Browns Rumors & News

  • Ex-Browns CEO shares interesting story about Manziel

    Yardbarker "The Cleveland Browns are reportedly split on whether they should take a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft or go with the seemingly safer pick in Myles Garrett, and history could tell us something about which path they will take. Last week, a report surfaced claiming Browns..." April 24

  • Joe Thomas criticizes ‘flawed system’ in light of Jabrill Peppers failing combine urine test

    Sportsnaut "Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas, like the rest of us, saw the news Monday that Jabrill Peppers failed his urine test at the combine because of a dilute sample. However, his reaction to the news was a bit different than the average Joe. In truth, there is a lot of sensibility to..." April 24

  • Browns ‘being manipulated’ into trading up from No. 12 before the draft?

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns aren’t trading the No. 1 pick away, and now there’s growing momentum that the organization will actually trade up from No. 12 before the draft begins. ESPN’s Tony Grossi discussed this in a bit of detail, noting a potential scenario in which the Browns end up with the No. 1..." April 24

  • Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger apologizes for rift with hometown

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he's sorry he let a few negative words cause a rift between him and his hometown. Roethlisberger was back in Findlay over the weekend as he and his sister were inducted into Hancock County's sports hall of fame. He says he was hurt..." April 24

  • 2017 NFL Draft: What Will Cleveland Do With Top Pick?

    SI "I met North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky the other day in Chapel Hill. He rolled up in his 1997 Toyota Camry, a hand-me-down from his grandmother, with 170,000 miles on the odometer. Politely, he talked about his workout routine, throwing with his Tar Heels teammates, and said he needed..." April 24

  • Warren Sapp doesn't think Myles Garrett is deserving of No. 1

    ESPN "As the NFL draft approaches this week, Hall of Fame defensive lineman Warren Sapp is struggling to understand why Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is poised to be the No. 1 pick. "I don't see it from this kid," Sapp said Sunday about Garrett. "I see the splash plays -- everybody gets..." April 23

  • Targeting DeShone Kizer makes sense for Cleveland Browns

    The News-Herald "One thing the Browns have proven year after year is the draft rarely goes the way the media expect it to. I expect this year to follow suit. The notion the Browns will get defensive end Myles Garrett of Texas A&M with the first pick and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky of Mentor High School and..." April 23

  • Mitch Trubisky still a serious candidate for Browns at No. 1

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Mitch Trubisky is still under serious consideration by the Browns at No. 1, league sources tell cleveland.com. Despite that Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown gave strong vibes during his pre-draft press conference Wednesday that the Browns have zeroed in on Myles Garrett, they're..." April 22

  • Cleveland Browns 2017 schedule: Open at home vs. Steelers, host Vikings in London, no primetime

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It won't take long for the Browns to figure out how they stack up against their AFC North rivals this season. The Browns, who went 0-6 in the division in Hue Jackson's first season, will open at home against the defending AFC North champion Steelers Sept. 10 and face all three division foes in..." April 21

  • Split between Browns’ coaches and front office grows

    Sportsnaut "There’s a consensus No. 1 player in the 2017 NFL Draft. That comes in the form of Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, who has been likened to Khalil Mack and Von Miller from a pass-rush standpoint. In need of any elite-level talent they can get, it would make sense that the Cleveland Browns..." April 21

  • Browns Cut Alvin Bailey, Tracy Howard

    Pro Football Rumors "The Browns have cut offensive lineman Alvin Bailey and a pair of defensive backs, Tracy Howard and Trae Elston, according to Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com (Twitter link). Bailey, the most notable of the three, spent just one season with the Browns, who signed the ex-Seahawk as a free agent..." April 20

  • Browns reportedly willing to eat $10 million in Brock Osweiler trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite what they are saying publicly, the Cleveland Browns would still prefer to unload Brock Osweiler at some point this offseason. In fact, they may even pay another team to take the quarterback off their hands. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Browns are willing to eat $10..." April 20

  • Browns not interested in trade offers for No. 1 pick, like idea of trading up for QB

    CBS Sports "For those bold enough to presume the Browns might not take Myles Garrett with the top overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft: you can stop being bold and you may cease to presume. The Browns are flying their flag as high and as loudly as possible in recent days, with VP of football ops Sashi Brown..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Jimmy Garoppolo and AJ McCarron could be off table for Browns as club says it won't trade for veteran QB

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown was asked point blank during his pre-draft press conference if the Browns will try to trade for a veteran quarterback on draft weekend. He didn't hesitate: "No.'' Before draft weekend? "Could we in theory? Yes,'' he said. "But are we planning..." April 19

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Sashi Brown: Browns not divided, not likely to trade down from top pick

