Browns Rumors & News

  • Browns owner attends Josh Allen’s Pro Day

    Pro Football Talk "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is scouting quarterbacks. He was at USC’s Pro Day on Wednesday to watch Sam Darnold. He is in Wyoming today to watch Josh Allen workout, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The Browns sent a contingent of eight people to see Allen. General Manager..." March 23

  • NFL not considering rule change on fumbles through the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "The rule that says a fumble into the end zone and out of bounds goes to the defense on the 20-yard line seems illogical. But it’s not going anywhere. Among the many rules changes the league will consider at next week’s owners’ meeting, there’s nothing about the fumble touchback rule, which many..." March 23

  • NFL considering ‘McDaniels rule’ allowing assistants to take new jobs during playoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL would probably like to avoid ever seeing the Josh McDaniels coaching fiasco ever happen again, and a subsequent rule change would ensure that it doesn’t. NFL Competition Committee chairman Rich McKay confirmed that the league is considering a rule change that would allow assistant..." March 23

  • Browns eyeing Sam Darnold as 'franchise QB,' No. 1 pick

    CBS Sports "Taking too much away from a quarterback's pro day falls under the same sort of folly as getting overexcited about a quarterback's 40 time. And yet, it's hard not to be excited about what Sam Darnold did during his USC pro day ahead of the 2018 NFL Draft. Certainly the Browns are excited, as most..." March 23

  • Cornerback E.J. Gaines close to signing with Browns, would be reunited with Gregg Williams

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Former Bills cornerback E.J. Gaines is close to signing with the Browns as a free agent today, a league source told He's in Cleveland and they'd like to wrap him up before he leaves the building. He also visited the Jets on Thursday and has visited the Cardinals. NFL Network's..." March 23

  • Jets, Browns to meet with CB E.J. Gaines

    Yardbarker "The Jets and Browns have plans to meet with free agent cornerback E.J. Gaines, Mike Garafolo of tweets. He’ll visit the Jets on Thursday and the Browns on Friday. Gaines met with the Cardinals last week but left Arizona without a deal. Prior to that, he drew some interest from the..." March 22

  • Browns/Seahawks C.J. Smith Trade Cancelled

    Pro Football Rumors "C.J. Smith won’t be going to the Seahawks after all. Seattle acquired the cornerback in a trade earlier this week, but that swap has been nullified, according to Field Yates of (on Twitter). We don’t know why the Smith deal was cancelled, but nullified trades are usually the result of..." March 22

  • Browns fans have mixed reactions about Sam Darnold to Cleveland hype

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns need a quarterback, and there is a strong consensus building that USC product Sam Darnold will end up being the guy they choose No. 1 overall in the upcoming draft. In fact, after Darnold’s pro day Wednesday, a report emerged that Darnold is “a lock” there at the top for the..." March 21

  • Sam Darnold 'a lock' for Browns at No. 1 overall

    Yardbarker "Sam Darnold held his pro day in the rain at USC Wednesday, and the Cleveland Browns were extremely well represented as he went through his workout. Darnold performed admirably, dropping dimes despite the heavy rain. According to Benjamin Allbright, citing a team source that is picking in the..." March 21

  • Jets reportedly asked Browns about trading for No. 1 pick

    Larry Brown Sports "Before the New York Jets landed the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft via trade, they were reportedly looking to make an even bigger splash. According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, the Jets had asked the Cleveland Browns about acquiring the No. 1 overall pick, but were obviously..." March 21

  • Ex-NFLers say league is trying to ‘rig’ concussion settlement, dementia claims are going unpaid

    New York Daily News "Victims of NFL concussions are tired of waiting for their money. Frustrated that their clients aren't getting paid fast enough, lawyers for players entitled to a share of the league's billion-dollar class-action concussion settlement said the NFL needs help finding its wallet. Specifically,..." March 21

  • Browns will hold private workouts with Sam Darnold and Josh Allen this week

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns will hold private workouts with Sam Darnold and Josh Allen this week, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The team will conduct those in conjunction with the Pro Days at USC and Wyoming respectively. Darnold’s Pro Day is Wednesday and Allen’s is Friday. Both have..." March 20

