Browns Rumors & News

  • NFL investigating domestic violence accusation against line judge

    ESPN "The NFL is investigating an accusation of domestic violence against line judge Carl Johnson, who was once the league's vice president of officiating. "The matter is under review under of the league's personal conduct policy," a league spokesman said Tuesday. All league employees are subject..." September 19

  • NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

    Sportsnaut "It was announced last week that the Canadian Football League (CFL) was ending contact practices during the season. To many, this came as an absolute shock. How are teams expected to prepare for the physical nature of football without actually practicing what a game itself entails? In an attempt..." September 19

  • DeShone Kizer says an in-game migraine is 'one of my biggest fears'; had vision issue and mental lapse

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer felt the dreaded migraine coming on with just over three minutes left in the first quarter of Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Ravens. "I threw a nice ball to Rashard (Higgins) down the middle of the field and started noticing some of the visual things,'' he..." September 19

  • Through two weeks, NFL teams are struggling to find the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "NFL TV ratings are down, and NFL touchdowns are down, and those two things are probably related. Fans like to watch teams score touchdowns, and there just haven’t been enough of them so far this season. NFL teams are averaging 2.1 touchdowns per game so far this season, compared to 2.6..." September 19

  • Jabrill Peppers waits for his opportunity to make plays: 'Good things come to the patient player'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jabrill Peppers had strict orders during kickoffs on Sunday to play it safe. "They have a great kickoff unit, get down the field fast and (kicker Justin) Tucker, one of the best in the game, he has great hangtime on it," Peppers said. In other words, the ball is going to stay in the air for..." September 19

  • Browns not ruling Myles Garrett out for Week 3

    Larry Brown Sports "Myles Garrett seems to be making progress in his return from an ankle injury. The Cleveland Browns said on Twitter Monday that head coach Hue Jackson is not ruling Garrett out for Week 3 yet. Garrett, who was the No. 1 pick in the draft, suffered a high ankle sprain days before the team’s..." September 19

  • Cowboys dominate Forbes' 2017 list of most valuable NFL franchises, Bills rank last

    CBS Sports "If Jerry Jones ever decides to sell the Dallas Cowboys, someone is going to have to write him a monstrous check because the team is now worth nearly $5 billion. For the 11th consecutive year, the Cowboys are No. 1 on Forbes' annual list of the NFL's most valuable franchises with an estimated value..." September 18

  • Browns' Corey Coleman: Diagnosed with broken hand

    CBS Sports "Coleman has been diagnosed with a broken hand, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports. As initially feared, Coleman broke the same right hand he broke last season. Oddly enough, both injuries occurred in Week 2 games against the Ravens, with last year's ailment holding him out until Week 9. A similar..." September 18

  • Jackson not worried about DeShone Kizer's confidence "DeShone Kizer's promising start as an NFL quarterback hit a bump in the road on Sunday -- a bump called the Baltimore Ravens. Cleveland's rookie quarterback tossed a trio of picks and lost a fumble that led to Baltimore's first touchdown in a 24-10 win over the Browns. If that's not enough,..." September 18

  • Joe Thomas humbled by response as he records consecutive snap No. 10,000 for Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Joe Thomas may not have wanted the spotlight on him when he played his 10,000th consecutive snap on Sunday, but when LeBron James tweets at you about the accomplishment, it's hard to hide. "Certainly it's very humbling when you see people who are sort of idols of yours, a guy like LeBron, just..." September 18

  • DeShone Kizer (migraine) questionable to return "DeShone Kizer has exited Cleveland's game with a migraine and is questionable to return. Backup quarterback Kevin Hogan replaced Kizer in the second quarter." September 17

  • DeShone Kizer Returns vs. Ravens After Dealing with Migraine

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer left during the first half of Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens with a migraine, but he returned in the third quarter. Mary Kay Cabot of noted Kizer's return after being replaced by Kevin Hogan. The Browns previously noted..." September 17

  • Joe Thomas surpasses 10,000 consecutive snaps "Joe Thomas has passed a milestone we might never see reached again. The Browns left tackle and future Hall of Famer played his 10,000th consecutive snap Sunday in Baltimore, the team announced. The milestone came on the first play of Cleveland's second possession, a 9-yard carry by Isaiah..." September 17

