CBSSports.com "The NFL might not be that far away from having its first full-time female official on the field. And when -- not if -- it happens, look to 2014 as the year and look to Sarah Thomas as the zebra breaking ground. Thomas, 39, became the first female to ever officiate an NCAA football game in 2007..." June 17
Fox Sports Ohio "Let’s not pretend that Josh Gordon’s two-game suspension at the start of the Browns 2013 season is a minor thing. It’s not. It’s a pretty big thing. Because it could cost the Browns two wins. Just like Joe Haden’s suspension a year ago cost the Browns wins. The two are key players, and..." June 15
New York Daily News "When the NFL invades Broadway this winter, the term “Great White Way” will take on a whole new meaning. The Daily News exclusively obtained details and artist renderings of some of the major plans the NFL has for “Super Bowl Boulevard” — a football-themed extravaganza between 34th and 44th..." June 11
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon already has two strikes against him after testing positive for codeine in February, and could get kicked out of the NFL for at least a year if he fails a third drug test, league sources said Saturday. Gordon's two-game suspension and four-game fine for the..." June 10
Pro Football Talk "Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended two games and fined two additional game checks by the NFL on Friday for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. Gordon has released a statement about the suspension with an explanation for why he was suspended for the league. According to..." June 08
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Davone Bess’ new team meets his old team in the Sept. 8 season opener at FirstEnergy Stadium. He’s leaving the one with the second-year starting quarterback and recent history of losing seasons, rotating head coaches and offensive coordinators to join the one with the second-year starting..." June 07
Fox Sports Ohio "Rob Chudzinski still wouldn’t declare Brandon Weeden as the Browns starting quarterback as the team heads to training camp, but all signs indicate that. “I see (the order) the same (as coming into the OTAs and minicamp),” Chudzinski said. “It’s just become clearer as we’ve gotten to know them..." June 07
BREAKING: #Browns WR Josh Gordon will be suspended 2 games and docked 4 games pay for NFL substance abuse violation. More to come!
Cleveland Plain Dealer "On the first day of Browns minicamp Tuesday, first-rounder Barkevious Mingo crashed in and batted down a Jason Campbell ball at the line of scrimmage. On the second day, he floated back and deflected a Brian Hoyer pass that was then intercepted. In his new spot at outside linebacker, the former..." June 06
Akron Beacon Journal "The Browns signed cornerback Vernon Kearney and waived safety Prince Miller, the team announced today. Kearney participated in the Browns’ three-day mandatory minicamp this week on a tryout basis. The Buffalo Bills signed him as an undrafted free agent April 29 and waived him May 30. The..." June 06
Akron Beacon Journal "Browns running back Trent Richardson said he expects to be ready for the first day of training camp July 26 despite sitting out the team’s three-day minicamp this week with a strained muscle in his right shin. “I still expect to be out there Day 1,” Richardson said today after practice. “People..." June 06
NFL.com "With both London games already sold out this season, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has visions of expanding the league's overseas schedule in the future. Speaking at a New York University conference Tuesday, Goodell revealed that the NFL is planning to add a third London game each year. In..." June 05
#browns HC Chud on espncleveland report that Trent Richardson will miss start of t. Camp: "it's my expectation" he'll be ready for camp
Breaking #Browns: Sources -Trent Richardson out til August. Team worried leg injury could develop into stress fracture. Story coming soon
ESPN.com "Browns running back Trent Richardson was expected to miss mini-camp with a lower leg strain. What no one expected was for Richardson to miss part of training camp. A source very close to Richardson told ESPN Cleveland on Saturday that the team had informed the running back he will be held out..." June 04
Akron Beacon Journal "Fullback is a position, similar to many spots along the offensive line, where a player can be very good at what he does and still not become a household name. Many Browns fans already know Owen Marecic’s name but not for the right reasons. After the Browns took Marecic — touted as..." June 03
