Browns Rumors & News

  • Browns’ offense appears to be moving on from Manziel

    Pro Football Talk "Josh McCown is firmly entrenched as the starting quarterback in Cleveland, to the extent that Johnny Manziel, a first-round pick of the Browns last year, appears to be largely an afterthought at Organized Team Activities. After reporting on the first week of OTAs, Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland..." May 30

  • Browns waive OL Nick McDonald "The Cleveland Browns on Wednesday waived OL Nick McDonald with an injury designation (knee). General Manager Ray Farmer made the announcement. Last season, McDonald played in eight games with seven starts at center after spending the first six weeks on the reserve/non-football injury list..." May 27

  • Browns open OTAs with Josh McCown starting, Johnny Manziel as the backup

    SB Nation "The Cleveland Browns opened organized team activities on Tuesday and wouldn't you know it, people are interested in the quarterback depth chart. Free agent acquisition Josh McCown opened workouts by taking reps with the starters while second-year player Johnny Manziel worked with the second team,..." May 27

  • LeBron’s Business Partner Mentoring Johnny Manziel

    Black Sports Online "This could be really good for the Browns quarterback. I mean if he doesn’t learn anything, discretion and how to go about your business should be on the agenda. With LeBron James and the Cavs off to the finals, the King has enlisted his best friend, Maverick Carter to mentor Johnny..." May 27

  • Will Alex Mack's return be the key to the Browns offense?

    Fox Sports Ohio "Will Alex Mack's return help the Browns return to near the top of the NFL in rushing offense? There's no question the Browns running game dropped off when Mack suffered a broken leg as the team was averaging nearly 140 yards a game when he was injured. They were among the top teams running the..." May 26

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    One more player who won’t be with his team for OTAs: #Browns Pro Bowl S Tashaun Gipson. He hasn’t signed his RFA tender, wants a new deal

  • Browns Sign 4th Round Draft Pick, S Ibraheim Campbell

    Dawgs By Nature "The Cleveland Browns signed S Ibraheim Campbell on Wednesday. Taken in the 4th round at No. 111 overall, Campbell agreed to a four-year deal. According to OverTheCap's pre-determined draft chart, Campbell's contract will be worth about $2.792 million, with a $512,008 signing bonus. With Campbell..." May 21

  • Johnny Manziel to be a full participant in OTAs

    Cover32 "After being M.I.A. for the most of the offseason, Johnny Manziel plans to be a full participant in the Browns’ OTA’s this summer. Manziel voluntarily entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility following his rookie stint with the Browns and was released from the facility earlier this April. " May 21

  • US appeals court upholds $50M settlement for retired NFL players "The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $50 million lawsuit settlement regarding publicity rights for retired NFL players, according to the Associated Press. The appeals court rejected arguments by several retirees -- including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini -- that..." May 21

  • Could Duke Johnson be the Browns best draft choice?

    Fox Sports Ohio "Will he be the next Clinton Portis or the next James Jackson? Of the 12 players the Browns recently drafted, could running back Duke Johnson turn out to be the most productive of all the draft picks? In just three seasons at Miami (Fla.) Johnson accounted for 5,526 all-purpose yards. His..." May 19

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    Dean Blandino @DeanBlandino

    The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.

  • Cleveland Browns confident it will be 'Rabbit' season in 2015 for Travis Benjamin and punt-return game

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Travis Benjamin made both benches nervous every time a football sailed in his direction a season ago. That requires a special kind of unpredictability and the Browns' receiver/punt returner exhibited it with breathless frequency. Benjamin led the team in touchdown receptions and botched..." May 19

  • Extra point tries moved to the 15-yard line

    Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19

  • Manziel moves to golf community with 'old people everywhere'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "At the Browns Foundation Golf outing Friday, linebacker Paul Kruger was asked about living near his new neighbor Johnny Manziel now. "He's living near me,'' the seven-year veteran stated emphatically. That's right. Kruger, who produced a career-high 11 sacks last season, was living at the..." May 17

  • Dansby suspects foul play from 2008 game in New England

    Pro Football Talk "Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby joined PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio to promote Montez Renault, a new skin-care line he developed with former teammate Chris Butler. In so doing, Dansby had some interesting comments about the #DeflateGate controversy. For starters, Dansby believes Patriots..." May 15

  • PAT change coming? NFL owners to consider 3 proposals at May meetings "The extra point as we know it could be coming to an end. When the NFL Spring Meeting kicks off in San Francisco next week (May 18-20), the league's 32 owners will be presented with three proposals on how to make the extra point better. If 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners vote to pass any of the..." May 13

