Browns Rumors & News

  • Before football, Larry Ogunjobi was so obese his parents feared he’d die

    Pro Football Talk "rowns rookie defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi weighs in at 305 pounds — which is a whole lot less than he weighed when he first started playing football. Ogunjobi was a 350-pound teenager whose main interests were video games and junk food when his parents made him play football in a desperate..." June 24

  • Why Browns expect second-year tight end Seth DeValve to become breakout playmaker this year

    Akron Beacon Journal "Seth DeValve would maneuver his large frame into a textbook position and complete an eye-opening catch with a defender draped on his back. The scene repeatedly unfolded during spring practices and each time served as a reminder that DeValve is bigger, faster and stronger than he was when the..." June 24

  • Jabrill Peppers still at odds with Cleveland Browns over contract

    Michigan Live "Jabrill Peppers remains the only member of the Cleveland Brown's draft class to not to sign a contract. And his fight isn't necessarily over money. The former Michigan standout is haggling with Cleveland over offset language in his contract, legalese that protects NFL teams from having to..." June 24

  • Browns see improvement from 2016 fourth-round pick Ricardo Louis

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Ricardo Louis was one of 14 draft picks to make the Cleveland Browns last season. However, Louis, a fourth-round pick out of Auburn, had some difficulty making the transition to the NFL and only managed 18 catches for 205 yards in his rookie campaign. But with a year under his..." June 23

  • 1999 NFL expansion draft: Look back at the Cleveland Browns' re-entry into the league

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Vegas Golden Knights, the NHL’s newest franchise, will take part in one of sports’ rarest and most intriguing exercises on Wednesday -- the expansion draft. It’s something that we don’t see often, as the appetite for pro sports expansion has dwindled. Back in the mid-90s and early part of..." June 22

  • Released Browns CB calls Cleveland unstable, glad he's not stuck 'on bad team'

    CBS Sports "When the Browns signed Tramon Williams in March 2015, the team was coming off an encouraging season; they had just finished 7-9 -- their best record since 2007 -- and more than that, in early November they were 6-3 and led the AFC North before a 1-6 finished torpedoed any playoff chances. The..." June 22

  • Corey Coleman Not Charged In Assault

    Akron Beacon Journal "A Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted the brother of Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman and another man on assault charges stemming from a physical altercation Dec. 31 in the downtown Cleveland building in which the player lives. Coleman hasn’t been charged. He was not named in the..." June 22

  • Browns receiver Corey Coleman participated in beating; his brother and friend are charged, court records say

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A probable cause affidavit filed with the indictment charging the brother of Browns receiver Corey Coleman in a New Years Eve attack says the player took part in the beating. But Coleman himself is not charged in the encounter at his downtown Cleveland condo that left a man unconscious and..." June 20

  • DeShone Kizer gains ground on Cody Kessler in Browns quarterback competition

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns rookie DeShone Kizer has considerably narrowed the gap on Cody Kessler in the quarterback competition and will press him hard for the starting job in training camp. The No. 52 overall pick out of Notre Dame, Kizer started out third in the quarterback rotation behind Kessler and Brock..." June 20

  • Is Jabrill Peppers the next Josh Cribbs in Cleveland?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Jabrill Peppers has yet to play a snap in the NFL, but that's not stopping one Browns assistant from setting the bar high from the start. And it's not regarding the former Paramus Catholic star's defensive ability, but rather his potential to become a special teams star. Browns special teams..." June 20

  • Versatile Browns rookie Jabrill Peppers has special teams coordinator Chris Tabor thinking about Josh Cribbs

    Akron Beacon Journal "When the Browns drafted strong safety Jabrill Peppers the night of April 27, special teams coordinator Chris Tabor reacted as if he had just hit the Mega Millions jackpot. In a video produced by the Browns and published on their website, coach Hue Jackson walked down a hallway and yelled for..." June 19

