Former Atlanta Falcon tight end Austin Hooper has signed a lucrative contract with the Cleveland Browns worth reportedly $10-$11 million per season.
Unfortunately for fans around the world the 100th season of the NFL has come to an end and what a season it was. It’s now time for a pivotal offseason.
Following the Minnesota Vikings' Divisional Round exit, the Browns announced the hiring of Vikings offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski as their new head coach.
According to a report from NFL insider Tom Pelissero, the Cleveland Browns are going to interview Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz for their head coaching vacancy, following the sacking of Freddie Kitchens.
After last year’s promising end to the season under interim head coach Gregg Williams and offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens, there were high hopes for the Cleveland Browns this season. That was especially so after the high-profile trade for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr from the New York Giants, with many predicting Cleveland to end their long running playoff drought.
The NFL has already seen its first head coach casualty this season with Washington’s Jay Gruden paying the price for a sub .500-win loss record during his time in the nation’s capital. The rate of turnover at the top position in the league is well noted with eight vacancies appearing during or at the conclusion of last season.
The 2019 NFL trade deadline passed with little fanfare. Just one deal came to pass on the day and it was made by a team who had previously been dealing away for fun. Aqib Talib is the newest member of the Miami Dolphins, moving on from the Los Angeles Rams.
With the NFL trade deadline rapidly approaching, time is running out for some of the premier NFL talent on the trade block to move on to pasture's new. At the forefront is Washington Redskins left tackle Trent Williams.
This most recent edition of Monday Night Football presented a fascinating match-up between two of the NFL's most intriguing teams. Both the San Francisco 49ers and the Cleveland Browns kicked off on Monday night following a win and eager to prove to the rest of the NFL that they're not pretenders.
Very few analysts and talking heads would have expected the Browns to have come out with a win against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night. However, after holding Sean McVay’s offence to just 20 points in this matchup in Ohio, fans in Believeland will be cursing their team’s mistakes and inability to execute.
A loss on Monday, and Cleveland’s new gods will be facing a herculean task just to remain relevant by the halfway point of the season.
The Browns are a five-and-a-half-point favourite, and rightfully so. But the Titans stack up more than well against Cleveland and could be a team quickly rocketing in their playoff odds, and a very deserving Week 1 underdog pick.
The Browns are likely to get into playoffs but I’m more cautious in predicting it as a wild card berth rather than as division winners. It may take this team time to gel and it’s going to be difficult for them to live up to the lofty expectations immediately.