Browns Rumors & News

  • Browns & LB Christian Kirksey Making Progress On Contract Extension

    NFL Trade Rumors "Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer hears that the Browns and LB Christian Kirksey are making progress on a contract extension. According to Pluto, Kirksey declined to discuss his contract situation with the Browns and nothing is done as of now. However, Pluto adds that Kirksey would like..." May 30

  • Isaiah Crowell: 'I feel like we're going to shock the world'

    USA Today "Cleveland Browns running back Isaiah Crowell hosted his third annual football camp for kids in his hometown of Columbus, Georgia this week. As part of his return to Georgia, “Crow” met with the local media to talk about his career thus far, but also where it is headed. Crowell definitely..." May 29

  • When will DeShone Kizer make his debut as Browns’ starter?

    Pro Football Talk "After the Browns made quarterback DeShone Kizer a second-round pick last month, the ESPN draft crew unanimously agreed that Kizer wouldn’t play as a rookie. They apparently had forgotten that it was the Browns who had drafted him. Kizer joins a franchise that has been struggling to find a..." May 28

  • Jackson spending extra time with Kizer as Browns' search for franchise QB continues

    CBS Sports "A year ago, Hue Jackson was trying to talk himself into Robert Griffin III as the Browns' quarterback. After an injury-plagued season, Griffin was released this offseason and the process of finding a franchise QB began again. Cody Kessler, the 2016 third-round pick who started eight games as a..." May 27

  • NFL continues to punish top assistant coaches

    ALL 22 "There are probably a lot of disappointed assistant coaches around the NFL this week. At the beginning of the week, there was a sense of joy and triumph amongst them. However, that elation and satisfaction has been tabled. On Tuesday, when the NFL owners met in Chicago for their annual May..." May 26

  • Former NFL head coach: Colin Kaepernick would be a good fit for the Browns

    Sportsnaut "Eric Mangini spent three seasons as an assistant coach for the San Francisco 49ers. All three years included Colin Kaepernick acting as the team’s starting quarterback. Needless to say, Mangini knows a little bit about what the free agent can bring to the table. Also important to note here,..." May 26

  • Browns receiver Corey Coleman leaves practice after falling on ball, Hue Jackson says 'he's fine'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns receiver Corey Coleman landed hard on the ball after a deep catch from Brock Osweiler in OTAs and went to the ground on Wednesday. He remained down for about three minutes while the trainer tended to him, and then Hue Jackson came over to check. Jackson helped him up, and then Coleman..." May 25

  • Cody Kessler kept a strict workout and diet regimen this offseason

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Cody Kessler was listed at 6-foot-1, 215 pounds last season. It's the same weight he is listed at this week during OTAs. But Kessler said Wednesday that he is probably a couple pounds heavier. And most importantly, those extra pounds are muscle. Kessler explained that he did..." May 25

  • The Browns just hired the guy who once took Trent Richardson off their hands

    CBS Sports "Just a few months removed from being removed as Colts general manager, Ryan Grigson has found a new home, landing with the Cleveland Browns as a senior personnel executive, the team announced Wednesday. In his new role, Grigson will report to VP of player personnel Andrew Berry and provide..." May 25

  • DeShone Kizer sees an accelerated learning curve

    Pro Football Talk "Regarded as the quarterback with the highest ceiling in the 2017 draft, Browns rookie DeShone Kizer now embarks on an effort to get to his maximum abilities as quickly as he can. He believes that playing in Cleveland will get him there even faster. “It is exactly what I expected when I got..." May 24

  • Browns QB Brock Osweiler on starting: ‘The proof is in the film’

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns quarterback situation remains an annual work in progress. Much to the surprise of many, the team traded for quarterback Brock Osweiler, who stunk up the joint as a member of the Houston Texans last year. Nevertheless, Osweiler is still around after the Browns earlier..." May 24

  • Myles Garrett has minor injury, working on sideline at Browns’ OTAs

    Pro Football Talk "The first overall pick in the draft is hurt, but the Browns are not concerned. Myles Garrett was spotted on the sideline at Organized Team Activities today, riding a stationary bike and working with kettlebells rather than participating in football activities with the rest of the team. But..." May 24

