Found August 02, 2012 on Football Nation:
Since the newest version of the Cleveland Browns joined the NFL for the 1999 season the franchise has made just one trip to the playoffs. While there has been plenty of blame to go around…six different head coaches in 13 seasons, a slew of high draft pick busts, playing in the most consistently tough division in the NFL, etc. … the dismal performance of the Browns’ wide receiver corps has to be at or near the top of the list when looking at why the franchise seems to be perpetually stuck in neutral. The raw numbers are ugly. Since the Browns’ return in 1999 the team has boasted just three seasons with a wide receiver breaking the 1,000-yard plateau; Kevin Johnson with 1,097 yards in 2001, Antonio Bryant with 1,009 yards in 2005 and Braylon Edwards with 1,289 yards in 2007. In these 13 seasons the average leading Browns wide receiver caught 60 passes for 824 yards (13.7 yards per catch) and five touchdowns. In 2000 Cleveland wideouts caught just three touchdown passes combined. In...

Report: Browns to blow up front office

With a new owner set to take over, reports indicate that the entire front office of the Cleveland Browns will be sent packing, including team president Mike Holmgren.

Joe Banner Will Be Browns New Team President; Mike Holmgren to Get the Boot

The ink isn’t even dry on the $1 Billion deal that Jimmy Haslam signed to become the Browns new owner and he is already making major moves. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, former Eagles president Joe Banner will take over for Mike Holmgren and become the Browns new president with Jimmy Haslam as the new owner. “Haslam, who will divest his interest...

Browns plan is on track

While some ownership deals drag on for weeks and months, the Cleveland Browns got sold this week without anything in the way of prior public knowledge. As soon as the new owner Jim Haslam III took the reigns of the organization, there was thought around the league that this could negatively affect the path that the Browns are taking by forcing them into a win-now mode that would...

Report: Mike Holmgren could be out in Cleveland

Getty Images According to Jason La Canfora of, even if Joe Banner doesn’t end up becoming the new president of the Cleveland Browns under new owner Jimmy Haslam, current president Mike Holmgren could still end up losing his job. One source told La Canfora that Banner joining the Browns isn’t a sure thing at this point. I’m sure Haslam will sit down with Holmgrem...

Report: Browns Sale is Complete, Excess of $1 Billion

The sale of the Cleveland Browns has officially been completed per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Per Schefter, the official amount of the transaction between Randy Lerner and Jimmy Haslam is in excess of $1 Billion. This amount is significantly higher than the $920 Million which was originally reported Forbes magazine. Per Schefter, the team has been sold in two different phases. A ...

Cleveland Browns Sale: Al Lerner's Betrayal Finally In Rearview Mirror

Now that Randy Lerner has sold majority ownership of the Cleveland Browns to Tennessee businessman Jimmy Haslam III, it’s time to take a look back at the Lerner Family, patriarch Al Lerner and the role he played in the Browns moving to Baltimore following the 1995 season. Al Lerner should never have been chosen as the person to own the Browns when the team came back to the...

Browns' Haslam praises Holmgren at first press conference

If new Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is planning to implode the franchise's front office, it sounded Friday as if the process would be methodical and might not include removing president Mike Holmgren from a prominent perch. "I sense there is a strong feeling here that Mike and the team have things headed in the right direction," Haslam said. "I think we have to...

Cleveland Browns Sell For Over $1 Billion

It makes sense that Jimmy Haslam is the new owner of the Cleveland Browns. Haslam made his fortune in truck stops, so he’s already accustomed to everyone crapping all over his product. The price Haslam paid for the Browns was a little more eye-opening. According to ESPN, Haslam is plunking down more than $1 billion for the most bumbling, incompetent and generally slap-assed franchise...

Reports: Deal to sell Browns complete

Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner has reached a deal to sell the team to Tennessee truck-stop magnate Jimmy Haslam III, according to multiple reports. ESPN and the NFL Network said Thursday that an agreement on the team sale had been reached. ESPN said the sale price was for more than $1 billion. The team had no immediate announcement and the sale has not yet been presented to...

Haslam: Most Important Thing We can do is Win

He said moving the Browns from Cleveland was never an issue and it won’t be an issue. He did say that Cleveland Browns Stadium will probably someday have naming rights.

Lerner Sells Cleveland Browns

Randy Lerner has sold the Cleveland Browns to Jimmy Haslam, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Fantasy Spin: Haslam is a Tennessee businessman and the sale was in excess of $1 billion. It remains to be seen if the new ownership will make any changes in the front office.

Report: Browns sold for more than $1 billion

The sale of the Cleveland Browns from Randy Lerner to Jimmy Haslam was completed on Thursday with a price tag in excess of $1 billion, according to ESPN. The transaction must be approved by NFL owners, who are expected to vote this month to confirm the deal. The recent sale of the Jacksonville Jaguars from Wayne Weaver to Shahid Khan was unanimously approved by the league in...

Browns officially sell for over $1 billion

Getty Images According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Cleveland Browns have been officially sold to Jimmy Haslam for over $1 billion. Former majority owner Randy Lerner will still hold a 30 percent stake in the organization. There are some rumblings that Browns president Mike Holmgren could be on the way out.

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HOLY CRAP RANDY LERNER IS SELLING THE CLEVELAND BROWNS!.....and you know what? He did just that, to the tune of a billion dollars.
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