  • NFL has nothing to say about Josh Gordon’s status

    Pro Football Talk "Long-suspended receiver Josh Gordon is due to end a three-month rehab stint in four days. Whether that leads to his reinstatement will surely take a little (or a lot) longer than that. Asked for comment on the Gordon’s status, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT, “We do not have an..." September 17

  • Browns promote wide receiver from practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns added another wide receiver to the active roster Saturday. The team announced that Rashard Higgins had been promoted from the practice squad. They made room for him on the roster by waiving defensive lineman Tyrone Holmes." September 16

  • Ryan Shazier fined nearly $25K for illegal hit on DeShone Kizer

    Sportsnaut "The NFL has imposed a significant fine on Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier for a hit he laid on Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer in Week 1. Shazier told reporters on Friday that he’ll be appealing the $24,309 fine levied against him by the league, per ESPN’s Jeremy..." September 15

  • Ben Roethlisberger on the Browns: 'That team is going to surprise a lot of people'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ben Roethlisberger threw a bouquet at the Browns Wednesday instead of his usual shade. "That's a really good defense," Roethlisberger said Wednesday during his locker room availability when asked about Joe Haden not being with the Browns anymore. "That team is going to surprise a lot of..." September 14

  • DeShone Kizer has faith in Kenny Britt: 'Everyone's going to forget the 1 he dropped'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "DeShone Kizer isn't the slightest bit worried about Kenny Britt's big drop against the Steelers, and neither is Britt. "That ball is going to be right back in that same spot,'' said Kizer, who watched an 18-yard pass slip right through a wide open Britt's hands in the fourth quarter of Sunday's..." September 14

  • Joe Thomas about to hit 10,000 consecutive snaps

    Pro Football Talk "Joe Thomas long ago earned the title of NFL Iron Man. He has never missed a game since the Browns made him the third overall pick in 2007. In fact, the left tackle has never missed a play in starting all 161 games. He has played 9,996 consecutive snaps, believed to be the longest such streak..." September 13

  • Ben Roethlisberger says Browns are 'going to surprise a lot of people'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ben Roethlisberger threw a bouquet at the Browns Wednesday instead of his usual shade. "That's a really good defense," Roethlisberger said Wednesday during his locker room availability when asked about Joe Haden not being with the Browns anymore. "That team is going to surprise a lot of..." September 13

  • Tim Montgomery says Josh Gordon still in rehab but hopes to be reinstated soon: 'He's coming'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Tim Montgomery, the former Olympic Gold medalist and world-record holder who's been working with Josh Gordon, said the Browns receiver is still in rehab but hopes to have his indefinite drug ban lifted soon after he gets out on Sept. 21. "He's coming," Montgomery told "I think..." September 13

  • Cardinals Have NFL's Oldest Starting 22, Browns Youngest

    Real GM Football "The Arizona Cardinals have the NFL's oldest group of 22 starters in the NFL. The Cardinals' average age of their starters was 28.41 years old, or 0.77 years older than any other team. The Cardinals feature Carson Palmer (37), linebacker Karlos Dansby (35), wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (34),..." September 13

  • NFL veteran thinks national anthem protests are ‘basically dead’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the number of national anthem protests we saw during the NFL preseason, it was widely expected that Week 1 would feature several such demonstrations across the league. Surprisingly, there were very few. That may not have been a coincidence. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with..." September 13

  • There's a Crazy Rumor Floating Around That Josh Gordon Could Be Reinstated Tuesday

    12 Up "Here we go again, Cleveland. Browns fans are appalled with Kenny Britt for dropping a ball late in the game against the Steelers. Head Coach ​Hue Jackson even voiced his displeasure with the veteran wideout after the game. The city of Cleveland is waiting for a Browns wide receiver to step..." September 12

  • Browns DE Myles Garrett likely to miss Week 2

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Myles Garrett made an appearance in the Browns locker room wearing the right walking boot that he can't wait to shed. "It's feeling better, and I'll just be back as soon as possible,'' he said in reference to his high ankle sprain. He admitted it was rough sitting out Sunday's 21-18 loss to..." September 11

