Pettine has work to do as new Browns coach

Mike Pettine is certain to help get the Cleveland Browns defense to the next level. But his bigger task will be transforming the offense.

Calvin Johnson returns to practice field

Megatron practices again: Good news for the Lions offense and, well, probably their entire organization as a whole. For the first time since sitting out Week 5, Calvin Johnson┬áreturned to┬áthe practice field Thursday. He’s likely to be a game-time decision as the Lions take a short trip to visit Cleveland. We all saw how lethargic Detroit’s offense looked without him. The good news is the Browns play an early game this week, so it’s not like you’ll have to wait around until a late afternoon game and then find out you got hosed. The bad news? Browns DB Joe Haden has shown a pretty good knack for covering the best WR on the opponent’s roster and shutting him down. Plus, […]

Can Hoyer lead Browns offense?

Browns to start third-string QB: Jason Campbell is second on Cleveland’s depth chart, but head coach Rob Chudzinski has decided to start Brian Hoyer when the Browns take a trip to Minnesota for Week 3. Browns GM Mike Lombardi seems enamored with Hoyer, but even the most incurable optimists will have a difficult time making a case that Hoyer will be a productive fantasy QB this week. The Vikings don’t even have to stuff the box and dare Hoyer to beat them in the air, because Cleveland’s running game hasn’t been productive either. The Browns have one offensive touchdown heading into Week 3. As poorly as Minnesota’s defense has played, that number may not change much after this week.   […]

NFL fantasy: Rob Chudzinski offers hope to Browns offense

With Rob Chudzinski now in Cleveland as the head coach, the Browns have a chance to find a little more punch on the offensive side of the football.

What is Browns’ draft strategy?

The Cleveland Browns own an NFL-high 13 selections, including four of the first 67 and two in the first round. The team’s No. 4 overall pick has long been considered a spot that could profoundly impact how the rest of the first round of the draft transpires.

If not Tannehill, definitely not Blackmon for Browns

No one is quite sure what the Cleveland Browns are going to do with the No. 4 overall pick at the NFL draft next week, but one thing is certain, if the team isn’t in love with Ryan Tannehill they shouldn’t be considering Justin Blackmon, says NFL Network’s Mike Mayock.

‘Playbook’: Browns must address offense during offseason

The Browns tilted the balance of their draft picks to the defensive side of the ball last year, but after a dreadful season offensively, this offseason will probably have to be pushed in the other direction.

Browns’ Hillis back at practice, wants No. 1 job back

Peyton Hillis hopes to regain his top spot in the Cleveland backfield this week. Fantasy owners beware, this story has ended badly in past weeks this season.

Browns get stuck in the mud in Cleveland

In a case their beleaguered fanbase has likely already filed under: Omens, Bad, the Browns’ arrival in Indianapolis was delayed nearly four hours on Saturday when the team’s plane got stuck in the mud at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Quite possibly the best sports letter ever

This is absolutely one of the funniest things that has come across the NFL news desk is quite some time.

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