Browns Rumors & News

  • Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    Source tells @NFLonFOX that Kevin O'Connell is @Browns new QBs coach; Kurt Roper hired as senior offensive assistant

  • Teddy Bridgewater didn't want to play for Browns in part because he knew not everyone was on board, source says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who's up for Pepsi Rookie of the Year, didn't want to play for the Browns in part because he knew that not everyone in the organization was on board with drafting him, a league source told Northeast Ohio Media Group. Bridgewater, who made the rounds at..." January 31

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

  • Browns Josh Gordon writes letter: ‘I am not a drug addict’

    Fox 8 Cleveland "Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is responding to his critics and apologizing to his teammates in a letter posted online. Gordon, who was drafted in 2012, failed a drug test last week and faces being suspended from the NFL. This comes after he was slapped with a 10-game suspension..." January 29

  • Browns' Joe Haden: 'Johnny Manziel is definitely not a joke'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns cornerback Joe Haden, fresh off the Pro Bowl and making the rounds on radio row at the Super Bowl Wednesday, took exception to one of his teammates anonymously blasting Johnny Manziel last week. "Johnny is definitely not a joke,'' Haden, who's in town in his new role as a Global..." January 29

  • Cleveland Browns to raise season-ticket prices for the first time in seven years

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns' first season with more than five wins since 2007 is coming with another increase. The club is raising season-ticket prices at FirstEnergy Stadium for the first time in seven years, it announced Thursday. The last time the Browns hiked season subscriptions was in 2008 following a..." January 29

  • Dansby: 'Without a doubt' Manziel can lead Browns

    NFL.com "Joe Haden hasn't given up on Johnny Manziel. The Browns cornerback told Around the NFL on Wednesday that Cleveland's first-round passer can still emerge as the long-term solution under center. "I feel like he could be. He could be," Haden said. "Rookie seasons, they go however, but I think..." January 28

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    Former U of Kentucky HC Joker Phillips will join the #Browns staff as WRs coach, league source confirmed.

  • Josh Gordon -- Booze Does NOT Violate Probation ... Court Says

    TMZ.com "He might be banned from the NFL, but Josh Gordon did NOT violate his probation by reportedly testing positive for alcohol ... court officials tell TMZ Sports. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver was sentenced to 12 months unsupervised probation stemming from a DWI arrest in North Carolina back..." January 26

  • Gordon tests positive again, facing 1-year ban

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Browns wideout Josh Gordon flunked another league-mandated drug test and "now will be subject to a one-year banishment," sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Gordon was suspended for the first 10 games this season for a repeat violation of the league's drug policy. Pro Football Talk reports the..." January 26

  • If Cleveland Browns want 'accountability' talk to be taken seriously they must cut Josh Gordon

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have told Johnny Manziel all the talk about changing his ways is meaningless unless he follows through with actions. It's time to hold the organization to the same standard in regards to Josh Gordon. Multiple outlets are reporting the receiver has failed his third drug test in as..." January 26

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Because of his looming suspension, #Browns WR Josh Gordon will be under contract thru ’16, and he’ll only be a restricted FA after that year

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Browns WR Josh Gordon flunked another drug test and now will be subject to a one-year banishment, per league sources. More on ESPN @ 6 pm.

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    Tony Grossi @TonyGrossi

    "@ltot1984 Will Cameron sign? // Someplace else, sure.

  • Brian Hoyer open to Browns return if he can compete for starting job

    Pro Football Talk "When the Browns benched Brian Hoyer in favor of Johnny Manziel late in the regular season, it seemed as if they would be moving on from Hoyer when he became a free agent. Manziel fizzled, though, and there’s nothing close to certainty that he’ll be the starter when the Browns take the field to..." January 25

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    Tony Grossi @TonyGrossi

    "@strunyon You think high probability Hoyer returns now? // Improved probability. I wouldn't say high just yet. But better.

