|2013 Cleveland Browns season|
|Head Coach||Rob Chudzinski|
|Home Field||FirstEnergy Stadium|
|Previous Season||Next Season|
The 2013 Cleveland Browns season is the franchise's 65th season as a professional sports franchise and its 61st season as a member of the National Football League. They will be looking to improve on their 5–11 record from 2012, and also to break their franchise record 10-year playoff drought. This will be the first season under head coach Rob Chudzinski and new General Manager Michael Lombardi. This also marks the first full season under owner Jimmy Haslam. The Browns will play all of their home games at the newly renamed FirstEnergy Stadium (formerly known as Cleveland Browns Stadium).
Personnel changes Edit
Front office changes Edit
Coaching staff changes Edit
University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly emerged as the favorite to replace Shurmur after a lengthy interview on January 4, however talks between the two sides broke down and Kelly decided to go the Philadelphia Eagles.
On January 10, the Browns hired former Carolina Panthers' offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski as head coach. Chudzinski, who spent the 2011 and 2012 seasons with the Panthers, also previously served as an assistant coach with the Browns and the San Diego Chargers.
Besides Chudzinski and Kelly, the Browns also interviewed former Arizona Cardinals' head coach Ken Whisenhunt and defensive coordinator Ray Horton, Syracuse University head coach Doug Marrone, Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien, Montreal Alouettes head coach and former Browns' assistant coach Marc Trestman, and Cincinnati Bengals' defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer.
On January 17, the Browns hired former San Diego Chargers' head coach Norv Turner as offensive coordinator. Turner, who served as Chargers' head coach from 2007–2012, was also the head coach of the Washington Redskins (1994–2000) and Oakland Raiders (2004–2005), and has served as an NFL coach in some capacity since 1985. Turner replaces Brad Childress.
On January 18, the Browns hired Horton, who previously interviewed for the head coaching position, as defensive coordinator. Horton, a former defensive back, has served as the Cardinals' defensive coordinator the past two seasons.
Roster changes Edit
Free agency Edit
|Pos||Player||Tag||Date signed||2013 team|
|WR||Josh Cribbs||UFA||Oakland Raiders|
|K||Phil Dawson||UFA||March 19||San Francisco 49ers|
|LB||Scott Fujita||UFA||April 23 ||New Orleans Saints|
|RB||Brandon Jackson||UFA||Cleveland Browns|
|QB||Josh Johnson||UFA||March 21||Cincinnati Bengals|
|LB||Kaluka Maiava||UFA||March 13||Oakland Raiders|
|WR||Mohammed Massaquoi||UFA||April 5||Jacksonville Jaguars|
|WR||Jordan Norwood||RFA||Cleveland Browns|
|RB||Chris Ogbonnaya||ERFA||March 13||Cleveland Browns|
|TE||Alex Smith||UFA||April 16||Cincinnati Bengals|
|SS||Ray Ventrone||UFA||San Francisco 49ers|
|TE||Benjamin Watson||UFA||March 18||New Orleans Saints|
|LS||Christian Yount||ERFA||Cleveland Browns|
|Pos||Player||Released||Date signed||2013 team|
|DE||Frostee Rucker||February 5||March 21||Arizona Cardinals|
|Pos||Player||Date signed||2012 team|
|CB||Kevin Barnes||March 25||Detroit Lions|
|TE||Gary Barnidge||March 13||Carolina Panthers|
|DE||Desmond Bryant||March 13||Oakland Raiders|
|QB||Jason Campbell||March 26||Chicago Bears|
|TE||Kellen Davis||March 22||Chicago Bears|
|K||Shayne Graham||April 15||Houston Texans|
|OLB||Quentin Groves||March 13||Arizona Cardinals|
|OLB||Paul Kruger||March 12||Baltimore Ravens|
|P||Spencer Lanning||February 13||Sacramento Mountain Lions (UFL)|
|CB||Chris Owens||March 22||Atlanta Falcons|
|P||Jake Schum||March 29||N/A|
- On April 1, the Browns traded QB Colt McCoy and a 2013 sixth-round draft pick to the San Francisco 49ers for a fifth- and a seventh-round draft pick in 2013.
- On April 26, the Browns traded a 2013 fourth- and fifth-round draft pick to the Miami Dolphins for WR Davone Bess and a fourth- and seventh-round draft pick in 2013.
2013 draft classEdit
- Main article: 2013 NFL Draft
|1||6||Barkevious Mingo||Defensive end||LSU|
|3||68||Leon McFadden||Cornerback||San Diego State|
|6||175||Jamoris Slaughter||Safety||Notre Dame|
|7||217||Armonty Bryant||Defensive end||East Central|
|7||227||Garrett Gilkey||Guard||Chadron State|
- The team forfeited its second-round selection (which would have been No. 39) after selecting wide receiver Josh Gordon in the 2012 Supplemental Draft.
- The team acquired a 6th round selection (No. 173) in a trade that sent safety David Sims and a 7th round selection to the Philadelphia Eagles.
- The team acquired a 5th (No. 164) and 7th round selection (No. 227) in a trade that sent quarterback Colt McCoy and a 6th round selection (No. 173) to the San Francisco 49ers.
- The team acquired WR Davone Bess and a 4th (No. 111) and 7th (No. 217) round selection for a fourth (No. 104) and 5th (No. 164) round selection.
- The team traded its fourth-round selection (No. 111) to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a 2014 third round selection.
