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, Cleveland coach Hue Jackson continues to have the "unwavering" support of owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam, who believe his third year will bring out the best in him 鈥?and the Browns."I think we will see the real Hue Jackson," Jimmy Haslam said Saturday before practice.Jackson has lost 31 of 32 games since taking over a Cleveland franchise that has undergone numerous coaching changes and front-office upheaval since the team's NFL expansion return in 1999. However, the Haslams feel the worst is over, and thanks to a roster overhaul directed by general manager John Dorsey, Jackson has the pieces to win."He has good quarterbacks, he has some skill players, he has a veteran offensive lineman 鈥?now, we have to figure out left tackle 鈥?and three really good (running) backs and a good defense."Jackson has also been helped by not also handling offensive coordinator duties. With some urging and the blessing of the Haslams, he turned his offense over to Todd Haley, who was fired after six seasons with Pittsburgh."You have to give Hue credit for bringing in Todd Haley Taven Bryan Color Rush Jersey
, which I think will allow Hue to be the head coach," Haslam said. "I think this will be the first opportunity Hue will have to do what we know he can do as head coach as a leader. Even though Todd will be calling all of the shots on offense, I think Hue will obviously have some impact there like he will defense. We are excited to see it."The Browns went 0-16 last season, matching the 2008 Detroit Lions as the only teams in NFL history to lose all 16 games. But while there were many Cleveland fans calling for Jackson's firing, his players remained united behind him and the Haslams decided to bring him back for another year.That doesn't mean Jackson's job is permanently safe, but Haslam refused to say there was a mandate on wins this season."No, we're excited about Hue Jackson," Haslam said. "I think our commitment to him has been unwavering and still is."Jackson is grateful for the Haslams' backing."I said all last year, I felt like I had their full support," he said following the Browns' first practice in pads. "They were always in communication with me, and I thank them for that. I'm glad they feel that way. My job is to go out and coach this football team and get them better and we've got to do it better than we've ever done it since I've been here. We have some players that I think are going to help make the difference Cody Allen Jersey
, but at the same time, it's just all talk right now."We have to go do it. So we've just got to keep working, but I do thank them for that."As the 2017 season unraveled, the Haslams chose to fire head of football operations Sashi Brown, whose analytics-heavy approach yielded mixed results and not enough wins. Dorsey, who guided Kansas City's turnaround from 2013 to 2016, replaced Brown and spent this past offseason acquiring talent.Haslam felt it was fair to assess Jackson's upcoming third season as his first."I think in some ways you could say because of the talent he's had, particularly at quarterback, particularly last year, it could view it as his first year, but we don't look at that Mike McGlinchey Jersey
," Haslam said. "I know everybody's saying Hue has to win this many games or he has to win that many games. We don't look at it (like that).""We're really excited about the relationship that Hue and John have and not just that they have but their staffs have, how the building is working together. I mean we're in here at 7 this morning talking about who else we might need to add to the roster. So we feel good about the chemistry, we feel good about the work ethic, but at the same time, we all understand we've got to win games."The Latest on the NFL combine (all times EST): 11 a.m.Buffalo Bills coach Sean McDermott says cutting quarterback Tyrod Taylor is not part of the team’s current plans, though he won’t rule out trading the three-year starter. McDermott says it’s too early to remove any option off the table ”other than cutting him at this point,” in answering a question as to whether the Bills would consider trading Taylor. ”We’re in a good position with some options out there, so that’ll work itself out,” he added at the NFL combine on Wednesday.Taylor’s future in Buffalo remains in question even though he helped lead the Bills to a 9-7 record and clinch the team’s first playoff berth since 1999. Taylor has a 23-21 record with the Bills and went 8-6 last season while also being benched for one game in favor of rookie Nathan Peterman.The Bills considered cutting Taylor last March before the quarterback agreed to restructure his contract by reducing it from a five-year to a two-year term.Taylor enters the final year of his deal, and is due a $6 million bonus in two weeks. General manager Brandon Beane previously said the Bills could comfortably afford carrying Taylor’s contract this year, which will count $18 million against the salary cap.—8:45 p.m.Jon Gruden is back from the broadcast booth and the highest-paid coach in NFL history.Unlike his colleague http://www.billsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-jeremy-kerley-jersey
, Matt Patricia didn’t balk at leaving Bill Belichick’s brigade.Andy Reid is in the midst of another major roster shake-up and his protege, Doug Pederson, is basking in Philadelphia’s first Super Bowl triumph.All are in Indianapolis at the NFL combine this week hoping to better their chances of winning in 2018.Top college prospects, including a group of quarterbacks that could produce five first-round draft picks, will spend four days getting poked and prodded, tested and timed.GMs and coaches will do their best to get to know them off the field as well, either in formal 15-minute interviews or during a mixed zone after their physical assessments.—.