Coach Mike Pettine and new offensive coordinator John DeFilippo can't clean up the Browns' quarterback mess by themselves.
They'll need a quarterbacks coach to assist, and former NFL quarterback Steve Walsh will interview for the position on Saturday, Fox Sports reported Friday night.
Walsh, 48, a first-round pick in the 1989 supplemental draft, spent 11 seasons in the league and played for six teams. For the past six seasons, he has been the head football coach at Cardinal Newman High School in West Palm Beach, Fla., an interesting twist partly because Pettine is a former high school coach.
Last month, Pettine called the Browns' quarterback situation "muddy, at best." Pettine, DeFilippo, General Manager Ray Farmer and owner Jimmy Haslam have made it clear the Browns will acquire at least one quarterback this offseason because they don't know who'll start for them next fall.
Johnny Manziel, the 22nd overall pick in last year's draft, struggled mightily in six quarters as a starter, and his off-field behavior is an ongoing concern.To read more or comment...
The Browns have hired former Oakland Raiders quarterbacks coach John DeFilippo as their new offensive coordinator, a source familiar with the situation confirmed Wednesday morning for the Beacon Journal.
The source spoke on condition of anonymity because the Browns have yet to announce the move. The team is expected to do so later Wednesday.
Fox Sports' Alex Marvez first reported the hire Wednesday morning.
DeFilippo will become the Browns' sixth offensive coordinator in as many seasons. Amid reports about some members of the front office and coaching staff clashing, Kyle Shanahan resigned from the post on Jan. 8 with two years left on his contract after just his first season in Cleveland.To read more or comment...
Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson announced Tuesday he would not play in the Pro Bowl despite being selected to participate in the all-star game.
The Pro Bowl is set for 8 p.m. Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.
"First want to thank GOD for the blessing of being a probowler," Gipson wrote on Twitter. "I also want to thnk the fans that voted countless times helping along the way.
"But unfortunately I will not be PLAYING in the game Sunday my first pro bowl!! Thank everyone for the support!
The Browns have signed former Dallas Cowboys defensive back Micah Pellerin to the reserve/futures list, the team announced Tuesday.
He has compiled two tackles in eight NFL regular-season games.
The Cowboys waived Pellerin on Dec. 8 after he appeared in three games this past regular season without tallying a tackle or a pass defensed. In 2013, Pellerin, 26, played three games for the Tennessee Titans and two with the Cowboys.
In 2012, the Indianapolis Colts signed Pellerin as an undrafted rookie free agent from Hampton University. He also has spent time with the Green Bay Packers.To read more or comment...
Add another name to the long list of candidates linked to the Browns as they search for their sixth offensive coordinator in as many years.
Former St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz recently interviewed for the job, a person familiar with the search confirmed for the Beacon Journal on Tuesday morning, speaking on condition of anonymity because the Browns have yet to comment on the hiring process. NFL Network first reported Martz's interview.
Martz, 63, has been out of coaching since his two-year stint as offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears ended following the 2011 season. Martz and the Bears parted ways because of what he described as "a real difference of philosophy."
Martz directed "the Greatest Show on Turf" as the Rams' offensive coordinator in 1999. The team led the NFL in points, yards and passing yards, propelling it to defeat the Tennessee Titans in Super Bowl XXXIV.To read more or comment...
Browns strong safety Donte Whitner learned Monday he'll complete a hat trick by appearing in his third consecutive Pro Bowl.
Last month, Whitner was named a Pro Bowl alternate. But Whitner will play in the Pro Bowl beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz., because he'll replace Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas, who won't appear in the all-star game because he'll be preparing to face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1.
With the addition of Whitner, the Browns will have four representatives in the Pro Bowl, including three members of their secondary. Cornerback Joe Haden, free safety Tashaun Gipson and left tackle Joe Thomas were selected to the Pro Bowl last month. Haden will serve as a captain.
The Browns have never had three defensive backs play in the same Pro Bowl. The last time the franchise had at least three defensive players earn the honor was in 1995, when defensive end Rob Burnett, linebacker Pepper Johnson, nose tackle Michael Dean Perry and safety Eric Turner accomplished the feat.To read more or comment...
Kyle Shanahan has apparently secured a new job before the Browns could lock down his replacement.
Shanahan resigned as offensive coordinator of the Browns two weeks ago, and ESPN reported Sunday night he'll be hired to fill the same position for the Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons plan to make Seattle Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn their new head coach, according to the report. Quinn and the Seahawks will face the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX on Feb. 1.
Shanahan asked to be let out of his contract with two years remaining on the deal amid reports members about members of the coaching staff and front office clashing.To read more or comment...
Browns cornerback Joe Haden has been named a captain for the upcoming Pro Bowl, the NFL announced Thursday.
Haden, Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will serve as captains.
The Pro Bowl will be played beginning at 8 p.m. Jan. 25 in Glendale, Ariz., and televised on ESPN.To read more or comment...
The Browns are scheduled to interview Buffalo Bills senior offensive assistant Jim Hostler this week for their offensive-coordinator vacancy, a person familiar with the search told the Beacon Journal on Thursday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the Browns haven't commented on the hiring process.
Hostler, 48, worked with Browns coach Mike Pettine in 2008 when they were members of the Baltimore Ravens' staff. Hostler has one season of experience as an NFL offensive coordinator. He got it in 2007 with the San Francisco 49ers after he served as their quarterbacks coach for two seasons.
Since entering the NFL coaching ranks in 2000, Hostler has worked for six teams. His longest stint was with the Ravens, coaching their wide receivers from 2008-13. Pettine's final season as the Ravens' outside linebackers coach was in 2008.
The Bills hired Hostler last year.To read more or comment...