Cleveland Browns

4th AFC North (1-0-0)

Founded: 1946

Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium

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  • Thomas believes Browns 'grooming Brock' to start

    Did Cleveland left tackle Joe Thomas just break the biggest story of Browns camp? The team leader suggested that Brock Osweiler will be Cleveland's man under center come Week 1.
  • Browns DC: Garrett 'fit in faster' than other rookies

    Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has worked with some impressive rookies, but no one who made the transition as fast as 2017 No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett.
  • DeShone Kizer launches Browns to win over Saints

    Everybody loves a quarterback competition, so we're going to hear plenty about Cleveland's in the coming weeks. Rookie DeShone Kizer took his first step as a pro in a come-from-behind win.
  • Duke poised to be Browns' 'queen on chess board'

    When the Browns staged their intrasquad scrimmage, Duke Johnson was seen manning a role he plans to play plenty of this season: The slot. Receivers coach Al Saunders likes what he sees so far from him.
  • Garrett vying for 'dominant performance' in debut

    Browns DE Myles Garrett is set to make his NFL debut Thursday night in the team's preseason tilt. The rookie said he's vying to have a "dominant performance" despite it being a preseason game.
  • Osweiler emblematic of early NFL camp instability

    Brock Osweiler and Trevor Siemian were declared the starting QBs for their team's respective preseason openers. Are the QB battles over? Chris Wesseling recaps this and more from Monday's camp.
  • Brock Osweiler, Browns are falling for each other

    You know that part in a romantic comedy when the protagonist finally realizes the girl of his dreams has been right under his nose the entire time? Let's talk about the Browns and Brock Osweiler.
  • Brock Osweiler to start Browns' preseason opener

    Brock Osweiler will get the first crack at Cleveland's wide open quarterback battle. The Browns named the veteran QB1 heading into Thursday's preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints.
  • Will rookie Kizer start Browns' preseason opener?

    What is that sound steamrolling down the tracks? What is that deep choo-choo screaming louder by the moment? It's the DeShone Kizer Hype Train barreling towards us.
  • Hue on QB battle: Kessler to 'walk out there first'

    Cleveland's QB competition will begin with Cody Kessler. Browns coach Hue Jackson confirmed his second-year QB will march out with the first-team offense when camp opens on Thursday.
  • Top pick Garrett 'ready to go' for training camp

    Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson said Wednesday that No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett is "ready to go" after the first-round pick suffered a lateral foot sprain at the end of minicamp in June.
  • Browns ink first-rounder Peppers to rookie deal

    The Cleveland Browns have their 2017 draft class all wrapped up. The team announced Jabrill Peppers signed his rookie deal Sunday, making him the last Browns pick to sign.
  • Bitonio: Browns' QB camp battle will be 'hot'

    Joel Bitonio believes a dash of consistency under center is the missing ingredient for Cleveland and predicts there will be a "hot" battle between Cody Kessler, DeShone Kizer and Brock Osweiler.
Draft 2017 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 1 (1) Garrett, Myles DE 
Rd 1, Pick 25 (25) Peppers, Jabrill S 
Rd 1, Pick 29 (29) Njoku, David TE 
Rd 2, Pick 20 (52) Kizer, DeShone QB 
Rd 3, Pick 1 (65) Ogunjobi, Larry DT 
Rd 4, Pick 20 (126) Wilson, Howard CB 
Rd 5, Pick 16 (160) Johnson, Roderick OT 
Rd 6, Pick 1 (185) Brantley, Caleb DT 
Rd 7, Pick 6 (224) Gonzalez, Zane K 
Rd 7, Pick 34 (252) Dayes, Matt RB 
Scoreboard more
FirstEnergy Stadium - Wk 1 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans Saints 3 3 0 8 14
Cleveland Browns 0 7 0 13 20
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
P1 Thu, Aug 10 New Orleans 20-14   W
P2 Mon, Aug 21 New York Giants 8:00 PM ET
P3 Sat, Aug 26 @ Tampa Bay 7:30 PM ET
P4 Thu, Aug 31 @ Chicago 8:00 PM ET
1 Sun, Sep 10 Pittsburgh 1:00 PM ET
2 Sun, Sep 17 @ Baltimore 1:00 PM ET
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Preseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
DeShone Kizer 18 11 184 1
Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
Isaiah Crowell 6 15 2.5 0
Terrence Magee 4 15 3.8 1
Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
Richard Mullaney 2 70 35 0
Jordan Payton 1 45 45 1
Josh Boyce 2 35 17.5 0
Rannell Hall 2 34 17 0
Transactions more
Date Transaction
8/6 Rasheed Bailey (WR) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
8/6 James Wright (WR) Reserve/Injured from Waived/Injured; Not Against 90 (reserve/injured from waived/injured; not against 90).
8/5 James Wright (WR) Waived, Injured, Prior to Cut to 53 (waived, injured, prior to cut to 53).
7/31 Chris Barker (G) Reserve/Injured from Waived/Injured; Not Against 90 (reserve/injured from waived/injured; not against 90).
AFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Baltimore 0 0 0 .000
Cincinnati 0 0 0 .000
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 .000
Cleveland 0 0 0 .000

Head Coach more

Hue Jackson

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Hue Jackson was named the 16th full-time head coach in Cleveland Browns history by Owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam on January 13, 2016. He brings 29 years of coaching experience, including the last 15 in the NFL. He has spent nine seasons coaching in the AFC North, during which time he helped his team advance to the postseason seven times. Jackson was head coach of the Oakland Raiders in 2011 and guided the team to an 8-8 record. He has also served as offensive coordinator in Washington (2003), Atlanta (2007), Oakland (2010) and Cincinnati (2014-15).

