To me, the Cleveland Browns brass are a plural, so "They don't appear" would be correct.
Later in the same article:
This is a enticing opportunity here...
Obviously, this is an enticing opportunity.
Also found online: Ty Montgomery (ankle) continues to nurse his ankle injury and is now off crutches, Jason Wilde of ESPN.com reports.
Apparently this web site automatically mentions a player's infirmary, ankle, back, groin, whatever. But if you're going to mention it later in the sentence, you don't need it twice.
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