  • Weeden empathizes with Manziel for not living up to expectations

    Fox Sports Southwest "Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Brandon Weeden shares two things with Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel: he was one of the franchise's first-round selections and he was also taken with the 22nd overall pick. Weeden didn't live up to any kind of first-round billing at all in Cleveland, leaving..." May 12

  • Braylon Edwards -- Ex-NFL Star Popped for Extreme DUI "Former NFL wide receiver Braylon Edwards was arrested for DUI in Scottsdale, Arizona last week ... and cops say he was EXTREMELY wasted ... TMZ Sports has learned. The 32-year-old -- who played for the Browns, Jets and 49ers during his NFL career -- was pulled over in the early hours of May..." May 12

  • Browns Rookie WR Vince Mayle to Have Surgery on Thumb

    Dawgs By Nature "Cleveland Browns rookie WR Vince Mayle will have surgery on a broken thumb, according to head coach Mike Pettine during an interview with the media today. "We’re going to address it after this camp. It should not be an issue in the fall. We wanted him to come out, just see how it was, test it...." May 11

  • Browns Sign First-Round Pick DT Danny Shelton

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport reports that the Browns have reached an agreement with first-round pick DT Danny Shelton. According to Rapoport, Shelton receives a four-year contract that includes $11.7 million fully guaranteed and a signing bonus of $6.7 million. " May 11

  • Browns OC John DeFilippo: 'Johnny Manziel is putting himself in position to be an NFL quarterback'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo's intro to Johnny Football has been encouraging. "Johnny's been great,'' DeFilippo said after the second rookie camp practice Saturday. "He's been fantastic. What he wants to talk about, before he stepped foot back in this building is his business...." May 10

  • Browns declare Josh McCown starter

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Browns head coach Mike Pettine declared Josh McCown the team's number one quarterback. "We're not going to start talking competition," Pettine said, per the Chronicle-Telegram. "Josh will more than likely be the starter going into camp, and in the foreseeable future I don't see that..." May 10

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Browns HC Mike Pettine said WR Vince Mayle will undergo surgery on broken thumb, shouldn't be an issue in the fall.

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns DC O'Neil on Justin Gilbert: "I think we're going to see major improvement this year. New focus, much more engaged'' w/ teammates.

  • Pettine declares McCown favorite over Manziel to start season: 'We're not going to start talking competition'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine revealed Friday that quarterback Josh McCown is the favorite to be the Browns starting quarterback this season, and that Johnny Manziel won't have much of a chance to press him for the job in camp. "If you're taking the starters' reps, I guess that would be fair to say..." May 09

  • Browns 7th-rounder Ifo Ekpre-Olomu reveals he suffered dislocated knee in addition to torn ACL

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns seventh-round pick Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, the cornerback from Oregon, revealed Wednesday that he suffered a dislocated knee in addition to the torn ACL that caused him to tumble in the draft. He acknowledged that if he had just torn the ACL in the mid-December practice instead of dislocating..." May 07

  • Former NFL LB Scott Fujita: 30 to 50 percent of players smoke pot "We live in a society where marijuana is becoming increasingly destigmatized. It has been completely legalized for recreational used in four states, decriminalized in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and allowed for medicinal purposes in 23 states. Even the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence..." May 07

  • Cleveland Browns sign 2nd-round pick Nate Orchard and 6th-rounder Randall Telfer

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Two down and only 10 to go. On the eve of rookie camp, the Browns on Thursday signed second round pick Nate Orchard, the pass-rusher from Utah and sixth round pick Randall Telfer, the tight end from USC. Orchard and Telfer will join the other draft picks for the three-day camp that begins..." May 07

  • Ray Farmer: Manziel 'seems dialed in and focused' "Everyone wants to ask Ray Farmer about the quarterbacks. That's exactly what happened on Wednesday, when the Browns general manager told NFL Network's NFL Total Access how Josh McCown won the team over in free agency. "I think it's the experience factor," said Farmer in an interview that..." May 06

  • Karlos Dansby on Johnny Manziel: “He’s Grown up Right Before our Eyes”

    Sportsnaut "All of the reports from the Cleveland Browns camp since quarterback Johnny Manziel returned from his two-month long stay in rehab have been extremely positive relating to the young quarterback. A week after team captain Joe Thomas indicated that Manziel is “night and day from last year,”..." May 06

  • Source: Manziel leaves downtown pad for burbs "Johnny Manziel is taking a positive step since checking out of a rehab facility in early April. The Browns quarterback has moved out of his downtown Cleveland apartment and into a golf course community in a suburb west of town, according to a source. Golf has been a constructive outlet for..." May 05

  • Mike Pettine says 'it's fair to say' Josh McCown is the favorite to start

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Coach Mike Pettine indicated in a radio interview Monday that Josh McCown is the Browns likely starter heading into training camp. Asked specifically by Adam "the Bull'' on Browns radio partner 92.3 The Fan if McCown is "at least the favorite to be the starting quarterback going into training..." May 05

  • Did the Browns close the gap in the AFC North?

