December 8, 1995 |
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers could move to Cleveland and become the Browns, freeing the current Browns to move to Baltimore to play as the Baltimore Buccaneers, according to broadcast reports yesterday. Numerous television and radio stations in Cleveland, Baltimore, Tampa Bay and Columbus, Ohio, reported variations of the same story, despite denials from Cleveland Mayor Michael R. White and Tampa Bay officials. "I've been in this business long enough to listen to anybody about just about anything," White said.
March 24, 1998 |
The first game of the 1999 NFL exhibition season - the annual Hall of Fame game in Canton, Ohio - will feature the Dallas Cowboys and the Cleveland Browns. That's right. The NFL owners decided yesterday to award Cleveland an expansion franchise to replace the team that bolted to Baltimore two years ago. There could be more soon. Today, owners will discuss adding another expansion team. Houston, another city abandoned by the league, appears to be the leading contender. Los Angeles and Toronto are also candidates.
August 26, 2012 |
CLEVELAND - When the Eagles defense was at its best on Friday, when it was so aggressive that the Cleveland Browns struggled to even hold the ball, the group appeared as fearsome as it has all preseason. That says as much about the concern presented in the first two preseason games as the opponent Friday, but the Eagles' 27-10 win was at least an auspicious effort from the defense. "With the exception of a couple plays, I thought the ones did a pretty good job," coach Andy Reid said, referring to the starters.
May 7, 2013 |
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie married Philadelphia resident Tina Lai in a private ceremony this weekend. Lurie, 61, announced last July that he and Christina Weiss Lurie were getting divorced after 20 years of marriage. Lai will have no official role in the Eagles organization. The wedding was attended by family and close friends. "I am happy and excited as Tina and I begin our lives together," Lurie said in a statement. Lai, 39, is from a family that owns restaurants in Philadelphia, including the Vietnam Restaurant in Chinatown and the Vietnam Cafe in University City.
July 10, 2013 |
SCOTT ENTSMINGER was a die-hard Browns fan. Literally. He also had a great sense of humor. Entsminger, of Mansfield, Ohio, died on July 4 at age 55. His obituary in the Columbus Post Dispatch contained the following line: "He respectfully requests six Cleveland Browns pallbearers so the Browns can let him down one last time. " The obit also said Entsminger was a musician and "a lifelong Cleveland Browns fan and season ticketholder [who] also wrote a song each year and sent it to the Cleveland Browns as well as offering other advice on how to run the team.
April 23, 2016 |
The Eagles shoved in all their chips Wednesday, and now they will get the guy they wanted without the guarantee of a jackpot return. Time will tell how Howie Roseman played this hand, but it is already clear that he felt this move was worth making only for two of the quarterbacks on the draft board. That might have been the Eagles' biggest mistake. After consulting with owner Jeffrey Lurie, head coach Doug Pederson, the scouts, the assistant coaches, and perhaps anybody else who wanted to offer an opinion down at One NovaCare Way, the team's resurrected chief of decision-making threw a whole bunch of draft picks at the Cleveland Browns for the right to make the No. 2 overall selection in next week's NFL draft.
September 8, 2013
THE SOUL have reacquired wide receiver Jeff Hughley from Jacksonville for the rights to defensive back Kent Richardson. Hughley set the Soul record with 1,865 yards in kick returns in 2012 before signing with the Sharks. His return yardage dipped with the Sharks this season (1,095), but he had 82 catches, including 15 for touchdowns, as Jacksonville's third-leading receiver. The Soul have beaten Jacksonville in the American Conference championship game each of the last 2 years.
January 5, 2016 |
The Eagles will interview interim coach Pat Shurmur for their head coaching vacancy over the next few days, an NFL source said Sunday night. ESPN was first with the report. The network also reported that Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase would interview with the Eagles this week. Shurmur and Gase's candidacies don't come as much of a surprise. Shurmur stepped in for the fired Chip Kelly and won the Eagles' season finale over the New York Giants, 35-30, on Sunday. Gase has been credited with reviving quarterback Jay Cutler's career in only one season as Bears coordinator.
August 3, 1987 |
NFL linebacker Tom Cousineau said in an interview with the Cleveland Plain Dealer that despite persistent rumors, he is not a homosexual. Cousineau said he was not sure how the rumors began, although he suspected that they may have been generated by the grumblings of former Cleveland Browns teammates who were upset when he joined the team in 1982 as its highest-paid player. Cousineau's agent, John Geletka, also told the newspaper that the rumors led to Cousineau's release by the Browns in September.
January 16, 2016 |
The Eagles hired former quarterback and assistant coach Doug Pederson as head coach today in a nod by owner Jeffrey Lurie to the success and environment that the team had under Andy Reid. Pederson, 47, has been Reid's offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs for the past three seasons. Before going to Kansas City, he was Reid's quarterbacks coach in Philadelphia after starting as a quality control coach. Pederson has spent seven seasons as an NFL coach, and all have been under Reid.