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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A person familiar with the situation says the Carolina Panthers interviewed Pat Shurmur and Hue Jackson Monday for their vacant offensive coordinator position.Upvote Share Tweet
profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 14, 2013As the Browns search for a General Manager, there’s finally a favorite for the job. And some in the Cleveland media will be happy to know that it’s not Mike Lombardi. Per a league source, Chiefs director of pro personnel Ray Farmer is believed to haveUpvote Share TweetThe Cleveland Browns are close to selling naming rights for their stadium to an energy company based in Akron, Ohio, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday.Upvote Share TweetFirst-year players Trent Richardson and James-Michael Johnson are glad the coaching search is over.Upvote Share TweetFirstEnergy Corp is expected to secure naming rights to Cleveland Browns Stadium, possibly as early as Tuesday.Upvote Share TweetLet's go back to the halcyon days of 2007, when an unheralded sixth-round pick named Derek Anderson outplayed Charlie Frye and Brady Quinn to become the Browns starter. Anderson would make the Pro Bowl and win 10 games as he led Cleveland to its best se…Upvote Share Tweet
The "It" Factor: Before he officially took over as the new owner o…theclevelandfan.com Updated Jan 14, 2013Before he officially took over as the new owner of the Cleveland Browns, Jimmy Haslam III went on a tour to visit his soon-to-be partners in the money printing business better known as the NFL. With the hiring of Rob Chudzinski as the new head coach, it…Upvote Share Tweet
Browns represented during PPK National Finalsclevelandbrowns.com Updated Jan 14, 2013Madison Kandel from Killbuck, Ohio, represented the Browns in the Punt, Pass and Kick National Finals.Upvote Share Tweet
Report that Cleveland Browns' talks broke off with Ken Whisenhunt over control is false, source tells Plain DealerSource tells Plain Dealer that Browns never wanted front office to have say over coaching staff; and that Rob Chudzinski has free rein to hire his own coaches.Upvote Share Tweet
Dennis Manoloff tells 92.3 The Fan that the Browns shouldn't revisit past with Derek AndersonPlain Dealer reporter Dennis Manoloff joined Baskin and Phelps on WKRK FM/92.3 The Fan today to talk Browns.Upvote Share Tweet
Paton out of Browns G.M. mix, but reason isn’t clearprofootballtalk.com Updated Jan 14, 2013In the days after the Browns fired G.M. Tom Heckert, word emerged that the Browns requested permission to interview Vikings assistant G.M. George Paton. But an interview never happened. There are two different versions in league circles as to what happe…Upvote Share Tweet
Browns will have too many defensive linemen if they incorporate 3-4 defense: Comment of the Day"Browns will have too many defensive lineman once they incorporate the 3-4. Expect Phil Taylor or Ruben to be traded. I see Sheard, and Winn as the ends. I can see the Browns picking up best available linebacker or Corner with #1 Pick." - Dawg…Upvote Share TweetAccording to sources, Banner and Whisenhunt could not reach an agreement on how much say the front office would have in rounding out the coaching staff, CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora reported.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Jan 14, 2013Disappointed in how the playoffs' started? With offense everywhere and legends making their mark, for good and bad, the divisional round easily made up for it, writes Peter King.Upvote Share Tweet
NFL mailbag -- Running QBs have leg up, for nowJan 14The pistol and read option have staying power, but defenses will eventually adjust. Plus, reader questions.
Peter King: Offensive outburst, meeting of legends set up conference final…Jan 14DENVER -- Ray Lewis was sick Saturday night, 90 minutes after the Ravens had stunned the Broncos here, and he was waiting in a stadium anteroom to be connected with Deion Sanders for an NFL Network interview. "Flu?'' someone asked him. He nodded in…