Baffling Browns reach bye at ‘crossroads’ after home loss
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jarvis Landry jumped up and down on the sideline, flapping his arms while madly urging Browns coach Freddie Kitchens to throw his red challenge flag.
Force feeding: Landry says Browns must get ball to Beckham
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The frustration is mounting, so are the losses for the up-and-down Browns.
Jarvis Landry doesn't claim to have all the answers, and as he pointed out several times...
Landry back from concussion, Browns’ receivers finally whole
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Ravens couldn't stop Jarvis Landry. It took the NFL to bring him down.
Landry, who was having the best game of his career last week before suffering a concussion,...
Browns WR Jarvis Landry still in concussion protocol
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry remains in concussion protocol following a strong game in a win over Baltimore.
Landry caught eight passes for a career-high 167 yards...
Mayfield and Chubb combine to carry Browns past Ravens 40-25
BALTIMORE (AP) — Finally, Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns lived up to the hype.
Even better, the brash quarterback and the long suffering franchise celebrated their coming out party...
Beckham puts on show in MetLife return, Browns top Jets 23-3
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. felt right at home again — in the end zone and on the highlight reels.
With an 89-yard touchdown catch and a spectacular one-handed grab in his...
Beckham ‘ready to go’ for Browns’ opener against Titans
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. didn't play in the preseason as the Browns were extra careful with their prized new superstar.
But the three-time Pro Bowler, famous for one-handed...
Beckham back on field with Browns’ offense after hip issue
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. is closer to being game ready.
With Cleveland's season opener on Sept. 8 against Tennessee quickly approaching, Beckham, who has been slowed by a hip...
Baker, Browns don’t live up to hype in clunker vs Bucs
CLEVELAND (AP) — For one night, the hype around the Browns seemed hilarious.
They didn't look anything close to being Super Bowl contenders in their third exhibition game, the one many teams...
Buccaneers rally late, beat Browns 13-12 on rookie’s FG
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The start of the NFL regular season is still a couple of weeks away, and that's good news for the Cleveland Browns and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who showed they still have a lot of...
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CLEVELAND BROWNS (7-8-1)
New faces: Coach Freddie Kitchens, offensive coordinator Todd Monken, defensive coordinator Steve Wilks, WR Odell Beckham Jr., RB Kareem Hunt, DE Olivier Vernon, DT...
Colts rookie cornerback gets 1st big test against Browns
WESTFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Indianapolis Colts cornerback Rock Ya-Sin has impressed coaches with his playmaking skills.
He passed another significant milestone Wednesday..
Browns’ Thomas sprained neck in scary moment at practice
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns defensive end Chad Thomas sustained a sprained neck but avoided a more serious injury during a scary moment at training camp.
Browns draft pick Mack Wilson making plays at linebacker
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Rookie linebacker Mack Wilson is trending in a positive direction at Browns training camp and on social media.
The fifth-round pick from Alabama was the only NFL player...
Browns’ Callaway suspended 4 games by NFL for drug violation
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway has stepped out of bounds again.
The NFL suspended Callaway four games without pay Friday for an unspecified violation of the league's...
Off and running: Browns RB Chubb poised for breakout season
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Nick Chubb skipped the parties in college. Not his style.
He was reserved and quiet at Georgia, keeping to himself or working out in the Bulldogs' weight room. The...
Browns’ defense doesn’t mind being overshadowed by stars
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Wide receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry are elite NFL players and quarterback Baker Mayfield is the most popular athlete in Cleveland.
Browns’ Landry: Mayfield comments on Johnson a “non-issue”
SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio (AP) — Jarvis Landry's not worried about the Browns bickering.
The splashy wide receiver said Friday he doesn't believe recent harsh comments quarterback Baker Mayfield...
OBJ reports to Browns, will practice after skipping workouts
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. reported for Cleveland's mandatory minicamp and will practice Tuesday after missing most of the team's voluntary workouts.
Browns bolster defense in second NFL draft under GM Dorsey
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Freddie Kitchens emerged from the Browns' draft room looking like a wide-eyed rookie.
Things had been moving pretty quickly for Cleveland's first-year coach, who seemed a...
Beckham calls trade to Browns surreal and a blessing
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. looked at quarterback Baker Mayfield seated to his left, Jarvis Landry to his right and Myles Garrett at the end of the dais.
AP Sources: Browns to acquire star receiver Beckham from NY
CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. is about to run a deep route out of New Jersey — straight to Cleveland.
The superstar wide receiver is bound for the Browns to be a target for quarterback...
Browns sign WR Jaelen Strong, played for Texans, Jaguars
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns boosted their wide receiving group by signing Jaelen Strong, who missed last season with a knee injury.