  • Browns player rips NFL after illegal move by Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger

    Sporting News "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was spotted going after a defender's knees in Sunday's win over the Browns. That defender was Browns defensive lineman Emmanuel Ogbah, who was perplexed as to why Big Ben was diving for his ankles. Not only did Roethlisberger go after him, but he then..." September 11

  • Hue Jackson denies report he was 'irate' over Joe Haden's release; is working in 'lockstep' with front office

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hue Jackson denied a national report Sunday that he was "irate'' over the release of Joe Haden and that he's at odds with the front office. The report came from Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports. "That did not come from me,'' Jackson said after Sunday's 21-18 loss to the Steelers. "I think you..." September 11

  • Offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "If you thought the offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday, you were correct. Yesterday’s 12 NFL games averaged just 37 points and 593 yards of total offense. That’s a far cry from what fans came to expect in 2016, when the average NFL game had 46 points and 701 yard of..." September 11

  • The raising of DeShone Kizer: From a kid who didn't fit in, to almost quitting at Notre Dame, to Browns starter

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "DeShone Kizer sat in the Notre Dame quarterback room with his new offensive coordinator Mike Sanford and was completely lost. His girlfriend, Elli Thatcher, was lying in a hospital bed 271 miles away in Columbus after having a baseball-sized tumor removed from her neck. Kizer, mentally and..." September 10

  • Browns to use pre-anthem video for players to state social concerns

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns may not be winning many games this year, but they’ll be 1-0 when it comes to finding a way to let players express concerns about racial equality and social justice beyond the two minutes the national anthem is playing. Per multiple sources, the Browns will play before the anthem a..." September 10

  • Hue Jackson 'irate' with Haden release as tensions rise between front office, coaches

    Pro Football Talk "One of the challenges for the Browns if they ever want to get out of their perpetual rebuild is to find a coaching staff and a front office that both A) qualified for those roles, and B) on the same page. And even if Hue Jackson and Sashi Brown turn out to be A, it seems they’re far from B at..." September 10

  • Steelers' gameplan for Browns rookie DeShone Kizer: 'Hit him often, hit him early'

    CBS Sports "DeShone Kizer hasn't even played in a real NFL game and he already has something in common with arguably the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady: opposing defenses use the same gameplan against both of them. In the lead up to the Steelers' Week 1 contest against the Browns, Steelers..." September 09

  • Crazy Ben Roethlisberger stat against Browns highlights Cleveland’s QB mistakes

    Sportsnaut "Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers head into Cleveland in Week 1. With a win, Big Ben would do something no Browns quarterback has done since 1999. Here’s the skinny. Roethlisberger has won 10 games against the Browns in games played in Cleveland. The only Browns quarterback to..." September 09

  • Brian Hoyer: 'The situation in Cleveland was a joke, really a circus'

    CBS Sports "When rookie second-round pick DeShone Kizer takes the field for the Browns on Sunday against the Steelers, he will be the team's 27th different starting quarterback since 1999, when the team returned to the NFL. And out of those previous 26 starters, only one has a winning record as the Browns'..." September 09

  • Kevin Hogan named Browns backup quarterback for Sunday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kevin Hogan has earned the Browns backup quarterback job, at least for Sunday's game against Pittsburgh. That means that Cody Kessler will serve as the third-string quarterback in the season opener at FirstEnergy Stadium. Hogan's stock rose in the final two games of the preseason, completing 7..." September 08

  • Jaguars Claim S Calvin Pryor Off Waivers From Browns

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo reports that the Jaguars have claimed S Calvin Pryor off of waivers from the Browns. Pryor, 24, is a former first-round pick of the Jets back in 2014. He’s currently in the final year of his four-year, $8.56 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $1,587,717 for the..." September 08

  • Browns to stand in unity with police, armed forces during national anthem

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns are planning a large demonstration to be held during the national anthem before their first regular season game, but players will not be kneeling in protest as they did during the preseason. Instead, the Browns will be joined by police officers, firefighters, EMTs and..." September 08

