Browns Rumors & News

  • Browns sign fourth-round pick Joe Schobert

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns had plenty of picks during the 2016 draft and now they have all but one of them signed. The team announced Friday that they have signed fourth-round linebacker Joe Schobert. Like all players drafted after the first round, Schobert agreed to a four-year deal." June 24

  • Former NFL Player Davone Bess Arrested by SWAT Team After Barricading Himself Inside Arizona Home

    Complex "Back in early 2014, former NFL player Davone Bess—who played for the Dolphins and Browns between 2008 and 2013—made a couple of really questionable decisions that ultimately played a role in his pro football career coming to an abrupt end. He inexplicably posted a photo of weed on social media in..." June 21

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Joe Haden: LeBron and the Cavs Show the Way

    SI "Oh my goodness. It’s 20 minutes after the Cavaliers just ended 52 years without a championship in my adopted city—I play cornerback for the Browns, I love LeBron James, and I go to 25 or 30 Cavs games a year—and I’m in a club where they’re spraying champagne like it’s the locker room where our..." June 20

  • Bernie Kosar says RG3 was 'phenomenal' at the Cleveland Browns practice he watched

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Bernie Kosar liked what he saw when he was invited by head coach Hue Jackson to watch the Browns practice nearly three weeks ago in Berea. Kosar, who was on hand Wednesday for the grand opening of a restaurant at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park, where he has a steakhouse, said he is a..." June 16

  • Who Will Emerge in the Cleveland Browns Quarterback Competition?

    Sporting News "The Cleveland Browns have been continually looking for an answer to their quarterback position and will enter training camp with an unsettled situation. The Browns will be selecting a starter from a group of veterans in Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown and 2016 third round draft pick Cody..." June 14

  • Browns’ Danny Shelton slims down to 335 pounds

    Pro Football Talk "Shelton is a large man. That has been apparent since he entered the NFL on draft day last year by bear hugging Roger Goodell and effortlessly lifting him into the air. But the Browns thought Shelton got too large last year. According to Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com, Shelton got up to 365..." June 12

  • Report: Sashi Brown had meeting with Warriors' GM

    Dawgs By Nature "According to Kevin Jones, formerly of Browns.com and now covering sports in the Bay Area, Cleveland Browns Executive VP of Football Operations Sashi Brown met with a key member of the Golden State Warriors' front office " June 12

  • Hue Jackson says rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman has already ‘shown why we drafted him in the first round’

    Akron Beacon Journal "In less than four weeks, Browns rookie wide receiver Corey Coleman went from being publicly criticized to effusively praised by coach Hue Jackson. After the first practice of rookie minicamp on May 13, Jackson called out Coleman for being gassed and challenged him to get into better..." June 11

  • Browns sign Cody Kessler, Patrick Murray

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns finished up their three-day mandatory minicamp on Thursday and they also wrapped up some off-field business. Quarterback Cody Kessler has become the 12th member of the team’s 14-played draft class to sign his rookie contract. Third-round defensive end Carl Nassib and fourth-round..." June 09

  • Report: E.J. Bibbs collects on $550,000 insurance policy

    Dawgs By Nature "As a rookie in 2015, Cleveland Browns TE E.J. Bibbs had a base salary of $435,000 as an undrafted free agent. Despite not seeing much playing time -- he finished the year with just one catch -- he was on the roster all season, ensuring that he received the full amount of that salary. Whether..." June 09

  • The Ongoing Growth of Griffin

    SI "To the outside world, it seemed that Robert Griffin arrived in Cleveland weighed down with four years of baggage from a most unusual run as franchise savior-turned-bust in D.C. Good thing for the star-crossed quarterback, his new head coach never looked at it like that. “I said this to all..." June 09

  • Jim Brown ‘looking forward to great things’ from Hue Jackson

    Sportsnaut "New Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson has picked up a key endorsement in Jim Brown. When discussing Jackson, Brown expressed great optimism about what the future may hold. Brown has some credibility on the matter. In addition to being the greatest Brown and one of the best players of all-time,..." June 08

  • RGIII is deliberately throwing the ball at people's garages to prove he's 'coachable'

    SB Nation "Robert Griffin III has been showing off his arm in an unusual way during the Cleveland Browns' mandatory minicamp: launching the ball over the practice facility's 16-foot fence, sometimes even hitting neighbors' garages. On Wednesday, Griffin told reporters he was doing it deliberately, and he has..." June 08

