January 30, 2015

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Browns seek to interview former head coaches Chan Gailey, Bill Callahan for offensive coordinator position

Cross a big name off the Browns’ list of offensive coordinator candidates, and add an experienced one. Greg Roman, who spent the past four years as coordinator in San Francisco, was expected to interview with the Browns on Monday, but reportedly was in negotiations to become the coordinator in Buffalo after Rex Ryan was hired Read More…

Browns: What went right, wrong in 2014

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The Browns won seven games in the recently concluded season, a noteworthy improvement from four in 2013. That’s good. They lost their final five games and six of the last seven. That’s bad. Coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer are returning for a second season in their roles. That’s good. Offensive coordinator Kyle Read More…

Browns: Greg Roman leads list of offensive coordinator candidates

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The search for a new offensive coordinator is proceeding, and the Browns officially announced the departures of coordinator Kyle Shanahan and quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains. The Browns accepted Shanahan’s resignation after one season, coach Mike Pettine announced Saturday. Loggains was fired. “After conversations with Kyle this week we’ve determined that it would be in the Read More…

Browns: NFL investigating after report of text messages to the sideline

The NFL is looking into a report that a member of the Browns front office sent text messages to the sideline during games this season, league spokesman Michael Signora confirmed Friday. ESPN.com was first to report the investigation. The use of cell phones in the coaches’ booths, on the sidelines, in the locker room and Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, QB coach Dowell Loggains out

Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, left, talks with head coach Mike Pettine at training camp this summer. (AP File Photo/Mark Duncan)

Stability only goes so far with the Browns. Despite owner Jimmy Haslam sticking with general manager Ray Farmer and coach Mike Pettine for next season, the Browns will have significant turnover in 2015. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains are no longer with the club, a league source confirmed Thursday to The Read More…

Browns analysis: Scott Petrak labels Johnny Manziel a bust

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I expect Johnny Manziel to be the Week 1 starter for the Browns in 2015. It’s the most likely scenario for a guy chosen with the 22nd pick on a quarterback-needy team owned by a huge fan of Manziel. I would dump Manziel at the first opportunity if I were owner Jimmy Haslam and general Read More…

Browns: Joe Thomas is team’s only All-Pro selection

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Browns left tackle Joe Thomas is still looking for his first playoff appearance, but he continues to pile up the individual accomplishments. Thomas was voted to his fifth Associated Press All-Pro team Friday, the most of anyone on the All-Pro roster. Last month he was named to his eighth Pro Bowl in eight seasons in Read More…

Browns GM Ray Farmer still believes QB Johnny Manziel can be ‘solid starter’

Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer answers questions about the Browns' season Tuesday in Berea. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — General manager Ray Farmer believes Johnny Manziel has the talent to be a “solid starter” — just like he felt when he drafted him No. 22 in May. It’s up to Manziel to prove, on and off the field, he’s ready for the responsibility. “I do think he can develop into a solid Read More…

Browns Notes: GM Ray Farmer says team deciding how to proceed with WR Josh Gordon

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BEREA — Receiver Josh Gordon appears to be running out of time, and chances, with the Browns. “I’m not one to talk about my interactions with players and I’ve had conversations with Josh recent and past and when the final determination is made, Josh will be the first to know and then everybody else will Read More…

Browns notes: Veterans see Gilbert’s ability, need to see consistency

Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert returns an interception for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

BEREA — Rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert not only was inactive for the season finale against the Ravens, he was essentially suspended for it. Coach Mike Pettine said the first-round pick from Oklahoma State was late for a team meeting Saturday in Baltimore, prompting him to be a healthy scratch for the 20-10 loss the next Read More…