Browns Rumors & News

  • Browns' RB Terrance West benched again and Isaiah Crowell surprised he was the No. 3 back

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns running back Terrance West was benched again in Jacksonville, and fellow rookie Isaiah Crowell was surprised he wasn't the first back off the bench behind Ben Tate. What's more, both backs admitted they're having trouble getting into the flow of the game with their limited..." October 21

  • Browns briefly discussed going to Johnny Manziel in Jacksonville but Brian Hoyer 'is still firmly our starter'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With Brian Hoyer coming off his worst game as a Cleveland Brown, the public drumbeat for Johnny Manziel is growing louder, but coach Mike Pettine is marching to his own beat. "Brian is still firmly our starter,'' said Pettine, still admittedly feeling the sting of Sunday's 24-6 loss to the..." October 21

  • Mike Pettine on facing the 0-6 Jaguars: "This will be as big a test of maturity and focus we've had to date'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "At times this week, coach Mike Pettine has looked more tense and tightly-wound than the week before, when Big Ben Roethlisberger and his 18-1 record against the Browns were coming to town. That's because it's easy to get 53 guys up for a home game against the hated Pittsburgh Steelers and a..." October 19

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    Peter King @SI_PeterKing

    Percy2: Sea spoke to Cle, TB also. Jets made best offer. Sea was open w/Jet GM John Idzik about the whole book on Harvin.

  • Browns bring up DL Jacobbi McDaniel from practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns added an extra set of hands at a position of need on Saturday, promoting rookie defensive lineman Jacobbi McDaniel from the practice squad, according to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. McDaniel (6-0, 293) played collegiately at Florida State. He was waived by the Browns at..." October 18

  • Johnny Manziel: A lot more confident "While Cleveland gets ready to face two teams with rookie starting quarterbacks, Johnny Manziel is running the scout team for the Browns. If that changes, however, Manziel feels "absolutely" ready to play based on his growing knowledge of the Browns' offensive system. "I feel a lot more..." October 18

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #browns Alex Mack on IR after successful surgery on broken fibula.

  • Pettine: Browns wouldn't have drafted Bortles at No. 4 "Brian Hoyer is making his case for a new long-term contract with the Browns even after Cleveland used a first-round draft pick last May on Johnny Manziel. In another universe, would Hoyer have wound up battling Blake Bortles for the job, had the Jaguars passed on the rookie quarterback at No...." October 16

  • Hoyer disputes report that it’s him or Manziel in Cleveland

    Pro Football Talk "When Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer was first asked about the report that Hoyer won’t re-sign in Cleveland while Johnny Manziel remains on the roster, Hoyer’s response reasonably could have been interpreted as a non-denial. “Well, I don’t know who got that report, but that’s something that I..." October 16

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    Scott Petrak ct @ScottPetrak

    #Browns Pettine said C Alex Mack will have surgery tomorrow in North Carolina to repair broken fibula.

  • Alex Mack Likely Out for the Season

    Dawgs By Nature "Sunday was almost perfect for the Cleveland Browns. Almost. The team absolutely dominated the Steelers in a 31-10 win, but suffered a devastating loss on the offensive line -- Alex Mack. The beloved Browns center fell face first to the turf in the second quarter after his left leg twisted..." October 14

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    Cleveland Browns @Browns

    NEWS Browns have signed Sione Fua and have placed Armonty Bryant on injured reserve.

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Despite early-season #Browns success and Brian Hoyer's contribution to it, team has shown "zero'' interest in negotiating extension so far

  • Hoyer hopes to win over LeBron "LeBron James is a well-known Dallas Cowboys fan, but the starting quarterback of the 3-2 Browns hopes to convert the Cleveland Cavaliers star to the hometown NFL team. Brian Hoyer said he understands why the 29-year-old James, an Akron native, might support the Cowboys. Hoyer, also 29, is from..." October 13

  • Browns holding out hope Alex Mack can return this season

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns aren’t ready to rule center Alex Mack out for the remainder of the season. Coach Mike Pettine said Monday, via, that Mack will have surgery to repair his broken fibula and the team will know the timeframe for his return to action after he has the operation. Pettine said that..." October 13

  • Sub chain riding high with Hoyer "As Johnny Manziel signed big marketing deals with the likes of Nike, Nissan, MusclePharm and Panini, Brian Hoyer was quietly winning the starting quarterback job for the Cleveland Browns with little interest from corporate America. Now, one restaurant chain that signed Hoyer in the spring is..." October 13

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Browns star center Alex Mack does have a broken fibula, as expected. He’s out for the season, but should recovery full, source says.

