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Week V: Patriots - Browns Connections

A look at Patriots-Bills connections as we head into Sunday's game in Cleveland.


  • New England DB Nate Ebner went to Ohio State and grew up in Dublin, Ohio.
  • Patriots OL Joe Thuney is originally from Centerville, Ohio.
  • New England cornerbacks coach Josh Boyer is originally from Heath, Ohio. He was a four-year starter at Muskingum College and later served as a graduate assistant at University of Dayton.


  • Cleveland DB Don Jones played nine games for New England in 2014.
  • The brother of Browns WR Andrew Hawkins, Artell Hawkins, played for the Patriots from 2005-06.
  • Browns running backs coach Kirby Wilson coached running backs in New England from 1997-99.


  • Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was the head coach of the Browns from 1991-95.
  • New England tight ends coach Brian Daboll was the Browns offensive coordinator from 2009-10.
  • Patriots LB Barkevious Mingo played for the Browns from 2013-15, totaling 110 tackles.
  • Patriots DL Jabaal Sheard Originally was originally drafted by Cleveland in the second round (37th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft and played for the Browns through the 2014 season.


  • Cleveland senior offensive assistant/wide receivers Al Saunders and offensive quality control/assistant wide receivers Bob Saunders worked in Kansas City when Patriots wide receivers coach Chad O'Shea worked for the Chiefs.
  • Browns OL John Greco also played with Patriots DE Chris Long in St. Louis, as well as with Patriots WR Danny Amendola during his time with the Rams.
  • Browns WR Andrew Hawkins and Patriots FB James Develin were teammates in Cincinnati during the 2011 season.
  • Cleveland DB Don Jones and and DB Jamar Taylor were defensive teammates with Patriots LB Jonathan Freeny at the Miami Dolphins.
  • Browns DL Stephen Paea and QB Josh McCownplayed with Patriots TE Martellus Bennett and LB Shea McClellin at the Chicago Bears.
  • Cleveland OL Shon Coleman, WR Ricardo Louis and DT Gabe Wright were teammates with DB Jonathan Jones at Auburn.
  • Browns P Britton Colquitt played for the Broncos when Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was the head coach in Denver.
  • Cleveland K Cody Parkey and Patriots DB Eric Rowe were teammates in Philadelphia.
  • Patriots TE Clay Harbor and Browns OL Austin Pasztor were teammates at the Jacksonville Jaguars.


  • Cleveland OL Alvin Bailey played with Patriots TE AJ Derby and DL Trey Flowers at Arkansas.
  • Browns LB Tank Carder and Patriots OL Marcus Cannon were teammates at Texas Christian.
  • Cleveland DB Jamar Taylor and Patriots LB Shea McClellin were defensive teammates at Boise State.
  • Browns LB Nate Orchard and Patriots DB Eric Rowe were defensive teammates at Utah.
  • Cleveland WR Terrelle Pryor Sr.and Patriots DB Nate Ebner were teammates at Ohio State.
  • Browns LB Joe Schobert and Patriots RB James White were teammates at Wisconsin.
  • Cleveland associate head coach/offense Pep Hamilton coached at Stanford when Patriots DB Jordan Richards played for the team.

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