Browns Rumors & News

  • Josh Gordon -- Booze Does NOT Violate Probation ... Court Says

    TMZ.com "He might be banned from the NFL, but Josh Gordon did NOT violate his probation by reportedly testing positive for alcohol ... court officials tell TMZ Sports. The Cleveland Browns wide receiver was sentenced to 12 months unsupervised probation stemming from a DWI arrest in North Carolina back..." January 26

  • Gordon tests positive again, facing 1-year ban

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Browns wideout Josh Gordon flunked another league-mandated drug test and "now will be subject to a one-year banishment," sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Gordon was suspended for the first 10 games this season for a repeat violation of the league's drug policy. Pro Football Talk reports the..." January 26

  • If Cleveland Browns want 'accountability' talk to be taken seriously they must cut Josh Gordon

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have told Johnny Manziel all the talk about changing his ways is meaningless unless he follows through with actions. It's time to hold the organization to the same standard in regards to Josh Gordon. Multiple outlets are reporting the receiver has failed his third drug test in as..." January 26

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Because of his looming suspension, #Browns WR Josh Gordon will be under contract thru ’16, and he’ll only be a restricted FA after that year

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Browns WR Josh Gordon flunked another drug test and now will be subject to a one-year banishment, per league sources. More on ESPN @ 6 pm.

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    Tony Grossi @TonyGrossi

    "@ltot1984 Will Cameron sign? // Someplace else, sure.

  • Brian Hoyer open to Browns return if he can compete for starting job

    Pro Football Talk "When the Browns benched Brian Hoyer in favor of Johnny Manziel late in the regular season, it seemed as if they would be moving on from Hoyer when he became a free agent. Manziel fizzled, though, and there’s nothing close to certainty that he’ll be the starter when the Browns take the field to..." January 25

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    Tony Grossi @TonyGrossi

    "@strunyon You think high probability Hoyer returns now? // Improved probability. I wouldn't say high just yet. But better.

  • Teammate said Johnny Manziel was a '100 percent joke'

    CBSSports.com "Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan had seen enough. This is the same Kyle Shanahan who endured the Robert Griffin III circus in 2013 that eventually cost him and his father, then-coach Mike Shanahan, their jobs. But drafting Johnny Manziel to the Browns in May 2014 ratcheted..." January 24

  • Manziel's Preparation, Commitment and Lifestyle Questioned

    ESPN.com "The name on the card that night in May seemed to draw as much anxiety as it did excitement. Johnny Manziel, Quarterback, Texas A&M. The former Heisman Trophy winner had been passed over 21 times, prompting a text from Manziel to then-Browns quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains that he wanted..." January 24

  • Browns OC : Unsure of QB for '15

    ESPN.com "New Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo said Thursday that the team doesn't know who its quarterback for 2015 will be -- or if he's even on the roster. "We're not sure if our starting quarterback is in the building right now or not," said DeFilippo, who was hired Wednesday to..." January 23

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    New #Browns OC John DeFilippo: Whoever is going to be in the QB room is going to get a clean slate. I'm looking forward to working w/Manziel

  • Browns reach out to Brian Hoyer's camp about extension

    ESPN.com "The Cleveland Browns have expressed interest in re-signing Brian Hoyer, agent Joe Linta told ESPN.com. "We've left the door open both ways," said Linta from this week's Senior Bowl about his correspondence with the team. Hoyer, who led the Browns to a 7-6 record in games he started but..." January 22

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    Source tells @NFLonFOX that @Browns are hiring John DeFilippo as new offensive coordinator.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Here’s a wildcard: The #Browns recently interviewed ex-#Rams head coach Mike Martz for their offensive coordinator position, per 2 sources

  • Packers OC Tom Clements on Cleveland Browns radar for OC vacancy

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Packers offensive coordinator Tom Clements, who's coming off a crushing 28-22 overtime loss to the Seahawks in Sunday's NFC Championship Game, is on the Browns' radar for their offensive coordinator vacancy. The Browns are not believed to have asked permission to interview him yet, but might..." January 19

  • Cleveland Browns to interview their TE coach Brian Angelichio for offensive coordinator vacancy

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns will interview their tight ends coach Brian Angelichio for their offensive coordinator vacancy, a league source told Northeast Ohio Media Group. Angelichio just completed his first season with the Browns after spending two years as Tampa Bay's tight ends coach. Angelichio was..." January 14

  • Continuity-starved Joe Thomas disappointed about Kyle Shanahan’s departure from Browns

    Akron Beacon Journal "Moments after the Browns wrapped up the 2014 season Dec. 28 in Baltimore, All-Pro left tackle Joe Thomas expressed optimism about the franchise’s future because owner Jimmy Haslam vowed to “absolutely” stick with coach Mike Pettine and General Manager Ray Farmer for another year. Thomas thought..." January 14

  • Could Peyton play elsewhere in 2015?