- The team traded its fifth-round selection (No. 139) to the Indianapolis Colts for a 2014 fourth round selection.
|Week||Date||Opponent||Results||Game site|| NFL.com|
|1||August 8||St. Louis||W 27–19||1–0||FirstEnergy Stadium||Recap|
|2||August 15||Detroit||W 24–6||2–0||FirstEnergy Stadium||Recap|
|3||August 24||at Indianapolis||L 6–27||2–1||Lucas Oil Stadium||Recap|
|4||August 29||at Chicago||W 18–16||3–1||Soldier Field||Recap|
|Week||Date||Opponent||Results||Game site|| NFL.com|
|1||September 8||Miami||L 10–23||0–1||FirstEnergy Stadium||Recap|
|2||September 15||at Baltimore||L 6–14||0–2||M&T Bank Stadium||Recap|
|3||September 22||at Minnesota||W 31–27||1–2||Metrodome||Recap|
|4||September 29||Cincinnati||W 17–6||2–2||FirstEnergy Stadium||Recap|
|5||October 3 (Thu)||Buffalo||W 37–24||3–2||FirstEnergy Stadium||Recap|
|6||October 13||Detroit||L 17–31||3–3||FirstEnergy Stadium||Recap|
|7||October 20||at Green Bay||L 13–31||3–4||Lambeau Field||Recap|
|8||October 27||at Kansas City||L 17–23||3–5||Arrowhead Stadium||Recap|
|9||November 3||Baltimore||W 24–18||4–5||FirstEnergy Stadium||Recap|
|11||November 17||at Cincinnati||Paul Brown Stadium|
|12||November 24||Pittsburgh||FirstEnergy Stadium|
|13||December 1||Jacksonville||FirstEnergy Stadium|
|14||December 8||at New England||Gillette Stadium|
|15||December 15||Chicago||FirstEnergy Stadium|
|16||December 22||at New York Jets||MetLife Stadium|
|17||December 29||at Pittsburgh||Heinz Field|
- Intra-division opponents are in bold text.
- flexible scheduling. Indicates that the network and time are subject to change as a result of
Cleveland Browns current staff
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Special Teams Coaches
Strength and Conditioning
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Alper, Josh (December 31, 2012). Report: Pat Shurmur, Tom Heckert fired in Cleveland. NBC Sports. Retrieved on January 4, 2012.
- ↑ Bena, John (January 5, 2013). Browns Coaching Rumors: Chip Kelly Favorite For Browns, Will Go Through Process. SB Nation. Retrieved on January 7, 2013.
- ↑ Petrak, Scott (January 7, 2013). Browns say no to Chip Kelly, who returned to Oregon. The Chronicle telegram. Retrieved on January 7, 2012.
- ↑ Browns hire Chudzinski as their 14th coach. Akron Beacon Journal (January 10, 2013). Retrieved on January 11, 2013.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 Template:Date=January 6, 2013
- ↑ Starkey, J.P. (January 7, 2013). Browns coaching search: Montreal's Marc Trestman to interview on Monday. SB Nation. Retrieved on January 7, 2013.
- ↑ Cabot, Mary Kay (January 9, 2013). Cleveland Browns interviewing Rob Chudzinski; Mike Zimmer also in mix, according to report. Cleveland Plain Dealer. Retrieved on January 9, 2013.
- ↑ Kirkendall, Josh (January 11, 2013). Cleveland Browns Hire Norv Turner As The Newest Offensive Coordinator. SB Nation. Retrieved on January 11, 2013.
- ↑ Florjancic, Matt (January 17, 2013). Turner named Browns' offensive coordinator. ClevelandBrowns.com. Retrieved on January 18, 2013.
- ↑ Smith, Michael David (January 18, 2013). Browns hire Ray Horton as defensive coordinator. NBC Sports. Retrieved on January 31, 2013.
- ↑ Phil Dawson signs with San Francisco 49ers, ending his 14-year run with the Cleveland Browns (photo gallery). Cleveland Plain Dealer (March 20, 2013). Retrieved on April 5, 2013.
- ↑ 
- ↑ Bengals Sign QB Johnson
- ↑ Raiders Add Three Unrestricted Free Agents on Defense eha eha
- ↑ Saints sign Ben Watson
- ↑ Hensley, Jameson (February 5, 2013). Browns release Frostee Rucker. ESPN. Retrieved on February 11, 2013.
- ↑ Cardinals Sign DE Rucker
- ↑ Browns Sign CB Barnes
- ↑ Browns sign TE Barnidge
- ↑ Browns Sign DE Bryant
- ↑ Browns Sign QB Campbell
- ↑ Browns Sign TE Davis
- ↑ Browns sign K Graham
- ↑ Browns Sign OLB Groves
- ↑ Browns Sign OLB Kruger
- ↑ Carins, Mike (February 13, 2013). Browns sign punter Spencer Lanning. WEWS. Retrieved on February 14, 2013.
- ↑ Browns sign CB Owens
- ↑ Browns Add Punter Jake Schum
- ↑ Rosenthal, Gregg (April 1, 2013). Colt McCoy traded for draft picks to San Francisco 49ers. NFL.com. Retrieved on April 1, 2013.
- ↑ Browns acquire RB Dion Lewis. Associated Press (April 11, 2013). Retrieved on April 17, 2013.
- ↑ Breech, Jhon (April 26, 2013). Dolphins trade WR Davone Bess to the Browns. CBS Sports. Retrieved on April 26, 2013.
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