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Report says team will pursue Penn State's Bill O'Brien: Clevela…

Report says team will pursue Penn State's Bill O'Brien: Cleveland Browns Insider

cleveland.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 30, 2012
The Penn State coach was an assistant with Bill Belichick in New England before going to State College, Pa., for the 2012 season.
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  • Emotions run high with Browns and Steelers after questionable h…

    Emotions run high with Browns and Steelers after questionable hits

    cleveland.com Dec 30, 2012
    What was a meaningless game in the standings turned into a nasty affair on the field Sunday afternoon.
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  • Thad Lewis impresses in NFL debut despite Cleveland Browns' los…

    Thad Lewis impresses in NFL debut despite Cleveland Browns' loss

    cleveland.com ESPN.com Dec 30, 2012
    Lewis hardly resembled the human white flag some expected when it was announced Friday the Browns would start him because of shoulder injuries to Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy.
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  • In Jimmy Haslam and Joe Banner, Cleveland Browns fans have no a…

    In Jimmy Haslam and Joe Banner, Cleveland Browns fans have no alternative but to trust: Terry Pluto

    There is one difference between this mass firing and all the others since 1999. It's no longer the Lerner family doing the hiring and firing.
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  • Steelers finish on 'positive note'

    Steelers finish on 'positive note'

    PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers finished the 2012 season with a 24-10 victory over the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field Sunday.
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  • Dancing, Yawning, And Picking Our Noses Into The Sunset: Your S…

    Dancing, Yawning, And Picking Our Noses Into The Sunset: Your Sunday NFL GIF Roundup

    deadspin.com Dec 30, 2012
    We'll be putting all our GIFs for the day here, from every last person in the league-coaches, players, mascots-breaking out that one dance move they've been saving up all year, to a referee in New Orleans thinking he could pick his nose because no one
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  • Browns-Steelers Postgame Notes

    Browns-Steelers Postgame Notes

    clevelandbrowns.com Dec 30, 2012
    PITTSBURGH -- Here are the postgame notes from Sunday's Browns-Steelers game.
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  • The Weekend Wrap: Our long civic nightmare is over. Well, the t…

    The Weekend Wrap: Our long civic nightmare is over. Well, the teams…

    theclevelandfan.com Dec 30, 2012
    Our long civic nightmare is over. Well, the teams still stink and there’s a question as to whether the next coach of the Browns will know his arse from a facemask, but at least a guy we KNOW doesn’t know his arse from a facemask is soon to be the ex-c
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  • Browns at Steelers: Post-game show with Glenn Moore and Dennis …

    Browns at Steelers: Post-game show with Glenn Moore and Dennis Manoloff

    cleveland.com Dec 30, 2012
    Join our post-game show with cleveland.com's Glenn Moore and The Plain Dealer's Dennis Manoloff.
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  • 13 Questions for 2013

    13 Questions for 2013

    theclevelandfan.com Dec 30, 2012
    Well, it's official. The Browns are under new management, from the owner all the way down to the head coach and, probably, most of the assistant coaches. What an unpredictable year in Cleveland professional sports this has been! Nonetheless, we'll attem…
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  • Cleveland Browns likely short list of GM candidates includes Ar…

    Cleveland Browns likely short list of GM candidates includes Arizona's Steve Keim and Buffalo's Doug Whaley

    cleveland.com Dec 30, 2012
    The Browns will begin interviewing GM candidates soon. The list might include Buffalo's Doug Whaley, Arizona's Steve Keim and Jason Licht and Kansas City's Jay Famer.
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  • Browns have focused their search on a narrow group

    Browns have focused their search on a narrow group

    profootballtalk.com Dec 30, 2012
    In June, when former Eagles president Joe Banner appeared on PFT Live to discuss his plans for the future, he said he intends to land with a team that requires a turnaround. There’s no way to turnaround the Browns without turning the page on the current
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  • Lewis, Hardesty to start

    Lewis, Hardesty to start

    clevelandbrowns.com Dec 30, 2012
    PITTSBURGH -- Quarterback Thaddeus Lewis and running back Montario Hardesty will start for the Cleveland Browns today against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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  • Steelers-Browns inactives

    Steelers-Browns inactives

    ESPN.com Dec 30, 2012
    Here are today's inactives for the Browns-Steelers game: BROWNS: RB Trent Richardson, QB Brandon Weeden, QB Colt McCoy, CB Sheldon Brown, TE Jordan Cameron, LB Adrian Moten and OL Jarrod Shaw. STEELERS: QB Byron Leftwich, NT Alameda Ta'amu, WR Justin Ki…
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  • Wake-up: Is Arians on Browns' radar?

    Wake-up: Is Arians on Browns' radar?

    ESPN.com Dec 30, 2012
    Here is what is happening around the division heading into this season's final regular-season games: RAVENS: After being selected to his third Pro Bowl, running back Ray Rice rewarded his blockers by giving them each 46-inch flat screen televisions. "I’
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  • NFL Week 17: Game previews and picks

    NFL Week 17: Game previews and picks

    cleveland.com Dec 30, 2012
    Get our experts' picks on the Browns-Steelers game, plus capsule previews and Dennis Manoloff's predictions for the other games on the final Sunday of the NFL regular season.
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  • Browns at Steelers: Keys to the Game

    Browns at Steelers: Keys to the Game

    cleveland.com Dec 30, 2012
    Just because the standings say the game is meaningless, though, does not make it so. Fans in both cities, no matter which team has the upper hand at the moment, subscribe to the notion that Steelers-Browns transcends won-lost records. If the game were p…
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  • Browns Town: A graphic look ahead to the Steelers game on Sunda…

    Browns Town: A graphic look ahead to the Steelers game on Sunday

    cleveland.com Dec 30, 2012
    Plain Dealer artist Chris Morris and the Plain Dealer sports staff present "Browns Town, an Illustrated Journal of the 2012 Cleveland Browns season" every weekend with the preview section for that Sunday's game.
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  • NFL coach-GM carousel about to begin a wild ride - Sunday Kicko…

    NFL coach-GM carousel about to begin a wild ride - Sunday Kickoff

    cleveland.com Dec 30, 2012
    Browns GM Tom Heckert knows he will be in demand if he ends up leaving Cleveland.
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  • Video - Sunday Blitz: Browns-Steelers Recap 01:11

    Sunday Blitz: Browns-Steelers Recap

    Dec 30
    Cary Chow and Cris Carter break down the Steelers' 24-10 win over the Browns.
  • Video - Browns postgame press conference 02:51

    Browns postgame press conference

    Dec 30
    Browns react following game with Steelers
  • Video - Browns postgame press conference 02:51

    Browns postgame press conference

    Dec 30
    Browns react following game with Steelers
  • Video - Steelers Close Season With A Win 00:28

    Steelers Close Season With A Win

    Dec 30
    Ben Roethlisberger threw three touchdown passes in the Steelers' 24-10 win over the Browns.

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