A former third-round pick, Strong sat out 2018 after...
Browns’ Kitchens hanging on to play-calling duties as coach
CLEVELAND (AP) — Freddie Kitchens ran some Wishbone formation, pulled off a few trick plays and had wide receiver Jarvis Landry throw passes.
Cleveland's offense was unpredictable, imaginative and wide-open under Kitchens last season.
It will be again.
Kitchens said Monday he will continue to call plays as Browns coach despite hiring former Tampa Bay coordinator Todd Monken to oversee his offense next season.
Browns open wide coaching search; Williams first interview
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns believe they finally have the pieces. All that's missing is someone to keep them together.
A day after Cleveland ended a promising turnaround season following a winless 2017, general manager John Dorsey said he will interview interim coach Gregg Williams and offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens in his search for the Browns' ninth full-time coach since 1999.
Dorsey's pursuit will start internally and quickly expand.
Bold Browns refuse to let go of improbable playoff dream
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are young, confident bordering on cocky, and maybe a little naive.
Maybe a lot.
Following the lead of their brash, rocket-armed rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, who is getting better by the week, the Browns believe in more than themselves and each other. With three games left in a season they've turned from being another Cleveland calamity into a stunning success, they haven't given up on making the playoffs.
They're alive, barely. But they're alive, mathematically.
Mayfield, “dangerous” Browns hand Panthers fifth loss in row
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield took the snap in victory formation and dropped to one knee. The cocky rookie quarterback urged the crowd to make more noise, and when the clock hit zeroes, the stadium's sound system blasted "Danger Zone."
The Browns have become hazardous to your playoff health.
Big time: Browns playing rare significant late-season game
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Other than trying to save a coach's job, secure the No. 1 overall draft pick or simply survive, the Browns haven't played many meaningful games in December or January.
Sunday is an exception.
With a chance to further legitimize themselves as no longer being the "same 'ol Browns," and with their playoff pulse accelerating, the Browns go on the road to play the Houston Texans, who have won eight straight games and have perhaps the NFL's best defensive front seven.
FANTASY PLAYS: Week 11 waiver adds with 6 teams on bye
Six teams — including all of the AFC East — are off this week. But besides the Patriots, no other team has essential fantasy starters to replace.
San Francisco's break forces you to fill in for running back Matt Breida and tight end George Kittle. Cleveland's only regular fantasy starters are Nick Chubb and Jarvis Landry. Still, you must deftly navigate the waiver wire for potential playoff contributors, especially with trade deadlines about to pass in most leagues.
Ugly sight: Browns’ lopsided loss an ‘eye opener’ for team
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns have endured all types of losses over the past few seasons. They've been painful, lopsided, comical, heartbreaking, head-scratching and last-second.
Jarvis Landry described Sunday's defeat differently.
Browns rookie WR Willies breaks collarbone, out indefinitely
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Already thin, the Browns' group of wide receivers has gotten skeletal.
Rookie Derrick Willies broke his collarbone in practice Friday and will miss Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers and likely several more, further depleting a receiving unit lacking experienced playmakers.
Mayfield brings brash ‘walk it, talk it’ edge to Browns
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield dragged more than a Heisman Trophy with him into the NFL. There was other baggage, including a well-earned reputation as being cocky, fiery, brash and over-the-top.
He hasn't changed much.
And that's what the Browns love about their rookie starting quarterback, who didn't need long to firmly plant his own flag in Cleveland.
"He walk it," receiver Jarvis Landry said, "like he talk it."
Browns missing starting LB Kirksey for matchup with Jets
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns starting linebacker Christian Kirksey will sit out Thursday night's game against the New York Jets with an ankle injury.
One of Cleveland's captains, Kirksey also missed last week's game at New Orleans, the first time he sat out a game in his NFL career after playing in 65 straight. James Burgess will start for Kirksey as the Browns try to snap a 19-game winless streak.
Browns WR Landry questionable to face Jets with knee issue
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns top receiver Jarvis Landry is questionable to play in Thursday night's game against the New York Jets because of a knee issue.
Landry, who has 12 catches for 175 yards in his first two games for Cleveland, has been limited during workouts this week and the team listed him as questionable on Wednesday's injury report.
Landry said he was confident he would play when he spoke to reporters on Tuesday.
Fast track: Browns speedy WR Callaway to fill Gordon’s role
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — With Josh Gordon long gone after he and his baggage were jettisoned to the Patriots, the Browns need another dynamic playmaker to stretch the field.
Antonio Callaway had better be ready.
"He ain't got no choice," Browns receiver Jarvis Landry said with a smile.
