- 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.
FORMER NFL TEAMMATES
- 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.
FORMER COLLEGE TEAMMATES
- 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.