Browns Rumors & News

  • Suspended Josh Gordon trains with ex-Olympian

    Pro Football Talk "There is little sense in speculating as to whether or not this will be it, whether this comeback attempt from Josh Gordon will be the one that returns the uber-talented deep threat to the field. That will come down to Gordon, if the NFL allows it. But before potential reinstatement, it seems..." March 24

  • Browns' Josh Gordon: Expected to hear about reinstatement by early May

    CBS Sports "Gordon (suspension) is expected to hear about the status of his reinstatement application by late April or early May, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports. Gordon applied for reinstatement in early March, eyeing a return to regular-season action for the first time since December 2014. He was..." March 24

  • Joe Thomas believes Mitchell Trubisky is the quarterback to draft this year

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns 10-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas thinks the franchise ought to enlist someone from its own backyard if it chooses to draft a quarterback April 27. Thomas identified Mentor native Mitchell Trubisky as his pick for the head of this year’s quarterback class during a radio interview..." March 24

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • Josh Cribbs retires as a Brown: 'I can look in the mirror and say I'm done'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As recently as last fall, Josh Cribbs was still fantasizing about the Browns signing him to jump start their sluggish return game. His old special teams coach, Chris Tabor, was still on the job, and surely Cribbs could help. Despite two seasons out of football, he remained in great shape and..." March 23

  • Browns bring tight end Kellen Davis in for another look

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns have made their big moves (at least until the draft), and are now working the fringes of a roster in need of a little bit of everything. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, they brought veteran blocking tight end Kellen Davis in for a visit yesterday. Davis..." March 22

  • Browns will reportedly ‘make another run’ at Jimmy Garoppolo

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns have yet to find their starting quarterback for the 2017 season, and they are still holding out hope that they can somehow convince the New England Patriots to give up Jimmy Garoppolo. Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland wrote this week that he still considers Garoppolo to be the..." March 22

  • Browns bring safety Bradley McDougald in for a visit

    Pro Football Talk "There’s not much left from PFT’s Hot 100 Free Agent list, but one of the stragglers made his way through Cleveland. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, former Buccaneers safety Bradley McDougald visited the Browns Monday. He has also visited the Seahawks this..." March 21

  • Browns sign a kicker out of the CFL

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns have added some competition for kicker Cody Parkey. The team announced the signing of Brett Maher to their 90-man roster on Monday. Maher spent the last three seasons in the CFL. Maher made 41-of-50 field goals for Hamilton last season and spent the two previous years with Ottawa. " March 21

  • Browns HC, GM not at Trubisky's pro day

    Campus Sports "Mitch Trubisky will work out for NFL teams during his Pro Day on Tuesday. While a number of teams will be in attendance to get a first-hand look at one of the top quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft, there is one potential suitor that will not be making the trip. In a surprising move, May Kay..." March 21

  • The Browns Are (Finally) Making Good Moves

    The Sports Quotient "It’s been tough for Cleveland Browns fans. In the past 20 years, the team has had only one playoff appearance, losing in the Wild Card round in 2002. They have gone through six head coaches and 18 starting quarterbacks in just the last 10 years. They have botched numerous high draft picks and..." March 21

  • Browns should draft Myles Garrett No. 1 -- unless they can land their franchise QB there

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns should draft defensive end Myles Garrett No.1 overall, providing they can't land their franchise quarterback with that pick. As the predraft process unfolds, if they determine that Mitchell Trubisky can be their quarterback of the future, they should still strongly considering taking..." March 21

  • Josh McCown signs with Jets, could be their starting quarterback in 2017

    CBS Sports "f there are any Jets fans out there who were hoping that their team would sign Jay Cutler, we have some bad news for you: That option likely went out the window on Monday. The Jets did add a quarterback this week, but it wasn’t Cutler, it was Josh McCown, who agreed to a one-year deal after..." March 21

