Cleveland Browns

4th AFC North (1-15-0)

Founded: 1946

Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium

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  • Sashi: Browns 'not in position' to ditch WR Gordon

    Are the Browns willing to part ways with eternally suspended wideout Josh Gordon? It doesn't sound like it, based on what Browns executive VP of football operations Sashi Brown said.
  • Jackson: Osweiler will be treated like Browns QBs 'until he's not'

    Brock Osweiler is in limbo regarding his role with the 2017 Browns, but coach Hue Jackson is preparing for the upcoming draft and season as if Osweiler is staying on his roster.
  • Browns OT Thomas: Trubisky might be the QB you want to draft

    In January, Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas said it didn't really make sense to risk a high draft pick on a quarterback. Does he see Mitchell Trubisky as a worthy exception?
  • Osweiler has 'no news' about his Browns future

    Brock Osweiler was on hand Saturday at Kurt Warner's charity flag football tournament in Tempe, but had no news to share on his future after being sent from the Texans to the Browns.
  • Browns release Robert Griffin III

    One day after making a trade to acquire Brock Osweiler and a 2018 draft pick from the Houston Texans, the Cleveland Browns released quarterback Robert Griffin III.
  • Browns want Jimmy G

    Armed with three first-rounders and five seconds over the next two years, Cleveland owns the requisite ammunition to make a play for Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo.
  • Browns acquire Osweiler from Texans

    The Texans found a creative way to get Brock Osweiler and his $16 million guaranteed salary off the books. They decided to give him away to the Browns, with a second-round pick as a sweetener.
  • Zeitler joins Browns on $60M contract

    The team agreed to terms with free-agent guard Kevin Zeitler on Thursday. NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported that Cleveland signed the former Bengals mauler to a five-year, $60 million deal.
  • Joel Bitonio signs five-year extension with Browns

    The Cleveland Browns gave out a five-year, $51.2 million contract extension to Joel Bitonio. The deal includes $23.7 million in guarantees.
  • Hue: Browns keeping options open at QB

    Hue Jackson isn't ruling out any scenario regarding the Browns' quarterback situation. Will Cleveland roll into next season with Robert Griffin III atop the depth chart or will it draft a QB?
  • Browns WR Gordon applying for reinstatement

    Cleveland Browns wideout Josh Gordon is applying for NFL reinstatement from suspension, Gordon's business manager, Michael Johnson, told ESPN.
  • Browns put tender on RB Isaiah Crowell

    The Cleveland Browns placed a second-round tender on running back Isaiah Crowell, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday. The two will continue to work on a long-term deal, Rapoport added.
Draft 2017 more
Pick Player
Rd 1, Pick 1 (1)  
Rd 1, Pick 12 (12)  
Rd 2, Pick 1 (33)  
Rd 2, Pick 20 (52)  
Rd 3, Pick 1 (65)  
Rd 4, Pick 1 (108)  
Rd 5, Pick 1 (145)  
Rd 5, Pick 32 (175)  
Rd 5, Pick 38 (181)  
Rd 6, Pick 1 (185)  
Rd 6, Pick 4 (188)  
Scoreboard more
Heinz Field - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 OT T
Cleveland Browns 7 7 0 7 3 24
Pittsburgh Steelers 0 7 0 14 6 27
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Sun, Nov 27 New York Giants 13-27   L
13 Bye
14 Sun, Dec 11 Cincinnati 10-23   L
15 Sun, Dec 18 @ Buffalo 13-33   L
16 Sat, Dec 24 San Diego 20-17   W
17 Sun, Jan 01 @ Pittsburgh 24-27   L
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Injuries more
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Postseason Leaders more
Passing Att Cmp Yds TDs
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Rushing Car Yds Avg TDs
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Receiving Rec Yds Avg TDs
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Transactions more
Date Transaction
3/28 Jamie Meder (DE) Exclusive Rights Signing (exclusive rights signing).
3/27 Matt McCants (T) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
3/20 Brett Maher (K) Free Agent Signing (free agent signing).
3/14 James Wright (WR) Assigned via Waivers (assigned via waivers).
AFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Pittsburgh 11 5 0 .688
Baltimore 8 8 0 .500
Cincinnati 6 9 1 .406
Cleveland 1 15 0 .063

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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Team Profiles

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 03:48 p.m.

    Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell weaves through Pittsburgh defense on 67-yard rush.

  4. Published: Jan. 1, 2017 at 01:53 p.m.

    Cleveland Browns QB Robert Griffin III links up with tight end Gary Barnidge on 4-yard quick hit TD.

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