Bengals now unlikely to match Browns’ offer for Andrew Hawkins

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So, about all of that matched-offer-Julian-Edelman stuff.. Cincinnati wide receiver Andrew Hawkins officially signed the offer sheet proposed to him by the Cleveland Browns, and now it appears the Bengals will not match within their allotted time. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the offer is a four-year deal worth $13.6 million in total—more

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Browns sign Bengals WR Andrew Hawkins to four-year offer sheet

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(Update: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Bengals plan on matching the Browns’ offer. Given the $5.3 million guaranteed in the deal and the Bengals depth chart at wideout, the move is considered a surprise by many who cover the league.) On the first day of free agency the Browns were busy replacing a pair

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Browns 2014 cap space projected to be over $45 million

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Chris Pokorny and our friends over at Dawgs By Nature have done some math and determined that the Browns should have somewhere north of $45 million available in cap space for the upcoming off-season. We all knew it would be a great deal of money, so it’s not a surprise, but even more than last

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Steelers Depot helps break down the Browns and their coaching search – WFNY Podcast – 2014-01-15

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Dave Bryan from Steelers Depot (@SteelersDepot) is one of the best podcast guests we have. He’s super knowledgable, and is always great at breaking down what’s happening without the rose-colored glasses. Dave Bryan and not being a homer for the Steelers Is there ever a justification for firing a coach after one year? Brian Hoyer

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Mike Zimmer joins Minnesota; Browns left as only opening

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The Minnesota Vikings have hired Mike Zimmer as their new head coach, leaving the Cleveland Browns as the only head coaching vacancy in the NFL. Zimmer, 57, is the six-year Cincinnati Bengals defensive coordinator. He also spent seven years as the coordinator in Dallas and one in Atlanta. He previously has 15 years of college

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Will Browns be motivated enough to dash Steelers playoff hopes?

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I have no doubt that on Sunday the Cleveland Browns players will be trying to win as they’re somewhere near a touchdown underdog on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers. I don’t believe that players and coaches involved in an NFL schedule think about the NFL draft or anything other than doing their jobs and

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NFL News: Cincinnati’s Domata Peko fined for penalty in Browns game

Domata Peko, defensive tackle for the Cincinnati Bengals, was hit with a $7,875 fine by the NFL for a late-hit penalty in last Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns. The hit in question, which has been presented in a GIF by the Bengals blog Cincy Jungle, was with 3:48 left in the fourth quarter. Shortly

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The Diff: Stats on the Browns’ depressing loss to Cincinnati

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The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I wrote about the fascinating new SportVU data and early Cavaliers shooting charts. This week, it’s over to football to talk in “Fun With Numbers”-style about the Cleveland Browns’ horrific

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Pic: Browns fans show creativity in their team’s futility

Cleveland Browns fans rule. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again. Maybe it grows tiresome to some how this city’s fans dwell on negativity, but I still find it amazing how willingly they still show up all the time. Check out this coordinated duo who posed for this picture (via Reddit) yesterday at

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NFL: Browns Phil Taylor takes hysterical dive trying to draw penalty

Phil Taylor acts like he was in The Last Boy Scout and someone ran down the field with a handgun. Good for the referees they didn’t fall for it. Anderson Varejao gives his approval. [Related: Councilman: Goal of stadium upgrade is “to improve the Browns’ bottom line”]    

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Browns-Bengals Inactives For Week 11

The inactives for today’s AFC North tilt between the Browns and Bengals have been announced. For the 4-5 Browns, who are pretty healthy overall, there are no lineup changes and no real surprises on the inactive list either. For Cleveland, the seven inactives are tight end/wildcat star Marquise Gray, linebacker Brandon Magee, four offensive lineman

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Browns-Bengals: Three Things For Power In The AFC North

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Today’s the biggest game the Browns have played in quite some time. With Cincinnati’s bye next week, a win today would setup the Browns needing a win over the Steelers to pull to even with the Bengals in the AFC North race. First things first, however, so let’s talk about how the Browns can pull

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Scott Raab on Richie Incognito, Jonathan Martin, the media, the Cavs and going for two – WFNY Podcast – 2013-11-11

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This week, with the Browns on the bye, Scott and I spent a lot of time talking about things that weren’t specifically related to Cleveland sports. We talked about the ongoing story of the Dolphins. We talked about the word “bullying” vs. the actual harassment. We talked about Richie Incognito and his checkered past. We

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Cleveland Browns make it two in a row, beat the Bengals!

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The Cleveland Browns did not get the memo on tanking the season with the Trent Richardson trade. The Browns beat the Bengals 17-6 to take their season record to 2-2. They beat an AFC North rival, which is always bonus. They did it at home. Most importantly, they did it on the same day they

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Jordan Cameron collects fifth receiving touchdown of 2013

The Cleveland Browns jumped out to a 7-0 lead on a Brian Hoyer connection to Jordan Cameron in the corner of the end zone. That touchdown was Cameron’s fifth of the season in the just the first quarter of the fourth game of the year. A year ago, Cameron had only one TD catch in

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Week 4: Browns-Bengals Open Thread

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Brownie’s BACK! The Cleveland version of the Battle of Ohio takes place today. Both teams are coming off of wins in the final minute last week, and a win could pull the Browns to .500, a position that looked impossible as little as two weeks ago. Here are a few keys that I’m going to

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The Diff: Kickers, running efficiency and the AFC North

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The Diff is your weekly WFNY look into the amazing world of sports statistics. For a complete log of articles, click this link. Last week, I wrote about Chris Perez’s future in Cleveland, stealing off my colleague Jon. Now, I’m sharing some NFL stats as the season begins tonight. Billy Cundiff as a solid kicker

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ESPN predicts the Cleveland Browns to go 6-10, finish last in AFC North

The Cleveland Browns are likely a much improved team, but will still not gain ground in the standings of the AFC North. That’s the prediction by Jamison Hensley of ESPN. The Cleveland Browns will end up being the most improved team in the AFC North and will still finish in last place. That’s how tough

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More on the Cleveland Browns acquisition of John Moffitt

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The Browns acquired John Moffitt yesterday for Brian Sanford to help shore up their offensive line. This was certainly a good idea considering the injuries sustained to Jason Pinkston and Shawn Lauvao recently. So the Browns acquired a lineman entering his third season with 17 career games played and 15 starts to his name. Most

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Ranking the teams in the AFC North: Cleveland Browns Roundtable

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There’s no doubt the AFC North is under construction this season. It stands to reason that this could be one of the bigger years of upheaval in the division considering the Ravens Super Bowl victory and subsequent player departures. So, how does the WFNY crew think the division shakes out this year? (Also see our

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