  • CFL team adds Kaepernick, RGIII to negotiation list

    Hamilton Spectator "The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have added two high-profile NFL quarterbacks to their exclusive negotiation list. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and ex-Washington Redskin and Cleveland Brown Robert Griffin III are now among the 45 players for whom the Ticats have exclusive CFL..." March 20

  • Browns’ Sashi Brown already one of the best general managers in football

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is stuck in the past, both culturally and in regards to the game of football itself. While other sports have transitioned to an analytics-friendly approach since the turn of the century and reaped rewards, the NFL has lagged behind. When the Cleveland Browns hired Sashi Brown — someone..." March 20

  • Jets, Josh McCown talking contract parameters

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets have plenty of questions for 2017. One could be answered soon. Via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, the Jets and quarterback Josh McCown have discussed contract parameters. Which suggests that his visit to the team is going well. McCown would instantly be the top option under contract, given..." March 19

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Browns LB Christian Kirksey earns performance-based bonus and is in line for contract extension

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey earned a performance-based bonus for his breakout 2016 season, and he's in line to receive a contract extension from the franchise. On Thursday, the NFL announced Kirksey will receive $84,154.17 from the veteran performance-based compensation pool. The..." March 17

  • Browns' Hue Jackson and Sashi Brown skip Deshaun Watson's Pro Day but will conduct private workout with him

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Hue Jackson and Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown skipped Deshaun Watson's Pro Day at Clemson today because they'll have a private workout and visit with him, league sources told The Browns are believed to have conducted a private workout..." March 16

  • Terrelle Pryor’s full incentive package requires pretty big year

    Pro Football Talk "Washington receiver Terrelle Pryor opted for a one-year, $6 million deal with up to $2 million tied to incentives. To get the full $2 million, he needs to have a pretty big year. And that could be hard to do if quarterback Kirk Cousins isn’t there. Per a source with knowledge of the..." March 15

  • Here's why the Patriots trading Jimmy Garoppolo to the Browns may be inevitable

    CBS Sports "The on-again, off-again Jimmy Garoppolo-to-the-Browns saga is, apparently, (maybe) on again. ESPN’s John Clayton stated in a radio interview that Garoppolo could be headed to the Browns soon. Speaking extemporaneously about Cleveland’s quarterback situation, Clayton mentioned that it may even..." March 15

  • Redskins rejected Cousins inquiries from 3 teams; Browns not among them

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns aren't expected to make a run at Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, but three other teams have over the past 10 days or so and were immediately turned down, a league source told reported today that "per a league source, there's a growing belief in..." March 15

  • Brock Osweiler perfect for Jets if they’re honest with themselves

    New York Post "The Jets’ search for a quarterback has taken on the feel of a season of “The Bachelor.” Will they choose Jay Cutler for a one-on-one date? Will Josh McCown get a rose? Is Chase Daniel a new, surprise contestant? And like those on “The Bachelor,” each contestant for the Jets starting quarterback..." March 14

  • Browns may make a run at Kirk Cousins

    Pro Football Talk "Regardless of whether Kirk Cousins did or didn’t demand or request or whatever a trade from Washington, Cousins may be getting one. Per a league source, there’s a growing belief in some circles that the Browns will try to acquire Cousins via trade. Another source said that, when Cousins chose..." March 14

  • Browns aren’t interested in Geno Smith

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns need help at quarterback heading into 2017, but reportedly, Geno Smith isn’t going to be the one to provide it. Mary Kay Cabot, likely responding to a report by NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, wrote on Twitter, “Not getting the vibe that #Browns have any interest in Geno..." March 14

  • Browns reportedly interested in former Jets QB Geno Smith, possibly for starting job

    CBS Sports "As it stands, these are the quarterbacks currently the Browns’ roster: Brock Osweiler, Cody Kessler, Kevin Hogan. With two of the first 12 picks in the 2017 NFL Draft, it’s fair to wonder if the Browns might find their next franchise quarterback there -- assuming, of course, they can’t convince..." March 14

  • Ronald Leary won’t recruit Tony Romo to Broncos, but will bring physicality to OL