  • Trent Richardson ignored bank account as friends spent $1.6 million in 10 months

    Sporting News "Trent Richardson recently spoke to ESPN for an E60 interview that aired after his release from the Ravens, and he revealed some details as to how his family took advantage of his NFL money. In the feature, the former Alabama star explained how family and friends went through $1.6 million of his..." May 23

  • Hue Jackson says don’t be surprised if QB DeShone Kizer receives most of his attention during OTAs

    Akron Beacon Journal "Cody Kessler will begin organized team activities Tuesday as the first-string quarterback, but that doesn’t mean he’ll receive the most tutoring from coach Hue Jackson. Actually, Jackson suggested Monday he’ll likely be more focused on trying to help rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer get up to..." May 23

  • Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says he’s ‘highly confident’ turnaround will begin this year

    Akron Beacon Journal "If Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is right, the long-awaited reversal of his team’s fortunes is on the horizon. Haslam and the rest of the franchise’s bigwigs are talking a good game coming off a 1-15 season, the worst in team history. This is the time of year for optimism in the NFL, and even the..." May 22

  • Eight NFL teams that could become dynasties

    Sportsnaut "Sports dynasties are hard. There’s no real definition — just ask baseball fans about the San Francisco Giants from 2010-14 — and a definitive dynasty doesn’t come around in any sport, let alone football, in the salary cap era. When you think of dynasties during the Super Bowl era, you think of..." May 21

  • Browns revamped offensive line still has one big opening to fill: right tackle

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns made a big investment in their offensive line this off-season. They signed JC Tretter to shore up the center position. They gave a boatload of money to lure Kevin Zeitler from Cincinnati to play right guard. They extended left guard Joel Bitonio, despite the fact that his last two..." May 19

  • Browns claim Chris Barker, waive Gabe Wright

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns have added a former member of the Patriots to their roster. The team announced on Friday that they have claimed offensive lineman Chris Barker off of waivers. Barker was dropped by New England on Thursday when they signed former Broncos lineman James Ferentz. Barker entered the..." May 19

  • Caleb Brantley signs with Browns

    Pro Football Talk "Defensive tackle Caleb Brantley got some good news on Wednesday when he learned that he won’t be charged with battery in Florida and he closed out his week with another positive development. Brantley signed his four-year rookie deal with the Browns. He joins first overall pick Myles Garrett in..." May 19

  • Browns' Myles Garrett signs his 4-year rookie contract

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett has signed his four-year rookie contract, the club announced. The deal is worth a projected $30,427,000, including a more than $20 million signing bonus. It includes a fifth-year club option. The Browns now have six of their draft picks under..." May 19

  • Good News For Browns DB Howard Wilson

    Pro Football Rumors "It turns out that the injury to Browns defensive back Howard Wilson is not as bad as initially feared. His partially fractured kneecap was initially believed to be a season-ender, but a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter) that he’ll need only three or four months to recover. With..." May 18

  • Battery complaint dismissed against Cleveland Browns' Caleb Brantley

    Tampa Bay Times "The State Attorney's Office has dismissed a battery complaint against Cleveland Browns rookie and former Florida Gators defensive lineman Caleb Brantley, according to court records. The records cite "insufficient evidence to sustain a conviction" as reason for the dismissal. Wednesday's..." May 17

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Jason McCourty Reportedly Will Sign with Browns After 8 Seasons with Titans

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Browns and free-agent cornerback Jason McCourty are reportedly expected to agree to a contract after his release by the Tennessee Titans. Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported Tuesday the Browns are expected to make the move after he visited the team Monday "barring a late..." May 16

  • Josh Gordon 'Desperate for Cash'

    TMZ "Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon is reportedly in dire financial straights and desperately hunting for a new agent who will float him some cash until he gets reinstated ... if that ever happens. The insanely talented wideout hasn't played a snap in the NFL since 2014 -- and even then his season..." May 16

  • Browns not ruling out Brock Osweiler as starting QB

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns haven’t ruled out the possibility that Brock Osweiler could be their starting quarterback in 2017. “He’s done a good job,” head coach Hue Jackson said of Osweiler’s offseason work, per Pat McManamon of ESPN.”He’s been great in the room with the guys. He’s been a good person..." May 16

