2019 Cleveland Browns season
The 2019 season will be the Cleveland Browns' upcoming 71st as a professional sports franchise, their 67th as a member of the National Football League, the second full season under general manager John Dorsey and the first under new head coach Freddie Kitchens. The Browns will look to improve on their 7–8–1 record in 2018 and end their franchise-record and league-high 16-year playoff drought.
|2019 Cleveland Browns season|
|Head coach||Freddie Kitchens|
|General manager||John Dorsey|
|Home field||FirstEnergy Stadium|
On October 29, 2018, after Week 8 of the 2018 season, the Browns fired head coach Hue Jackson. Jackson posted a record of 3–36–1 (.088) record during his 2½-season tenure with the Browns. Jackson failed to win any away games during his tenure and lost every game in 2017. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams finished out the 2018 season with a 5–3 (.625) record.
|RB||Kareem Hunt||UFA||Kansas City Chiefs||February 11|
|WR||Jaelen Strong||UFA||Jacksonville Jaguars||February 20|
|LB||Tanner Vallejo||Release||Arizona Cardinals||February 5|
2019 draft classEdit
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The Browns' preseason opponents and schedule will be announced in the spring.
|New England Patriots|
New York Jets
(based on 2018 division placement)
|Tennessee Titans||Denver Broncos|
|Los Angeles Rams
San Francisco 49ers
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- "Browns sign WR Jaelen Strong". ClevelandBrowns.com. February 20, 2019.
- "Browns waive LB Tanner Vallejo". ClevelandBrowns.com. February 4, 2019. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
- Urban, Darren (February 5, 2019). "Cardinals Claim LB Tanner Vallejo Off Waivers". AZCardinals.com.
- "2019 Opponents Determined". NFL Communications. December 31, 2018. Retrieved December 31, 2018.