Latest Freddie Kitchens News

NFL coaching carousel started spinning early this year

Dec. 6, 2019 5:44 PM EST

Judging by the jump start, it looks like we're headed for a ninth consecutive season with at least a half-dozen NFL head coaches getting canned. The coaching carousel began whirling earlier than usual this season with Jay Gruden getting fired by the Washington Redskins in October after an 0-5 start and Ron...

Browns enter final stretch with playoff hopes flickering

Dec. 5, 2019 7:08 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Their margin for error is completely gone, and with one more loss, the Cleveland Browns can say goodbye to their playoff hopes as well. They may have already. Another demoralizing setback last week in Pittsburgh has left the Browns with no option but to win their final four games —...

Browns' Mayfield passing in practice, looks good to go

Dec. 5, 2019 5:50 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield threw in practice for the first time since injuring his right hand in Sunday's loss at Pittsburgh. Mayfield's bruised throwing hand remains wrapped, but he zipped passes to Cleveland's running backs and tight ends during the early portion of Thursday's...

Bengals-Browns Preview Capsule

Dec. 5, 2019 5:28 PM EST

CINCINNATI (1-11) at CLEVELAND (5-7) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS OPENING LINE — Browns by 9 1/2 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Bengals 5-6-1, Browns 4-7-1 SERIES RECORD — Browns lead 50-41 LAST MEETING — Browns beat Bengals 26-18, Dec. 23, 2018 LAST WEEK — Bengals beat New York Jets 22-6;...

Beckham vague about future with Browns amid 'bad' season

Dec. 5, 2019 4:33 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr.'s disappointing first season with the Browns isn't even over, and the star wide receiver is already making predictions about the next one. “2020’s going to be my year," he said. He didn't say if it would be in Cleveland. Beckham was vague about his future...

Browns' Mayfield still slowed by right hand injury

Dec. 4, 2019 5:13 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield isn't going to let a sore, swollen right hand keep him from playing. "Mama didn't raise a wuss," he said Wednesday. Mayfield played the second half of Sunday's 20-13 loss to Pittsburgh with a badly bruised hand sustained after he smashed it on the facemask of Steelers...

Worn out? Loss puts Kitchens’ future with Browns in jeopardy

Dec. 2, 2019 5:16 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns coach Freddie Kitchens swears he’s not anxious about his fashion choices or future. Maybe he should be. They’re both under heavy scrutiny. On Sunday, the Browns’ playoff hopes took a devastating hit with a demoralizing 20-13 loss in Pittsburgh that all but...

Browns QB Mayfield OK after hurting hand in loss to Steelers

Dec. 2, 2019 3:39 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is not expected to miss any time after injuring his right hand in Sunday’s loss to Pittsburgh. Mayfield played the second half with a glove helping protect and support his hand after he struck it on the facemask of Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree...

“Miracle” workers? Browns need one after loss to Steelers

Dec. 1, 2019 7:42 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Baker Mayfield has no problem with Freddie Kitchens’ fashion sense. The fact the Cleveland Browns head coach decided to wear a T-shirt that read “Pittsburgh started it” in the run-up to a rematch with the Steelers was no big deal to Kitchens’ quarterback....

Duck’s Dynasty? Backup Hodges leads Steelers by Browns 20-13

Dec. 1, 2019 6:44 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — No fighting. No helmet swinging. Barely any trash talking. Just football. And one very loud statement from the banged-up Pittsburgh Steelers written not on a T-shirt but all over the Heinz Field turf: The faces may change when Cleveland visits Pittsburgh. The result does not. Undrafted...