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2018 Schedule
7-8-1, 3rd in AFC North
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3dPat McManamon

Source: Mayfield's fine for gesture reduced

The NFL significantly reduced the fine Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield received for a gesture he made on the sidelines during a December win over Cincinnati.

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Freddie Kitchens rounds out his coaching staff, and it includes a former Grey Cup winning coach in the CFL (Chris Jones) and the former defensive coordinator at Alabama (Tosh Lutoi).

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Jarvis Landry will join Myles Garrett, Denzel Ward and (alternate) Joel Bitonio in the Pro Bowl. Landry was added to the roster when Houston receiver DeAndre Hopkins withdrew because of injury. This is the fourth year in a row Landry will play in the game.

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Baker Mayfield was voted NFL Rookie of the Year by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA). Mayfield and cornerback Denzel Ward were voted to the PFWA All-Rookie team. Officially recognized NFL awards will be presented the night before the Super Bowl.

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8dPat McManamon

Kitchens: Browns showed 'guts' to hire me

Freddie Kitchens didn't have the most sparkling resume. He wasn't the smartest candidate, the best dresser or most eloquent speaker. None of that mattered to the Browns. "I know that I'm not a popular choice. I understand that and I don't care," he said.

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Freddie Kitchens said he will continue to call the offensive plays. Todd Monken will have all other offensive coordinator duties, but Kitchens will call the plays.

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Freddie Kitchens said the goal will always be one thing: Hoist the Lombardi Trophy after winning the Super Bowl. "It drives me crazy that people are happy with 7-8-1," he said. "It literally drives me crazy." He added: "We understand that was an improvement, but under no circumstances is that going to be acceptable."

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Freddie Kitchens: "I believe that they made the best decision, and I believe that they believe they made the best decision." He then added that he knows there have been more downs than ups with the Browns since 1999. “But that ends today," he said. "I promise you that.”

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Owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam watch from the front row as GM John Dorsey introduces new coach Freddie Kitchens.

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The Browns announced the official hirings of the coordinators on Freddie Kitchens' coaching staff: Steve Wilks as defensive coordinator, Todd Monken as offensive coordinator and Mike Priefer as special teams coordinator. In addition, the team announced the following hires: Stump Mitchell as running backs/run game coordinator, James Campen as offensive line/associate head coach, Ryan Lindley as quarterback coach, Jody Wright as special assistant to the head coach, Jim Dray as offensive quality control coach and Tyler Tettleton as offensive quality control coach.

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In a release provided by the team, Baker Mayfield offered these thoughts on Freddie Kitchens: "It was great working with and learning from Freddie last year. He has such a creative mind. He creates mismatches and just put guys in position to take advantage of their opportunities. He puts trusts in us as players. He's the same guy every day. I'm really excited about 2019 and the future of the Cleveland Browns.”

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Freddie Kitchens on being named the Browns coach: "It's an honor to be named the head coach of the Cleveland Browns. As I've said before, I think Cleveland and I get along pretty well."

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The Browns officially announced the hiring of Freddie Kitchens as the team's coach. “We had a deliberate and thorough process and one thing became evident -- that Freddie is the best person to lead the Cleveland Browns,” general manager John Dorsey said in the team's release. “We saw firsthand what Freddie is able to do. He showed that he is consistent on a day in and day out basis and that he is a true leader. He helped unify our players in a tough time. He raised the bar for our offense last year, and I have no doubt he is going to raise the bar for our entire team.” Kitchens will be officially introduced at press conference on Monday at noon at FirstEnergy Stadium.

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John Dorsey saw James Campen up close when the two were in Green Bay. That he's interviewing with the Browns is a positive sign. Campen is considered one of the better offensive line coaches in the league. His hire would be a major positive.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mike Priefer tells me he's "juiced" at the opportunity of working for Freddie Kitchens in Cleveland. Once Priefer became a free agent upon his contract expiring on Tuesday, a handful of teams reached out for interviews -- three of which he said he turned down. A whirlwind week for the veteran special teams coordinator included interviews with the Browns, Falcons and Lions. The Vikings also tried to bring Priefer back and offered him a contract before he ultimately signed his deal with the Browns on Friday. Priefer, who was born in Cleveland, says he left the Browns facility "on Cloud 9" and is excited for the next step of his career after eight seasons in Minnesota and a chance to return home for the first time since he coached offensive tackles, tight ends and special teams at Youngstown State in 1997-98.

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Mike Priefer, a Cleveland native, will be the Browns new special teams coordinator, a move first reported by the NFL Network. Priefer, who has been with the Vikings since 2011, takes over for Amos Jones. Steve Wilks, who coached the Cardinals in 2018, is interviewing to be the defensive coordinator.

Team Stats

Passing Yards250.4
Rushing Yards118.3
Points For22.4
Points Against24.5