A Look at the 2017 Browns Schedule with a Glance at the Good and the Bad

The 2017 NFL Schedule is out as well as the 2017 Cleveland Browns Schedule, and here’s a look at the slate for the upcoming season, with the home games in bold:

Sep. 10 Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00 PM

Sep. 17 at Baltimore Ravens 1:00 PM

Sep. 24 at Indianapolis Colts 1:00 PM

Oct. 1 Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 PM

Oct. 8 New York Jets 1:00 PM

Oct. 15 at Houston Texans 1:00 PM

Oct. 22 Tennessee Titans 1:00 PM

Oct. 29 Minnesota Vikings (London) 9:30 AM

Nov. 5 BYE

Nov. 12 at Detroit Lions 1:00 PM

Nov. 19 Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00 PM

Nov. 26 at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 PM

Dec. 3 at Los Angeles Chargers 4:05 PM

Dec. 10 Green Bay Packers 1:00 PM

Dec. 17 Baltimore Ravens 1:00 PM

Dec. 24 at Chicago Bears 1:00 PM

Dec. 31 at Pittsburgh Steelers 1:00 PM

What’s Good about this Schedule: Not a lot, but they do start the year at home, but it’s against the Steelers, and overall they have three of their first five at home, and they need to win those games to start to build some confidence for a team that won one game in 2016.

What’s Bad about this Schedule: Two straight to end the season, and a stretch where they won’t see a real home game in Cleveland from October 29th when they travel to London till November 19th when they finally come home to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Browns Still Pushing for a Deal with New England for QB Jimmy Garoppolo

The Browns will still try to trade for Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, league sources told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and they now have an extra second-round pick in 2018 to pull it off.

They acquired Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler and the 2018 second-round pick in exchange for a 2017 fourth-round pick (No. 142, compensatory). They also got the Texans sixth-round pick (No. 188).

Essentially, they moved up from the fourth-round to the second for $16 million — the price of Osweiler’s guaranteed contract.

They might either trade or release Osweiler, because the trade was all about getting the pick and not about the quarterback.

The Browns have the ammunition to acquire Jimmy Garoppolo and will try to put together a strong package that the Patriots will accept.

The Browns have two first-round picks and two second-rounders this year, and now three second-round picks in 2018.

The Browns will likely be willing to part with their No. 12 overall pick this year for Garoppolo, and at least one of the second-round picks next year.

One league source close to the situation said the Browns’ No. 12 likely won’t get it done, and that the Patriots will want the Browns’ No. 1 overall pick this year.

Browns Still Don’t Look Like They Will Franchise WR Terrelle Pryor

The Browns still have no plans to franchise receiver Terrelle Pryor, a league source told Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The deadline to do so is Wednesday at 4 p.m.

The franchise number for wide receivers will be upwards of $15 million for 2017.

The Browns hope to sign Pryor to a long-term deal before he hits the open market March 9th.

Browns Executive Vice President Sashi Brown said after the season that he didn’t want to use the franchise tag on Pryor or Jamie Collins, and that hasn’t changed, the source said. They signed Collins to a $50 million extension, and have every intention of getting Pryor wrapped up too.

Browns QB Coach Reported to Be Very High on Tyrod Taylor

The likelihood of the Browns acquiring Tyrod Taylor increased last week when the they hired quarterbacks coach David Lee, who spent the past two years coaching Taylor in Buffalo, where he went 14-14, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Lee likes Taylor a lot and would welcome continuing to work with him. By March 11, the Bills must decide if they’ll stick with Taylor and guarantee him $30.75 million, release him, or try to renegotiate.

According to Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, Taylor is unwilling to take a pay cut, and he and his agent, Adisa Bakari, are convinced there’s as much or more available on the open market over the next three seasons.

A 2011 sixth-round pick of the Ravens out of Virginia Tech, Taylor made the Pro Bowl in 2015 when he went 8-6 with 20 touchdowns and six interceptions.

What if the Browns Logo Was Made in the Likeness of President Elect Donald Trump?

Donald Trump

Like it or not, next month Donald Trump will be the new President of the United States, and one thing that can’t be denied is it’s going to be an interesting four years in our country.

There’s been plenty of fun poked at the President elect, and one site – Uproxx, has taken it upon themselves to design every NFL logo in the make of our President elect.

Check out what they think the logo of the Browns will look like made in the likeness of Trump!


Browns Ink CB Jamar Taylor to Three-Year Extension

Jamar Taylor

The Browns today made a big signing, as the team inked cornerback Jamar Taylor to a three-year extension.

Getting Taylor under contract means that he won’t reach free agency after the season. Various reports say that Taylor’s deal is worth $15 million, including a $3 million signing bonus. It will pay him $10.5 million over the first two years of the deal.

“Jamar has been a really good addition to our secondary and we’re happy to come to an agreement with him on an extension,” said Cleveland Browns Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown in a statement released by the team. “He’s an extremely hard worker and has shown true perseverance throughout his NFL career.

