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Browns Didn't Talk To Woman In Video During Research On Kareem Hunt

Feb 12, 2019 9:22 AM

The Cleveland Browns claim they did extensive research prior to signing Kareem Hunt.

Hunt was released by the Kansas City Chiefs late last year after video surfaced of him shoving and kicking a woman.

"We've done our extensive research, and at the end of the day, in terms of doing our research, we came away that the act was egregious," John Dorsey said. "He is extremely remorseful for that. Moving forward, I've always believed that it is important ... if a person wants to better themselves moving forward and be a better person, I'm willing to give them a chance in terms of doing that. All the deep research I've done, I truly believe he will be a better man today than he was yesterday."

That research didn't include talking to the woman in the video whom Hunt shoved and kicked.

Dorsey said Hunt understands the Browns have a "zero tolerance" policy moving forward.

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Browns Sign Kareem Hunt To One-Year Deal

Feb 11, 2019 3:08 PM

The Cleveland Browns have signed Kareem Hunt on a one-year contract.

Hunt will be a restricted free agent after the contract expires, meaning the Browns will control his rights after next season.

Hunt was released by the Kansas City Chiefs following the release of a video shoving and kicking a woman.

The NFL placed Hunt on the commissioner's exempt list shortly before he was released. 

John Dorsey drafted Hunt for the Chiefs in 2017, when Dorsey was the team's GM.

"My relationship and interaction with Kareem since 2016 in college was an important part of this decision making process but we then did extensive due diligence with many individuals, including clinical professionals, to have a better understanding of the person he is today and whether it was prudent to sign him," Dorsey said in a statement.

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Baker Mayfield: Freddie Kitchens Was 'My Choice' To Coach Browns

Jan 31, 2019 8:13 AM

Baker Mayfield told SiriusXM's Mad Dog Sports Radio on Wednesday that Freddie Kitchens was who he would have hired as the new head coach of the Cleveland Browns if given the power.

"I believe in him," Mayfield said. "That's not to say anything about anybody else, but you know what? We had something special and I want to build on it."

The quarterback's comments were his first since the Browns gave Kitchens the job.

"I kind of had that sense the whole time," he said. "Seeing how he was, how he didn't change when he made the jump from running backs coach to offensive coordinator. Then just taking over and the difference that we had while he was calling plays. You know what, he had guys believing in him. When you have guys that believe in you as a head coach and respect you, there's going to be great things that happen."

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Browns Adding Todd Monken, Steve Wilks As Coordinators

Jan 14, 2019 8:25 AM

The Cleveland Browns are hiring Todd Monken as offensive coordinator, according to a source.

Monken held the same position with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Cleveland is also hiring Steve Wilks, the former head coach of the Arizona Cardinals, to be their defensive coordinator.

They will work under new head man Freddie Kitchens.

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Browns Interviewing Jim Bob Cooter For Offensive Coordinator Job

Jan 10, 2019 5:47 PM

The Cleveland Browns are interviewing Jim Bob Cooter for their offensive coordinator vacancy.

Cooter became the Lions’ offensive coordinator in the middle of the 2015 season when Detroit parted ways with Joe Lombardi.

Cooter was fired by the Lions at the end of Matt Patricia's first season with the franchise.

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Browns Hire Freddie Kitchens As Head Coach

Jan 9, 2019 12:16 PM

The Cleveland Browns have hired Freddie Kitchens as head coach.

Kitchens was previously offensive coordinator of the Browns.

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Browns Relieve Gregg Williams As Defensive Coordinator

Jan 9, 2019 12:15 PM

The Cleveland Browns have relieved Gregg Williams of his duties as defensive coordinator.

Williams finished 2018 as interim head coach of the Browns, but they've hired Freddie Kitchens as head coach.

Williams replaced Hue Jackson as interim head coach.

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Browns Schedule Second Interview With Kevin Stefanski

Jan 9, 2019 8:28 AM

The Cleveland Browns are still looking for a head coach and have scheduled a second interview with Kevin Stefanski, according to sources.

It has been reported that Stefanski, offensive coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings, and Browns offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens are the finalists for the job.

Both men were promoted to offensive coordinator in the middle of the season.

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Mike McCarthy May Not Interview With Browns After All

Jan 8, 2019 8:24 AM

Mike McCarthy was expected to interview with the Cleveland Browns last week, but the meeting never happened.

When the Thursday meeting didn't take place, a report suggested that McCarthy would meet with the Browns this week.

Now it appears as though the former Green Bay Packers coach might not interview after all.

McCarthy is "on hold" while the Browns speak to other candidates.

He has interviewed with the New York Jets.

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Browns Blocking Interview Requests For Freddie Kitchens

Jan 4, 2019 8:41 AM

The Cleveland Browns have blocked several requests for vacant coordinator positions around the league because Freddie Kitchens remains under contract.

Kitchens is scheduled to interview with the Browns for the vacant head coaching job, which explains why they aren't willing to allow him to consider a lateral move.

If Kitchens isn't selected as Cleveland's head man, the organization wants the new hire to retain Kitchens.

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