  • McAfee rips ex-Colts GM Grigson: Browns should send him to Canada

    Pro Football Talk "Monday’s PFT Live included a two-hour visit with former Colts punter and current Barstool Sports personality Pat McAfee. McAfee didn’t take long to continue to fire shots at the former G.M. of the team for which McAfee played. As to the question of the day — Which NFL trade would you do right..." June 19

  • Linebacker Jamie Collins wows coaches with secret skills, versatility, intelligence

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns strongside linebacker Jamie Collins is a man of many talents, including some hidden ones that have amazed his new coaches. Did you know Collins, 6-foot-3 and 250 pounds, can do seven consecutive back handsprings followed by a backflip? Well, it’s true. Collins posted a video of the..." June 18

  • Kirby Wilson says Isaiah Crowell has only ‘scratched the surface’ and ‘he’s not even in his prime yet’

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns running backs coach and run-game coordinator Kirby Wilson likes to avoid discussing contract issues with his players. “But like anything, you always hope for the best for all your guys,” Wilson said Thursday as mandatory minicamp wrapped up, “and that’s where I am on that.” If running..." June 17

  • Myles Garrett diagnosed with lateral foot sprain

    Larry Brown Sports "Myles Garrett has been diagnosed with a foot sprain, but the good news is he should be ready for camp. The Cleveland Browns’ No. 1 overall pick re-injured his left foot during practice at minicamp on Wednesday. He underwent testing and was wearing a walking boot, and now he has been diagnosed..." June 17

  • Brock Osweiler comes a long way (unless the Browns still hope to trade him)

    Pro Football Talk "In little more than three months, the attitude of the Cleveland Browns regarding quarterback Brock Osweiler has changed dramatically. Unless it hasn’t. After the Browns traded for Osweiler on March 9, making him a footnote to the press release that focused on the second-round pick they acquired..." June 17

  • Myles Garrett wearing walking boot on his left foot

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Myles Garrett is in a left walking boot and his friend and fellow rookie defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi said Friday that the Browns' No. 1 pick is taking it one day at a time and will 'bounce back' from the injury he suffered Wednesday on the second day of mandatory minicamp. Garrett was..." June 16

  • Myles Garrett's injury one of many unknowns as NFL workout season ends

    Sporting News "The most important lesson of NFL offseason workouts is to not put too much stock in them. Unless a player — for example, the first overall pick in the entire draft — gets hurt. In that case, what happened in offseason workouts is vitally important. Unless it isn’t. The Browns aren’t really..." June 16

  • Hue Jackson: Outside of QB question, we’re really growing

    Pro Football Talk "The search for a long-term quarterback in Cleveland has been a long and fitful one for the Browns and it’s going to continue once the team reconvenes for training camp next month. Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler and DeShone Kizer are this year’s entrants in this year’s quarterback derby and coach..." June 16

  • Browns say Myles Garrett’s foot still being evaluated

    Pro Football Talk "Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is not taking part in the team’s final practice of minicamp, which comes as no surprise after he limped off the field with a foot injury near the end of Wednesday’s practice. A Browns spokesman said, via Mary Kay Cabot of, that Garrett is still..." June 15

  • Browns QBs coach gushes about DeShone Kizer

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns are trying to pump the brakes on rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer, but sometimes even his coaches can't contain their enthusiasm. Browns quarterbacks coach David Lee gushed over his prize rookie Thursday, mentioning him in the same breath as Ben Roethlisberger and Joe Flacco...." June 15

  • Browns rookie Myles Garrett 'fine' after injury scare

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Myles Garrett was still idle on the final day of Browns minicamp Thursday, and his left foot injury is still being evaluated, a team spokesman said. The Browns have no plans to provide more details on Garrett's injury today, and coach Hue Jackson is not scheduled to address the media. After..." June 15

  • Brock Osweiler sort of takes the blame for his awful season with the Texans

    CBS Sports "After a horrific 2016 season from Brock Osweiler, the Houston Texans were at a crossroads regarding what to do with the quarterback and his $16 million salary in 2017. Ultimately, they traded Osweiler to the Browns, along with a 2018 second-round pick and a 2017 sixth-round pick, for their fourth..." June 15

