Browns Rumors & News

  • Donald Trump Jr. takes a swipe at the NFL, too

    Pro Football Talk "They say football is family. Bashing the National Football League apparently is family, too. Donald Trump Jr. has chimed in regarding the issue his father took to unprecedented heights two nights ago, with this message on Twitter posted within the last hour: “If only Roger Goodell cared as much..." September 25

  • NFL Aiming To Expand London Schedule

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL remains intent on gauging whether or not a franchise could function as a full-time London operation. To measure this, the league wants a team to play in multiple London games during a season. NFL executive VP of international Mark Waller said more games coming to London in subsequent..." September 25

  • Trump urges fans to boycott NFL in ongoing criticism of flag-kneeling players

    Fox News Sports "President Trump on Sunday extended his attack on NFL players who kneel during the national anthem, and suggested fans boycott games as he continued his call for team owners to “fire or suspend” the offenders. “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag &..." September 24

  • Why Jabrill Peppers is Gregg Williams' angel

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It's been an educational week at the Browns facility. First, Joe Thomas schooled us on rushing efficiency. Then defensive coordinator Gregg Williams explained why he's playing safety Jabrill Peppers so deep. Turns out, he's the only one on the D who's earned his wings. "I've given every..." September 23

  • Goodell calls Trump comments divisive, disrespectful

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has responded to Friday night’s comments from President Trump. And the NFL isn’t mincing words. “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said. “There is no better example than the amazing..." September 23

  • Jamie Collins out, Myles Garrett doubtful for Browns

    Pro Football Talk "Browns coach Hue Jackson said this week that defensive end Myles Garrett has made huge progress in his recovery from a high ankle sprain and that was enough to keep the team from ruling him out of this weekend’s game against the Colts. It is still a long shot that Garrett will be in the lineup,..." September 22

  • Report: Predatory Lenders Are Preying On NFL Concussion Settlement Plaintiffs

    Deadspin "As the NFL’s estimated $1 billion concussion settlement winds its way through the process of getting the money into the hands of the former players it’s supposed to compensate, lawyers for some of those retired players told a federal judge this week about how predatory lenders and advisers have..." September 22

  • If NFL ratings stay low, broadcasters could see a $200 million earnings hit

    Awful Announcing "The NFL’s ratings have been a hot topic of discussion, but it isn’t always apparent just how much a dip may damage broadcasters’ bottom lines. That’s the focus of a Hollywood Reporter piece by Paul Bond and Georg Szalai published Wednesday, though, which features several Wall Street analysts..." September 22

  • Chuck Pagano says Browns have Daffy Duck offense

    Fanrag Sports "Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano didn’t mean it in a bad way when he said that the Cleveland Browns have a “Daffy Duck” style of offense, merely referring to the type of looks they throw at defenses. “They do a lot with personnel, formation shifts, motions, gadgets, spread you out,..." September 22

  • Kenny Britt challenged 'man-to-man' by Hue Jackson to step it up as elder statesman of WR corps

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After Browns receiver Kenny Britt's big drop in the opener against Pittsburgh, coach Hue Jackson brought him in and challenged him to be the big playmaker he needs him to be. "Yeah, man-to-man,'' said Britt. "I mean, he wants me to step up, bring more energy to practice and to the field, on..." September 21

  • NFL doesn’t think a 2018 game in China is feasible

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has continued to do business in China, but it doesn’t appear there’s going to be a game there soon. Via Albert Breer of, any hope of the league playing a regular season game in China appears to be on hold for now, according to the head of the league’s international..." September 21

  • Roger Goodell's NFL extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now'

    CBS Sports "After a bit of turmoil, Roger Goodell's extension finally seems to be on the way. With his current contract expiring in 2019, Goodell's extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now,' according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Owner Jerry Jones was reportedly spearheading a small-scale owners' mutiny..." September 21

  • Browns sign defensive back Reggie Porter off Ravens practice squad

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns lost to the Ravens on Sunday. Wednesday, they signed a player off their practice squad. The Browns added defensive back Reggie Porter to their active roster, the team announced. Porter, a rookie, is an undrafted free agent out of Utah who originally signed with the Colts. He was..." September 21