  • West Coast teams want NFL rule limiting early kickoffs

    Pro Football Talk "Teams that play in the Pacific time zone are tired of early kickoffs on the East Coast (and even earlier kickoffs in London), and they want the NFL to limit them. Toward that end, the 49ers, Chargers and Cardinals have proposed a rule to be discussed at next week’s league meeting that would..." March 20

  • Spring league Alliance of American Football to launch in 2019 on CBS

    CBS Sports "The XFL, the controversial football league founded by Vince McMahon in 1999 that lasted just one season, is set to return in 2020. But it won't be the only new professional football league -- or even the first to begin play. Charlie Ebersol -- the son of NBC executive Dick Ebersol, McMahon's..." March 20

  • NFL VP Troy Vincent confirms changes to NFL catch rule

    ESPN "The NFL's competition committee is expected to propose a new catch rule that would eliminate the "going to the ground" distinction in addition to reinforcing a high standard for overturning calls via replay, league executive vice president Troy Vincent confirmed Tuesday to the Washington..." March 20

  • Proposed rule could allow officials at NFL office to eject players after instant replay

    Sporting News "Egregious “non-football acts" could be subject for ejection next season even if referees don't call for expulsion on the field. Troy Vincent, executive vice president of football operations, told USA Today Sports on Monday that the league’s competition committee will propose a rule allowing..." March 20

  • Report: Full Browns contingent headed for Sam Darnold's Pro Day

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Browns are treating the USC Pro Day on Mar. 21 as another NFL Combine according to ESPN Cleveland. Quarterback Sam Darnold elected not to throw in Indianapolis so the front office and coaching staff must travel to the West Coast in order to better compare Darnold to the other..." March 19

  • Browns are still in the mix for Terrelle Pryor even though he's visiting the Seahawks and Jets

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns are still in the mix for receiver Terrelle Pryor even though he's visiting other teams, a source told Pryor visited the Seahawks on Sunday and Monday, and he's leaving there and heading for a visit to the New York Jets today. The Seahawks are still believed to be..." March 19

  • Cleveland declares 7/3 Joe Thomas Day

    Pro Football Talk "Cleveland will recognize retiring Browns left tackle Joe Thomas with a day in his honor, and Thomas wants his fans to get the day off. After the city announced that July 3 (for his No. 73 jersey) is officially recognized as Joe Thomas Day in Cleveland, Thomas proposed that everyone get to..." March 18

  • Jets trade puts No. 4 pick in play, but Browns should be cautious in trading down

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Jets trading up from No. 6 to No. 3 overall in the draft doesn't really impact the Browns at No. 1. Sure, there was a contingent of fans lobbying for the Browns to take Penn State running back Saquon Barkley No. 1 overall, but it was always more likely than not that the Browns were going to..." March 18

  • Hue Jackson recommended AJ McCarron to Bills

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns weren’t going to sign AJ McCarron after acquiring Tyrod Taylor from the Bills. But Browns coach Hue Jackson gave McCarron a plug to Bills General Manager Brandon Beane. “I actually spoke to Hue Jackson the night before we signed him, texted with two other coaches of his that I know,”..." March 16

  • John Dorsey says Saquon Barkley won't necessarily be ruled out by Carlos Hyde signing

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns general manager John Dorsey says the signing of former Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde doesn't mean he's slammed the door on drafting Penn State running back Saquon Barkley at No. 1 overall. "Not necessarily,'' Dorsey said Thursday during a press conference after the new players..." March 16

  • Jackson already names Taylor starting QB

    Larry Brown Sports "If the Cleveland Browns draft a quarterback with one of the two picks they have in the top four of the upcoming NFL Draft, the rookie will not be competing for a starting job this summer. While speaking with reporters on Thursday, Browns head coach Hue Jackson already named Tyrod Taylor his..." March 15

  • Browns trade Jason McCourty to Pats instead of releasing him

    Pro Football Talk "When the Browns announced they were releasing cornerback Jason McCourty on Thursday, plenty of people wondered if he might wind up in New England to play alongside his twin brother Devin in the Patriots secondary. The McCourty brothers will be reunited on the field for the first time since..." March 15

  • Tyrod Taylor has no plans to be “bridge” quarterback for Browns

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns still are expected to use a top-four choice on a quarterback, which has many calling recent acquisition Tyrod Taylor a stopgap. But Taylor doesn’t see himself as a “bridge.” “That’s a term that you guys or not necessarily you in this room, but other people,” Taylor said, via Mary Kay..." March 15

