Browns Rumors & News

  • Browns talking to Redskins about trade into top five

    NFL.com "Last year, the Cleveland Browns opted to trade out of a top five pick. They might do the opposite on Thursday. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the Browns have talked with the Redskins over the past week about the possibility of moving up to the fifth overall pick. Rapoport..." April 28

  • Maturity, versatility of Texas’ Malcom Brown could intrigue several teams seeking D-line help, including Browns

    Akron Beacon Journal "The coaches at the University of Texas viewed defensive lineman Malcom Brown as the standard to which all of their players should have been held last season. Defensive coordinator Vance Bedford called Brown “a man among boys,” according to the Houston Chronicle, and coach Charlie Strong called..." April 27

  • Mike Francesa says Eagles could land Marcus Mariota and Johnny Manziel

    Newark Star-Ledger "Imagine a quarterback room with Marcus Mariota as the starter and Johnny Manziel and Tim Tebow as his backups. It would almost be like one of those old movie scenes where the guy has a devil over one shoulder and an angel over the other shoulder telling him what to do and what not to..." April 26

  • Dwayne Bowe returns to Kansas City for funeral of Chiefs fan

    ESPN.com "Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe returned to Kansas City this week for a funeral for one of the team's biggest fans. Bowe, who was released by the Chiefs last month and later signed with the Cleveland Browns, had a habit of kissing the woman, Betty Johnson of Independence,..." April 24

  • Ray Farmer says 'it's not true' that Browns tried to trade Johnny Manziel to Eagles

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns general manager Ray Farmer said Thursday that reports that the Browns tried to trade Johnny Manziel to the Eagles are false. Two reports in early April stated that the Browns offered Manziel and picks to the Eagles in a trade for quarterback Sam Bradford . The reports were from Mack..." April 24

  • Dwayne Bowe returns to KC to attend Chiefs superfan's funeral

    Sporting News "Former Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe returned to Kansas City this week to pay respects to Chiefs fan Betty Johnson, who passed away at age 86 last week. Johnson, a season-ticket holder since 1986 who players knew as "grandma," sat in the front row on the 45-yard line for almost every game at..." April 23

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion

    CBSSports.com "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22

  • Pettine on possible Mariota trade: 'Sure, why not?'

    NFL.com "Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine had the perfect answer for reporters when asked if his team was willing to get into the mix for former Oregon star Marcus Mariota. "Sure," he said, via Cleveland.com. "Why not?" The answer was perfect because, at this point, most coaches and..." April 22

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22

  • Browns “Very Optimistic” About Signing S Tashaun Gipson To An Extension

    NFL Trade Rumors "Browns HC Mike Pettine told reporters on Tuesday that he’s “very optimistic” they will have a long-term agreement in place with restricted free agent FS Tashaun Gipson at some point, per Scott Petrak. This comes just a day after Gipson skipped the beginning of the Browns’ offseason..." April 21

  • McCown ready to embrace leadership role for Browns

    Fox Sports Ohio "When Mike Pettine was first hired as the Browns head coach on Jan. 23, 2014, he said he wasn't about winning press conferences. It was more important to win football games starting in September. It is easy to see why Pettine liked new quarterback Josh McCown and brought him in to hopefully..." April 21

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    Pettine on report the #Browns have "90% moved on'' from Manziel: "I filed that one in the ridiculous category. He's v. much in our plans.''

  • Joe Haden: We didn't know Josh Gordon wasn't allowed to drink

    ESPN.com "Joe Haden said neither he nor his Browns teammates knew Josh Gordon was not permitted to drink when the wide receiver joined a group of players and one former assistant coach on a postseason jaunt to Las Vegas. Gordon admitted in an open letter on Medium in January that his yearlong suspension..." April 21

  • Mike Pettine shoots down report, says Johnny Manziel in Browns' plans

    Yahoo! Sports "A little less than a year ago, the Cleveland Browns drafted quarterback Johnny Manziel in the first round. It would be fairly crazy to give up on him after just two NFL starts, and Browns coach Mike Pettine said that's not the team's thought process. An ESPN report said the team was "90 percent..." April 21

  • Browns QB Johnny Manziel returning to work

    ESPN.com "Johnny Manziel is set to return to the Cleveland Browns on Monday as the team begins offseason workouts. This is Manziel's first official interaction with teammates since the controversial end to his rookie season, when the team fined him for missing injury treatment in Week 17, prompting..." April 20

  • Tashaun Gipson Staying Away From Voluntary Workouts While Awaiting New Contract

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns slapped a second-round restricted free-agent tender worth $2.356 million on safety Tashaun Gipson last month. Though the move opened up other teams to present offers to Gipson that the Browns would be forced to match in order to keep him, it also served as a jumping-off point..." April 20