Akron Beacon Journal "Two employees of the truck stop chain owned by the family of Tennessee’s governor and the owner of the Browns pleaded guilty Wednesday to scamming the company’s customers out of rebates, a practice well-known among both sales staff and executives as “jacking,” according to court..." May 30
Akron Beacon Journal "Browns running back Trent Richardson continued to sit out organized team activities today, but he downplayed the significance of the strained muscle in his right shin. “It ain’t no biggie,” Richardson said. “It’s not nothing to worry about. I could be out there, but they want to be cautious..." May 30
Akron Beacon Journal "After a nasty breakup, Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown and the Browns are officially back together. The Browns will announce Brown’s new role with the organization during a news conference at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday at FirstEnergy Stadium. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Brown are scheduled to..." May 29
Akron Beacon Journal "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam named Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown the organization’s new “special adviser” this morning during a news conference at FirstEnergy Stadium. Haslam said Brown will be involved with the community and the fan base. Brown also said he will serve as a mentor to current..." May 29
NFL.com "The NFL Draft is moving two weeks later than usual, at least for 2014. The league announced Tuesday that the 2014 NFL Draft will be held at Radio City Music Hall on May 8 to 10. The league also was considering moving the draft to May 15 to 17 because of scheduling issues at Radio City Music..." May 28
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jim Brown is back in business with the team he helped lead to Cleveland's last major sports championship. The Browns will formally announce the Pro Football Hall of Famer's new role with the franchise at a Wednesday morning news conference at FirstEnergy Stadium. Team owner Jimmy Haslam, who..." May 28
CBSSports.com "The words attack and offense weren't often used together to describe the Cleveland Browns in 2012. Under former offensive coordinator Brad Childress, the Browns' offense ranked 25th in the league in total yards (314.3 per game) and 24th in points scored (18.9 per game). Childress was let go at..." May 27
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brian Hoyer toiled mostly with the Browns third-teamers in practice on Thursday, but is confident he can still be a No. 1. "No doubt I think I have the capability to be a starting quarterback," said Hoyer after his third OTA practice. "When you get back out on the field and get a taste of..." May 25
Akron Beacon Journal "Quarterback Brandon Weeden isn’t the only Browns player new General Manager Mike Lombardi doubted during his tenure as an analyst for NFL Network. When the Browns selected wide receiver Josh Gordon in the second round of the 2012 Supplemental Draft, thereby forfeiting their 2013 second-round..." May 25
Akron Beacon Journal "The Browns have signed rookie offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey to a four-year contract, the team announced today. The Browns picked Gilkey in the seventh round (No. 227 overall) of this year’s draft. He started 34 of the 37 games in which he appeared at Chadron State University, where he played..." May 25
Akron Beacon Journal "Just when Browns running back Trent Richardson was moving on from his injury-plagued rookie season, he suffered another setback. Richardson sat out the final practice of this week’s organized team activities Thursday with a strained lower-leg muscle in his shin. Coach Rob Chudzinski said..." May 24
Akron Beacon Journal "Running back Trent Richardson and tight end Jordan Cameron are not practicing today during organized team activities, a Browns spokesman said. Richardson is sidelined with a strained lower-leg muscle in his shin, and Cameron is sitting out with a strained groin muscle. The Browns will..." May 23
Akron Beacon Journal "The Browns signed wide receiver Tori Gurley and waived fourth-string quarterback Thaddeus Lewis, the team announced this morning. The release of Lewis, which was first reported Wednesday night, came less than one week after the Browns signed quarterback Brian Hoyer and inserted him into the..." May 23
ESPN.com "Everyone has been wondering why the Browns seem to be collecting running backs. Maybe the reason why is because Trent Richardson is hurt again. Richardson did not participate in the Browns’ OTA practice open to the media on Thursday because of a “pulled lower leg muscle in his shin,” according..." May 23
ESPN.com "Cutting two games off the preseason -- either by expanding the playoffs or moving to an 18-game schedule -- is still being discussed, commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday at the NFL's spring owners meetings in Boston. He said all "[options] are on the table." "As I have said before, I..." May 23
