Browns to honor Jim Brown

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The Cleveland Browns have plans to honor the greatest player in franchise history.

Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown will be recognized Oct. 3 during their game against the Buffalo Bills.

“We are absolutely thrilled to formally honor Jim Brown, the greatest running back in the history of the NFL,” Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said. “Jim is synonymous with the Cleveland Browns. He has an undeniable place in our history and we look forward to celebrating him appropriately on Oct. 3.”

Added Brown: “When Jimmy Haslam invited me to do this, I was flattered. That night will be about family, about joining together with the city, the region, and the greatest fans in all the NFL, in a celebration of the Cleveland Browns. I’m thrilled about the opportunity.”

Browns rushed for 12,312 yards and averaged 5.2 yards per carry and was named to nine consecutive Pro Bowls and named Most Valuable Player three times.

Brown rejoined the Browns as special advisor on May 29.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun.

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