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20

  • Johnny Manziel apologizes to Browns, says he's working to earn back trust

    Yahoo! Sports "Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is out of rehab, and he might not be ready to discuss his various difficulties, but he is ready to say he's sorry. In a statement released by Manziel through the team, he said: "I would like to thank my family, friends, the Browns organization, my..." April 18

  • Report: Browns Knew During Season Manziel Wasn’t Fully Committed

    Black Sports Online "Johnny Manziel left rehab this past Friday after a 10 week stay. According to two Browns players the team was aware that Manziel was not fully committed to the game. Left Tackle Joe Thomas spoke about how last season it was clear that things in Manziel’s life were causing a distraction. Safety..." April 15

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Joe Thomas says Johnny Manziel must remove doubt that football is his top priority

    Chronicle-Telegram "Joe Thomas applauded Johnny Manziel for checking himself into rehab and spending 10 weeks at the facility, but said he still must show teammates that he’s a changed man. “I think it will be important for him when he comes back to prove to the team, to everybody in the organization that football..." April 15

  • Browns unveil new jerseys for 2015

    Sporting News "The new Browns uniforms leaked on Monday, with a new orange, brown and white style that looked much more aggressive than in years past. Tuesday, we got to see them officially revealed by the team. The team came out with all-white, all-brown and all-orange jerseys (don't let the photo above..." April 14

  • Johnny Manziel Already Back to the Bar Scene?

    Terez Owens "Now that Johnny Manziel has been released from the rehab treatment center he voluntarily entered the big question is will he return to his partying ways. " April 13

  • Browns no longer interested in Sam Bradford

    Bleeding Green Nation "Rumors emerged last week that the Eagles and Browns were discussing a trade. The deal supposedly involved Philadelphia sending Sam Bradford to Cleveland in exchange for Johnny Manziel and a first round draft pick. That rumor was later clarified by a report from Jason Cole who said that the Eagles..." April 13

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Staubach: Manziel has “Russell Wilson-type talent” if he can take care of personal issues

    Pro Football Talk "A Hall of Fame quarterback reportedly believes Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel isn’t a lost cause just yet. In a story published Saturday by USA Today, former Cowboys standout Roger Staubach praised Manziel’s skill level. “If he really truly gets his life back on track, his talent is..." April 12

  • Johnny Manziel released from treatment

    CBSSports.com "This wasn't something to rush for Manziel, who by all accounts wasn't nearly mature enough for the NFL during his first year. The Browns haven't said one way or another whether they remain committed to Manziel for the long haul and reports emerged over the past week that Cleveland is "90..." April 12

  • Housler confident he can provide Browns with much-needed receiving threat at tight end despite those who doubt him

    Akron Beacon Journal "New Browns tight end Rob Housler realizes some people are skeptical about his ability to become a formidable receiving threat in the wake of former Pro Bowler Jordan Cameron leaving Cleveland last month by signing with the Miami Dolphins. But Housler, who joined the Browns by signing a..." April 11

  • Jason Campbell leans toward retirement

    Pro Football Talk "Ten years ago, Washington made quarterback Jason Campbell a first round draft pick. He’s closing in on calling it a career. Per a league source, Campbell has rejected multiple opportunities to sign a contract for 2015, with the Ravens and Bengals among the franchises to which Campbell said..." April 11

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Former #Cardinals TE Rob Housler agreed to terms with the #Browns on a 1-year deal, source said.

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced

    CBSSports.com "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

  • Browns agree to terms with free-agent tight end Rob Housler, according to source

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns are adding a play-making tight end to their roster and relieving the pressure of selecting one in the early rounds of the NFL Draft 2015. A league source said the club has agreed in principle to a one-year contract with Rob Housler, who spent his first four seasons with the..." April 09

  • Browns have real interest in moving up for Mariota

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has two types of teams: Those with franchise quarterbacks, and those trying to find a franchise quarterback. Within the latter characterization is a subcategory: Those so desperate to find a franchise quarterback that they’ll do anything to get one however they can and whatever it..." April 09

  • Browns scheduled to host free-agent tight end Rob Housler on Wednesday

    Akron Beacon Journal "Perhaps the Browns won’t wait until the April 30-May 2 NFL Draft to address their dire need for a tight end. Free-agent tight end Rob Housler is scheduled to visit the Browns on Wednesday, a person familiar with the situation confirmed Tuesday night for the Beacon Journal. The person spoke on..." April 08

  • Browns C Alex Mack thinks Johnny Manziel can be long-term answer

    CBSSports.com "Earlier this week, Browns left tackle Joe Thomas said that quarterback Johnny Manziel has a lot of work to do to earn the trust and respect of his teammates. “I think he's going to have to prove to the team that football is important and being the man, being the starting quarterback for the..." April 08

  • Eagles Trying to Trade Bradford for Manziel and Picks in Effort to Draft Mariota

