Posts Tagged ‘Cleveland Browns’

Brock Osweiler Starred for Broncos Against Colts on Thursday Night Football Because the NFL in 2017 Is Weird

Friday, December 15th, 2017

It says something for the dysfunctionality of the National Football League that Brock Osweiler doing a passable impersonation of an elite quarterback is fairly low down on the list of weird things to happen so far in 2017. Osweiler's time with the Houston Texans was so grim that they gave the Cleveland Browns a second-round draft pick in 2018 just to be rid of him, marking one of the more extraordinary trades in recent NFL history.

Osweiler helps Broncos past Colts

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Brock Osweiler helped the Denver Broncos to a 25-13 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on Thursday. With one throw in the third quarter, Osweiler reminded everyone why the Houston Texans were willing to spend $72million on him last year. Osweiler's 54-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jeff Heuerman helped lift the Broncos.

NFL-National Football League roundup

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

New Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey didn't wait long to take a shot at the previous regime. Dorsey took the Sashi Brown-led regime to task on Thursday, saying the group led by the former head of football operations failed to give coach Hue Jackson players that could lead the team to victory. Dorsey made it no secret that he respected Jackson, who has seen the Browns post an 0-13 mark this season and 1-28 record under his watch.

Browns’ GM John Dorsey says dumping Kenny Britt “was an easy decision”

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

After a nearly ineffective performance against the Miami Dolphins, it appeared that injuries were finally catching up to the Patriots. A few days after their dreadful Monday Night Football performance, the team moved to sign wide receiver Kenny Britt. Britt is healthy, and Patriots fans will look for him to help out a struggling offense immediately.

John Dorsey: Sashi Brown ‘didn’t get real players,’ cutting Kenny Britt easy

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

New Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey took a shot at Sashi Brown on Thursday, saying the former head of football operations failed to provide coach Hue Jackson players he could win with. "I think as Bill Parcells would always say, you are your record," Dorsey said.

New Browns GM John Dorsey rolls bus over fired exec Sashi Brown

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

The Cleveland Browns hired general manager John Dorsey last week, just hours after firing executive vice president of football operations and de facto G.M. Sashi Brown. New Cleveland Browns general manager John Dorsey should not be counted as a fan of the man he replaced, Sashi Brown.

Cut by Browns, Kenny Britt goes from winless to wins-a-lot, signs with Patriots

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The New England Patriots have played all of this season without receivers Julian Edelman and Malcolm Mitchell, they re-acquired Martellus Bennett only to lose him to injured reserve, and Chris Hogan just returned to the lineup on Monday night after missing the previous four games. Releasing Britt was the Cleveland Browns’ first move after firing general manager Sashi Brown last week and hiring John Dorsey. The Browns signed Britt to a four-year, $32.5 million deal in free agency in March but in nine games he totaled just 18 catches (on 38 targets) for 233 yards and two touchdowns.

Patriots signing Kenny Britt

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Wide receiver Kenny Britt cleared waivers after being dropped by the Browns, which left him eligible to sign with any team as a free agent. Shortly after Field Yates of ESPN reported that Britt was close to signing with the Patriots, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Britt has agreed to a two-year deal in New England. The move would fit in a long tradition of the Patriots taking on veterans who have been discarded by other teams, even if their stay turns out to be brief once the team decides that they aren’t a good fit for the organization.

Browns coach Jackson dismisses idea job still in jeopardy

Monday, December 11th, 2017

A day after dropping to 0-13 for the second straight season and 1-28 in his two years coaching the Browns, Jackson said he doesn't believe a report that new Cleveland general manager John Dorsey wants to hire his own coach. Dorsey, who had a successful four-year run as Kansas City's GM, was hired last week by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam to turn around his moribund franchise. While he fired vice president of football operations Sashi Brown, Haslam announced Jackson would return in 2018 despite the team's struggles.

NFL says Browns complied with the Rooney Rule, won’t say when or how

Monday, December 11th, 2017

The NFL is saying that the Cleveland Browns complied with the Rooney Rule before making a General Manager change, but the league will not provide any details about how, exactly, the Browns complied with the rule. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said today that the Rooney Rule, which requires every NFL team to interview at least one minority before hiring a new head coach or General Manager, was followed when the Browns fired G.M. Sashi Brown and replaced him with John Dorsey.