  • Johnny Manziel Married Bre Tiesi In Private Wedding Ceremony

    TMZ "Johnny Manziel is officially a MARRIED MAN -- tying the knot with Bre Tiesi in a very quiet private ceremony, TMZ Sports has learned. Manziel had popped the question to Tiesi in March 2017. The 25-year-old has credited Bre with turning his life around and getting him cleaned up after years..." March 15

  • Browns still pursuing Terrelle Pryor; Seahawks and Rams interested too

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns are still working to get free-agent receiver Terrelle Pryor back to Cleveland, but other teams are interested too, including the Seahawks and Rams, a league source told Pryor, 28, has expressed interest on social media in playing for the Browns again, and the feeling..." March 15

  • Browns release cornerback Jason McCourty

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "One of the few bright spots during the Browns' 0-16 season is gone. The Browns released veteran cornerback Jason McCourty, a source confirmed for The news was first reported by NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. McCourty signed with the Browns last spring and started 14 games in 2017...." March 15

  • Browns signing CB Terrance Mitchell to 3-year deal worth $12 million

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have added some depth in the secondary, agreeing to terms on a three-year deal with former Chiefs cornerback Terrance Mitchell, a league source confirmed for Mitchell was originally drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the seventh round in 2014. The Cowboys cut him during..." March 14

  • Rams, 49ers, Browns all trying to sign Terrelle Pryor

    Clutch Points "According to a tweet on Wednesday afternoon from Michael Silver of the NFL Network, it is rumored that there are three teams heavily in the race to sign former Washington Redskins wide receiver Terrelle Pryor: the Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers, and Cleveland Browns. Pryor officially..." March 14

  • John Dorsey: Tyrod Taylor “will do nothing but help us moving forward” "Browns general manager John Dorsey worked the phones and completed four separate trades to bolster the talent level and experience to Cleveland’s young roster to open the 2018 league year. Here are the details: Trade 1 Browns receive: WR Jarvis Landry Dolphins receive: 2018..." March 14

  • Joe Thomas' next stop? Former Brown had tryout with Fox before NFL retirement

    USA Today "Joe Thomas appears set to make a stop in a TV studio or announcer’s booth before he’s enshrined at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Thomas had a tryout with Fox Sports about two weeks before he announced his retirement Wednesday after 11 seasons with the Cleveland Browns, a person with knowledge..." March 14

  • Browns are signing cornerback T.J. Carrie from the Raiders for 4 years, $31 million

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Apparently, John Dorsey wasn't impressed with the Browns' secondary in 2017. He continued to overhaul the defensive backfield on Wednesday, signing former Ohio University product T.J. Carrie, a free agent cornerback from the Raiders, a league source told Carrie (6-0, 206) was..." March 14

  • Browns' Joe Thomas retires after 11 seasons, gone fishin' for good

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The moment the Browns hoped they could put off for another year has arrived: Joe Thomas has finally hung up the Gone Fishin' sign in his locker for good after 11 seasons. He made the announcement in a press release on Wednesday, the start of the NFL League year. The player who rocked the NFL..." March 14

  • Report: Browns GM skipping Baker Mayfield, Josh Rosen Pro Day

    247 Sports "Cleveland Browns General Manager John Dorsey and head coach Hue Jackson will not attend the Pro Days for Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield Wednesday or UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen Thursday according to's Mary Kay Cabot. The two Pro Days coincide with the official start of NFL..." March 14

  • Patriots, Colts, Bucs, Browns & Falcons In The Mix For DE Adrian Clayborn

    NFL Trade Rumors "Vaughn McClure of ESPN is reporting that the Patriots, Colts, Buccaneers, Browns and Falcons all appear to be in the mix to sign free agent DE Adrian Clayborn. Clayborn, 28, is a former first-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2011. He played out the first year of his two-year, $9 million..." March 14

  • Report: Browns could still draft Saquon Barkley after signing Carlos Hyde

    Larry Brown Sports "The Browns have been one of the teams most frequently linked to former Penn State star Saquon Barkley leading up to the NFL Draft, but Cleveland seemingly found a new starting running back on Wednesday in Carlos Hyde. What does that mean for Barkley’s draft stock? Very little,..." March 14

