Browns Rumors & News

  • RG3 on Hue Jackson: 'When you see a coach break down, it makes you want to win for him'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The sight of Hue Jackson welling up with tears after the 27-13 loss to the Giants was not lost on his players. They love playing for him. They know how meaningful it would be for him to bust the 0-12 streak Sunday against the Bengals, where he spent four seasons before taking the Browns..." December 08

  • Boomer Esiason: Browns would be undefeated with Tom Brady

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns sit at 0-12, and realistically, can finish the season with an 0-16 record. But former league MVP Boomer Esiason believes that with Tom Brady as Cleveland’s quarterback, the team would be undefeated. Speaking on Inside the NFL, Esiason said (h/t John Breech, CBS Sports) that..." December 08

  • Robert Griffin III will reportedly start for 0-12 Browns against the Bengals

    CBS Sports "It looks like the Cleveland Browns have decided that Robert Griffin III gives them their best chance at picking up their first win. According to, RG3 will be the team's starting quarterback when the Browns play host to the Bengals on Sunday. Griffin hasn't played since Week 1, when he..." December 08

  • Hue Jackson: If Joe Thomas is traded I’m leaving with him

    Larry Brown Sports "Joe Thomas is one of the few star players the Cleveland Browns have on their roster, which is why his name seems to come up in trade rumors year after year. But the Browns held onto Thomas through the trade deadline, and head coach Hue Jackson insists they will do the same going forward. On..." December 07

  • Johnny Manziel tells Lamar Jackson not to go to Browns

    Larry Brown Sports "If the Cleveland Browns are once again the worst team in football next season, they could end up in a position to draft Heisman Trophy favorite Lamar Jackson in 2018. For Jackson’s sake, Johnny Manziel is hoping that doesn’t happen. Manziel, who knows plenty about winning the Heisman and..." December 07

  • Joe Thomas, Loyal Lineman

    ESPN "The 106th loss of Joe Thomas' NFL career was, predictably, melancholic. It came on an unseasonably warm November day in Cleveland, in a stadium overrun by acres of silver-and-blue Dallas Cowboys gear. A woman in Browns apparel fell asleep in her seat. There was a fight on the field at the..." December 07

  • Looking Ahead To 2017 Franchise Tags

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s salary cap for 2017 won’t officially be set until sometime after the Super Bowl, but based on the direction the cap has trended in recent years, we have a general idea of where it may end up. Predicting an increase of about 8.2% on this year’s $155.27MM cap, Joel Corry of" December 07

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • RG3 plans to help the Browns 'not just for these 4 weeks, but into the future'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III sounded Monday like a man who knows he's starting Sunday against the Bengals, even though it hasn't been made official yet. "It's just an opportunity to play in the NFL with a group of guys who don't deserve to be 0-12,'' Griffin said. "So I just want to..." December 06

  • Browns' final month could be Robert Griffin III's final chance with the team

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns barely got a passing glance at the guy they expected to carry the quarterback spot this season. After spending an entire offseason, training camp and preseason getting him ready and talking him up, Robert Griffin III lasted one game, 26 passes and one loss. He has been..." December 05

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • Browns ownership vowing to stay the course despite winless season

    CBS Sports "Browns ownership, in the face of what could shape up as an 0-16 season, recently held a staff meeting for all team employees to make the case for not making coaching and management changes despite now having lost 30 of their last 33 games. Sources said owner Jimmy Haslam, his wife Dee, coach Hue..." December 04

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Marvin Lewis reaches out to Hue Jackson to offer support

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said he offered some encouragement to Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson after Cleveland dropped its 12th game of the season. Jackson, the Bengals former offensive coordinator, was emotional after Cleveland lost to the New York Giants 27-13. "Being 0-12..." December 01

  • You won't believe how cheap tickets are for the Browns' Christmas Eve game

    Fox Sports "At 0-12, the Cleveland Browns are quickly approaching historic territory. They’re four losses away from becoming the second NFL team to go 0-16, and while that makes each of their forthcoming games more interesting and intriguing, it isn’t getting fans in the doors. Dirt-cheap tickets might,..." November 30

  • Browns View Robert Griffin As More Than One-Year QB Option?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports the Browns QB Robert Griffin III will likely keep the starting job for the remainder of the season if he’s named the starter next week. According to Garafolo, the Browns don’t view RGIII as just a one-year option at quarterback and it’s possible they could..." November 30

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Hue Jackson: Robert Griffin III cleared to play

