Browns Rumors & News

  • Coach: Too soon to judge Manziel "Johnny Manziel said Tuesday it would be unfair for the Browns to write him off after playing about seven quarters of NFL football in his rookie year. The Browns coach said Manziel was accurate in his statement that the sample size is far too small for a long-term evaluation. Pettine isn't ready..." December 25

  • 2015 Pro Bowl: Complete roster "The rosters for the 2015 Pro Bowl, which will be Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN in Glendale, Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIV, were announced Tuesday. Like last year, it's the unconferenced format with players selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and..." December 24

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    In addition to his shoulder injury, #Browns QB Brian Hoyer has a badly bruised bicep, source said.

  • Johnny Manziel: 'I don't think it'd be fair to give up on somebody after seven quarters of football'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Johnny Manziel, who's done for the season with his hamstring injury, vowed Tuesday to take his job a lot more seriously in the future, but also says it would be a mistake for the Browns not to make him their quarterback of the future. "I don't think it would be fair to give up on somebody after..." December 23

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Tyler Thigpen has signed with the #Browns, source says. One more QB to the mix

  • Rex Grossman turns down Cleveland Browns "The Browns quarterback room has tumbled into the abyss in the buildup to Week 17. With Brian Hoyer nursing a shoulder injury and rookie Johnny Manziel ruled out with the tweaked hamstring he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Panthers, Cleveland dialed up Rex Grossman about a job. The..." December 23

  • Johnny Manziel out for season with hamstring injury

    SB Nation "After a disappointing first professional start, Johnny Manziel's second attempt lasted less than one half. According to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter, a hamstring injury will prevent him from getting another shot until next season. Manziel hurt his hamstring during the second quarter of the..." December 23

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    Tony Grossi @TonyGrossi

    I would expect #Browns bring in Rex Grossman for 16th week.

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Adding another layer to the Browns QB situation, Brian Hoyer picked up a shoulder injury Sunday. Will be evaluated day to day

  • Pettine keeps rookies on the bench

    Chronicle-Telegram "Rookie coach Mike Pettine tried to teach rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert and rookie running back Terrance West a lesson Sunday by reducing their playing time. Gilbert, the No. 8 pick, didn’t play until the second quarter of Cleveland’s 17-13 loss to Carolina. West was active, but didn’t play..." December 22

  • Carolina Panthers control own destiny after 17-13 win over Cleveland Browns

    Charlotte Observer "Given up for dead last month following a six-game losing streak, the Carolina Panthers are very much alive. The Panthers will play a winner-take-all game for the NFC South title next week at Atlanta after dispatching Cleveland 17-13 on a gray Sunday at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers’..." December 22

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    Jeremy Fowler @JFowlerESPN

    Brian Hoyer not yet ruled out with shoulder injury. Connor Shaw will get starter's reps this week. #Browns might sign FA, too

  • Browns' Johnny Manziel: 'I want to be the guy' next season

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel could be in danger of missing Sunday's season finale against Baltimore, reports Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. Manziel completed 3 of 8 passes for 32 yards before exiting the second quarter of Sunday's 17-13 loss to the Panthers with a hamstring injury...." December 22

  • Cam Newton rips “classless” fans who cheered Manziel injury

    Pro Football Talk "Cam Newton said he liked the support he heard from the home fans Sunday. But he didn’t like the ones who cheered when Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel went down with a hamstring injury. Newton said he thought it was “classless,” when some fans cheered as Manziel was being tended to by..." December 22

  • Johnny Manziel (hammy) exits game "Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel left Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers late in the first half with a hamstring injury and his return is questionable. Brian Hoyer took over at quarterback and started the second half. Manziel emerged after halftime with the towel over his..." December 22

  • Joe Haden inactive for the Browns against Panthers

    Pro Football Talk "As expected, Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is back today, a week and a half after breaking two bones in his back in a car wreck. And his job will be made a bit easier by the fact the Browns Defense will be without a key part." December 21

  • Tashaun Gipson placed on IR "The Cleveland Browns placed safety Tashaun Gipson on injured reserve Saturday, ending the season of the league's interception leader for much of the year. Gipson, who injured his MCL last month against Atlanta and had hoped to return for the late-December stretch, is tied with Detroit Lions..." December 21

  • Signs of Johnny Manziel's struggles evident in poor practice outings "Johnny Manziel's ugly debut outing last week prompted no shortage of concern within the Browns organization given how historically bad it was. While it remains a very small sample size, when coupled with his troubling outings at practice, has certainly caused some alarm with a hope that he can..." December 21

