New-look Browns prepare to get back to work

CLEVELAND (AP) ? Count the Browns in as one of the happier NFL franchises Monday, now that the lockout is over. Within hours of the announcement, the team announced that single-game tickets for all preseason and regular season games would be available on Aug. 6, with prices beginning at $35.

The Browns, coming off a 5-11 season, will have a decidedly different look this year under new coach Pat Shurmur. He will transition the Browns to a West Coast offense, and move the defense from a 3-4 alignment to a 4-3.

“Stick with the plan and we have to be aware of how it is different this year,” Browns president Mike Holmgren said on Saturday at a fan rally. “If we feel we’re having bad practices because guys are making too many mistakes that they shouldn’t make, we’ll probably have to tone it down a little bit. Until they show us that they can’t absorb it, it’s full speed ahead.”

The Browns will open the preseason vs. Green Bay on Aug. 13 at home. They will open the regular season vs. Cincinnati at home on Sept. 11.