  • Browns sign 3rd round draft pick, OL Shon Coleman

    Dawgs By Nature "The Cleveland Browns signed OL Shon Coleman on Tuesday. He is the 11th of 14 draft picks to sign. Taken in the 3rd round at No. 76 overall, Kindred's contract will be worth about $3.128 million, with a $788,000 signing bonus over four years, according to OverTheCap's pre-determined draft chart...." June 07

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • What Earnest Byner has provided the Browns RBs, coaching staff as offseason workouts draw to a close

    Clevelandbrowns.com "Kirby Wilson made it clear recently the Browns’ offense will be a run-oriented one. “I think when you look at Coach (Hue) Jackson’s background, he is a ‘quarterback guru.’ He has done a tremendous job over the years with that, but if you look at his record, in terms of running the football and..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Browns, 49ers underdogs in first 16 weeks of the season

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns and 49ers surely will win one or more games in 2016. At this point, however, Vegas thinks they won’t. Via Yahoo Sports, the folks at ESPN.com have compiled the betting lines for the first 16 weeks of the 2016 season, and both the Browns and 49ers are currently underdogs in every..." June 04

  • Josh McCown on QB uncertainty: I don’t like it, but it helps me get better

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns still haven’t decided who their starting quarterback will be this season. Josh McCown wishes they would. McCown said on 850 WKNR in Cleveland that he would prefer to have a road map for how to prepare for the season, but as it stands, he doesn’t know if he’s preparing to be the..." June 04

  • Jim Brown has talked to Josh Gordon and says he's getting help

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns Hall of Famer Jim Brown, who's playing a larger role in the organization under Hue Jackson, has talked to suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon in the past month and was encouraged by what he heard. "I've talked with Josh twice on the phone, and the last time I talked with him he sounded..." June 02

  • Manziel Gets Huge Tattoo While Flying on Private Jet

    CBS Sports "Johnny Manziel hasn't really been using his right arm to throw a football lately, so apparently he's decided to do something else with it: He's turned the arm into a tattoo canvas. Manziel topped off his wild weekend in New York on Tuesday night by getting a tattoo that almost takes up his..." June 02

  • Browns' Gary Barnidge: Surgery Thursday, expected to be ready for camp

    CBS Sports "Barnidge underwent sports hernia surgery Thursday morning, but is expected to be ready for training camp, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Barnidge had a breakout year in 2015, collecting 1,043 receiving yards on 79 receptions, with a fantasy-friendly nine touchdown catches." June 02

  • On what Cleveland Browns' new regime might learn from cornerback Justin Gilbert's past

    NFL.com "After big performances in high school, Justin Gilbert used to vanish from the spotlight. Former Huntsville High coach Shane Martin would walk into the locker room searching for him in an effort to fulfill reporters' requests for interviews. The Browns cornerback was gone, nowhere to be..." June 01

  • Browns sign 4th round draft pick, WR Ricardo Louis

    Dawgs By Nature "The Cleveland Browns have signed the ninth player of its 14-player 2016 NFL Draft crop, wide receiver Ricardo Louis. The team announced the news on Wednesday afternoon. Selected in the 4th round at No. 114, Louis's deal will be worth about $2.9 million, according to OverTheCap's..." June 01

  • Browns sign 4th round pick, TE Seth DeValve

    Dawgs By Nature "The Cleveland Browns signed another fourth round draft selection on Wednesday, tight end Seth DeValve. The Browns have now signed 10 of its 14 selections in the 2016 NFL Draft. The team announced the news on Wednesday afternoon. Chosen in the fourth round at No. 138, DeValve should receive a..." June 01

  • Hue Jackson not ready to name Browns' starting QB

    NFL.com "Hue Jackson said last month that he planned to name Cleveland's starting quarterback "way before we play," but the new Browns coach confirmed Wednesday that he isn't ready to make that decision just yet. "When the time is right, trust me, you guys will be the first to know," Jackson said as..." June 01

  • Emmanuel Ogbah making transition, impressing Browns in the process

    NFL.com "Emmanuel Ogbah has made a good impression in Berea so far as the Browns enter Week Three of OTAs. ​The second-round draft pick from Oklahoma State has shown flashes of why Cleveland scooped up the 6-foot-4, 270-pounder at No. 32 in an effort to bolster the team’s pass rush threat. And Ogbah —..." May 31

  • Browns offensive attitude “starts with the run game”

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier this offseason, Browns coach Hue Jackson called running backs Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson “as good as I’ve seen” during his time in the NFL. Crowell and Johnson said that Jackson’s complimentary words gave them a confidence boost heading into the final phase of offseason work and..." May 29

