Last season, the Cleveland Browns finished 4-12 and in last place in the AFC North. In the offseason, they drafted cornerback Justin Gilbert and quarterback Johnny Manziel in the first round. They signed running back Ben Tate and wide receiver Miles Austin in free agency.
Cleveland opens its preseason schedule with a trip to Detroit to take on the Lions on Aug. 8. They travel to Washington during the second week of the preseason. Cleveland finishes the preseason with home dates against St. Louis and Chicago. The Browns begin the regular season with a road game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sept. 7.
Preseason schedule and TV coverage (ET)
Saturday, August 8 at Detroit – 7:30 p.m., NFL Network, WKYC (local)
Monday, August 18 at Washington – 8:00 p.m., ESPN
Saturday, August 23 vs. St. Louis – 8:00 pm, WKYC (local)
Thursday, August 28 vs. Chicago – 8:00 p.m., WKYC (local)
- Brad Rowland