  • David Njoku signs with Browns

    Pro Football Talk "While the Browns were evaluating defensive end Myles Garrett’s foot injury, they were also putting the finishing touches on a contract for another one of their first-round picks. The team announced that tight end David Njoku has agreed to his rookie deal. Njoku was the 29th overall pick of the..." June 15

  • Brock Osweiler says he’s being coached hard on fundamentals after they ‘slid’ in 2016

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns quarterback Brock Osweiler is getting back to the basics after his poor 2016 season led the Houston Texans to trade him. The focus on fundamentals is why Osweiler insisted he’s “very happy” with his performance this spring. “The best part is I’m getting coached hard on my..." June 15

  • No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett limps out of Browns practice with possible injury

    CBS Sports "If there's one team in the NFL that can't ever catch a break, it's the Cleveland Browns. Their bad luck seemingly continued on Wednesday when Myles Garrett limped out of practice with an injury. The No. 1 overall pick didn't head to the locker room after limping off the field; however, his..." June 14

  • Brock Osweiler determined to earn starting job with Browns

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns were widely expected to trade or release Brock Osweiler after they acquired him and a second-round draft pick in a trade with the Houston Texans. Yet, the quarterback remains with the team, and he sounds like he has no intention of rolling over. On Wednesday, Osweiler told..." June 14

  • DeShone Kizer, Cleveland Browns Agree to Rookie Contract

    Bleacher Report "With NFL minicamps opening this week, the Cleveland Browns have signed quarterback DeShone Kizer to a rookie contract. The team announced Kizer's signing Wednesday but did not announce the terms of his contract. Kizer can make up to $4.9 million over four years, with a $1.7 million signing..." June 14

  • Browns sign LB Deon King, WR Richard Mullaney

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns signed linebacker Deon King and receiver Richard Mullaney. They waived defensive lineman Nile Lawrence-Stample with a failed physical designation to make room. King originally signed with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2016. " June 12

  • Browns cut Tyvis Powell

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns’ first roster move of the 2017 offseason was to claim safety Tyvis Powell off of waivers from the Seahawks. The early bird did not get the worm in this case, however. The Browns announced on Friday that Powell is headed back to the waiver wire after being dropped from their 90-man..." June 09

  • Browns waive player day he was to throw first pitch at Indians game

    Yardbarker "Talk about awkward. The Cleveland Browns announced on Friday that they were waiving safety Tyvis Powell. Powell played last season with Seattle as a rookie and was claimed off waivers by Cleveland in February. Powell being cut by the team isn’t especially news breaking, but there is one..." June 09

  • Calvin Pryor excited about “fresh start” in Cleveland

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In his second day of OTAs with the Browns, former first-round safety Calvin Pryor had no desire to relive his demotion by the Jets to third-team defense or his relegation to the wannabe second field during spring practices. "I can't really speak on too much of that,'' Pryor, acquired in a trade..." June 09

  • Browns DE Desmond Bryant's return from torn pec fueled by 'seeing Big Ben on 3rd down' in the opener

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Myles Garrett isn't the only one eager to pounce on Ben Roethlisberger in the opener Sept. 10. It's one of the main things that fueled Desmond Bryant's comeback from his torn pectoral muscle. "It's a long process but you're sitting on the rehab table and you're thinking about that next time..." June 08

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • Brock Osweiler To Open Training Camp As Browns’ No. 1 QB?

