The Cleveland Browns have not exactly been a model franchise since returning to the NFL. The team has a winning record of 68-148 and only has one playoff appearance since returning in 1999. The Browns have tallied just 2 winning seasons in 13 years and have had 9 seasons with 5 wins or less. Some fans believe the team is cursed, while others are just desperate for a winning season.
Despite being rookie-wealthy, the Cleveland Browns were optimistic in 2012. The team landed a beast in Trent Richardson and recently named their newest QB Brandon Weeden to lead the charge. But like clockwork the team has had a run of bad luck.
2012 recap (from old to new)
- SLB Scott Fujita suspended for the first three games of the year from being apart of the Saints Bountygate squad
- WLB Chris Gocong has been diagnosed with a ruptured right Achilles’ tendon, and is done for the season. Gocong, a gem that was aquired from the Eagles was 16-game starter each of the past two years for Cleveland. Last season Gocong had 70 tackles, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.
- Joe Haden to possibility face drug suspension.ESPN Cleveland reports that the Browns CB is in danger of a four-game suspension for a failed drug test.
- Trent Richardson plans to have 2nd knee scope. Trent Richardson is expected to miss the entire preseason. His early-season workload is now a major concern. Richardson is no longer a recommended first- or second-round fantasy pick and Gridiron Experts plans to update our Fantasy RB Rankings shortly.
Mike is the founding member at Gridiron Experts with over 1000+ articles credited to his name. With over 25 years of fantasy experience, Mike has a very unique style when picking sleepers and gems. He has always had an outside the box look on the NFL and rarely gets sucked into the hype over players or buzzing offenses. Mike has three kids and lives on the West Coast. He’s happily married to a beautiful woman who also loves sports. Sundays are spent with friends and family watching games from opening kickoff to well into the evenings.