  • Joe Thomas facing charges for discharging manure

    Pro Football Talk "Some days the jokes fall right into your lap. According to the Associated Press, Browns left tackle Joe Thomas is accused of multiple enviornmental violations on his Wisconsin hunting land, including “discharging manure into a wetland.” Considering his employer has been doing that along the..." December 19

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Browns missing practice: WR Andrew Hawkins (unknown), CB Joe Haden (shoulder, on bike), CB K'Waun Williams (hammy, bike) & FS Gipson (knee)

  • Report: Columbus political officials believe Browns are moving training camp to state capital

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The possibility of the Browns moving their training camp to Columbus is gathering momentum. The Dispatch, quoting two anonymous sources, reported a contingent of Columbus political officials led by Mayor Michael Coleman attended last Sunday's game in Cleveland and left thinking it was "a matter..." December 18

  • Kyle Shanahan 'felt bad' for Manziel "Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan isn't burying his quarterback. In fact, he's building him up. Johnny Manziel struggled in his NFL debut Sunday but needed more help from teammates that never came in the 30-0 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Shanahan said. Sunday's game..." December 18

  • Browns teammates shun Manziel in introductions

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Fox Sports' Pam Oliver, who worked the sideline for the Browns-Bengals game Sunday, reported on CBS' show "We Need to Talk" that some of Johnny Manziel's teammates kept their hands to themselves during pre-game introductions and refused to acknowledge him. "Mike Pettine, when he was debating..." December 17

  • Mike Pettine: Bernie Kosar off mark "Coach Mike Pettine said Bernie Kosar's comments on the Cleveland Browns' front-office culture were "a little dramatic" and that "obstacles are being removed for us to be successful." "Sometimes guys will make comments that are a little over the top," Pettine said at his Wednesday news..." December 17

  • Manziel at facility more than 5 hours early "Johnny Manziel called his ugly debut as an NFL starter an "absolutely" humbling experience, and his midweek preparation habits for Sunday's game at Carolina seem to validate those words. ESPN spotted Manziel's car arriving at the Browns' facility at around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, more than five..." December 17

  • Buzz about Cleveland Browns' QB Johnny Manziel is greatly diminished

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "You Said It is based on the premise that the only thing Cleveland sports fans need more than a championship is a sense of humor... YOU SAID IT (The Expanded Midweek Edition) Bud: How quickly can a player come down with 'diminishing skills?' – Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park If the..." December 16

  • Merril Hoge says whoever drafted Johnny Manziel should be fired

    Sporting News "Johnny Manziel has had a rough 24 hours. The Browns were shut out against the Bengals, opposing players did his signature "money" sign, and of course the media jumped on him. ESPN's Merril Hoge has always been skeptical of Manziel, and the thrashing he took at the hands of Cincinnati didn't..." December 16

  • Andrew Hawkins Has Some Remarkable Thoughts On Protest "Andrew Hawkins made headlines when he took the field with a shirt protesting the recent shooting of two unarmed Ohioans. The Browns made us proud when they refused a demand from Cleveland cops to apologize. And now that he's explained it, we realize that Hawkins isn't just some athlete who threw..." December 16

  • Kosar rips Browns' 'uneducated' front office "Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar said an "uneducated" front office is responsible for the debacle that took place in Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. "They don't know how to lead and organize and set a culture for doing what you have to do to play winning NFL football,"..." December 16

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Browns HC Mike Pettine: I don't know if RB Isaiah Crowell (hip) is 100 percent. Probably a better question for him.

  • Johnny Manziel on his disastrous debut: 'It's very humbling'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Johnny Manziel admitted today that his disastrous debut against the Bengals was difficult to swallow. Even after watching the film on Monday, it was still tough to take. "Absolutely. Very humbling,'' he said. "This game, obviously it has its ups and downs and yesterday was one of those days for..." December 15

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Browns HC Mike Pettine: We're going to move forward w/ Johnny as QB. We feel he gives us opportunity to win. We didn't play well around him

  • Browns' Hawkins won't apologize for T-shirt "Cleveland Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins said Monday he should not have to apologize for wearing a T-shirt that asked for justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford. "A call for justice shouldn't offend or disrespect anybody," Hawkins said. "A call for justice shouldn't warrant an..." December 15

  • Browns will start Johnny Manziel in Week 16

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Despite being shutout in his first NFL start, the Browns will stick with Johnny Manziel as their starting quarterback in their Week 16 matchup at Carolina, reports ESPN Cleveland. Browns coach Mike Pettine told reporters Manziel would receive another opportunity to prove his worth over the..." December 15

  • Bengals' defense makes mockery of Manziel

    Cincinnati Enquirer "When Domata Peko and a small group of his teammates headed out to dinner Saturday night in downtown Cleveland, the trend began. Fans spotted the players and inevitably offered up the Johnny Manziel money sign. On the team bus traveling to the stadium, every turn exposed a new group of Browns..." December 15

  • Johnny Manziel: 'I feel like it was a fail on my part'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "On the Bengals' bus ride over to FirstEnergy Stadium, they peered out the window only to see Browns fans everywhere flashing them the Johnny Manziel money sign. After a week full of Johnny Football this and Johnny Football that, it was the final nudge they needed to humiliate the rookie in his..." December 15

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    Tony Grossi @TonyGrossi

    Joe Haden and Justin Gilbert both done for the day.