    Pro Football Talk "With the Broncos and coach John Fox engaging in the most recent NFL “mutual parting,” the biggest question moving forward is whether the Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning will have a “mutual parting,” too. Manning, who abhors change, may not want to return — if he decides to keep playing...." January 13

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Browns requested permission for OC interviews w/ Cowboys OC Bill Callahan and DAL asst Scott Linehan, per source. Jags requested Callahan.

  • Greg Roman 'unlikely' to interview with Cleveland Browns, in talks to become Bills' OC under Rex Ryan

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns offensive coordinator candidate Greg Roman is in talks to become the Bills' offensive coordinator under Rex Ryan, and is "unlikely'' to interview for the Browns coordinator vacancy, a source told Northeast Ohio Media Group. Roman, who interviewed for the Bills' head coaching job, was..." January 12

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    Source tells @NFLonFOX that Chan Gailey on @Browns radar as potential OC. Joins Marc Trestman, Al Saunders & John DeFillipo as candidates

  • Browns announce resignation of Shanahan, departure of Loggains

    Pro Football Talk "The offseason dysfunction in Cleveland was operating on a one-week delay. Just when it seemed that a team desperately in need of continuity would finally be getting some, the Browns officially are looking for a new offensive coordinator and a new quarterbacks coach. The Browns have announced..." January 10

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Browns requested Greg Roman (#49ers), Al Saunders & John DeFilippo (#Raiders) to interview for their OC position. Marc Trestman will, too.

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    Matt Maiocco @MaioccoCSN

    Source: 49ers grant Browns permission to interview Greg Roman for offensive coordinator job. They're scheduled to meet Monday.

  • Texts to sideline raise questions

    ESPN.com "The NFL is investigating whether text messages were sent to the Cleveland Browns' sideline during games, league spokesman Michael Signora told ESPN.com Friday. Texting would be a violation of the NFL's rules prohibiting electronic communication during games. Signora did not elaborate except..." January 09

  • Former Bears QB coach Matt Cavanaugh is on Cleveland Browns' radar for offensive coordinator

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Former Bears quarterbacks coach and Youngstown native Matt Cavanaugh, who has a long history with Browns coach Mike Pettine, is on the Browns' radar for their offensive coordinator job, a source told Northeast Ohio Media Group Thursday. Cavanaugh, 58, would replace Kyle Shanahan, whose request..." January 09

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    As reported earlier this week, look for Charlie Weis to be among the possibilities to replace Shanahan in CLE

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    Source tells @NFLonFOX that @Browns are parting ways with OC Kyle Shanahan after 1 season. Announcement is imminent

  • Report: Browns parting ways with Kyle Shanahan, Dowell Loggains

    Yahoo! Sports "The Cleveland Browns are changing directions. Yet again. Fox Sports' Alex Marvez is reporting that offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and the Browns are parting ways and that an official confirmation from the team is upcoming shortly. Also expected to leave the team is quarterbacks coach..." January 08

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Wouldn't be shocked if it played out that way. Heard Browns have reached out to guys like Charlie Weis in the event Shanahan is gone

  • Browns' Kyle Shanahan will consider lateral move because of friction between coaches and front office, sources say

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will consider leaving Cleveland -- even for a lateral move -- because of friction between some of the coaches and some in the front office, multiple league sources have told cleveland.com. Shanahan will interview Thursday morning for the Bills head..." January 06

  • ESPN defends Skip Bayless saying Johnny Manziel has an alcohol problem on 'First Take'

    USA Today "Even by his own standards, it was stunning last week when Skip Bayless told a national TV audience on First Take that Johnny Manziel “has a problem with alcohol” and needs to “get some help,” essentially calling the Browns quarterback an alcoholic." January 06

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bills requested HC interview with Browns OC Kyle Shanahan, per team source.

  • Johnny Manziel -- Drinks Thrown at QB ... at Houston Nightclub

    TMZ.com "Johnny Manziel was attacked with drinks at a Houston nightclub this weekend ... after the Cleveland Browns QB got into it with a group of hecklers ... TMZ Sports has learned. It all went down at Dekan nightclub in Houston late Sunday night -- Manziel arrived with some friends looking to have a..." January 05

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    Eric Branch @Eric_Branch

    #49ers have requested permission to speak with #Browns OC Kyle Shanahan, but they have yet to schedule an interview.

