February 9, 2016

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Browns miss out on Adam Gase, interview Patriots DC Matt Patricia

Adam Gase was the first to interview in the Browns’ coaching search. He was also the first to be officially crossed off the list. Gase, 37, was hired by Miami on Saturday after a first interview Thursday, becoming the youngest head coach in the league. The Dolphins gave the first-time head coach and former Bears Read More…

Former Browns assistant Jerome Henderson scheduled to interview for head coaching job

Jerome Henderson has impressed plenty of people in his nine years as a defensive backs coach. Enough to earn an interview with the Browns for their head coaching vacancy. The team confirmed owner Jimmy Haslam and his search committee met Friday with Henderson in Dallas. He’s been the secondary coach for the Cowboys since 2012. Read More…

Browns interview Jaguars assistant head coach Doug Marrone

Doug Marrone

The Browns played their first game in 1946. In the 70 years since, they’ve hired only two head coaches with previous NFL head-coaching experience: Nick Skorich in 1971 and Eric Mangini in 2009. Owner Jimmy Haslam is considering hiring a third. Former Bills coach Doug Marrone interviewed with Haslam and his search committee Thursday, the Read More…

Former Browns CEO Banner doesn’t see success in Cleveland’s future

Phil Savage

The way Joe Banner sees it, the Browns are trying to be trailblazers but likely to go down in flames. Banner, an ESPN analyst, is uniquely qualified to talk about the Browns and the sweeping changes in the organization. He was president of the Eagles for years before joining the Browns as CEO when Jimmy Read More…

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

Adam Gase

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…

(UPDATED) Browns hire former N.Y. Mets executive Paul DePodesta as chief strategy officer

Paul DePodesta

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

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…

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

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam walks on the field prior to an NFL football game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Browns, Sunday in Cleveland. The Steelers won 28-12. AP

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…

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…

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

Sashi Brown

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…