“His veteran presence and flexible skill set that allows him to function at nickel and corner has proved to be a valuable asset to our team. Jamar is a solid performer that has made some nice plays for us over the course of season and we look forward to him contributing to Browns victories in the future.”

Bengals vs Browns NFL Week 13 Capsule



STREAKS Past 4  
COACHES VS. OPP. Marvin Lewis: 19-8 Hue Jackson: 0-1
LAST WEEK W 32-14 vs. Philadelphia Bye (Wk. 12: L 27-13 vs. New York Giants)
LAST GAME 10/23/16: Browns 17 at Bengals 31. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton passes for 308 yards & 2 TDs for 128.3 rating. Bengals RB Jeremy Hill rushes for 168 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/6/15: Bengals 37, Browns 3. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton has 146.8 rating & scores 3 total TDs (2 passing, 1 rushing). Bengals WR A.J. Green has 128 receiving yards & TD.
REFEREE Gene Steratore
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 119 (Cin), 146 (Cle). XM: 387 (Cin), 232 (Cle).


PASSING Andy Dalton: 282-439-3375-14-6-92.6 Cody Kessler (R): 126-192-1369-6-2-92.6 OR Josh McCown: 90-165-1100-6-6-72.3
RUSHING Jeremy Hill: 170-677-4.0-7 Isaiah Crowell: 145-605-4.2-5
RECEIVING Tyler Boyd (R): 42-477-11.4-1 Terrelle Pryor Sr.: 62-855-13.8-4
OFFENSE 372.0 313.8
DEFENSE 365.9 400.0
SACKS Carlos Dunlap: 7 Emmanuel Ogbah (R): 3
INTs Dre Kirkpatrick: 3 Joe Haden: 3
PUNTING Kevin Huber: 45.8 Britton Colquitt: 45.4
KICKING Mike Nugent: 87 (21/26 PAT; 22/27 FG) Cody Parkey: 55 (13/14 PAT; 14/18 FG)


BENGALS: Aim for 5th consecutive win vs. Cle…QB ANDY DALTON passed for 332 yards & 2 TDs for 130.0 rating last week. Has 7 pass TDs vs. 0 INTs for 137.3 rating in past 3 vs. Cle. Ties for 1st in AFC with 3,375 pass yards…RB JEREMY HILL had rush TD last week. In past 4 meetings, has 466 rush yards (116.5 per game) & 4 TDs. Since 2014, ties for NFL lead with 27 rush TDs…TE TYLER EIFERT aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Has 3 rec. TDs in past 2 vs. Cle. WR BRANDON LA FELL had rec. TD in last meeting. Has 3 TD catches in past 4 on road. WR TYLER BOYD ranks 5th among NFL rookies with 477 rec. yards…LB VONTAZE BURFICT had 15 tackles, 2 INTs & 4 PD last week. Is 1 of 3 in NFL since 2004 with 15+ tackles & 2 INTs in same game. Aims for 6th in row with 10+ tackles. DE CARLOS DUNLAP has 7.5 sacks & 11 TFL in past 7 meetings. DT GENO ATKINS leads NFL DTs with 47.5 sacks since 2010…BROWNS: QB CODY KESSLER ranks 2nd among rookies with 65.6 comp. pct. & 92.6 rating. QB JOSH MC COWN passed for 322 yards & TD in Week 12. Had 260 pass yards & 2 TDs in last start vs. division…RB ISAIAH CROWELL had rush TD in last meeting. Since 2015, RB DUKE JOHNSON JR. ranks 3rd among NFL RBs with 106 catches & 944 rec. yards…WR TERRELLE PRYOR SR. had 131 rec. yards in Week 12. Ranks 6th in AFC with 855 rec. yards. TE GARY BARNIDGE is 1 of 4 NFL TEs with 100+ rec. (119), 1,500+ rec. yards (1,511) & 10+ TD catches (10) since 2015…CBs JOE HADEN (19 INTs, 100 PD) & TRAMON WILLIAMS (20 INTs, 95 PD) are 2 of 3 players with 15+ INTs & 95+ PD since 2010. LB CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY ties for 4th in NFL with 111 tackles. Rookie LB EMMANUEL OGBAH had 2 sacks in last meeting.

Browns Hang with Giants; Fall 27-13 to Drop to 0-12 in 2016

New York Giants v Cleveland Browns

Eli Manning threw two touchdown passes to Odell Beckham Jr., Jason Pierre-Paul returned a fumble for a TD and the Giants extended their winning streak to six games, holding off Cleveland 27-13 on Sunday to keep the Browns winless.

Manning had three TD passes as the Giants (8-3) won their sixth straight. They don’t overwhelm anyone, but the Giants do just enough to win and are in position to make the playoffs for the first time since 2011.

Manning threw a 32-yard TD pass to Beckham in the second quarter and added a 4-yarder to the star wide receiver with 5:10 left to finally put away the Browns (0-12).

Cleveland has lost 15 in a row since last season. It is 3-30 since ending the 2014 season with five consecutive losses.

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