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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 coachFreddie Kitchens
General managerJohn Dorsey
OwnerJimmy Haslam
Home fieldFirstEnergy Stadium

Contents

Off-seasonEdit

Coaching changesEdit

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.[1] Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams finished out the 2018 season with a 5–3 (.625) record.

On January 12, 2019, the Browns promoted interim offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens to head coach.[2]

On January 12, the Browns hired former Minnesota Vikings special teams coordinator Mike Priefer to the same role.[3]

On January 14, the Browns hired former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken as offensive coordinator and former Arizona Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks as defensive coordinator.[4]

Roster changesEdit

Players addedEdit

Pos Player Tag 2018 team Date
RB Kareem Hunt UFA Kansas City Chiefs February 11[5]
WR Jaelen Strong UFA Jacksonville Jaguars February 20[6]

Players lostEdit

Pos Player Tag 2019 team Date
LB Tanner Vallejo Release[7] Arizona Cardinals February 5[8]

2019 draft classEdit

2019 Cleveland Browns Draft
Round Selection Player Position College
1 17
2 49
3 80
3 95
4 TBD
5 TBD
5 TBD
5 TBD
6 TBD
7 TBD

Notes

  • Exact numbers of the selections from rounds 4–7 will be determined when compensatory selections are awarded at the NFL's annual spring owners' meetings.

StaffEdit

Cleveland Browns Staff
Front office
Head coaches
Offensive coaches
 
Defensive coaches
Special teams coaches
Strength and conditioning

Coaching staff
Management
More NFL staffs

AFC East
BUF
MIA
NE
NYJ
North
BAL
CIN
CLE
PIT
South
HOU
IND
JAX
TEN
West
DEN
KC
LAC
OAK
NFC East
DAL
NYG
PHI
WAS
North
CHI
DET
GB
MIN
South
ATL
CAR
NO
TB
West
ARI
LAR
SF
SEA

Current rosterEdit

Cleveland Browns roster
Quarterbacks

Running backs

Wide receivers

Tight ends

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Special teams

Reserve lists

Unrestricted FAs

Restricted FAs

Exclusive-Rights FAs

Rookies in italics

Roster updated February 20, 2019
Depth chartTransactions
48 Active, 12 Inactive, 15 FAs

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PreseasonEdit

The Browns' preseason opponents and schedule will be announced in the spring.

Regular seasonEdit

2019 opponentsEdit

Listed below are the Browns' opponents for 2019. Exact dates and times will be announced in the spring.[9]

Category Home Away
Division opponents
(AFC North)
Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals
Pittsburgh Steelers
Conference opponents
(AFC East)
Buffalo Bills
Miami Dolphins
New England Patriots
New York Jets
Conference opponents
(based on 2018 division placement)
Tennessee Titans Denver Broncos
Interconference opponents
(NFC West)
Los Angeles Rams
Seattle Seahawks
Arizona Cardinals
San Francisco 49ers

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schefter, Adam (October 29, 2018). "Hue Jackson out as coach of the Cleveland Browns". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  2. ^ "Freddie Kitchens named Browns head coach". Cleveland Browns. January 12, 2019. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  3. ^ Gosseling, Mike; Craig, Mark (January 12, 2019). "Mike Priefer leaves Vikings to be Browns special teams coordinator". Star Tribune. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  4. ^ Clark, Dave (January 14, 2019). "Cleveland Browns hire Todd Monken, Steve Wilks as coordinators". Cincinnati Enquirer. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  5. ^ "Browns sign RB Kareem Hunt". ClevelandBrowns.com. February 11, 2019. Retrieved February 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "Browns sign WR Jaelen Strong". ClevelandBrowns.com. February 20, 2019.
  7. ^ "Browns waive LB Tanner Vallejo". ClevelandBrowns.com. February 4, 2019. Retrieved February 4, 2019.
  8. ^ Urban, Darren (February 5, 2019). "Cardinals Claim LB Tanner Vallejo Off Waivers". AZCardinals.com.
  9. ^ "2019 Opponents Determined". NFL Communications. December 31, 2018. Retrieved December 31, 2018.

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