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  1. New regime continues Browns' overhaul

    Jamison Hensley

    Cornerback Trevin Wade, who was waived Wednesday, was the latest player selected by the Cleveland Browns' old regime to get tossed out by the new regime. Over the past five months, six players taken in Tom Heckert's three drafts in Cleveland have eit...

    Blog | August 29, 2013
  2. Wake-up: Is Polamalu the third-best safety?

    Jamison Hensley

    Let's take a quick break from the arrests and federal investigation going on in the AFC North to talk about ballroom dancing. In my 13 years of covering the NFL, I have never written a sentence quite like that one, but I digress. On Tuesday night,...

    Blog | May 08, 2013
  3. Mailbag: Doubts about Browns' brass

    Jamison Hensley

    I will provide my take on all things NFL combine Monday. For now, it's time to tackle some questions sent to the AFC North mailbag ... Justin from Canton, Ohio: I have no confidence in (Browns vice president of player personnel) Mike Lombardi. I s...

    Blog | February 24, 2013
  4. Browns' hiring of Lombardi makes no sense

    Jamison Hensley

    I didn't think the Browns made the right move when they fired general manager Tom Heckert 19 days ago. Now, that move is even more puzzling with the announcement that the Browns have hired Mike Lombardi as their vice president of player personnel. ...

    Blog | January 18, 2013
  5. Browns make wrong move by firing Heckert

    Jamison Hensley

    The Browns continued their housecleaning by firing general manager Tom Heckert along with coach Pat Shurmur, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The reason to dismiss Shurmur was clear. He didn't win. Nine wins in 32 games isn't going to ...

    Blog | December 31, 2012
  6. Browns will pick sixth overall in draft

    Jamison Hensley

    The Browns know that they will have the sixth pick in the NFL draft in April. What is unknown is who will be in the Browns' draft room. After Cleveland's 24-10 loss to Pittsburgh on Sunday, the Browns (5-11) finished tied with the Cardinals (5-11)...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  7. Video: Many firings expected Monday

    Jamison Hensley

    The day after the NFL season is often referred to as Black Monday, and that should again be the case tomorrow. The Browns are reportedly firing coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert. But there is expected to be more job openings Monday, t...

    Blog | December 30, 2012
  8. Browns reportedly cleaning house Monday

    Jamison Hensley

    The Browns are expected to fire coach Pat Shurmur and general manager Tom Heckert on Monday, league sources told The Plain Dealer. Anyone surprised by this news? I didn't think so. The only reason to keep both of them around is to maintain cont...

    Blog | December 29, 2012
  9. Browns down to third-string quarterback

    Jamison Hensley

    The Browns are down to third-string quarterback Thad Lewis after starter Brandon Weeden and backup Colt McCoy sat out Wednesday's practice with shoulder injuries. This could be a case of history repeating itself. The Browns faced an eerily simi...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  10. Could Mallett become Browns' next QB?

    Jamison Hensley

    It's assumed that general manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur will be jettisoned as soon as the season is over as the Browns clean house under new owner Jimmy Haslam and chief executive officer Joe Banner. Could quarterback Brandon Weeden be...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  11. Wake-up: Ike Taylor to miss two games

    Jamison Hensley

    There's a chance that Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis will practice today, just a little over seven weeks removed from tearing his triceps. We'll find out if that happens this afternoon. That leads us into our wake-up call, which has some injury news: ...

    Blog | December 05, 2012
  12. Your thoughts on Holmgren's departure

    Jamison Hensley

    There are mixed feelings about the Browns getting rid of Mike Holmgren as team president, based on the results of the SportsNation poll. Of the 7,053 votes, 42 percent say it was the right move and 41 say it was not. Here are some comments from th...

    Blog | October 27, 2012
  13. Wake-up: Is Tom Heckert the next to go?

    Jamison Hensley

    It's been a busy start to the week in the AFC North. Ray Lewis is done for the season. Mike Holmgren is on his way out with the Browns. Troy Polamalu has been declared out for Sunday's game and rookie Alameda Ta'amu has been suspended for two games f...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  14. Evaluating Holmgren's legacy with Browns

    Jamison Hensley

    Mike Holmgren came to the Cleveland Browns in 2010 with a Super Bowl pedigree and aspirations of changing the losing culture of the Browns. According to ESPN, Holmgren will retire at the end of the season and leave the organization before his five-ye...

    Blog | October 16, 2012
  15. Only a quarterback can change Browns' fate

    Jamison Hensley

    There are two significant records that can be set in the AFC North this week: the Browns are on the verge of establishing a new low for futility, and Ben Roethlisberger is close to becoming the Steelers' all-time leading passer. This is more than ...

    Blog | October 10, 2012
  16. History not working in Weeden's favor

    Jamison Hensley

    When the Cleveland Browns drafted quarterback Brandon Weeden, they did so with the hope he would help turn around a franchise that has lost at least 11 games in four straight seasons. Recent history regarding inexperienced quarterbacks says it won...

    Blog | September 02, 2012