  • Joe Thomas hopes he’s still a Brown when the Browns become competitive

    Pro Football Talk "Browns left tackle Joe Thomas has made it through 10 years of futility in Cleveland. Thomas hopes he’s still there when the payoff comes. “Well, there’s definitely a concern there,” Thomas said on PFT Live regarding the possibility of the team breaking through once he’s no longer on it...." September 20

  • Jay-Z reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay-Z has been mentioned as a possibility for the halftime show at Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, but multiple reports indicate it is not going to happen. A source told The Sun that Jay-Z has no interest in performing at the Super Bowl despite rumors that he could take the stage with Justin..." September 20

  • Joe Thomas has some simple advice for Ezekiel Elliott: Learn how to lose

    CBS Sports "Including the playoffs, Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has lost just five times in 19 NFL games. So perhaps the unfamiliarity with losing played some part in his inexplicable decision to stand idly by as Broncos cornerback Chris Harris returned an interception just yards in front of..." September 20

  • Browns put Corey Coleman on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "Browns receiver Corey Coleman will miss at least half the season. The Browns announced today that they have placed Coleman on injured reserve with a broken hand. Under NFL rules, they could bring him back after eight weeks. Coleman has started both games this season and has six catches for..." September 19

  • NFL investigating domestic violence accusation against line judge

    ESPN "The NFL is investigating an accusation of domestic violence against line judge Carl Johnson, who was once the league's vice president of officiating. "The matter is under review under of the league's personal conduct policy," a league spokesman said Tuesday. All league employees are subject..." September 19

  • NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

    Sportsnaut "It was announced last week that the Canadian Football League (CFL) was ending contact practices during the season. To many, this came as an absolute shock. How are teams expected to prepare for the physical nature of football without actually practicing what a game itself entails? In an attempt..." September 19

  • DeShone Kizer says an in-game migraine is 'one of my biggest fears'; had vision issue and mental lapse

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer felt the dreaded migraine coming on with just over three minutes left in the first quarter of Sunday's 24-10 loss to the Ravens. "I threw a nice ball to Rashard (Higgins) down the middle of the field and started noticing some of the visual things,'' he..." September 19

  • Through two weeks, NFL teams are struggling to find the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "NFL TV ratings are down, and NFL touchdowns are down, and those two things are probably related. Fans like to watch teams score touchdowns, and there just haven’t been enough of them so far this season. NFL teams are averaging 2.1 touchdowns per game so far this season, compared to 2.6..." September 19

  • Jabrill Peppers waits for his opportunity to make plays: 'Good things come to the patient player'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jabrill Peppers had strict orders during kickoffs on Sunday to play it safe. "They have a great kickoff unit, get down the field fast and (kicker Justin) Tucker, one of the best in the game, he has great hangtime on it," Peppers said. In other words, the ball is going to stay in the air for..." September 19

  • Browns not ruling Myles Garrett out for Week 3

    Larry Brown Sports "Myles Garrett seems to be making progress in his return from an ankle injury. The Cleveland Browns said on Twitter Monday that head coach Hue Jackson is not ruling Garrett out for Week 3 yet. Garrett, who was the No. 1 pick in the draft, suffered a high ankle sprain days before the team’s..." September 19

  • Cowboys dominate Forbes' 2017 list of most valuable NFL franchises, Bills rank last

    CBS Sports "If Jerry Jones ever decides to sell the Dallas Cowboys, someone is going to have to write him a monstrous check because the team is now worth nearly $5 billion. For the 11th consecutive year, the Cowboys are No. 1 on Forbes' annual list of the NFL's most valuable franchises with an estimated value..." September 18

  • Browns' Corey Coleman: Diagnosed with broken hand

    CBS Sports "Coleman has been diagnosed with a broken hand, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports. As initially feared, Coleman broke the same right hand he broke last season. Oddly enough, both injuries occurred in Week 2 games against the Ravens, with last year's ailment holding him out until Week 9. A similar..." September 18