    Denver Post "It took a few questions, but new Broncos guard Ronald Leary was ready when asked to talk about the topic that’s creating all the buzz in Denver: where will Tony Romo play next? Could the former Cowboy play a role in bringing his former teammate to Denver to play quarterback? “Nah, I’m..." March 13

  • Terrelle Pryor responds to Kirk Cousins question with zinger about Browns quarterbacks

    Sportsnaut "Terrelle Pryor was introduced as a new member of the Washington Redskins Monday, and not surprisingly he was asked about Kirk Cousins. Specifically, Pryor was asked if, during his contract negotiations with the club, he had pressed Washington about Cousins’ status. His response was just..." March 13

  • Texans' Bill O'Brien on Osweiler: 'We wish Brock the best, but we're moving on'

    Houston Chronicle "Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Sunday that he wishes Brock Osweiler well but had nothing else to say about his former quarterback. "I think (general manager) Rick Smith's statement said it all," O'Brien said before the Special Olympics banquet. "We wish Brock the best, but we're moving..." March 13

  • Terrelle Pryor gave the Browns a chance after Redskins offer after all

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Receiver Terrelle Pryor gave the Browns another chance after the Redskins offered him a one-year deal after all, a league source told It had been reported here Friday that he didn't, but a source close to the situation said that he did. When he came back, the Browns' original..." March 13

  • Kurt Warner tells Brock Osweiler: If released, 'find the best situation for you'

    ESPN "In his first public appearance since getting traded to the Cleveland Browns from the Houston Texans for salary-cap space, Brock Osweiler declined to answer media questions. Osweiler was at the Kurt Warner Ultimate Football Experience, a charity flag-football tournament, at the Arizona..." March 13

  • Report: Browns unwilling to give up two first-rounders or No. 1 overall for Garoppolo

    CSN New England "The Browns have an absolute haul of draft picks over the next two seasons, but there's only so much they'd be willing to pay for Jimmy Garoppolo. Per Mary Kay Cabot of, the Browns would be willing to include in a trade the 2018 second-rounder they just picked up as part of an..." March 12

  • Jets interested in Brock Osweiler

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Jets are so desperate for a starting quarterback that they may consider the possibility of acquiring Brock Osweiler. ESPN’s Rich Cimini wrote over the weekend that Osweiler, who was recently traded to the Cleveland Browns from the Houston Texans, is a name to watch as the Jets look..." March 12

  • O'Brien-Osweiler altercation convinced Texans to move on

    Pro Football Talk "So when did the Texans decide it was time to move on from quarterback Brock Osweiler despite a contract that pays $16 million guaranteed in 2017? The decision was made in the aftermath of an incident that occurred on the first day of the calendar year. January 1. Texans at Titans...." March 12

  • Brock Osweiler has 'no news' on future with Browns "Quarterback Brock Osweiler said he had "no news," on the developments surrounding his surprising trade from the Houston Texans to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday. Osweiler said he had nothing to share about his status with the Browns, who acquired his $16 million guaranteed salary for 2017 in..." March 11

  • Browns have no immediate plans to cut Osweiler, could take two QBs in draft

    CBS Sports "Here’s what we know: The Browns are in desperate need of a franchise quarterback. It’s why they signed Robert Griffin III last offseason, and when that didn’t work out, it’s why they traded for Brock Osweiler earlier this week (right before they released RG3). The Browns also got the Texans’..." March 11

  • How Browns' 'Moneyball' strategy could land right franchise QB

    Sporting News "You can see what the best-case scenario for the Browns is if you look past all those jokes tied to the franchise's brutal past and the "Moneyball" and "Draft Day" memes and GIFs lumped in with the present. General manager Sashi Brown, chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta and coach Hue Jackson..." March 11

  • Report: Terrelle Pryor never gave Browns chance to match Redskins’ offer

    Sportsnaut "At one point, Terrelle Pryor reportedly didn’t feel that the Cleveland Browns were “serious enough” about re-signing him. As it turns out, he may not have had much interest in a return to Cleveland anyway. Pryor signed with the Washington Redskins on Friday. According to a report, he didn’t..." March 11

