3 rumors Cleveland Browns fans shouldn’t buy into for 2020

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GLENDALE, ARIZONA – DECEMBER 15: Baker Mayfield #6 of the Cleveland Browns stands between receivers Odell Beckham Jr #13 and Jarvis Landry #80 during the singing of the national anthem prior to a game against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium on December 15, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

With a complete regime change rumors are constantly flying around the Cleveland Browns. Some may be true, but here are a few you shouldn’t read into.

The Cleveland Browns are leaders once again to be offseason champions. After winning the same title in 2019, the Browns were only able to translate that into a disappointing six-win season. The offense was lethargic and the defense couldn’t stop anyone on third down. Let’s not forget the cluelessness that was on head coach Freddie Kitchens’ face too often.

Owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam have now turned the keys over to general manager Andrew Berry and head coach Kevin Stefanski. Thus far both have brought a new level of professionalism to the organization and seem to have the Browns heading in the right direction.

Since the Browns returned in 1999, fans have only seen one winning season and one playoff appearance, which resulted in a loss. It’s also impossible to forget about the infamous 0-16 season of 2017.

Roots are deep in Cleveland and there is not a more passionate fan base around. The question now, can Berry and Stefanski change a damaged culture? It appears the Browns have a strong locker room and are ready to take the next step.

All moves in the 2020 offseason have been calculated and necessary. The team has continued to add talent while being mindful of the salary cap.

With no live sports currently, rumors have gained more steam than usual. While the majority of free agency is over, experts are still speculating who could sign where and who could be released before the start of the season. The Browns may have a few small moves remaining, but don’t expect anything shocking in the next few months.

Typically, where there is smoke, there is fire to a rumor, but it feels this year there has been some bad reporting because of slow times. Below are three rumors you may read about in the news, but shouldn’t put much thought into if you’re a Browns fan.

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