December 22, 2014

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Browns: Notes from combine news conferences of GM Tom Heckert, coach Pat Shurmur

INDIANAPOLIS – Browns general manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur stepped behind the main podium today at the NFL scouting combine to field questions from the national media. Heckert received a number of questions about defensive linemen, as the Browns are a strong candidate to take one with the sixth pick in the draft. Read More…

(Updated) Combine update day 3: Defensive linemen take center stage

INDIANAPOLIS – The NFL could’ve renamed Saturday at the scouting combine “Browns Day.” The parade of top-notch defensive linemen through the interview room at Lucas Oil Stadium began with Alabama tackle Marcell Dareus. Clemson’s Da’Quan Bowers was next. North Carolina’s Robert Quinn followed, but Auburn’s Nick Fairley never made it. The defensive linemen take the Read More…

NFL scouting combine update: WR A.J. Green in mix for Browns, was mentored by Mohamed Massaquoi

INDIANAPOLIS — Georgia receiver A.J. Green is a popular choice for the Browns to draft with the sixth pick in April. They have an obvious need for a game-changing wideout, and Green fits the bill at 6-foot-3½, 211 pounds with great athleticism. General manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur said Friday that Green will Read More…

Browns GM Tom Heckert, coach Pat Shurmur express confidence in QB Colt McCoy

INDIANAPOLIS – Browns general manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur reiterated their confidence in quarterback Colt McCoy on Friday at an hour-long interview session with Cleveland media at the NFL scouting combine. Heckert said he wouldn’t hesitate to draft a quarterback with the sixth pick in the draft – “two great quarterbacks are not Read More…

Updated: Dick Jauron hired as Browns defensive coordinator

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BEREA — Longtime NFL player and coach Dick Jauron was hired  this evening as defensive coordinator of the Browns,  the team announced. Jauron, 60, was also a candidate to become coordinator with the Philadelphia Eagles, where he spent 2010 as a senior assistant/defensive backs coach. “Dick is someone I have known for many years, who is Read More…

New coach Pat Shurmur shares vision with Browns brass

BEREA — New Browns coach Pat Shurmur made his Cleveland debut with president Mike Holmgren on his right and general manager Tom Heckert on his left behind a set of microphones. He looked comfortable in his new surroundings. “The relationship with Tom and Coach Holmgren is part of the strength of what we’re going to Read More…

Pat Shurmur interviews with Browns; Mike Mularkey tomorrow

BEREA – Rams offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur was the first candidate interviewed by the Browns for their vacant coaching job. A team spokesman said the meeting concluding this afternoon. The Browns’ policy is to confirm candidates only after they’ve interviewed. The Browns are scheduled to interview Falcons offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey on Saturday, and reportedly Read More…

Browns coach Eric Mangini expects to meet with president Mike Holmgren on Monday regarding his future

BEREA – Browns coach Eric Mangini said Friday he expects to meet with president Mike Holmgren on Monday to review the season and find out if he returns for a third season. The Browns (5-10) finish the season Sunday against Pittsburgh at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Steelers (11-4) would clinch the AFC North title with Read More…

Browns QB Colt McCoy returns to practice, says he feels fine

BEREA – Quarterback Colt McCoy (stomach flu) and running back Peyton Hillis (knee) were back at practice Thursday after missing Wednesday. “All of my symptoms are over and my body feels fine,” McCoy said. Coach Eric Mangini said McCoy was able to go through the walkthrough Wednesday, so he practiced a number of the plays, Read More…

Browns coach Eric Mangini on possibility of getting fired: Sometimes it happens

BEREA – Browns coach Eric Mangini acknowledged Friday that he could be fired after the season, despite a firm belief the team’s made significant progress. “Sometimes it happens,” he said. President Mike Holmgren, who has a different coaching background and philosophies than Mangini, began running the franchise at the end of last season and retained Read More…