  • Jason McCourty visiting with Browns

    Pro Football Talk "After cornerback Jason McCourty was released by the Titans, his twin brother Devin expressed hope that the Patriots would be interested in signing him so that the two brothers could play in the same secondary. Nothing has materialized in New England, however, and another team has invited..." May 16

  • Browns' DeShone Kizer 'at step one' in bid to beat out Cody Kessler

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "DeShone Kizer, who's aiming to start as fast as he can, discovered during rookie camp that he must learn to talk before he can run and has a long ways to go to beat out Cody Kessler for the job. "There's so much I need to learn before I can even consider thinking about competition and trying to..." May 16

  • Big, fast, fun: Browns finally building something worth watching

    Sporting News "The horn shrieked from the nearby Cleveland Short Line tracks. The reverberations from a freight train followed, just in time to pierce the air in the closing minutes of media availability at the Browns' training facility a few blocks away. DeShone Kizer didn't flinch. The second-round pick and..." May 15

  • Turns out, Myles Garrett isn't the Browns' first top pick to call out Big Ben

    CBS Sports "One of the first things Myles Garrett said publicly after the Browns took him with the first overall pick in last month's NFL Draft was this: " I'm going to try to take [Big Ben] down ." That would be Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, 13-year veteran, two-time Super Bowl champion and..." May 15

  • Jabrill Peppers addresses decision to sign participation agreement

    Pro Football Talk "I argue every year that draft picks should refuse to participate in practice before signing their rookie contracts. So, in theory, I fully supported the refusal of Browns safety Jabrill Peppers to not sign a participation agreement that would have allowed him to practice at the team’s rookie..." May 14

  • Zane Gonzalez has Phil Dawson's phone number, but who should other Browns rookies call?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns rookie kicker Zane Gonzalez had a great college career at Arizona State. He won the Lou Groza Award as a junior and was a finalist as a senior. However, he never played a game east of Texas. Now he’s in Cleveland, where the weather can change hourly, and late-season games at FirstEnergy..." May 14

  • Browns will give Brock Osweiler chance to win starting QB job

    Yardbarker "When the Cleveland Browns acquired Brock Osweiler in a shocking trade with the Houston Texans, many thought it was a possibility the team could release the quarterback. Instead, they’ve hung onto him, and now he’ll have a shot to earn the starting quarterback job. Browns head coach Hue Jackson..." May 14

  • Robert Griffin III 'I'M ENGAGED ... And My Fiancee's Preggo!'

    TMZ "RG3 is about to sign a contract ... a marriage contract -- 'cause he's engaged to his girlfriend Grete Sadeiko ... who just announced she's' pregnant with the NFL star's baby! Robert Griffin III popped the question to the Florida State University track star during a day out to the beach in..." May 14

  • Myles Garrett laughs off Bruce Smith’s criticism

    Larry Brown Sports "Myles Garrett, who went first overall in the 2017 NFL Draft to the Cleveland Browns, has been a bit of a lightning rod for the last several months. He’s drawn both heavy criticism and praise, but his ability to handle the former has been lacking. Garrett wasn’t overly thrilled when Warren Sapp..." May 14

  • Browns tab Kessler as 1st-team QB for OTAs

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns coach Hue Jackson confirmed Cody Kessler is the early favorite to start the regular-season opener Sept. 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Cleveland. On Saturday, Jackson said Kessler will enter organized team activities May 23 as the first-team quarterback and attempt to hold off..." May 14

  • Hue Jackson wants to see DeShone Kizer learn a sophisticated offense

    Pro Football Talk "NFL coaches often say rookie quarterbacks have a lot to learn after playing in college offenses, and Browns coach Hue Jackson is no different in his comments on DeShone Kizer. “He’s very bright, that’s not an issue,” Jackson said of Kizer after the first rookie practice. “You have to remember..." May 13

  • Jabrill Peppers can’t be drug tested until he signs participation agreement

    Pro Football Talk "Regardless of whether there are big coincidences or small coincidences, it’s coincidental at best that Browns safety Jabrill Peppers didn’t sign a participation agreement allowing him to take part in the rookie minicamp, given that without a participation agreement (or a formal contract) he is..." May 13