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns could have Robert Griffin III behind center for their matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals following the bye. RG3 has been fully cleared for contact, head coach Hue Jackson told reporters Tuesday. He has yet to determine if the quarterback will start when the team plays..." November 29

  • Hue Jackson: 'I haven't even opened the bag of tricks yet' on offense

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hue Jackson's call of a halfback pass by running back Duke Johnson in the first quarter of Sunday's game wasn't an act of desperation in a winless season. "Oh no, I have always had those," Jackson said the day after the Browns' loss to the Giants. "I haven't even opened the bag of tricks..." November 29

  • Browns investigating Robert Griffin, girlfriend being robbed by stadium valet

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns are currently investigating an incident in which Robert Griffin III and his girlfriend claim they were robbed by a valet worker at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. Grete Sadeiko, Griffin’s lady friend, tweeted that the money had been stolen from both her’s and Griffin’s..." November 29

  • Hue Jackson vows, again, that he will be back and eventually fix the Browns

    Pro Football Talk "After the Browns lost to the Giants Sunday to fall to 0-12, Browns coach Hue Jackson said — again — that he does not worry about his job status and remains focused on the Browns having a much better future. “I am going to be here, and I have said that to you guys before,” Jackson said, per the..." November 28

  • Terrelle Pryor takes high road in response to trashy Janoris Jenkins tweet

    Sportsnaut "Janoris Jenkins apparently doesn’t think much of Terrelle Pryor. Following the New York Giants’ 27-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns, Jenkins let Pryor know what he thinks of the receiver’s skills. In a tweet that has since been taken down, Jenkins unjustifiably took a huge shot at Pryor...." November 28

  • RG3’s car broken into in players’ parking lot, money stolen

    ESPN "Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III and his girlfriend Grete Sadeiko had money stolen from their car parked in the players' garage at FirstEnergy Stadium during the team's 27-13 loss Sunday to the New York Giants, according to a tweet by Sadeiko. Griffin later retweeted the post by..." November 28

  • Browns lose another offensive lineman to injury

    Pro Football Talk "Browns right guard John Greco limped off the field during Sunday’s third quarter and was taken to the locker room. The team announced that Greco has a foot injury and that his return is questionable. The Browns have been hit hard by injuries on the offensive line and their offense has really..." November 27

  • Manning, Beckham lead Giants to fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Eli Manning kept the New York Giants on the heels of the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday by throwing three touchdown passes in a 27-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns. The Giants (8-3) have won six straight games and trail the Cowboys (10-1) by two games in the NFC East. The Browns..." November 27

  • Browns hoping to start RG3 again this season "The Browns want another chance to see Robert Griffin III at quarterback before the season ends. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport noted on NFL GameDay Morning Sunday that unless rookie quarterback Cody Kessler returns from a concussion and gets on a roll, the team will try and start Griffin at..." November 27

  • Joe Thomas still an ironman, not yet at 10k milestone

    Pro Football Talk "Browns left tackle Joe Thomas has unquestionably been an iron man and has never missed a snap in his career. ESPN Field Yates tweeted Sunday that Thomas passed 10,000 consecutive snaps to begin his career, but a Browns spokesman told PFT that the team’s PR department has his snap count at a..." November 27

  • The Browns want to eliminate Eli Manning to enable brother-on-brother violence

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ray Horton knows that Eli Manning will start 194th NFL game Sunday, when the Giants take on the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. But he kidded Friday that he hopes Manning doesn't finish it -- so Browns rookie pass-rusher Carl Nassib can make history. "The players probably laughed at me but..." November 26

  • Terrelle Pryor’s transformation from QB to WR impressive, but some Giants think otherwise

    Newsday "The last time Terrelle Pryor faced the Giants was in 2013. He completed 11 of 16 passes for 122 yards and ran for a touchdown as the starting quarterback of the Raiders. This game will be vastly different. Pryor, a record-setting passer at Ohio State whose NFL career as a quarterback never..." November 26

  • Ray Horton: Joe Haden having 'average' season

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns expect more from cornerback Joe Haden, defensive coordinator Ray Horton said Friday. "I think he is having for him, he would probably say an average year," Horton said in his weekly media get-together. "He would probably expect a little bit more from him(self)." Haden..." November 25

  • Joe Haden guarantees the Browns won’t go winless

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns have only five chances remaining to avoid a winless 2016 season, and star cornerback Joe Haden is confident they will capitalize on at least one of them. While speaking to reporters on Friday, Haden guaranteed the Browns will not become just the second 0-16 team in NFL..." November 25