    Complex "Depending on if you're LeSean McCoy or Complex Sports' Deputy Editor, this NFL offseason has convinced you of one of two things: Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is either a no-good troll who views his players with some sort of Darren Rovell-esque anti-humanity, or he's a brilliant man with a real..." April 07

  • Jim O’Neil on Justin Gilbert: It takes time to learn how to play corner in the NFL

    Pro Football Talk "Cornerback Justin Gilbert had a rough rookie year after the Browns made him a first-round pick. There was criticism of his play on the field, his lack of maturity off of it and General Manager Ray Farmer discussing “very personal” issues that also contributed to Gilbert’s struggles. Defensive..." April 06

  • Johnny Manziel's challenge ahead: 'He lost a lot of trust among the guys on the team last year' -- Joe Thomas

    ESPN 850 Cleveland "Almost back: Johnny Manziel reportedly played golf with his dad in Shreveport, LA, on Saturday, fueling speculation that his days in an undisclosed treatment center in Northeast Ohio are coming to an end. Tuesday completes Manziel’s 10th week in rehabilitation for an unspecified substance..." April 06

  • ESPN's Chris Mortensen says Cleveland Browns ready to give up on quarterback Johnny Manziel

    The News-Herald "Chris Mortensen of ESPN, speaking on “Mike and Mike in the Morning” on April 1, indicated the Browns are ready to give up on Johnny Manziel as a wasted first-round draft after just one season. “I think about 90 percent that they have moved on (from Manziel) in their own minds except that they..." April 06

  • Johnny Manziel plays golf but status still unclear

    USA Today "Johnny Manziel showed up in Shreveport to play some golf with his father on Saturday, but that doesn't necessarily mean the beleaguered Cleveland Browns quarterback is done with his rehabilitation. According to a person with knowledge of Manziel's situation, there is an understanding he can..." April 05

  • Haslam admits the Browns deserve some of the criticism

    ESPN.com "Stung by sarcasm that deems his team amateurish, buffeted by reports of a dysfunctional organization, confused by criticism that catches him by surprise, Jimmy Haslam still has one word to describe his feelings about owning the Cleveland Browns. "A privilege," he said as he sat next to his..." April 05

  • Report: Browns 90 percent moved on from Johnny Manziel

    CBSSports.com "Less than a year ago, a text message from Johnny Manziel (and perhaps some advice from a homeless man) convinced the Browns and owner Jimmy Haslam to trade up to No. 22 and take the Texas A&M quarterback. Now the Browns are reportedly prepared for life after Manziel, who struggled in five games..." April 03

  • Browns DC: 'We're going to stop the run' ... could they target Danny Shelton?

    CBSSports.com "The Cleveland Browns had problems too numerous to list last year, but on defense they had one in particular that could not be overcome: they could not stop the run, not even a little bit. The Browns ranked 31st in rushing defense DVOA, per Football Outsiders, their 4.5 yards per attempt against..." April 02

  • Bengals play prank on Browns

    ESPN.com "With a "nod to players of the past while looking forward to things to come," the Cincinnati Bengals announced major news Wednesday regarding their logo. It wasn't really "major," per se. But in the spirit of April Fools' Day, the announcement still had the Buckeye State buzzing, and may have..." April 02

  • Bowe vows more TDs: 'Sit back and watch'

    ESPN.com "Dwayne Bowe wants to go from zero to 15. Touchdowns, that is. Bowe isn't making numerical guarantees, but he knows this: Signing a two-year deal with the Browns sparks plans of "going back to the Dwayne Bowe of 2010," he said. Bowe scored 15 touchdowns in that breakout 2010 season, which..." March 31

  • Johnny Manziel Has Found God in Rehab

    Terez Owens "Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny “Football” Manziel, whose partying habits have been well-documented, has been receiving treatment in rehab for nearly two months. Our inside source tells us he’s due to leave permanently in a few weeks, but more telling about his stint in rehab, is that he will..." March 31

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    WR Miles Austin and the #Eagles have agreed on a one-year deal worth $2.3M base with another $700K available in incentives, source said.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Browns GM Ray Farmer also expected to be suspended for Text-gate role but Cleveland is not expected to lose a draft pick, per sources.

  • Report: Sam Bradford wouldn’t sign extension with the Browns

    Waiting For Next Year "Another day, another member of the media confirming that it was in fact the Cleveland Browns who offered a first-round draft pick for former St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford. Bradford was ultimately sent to the Philadelphia Eagles in a deal for quarterback Nick Foles. According to Sports..." March 30

  • Report: Eagles to bring in WR Miles Austin for a visit, sign him if he passes physical

    Philly.com "The Eagles will bring in veteran Miles Austin for a visit this week and plan on signing him if he passes the physical, according to the NFL Network. Austin, 30, spent last season with the Cleveland Browns after eight years with the Dallas Cowboys. Austin made the Pro Bowl in 2009 and 2010,..." March 30

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