February 8, 2016

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Browns TE Gary Barnidge added to Pro Bowl roster, replaces New England’s Rob Gronkowski

Browns tight end Gary Barnidge’s dream season will conclude with a trip to Hawaii and his first appearance in the Pro Bowl. Barnidge, who was voted an alternate last month, was elevated to the roster Monday. He’ll replace Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who’s unable to participate due to injury. The Pro Bowl is Sunday Read More…

Browns: Ray Horton officially returns as DC; Hue Jackson will call plays, fills out offensive staff

Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton gestures during the Browns' 2013 training camp at the NFL football team's facility in Berea. Horton has officially been announced as the team's defensive coordinator. AP FILE

Ray Horton is back to lead the Browns defense after two years in Tennessee. On the other side of the ball, coach Hue Jackson announced he’ll call the plays but be surrounded by a veteran staff. Jackson made official Friday the hiring of Horton as defensive coordinator and the completion of his offensive and special Read More…

Browns: Sashi Brown embraces new role as head of football department, calls it a ‘natural transition’

BEREA — New executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown will watch practice and interview draft prospects next week at the Senior Bowl. He will increase his film study as free agency and the draft approach. He will become an expert in 40 times. The transformation from legal counsel, government affairs expert and salary Read More…

Browns Notes: Sashi Brown says team “not in any panic” to make decision on QB Johnny Manziel

BEREA — New executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown will take his time in deciding troubled quarterback Johnny Manziel’s future with the franchise. “We’re not in any panic to make any decision one way or another on him,” Brown said Thursday. “He understands what’s ahead of him and what he needs to do Read More…

Browns hire DC Ray Horton, offensive assistants Kirby Wilson, Pep Hamilton, Al Saunders

New Browns coach Hue Jackson had a busy Wednesday, making several key additions to his staff. Ray Horton was hired as defensive coordinator, returning to the post he held with the Browns in 2013. He had spent the last two years in the same role with the Tennessee Titans. Kirby Wilson was named running game Read More…

(UPDATED) Suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon files for reinstatement; NFL decision to come within 60 days

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Josh Gordon plucking the ball out of the air, speeding through the secondary and crossing the goal line could become a reality once again. The suspended Browns receiver has started the process toward a possible return to the field. Gordon has applied for reinstatement to the NFL, a league source confirmed to The Chronicle-Telegram on Read More…

Browns: Ray Horton interviews for DC job; longtime assistant Al Saunders could join offensive staff

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Ray Horton took a big step Tuesday toward returning to his former job. And new coach Hue Jackson is interested in bringing in Al Saunders, a former colleague and one of the game’s best offensive minds for decades. Horton interviewed with Jackson to be defensive coordinator, a league source confirmed to The Chronicle-Telegram. Horton was Read More…

Browns: New coach Hue Jackson considering ex-Cowboys DC Brian Stewart for his staff

Brian Stewart

New Browns coach Hue Jackson’s quest to fill out his coaching staff continues. Former Cowboys defensive coordinator Brian Stewart has emerged as a candidate, a source told The Chronicle-Telegram. And Ray Horton will interview for the defensive coordinator position this week, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported, citing a source. Stewart, 51, arrived in town Monday. Read More…

New coach Hue Jackson says Browns “need” a QB

Browns fans have learned something about coach Hue Jackson in his first few days on the job. He’s not afraid to talk — especially about his plans at quarterback, which aren’t likely to include Johnny Manziel. Jackson has done the rounds on local and national radio programs since being hired Wednesday. He’s made it clear Read More…

Browns: Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo not being brought back; new coach Hue Jackson to call his own plays

Out with the old, in with … nobody. Offensive coordinator John DeFilippo won’t be brought back after his lone season with the Browns, a league source confirmed to The Chronicle-Telegram. He reportedly was told Saturday. Instead of hiring a replacement, new coach Hue Jackson plans to be his own coordinator. He gushed Wednesday at the Read More…