Jackson has spent the past four seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals. During that time, he helped the Bengals to two division titles and a trip to the postseason all four years. In 2012, he served as secondary/assistant special teams coach before coaching the running backs in 2013. Jackson spent the past two seasons (2014-15) as offensive coordinator.

With Jackson as coordinator in 2015, the Bengals offense finished third in the AFC in yards per play (5.7) and points per game (26.2). He was voted by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) as the Co-Assistant Coach of the Year as quarterback Andy Dalton set a career high and franchise record with a 106.3 rating, which led the AFC and was second in the NFL. After losing Dalton to injury in Week 14, Jackson guided quarterback A.J. McCarron to a 2-1 record in the final three games of the season as the Bengals clinched the AFC North title. The Cincinnati running game produced two 700-yard rushers in Jeremy Hill (794) and Giovani Bernard (730) for the first time since 1988. Tight end Tyler Eifert experienced a breakout season after hauling in 13 touchdown receptions, the most by a Bengals tight end in franchise history and the most by a Cincinnati player since 2001. Wide receiver A.J. Green added 10 receiving touchdowns on 86 receptions for 1,297 yards. Eifert, Green and left tackle Andrew Whitworth were selected to the Pro Bowl.

In Jackson’s first year as offensive coordinator for Cincinnati in 2014, the run game posted its highest yards per game average (134.1) since 2000. Dalton passed for 3,398 yards and Green totaled 1,041 receiving yards. Hill led all NFL rookies with 1,124 rushing yards, the second-most by a Bengals rookie in team history.

After spending the 2010 season as the Raiders offensive coordinator, Jackson was promoted to head coach in 2011. Oakland finished the year 8-8 and tied for first in the AFC West but missed the postseason via tiebreaker. The 8-8 mark was the best record by any Raiders team since 2002. The Raiders finished ninth in the NFL in total offense (379.5 yards per game) and seventh in rushing offense (131.9).

Before joining the Raiders, Jackson spent two seasons (2008-09) as quarterbacks coach for Baltimore, helping the Ravens advance to the playoffs both years. He was vital in the development of Joe Flacco, who was named NFL Rookie of the Year in 2008 and became the first rookie quarterback to win two playoff games as the Ravens advanced to the AFC Championship game.

From 2004-06, Jackson served as the Bengals wide receivers coach, helping develop one of the best wide receiver tandems in NFL history with Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh. During that span, the two combined to average 173.3 catches, 2,363.3 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns per season. In 2005, Johnson led the AFC with 1,432 receiving yards. In 2006, Johnson and Houshmandzadeh became the first Bengals duo to each top 1,000 receiving yards in the same season.

Jackson gained his first fulltime NFL experience with Washington, where he served as the running backs coach from 2001-02, before being promoted to offensive coordinator in 2003. Under Jackson’s tutelage, running back Stephen Davis led the NFC with 1,432 rushing yards in 2001. 

Jackson spent 14 years coaching on the college level, going from a graduate assistant at Pacific all the way to offensive coordinator at Southern California. He spent four seasons (1997-2000) as USC’s offensive coordinator, where he also helped to recruit and develop players, including quarterback Carson Palmer, who went on to win the Heisman Trophy and be selected No. 1 overall in the NFL draft.

He was a minority coaching fellowship intern with the Los Angeles Rams in 1990, Arizona Cardinals in 1992 and Washington Redskins in 1995. He also served as the running backs/wide receivers/special teams coach for the London Monarchs of the World League in 1991.

Born Oct. 22, 1965, Jackson was a quarterback at Pacific from 1985-86 and threw for 2,544 yards and 19 touchdowns. The Los Angeles native also lettered in basketball and earned his degree in physical education.

Jackson and his wife, Michelle, have three daughters, Jordyn, Baylee and Haydyn.

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  1. Published: Aug. 10, 2017 at 10:28 p.m.

    Cleveland Browns defensive back Briean Boddy-Calhoun hits Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis for a loss of 7 on 4th down.

  2. Published: Aug. 10, 2017 at 09:41 p.m.

    Cleveland Browns running back Matt Dayes runs it in from 2 yards out to score the touchdown vs. the Saints.

  3. Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 03:59 p.m.

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Terrelle Pryor Sr. puts devastating move on Pittsburgh defense on 43-yard reception from QB Robert Griffin III.

  4. Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 03:52 p.m.

    Cleveland Browns running back George Atkinson III pushes into end zone on 5-yard TD run.

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