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Browns' Corey Coleman 'has a bright future here,' Hue Jackson says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Corey Coleman dropped two passes against the Steelers and caught only four of his 12 targets, but coach Hue Jackson isn't worried about the No. 15 overall pick. "It's unfortunate,'' said Jackson. "Some of those things will happen from time to time, talking about the drops. He made a couple of..." November 24

  • Pat McAfee again asks Antonio Brown not to kick him in the face

    Larry Brown Sports "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown once kicked then-Cleveland punter Spencer Lanning in the facemask on a punt return. Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee has never forgotten it. With the Colts and Steelers poised to face off on Thanksgiving, McAfee had a holiday request for the..." November 23

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • Robert Griffin III returns to Browns practice today

    Pro Football Talk "RGIII is back. Sort of. Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III has been designated for return from injured reserve and will practice today, the team has announced. It will be his first practice since breaking a bone in his shoulder in the Browns’ Week One loss to the Eagles. That doesn’t mean..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Tickets for Browns' remaining home games going for $6

    NESN "If you want to watch the Cleveland Browns play at FirstEnergy Stadium this season, you’re going to have to give up your daily Starbucks venti latte. But the good news is you’ll only have to do it for a day. With the Browns sitting at 0-11 after a 24-9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday,..." November 22

  • Matt Millen, architect of the 0-16 2008 Lions, feels for the winless Browns

    Fox Sports "At 0-11 heading into Sunday’s home game against the New York Giants, the Cleveland Browns are on pace to become the fifth winless team in NFL history and just the second to accomplish the feat in a 16-game season. The only other team to go 0-16, the 2008 Detroit Lions, were headed by Matt..." November 22

  • How Browns' Hue Jackson will 'be the calming voice to get us through this'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With the criticism escalating, the 0-16 drumbeat crescendoing and some of his players venting, Browns coach Hue Jackson knows what he must do. "I'm going to be the calming voice and the calming leader that's going to get us through all of this, and we're going to understand that there's one way..." November 22

  • Browns' Josh McCown will start vs. Giants with Cody Kessler in concussion protocol

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Josh McCown will start Sunday against the Giants with Cody Kessler in the concussion protocol, Hue Jackson said. He replaced Kessler late in the third quarter of Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Steelers. Jackson said the medical professionals will decide whether or not Kessler will play again..." November 21

  • Cody Kessler might be shut down awhile with 2nd concussion: 'This is about a young man's future' Hue Jackson says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hue Jackson can't stand watching his rookie quarterback Cody Kessler get drilled anymore. In fact, he might advocate shutting him down for an extended period after Kessler suffered his second concussion in 29 days during Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Steelers. With five games left, that could mean..." November 21

  • Joe Thomas on Browns letting top linemen go: 'You've got to lie in the bed you've made'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns future Hall-of-Fame left tackle Joe Thomas watched his good friends Alex Mack and Mitchell Schwartz walk in free agency in the offseason. Now, he's watching Cody Kessler and Josh McCown get pummeled game after game, and his quarterbacks getting hurt on a regular basis. Kessler and..." November 21

  • Pryor calls Browns' QB protection 'bullcrap'

    Fox Sports "The Cleveland Browns have had four quarterbacks take at least one snap during their winless regular season. It’s not because the Browns are seeking consistency under center, rather the team’s pass protection hasn’t been able to keep their signal-callers healthy. Robert Griffin, Charlie..." November 21

  • Steelers punish Browns to snap 4-game losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the winless Cleveland Browns 24-9 Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak and move into a first-place tie with the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North. The Steelers improved to 5-5 on the strength of 146 yards rushing by Le'Veon Bell, who had every..." November 20

  • Cody Kessler leaves game vs. Steelers; ruled out with concussion

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Cody Kessler had to leave Sunday's game against Pittsburgh at the end of the third quarter and was ruled out of the rest of the game with a concussion. Kessler rolled right on the second-to-last play of the third quarter. Under pressure, he threw up a wobbly pass to the right..." November 20

  • Joe Thomas knows Ben Roethlisberger loves beating the Browns

    Pro Football Talk "As Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tries to tie former Browns quarterback Derek Anderson for the most wins in Cleveland since the Browns returned to the NFL in 1999 with 10, the current cornerstone of the team’s offense knows that Ben gets specific pleasure from beating Ohio’s..." November 20