Browns feel optimistic following nightmarish 0-16 season
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jarvis Landry has heard the horror stories. Since being traded by the Miami Dolphins to the Browns in March, he's been schooled on the misery, heartache and pain endured during a 0-16 season in Cleveland.
Landry's sympathetic — to a point.
"I wasn't part of that," the three-time Pro Bowl receiver said during training camp. "I didn't have nothing to do with what happened here. I can't take that on my back."
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MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-10)
New faces: S Minkah Fitzpatrick, G Josh Sitton, DE Robert Quinn, WR Danny Amendola, WR Albert Wilson, C Daniel Kilgore, TE Mike Gesicki, RB Frank Gore, RB Kalen Ballage, QB Brock Osweiler, DT Kendall Langford.
Key losses: DT Ndamukong Suh, WR Jarvis Landry, C Mike Pouncey, G Jermon Bushrod, K Cody Parkey, QB Jay Cutler, QB Matt Moore, TE Julius Thomas, LB Lawrence Timmons.
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CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-16)
New faces: GM John Dorsey, QB Tyrod Taylor, WR Jarvis Landry, RB Carlos Hyde, LB Mychal Kendricks, DB Damarious Randall, QB Baker Mayfield, CB Denzel Ward, LT Austin Corbett, RT Chris Hubbard, WR Antonio Callaway, TE Darren Fells, DB E.J. Gaines, WR Jeff Janis, DB Terrance Mitchell, DL Chris Smith, QB Drew Stanton, CB T.J. Carrie.
Key losses: LT Joe Thomas, RB Isaiah Crowell, QB DeShone Kizer, NT Danny Shelton, CB Jason McCourty, CB Jamar Taylor, WR Ricardo Louis.
Gordon back with Browns, watches teammates practice
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was back at practice on Sunday — as a spectator.
Gordon visited with teammates and Hall of Famer Jim Brown a day after ending his three-week absence from training camp and missing the first two exhibition games to work on his mental health and sobriety. The former Pro Bowler appeared to be in a good mood — and in excellent shape — as he stayed to the side and worked with trainers on his conditioning.
Browns coordinator Haley trying to mesh talent, toughness
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley awoke Wednesday and discovered his phone was overloaded with text messages.
Browns’ Landry would love to have Dez Bryant join him
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jarvis Landry is friends with Dez Bryant. He'd like to be teammates.
With the Browns in the market for another playmaker because of Josh Gordon's absence and uncertainty, Landry said Monday that he hopes Bryant, a three-time Pro Bowler wide receiver in Dallas, joins him in Cleveland.
"If he wants to be here then obviously we're open arms and we'd love to have him," Landry said. "He'd be a great addition to our team and our offense — for sure."
Mayfield throws first pick of camp in Browns’ scrimmage
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield had some typical rookie ups and downs. Tyrod Taylor was his steady self.
Mayfield threw his first interception in training camp while Taylor had a pair of touchdown passes to Jarvis Landry, who made a spectacular, one-handed grab on the second one, as the Browns held their annual intra-squad scrimmage Friday in front of Cleveland fans desperate to see if a team that went 0-16 last season has improved.
Browns start fresh trying to forget miserable 0-16 season
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Myles Garrett's rookie season with the Browns was historic — and horrific.
The 0-16 nightmare left him scarred, but determined.
"It drives me a little bit, because I'll never let something like that happen again," the defensive end vowed Thursday as the Browns opened training camp with an infusion of talent and optimism following their forgettable 2017 season. "No matter how long I'm here, there will never be a season like that."
Browns sign WR Josh Gordon as exclusive rights free agent
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will make $790,000 next season after signing with the club as an exclusive rights free agent.
Gordon returned to the Browns and played five games last season following an NFL suspension and a lengthy rehab stint. Gordon, 27, is expected to report for the team's offseason workout program Monday. He's eligible to be a restricted free agent in 2019.
Landry signs $75 million contract extension with Browns
CLEVELAND (AP) — Before throwing Jarvis Landry a pass, the Browns made a huge commitment to him.
Cleveland signed the star wide receiver to a five-year, $75 million contract extension on Friday night, locking up a game-changing player they're counting on for the future.
A three-time Pro Bowler acquired last month in a trade with Miami, Landry was at the team's headquarters Friday as the Browns continued preparations for an NFL draft that may re-shape their franchise.
AP source: Browns near contract extension with Jarvis Landry
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jarvis Landry is about to make a major grab.
The star wide receiver is close to finalizing a multiyear contract extension with the Cleveland Browns, who believe the three-time Pro Bowler can hasten their turnaround. The team and Landry's representatives are closing in on a deal, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Thursday.