  • Teammate said Johnny Manziel was a '100 percent joke'

    CBSSports.com "Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan had seen enough. This is the same Kyle Shanahan who endured the Robert Griffin III circus in 2013 that eventually cost him and his father, then-coach Mike Shanahan, their jobs. But drafting Johnny Manziel to the Browns in May 2014 ratcheted..." January 24

  • Manziel's Preparation, Commitment and Lifestyle Questioned

    ESPN.com "The name on the card that night in May seemed to draw as much anxiety as it did excitement. Johnny Manziel, Quarterback, Texas A&M. The former Heisman Trophy winner had been passed over 21 times, prompting a text from Manziel to then-Browns quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains that he wanted..." January 24

  • Browns OC : Unsure of QB for '15

    ESPN.com "New Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said Thursday that the team doesn't know who its quarterback for 2015 will be -- or if he's even on the roster. "We're not sure if our starting quarterback is in the building right now or not," said DeFilippo, who was hired Wednesday to..." January 23

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    New #Browns OC John DeFilippo: Whoever is going to be in the QB room is going to get a clean slate. I'm looking forward to working w/Manziel

  • Browns reach out to Brian Hoyer's camp about extension

    ESPN.com "The Cleveland Browns have expressed interest in re-signing Brian Hoyer, agent Joe Linta told ESPN.com. "We've left the door open both ways," said Linta from this week's Senior Bowl about his correspondence with the team. Hoyer, who led the Browns to a 7-6 record in games he started but..." January 22

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    Source tells @NFLonFOX that @Browns are hiring John DeFilippo as new offensive coordinator.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Here’s a wildcard: The #Browns recently interviewed ex-#Rams head coach Mike Martz for their offensive coordinator position, per 2 sources

  • Packers OC Tom Clements on Cleveland Browns radar for OC vacancy

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements, who's coming off a crushing 28-22 overtime loss to the Seahawks in Sunday's NFC Championship Game, is on the Browns' radar for their offensive coordinator vacancy. The Browns are not believed to have asked permission to interview him yet, but might..." January 19

  • Cleveland Browns to interview their TE coach Brian Angelichio for offensive coordinator vacancy

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns will interview their tight ends coach Brian Angelichio for their offensive coordinator vacancy, a league source told Northeast Ohio Media Group. Angelichio just completed his first season with the Browns after spending two years as Tampa Bay's tight ends coach. Angelichio was..." January 14

  • Continuity-starved Joe Thomas disappointed about Kyle Shanahan’s departure from Browns

    Akron Beacon Journal "Moments after the Browns wrapped up the 2014 season Dec. 28 in Baltimore, All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas expressed optimism about the franchise’s future because owner Jimmy Haslam vowed to “absolutely” stick with coach Mike Pettine and General Manager Ray Farmer for another year. Thomas thought..." January 14

  • Could Peyton play elsewhere in 2015?

    Pro Football Talk "With the Broncos and coach John Fox engaging in the most recent NFL “mutual parting,” the biggest question moving forward is whether the Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning will have a “mutual parting,” too. Manning, who abhors change, may not want to return — if he decides to keep playing...." January 13

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Browns requested permission for OC interviews w/ Cowboys OC Bill Callahan and DAL asst Scott Linehan, per source. Jags requested Callahan.

  • Greg Roman 'unlikely' to interview with Cleveland Browns, in talks to become Bills' OC under Rex Ryan

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns offensive coordinator candidate Greg Roman is in talks to become the Bills' offensive coordinator under Rex Ryan, and is "unlikely'' to interview for the Browns coordinator vacancy, a source told Northeast Ohio Media Group. Roman, who interviewed for the Bills' head coaching job, was..." January 12

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    Source tells @NFLonFOX that Chan Gailey on @Browns radar as potential OC. Joins Marc Trestman, Al Saunders & John DeFillipo as candidates

  • Browns announce resignation of Shanahan, departure of Loggains

    Pro Football Talk "The offseason dysfunction in Cleveland was operating on a one-week delay. Just when it seemed that a team desperately in need of continuity would finally be getting some, the Browns officially are looking for a new offensive coordinator and a new quarterbacks coach. The Browns have announced..." January 10

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Browns requested Greg Roman (#49ers), Al Saunders & John DeFilippo (#Raiders) to interview for their OC position. Marc Trestman will, too.