  • Browns expected to sign Carlos Hyde

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Carlos Hyde played his college football at Ohio State and he’s reportedly heading back to the state to continue his professional career. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Browns are expected to sign Hyde once free agency opens on Wednesday afternoon. It is set to be a..." March 14

  • Browns reportedly agree with tight end Darren Fells on three-year, $12 million deal

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Browns and veteran tight end Darren Fells reached an agreement on a three-year, $12 million contract, NFL Network reported Wednesday morning. Fells, 31, cannot sign the deal until free agency begins at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The Browns have David Njoku and Seth DeValve at tight end, but..." March 14

  • Joe Thomas says his decision is 'right around the corner' as Browns continue to pursue Nate Solder

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns left tackle Joe Thomas said Tuesday night that his decision on whether or not to retire is "right around the corner.'' There's a good chance that corner could come on Wednesday, before the league year officially opens at 4 p.m. Meanwhile, the Browns have added two tackles for depth and..." March 14

  • Browns still pursuing Terrelle Pryor and Nate Solder in free agency

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns are still working to get Terrelle Pryor back in a Browns uniform, a league source told Tuesday night. They're also still in hot pursuit of Patriots left tackle Nate Solder. Pryor, who played one season for the Redskins last year, is an unrestricted free agent, and..." March 13

  • Jets to sign RB Isaiah Crowell to three-year contract: report

    New York Daily News "Finally, the Jets are starting to allocate some of their league-high cap space. Former Browns running back Isaiah Crowell intends to sign a three-year contract with the Jets when free agency begins Wednesday at 4 p.m., according to ESPN. Crowell, 25, joined Cleveland as an undrafted free..." March 13

  • Browns Tender Contract To WR Josh Gordon

    Pro Football Rumors "The Browns have tendered wide receiver Josh Gordon as an exclusive rights free agent, according to Tom Pelissero of (Twitter link). He’ll earn $790K for the upcoming season. Gordon should have been an unrestricted free agent by now, but multiple suspensions have caused his contract to..." March 13

  • Report: Browns making run at Solder with Thomas' future undecided

    The Score "The Cleveland Browns are making preparations in the event they won't have Joe Thomas at left tackle. The Browns are said to be making a big run at soon-to-be free-agent left tackle Nate Solder, the Boston Globe's Ben Volin reports, citing a source. In his 11 seasons in Cleveland, Thomas..." March 13

  • Browns Pro Bowler says Richard Sherman negotiated a horrible deal with the 49ers

    CBS Sports "Less than 24 hours after Richard Sherman signed his new deal with the 49ers, the details of the contract are out, and let's just say that some people aren't impressed with the negotiating skills of Sherman's agent, which is kind of an insult to Sherman, since he serves as his own agent. You..." March 13

  • Browns and Duke Johnson have started extension talks, per report

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In the midst of all the new talent John Dorsey is adding to the Browns, he's also looking to reward one of his own in the form of an extension for running back Duke Johnson. The Browns and Johnson's agent have begun talking about extension for the fourth-year back, according to NFL Network's..." March 13

  • Terrelle Pryor, Trumaine Johnson, Bashaud Breeland and Nate Solder on the Browns' radar in free agency

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Terrelle Pryor could be coming back home, and the Browns will consider tackles such as Nate Solder to replace Joe Thomas, sources tell What's more, the Browns' trade for Packers cornerback Damarious Randall won't preclude them pursuing big-name cornerbacks in free agency such as..." March 12

  • The NFL-ESPN relationship is even more strained than we realized

    Awful Announcing "It’s no secret that this past NFL season has led to plenty of discontent evident between the NFL and ESPN, a major broadcast partner. Now we have a better idea of just how fractious the relationship is. Using the occasion of Jimmy Pitaro being named ESPN’s new president to set the table, John..." March 12

  • Report: Browns, Bears 'hot after' WR Allen Robinson

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Browns and Chicago Bears are 'hot after' free agent wide receiver Allen Robinson according to CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora. La Canfora also mentions the San Francisco 49ers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens and Carolina Panthers as teams who could express interest. "There..." March 12

  • The Browns' weekend of trades: What it all means

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Tyrod Taylor, Jarvis Landry and Damarious Randall are in the house and DeShone Kizer and Danny Shelton are gone. So what does it all mean? In the span of 24 hours, Browns GM John Dorsey reinforced that he's open for business. Executing four eye-popping trades that overhauled the Browns'..." March 11

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