Cleveland Browns

4th AFC North (0-16-0)

Founded: 1946

Stadium: FirstEnergy Stadium

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  • Hyde: Barkley would be 'great addition' to Browns

    Does the signing of Carlos Hyde mean the Cleveland Browns won't go for former Penn State RB Saquon Barkley in the draft? If it doesn't, Hyde said he'd support the pick.
  • Joe Thomas aims to make decision on future soon

    Joe Thomas will let us know his future within the next week. The Browns left tackle reiterated Tuesday that he will tell the team whether he's returning or retiring before the start of free agency.
  • Gordon remains under Browns' control as an ERFA

    Josh Gordon is no closer to reaching free agency after rejoining the Cleveland Browns for five games late last season. The wide receiver will be an exclusive rights free agent for 2018.
  • Joe Thomas lobbies Cousins to consider Browns

    Scheduled to hit the open market next month, free-agent QB Kirk Cousins is set to become the subject of a massive bidding war for his services. Browns OT Joe Thomas wants to put that contest to bed before it starts.
  • Johnny Manziel set to play in the Spring League

    Johnny Manziel will return to a football field in late March. The ex-Cleveland Browns quarterback announced Wednesday he would be joining The Spring League in Austin, Texas beginning on March 28.
  • Big Ben on Haley: Now we'll face him 'twice a year'

    Todd Haley left Pittsburgh under a cloud of whispers over his fraught relationship with Ben Roethlisberger. The Steelers quarterback took the high road while unpacking his six seasons with Haley.
  • Browns hire Todd Haley as offensive coordinator

    Hue Jackson is getting his playcaller. The Cleveland Browns announced they've hired Todd Haley as the team's new offensive coordinator.
  • Joe Thomas defends Browns keeping Hue Jackson

    Despite winning just one game in two seasons at the helm, Hue Jackson officially has the support of the face of Browns football. Veteran tackle Joe Thomas defended the coach recently in an op-ed.
  • Ben McAdoo interviews for Cleveland OC opening

    Former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo interviewed for the Cleveland Browns' offensive coordinator job on Tuesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports.
  • Browns hire former Packers executive Eliot Wolf

    The Cleveland Browns announced Wednesday they've hired former Green Bay Packers director of football operations Eliot Wolf as the team's new assistant general manager.
  • Joe Haden happy Browns cut him, paid Osweiler

    Joe Haden's exit from the Cleveland Browns was unceremonious, unsurprising and for a team that ended up going 0-16, unnecessary. The corner recently revealed how he felt about his release.
  • Browns finish season 0-16; Jackson will remain HC

    The Cleveland Browns are 0-16. Their inglorious fate was sealed with Sunday's 28-24 loss to the Steelers, despite Pittsburgh sitting Ben Roethlisberger and Le'Veon Bell in the regular-season finale.
  • '17 draft order: Browns hold No. 1 and No. 4 picks

    The conclusion of the first slate of Week 17 games clarified the top four teams in the 2018 NFL Draft order. The Browns (0-16) secured last week the first selection in the draft for the second straight year.
  • Who's safe? Who's out? AFC coaches on hot seat

    Is Mike Mularkey in trouble even if Tennessee makes the postseason? Will Jimmy Haslem keep his word and keep Hue Jackson in Cleveland? Ian Rapoport looks at AFC coaching staffs in flux.
  • Browns GM backtracks on 'real players' comments

    One week after implying that the previous Browns regime had failed in acquiring "real players," newly christened Browns general manager John Dorsey walked back that assessment.
  • Dorsey: Anything but division title unacceptable

    Expectations might not be any lower in an NFL city than they currently are in Cleveland. Just don't tell new GM John Dorsey. The personnel executive has his sights set on the AFC North crown in 2018.
  • Browns GM: Prior regime 'didn't get real players'

    John Dorsey has been on the job in Cleveland less than a week, but the Browns' new GM already made sweeping conclusions about the performance of Sashi Brown and the previous regime.
  • Patriots inking ex-Browns WR Britt to 2-year deal

    NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that Kenny Britt -- four days after being released by new Browns general manager John Dorsey -- is signing a two-year deal with the Patriots.
Draft 2018 more
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Rd 1, Pick 1 (1)  
Rd 1, Pick 4 (4)  
Rd 2, Pick 1 (33)  
Rd 2, Pick 3 (35)  
Rd 2, Pick 32 (64)  
Rd 4, Pick 14 (114)  
Rd 5, Pick 13 (150)  
Rd 6, Pick 1 (175)  
Rd 6, Pick 31 (205)  
Scoreboard more
Heinz Field - Wk 17 1 2 3 4 T
Cleveland Browns 0 14 10 0 24
Pittsburgh Steelers 7 14 7 0 28
Schedule more
Wk Date Opponent Time
12 Sun, Nov 26 @ Cincinnati 16-30   L
13 Sun, Dec 03 @ Los Angeles Chargers 10-19   L
14 Sun, Dec 10 Green Bay 21-27   L
15 Sun, Dec 17 Baltimore 10-27   L
16 Sun, Dec 24 @ Chicago 3-20   L
17 Sun, Dec 31 @ Pittsburgh 24-28   L
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Injuries more
Player (Pos) Injury
No Injuries Reported
Postseason Leaders more
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Transactions more
Date Transaction
3/15 Sammie Coates (WR) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
3/15 Darren Fells (TE) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
3/15 T.J. Carrie (DB) Unrestricted Free Agent Signing (unrestricted free agent signing).
3/15 Jeremy Cash (LB) Waived, No Recall (waived, no recall).
AFC North more
Team W L T Win %
Pittsburgh 13 3 0 .813
Baltimore 9 7 0 .563
Cincinnati 7 9 0 .438
Cleveland 0 16 0 .000

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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: Dec. 31, 2017 at 05:07 p.m.

    Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer connects with wide receiver Rashard Higgins for a 56-yard touchdown; DeShone Kizer's longest pass of the year.

  2. Published: Dec. 31, 2017 at 05:06 p.m.

    Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer connects with wide receiver Josh Gordon for a 56-yard gain.

  3. Published: Dec. 31, 2017 at 03:05 p.m.

    Cleveland Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins gets into the end zone for the second time today.

  4. Published: Dec. 31, 2017 at 02:43 p.m.

    Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett strip sacks Pittsburgh Steelers QB Landry Jones, Browns defensive tackle Caleb Brantley snags the recovery.

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