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Browns hire Chudzinski as head coach

Posted Jan. 10, 2013 @ 10:45 p.m. ET
The Browns have hired Panthers offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as their new head coach, the team confirmed Thursday evening.

Report: Kelly returning to Oregon

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 11:06 p.m. ET
For the second year in a row, Chip Kelly flirted with becoming an NFL head coach, but is returning to Oregon.

Report: Browns close to deal with Kelly

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 7:10 p.m. ET
The Browns are close to a deal with Oregon coach Chip Kelly to be Cleveland’s new head coach, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.

Browns conduct interviews, wait for Oregon's Kelly

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 10:11 p.m. ET
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam has already interviewed several coaching candidates, and is awaiting a meeting with Oregon's Chip Kelly.

Report: Kelly to interview with Browns, Eagles, Bills

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 6:58 p.m. ET
Oregon head coach Chip Kelly has interviews set up with the Browns, Eagles and Bills, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens rest, Browns start anew

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 3:25 p.m. ET
The Ravens and Bengals are playoff-bound — and pretty well-rested, all things considered. The Browns? They're making big changes. 

Browns fire Shurmur, Heckert

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 9:52 a.m. ET
The Browns fired head coach Pat Shurmur and GM Tom Heckert, the team announced Monday.

Roethlisberger throws three TDs in Steelers win

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 4:20 p.m. ET
Ben Roethlisberger threw three short touchdown passes, and the Steelers avoided their first losing season in nearly a decade with a 24-10 victory over the Browns.

Report: Browns to part ways with Shurmur, Heckert on Monday

Posted Dec. 29, 2012 @ 9:41 p.m. ET
Browns head coach Pat Shurmur and GM Tom Hecker will be fired or part ways with the club on Monday, according to Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Nothing left for Browns but to start fresh

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 3:41 p.m. ET

Weeden, McCoy ruled out; Lewis to start for Browns

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 1:01 p.m. ET
Browns QB Thaddeus Lewis will make his first appearance in an NFL regular-season game on Sunday, and it will be in a starting role vs. the Steelers.

Browns sign former Bucs QB Johnson

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 11:43 a.m. ET
The Browns added two quarterbacks to the roster this week, signing free agent Josh Johnson and promoting Thaddeus Lewis.

AFC North Spin cycle: The Steelers' wasted season

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
The Ravens are AFC North champs, and the Bengals are playoff-bound, too. Meanwhile, the Steelers are left to ponder a lost season. 

Broncos win streak at 10 after 34-12 defeat of Browns

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 7:39 p.m. ET
Denver won its 10th straight game Sunday as Peyton Manning threw three touchdown passes in a 34-12 victory over the Browns.

All eyes on season's end in Cleveland

Posted Dec. 22, 2012 @ 12:44 p.m. ET
Changes in Cleveland would surprise absolutely no one, given the club’s new ownership and yet another losing season.

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Lewis, Dion (RB)

Posted April 11, 2013 @ 11:20 a.m.
The Browns have acquired Lewis from the Philadelphia Eagles in a trade for linebacker Emmanuel Acho.
Lewis played 24 games in two seasons with the Eagles, who selected him in the fifth round in 2011. He rushed for 171 yards on 36 carries and scored two touchdowns. The 5-foot-8, 195-pound Lewis also returned kickoffs for Philadelphia as a rookie and will likely be a candidate to take over those duties for Cleveland. Lewis averaged 21.6 yards on 31 kickoff returns in 2011.

Nelson, David (WR)

Posted April 08, 2013 @ 8:30 p.m.
The Browns signed Nelson to a one-year contract Monday.
Nelson, who played three seasons for Buffalo, is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in last season's opener. The 6-foot-5, 214-pounder started 17 games for the Bills, who signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Nelson had 94 catches for 1,042 yards and eight touchdowns with the Bills. In 2011, he was second on the club in catches (61) and receiving yards (658). He also had five TDs.

