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2014 Year in Review: The Cleveland Browns

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A look back at the Top 50+ most memorable moments or stories during the year 2014, in relation to the Cleveland Browns.

In celebration of the year ending, I present to you, "2014 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 2014
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-Browns Hire Mike Pettine as Head Coach [Intro Presser]
-Ray Farmer Stays With the Browns as Assistant GM

February 2014
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-Browns to hire Kyle Shanahan, Jim O'Neil as offensive coordinator
-Super Bowl 2014 Recap: Seahawks Destroy Broncos 43-8
-Bombshell: GM Michael Lombardi & CEO Joe Banner fired; Ray Farmer & Alec Scheiner replacing them
-Browns try to trade for 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh?
-Lombardi Seen With Documents Containing Browns Logo at NFL Combine
-Browns Release Team Captain ILB D'Qwell Jackson

March 2014
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-Cleveland Browns Sign ILB Karlos Dansby to Anchor the Defense
-Cleveland Browns Sign SS Donte Whitner, Replacing SS T.J. Ward
-Browns Put in Multi-Year Offer Sheet to WR Andrew Hawkins, Ben Tate

April 2014
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-Jaguars make offer to C Alex Mack, but the Browns quickly match
-Draft Day Movie Opens at $9.75 Million at Box Office
-Browns Remove Bernie Kosar from Preseason Broadcast Booth

May 2014
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-Browns Pick CB Justin Gilbert at No. 8 Overall, Get Bills 1st-Round Pick
-Browns Pick QB Johnny Manziel at No. 22 Overall
-ESPN's OTL: 'Josh Gordon faces suspension'
-Joel Bitonio, Chris Kirksey, Terrance West, Pierre Desir Round Out Rest of Draft
-Cleveland Browns extend CB Joe Haden through 2019
-Cleveland Browns sign WR Miles Austin, release WR Greg Little
-WR Josh Gordon Issued Speeding Ticket; Passenger Had Marijuana
-Browns Fans Will Have to Register for Training Camp This Year

June 2014
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-Johnny Manziel and the Inflatable Swan

July 2014
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-Browns WR Josh Gordon arrested for DWI
-The King Has Returned
-Cleveland Browns to Feature a Live Dog Mascot in 2014
-Pilot Flying J avoids prosecution if agreement terms are met, fined $92M

August 2014
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-Scoreboard Renovations Complete for FirstEnergy Stadium
-Brian Hoyer Named Browns' Starting Quarterback
-"A sample" and "B sample" - Josh Gordon loses appeal, one-year ban upheld

September 2014
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-Browns' Comeback Falls Short in 30-27 Loss to Steelers
-Josh Gordon suspension to be reduced to 10 games, NFLPA approves new drug policy
-Browns Stun Saints 26-24 in Home Opener
-Browns Blow Opportunities, Lose 23-21 to Ravens


October 2014
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-Fans Witness History in Team's 29-28 Comeback Win Over Titans
-Browns Crush the Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-10
-Alex Mack Likely Out for the Season
-Jaguars Prove to be a Bad Matchup for Browns in 24-6 Loss
-Dawgs By Nature Visits the Browns Headquarters in Berea
-Browns Win Ugly Over Raiders, 23-13


November 2014
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-Browns Hold on for 22-17 Victory Over Buccaneers
-Browns Dominate Bengals 24-3, Tied for AFC North Lead
-Browns Fall Flat to Texans, 23-7
-Browns Waive RB Ben Tate
-Colts sign former Browns WR Josh Cribbs
-Browns Escape With 26-24 Win Over Falcons on Game-Winning Field Goal (Gordon return)
-Manziel involved in fight at The 9
-Browns Fall to Bills 26-10, Now Face QB Controversy

December 2014
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-Browns Suffer Devastating 25-24 Loss to Colts
-Johnny Manziel named starting QB; Bengals Marvin Lewis calls him a midget
-Manziel's Debut Sparks Nothing as Bengals Defeat Browns 30-0
-Manziel Hurt as Panthers Defeat Browns 17-13
-Josh Gordon suspended 1 game by Browns, season may not accrue toward UFA status
-Browns Finish Below .500 With 20-10 Loss to Ravens
-Jimmy Haslam: Mike Pettine & Ray Farmer Will Return for 2015

Have a Happy New Year, everybody!