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Rob Chudzinski declines to discuss Brandon Weeden: Cleveland Br…

Rob Chudzinski declines to discuss Brandon Weeden: Cleveland Browns Insider

The new Browns' coach did not discuss any players at his introductory news conference, but Chudzinski's vertical passing game would seem to be well-suited to Weeden's skills.
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  • Cleveland Browns defense could be 3-4, 4-3, or a mixture of bot…

    Cleveland Browns defense could be 3-4, 4-3, or a mixture of both

    cleveland.com Jan 11, 2013
    Coach Rob Chudzinski says his team will play an attacking style of defense, and how the players line up will be up to the defensive coordinator. But hybrid schemes are becoming popular in the NFL and Chudzinski says the Browns have the versatility to do…
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  • Fukudome returns to Japan after 5 years in MLB

    Fukudome returns to Japan after 5 years in MLB

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    Former major league outfielder Kosuke Fukudome has returned to Japan where he will play for the Hanshin Tigers of the Central League.
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  • Browns hire Rob Chudzinski: Dennis Manoloff's analysis (video)

    Browns hire Rob Chudzinski: Dennis Manoloff's analysis (video)

    cleveland.com Jan 11, 2013
    Can Rob Chudzinski make an impact in his first season with the Cleveland Browns’ current roster? What’s priority No. 1 on defense? CineSport's Noah Coslov asks The Plain Dealer's Dennis Manoloff.
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  • Indians Around the Horn: Outfield

    Indians Around the Horn: Outfield

    MLB.com Jan 11, 2013
    Roughly one month remains until the start of Spring Training. The sound of baseballs popping in gloves. The smell of freshly trimmed outfield grass. It's all right around the corner. That makes this a good time to go Around the Horn, taking a look at th…
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  • Former OF Bradley charged with domestic abuse

    Former OF Bradley charged with domestic abuse

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Former Los Angeles Dodgers and Seattle Mariners outfielder Milton Bradley has been charged with abusing his estranged wife and faces up to 13 years in jail if convicted, city prosecutors announced Friday.
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  • McFarland to get a look as a starter in camp

    McFarland to get a look as a starter in camp

    MLB.com Jan 11, 2013
    The Orioles selected left-hander T.J. McFarland from the Indians during the Rule 5 Draft at the Winter Meetings, and while it's typically easier to retain those players by stashing them in the bullpen, the plan remains to give the 23-year-old a look as …
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  • Panthers ask to interview Hue Jackson for OC job

    Panthers ask to interview Hue Jackson for OC job

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    The Panthers are already moving on finding a replacement for Rob Chudzinski, who was hired as the new Browns head coach today. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Panthers asked permission to interview Bengals assistant coach Hue Jackson f…
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  • Broncos head to postseason healthy

    Broncos head to postseason healthy

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    As the Denver Broncos prepare for the first playoff game of the Peyton Manning era, only one player is out due to injury. Cornerback Tracy Porter has been scratched due to the lingering effects of a concussion he suffered against the Browns on December …
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  • Marc Trestman says he hasn’t gotten Bears job

    Marc Trestman says he hasn’t gotten Bears job

    profootballtalk.com Jan 11, 2013
    We heard nothing from the Bears about Jimmy Johnson’s tweet regarding Marc Trestman getting the Bears job, plenty of doubt from those that cover the team for a living and, now, a denial from Trestman himself. Johnson tweeted that two of his former assis
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  • The Chip & Chud Conundrum

    The Chip & Chud Conundrum

    theclevelandfan.com Jan 11, 2013
    Let’s say you need a new pair of pants. (And considering at least three quarters of you reading this are male, this isn’t a strictly hypothetical scenario.) You’ve got a 30% off coupon, but it expires today, and the store closes in 10 minutes. You r
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  • Pat Shurmur, 2010: Cleveland Browns Coach Hire Rewind (Part 5)

