Cleveland Browns – History, Background, Opponents and Schedule

By RayPublished on: February 16, 2024 Updated on: February 21, 2024
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The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team, playing in the NFL. Established in 1944, the Browns play in the National Football League as an American Football Conference North division member. Businessman Arthur B. McBride and coach Paul Brown formed the team that started playing in the All-America Football Conference (AAFC) in 1946.

The Browns became a dominant force which won four AAFC championships before joining the NFL in 1950. Before the Super Bowl era, the Browns established themselves as a strong force in the NFL. They continued their trend of success, securing championships in 1950, 1954, 1955, and 1964.

Although they tasted consecutive title wins in the Pre-Super Bowl era, they have been going through a championship drought since 1964. In fact, they are one of the only four NFL teams that haven’t featured in the Super Bowl.

Cleveland Browns Home Stadium

The Browns played their home games at the Cleveland Stadium from their first season in 1946 through 1995. After that, the team has been playing their home games at the Cleveland Browns Stadium since 1999.

Browns’ Hiatus From the NFL and Reactivation

The Browns didn’t play in the NFL from the 1996 season to the 1998 season. In 1995, the team’s then-owner Art Modell announced his intention to move the franchise to Baltimore, citing financial losses and the inadequacy of Cleveland Municipal Stadium.

NFL intervened in their relocation and ruled that the Browns’ name, colors, and history would remain in Cleveland. Modell was granted a new franchise, the Baltimore Ravens for the 1996 season. And the Browns were “deactivated” for the next three seasons.

The NFL officially reactivated the Cleveland Browns in 1999, reintroducing the team as an expansion franchise but retaining the historical records, colors, and heritage of the original Browns.

Active Roster

Player # Position Height` College
Matthew Adams
40 LB 6-0 Houston

Jordan Akins

84 TE 6-4 UCF

D’Anthony Bell

37 S 6-1 West Florida

David Bell

18 WR 6-1 Purdue

Joel Bitonio

75 G 6-4 Nevada

Corey Bojorquez

13 P 6-0 New Mexico

Harrison Bryant

88 TE 6-5 Florida Atlantic

Geron Christian

64 OT 6-5 Louisville

Amari Cooper

2 WR 6-1 Alabama

Mohamoud Diabate

43 LB 6-4 Utah

Jeff Driskel

12 QB 6-4 Louisiana Tech

Michael Dunn

68 G 6-5 Maryland

Jordan Elliott

96 DT 6-4 Missouri

Martin Emerson Jr.

23 CB 6-2 Mississippi State

Tony Fields II

42 LB 6-0 West Virginia

Joe Flacco

15 QB 6-6 Delaware

Jerome Ford

34 RB 5-10 Cincinnati

Mike Ford

28 CB 6-0 Southeast Missouri State

Myles Garrett

95 DE 6-4 Texas A&M

Marquise Goodwin

3 WR 5-9 Texas

Kahlef Hailassie

25 CB 6-1 Western Kentucky

Duron Harmon

30 S 6-0 Rutgers

Nick Harris

53 FB/C 6-1 Washington

Shelby Harris

93 DT 6-2 Illinois State

Ronnie Hickman

33 S 6-1 Ohio State

Dustin Hopkins

7 K 6-2 Florida State

James Hudson III

66 T 6-5 Cincinnati

Charley Hughlett

47 LS 6-4 Central Florida

Kareem Hunt

27 RB 5-11 Toledo

Siaki Ika

62 DT 6-3 Baylor

Sam Kamara

92 DE 6-0 Stony Brook

Jordan Kunaszyk

51 LB 6-3 California

Isaiah McGuire

57 DE 6-4 Missouri

Cameron Mitchell

29 CB 5-11 Northwestern

Elijah Moore

8 WR 5-10 Mississippi

Greg Newsome II

0 CB 6-0 Northwestern

David Njoku

85 TE 6-4 Miami (Fla.)

Ogbo Okoronkwo

54 DE 6-2 Oklahoma

Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah

6 LB 6-2 Notre Dame

Riley Patterson

36 K 6-0 Memphis

Ethan Pocic

55 C 6-6 LSU

James Proche II

11 WR 5-11 SMU

Za’Darius Smith

99 DE 6-4 Kentucky

Pierre Strong Jr.

20 RB 5-11 South Dakota State

Sione Takitaki

44 LB 6-1 BYU

Wyatt Teller

77 G 6-4 Virginia Tech

Juan Thornhill

1 S 6-0 Virginia

Cedric Tillman

19 WR 6-3 Tennessee

Dalvin Tomlinson

94 DT 6-3 Alabama

P.J. Walker

10 QB 5-11 Temple

Denzel Ward

21 CB 5-11 Ohio State

Leroy Watson

69 T 6-5 Texas-San Antonio

Alex Wright

91 DE 6-5 UAB

Luke Wypler

56 C 6-3 Ohio State

Cleveland Browns’ Opponents for the 2024 NFL Season

The Browns will play eight games at home while nine games on the roads in the 2024 regular NFL season. Their opponents for the 2024 season are:


Divisional Opponents

AFC Opponents

NFC Opponents


Divisional Opponents

  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Cincinnati Bengal
  • Pittsburgh Steelers

AFC Opponents

  • Denver Broncos
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Las Vegas Raiders

NFC Opponents

About Author: Ray

As a passionate writer and dedicated NFL enthusiast, Ray brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the world of football. With a focus on NFL players and WAGs, Ray dives deep into the stories, lives, and careers of these incredible athletes. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling, Ray captures the essence of the NFL world, exploring the lives of players, and their family members.