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns don’t appear interested in trading the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, and general manager Sashi Brown says there is no division about who to take. This comment about the perception the Browns are divided stems from recent reports which indicated head coach Hue..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Marcus Burley, George Atkinson III sign tenders with Browns

    Pro Football Talk "A couple of Browns players took care of some contract housekeeping as the team started their offseason work on Monday. Cornerback Marcus Burley signed his restricted free agent tender and running back George Atkinson III signed his exclusive rights free agent tender. Burley is set to make..." April 17

  • Fullback Danny Vitale has big goals as Browns return Monday for offseason workout program

    Akron Beacon Journal "Before Browns fullback Danny Vitale could even sit down in the office of Hue Jackson during his exit interview after this past season, the coach told the rookie he was impressed with his performance. Three days later, Vitale traveled to Tampa, Fla., where he has been training for the past few..." April 14

  • Browns HC Hue Jackson wants Myles Garrrett with first pick

    Sportsnaut "Could an internal rift be forming within the Cleveland Browns’ organization as the 2017 NFL Draft approaches? Reports earlier this week suggested that the team was torn between Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett and North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky with the first pick in this year’s..." April 14

  • Browns Could Be Considering Trading Down

    Real GM Football "The Cleveland Browns have cast a wide net as they evaluate players to select with the No. 1 pick, which may be a ploy. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk suspects that the Browns may be setting up a trade down and the selection of a player that they'll claim they targeted with the top pick all..." April 12

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • The Browns reportedly don't 'have any hope' about a Jimmy Garoppolo trade

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Browns are considered the top suitor in any potential Jimmy Garoppolo deal with the Patriots. But any sort of hypothetical trade appears less and less likely to happen as the 2017 NFL Draft draws closer. Cleveland is loaded with picks and badly needs a quarterback , but the..." April 12

  • Hue Jackson wants a quarterback and the Browns front office doesn't

    Bleacher Report "One of my favorite things to do before the draft each year is to reach out to a longtime NFC scout to get the lay of the draft land. In this special edition of the 10-Point Stance, we'll give our trusted scout the floor to talk about each team and where they fit into this year's draft..." April 12

  • Mitchell Trubisky still in play at No. 1 overall pick

    USA Today "Despite months of information, both speculative and confirmed, that Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett will be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, ESPN’s Adam Schefter found at least one NFL executive who believes otherwise. There is no further context to the conversation, and the..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule

    NFL.com "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • Josh Gordon appears to indicate the Browns are done with him

    Sportsnaut "Suspended Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon took to Snapchat Monday and seemed to indicate his time with the Cleveland Browns is at an end. Whether this is something that the Browns have communicated to Gordon or his own personal thoughts remains a mystery. Gordon has remained vigilant..." April 10

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • Myles Garrett issues warning to Browns quarterbacks if he's not team's first pick

    CBS Sports "The sense that the Browns will select Texas A&M defensive end No. 1 overall in the 2017 NFL Draft isn’t growing, because there’s no room to grow. Cleveland doing anything other than taking Garrett would be a major shock and completely disrupt our entire 2017 NFL Mock Draft system. And it would..." April 09

  • Kenny Britt said he felt betrayed by Rams

    Larry Brown Sports "Kenny Britt is with a new team after three seasons with the Rams, and it appears he is not happy about that. Britt recorded himself on Instagram Live Thursday night and said he felt betrayed by the Rams not signing him, according to Turf Show Times. Turf Show Times, a site that covers the..." April 09

  • Have Browns, Texans given up on Garoppolo trade?

    NFL.com "Now that Tony Romo has left Houston holding the bag at quarterback, might former Patriots assistant Bill O'Brien tempt New England into softening the stance that Jimmy Garoppolo is off the table in trade talks? "Of course Bill O'Brien would love to acquire someone as talented as Jimmy..." April 08

  • Mike Williams in 2017 NFL Draft: 5 reasons the Cleveland Browns should pick him

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns took a wide receiver with their first-round pick last year, taking Corey Coleman at No. 15 in the 2016 NFL Draft. With the No. 12 pick they could look again at wide receiver with a couple good ones available, including Clemson’s Mike Williams. Williams is one of the top receivers..." April 07

  • Patrick Mahomes visiting Cleveland Browns on Friday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes arrived in Cleveland Thursday night for a pre-draft visit with the Browns on Friday, a source told cleveland.com. The Browns already conducted a private workout with Mahomes last month, and are bringing him to town to get to know him better, put him on the..." April 07

  • If Browns have quarterback-free first round, they could circle back to QBs they know from Senior Bowl

    Akron Beacon Journal "As much as the Browns need a quarterback, there’s no guarantee they’ll draft one in the first round on April 27. And if they pass on the headliners and instead pick from the second tier, remember these prospects: Pittsburgh’s Nate Peterman, Tennessee’s Josh Dobbs and California’s Davis..." April 06

