BEREA, Ohio — Art Modell will be recognized by the city he jilted.
The Browns plan to have an "appropriate recognition" for Modell, who died Thursday, during Sunday's season opener against the Eagles. He remains a vilified figure in Ohio for moving the Browns to Baltimore after the 1995 season.
The Browns said plans have not been finalized but any tribute likely will take place before the opening kickoff.
"We're trying to strike the right balance," spokesman Neal Gulkis said Friday. "We want to show respect and dignity for the Modell family, the community and the fans."
The league requested every team observe a moment of silence or another appropriate gesture in memory of Modell.
The Ravens are staging a silent tribute today by placing his casket on the team's home field. The Lombardi Trophy presented to Modell after the Ravens' Super Bowl win in 2001 will be placed nearby.
Modell owned the Browns for 34 years. After he was unable to get Cleveland city leaders to build him a new stadium, he moved the team.