Akron Beacon Journal "Jimmy Haslam, whose purchase of the Browns was unanimously approved in October, apologized to fellow NFL owners for the negative attention an ongoing federal investigation targeting his family business, Pilot Flying J, has brought upon the league, Jarrett Bell of USA Today reported. Since the..." May 23
NFL.com "The NFL draft provides football fans with a peek into the exhilaration that comes with entering the league. Far less publicized is a player's exit from the game, which carries its own emotional weight. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said at the NFL Spring Meeting in Boston that he had met with..." May 22
Former Stony Brook RB Miguel Maysonet, cut yesterday by Eagles, was claimed on waivers by the Browns, per source.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner quelled a little of the Brian Hoyer-mania on Monday night and sounded as if he's counting on Brandon Weeden to be his guy in 2013. "Brandon is a one-year player in the NFL who did a lot more good things than people give him credit for," Turner said..." May 21
Cleveland Plain Dealer "If it's May (or any other month), we must be talking quarterbacks. Browns' head coach Rob Chudzinski threw out the first pitch at the Indians-Mariners game Saturday. How soon before Brandon Weeden is asked if he thinks Chud's release is quicker than his own? Already this week, Weeden was..." May 20
Brian Hoyer's 2-year deal w/the Browns is worth $1.965M. $250k of his $715k '13 base salary is GTD. There's a '14 base salary escalator.
#Browns OC Norv Turner said Brandon Weeden didn't get enough credit for good things he did last season. Confident he can make leap.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brandon Weeden admitted Friday he had no advance knowledge that the Browns were signing quarterback Brian Hoyer, but he's not worried about how it will impact the quarterback competition. "I was surprised, but that's the nature of the beast," Weeden said Friday at the Cleveland Browns..." May 18
Pro Football Talk "To some, it always will be the Factory of Sadness. To the rest of the world, it no longer will be Cleveland Browns Stadium. According to FOX 8 in Cleveland, the signs at the stadium where the Browns play are being removed, to be replaced with the new, corporate-purchased title: FirstEnergy..." May 18
Former Cardinals QB Brian Hoyer has agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Browns, per source.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Pilot Flying J's Jimmy Haslam, addressing trucking company executives this morning, said he had no knowledge of deliberate fuel rebate shortages to some of the Knoxville truck stop chain's customers. "Absolutely not. I will say absolutely not," Haslam told a capacity audience of hundreds of..." May 16
#browns are looking at second-year CB Johnson bademosi as a safety.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brandon Weeden said he didn't get caught up in whether or not the Browns were going to draft a quarterback, and his approach hasn't changed. "I didn't really read into it one way or the other," he said after Thursday's Organized Team Activities. "I wasn't too concerned with it. I was up here..." May 16
Former Cardinals QB Brian Hoyer has agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Browns, per source.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Josh Cribbs has made quite an impact on not only the Cleveland Browns, but also on the NFL as one of the league's all-time best kick returners. If anyone anticipated what kind of pro player Cribbs would be, it apparently wasn't any of the NFL talent scouts in 2005 when Cribbs, Kent State's..." May 16
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brandon Bogotay doesn’t expect to make anyone forget Phil Dawson. The 24-year old placekicker just hopes he doesn’t make anyone remember Dave Jacobs. In 1981, Jacobs -- an obscure Syracuse product -- performed so well in training camp and the preseason the Browns opted to cut longtime kicker..." May 15
NFL.com "Josh Cribbs remains on the free-agent market despite his best attempts to land a job. Now, we have a better idea why. New York Jets general manager John Idzik told Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger on Tuesday that Cribbs' surgically repaired left knee "isn't quite there yet." The Jets were one of..." May 15
Detroit News "Free agent returner and receiver Josh Cribbs, who visited the Lions on Monday, left with a favorable impression of the team but without signing a contract. He told the Lions' website, "I feel like (Detroit) is one of those teams that's just missing a piece. I want to be on a team that's missing..." May 14