  • Browns would consider taking Deshaun Watson at No. 12?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns are still in need of a starting quarterback, and the general consensus is that none of the signal-callers in the upcoming NFL Draft are ready to start right away. That doesn’t mean the Browns won’t pick one of them early. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain..." April 05

  • Report: Browns still intend to trade or cut Brock Osweiler

    Sportsnaut "Brock Osweiler is still a member of the Cleveland Browns. But will he be for much longer? According to a report, the team’s plan for 2017 still doesn’t feature Osweiler. “The plan is still to move Osweiler, whether in a trade or an outright release,” Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com wrote. “The..." April 05

  • Amazon Scores With Live-Streaming Rights For NFL 'TNF' Package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will replace Twitter in live streaming the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.” The company will livestream the 10 “TNF” games carried by CBS and NBC as part of a one-year deal that the league announced late Tuesday. Amazon paid $50M for the rights, substantially more than the $10M that Twitter..." April 05

  • How Romo's retirement alters NFL QB market

    SI "Well, now what? That’s the question facing the Texans and possibly the Broncos, in light of Tony Romo’s decision to “retire” from football and enter broadcasting. Those two teams were linked most often to the Cowboys in trade talks for the veteran QB, whose decision to hang ’em up topples the..." April 04

  • Browns bring Dalvin Cook in for a visit

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns have multiple first-round picks, and multiple needs, so they’re checking out multiple options. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Browns are hosting Florida State running back Dalvin Cook for a visit today, among other players (he teases “big-names,” if they’re big..." April 03

  • Hard Knocks will remain on HBO with new four-year deal

    Awful Announcing "When it comes to sports documentaries, HBO’s Hard Knocks was revolutionary. It may be impossible to believe it now, but Hard Knocks has been around since 2001 when the Baltimore Ravens first took the plunge to allow HBO cameras into their training camp. Since that time the NFL has had a team..." April 03

  • The Browns are using Jimmy Johnson's Cowboys blueprint for building a winner

    CBS Sports "The law of averages may not be the driving force behind the Browns’ player-personnel strategy but it appears to play a prominent role in how the roster is assembled. A year ago, the Browns accumulated picks ahead of the 2016 NFL Draft, a strategy the front office continues to employ with the 2017..." April 03

  • Dalvin Cook in NFL Draft 2017: 5 reasons the Cleveland Browns should pick him

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have a multitude of options to go with at the No. 12 pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. If they don’t choose to go quarterback, one option they could go with is Florida State running back Dalvin Cook. The talented back has been a three-year star with the Seminoles and helped them reach..." April 03

  • Paul DePodesta: The Brain Behind the Browns Rebuild

    SI "Paul DePodesta, the Cleveland Browns’ trump card on the rest of the NFL. Nice fellow. Harvard guy, and, to his credit, doesn’t intimidate you with his Ivy League brain. Fifteen months into the new job after two decades with five Major League Baseball teams. Nowhere to go but up. The Browns are in..." April 03

  • 7 NFL teams that should take a chance on Josh Gordon if he’s reinstated

    Fox Sports "Josh Gordon has been out of the NFL since 2014. He was suspended for all of 2015, and was banned indefinitely last season after being briefly reinstated in July. He’s a super talented wide receiver who proved to be exactly that in 2013, but his off-field troubles have prevented him from realizing..." April 02

  • Is the Browns' 2017 draft strategy quality over quantity? If so, it sounds like a good plan

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Browns strategy chief Paul DePodesta talked at the owner's meetings in Phoenix and hinted at the reason behind the Brock Osweiler deal. The Browns looked for creative ways to spend their cap windfall, knowing it was virtually impossible to spend it all on high-value free agents. The..." April 01

  • Myles Garrett's Mom Opens Up About NFL Draft 'I've Lived In Cleveland Before'

    TMZ "With Myles Garrett projected to be the #1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, we spoke with his mom, Audrey, about how the family is getting ready for the biggest day of his life! NOTE: Garrett's half-brother is ex-NBA player Sean Williams ... and Audrey says the family (including Myles)..." April 01

  • Browns will host 2017 NFL Draft party at Muni Lot

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns fans will be able to party at the Muni Lot earlier than normal this season. The team announced on Thursday that this year's draft party will take place in one of the league's most notable tailgate spots. The 2017 Draft Tailgate will take place on Thursday, April 27, the night of the..." March 31

  • Why Josh Gordon Should Be Given Another Shot

    Fox Sports "Josh Gordon hasn’t played in a meaningful NFL game since the 2014 season, but it still wouldn’t make sense for the Cleveland Browns to give up on him. Josh Gordon came into the NFL as a second-round supplemental draft pick of the Cleveland Browns. Blessed with Round 1 talent, Gordon was..." March 31

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