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Hue Jackson on role: “Whatever they need me to do”

Someone in Cincinnati must know exactly what Hue Jackson’s job is. But good luck getting a clear explanation from either Jackson or his boss about what it might be. “In my own words: Whatever this organization needs me to do,” Jackson said, via Fletcher Page of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “Whatever Marvin thinks I need to [more]

John Dorsey: Gregg Williams will get interview in Browns head coaching search

Browns General Manager John Dorsey met with the media on Wednesday and the team’s upcoming search for a new head coach was the major topic of conversation. There’s obviously a lot of time left before the end of the season, so they can’t line up any interviews with or talk about candidates currently working for [more]

Who will make a play for Le’Veon Bell?

With Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell not playing this year and, in turn, in play to be signed by the highest bidder in March, the question becomes who will the highest bidder be? Key football factors include needing a high-end tailback and having a willingness to let him be a workhorse. Significant cash and cap [more]

Bills cut Terrelle Pryor

The Bills are not messing around. A day after they waived quarterback Nathan Peterman, the Bills have cut receiver Terrelle Pryor, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Pryor, 29, has played for four teams in 2 1/2 seasons and now is in search of his fifth. He had three targets and no catches against the Jets [more]

Bengals announce Hue Jackson hired as special assistant to the head coach

Hue Jackson is working in the NFL again. Jackson, the head coach fired by the Browns two weeks ago, has landed in Cincinnati as an assistant to his old friend Marvin Lewis. Jackson’s title will be Special Assistant to the Head Coach. “I have a great comfort level with Hue and his ability to assist [more]

Gregg Williams gives the Browns extra time off after win

The Browns haven’t enjoyed many victories in recent years, so the opportunities for a victory Monday were rare. So interim coach Gregg Williams gave his suddenly successful team an extra couple of days off after Sunday’s win over the Falcons. He told his players that if they lost, they’d have a day of training camp-style [more]

Report: Hue Jackson joining Bengals staff

Former Browns head coach Hue Jackson didn’t waste any time in finding a new job. He is returning to Cincinnati to re-join Marvin Lewis’ staff, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. Jackson’s role is not yet known. Lewis hired Jackson as his secondary coach/special teams assistant in 2012, a year after the Raiders fired Jackson. [more]

Browns had some fun with wishbone variant

People thought new Browns offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens was joking last week, when discussing his goals for the Falcons game he suggested: “I eventually want to get to the wishbone.” But the Browns did run a variation of the old-school formation Sunday, putting three backs in the backfield with quarterback Baker Mayfield at once for [more]

AFC playoff picture: Patriots take a step back

We’re so accustomed to the Patriots having a bye week in the AFC playoffs that it’s a little shocking to look at the standings right now and realize that this year, it might not happen. Although New England is still the overwhelming favorite to win the AFC East, the results of this week’s games show [more]

Nick Chubb: Now that I’m getting carries, I’m trying to make the most of them

Before he was fired as the Browns head coach, Hue Jackson talked a lot about getting rookie running back Nick Chubb more work. It took Carlos Hyde getting traded to the Jaguars for Chubb to actually see a spike in his usage and the results make you wonder if Jackson might still have the job [more]

Baker Mayfield: I woke up feeling real dangerous

The Browns snapped a four-game losing streak against the Falcons on Sunday and quarterback Baker Mayfield was a big reason why they prevailed. Mayfield was 17-of-20 for 216 yards and three touchdowns in the 28-16 victory. It’s the first three-touchdown game of his brief career and his 151.8 quarterback rating is the best that the [more]

Browns batter the Falcons, 28-16

As it turns out, the Browns had playmakers. They just needed to play them. A pair of rookies who weren’t necessarily given the best chance to succeed led the Browns to an impressive 28-16 win over the Falcons. Quarterback Baker Mayfield turned in his best game so far as a pro, hardly looking like someone [more]

Browns push lead over Falcons to 21-10

The Browns haven’t had much to feel good about this season, but are playing well on both sides of the ball against the Falcons. They just padded their lead to 21-10 in the third quarter, with Duke Johnson catching an 11-yard touchdown pass from Baker Mayfield. Mayfield has been sharp all day, completing 14-of-15 passes [more]

Julio Jones scores again, and reaches milestone

Julio Jones is suddenly a scoring machine. He was already a yardage machine. The Falcons wide receiver crossed the 10,000-yard mark in the second quarter. This is Jones’ 104th game, making him the fastest to that mark in league history. He’s also now sporting a two-game touchdown streak, with a 1-yard touchdown pass from Matt [more]

Browns enjoy a rare early touchdown

The Browns often do things we’ve never seen before. Sunday, they did something they haven’t done all season — score a touchdown in the first quarter. Quarterback Baker Mayfield is off to a perfect start, and hit Rashard Higgins for a 28-yard touchdown pass and a 7-0 lead. Mayfield is off to a 7-of-7 start [more]

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