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Source: 49ers grant Browns permission to interview Greg Roman for offensive coordinator job. They're scheduled to meet Monday.

  • Texts to sideline raise questions

    ESPN.com "The NFL is investigating whether text messages were sent to the Cleveland Browns' sideline during games, league spokesman Michael Signora told ESPN.com Friday. Texting would be a violation of the NFL's rules prohibiting electronic communication during games. Signora did not elaborate except..." January 09

  • Former Bears QB coach Matt Cavanaugh is on Cleveland Browns' radar for offensive coordinator

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Former Bears quarterbacks coach and Youngstown native Matt Cavanaugh, who has a long history with Browns coach Mike Pettine, is on the Browns' radar for their offensive coordinator job, a source told Northeast Ohio Media Group Thursday. Cavanaugh, 58, would replace Kyle Shanahan, whose request..." January 09

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    As reported earlier this week, look for Charlie Weis to be among the possibilities to replace Shanahan in CLE

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    Source tells @NFLonFOX that @Browns are parting ways with OC Kyle Shanahan after 1 season. Announcement is imminent

  • Report: Browns parting ways with Kyle Shanahan, Dowell Loggains

    Yahoo! Sports "The Cleveland Browns are changing directions. Yet again. Fox Sports' Alex Marvez is reporting that offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and the Browns are parting ways and that an official confirmation from the team is upcoming shortly. Also expected to leave the team is quarterbacks coach..." January 08

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Wouldn't be shocked if it played out that way. Heard Browns have reached out to guys like Charlie Weis in the event Shanahan is gone

  • Browns' Kyle Shanahan will consider lateral move because of friction between coaches and front office, sources say

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will consider leaving Cleveland -- even for a lateral move -- because of friction between some of the coaches and some in the front office, multiple league sources have told cleveland.com. Shanahan will interview Thursday morning for the Bills head..." January 06

  • ESPN defends Skip Bayless saying Johnny Manziel has an alcohol problem on 'First Take'

    USA Today "Even by his own standards, it was stunning last week when Skip Bayless told a national TV audience on First Take that Johnny Manziel “has a problem with alcohol” and needs to “get some help,” essentially calling the Browns quarterback an alcoholic." January 06

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bills requested HC interview with Browns OC Kyle Shanahan, per team source.

  • Johnny Manziel -- Drinks Thrown at QB ... at Houston Nightclub

    TMZ.com "Johnny Manziel was attacked with drinks at a Houston nightclub this weekend ... after the Cleveland Browns QB got into it with a group of hecklers ... TMZ Sports has learned. It all went down at Dekan nightclub in Houston late Sunday night -- Manziel arrived with some friends looking to have a..." January 05

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    Eric Branch @Eric_Branch

    #49ers have requested permission to speak with #Browns OC Kyle Shanahan, but they have yet to schedule an interview.

  • 2014 AP All-Pro Team

    Pro Football Talk "Via USA Today and NFL.com, here is the first-team All-Pro squad as announced by The Associated Press on Friday. Fifty NFL writers compose the AP’s voting panel: OFFENSE Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay. Running back: DeMarco Murray, Dallas; Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh. Fullback: John..." January 02

  • Twenty years ago Thursday, the Browns last won a playoff game

    Pro Football Talk "The 1994 NFL wild card round has its own little corner in football lore. This was the round where the Packers held Lions great Barry Sanders to minus-1 yard on 13 carries in a 16-12 Detroit loss. The round also saw Don Shula win his last playoff game as Miami knocked off Kansas City in Joe..." January 02

  • Johnny Manziel apologizes for partying … but keeps on partying

    Page Six "Embattled Cleveland Browns rookie Johnny Manziel apologized for his partying ways on Monday — then promptly hit a club. “It’s about being accountable . . . instead of looking like a jackass,” Manziel said of being a distraction to teammates and sleeping through medical treatment because he’d..." December 31

  • Browns GM says owner didn't force draft selection of Johnny Manziel

    The Score "Despite some speculation to the contrary, Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer insists that owner Jimmy Haslam did not force the team's hand in selecting quarterback Johnny Manziel in the 2013 draft. An incredibly disappointing rookie season has many questioning the Browns' decision to..." December 30