  • 2014 AP All-Pro Team

    Pro Football Talk "Via USA Today and NFL.com, here is the first-team All-Pro squad as announced by The Associated Press on Friday. Fifty NFL writers compose the AP’s voting panel: OFFENSE Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay. Running back: DeMarco Murray, Dallas; Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh. Fullback: John..." January 02

  • Twenty years ago Thursday, the Browns last won a playoff game

    Pro Football Talk "The 1994 NFL wild card round has its own little corner in football lore. This was the round where the Packers held Lions great Barry Sanders to minus-1 yard on 13 carries in a 16-12 Detroit loss. The round also saw Don Shula win his last playoff game as Miami knocked off Kansas City in Joe..." January 02

  • Johnny Manziel apologizes for partying … but keeps on partying

    Page Six "Embattled Cleveland Browns rookie Johnny Manziel apologized for his partying ways on Monday — then promptly hit a club. “It’s about being accountable . . . instead of looking like a jackass,” Manziel said of being a distraction to teammates and sleeping through medical treatment because he’d..." December 31

  • Browns GM says owner didn't force draft selection of Johnny Manziel

    The Score "Despite some speculation to the contrary, Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer insists that owner Jimmy Haslam did not force the team's hand in selecting quarterback Johnny Manziel in the 2013 draft. An incredibly disappointing rookie season has many questioning the Browns' decision to..." December 30

  • Mike Pettine says they’ll ‘leave no stone unturned’ to fix ‘muddy’ quarterback situation in offseason

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Browns have learned they simply cannot trust rookie Johnny Manziel. They can’t trust him to fulfill his promises. They can’t trust him to make good decisions off the field. They can’t trust him to fully commit to his job. And they can’t trust him to develop into the bona fide franchise..." December 30

  • Report: Manziel out drinking until 1:30 a.m. before being late

    Larry Brown Sports "Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel said his most recent screwup had nothing to do with throwing a party, but he offered no excuses for letting his team down. On Saturday, Manziel was fined by the Browns for showing up late to receive treatment on his injured hamstring. A report later..." December 29

  • Ravens rally in fourth quarter for 20-10 win over Browns, clinch playoff spot

    Baltimore Sun "For much of Sunday afternoon, the Ravens were getting all the help for which they could have asked, yet they seemed powerless to help themselves. The San Diego Chargers were losing, as they needed, but so were the Ravens against a Cleveland Browns team that was playing out the string, beset by..." December 29

  • Mike Pettine disappointed in Johnny Manziel, open to using draft pick on QB

    SB Nation "Browns head coach Mike Pettine isn't sugarcoating his concerns over Johnny Manziel's future in Cleveland. In the wake of a disappointing rookie year capped by yet another round of late-night partying rumors, a candid Pettine made it clear on Monday that his team will be looking to improve under..." December 29

  • Browns QB Johnny Manziel: I need to stop being 'a jackass'

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel said Monday he was "irate" with recent reports that he threw a party the night before arriving late to the facility for treatment. He told reporters he had a few friends from Texas over on Friday and overslept Saturday, but played no part in Josh Gordon's..." December 29

  • Donte Whitner: I’ve been told Browns will cut guys who don’t buy in

    Pro Football Talk "Browns safety Donte Whitner was signed this year in part to be a veteran leader. But many of the young players on the Browns’ roster don’t seem to want a veteran leader to push them. Now Whitner says he has an assurance from the team’s decision makers that those young players are on the way..." December 29

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #browns oc Kyle shanahan on 49ers list of HC candidates, per source.

  • Browns not committed to Johnny Manziel

    Sporting News "Despite spending a first-round pick and several sleepless nights on Johnny Manziel, the Browns aren’t sold on the controversial QB. Following Sunday’s 20-10 loss to the Ravens, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam made it clear that the marriage with Manziel is not set in stone. "Clearly quarterback's..." December 29

  • Manziel threw a party Friday night, caused him to be tardy

    CBSSports.com "The Browns suspended former star receiver Josh Gordon for today's season finale after he missed a walk-through Saturday, while first-round quarterback Johnny Manziel was fined for being late for treatment after throwing a big party Friday night attended by many members of the club. It's just the..." December 29

  • Reports: Manziel party led to Gordon's ban

    ESPN.com "Johnny Manziel threw a party Friday night that was attended by multiple members of the Cleveland Browns, triggering a tumultuous weekend during which several players were punished by the team, according to multiple reports. Receiver Josh Gordon, who was suspended Saturday for a violation of..." December 29