  • Jackson not worried about DeShone Kizer's confidence "DeShone Kizer's promising start as an NFL quarterback hit a bump in the road on Sunday -- a bump called the Baltimore Ravens. Cleveland's rookie quarterback tossed a trio of picks and lost a fumble that led to Baltimore's first touchdown in a 24-10 win over the Browns. If that's not enough,..." September 18

  • Joe Thomas humbled by response as he records consecutive snap No. 10,000 for Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Joe Thomas may not have wanted the spotlight on him when he played his 10,000th consecutive snap on Sunday, but when LeBron James tweets at you about the accomplishment, it's hard to hide. "Certainly it's very humbling when you see people who are sort of idols of yours, a guy like LeBron, just..." September 18

  • DeShone Kizer (migraine) questionable to return "DeShone Kizer has exited Cleveland's game with a migraine and is questionable to return. Backup quarterback Kevin Hogan replaced Kizer in the second quarter." September 17

  • DeShone Kizer Returns vs. Ravens After Dealing with Migraine

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer left during the first half of Sunday's game against the Baltimore Ravens with a migraine, but he returned in the third quarter. Mary Kay Cabot of noted Kizer's return after being replaced by Kevin Hogan. The Browns previously noted..." September 17

  • Joe Thomas surpasses 10,000 consecutive snaps "Joe Thomas has passed a milestone we might never see reached again. The Browns left tackle and future Hall of Famer played his 10,000th consecutive snap Sunday in Baltimore, the team announced. The milestone came on the first play of Cleveland's second possession, a 9-yard carry by Isaiah..." September 17

  • NFL has nothing to say about Josh Gordon’s status

    Pro Football Talk "Long-suspended receiver Josh Gordon is due to end a three-month rehab stint in four days. Whether that leads to his reinstatement will surely take a little (or a lot) longer than that. Asked for comment on the Gordon’s status, NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT, “We do not have an..." September 17

  • Browns promote wide receiver from practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns added another wide receiver to the active roster Saturday. The team announced that Rashard Higgins had been promoted from the practice squad. They made room for him on the roster by waiving defensive lineman Tyrone Holmes." September 16

  • Ryan Shazier fined nearly $25K for illegal hit on DeShone Kizer

    Sportsnaut "The NFL has imposed a significant fine on Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier for a hit he laid on Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer in Week 1. Shazier told reporters on Friday that he’ll be appealing the $24,309 fine levied against him by the league, per ESPN’s Jeremy..." September 15

  • Ben Roethlisberger on the Browns: 'That team is going to surprise a lot of people'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ben Roethlisberger threw a bouquet at the Browns Wednesday instead of his usual shade. "That's a really good defense," Roethlisberger said Wednesday during his locker room availability when asked about Joe Haden not being with the Browns anymore. "That team is going to surprise a lot of..." September 14

  • DeShone Kizer has faith in Kenny Britt: 'Everyone's going to forget the 1 he dropped'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "DeShone Kizer isn't the slightest bit worried about Kenny Britt's big drop against the Steelers, and neither is Britt. "That ball is going to be right back in that same spot,'' said Kizer, who watched an 18-yard pass slip right through a wide open Britt's hands in the fourth quarter of Sunday's..." September 14

  • Joe Thomas about to hit 10,000 consecutive snaps

    Pro Football Talk "Joe Thomas long ago earned the title of NFL Iron Man. He has never missed a game since the Browns made him the third overall pick in 2007. In fact, the left tackle has never missed a play in starting all 161 games. He has played 9,996 consecutive snaps, believed to be the longest such streak..." September 13

  • Ben Roethlisberger says Browns are 'going to surprise a lot of people'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ben Roethlisberger threw a bouquet at the Browns Wednesday instead of his usual shade. "That's a really good defense," Roethlisberger said Wednesday during his locker room availability when asked about Joe Haden not being with the Browns anymore. "That team is going to surprise a lot of..." September 13

  • Tim Montgomery says Josh Gordon still in rehab but hopes to be reinstated soon: 'He's coming'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Tim Montgomery, the former Olympic Gold medalist and world-record holder who's been working with Josh Gordon, said the Browns receiver is still in rehab but hopes to have his indefinite drug ban lifted soon after he gets out on Sept. 21. "He's coming," Montgomery told "I think..." September 13

