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Report: George Paton “wasn’t entirely comfortable” with Browns G.M. job

It’s critical that the 2020 Browns consist of a power structure that resides at all times on the same page. That apparently wouldn’t have happened if Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton had taken the G.M. job there. Via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, Paton removed his name from consideration for the Browns G.M. job because [more]

George Paton out of running for Browns G.M.

Vikings assistant General Manager George Paton looked like the frontrunner to be named the Browns General Manager early this week, but it appears Cleveland will be going in a different direction. Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that Paton has pulled out of consideration for the job. The news comes two days after Paton was [more]

Sashi Brown decries “rash of change” in Cleveland

Sashi Brown didn’t get much time to turn the Browns around. He’d like to see what will happen if anyone ever does. Brown, who was put in charge of the Browns’ personnel department in 2016 and fired in 2017, told the Akron Beacon Journal that he wants the Browns to pick a leader in their [more]

Report: Ben McAdoo at Browns facility

The Browns may or may not be hiring an offensive coordinator. They may or may not be talking to Ben McAdoo about that opening. According to Jake Trotter of ESPN.com, the former Giants head coach is in the Browns facility, though it’s unclear if he’s interviewing for a job. It’s hard to imagine why he’d [more]

Kareem Hunt cited for speeding, not cited for marijuana found in car

Police officers found marijuana in a car being driven by Browns running back Kareem Hunt during a traffic stop this week, but Hunt won’t be charged with a crime or cited by authorities. An incident report obtained by 92.3 The Fan says that officers from the Rocky River police department in Ohio detected the odor [more]

Report: Browns add Drew Petzing to coaching staff

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski worked with Drew Petzing in Minnesota last year and he’ll work with him again in Cleveland this year. Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that the Browns are hiring Petzing to their staff. The news comes shortly after word broke that Petzing would not remain on the Vikings’ staff for [more]

“Remains to be seen” if Browns add offensive coordinator to staff

The Browns don’t have a defensive coordinator at the moment, although the expectation is that they will be hiring Joe Woods to fill that role once he is done with his work as the 49ers defensive backs coach. They also don’t have an offensive coordinator and it’s less certain that will change. Head coach Kevin [more]

Browns retaining three assistant coaches for Kevin Stefanski’s staff

The Cleveland Browns announced Wednesday night they are retaining three members of Freddie Kitchens’ coaching staff to serve under new head coach Kevin Stefanski. Special teams coordinator Mike Priefer, assistant special teams coach Doug Colman and run game coordinator/running backs coach Stump Mitchell are the three holdovers from the previous staff. “(They’re) some really good [more]

Kevin Stefanski will meet with Odell Beckham on Thursday

New Browns coach Kevin Stefanski will meet with star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. on Thursday at the team facility to share his expectations. “I’m looking forward to sitting down with Odell face to face,” Stefanski said Wednesday, via Ben Axelrod of WKYC. “I haven’t had the chance to do that yet, and I get the [more]

Freddie Kitchens “not a lock” to end up on Giants staff

The Giants could hire Freddie Kitchens, which was reported Tuesday. But they might not, Dan Duggan of TheAthletic.com reports. Kitchens has other options and is “not a lock” to make it to New York, per Duggan. Kitchens and new Giants coach Joe Judge worked together at Mississippi State. The Giants have an opening for a [more]

George Paton wraps up second interview with Browns

George Paton completed his second interview with the Browns and headed back to Minnesota, Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com reports. The sides will take time to see if it’s a fit. The Vikings’ assistant General Manager appears the favorite for the Browns’ General Manager job, though. Paton spent 13 years with new Browns coach Kevin [more]

George Paton having second Browns G.M. interview Wednesday

George Paton met with the Browns about their General Manager vacancy in Minnesota recently and they’ve brought him down to Cleveland for a second conversation. Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports that Paton, currently the Vikings G.M., is in town for a second interview with the Browns. If it goes well, the process could move [more]

Report: Jim Dray joining Cardinals staff as assistant coach

Former Arizona Cardinals tight end Jim Dray is returning to the desert to join Kliff Kingsbury’s staff as an assistant coach, per Field Yates of ESPN.com. Dray spent last season as an offensive quality control coach under Freddie Kitchens with the Cleveland Browns in his first year in coaching. Dray spent eight seasons in the [more]

Freddie Kitchens, Jody Wright reportedly joining Giants’ staff

Former Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens is joining the Giants’ coaching staff, Mark Zenith of AL.com reports. Kitchens’ role is unclear with Jason Garrett already on staff as offensive coordinator. Kitchens’ hiring comes as no surprise given his relationship with new head coach Joe Judge. The two worked together at Mississippi State. Speculation linking Kitchens [more]

New England Patriots nearly became the St. Louis Stallions

In an earlier item regarding the 26th anniversary of the purchase of the Patriots by Robert Kraft, it was mentioned that the Patriots may have left Boston but for their acquisition by Kraft. Some have expressed surprise and/or disbelief regarding that assertion, but it’s true. James Orthwein, a St. Louis native, bought the Patriots from [more]

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