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    Source tells it's definitely a torn right ACL for armonty Bryant, out for year

  • Cleveland Browns' Mike Pettine on Armonty Bryant's knee injury: 'The news isn't good'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns defensive end Armonty Bryant hobbled out of the Browns locker room on crutches and wearing a big brace on his right knee after seriously injuring it with 6:59 left in the first quarter. He could be lost for the season, as could center Alex Mack, who broke his fibula in the second..." October 13

  • Browns TE Cameron baffles Steelers DBs

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "On Thursday, Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron brushed off questions about his lack of production. He was the consummate company man, refusing to point fingers at his quarterback and offensive coordinator. Yet, he admitted to being frustrated by having to accept the role of run-blocker...." October 13

  • Cleveland Browns' John Greco answers the call at center after Alex Mack breaks his leg

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When Browns guard John Greco was pressed into service against the Steelers for Alex Mack -- who broke his left fibula and is likely out for the season -- he had never played center in an NFL game. In fact, he had never played center in any game, not even in high school or college -- just a few..." October 13

  • Cleveland Browns' Brian Hoyer on the 31-10 rout of Pittsburgh: 'To beat those guys that way feels good'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer, who knows how to hate the Steelers as much as anyone else from these parts, stopped on his way off the field to high-five, fist-bump and cheer with a bunch of fans stationed behind a "This is Hoyer Country'' sign. "It was very cool,'' said Hoyer, who will have..." October 13

  • Browns believe Mack has broken leg

    Pro Football Talk "Before today, Browns center Alex Mack had never missed a snap. He’ll be missing plenty over the balance of the season. Coach Mike Pettine told reporters after Sunday’s rollicking win over the Steelers that the Browns believe Mack suffered a broken leg." October 12

  • Despite Brian Hoyer's hot start, Browns haven't begun contract talks "With each strong performance Browns starting quarterback Brian Hoyer is driving up his price. He's playing out the final year of his contract for a paltry $1 million, and with a big game against the Steelers looming Sunday, the time for Cleveland to get him re-signed at a reasonable rate may be..." October 12

  • Manziel knows how suspended RB Todd Gurley feels and urges NCAA to 'free Gurley'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel knows exactly how suspended Georgia tailback Todd Gurley feels right now, which is why he tweeted out to his 1.2 million followers Friday: #FreeGurley. "I obviously know what Todd's going through right now and I feel for him,'' said Manziel, who was..." October 11

  • Browns' contract talks with Brian Hoyer have slowed; will October change that? "Brian Hoyer's contract talks with the Browns have gone quiet since early summer, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, but perhaps that could change if Hoyer carries his solid play through October. Hoyer, whose 97.6 passer rating is ninth among NFL quarterbacks with more than..." October 11

  • Browns have a tough decision looming at quarterback

    Pro Football Talk "As the Browns prepare for perhaps their biggest game against the Steelers since the only postseason appearance for the reconstituted Cleveland franchise (which consisted of a shootout loss at Heinz Field), an unpleasant chapter in franchise history could soon be repeating itself. Quarterback..." October 10

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

  • Browns starting defensive lineman Phil Taylor has knee surgery

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns starting left defensive end Phil Taylor underwent arthroscopic surgery Wednesday morning on his right knee. "Surgery was a success!" Taylor posted on Instagram Wednesday afternoon. "Thanks for all the prayers! #RoadToRecocery." He's expected to miss a few games, including when the..." October 08

  • Browns' Mike Pettine on Chris Kirksey's blow to Jake Locker's head: 'He's not a dirty player'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine said rookie linebacker Chris Kirksey deserves whatever the NFL dishes out for his forearm blow to Jake Locker's head, but stressed that Kirksey is "not a dirty player.'' "It was definitely a personal foul, there's no doubt about that,'' said Pettine. "And I think it..." October 07

  • Browns stun Titans with furious rally, 29-28

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer orchestrated a Music City Miracle Sunday against the Titans. He put 26 unanswered points on the board to bring the Browns back from a 28-3 deficit in the second quarter and defeat the Titans, 29-28. It marked the biggest comeback in Browns history, the previous..." October 06

  • Former Browns President Mike Holmgren Says He “Probably” Won’t Be Raiders Next Coach

    CBS Cleveland "Former Browns president Mike Holmgren didn’t want to coach in Cleveland and it appears he doesn’t want to coach in Oakland either. Holmgren told Mitch Levy on Sports Radio KJR in Seattle Monday morning that he “probably” won’t become the Raiders next head coach. Holmgren was recruited by..." October 06

  • Running back Ben Tate delivers a career day in his return to the Cleveland Browns' lineup