    NFL Trade Rumors "ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that veteran QB Brock Osweiler has impressed the Browns during offseason workouts. In fact, a Browns’ player privately predicted that he “wouldn’t be surprised if Brock is QB1 heading into camp in July.” The reports out of Cleveland regarding Osweiler have been..." June 07

  • Browns QB DeShone Kizer has ‘a chance to start’ Week 1

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns’ quarterback competition this summer is going to be spicy, and rookie DeShone Kizer has a chance to win the job. Mary Kay Cabot of noted that, right now, shockingly Brock Osweiler might have the edge due to his experience and big arm. However, Cody Kessler is..." June 05

  • Should Hue Jackson beat himself up over not running the ball?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns head coach Hue Jackson has some regrets from how he ran his offense last season. Specifically, how little he ran the ball. “I beat myself up about that,” he said last Wednesday following practice. Jackson has traditionally been a coach who emphasizes the run. He has been an offensive..." June 05

  • Potential landing spots for Jeremy Maclin "Now that we've had time to digest Kansas City's Friday evening release of Jeremy Maclin, it's time to project where the veteran could be headed. At 29 years old, one would think he's got at least a couple more years of effective football left in him. As we detailed Friday, his stats did see a..." June 03

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • Johnny Manziel or Josh Gordon: Who will return to the NFL first?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In some alternate reality there's an ESPN 30 for 30 documentary about how Johnny Manziel and Josh Gordon led the Browns from doldrums to dynasty. Manziel, making Snickers commercials and eye-opening plays on the field. Gordon, blossoming into the best wide receiver in the NFL. Instead of..." June 03

  • Coach Hue Jackson believes a healthy Desmond Bryant would provide defense with ‘huge boost’

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns defensive lineman Desmond Bryant returned to practice this week after sitting out all of last season with a torn pectoral muscle he suffered in July before training camp. Bryant was limited Wednesday in the fourth session of organized team activities and didn’t participate in team..." June 02

  • Corey Coleman dealing with hamstring injury

    Pro Football Talk "Browns receiver Corey Coleman was hurt falling on a football at Organized Team Activities, but that’s not his only injury. Coleman is also dealing with a sore hamstring, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. This is the second consecutive summer that hamstring injuries..." June 02

  • Corey Coleman likely done until camp with hamstring injury

    The Sports Daily "It turns out the Browns’ last two first-round picks are dealing with injuries that are limiting their offseason work. According to, wide receiver Corey Coleman has a sore hamstring and will probably have to sit out until training camp. Coleman also was injured after falling on the..." June 02

  • Isaiah Crowell unhappy with contract

    Fox Sports "In his media availability Wednesday, Isaiah Crowell made it pretty clear he wasn’t happy with his contract situation with the Cleveland Browns. Coming off of a season where he totaled 1,271 yards and seven touchdowns, Isaiah Crowell was hoping that rather than simply sign his second round..." June 02

  • The Browns are taking baby steps toward relevance, and here's how they'll get there

    CBS Sports "The Browns won once last season. The season before that, they managed three wins. In 2015, they went 7-9, their highest win total since 2007, when they finished 10-6 but didn't make the playoffs. That was only the second time the team finished above .500 since returning to Cleveland in 1999. The..." June 02

  • Browns shuffle running backs

    Pro Football Talk "While discussing his team on Wednesday, Browns coach Hue Jackson said they “have got to run the ball more” during the 2017 season. On Thursday, the team made a pair of roster moves that change the options available to Jackson in the backfield. The Browns announced that they have signed Terrence..." June 01

  • Browns trade Demario Davis back to Jets for Calvin Pryor, former 1st round safety

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns are trading linebacker Demario Davis back to the Jets former first-round safety Calvin Pryor, a league source confirmed for NFL Network's Mike Garafolo first reported the move. Davis was signed as a free agent before last season. Pryor (5-11, 208) was a..." June 01

  • Browns' Myles Garrett still limited in OTAs with what source says is sore foot

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Myles Garrett remained limited in the second week of OTAs with what a source told is a sore foot. But he's expected to miss only one of the three practices this week, and mostly for precautionary reasons. Garrett sat out Wednesday's session, the only one of the week open to the..." June 01

  • Browns RB Isaiah Crowell believes he'll have a 'monster' season, wants long-term contract

    The Chronicle "Running back Isaiah Crowell and linebacker Christian Kirksey have talked about securing long-term, big-money contracts since they entered the league together in 2014, Crowell undrafted and Kirksey as a third-round pick. Kirksey signed a four-year, $38 million extension Tuesday. Crowell..." May 31