  • Hue Jackson on Calvin Pryor’s release: Things happen, we’re moving on

    Pro Football Talk "Browns coach Hue Jackson confirmed at a Thursday press conference that the team has released safety Calvin Pryor after a fight with a teammate. Jackson wouldn’t go into the details of what happened, calling it an internal matter and saying that he does not think that wide receiver Ricardo..." September 07

  • Browns to release DB Calvin Pryor III

    247 Sports "Calvin Pryor III is expected to be released by the Cleveland Browns according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Pryor allegedly was involved in a fist fight with a teammate before practice a few days ago.'s Mary Kay Cabot reported that Pryor was not at practice Thursday. The..." September 07

  • Browns No. 1 pick Myles Garrett will miss Sunday’s regular-season opener with high-ankle sprain "Browns rookie defensive end Myles Garrett has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain and his status will be updated in a couple of weeks, the team announced Thursday morning. So Garrett will miss Sunday’s regular-season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium. He’s also..." September 07

  • Myles Garrett to Undergo MRI on Ankle Injury; Browns 'Fear' Missed Games

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Myles Garrett's bid to chop down Ben Roethlisberger might have to wait. Garrett, the league's No. 1 pick, left Browns practice early on Wednesday with a right ankle injury and did not return. It was the first full day of preparation for the Steelers, who will play in the opener here on..." September 06

  • Myles Garrett hurt ankle in practice Wednesday

    Pro Football Talk "Browns rookie defensive end Myles Garrett still has his eyes on sacking Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in his regular season debut, but that task will be made more difficult if he has a balky ankle. Browns coach Hue Jackson said at his Wednesday press conference that Garrett hurt his..." September 06

  • NFL officially hires 21 full-time officials

    Sportsnaut "It was announced earlier in the summer that the NFL would in fact employ nearly two-dozen full-time officials for the 2017 season. It’s the first time that the league has gone to the extent of hiring full-time zebras. The league has now officially made the move, hiring 21 full-time officials..." September 06

  • Browns DT T.Y. McGill arrested on drug charges in Charlotte

    Charlotte Observer "T.Y. McGill, a defensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns and a former N.C. State standout, was charged with drug possession over the weekend in Charlotte. The Mecklenburg County District Attorney’s Office confirmed Tuesday that McGill, whose full name is Torrone Carlton McGill Jr., was charged..." September 05

  • The City of Cleveland Would Be The Perfect Place For Colin Kaepernick

    The Sports Fan Journal "As the story goes, Paul Brown considered it logical, not virtuous, to sign black players to his new team, the Cleveland Browns. In 1997, Brown’s son Mike told the New York Times, ”His comment to me was that ‘This wasn’t anything I did to advance a cause. All I was trying to do was get the best..." September 05

  • Brock Osweiler: Returning to Denver one of the best days of my life

    Larry Brown Sports "Brock Osweiler is back with the Denver Broncos, and he couldn’t be happier about it. Osweiler met with the Denver media on Monday after officially signing his contract, telling reporters that it ranked as one of the three or five best days of his life. Osweiler also spoke about his decision..." September 04

  • Browns get to 53-man roster limit, and it’s a young 53

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns are content going young, and that was reflected in their roster cuts to get to the 53-man limit. In addition to the previously reported releases of offensive lineman John Greco and quarterback Brock Osweiler, the Browns finalized their roster (for the moment) by placing 11 players on..." September 03

  • Cleveland Browns initial 53-man roster stays true to philosophy of drafting and developing

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns haven't simply committed to acquiring draft picks the last two seasons. They've also committed to keeping and developing the players they do pick. If you're scoring at home, they've picked 24 players over the last two years. 20 of those players are on the team's 53-man roster as of..." September 03

  • Browns claim five off waivers, including Michael Jordan and two wideouts

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns took advantage of being first in waiver-claim order, by adding five new guys Sunday. Being terrible has to pay off eventually, I suppose. Per the league’s transaction wire, the Browns claimed wide receiver Reggie Davis (from the Falcons), defensive back Michael Jordan (Rams), nost..." September 03

  • Cleveland police back out of Browns’ ceremony over National Anthem protests

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland's police union will not be holding the American flag for a pregame ceremony for the Brown's first game Sept. 10, Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association President Steve Loomis said late Friday. Union members had planned on participating in the flag ceremony for the first game on..." September 03