  • Fan denies Jeremy Hill's TD leap "It's been a rough year on the road for Bengals fans in the front row. This time, a pair of Bengals fans were out-muscled on the western wall of FirstEnergy Stadium by a Browns fan who was not going to let Cincinnati running back Jeremy Hill leap into their arms after a 16-yard rushing touchdown..." December 14

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Browns ILB Karlos Dansby (sprained MCL left knee) is inactive. He will miss his fourth consecutive game. Was listed as questionble #Bengals

  • Merril Hoge: Johnny Manziel has '1st-round hype with 6th-round talent' "LeBron James is a football fan. He's also been at the forefront of Manziel Mania, which explains why he's expected to be at the Browns game Sunday to watch Johnny Football make his first NFL start. Pretty much everybody agrees that Johnny Manziel should start over Brian Hoyer, who has struggled..." December 14

  • Gilberry, Maualuga troll Manziel "Johnny Manziel flashes money signs when he reaches the end zone, but Bengals defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry beat him to it in the rookie's first NFL start. Gilberry sacked Manziel deep in the backfield on the Browns' second drive Sunday and displayed the quarterback's signature move to the..." December 14

  • Johnny Manziel: Time to be leader "Two days from his first NFL start, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel said he's in a "different place now" than when the Washington Redskins got the best of him mentally during a preseason game. The rookie's mentality for Sunday's debut against the Cincinnati Bengals seems..." December 14

  • Browns fan who sparked fight apologizes to Johnny Manziel

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Two nights before his first NFL start, Johnny Manziel received an apology from the fan who approached him at his apartment building on Nov. 22 and sparked a fight. Sandusky native Chris Gonos, 33, posted the apology on his Facebook account and also sent it to Northeast Ohio Media Group: Dear..." December 14

  • Browns waive Billy Cundiff, sign Hartley "The Cleveland Browns waived placekicker Billy Cundiff on Saturday and signed Garrett Hartley as a replacement. Hartley kicked in 57 games for the Saints from 2008-13. He made 82-of-101 field goals, and all but one of his 177 PATs. The Saints released him last December after he missed twice in a..." December 14

  • Josh Gordon: 'Anxious' to help team "Josh Gordon said Thursday that effort is not his problem as he comes back from a 10-game suspension -- production is. "Everything looks slower when you're not getting the ball," Gordon said as the Browns prepared to face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Gordon's production since he..." December 12

  • NFL salary cap projected at $138.6 million "The NFL salary cap is projected to be $138.6 million in 2015, a 4.21 percent increase over this year's $133 million. The projection was revealed to NFL owners at their meeting in Irving, Texas. That number could rise as high as $141 million, two team executives told USA Today. Last year,..." December 11

  • Johnny Manziel: Marvin Lewis' 'midget' remark 'absolutely funny'

    USA Today "Marvin Lewis' verbal cheap shot at Johnny Manziel — the Cincinnati Bengals head coach called the newly appointed starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns a "midget" — is the latest indication that the high-profile rookie remains a marked man. The barb provided fresh evidence that Manziel..." December 11

  • NFL approves new personal conduct policy

    SB Nation "Roger Goodell announced a new personal conduct policy at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday. The new policy will make several changes to how policy violations are handled. For example, accused players are expected to immediately be placed on paid leave after they have been charged. In addition, the..." December 10

  • Report: Browns try out three kickers

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns have reportedly taken a look at three kickers. According to Howard Balzer of The Sports Xchange, the club worked out veteran Garrett Hartley and rookies Zach Hocker and Nate Freese. The Browns’ incumbent kicker, Billy Cundiff, missed a 40-yard field goal in Sunday’s 25-24 loss to..." December 10

  • Browns appear set to give offensive reins to Johnny Manziel

    ESPN 850 Cleveland "Coach Mike Pettine sounded resigned to making a change at quarterback and giving Johnny Manziel his first NFL start Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Pettine’s tone and demeanor suggested demoting Brian Hoyer as starter was a move he didn’t expect to make but could no longer avoid. “I..." December 09

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