  • Mike Pettine Selling Ohio Home Which Features a Golf Simulator

    The Big Lead "Mike Pettine was fired by the Cleveland Browns after two unsuccessful seasons and some regretful draft picks. Pettine’s 5 bed / 5 bath Strongsville, Ohio home went on the market yesterday at $689,900. " May 27

  • Joe Thomas happy Browns didn’t trade him

    Sportsnaut "All that talk about Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas potentially wanting out of dodge can pretty much be thrown out the window. Not that the team’s new front office, led by general manager Sashi Brown, decided not to move the future Hall of Fame tackle, he’s apparently happy with..." May 26

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • As roster purge continues, 30-year-old Desmond Bryant quietly still does his job for Cleveland Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As the Browns continue to purge the roster of older veterans, there's no hint of Desmond Bryant joining the list of the departed. The 30-year-old defensive lineman played for Hue Jackson in Oakland, and shares an alma mater with members of the Browns' football brain trust. It's not connections..." May 25

  • Browns cut WR Brian Hartline

    NFL.com "After selecting four receivers in the 2016 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns cut ties with a veteran. The team released Brian Hartline on Monday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the move. Pro Football Talk first reported the news. The move shouldn't be a..." May 23

  • Pro Bowler Tom DeLeone dies at 65 after battle with cancer

    Pro Football Talk "Tom DeLeone, a longtime NFL center and two-time Pro Bowler, has died after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 65. The Browns, DeLeone’s team from 1974 to 1984, confirmed his death this morning. DeLeone was born and raised in Ohio and spent his football career there." May 22

  • Browns sign WR Dennis Parks

    Clevelandbrowns.com "The Cleveland Browns have signed WR Dennis Parks and placed K Jaden Oberkrom on reserve/retired. Parks is a 6-2, 201-pound rookie out of Rice, who signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent on May 6. " May 21

  • Browns place Jaden Oberkrom on reserve/retired list two days after claiming him

    Pro Football Talk "Kicker Jaden Oberkrom’s stay with the Browns wasn’t a long one. The Browns claimed Oberkrom off of waivers from the Jaguars on Wednesday, but their search for a kicker to go with Travis Coons on the offseason roster will have to continue. The team announced Friday that Oberkrom has been placed..." May 21

  • Mike Shanahan: I didn’t think trading up for RG3 was very smart

    The Undefeated "The Cleveland Browns are just going through the motions — it’s still April — but the team’s newest quarterback is attacking his drills like a drowning man determined to stay afloat. As he drops back, Robert Griffin III has never displayed better footwork. Over and over again, he sets the correct..." May 21

  • Washington Owner Dan Snyder Ruined His Own Quarterback Star

    Bleacher Report "It's difficult to fault Robert Griffin III for being egomaniacal when his own egomaniacal owner pushed him to be egomaniacal. We always suspected that Washington owner Dan Snyder had enabled Griffin. We now know, thanks to an excellently reported piece from The Undefeated's Jason Reid, that..." May 20

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Browns' Joe Haden: 'I'm not missing any games' and defensive strife 'was a little bit messy' last season

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Joe Haden, a longtime sneakerhead who owns a shoe store in downtown Cleveland, has never been happier to be back in a pair of kicks. Haden shed his clunky walking boot on Tuesday and is back in a pair of his beloved sneakers, putting full weight on his surgically-repaired left ankle. "That..." May 19

  • The Puzzling Plummet of RGIII

    The Undefeated "The Cleveland Browns are just going through the motions — it’s still April — but the team’s newest quarterback is attacking his drills like a drowning man determined to stay afloat. As he drops back, Robert Griffin III has never displayed better footwork. Over and over again, he sets the correct..." May 18

  • QB questions for Browns head coach Hue Jackson in May is so Cleveland

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "So Hue Jackson isn't ready to name a starting quarterback? "It's too soon. It's too soon," Jackson said told reporters. "We haven't even gotten to OTAs yet. We just have had off-season [workouts] and a voluntary minicamp. "Now, we've got the rookies, and I think that's way too soon. I..." May 18

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Cody's Kessler's mentor David Carr: 'He can absolutely be the Browns starting QB'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler had two Carrs in high school that helped him get where he needed to be. One was Derek, the Pro Bowl quarterback of the Raiders, and one was David, the former No. 1 overall pick of the Texans and current NFL Network analyst. When Kessler, the Browns'..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • "Too Soon" to Name a Starting QB, HC Hue Jackson Says

    Dawgs By Nature "With summer slowly approaching, a quarterback competition is beginning to brew in Cleveland. Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson told the media on Saturday after Fan Fest that it's "too soon" to name a starting quarterback, as Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reported. Jackson is right...." May 16