Campbell, Jason (QB)

Posted March 26, 2013 @ 9:23 p.m.
The Browns signed Campbell to a two-year contract on Tuesday, bringing him to provide competition for fellow quarterback Brandon Weeden.
A first round pick by the Redskins in 2005, Campbell has started 77 games and thrown 76 touchdown passes in eight seasons. Weeden's starting spot might not be completely assured after an up-and-down rookie season.

Barnes, Kevin (CB)

Posted March 25, 2013 @ 5:16 p.m.
The Cleveland Browns signed Barnes to a one-year contract. Barnes has played in 31 career NFL games for Washington and Detroit.
He was drafted by the Redskins in the third round in 2009 and played in 15 games. In 2011, he recorded a career-high 26 tackles and two interceptions in 15 games. He was traded to the Lions last year and played in two games before he was waived on Sept. 18.

Richardson, Trent (RB)

Posted March 23, 2013 @ 8:36 p.m.
Richardson has been sued by two women who say they were assaulted at his home last year. A lawyer for Krystal Jones of Maple Heights and Kathleen Hunter of Cleveland says the lawsuit was filed Friday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. A Browns spokesman declined to comment. Richardson's agent didn't immediately comment.
The complaint, obtained by the Plain Dealer of Cleveland, says the women were invited to Richardson's Columbia Station house in December but soon asked to leave. It says Richardson then cursed the women for "slamming a door" and "disrespecting his house." The lawsuit says Richardson banged on Jones' vehicle, causing damage. It says Richardson then urged his girlfriend and two other women, also named in the lawsuit, to attack the plaintiffs.

Bryant, Desmond (DT)

Posted March 14, 2013 @ 3:23 p.m.
Browns defensive lineman Desmond Bryant has apologized for his arrest last month, saying the incident was a "mistake" and that "it's really not the kind of person that I am." Bryant, who played for Oakland last season, signed a five-year, $34 million free agent contract on Tuesday with Cleveland.
The 6-foot-6, 311-pounder was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief, and his police mugshot went viral on the internet. Bryant said he's moved on from the incident, and Browns CEO Joe Banner said the team has no concerns about Bryant's character.

Ogbonnaya, Chris (RB)

Posted March 14, 2013 @ 11:31 a.m.
The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with running back Chris Ogbonnaya on a two-year contract. Ogbonnaya was signed by the Browns in 2011 and started four games. Cleveland has three running backs under contract: Richardson, Ogbonnaya and Montario Hardesty.
Ogbonnaya made one start and played in 15 games last season, usually replacing Trent Richardson on third down. He finished with 24 receptions for 187 yards and gained 30 yards on eight carries. He made a career-high six receptions for 73 receiving yards in a win at Cincinnati, and had a career-long 54-yard reception against the New York Giants.

Barnidge, Gary (TE)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 5:34 p.m.
Barnidge signed with the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday.
Barnidge's decision came one day after the Panthers, his former team, re-signed their other backup tight end Ben Hartsock.

Davis, Kellen (TE)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 12:07 p.m.
The Chicago Bears have released Davis.
The Bears announced the move Wednesday, one day after signing versatile tight end Martellus Bennett away from the New York Giants. Davis appeared in all 80 games with 35 starts over five seasons for the Bears. He had 47 receptions for 529 yards and 11 touchdowns. In two playoff games, he had two catches for 42 yards and a TD.

Groves, Quentin (LB)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 10:34 a.m.
The Cleveland Browns continued a spending spree to upgrade their defense in free agency, signing former Arizona linebacker Quentin Groves to a two-year, $2.8 million contract on Wednesday.
Groves is the third defensive player signed already by the Browns, who agreed to terms with linebacker Paul Kruger and lineman Desmond Bryant on Tuesday. The Browns entered free agency $47.4 million under the salary cap and have so far been among the NFL's most aggressive teams.

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