    Fox Sports Ohio "No, they didn't get a quarterback. No, they didn't get what was considered one of the top-tier wide receivers in the draft either. However, the Cleveland Browns addressed many of the team's needs and whether the players turn out to be big time contributors or not, remains to be seen. Ray..." May 04

  • Tracking players planning to sign with Browns as undrafted rookie free agents

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Browns have struck deals with several undrafted rookie free agents since the NFL Draft ended Saturday night. The team isn't expected to announce any of its undrafted rookie free-agent signings until later this week. However, many of the players who have agreed to deals with the Browns have..." May 04

  • Browns get cornerback and two tight ends in 6th round

    Fox Sports Ohio "The Browns added a cornerback and two tight ends in the sixth-round. Cornerback Charles Gaines (5-9, 180) from Louisville was picked with the Browns first pick in the sixth-round (189th overall). Gaines was timed at 4.44 in the 40-yard dash. Gaines, who converted from wide receiver to..." May 03

  • Browns finally draft a wide receiver

    Fox Sports Ohio "Maybe Ray Farmer isn't allergic to wide receivers after all. After not drafting a wide receiver in the entire 2014 NFL Draft, the Browns General Manager waited until the third day of the 2015 to select one. When Farmer did pull the trigger on a wide out, he did so on a player who had a lot..." May 03

  • Browns grab safety in 4th round

    Fox Sports Ohio "Despite it being the third day of the draft, the Browns were still busy. After drafting safety Ibraheim Campbell with their first pick in the fourth round, Ray Farmer traded the next pick to add three other picks (4th, 6th and 7th rounds). With the first one, Farmer addressed the wide receiver..." May 03

  • Without drafting a quarterback, Browns give Manziel silent endorsement

    Sporting News "Browns captain Joe Thomas said Johnny Manziel is a changed man. Their Browns teammates welcomed Manziel back with open arms. But the Browns front office and coaching staff may have given Manziel the biggest endorsement during the NFL Draft by not selecting a quarterback. The Browns have four..." May 03

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Why did #Jets trade up with the #Jaguars just one spot to take Bryce Petty? Because… the #Jaguars had an offer from the #Browns for him

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    Jeremy Fowler @JFowlerESPN

    Ray Farmer: Duke Johnson has some Gio Bernard to him, some Brian Westbrook to him.

  • DeVante Parkers Mom: 'We didn't want him going to Cleveland' "The mother of receiver DeVante Parker is thrilled her son is in Miami. And perhaps just as thrilled he's not with the Cleveland Browns. "We didn't want him going to Cleveland," Raneca Parker told the Miami Herald on Friday. "They don't have a team, really, or a quarterback. I knew I didn't..." May 02

  • Danny Shelton grateful to be a Cleveland Brown after overcoming adversity

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When Danny Shelton shows up in Cleveland on Friday and holds up his new Browns jersey, he'll undoubtedly be filled with mixed emotions. It will be the start of his NFL career in Cleveland after the Browns selected him with the No. 12 overall pick, but it's also the four-year anniversary of the..." May 01

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    It's official: NT Danny Shelton for #Browns at 12

  • Report: Cowboys won’t pursue Johnny Manziel if he’s made available in trade

    Pro Football Talk "The matter of whether the Browns add a quarterback, be it a rookie like Marcus Mariota or a veteran like Sam Bradford, is one of the top storylines of the 2015 NFL Draft. And should Cleveland draft or trade for a quarterback, the future of Johnny Manziel would perhaps come into..." April 30

  • Report: Browns Think They Can Acquire Sam Bradford Before NFL Draft

    NESN "The plot thickens. The Cleveland Browns made headlines Wednesday when they reportedly offered the Tennessee Titans two first-round picks in the 2015 NFL Draft to for Tennessee’s second overall pick, presumably to get Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. Now, less than 24 hours before the..." April 30

    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    Browns offer two 1st-round picks to Titans for No. 2 overall selection, where they would plan to take Marcus Mariota. (via @PatMcManamon)

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    Tony Grossi @TonyGrossi

    "@gmac1419 how do you see the T Gipson matter playing out? // Two sides disagree on contract. It may go long.

  • Browns reportedly offer 1st-round picks to Titans for No. 2 pick

    SB Nation "The Cleveland Browns offered the No. 12 and 19 picks to the Tennessee Titans so the team could jump to the No. 2 selection in the 2015 NFL Draft and take Oregon's Marcus Mariota, according to ESPN's Pat McManamon. While ESPN's Paul Kuharsky refutes that a trade offer was even made, those picks..." April 29

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29

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