Latest Kevin Stefanski News

Schwartz returns to Browns, this time to fix busted defense

Jan. 18, 2023 17:57 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Other than swiping Bill Belichick's turkey slices, Jim Schwartz stayed quiet and useful during his first stint in Cleveland. He had a lot to learn. An unpaid intern for the Browns in the early 1990s, Schwartz ran errands and did whatever was needed while soaking...

AP source: Browns hire Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator

Jan. 17, 2023 10:49 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jim Schwartz has never been afraid of big challenges. He's tackling a new one in Cleveland. Schwartz, who took a winless Detroit team to the playoff in three seasons, has been hired as the Browns' defensive coordinator, a person familiar with the decision told The...

Jim Schwartz first to meet with Browns for D-coordinator job

Jan. 11, 2023 12:09 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jim Schwartz is getting the first crack to prove to the Browns that he can fix their troubled defense. Detroit's former coach is interviewing Wednesday with Cleveland for its defensive coordinator position after coach Kevin Stefanski fired Joe Woods earlier this...

Watson, Browns regroup following season shaped by suspension

Jan. 09, 2023 19:54 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson is dealing with another suspension, this one not nearly as personal or punishing as the last. His abridged first season with the Cleveland Browns is over. He's on another extended break. One day after a 28-14 loss in...

Browns fire defensive coordinator Joe Woods after 3 seasons

Jan. 09, 2023 14:42 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Joe Woods took the fall for the Cleveland Browns falling flat again. Cleveland fired its embattled defensive coordinator on Monday as his group's communication issues and inability to stop the run had a major role in the Browns finishing 7-10 and missing the...

Browns done with Jadeveon Clowney after critical comments

Jan. 06, 2023 16:30 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney's last move with the Cleveland Browns happened off the field — a public bashing born of frustration and disappointment. The team countered accordingly. Clowney was sent home from practice on Friday, one day after he harshly...

Browns defensive coordinator hoping to return next season

Jan. 05, 2023 13:16 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns defensive coordinator Joe Woods wants another shot. Heavily criticized for a unit that underperformed, dealt with numerous injuries and didn't always complement Cleveland's offense, Woods said Thursday he's eager to come back for a fourth season. ...

Watson gives Browns glimpse of future with 3-TD performance

Jan. 02, 2023 18:08 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Deshaun Watson signed with the Browns back in March amid fanfare blended with controversy and curiosity. He didn't really arrive until the second half Sunday. Finally looking like the elite quarterback Cleveland mortgaged its future for, Watson threw...

Browns star Garrett respects decision to bench him 3 plays

Dec. 30, 2022 15:07 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Myles Garrett blamed himself for being benched. Cleveland's star defensive end said his failure to communicate led to coach Kevin Stefanski sitting him for the start of last week's game, a decision the Pro Bowler said he respects. He also vowed not to let it...

Commanders host Browns hoping to stay in playoff race

Dec. 29, 2022 20:11 PM EST

CLEVELAND (6-9) at WASHINGTON (7-7-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. EST, FOX FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK NFL LINE: Commanders by 1½ AGAINST THE SPREAD: Browns 7-8; Commanders 7-7-1 SERIES RECORD: Browns lead 34-12-1 LAST MEETING: Browns beat...