2013 Year in Review: The Cleveland Browns

A look back at the Top 50+ most memorable moments or stories during the year 2013, in relation to the Cleveland Browns.

In celebration of the year ending, I present to you, "2013 in Review: The Cleveland Browns." Please go through the photo gallery above, and make sure you hover over the pictures. I have put custom descriptions for each picture's caption.

If you don't feel like going through the whole list, listed below is the draft I came up with when conceiving this gallery. From the draft to collecting the pictures and writing the captions, this probably took me 5-6 hours of work, so please share your comments below on some of your favorite moments of the year, or if you feel I left any moments out.

January 2013
-Browns walk away from Chip Kelly after meeting for seven hours
-Rob Chudzinski hired as the Browns' head coach
-FirstEnergy purchases naming rights to Cleveland Browns Stadium
-Chip Kelly hired by the Philadelphia Eagles
-Norv Turner hired as the Browns' offensive coordinator
-Browns hire Michael Lombardi as VP of Player Personnel [Part 2] (later GM)
-Ray Horton hired as the Browns' defensive coordinator

February 2013
-Ravens hold off 49ers to win the Super Bowl

March 2013
-Joe Flacco becomes the NFL's highest-paid player
-Cleveland beats out Buffalo for Kevin Costner's Draft Day
-Browns sign OLB Paul Kruger to 5-year, $41 million deal (Groves too)
-Desmond Bryant comes aboard as well, Gary Barnidge, Chris Owens
-Phil Dawson says goodbye to Browns, signs with the 49ers
-Jason Campbell signs with the Browns
-Browns radio broadcasts moving to ESPN 850 and 92.3 The Fan

April 2013
-Colt McCoy traded to the 49ers for draft picks
-FBI Locks Down Jimmy Haslam's Headquarters at Pilot Flying J
-Cleveland Browns Pick Barkevious Mingo at No. 6 Overall
-Dolphins trade WR Davone Bess to the Browns
-CB Leon McFadden, trade, and lower-round picks round out draft

May 2013
-Brian Hoyer joins the Cleveland Browns
-Jim Brown Named a Special Adviser to the Cleveland Browns' Organization

June 2013
-Josh Gordon suspended for the first two games of 2013

July 2013
-Browns revamp Berea, Twitter engagement, Kevin Griffin, Zak Gilbert

August 2013
-The epic battle between Bernie Kosar, Jeff Fisher, and Peter King
-RB Dion Lewis, star of training camp, fractures his leg

September 2013
-Browns lose another home opener to the Dolphins, 23-10
-Cleveland falls to 0-2 with 14-6 loss to Ravens, Weeden leaves with thumb injury
-Brian Hoyer named the starting QB over Jason Campbell
-Trent Richardson traded to the Colts for a 1st-round draft pick in 2014 [Part 2]
-Browns shock Vikings 31-27 as Hoyer leads game-winning drive
-Brownie the Elf debuts
-Cleveland holds Bengals to without a touchdown in 17-6 victory

October 2013
-Hoyer hurt, but Browns still beat Bills 37-24 behind Travis Benjamin's record day
-ACL surgery required for Brian Hoyer
-"The Flip" in Browns' 31-17 collapse to the Lions
-Depleted Packers rip apart Browns 31-13
-Brandon Weeden benched in favor of Jason Campbell
-Bess' fumble, drops costs Browns in 23-17 loss to Chiefs; Benjamin torn ACL
-Josh Gordon remains a member of the Browns

November 2013
-Cleveland finally beats Ravens and Joe Flacco, 24-18
-Stadium upgrade plans revealed for 2014, 2015
-Browns start off hot with 13-0 lead over Bengals
-Bengals score 31 second quarter points in 41-20 win over Browns
-Steelers finish off Browns' realistic hopes, 27-11

December 2013
-Jaguars stun Joe Haden late in 32-28 win over Browns
-Refs screw over Browns as Patriots rally to win 27-26
-Josh Gordon sets NFL record
-Browns melt down again, lose 38-31 to Bears as Cutler returns
-Jets take out Browns 24-13 with the help of former teammates
-Browns lose finale to Steelers, 20-7
-Rob Chudzinski fired by the Browns; new head coaching search begins

Have a Happy New Year, everybody!

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