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Freddie Kitchens was grateful to be last Browns candidate

The Browns had a two-month head start, which gave them time to talk to plenty of potential head coaches. Freddie Kitchens was the last one to get a chance, and that was just the way he wanted it. The new Browns boss told Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America that he was glad [more]

Chiefs will pick 29th, Packers 30th in 2019 NFL Draft

The Saints pushed the cost of Marcus Davenport away, almost as far as they could have. With yesterday’s conference championship games in the books, most of the 2019 NFL Draft order is now known. The Chiefs will pick 29th overall after losing to the Patriots, and the Packers own the 30th spot, after last year’s [more]

Report: Baker Mayfield has fine reduced to $1,700

Baker Mayfield isn’t even playing, and he’s cashing in this week. The Browns quarterback had his fine for a lewd gesture reduced on appeal, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The league fined Mayfield $10,026 for a sideline celebration with coach Freddie Kitchens during a Dec. 23 game against the Bengals. Mayfield [more]

Browns announce nine members of coaching staff

Reports of new members of the Browns coaching staff have dribbled in throughout the week and the Browns confirmed them on Friday afternoon. The team announced nine members of head coach Freddie Kitchens’ staff overall. Wide receivers coach Adam Henry and defensive backs coach DeWayne Walker will return from the 2018 staff and the team [more]

Browns expected to add Joe Whitt

The Browns are expected to hire Joe Whitt Jr. for the defensive staff, Zac Jackson of The Athletic. Whitt coached in Green Bay since 2008 but was let go by new coach Matt LaFleur. Whitt spent nine seasons as secondary/cornerbacks coach for the Packers before earning a promotion to passing game coordinator last January. He [more]

Attitude, swagger attracted Adam Gase to Gregg Williams

Jets coach Adam Gase will run the offense in New York. He needed someone to run the defense. And he ran to former Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. “I’ve know him for 10 to 12 years,” Gase told the #PFTPM podcast. “He’s somebody that I’ve gone against multiple times. I’ve always enjoyed facing him because [more]

Alabama defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi hired by Browns

Alabama defensive coordinator Tosh Lupoi is headed to Cleveland to join the Browns, Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reports. Lupoi will join Freddie Kitchens’ staff as the defensive line coach. Lupoi was the primary recruiter for Tua Tagovailoa, Jonah Wililams, Najee Harris and Raekwon Davis, among others, and known as one of the nation’s top [more]

Browns hire Al Holcomb to coach linebackers

The Browns brought in former Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks as defensive coordinator, and now they’ve brought his defensive coordinator with him. According to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, the Browns have hired Holcomb as their linebackers coach/run game coordinator. Wilks took Holcomb with him to Arizona after they worked together in Carolina, though [more]

Jarvis Landry to Pro Bowl in place of DeAndre Hopkins

The Browns have a fourth representative in the Pro Bowl. The team announced on Wednesday that wide receiver Jarvis Landry has been added to the AFC roster for the game in Orlando on January 27. He will take the place of Texans wideout DeAndre Hopkins. “It’s always an honor to be named to the Pro [more]

CFL coach Chris Jones taking a job with Browns

Saskatchewan Roughriders head coach Chris Jones is leaving the Canadian Football League for the Browns, David William Naylor of TSN reports. Jones will take a job in a defensive capacity, though his exact title is unclear. New Browns coach Freddie Kitchens quarterbacked Alabama in 1997 when Jones was a graduate assistant. Jones served as head [more]

Report: Jets finalizing deal to make Gregg Williams defensive coordinator

We’ll have to wait until Gregg Williams’ next media availability to find out how many job offers he’s received since the Browns passed on making him their permanent head coach, but it appears he’s settled on the one he wants to take. Williams was linked to the Jets after Adam Gase was hired as the [more]

Coaches should ditch the suits for their introductory press conferences

Once upon a time, some coaches wore suits on the sidelines. Today, they’re walking, talking ads for the latest merchandise that fans can purchase at NFLShop.com. But coaches still wear suits to their introductory press conferences. And, as discussed on Tuesday’s PFT Live, they shouldn’t. They’re clearly uncomfortable in clothing they rarely otherwise wear. So [more]

Freddie Kitchens will report to John Dorsey, not Jimmy Haslam

For all the things new Browns coach Freddie Kitchens said during his introductory press conference, the most important for the Browns might be what wasn’t said by a certain person. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, owner Jimmy Haslam wasn’t at the podium and didn’t take questions from reporters — unlike [more]

Report: Bills, Browns interview former Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin

The Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns have each hosted former Green Bay Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin for interviews, according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com. While the specific position Philbin has interviewed for was not specified, he had previously interviewed for the offensive line job with the Minnesota Vikings. Cleveland has already hired an [more]

Freddie Kitchens will continue calling plays for Browns

Freddie Kitchens spent eight games calling the offensive plays for the Browns in 2018 and the team’s 5-3 record in those games helped vault him into the head coaching job, so his answer to a question about whether he’ll continue calling plays probably didn’t come as a great surprise. Kitchens said that he will continue [more]

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