  • Bruce Smith tells Myles Garrett he’s too slow off the ball

    Pro Football Talk "If Myles Garrett ever shows up for a radio interview and sees Bruce Smith in the studio, Garrett apparently will follow through with the segment. Garrett, who refused to appear on ESPN Radio with former NFL player Booger McFarland because McFarland had criticized Garrett, has no complaints..." May 13

  • Browns fourth-round pick Howard Wilson suffers knee fracture

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns lost a member of their 2017 draft class at their first rookie minicamp practice. Fourth-round pick Howard Wilson, a defensive back from Houston whom the team hoped could contribute as a rookie, suffered a fractured kneecap. “It is unfortunate. He will be out for a while,..." May 13

  • Jabrill Peppers Signs Agreement To Practice, Denies He Was Avoiding Drug Testing

    CBS Cleveland "Jabrill Peppers signed his participation agreement Saturday morning and will participate fully on Day 2 of the Browns’ rookie minicamp. Peppers, citing an oversight in the process, contacted his agents to make sure that it got done so he could join his fellow rookies on the field. “It was..." May 13

  • Myles Garrett stands by his Ben Roethlisberger comments

    Pro Football Talk "After the Browns made defensive end Myles Garrett the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, he engaged in some fairly boring trash talk regarding Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Garrett has now doubled down on his fairly boring trash talk. “I think that was kind of blown up, but I stand by..." May 13

  • Jabrill Peppers signs participation agreement

    Pro Football Talk "One day becoming the first rookie since Shawne Merriman to refuse to sign a participation agreement allowing him to take part in offseason workouts without a formal contract, Browns safety Jabrill Peppers has signed the paperwork, per multiple reports. So here’s the obvious question: What..." May 13

  • Browns signs three draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "The Cleveland Browns announced the signings of three draft picks on Thursday ahead of the start of the team’s rookie mini-camp this weekend. Cornerback Howard Wilson (fourth round), offensive lineman Rod Johnson (fifth round) and running back Matthew Dayes (seventh round) all signed their..." May 12

  • Browns rookie Myles Garrett: 'I can't be a savior'

    NFL.com "It will take more than a single man to turn around the wandering ship known as the Cleveland Browns. First-overall draft pick Myles Garrett said it himself Friday, telling NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala: "One person can't win games." Still, if anyone in this year's draft was tagged as a..." May 12

  • Caleb Brantley: Browns' investigation not 'hanging over me'

    ESPN "Cleveland Browns rookie defensive lineman Caleb Brantley declined to discuss a legal issue pending against him in Florida, but he did say the commentary about the situation motivates him. "I ain't going to say I did hear all the stuff that was said about me, but there's definitely a chip on my..." May 12

  • Jabrill Peppers doesn’t practice because he hasn’t signed a participation agreement

    Pro Football Talk "Browns safety Jabrill Peppers met with reporters at the team’s rookie minicamp on Friday to deny allegations of drug use leveled against him recently, but he didn’t take part in the team’s practice. A team spokesman said, via multiple reports, that Peppers did not take part in practice because..." May 12

  • Browns' Jabrill Peppers addresses drug-use allegation

    Sporting News "Browns first-round pick Jabrill Peppers says he's never "done any of those drugs" in response to an accusation by a former ESPN Radio personality. Peppers, speaking to reporters Friday at rookie minicamp, is part of the NFL's drug program because of a diluted urine sample from the Scouting..." May 12

  • Ex-NFL WR Michael D. Jackson Killed In Motorcycle Accident

    TMZ "Ex-NFL wide receiver Michael D. Jackson -- who led the NFL in receiving TDs in '96 -- was killed in a motorcycle accident Friday morning in Louisiana ... TMZ Sports has learned. Louisiana State Police confirm Jackson was in an accident in Tangipahoa, LA while riding his motorcycle in the..." May 12

  • Counting on Josh Gordon returning again would be a mistake

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "November 23, 2014 feels like ages ago. It was the first year of Mike Pettine’s two-year stint as Browns head coach, Brian Hoyer was the starting quarterback, the Browns were 6-4 and Josh Gordon was back for a game in Atlanta following a 10-game suspension. The Browns won that day thanks, in..." May 12