    Pat Shurmur, 2010: Cleveland Browns Coach Hire Rewind (Part 5)

    cleveland.com Jan 11, 2013
    Just like all of the rest, the Browns were optimistic when they hired coach Pat Shurmur.
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  • Opportunity Knocks again

    Opportunity Knocks again

    CNNSI.com Jan 11, 2013
    Three years ago, Ryan Longwell was robbed of the chance to kick the Vikings to the Super Bowl. Now with the Seahawks. Peter King examines if Longwell can rewrite history?
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  • Bernie Kosar's head injury treatments draw skeptics, applause (…

    Bernie Kosar's head injury treatments draw skeptics, applause (gallery)

    cleveland.com Jan 11, 2013
    Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar's news conference about his head-injury treatments is pulling in a wide range of comments and observations.
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  • Late Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell is a Hall of Fame finali…

    Late Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell is a Hall of Fame finalist for the second time

    cleveland.com ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    Modell was the last owner to win a major championship in Cleveland, but moved the Browns in 1995
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  • Wake-up call: Ngata contemplates future

    Wake-up call: Ngata contemplates future

    ESPN.com Jan 11, 2013
    It was just another uneventful day in the AFC North on Thursday. The Ravens are getting ready for Saturday's playoff game, the Steelers waived Chris Rainey after the running back was arrested on a battery charge and the Browns hired a new head coach. Ye…
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  • Browns hire Rob Chudzinski: Reaction on social media

    Browns hire Rob Chudzinski: Reaction on social media

    cleveland.com Jan 11, 2013
    Where were you when you heard the Browns hired Rob Chudzinski as their head coach and what did you think? Read the initial reaction from NFL experts as well as Browns fans on Twitter and Facebook and then tell us what you think of the hire in the commen…
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  • About Last Night: Browns Get Their Chud On

    About Last Night: Browns Get Their Chud On

    grantland.com Jan 11, 2013
    In case you were out pretending like you've seen and have an opinion about Oscar nominee Amour, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday. The Cl...
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  • Video - Rob Chudzinski Excited 00:37

    Rob Chudzinski Excited

    Jan 11
    Rob Chudzinski introduced as Browns coach.
  • Video - Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam introduces Rob Chudzinski as new HC 02:15

    Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam introduces Rob Chudzinski as new HC

    Jan 11
    Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam introduces the Browns new head coach Rob Chudzinski in a press conference with the media, and Chudzinski briefly talks about his immediate plans with the Browns.
  • Video - Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam introduces Rob Chudzinski as new HC 02:15

    Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam introduces Rob Chudzinski as new HC

    Jan 11
    Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam introduces the Browns new head coach Rob Chudzinski in a press conference with the media, and Chudzinski briefly talks about his immediate plans with the Browns.
  • Video - Sources: Browns To Pursue Norv Turner 00:55

    Sources: Browns To Pursue Norv Turner

    Jan 11
    Ed Werder discusses the Browns' reported interest in hiring Norv Turner as offensive coordinator.

Sports Columnists

  • NBA - Oklahoma City Thunder's Kevin Durant starting to show off his mean s…

    Jan 11
    Kevin Durant is starting to show the entire NBA how competitive he really is, writes J.A. Adande.
  • Don Banks: Niners-Patriots tops best potential Super Bowl matchups

    Jan 11
    The NFL's divisional round means we're down to the league's elite eight in the playoffs, and that's when the Super Bowl pairing starts to first come into view. There are still 16 potential matchups for Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans next month, and her…
  • Dallas Mavericks in touch with Greg Oden's agent, source says

    Jan 11
    Count the Dallas Mavericks among the list of NBA teams who are keeping an eye on former No. 1 overall pick Greg Oden.
  • Peter King: Ryan Longwell gets chance to rewrite history

    Jan 11
    RENTON, Wash. -- It's so strange to see Ryan Longwell here, out of retirement, into the NFL's Final Eight. This is the day he should have been doing a light jog, just to stay loose as his final pre-race prep for Sunday's Walt Disney World Marathon, whic…