  • Cardinals Have NFL's Oldest Starting 22, Browns Youngest

    Real GM Football "The Arizona Cardinals have the NFL's oldest group of 22 starters in the NFL. The Cardinals' average age of their starters was 28.41 years old, or 0.77 years older than any other team. The Cardinals feature Carson Palmer (37), linebacker Karlos Dansby (35), wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (34),..." September 13

  • NFL veteran thinks national anthem protests are ‘basically dead’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the number of national anthem protests we saw during the NFL preseason, it was widely expected that Week 1 would feature several such demonstrations across the league. Surprisingly, there were very few. That may not have been a coincidence. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with..." September 13

  • There's a Crazy Rumor Floating Around That Josh Gordon Could Be Reinstated Tuesday

    12 Up "Here we go again, Cleveland. Browns fans are appalled with Kenny Britt for dropping a ball late in the game against the Steelers. Head Coach ​Hue Jackson even voiced his displeasure with the veteran wideout after the game. The city of Cleveland is waiting for a Browns wide receiver to step..." September 12

  • Browns DE Myles Garrett likely to miss Week 2

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Myles Garrett made an appearance in the Browns locker room wearing the right walking boot that he can't wait to shed. "It's feeling better, and I'll just be back as soon as possible,'' he said in reference to his high ankle sprain. He admitted it was rough sitting out Sunday's 21-18 loss to..." September 11

  • Browns player rips NFL after illegal move by Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger

    Sporting News "Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was spotted going after a defender's knees in Sunday's win over the Browns. That defender was Browns defensive lineman Emmanuel Ogbah, who was perplexed as to why Big Ben was diving for his ankles. Not only did Roethlisberger go after him, but he then..." September 11

  • Hue Jackson denies report he was 'irate' over Joe Haden's release; is working in 'lockstep' with front office

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hue Jackson denied a national report Sunday that he was "irate'' over the release of Joe Haden and that he's at odds with the front office. The report came from Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports. "That did not come from me,'' Jackson said after Sunday's 21-18 loss to the Steelers. "I think you..." September 11

  • Offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "If you thought the offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday, you were correct. Yesterday’s 12 NFL games averaged just 37 points and 593 yards of total offense. That’s a far cry from what fans came to expect in 2016, when the average NFL game had 46 points and 701 yard of..." September 11

  • The raising of DeShone Kizer: From a kid who didn't fit in, to almost quitting at Notre Dame, to Browns starter

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "DeShone Kizer sat in the Notre Dame quarterback room with his new offensive coordinator Mike Sanford and was completely lost. His girlfriend, Elli Thatcher, was lying in a hospital bed 271 miles away in Columbus after having a baseball-sized tumor removed from her neck. Kizer, mentally and..." September 10

  • Browns to use pre-anthem video for players to state social concerns

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns may not be winning many games this year, but they’ll be 1-0 when it comes to finding a way to let players express concerns about racial equality and social justice beyond the two minutes the national anthem is playing. Per multiple sources, the Browns will play before the anthem a..." September 10

  • Hue Jackson 'irate' with Haden release as tensions rise between front office, coaches

    Pro Football Talk "One of the challenges for the Browns if they ever want to get out of their perpetual rebuild is to find a coaching staff and a front office that both A) qualified for those roles, and B) on the same page. And even if Hue Jackson and Sashi Brown turn out to be A, it seems they’re far from B at..." September 10

  • Steelers' gameplan for Browns rookie DeShone Kizer: 'Hit him often, hit him early'

    CBS Sports "DeShone Kizer hasn't even played in a real NFL game and he already has something in common with arguably the greatest quarterback of all time, Tom Brady: opposing defenses use the same gameplan against both of them. In the lead up to the Steelers' Week 1 contest against the Browns, Steelers..." September 09

  • Crazy Ben Roethlisberger stat against Browns highlights Cleveland’s QB mistakes

    Sportsnaut "Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers head into Cleveland in Week 1. With a win, Big Ben would do something no Browns quarterback has done since 1999. Here’s the skinny. Roethlisberger has won 10 games against the Browns in games played in Cleveland. The only Browns quarterback to..." September 09