  • Browns claim Marcus Martin via waivers

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns claimed center Marcus Martin via waivers from the 49ers on Wednesday. Martin was a third-round pick in 2014 who’s made 22 career starts. He was waived by the team’s new regime after playing in just five games last season. " March 10

  • Terrell Pryor signs one-year, $8M deal with Redskins "Terrelle Pryor has found a new home. The Washington Redskins announced Friday they've reached a deal with the wide receiver. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that it is a one-year, $8 million pact. Pryor caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards with the Browns, including four..." March 10

  • Browns have no shot of acquiring Jimmy Garoppolo

    Larry Brown Sports "All signs point to Jimmy Garoppolo remaining with the New England Patriots going forward. ESPN’s Adam Schefter appeared on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus on Friday, and he said that there was nothing the Cleveland Browns could do to acquire Garoppolo from New England." March 10

  • Browns to give Cody Kessler chance to start in 2017

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns are busy cleaning house when it comes to their quarterbacks. Newly acquired Brock Osweiler looks to be on his way out the door. Meanwhile, the Browns are releasing former No. 2 overall pick Robert Griffin III. Now comes this news from NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. Based on..." March 10

  • Josh Gordon intrigues with ‘Blessed be the Football Gods’ tweet

    Yardbarker "Formerly an NBA exclusive, cryptic tweets have made their way to the National Football League. Josh Gordon tweeted “Blessed be the Football Gods” Thursday in apparent reference to, well, nobody knows. Our best guess is that Gordon will be or has been reinstated. The wide receiver applied for..." March 10

  • Cris Carter explains why ex-Browns QB Robert Griffin III became an NFL bust

    Fox Sports "The Cleveland Browns keep making quarterback-related news. Less than a day after absorbing Brock Osweiler’s contract from the Houston Texans, the Browns were reportedly set to release Robert Griffin III on Friday. Griffin signed with Cleveland last offseason to start at QB for the Browns after..." March 10

  • Kenny Britt joined Browns to 'be part of something special'

    Sporting News "Kenny Britt was an intriguing option for teams in free agency this offseason. The 28-year-old receiver is coming off a 1,000-yard season with the Rams, arguably the worst offense in football last year. Considering he has mostly played on bad teams during his career, NFL fans thought he might..." March 10

  • RG3 interested in playing for Jets, source says

    Newark Star-Ledger "It's unclear if the Jets have any interest in signing recently released quarterback Robert Griffin III. But the former Rookie of the Year is intrigued by the possibility of playing for the quarterback-needy Jets, according to a person familiar with Griffin's thinking. The person requested..." March 10

  • Former Dolphins and Browns TE Jordan Cameron retires at 28

    ALL 22 "Free agent tight end Jordan Cameron is only three seasons removed from playing in the Pro Bowl after an impressive 80-catch, 917-yard season in 2013 with the Cleveland Browns. Now, faced with the prospect of free agency heading into his sixth season in the NFL, he made the surprising decision to..." March 10

  • Browns boot quarterback Robert Griffin III

    Pro Football Talk "As it turns out, the Browns have more than one expensive quarterback they didn’t really want. Or at least, they did. Per Josina Anderson of ESPN, the Browns are releasing Robert Griffin III, after last year’s experiment never really came to fruition. This was #asexpected, with him due a..." March 10

  • Are the Browns idiots or geniuses for buying a second-round pick for $16 million?

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns took a step far outside the box on Thursday, buying a second-round draft pick for $16 million. Many have praised their daring. Some have questioned their sanity. As one league insider noted, the team’s ongoing quest to stockpile picks keeps the front office and coaching staff from..." March 10

  • Terrelle Pryor’s Washington visit ends without a deal

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent wide receivers came off the market almost as quickly as they entered it on Thursday, leaving Terrelle Pryor at the top of the list of wideouts still looking for a new contract. Pryor spent Thursday night with the Redskins in an effort to change that and had dinner with team brass,..." March 10

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