Reporting Daryl Ruiter
CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Cleveland Browns may need their passports next season.
The NFL announced Tuesday that they are adding a third game to their slate of games to be played at London’s Wembley Stadium, which has hosted at least 1 game since 2007, in 2014.
The Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars and Atlanta Falcons will serve as the “home” teams for the 3 games in 2014 the league announced at it’s fall owner’s meetings.
The Browns are scheduled to play at Atlanta and Jacksonville next season, and the league avoids divisional games overseas which makes them a prime candidate for London.
Adding to the intrigue is former majority owner Randy Lerner, who still holds a 30 percent stake in the Browns for the next 3 years, owns Aston Villa of the English Premier League.
Lerner has zero input in league scheduling decisions but it provides an intriguing twist to the possibility of the Browns heading to London.
Jacksonville has committed to playing a game at Wembley for the next 4 years starting on Oct. 27 when they host San Francisco.
Teams typically have a bye week following a London game.
Aside from divisional opponents, the Browns will also travel to Tennessee and the same place finisher this season in the AFC East in 2014.
Whether or not the Browns draw a trip to England won’t be known until the schedule is released next spring.
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