Baker Mayfield and Sam Darnold. Nor does it feature the tantalizing talents of next year's headliners: Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Herbert and Jake Fromm.There are a few passers who merit first-round consideration, but what teams will ...

Browns give Hunt second chance, hope he stays inbounds

Football 02/12/19, 03:09

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 disturbing moment caught on ...

Browns QB Mayfield named Cleveland’s top pro athlete

Football 02/06/19, 20:45

Baker Mayfield got one postseason trophy.The Browns quarterback, who finished second to Giants running back Saquon Barkley in voting for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, was named Cleveland's top professional athlete at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards on Wednesday night.Following a season in which he broke the league's rookie ...

QBs Lock, Grier, Jones among NFL prospects at Senior Bowl

Football 01/22/19, 03:01

NFL scouts, coaches and prospects have gathered in Mobile, Alabama, for the Senior Bowl.The game for top senior NFL prospects and junior graduates will feature quarterbacks like Missouri's Drew Lock, West Virginia's Will Grier and Duke's Daniel Jones.The North and South teams have weigh-in Tuesday morning, followed by media day ...

Ready Freddie: Browns make Kitchens new head coach

Sports 01/12/19, 12:43

The Browns have officially named Freddie Kitchens their coach after his strong, eight-game stint as offensive coordinator.Kitchens started the season coaching Cleveland's running backs. He agreed to a contract on Wednesday and signed it Saturday to become the team's 17th full-time coach.The affable 44-year-old became interim coordinator on Oct. 29 ...

source: Browns pick coordinator Kitchens as next coach

Sports 01/09/19, 12:20

A person familiar with the decision says the Cleveland Browns are hiring Freddie Kitchens as their coach.Kitchens, who had a dazzling eight-week run as the team's interim offensive coordinator, is finalizing his contract and will be named Cleveland's ninth coach since 1999, said the person who spoke Wednesday to the ...

Browns interview Kitchens, coordinator revamped offense

Football 01/07/19, 18:36

The Browns have interviewed coordinator Freddie Kitchens, who has already shown them what he can do with their offense.Kitchens took over game-planning and play-calling duties in October when Todd Haley was fired on the same day the club dismissed coach Hue Jackson. Cleveland's offense thrived under Kitchens and quarterback Baker ...

Source: Browns denying requests to interview OC Kitchens

Football 01/03/19, 18:41

A person familiar with the decision says the Browns have denied requests from other teams to interview offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens.There has been outside interest in Kitchens, who took over Cleveland's offense in October, said the person, who spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the Browns are not commenting ...

Oklahoma, coach Lincoln Riley agree to contract extension

Football 01/01/19, 19:49

Oklahoma and Lincoln Riley have agreed to a contract extension, which should quell speculation about the second-year coach being lured away by an NFL team.Oklahoma announced Tuesday that contract terms were being finalized and would be subject to approval by the board of regents late this month."We felt it important ...

Williams interviews to coach Browns after strong interim run

Football 01/01/19, 18:28

Gregg Williams had his interview with the Browns, who were impressed by his leadership as coach in the second half this season.Williams went 5-3 as Cleveland's interim coach after taking over when Hue Jackson was fired on Oct. 29. The 60-year-old Williams is the first candidate to meet with general ...

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