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2015 Year in Review: The Cleveland Browns

A look back at the Top 50+ most memorable moments or stories during the year 2015, in relation to the Cleveland Browns.

In celebration of the year ending, I present to you, "2015 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 10 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 2015

-Kyle Shanahan departs organization, and the 32-point presentation
-NFL investigating text messages to Browns' sidelines
-Browns Announce Plans for Phase II of FirstEnergy Stadium Renovation
-Browns hire John DeFilippo as new offensive coordinator [Intro presser]
-Josh Gordon fails another drug test, banished for another year
-Browns Raise Season Ticket Prices for First Time Since 2008

February 2015

-Super Bowl 2015 Recap: Patriots Defeat Seahawks 28-24
-Johnny Manziel has Entered Treatment for 'Areas in Which He Needs to Improve'
-Reports of Dysfunction in Berea Dominate February [Pokorny's Defense of the Browns]
-Cleveland Browns New Logos Include an Updated Helmet & Dawg Pound Branding to mixed response
-Browns sign QB Josh McCown, signaling the end of QB Brian Hoyer's reign

March 2015

-The Jordan Cameron confusion: reports say Cleveland re-signs him, signs with Dolphins hours later
-Cleveland signs CB Tramon Williams, let CB Buster Skrine, OLB Jabaal Sheard, DT Ahtyba Rubin walk in free agency
-Browns sign WR Brian Hartline and The $9 Million Man: Dwayne Bowe
-Browns avoid losing draft pick, Farmer suspended for 'textgate', Browns Say Report About Jimmy Haslam Swapping Ownership With Titans is 100% False

April 2015

-Johnny Manziel out of rehab, days after rumors about Manziel-for-Bradford trade
-Cleveland Browns Reveal New Uniforms [Voting Results on Favorite Combos]
-Browns select NT Danny Shelton at No. 12 overall, OG Cameron Erving at No. 19 overall

May 2015

-Browns draft OLB Nate Orchard, RB Duke Johnson, and DT Xavier Cooper on Day 2, S Ibraheim Campbell, WR Vince Mayle, CB Charles Gaines, FB Malcolm Johnson, TE Randall Telfer, ILB Hayes Pullard, and CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu on Day 3.
-NFL pushes extra points back to 32-yard field goal attempts
-QB Johnny Manziel Throwing Water Bottle Toward a Heckling Fan

June 2015

-Browns Trade for 49ers' Andy Lee, Release Spencer Lanning
-Browns FS Tashaun Gipson Signs His Tender, ending mini-holdout, returns with hamstring injury
-WWE Visits Berea; Seth Rollins calls Browns QB Johnny Manziel an 'Idiot Face' at 'RAW'
-Browns claim Terrelle Pryor off waivers

July 2015

-Jamil Northcutt's Departure from Browns a Sign of the Rift Between Farmer and Pettine?

August 2015

-RB Coach Wilbert Montgomery Disappointed in Lack of Competition
-Cleveland holds joint training camp practice session with Bills, Choose Columbus as Site of Orange & Brown Scrimmage
-Team parts ways with DT Phil Taylor, DL Ishmaa'ily Kitchen

September 2015

-Cleveland Browns Trade RB Terrance West to the Tennessee Titans, Billy Winn to Colts, sign QB Austin Davis / Farmer suspension begins
-Browns Suspend Offensive Line Coach Andy Moeller Indefinitely, later terminated
-Justin Gilbert Involved In Road Rage Incident
-Josh McCown goes helicopter mode in 31-10 season-opening loss to Jets
-Travis Benjamin has three touchdowns as Cleveland Holds Off Titans 28-14
-Cleveland's Comeback Attempt against Raiders Falls Short, Lose 27-20 after Charles Woodson's interception

October 2015

-San Diego Beats Cleveland 30-27 on Game-Winning Field Goal, GM Ray Farmer returns after
-Cleveland Rallies to Beat Baltimore in Overtime, 33-30, record passing day for McCown
-Do the Cleveland Browns Have Another Problem With Johnny Manziel? (girlfriend argument)
-Browns blow golden opportunity to beat undefeated Broncos, falls to Denver in OT, 26-23
-Former Browns writer Kevin Jones' article on Cleveland's Defense
-St. Louis Takes Advantage of Turnovers in 24-6 Win Over Cleveland

November 2015

-Cleveland Blows Halftime Lead, Arizona Rolls 34-20
-Reports say Browns Nearly Traded LT Joe Thomas to Denver Broncos
-Cincinnati Wins 31-10 Over Cleveland on Thursday Night Football
-Pittsburgh Wins 30-9 Over Cleveland, Roethlisberger torches secondary as backup
-CB Joe Haden & WR Andrew Hawkins suffer second concussions of season
-Manziel named starter heading into bye, lies to team about video, then demoted to third-string
-Cleveland Loses 33-27 to Baltimore on Monday Night Football due to blocked FG touchdown as time expires

December 2015

-McCown Out for Rest of Season With Broken Collarbone -- Pettine starts Austin Davis vs. Bengals
-Fans disgusted after Cleveland swept by Cincinnati in 37-3 Blowout Loss
-Browns Reach Contract Extension With TE Gary Barnidge
-Browns elevate Manziel to Starting QB, end losing streak with 24-10 domination of 49ers
-Seattle Takes Care of Cleveland 30-13
-Kansas City Survives Against Cleveland 17-13, Manziel sets franchise rushing record for QB
-Buzz begins about Browns' coaching and front office situation / Chip Kelly fired / Farmer Goes, Pettine Stays?

Have a Happy New Year, everybody!