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "While speaking to reporters regarding his sprained knee Friday, Ben Tate coyly downgraded himself from probable to questionable. Sunday, the halfback’s status was simply invaluable. Showcasing his skills, patience and knowledge of the offense, Tate returned to the lineup after a two-game..." October 06

  • Ben Tate active for Browns

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns will have tailback Ben Tate back in the lineup for the first time since their season opener. Tate (ankle) is active for Sunday’s game at Tennessee. He was listed as probable on the final injury report after putting in a full practice on Friday." October 05

  • Browns awarded WR Rodney Smith on waivers from Minnesota

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns claimed a receiver on waivers Friday and waived another receiver off the roster, adding ex-Viking Rodney Smith and releasing LaRon Byrd, the club said. Smith has appeared in five regular season games, all with Minnesota (2013-14). A Florida State product, Smith (6-5, 220) played in..." October 03

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns Ben Tate (knee) listed as probable, but he says questionable: "tomorrow’s going to be the test to see if it swells up''

  • Barkevious Mingo happy dropping back, but hopes to rush more going forward

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo is quickly discovering that he might have to take a few steps back before he can go forward -- literally. The Browns are using last year's No. 6 overall pick primarily as their strongside -- or Sam -- linebacker, where he largely plays over the tight end and..." October 03

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns Pettine on RB Ben Tate: "He's on course to play.''

  • Browns can make move vs. upcoming foes "On Sunday, Tennessee lost 41-17 to Indianapolis. Pittsburgh lost to Tampa Bay 27-24. At home. Jacksonville lost 33-14. Oakland lost 38-14. And Tampa Bay ... well it beat Pittsburgh, because either Pittsburgh or Tampa Bay had to win. The game prior to beating the Steelers, Tampa Bay..." September 30

  • Browns running back Ben Tate returns to practice after missing two games with sprained knee

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns running back Ben Tate practiced Tuesday for the first time since he suffered a sprained right knee during the second quarter of the Sept. 7 season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's a sign Tate will likely be able to play Sunday when the Browns (1-2), who are coming off their..." September 30

  • Browns catch breaks on bye week "The Browns got two breaks Sunday, neither of which will mean a thing unless they stop slumping and start thumping. First, they took a break from playing, resting up on their bye while their next opponent, Tennessee, got ripped 41-17 by the Colts. Second, they got a big break..." September 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    In preseason, it made sense #Browns would reevaluate QB position after the bye. They have. It’s still Brian Hoyer. Not time for Manziel yet

  • Browns plan to reinstall Tate as starter; Crowell bypassing West? "Cleveland Browns running backs Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West held down the top two spots on Marc Sessler's "Rookie Watch" this week. As impressive as the dynamic rookie duo has been, though, position coach Wilbert Montgomery expects Ben Tate to assume the starting role once the veteran..." September 25

  • Cleveland Browns contemplating changes after another tough day on special teams

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There's never a good time to have a bad game in the NFL. But a dodgy performance heading into a bye week can make for unsettling days for a player such as embattled long-snapper Christian Yount. At least one shaky snap in each of the first three games has Browns coaches contemplating change..." September 23

  • Cleveland Browns' Travis Benjamin plays it safe and late-game field position shifts because of it

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Travis Benjamin made one big catch Sunday afternoon. But it was his decision not to try making another on special teams that also proved noteworthy in the Browns' 23-21 loss. In the game's final minutes, Benjamin opted not to field a punt from the Ravens' Sam Koch around the 20-yard line at..." September 22

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Boost for Browns: Cleveland expects TE Jordan Cameron to play today vs. Ravens.

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    Kevin Seifert @SeifertESPN

    And in Week 3, we get appearances from Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Derek Carr. Top 4 QBs drafted.

  • Johnny Manziel swears he was really proud of Brian Hoyer -- literally

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Johnny Manziel was one of the first people to congratulate Brian Hoyer when he came over to the sidelines after his game-winning field goal drive against the Saints, high-fiving him and pulling him in for a shoulder bump. "I'm f----ng proud of him!'' Manziel said Friday with the cameras rolling..." September 21

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Josh Gordon and LaVon Brazill officially down to 10-game suspensions as the NFL-NFLPA announce the full drug program.

  • Cleveland Browns' Joe Thomas has doubts about HGH testing: 'They don't really have a great test for it'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns seven-time left tackle Joe Thomas has serious doubts about the value of human-growth hormone testing, which will begin by the end of the month in the NFL. "For me, the trepidation with the HGH testing has always been the accuracy, because they don't really have a great test for it,''..." September 19