Browns Rumors & News

  • Cody Kessler might be cleared Friday, but Josh McCown 'trending' toward starting vs. Jets

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cody Kessler is in the final stages of the concussion protocol and could be cleared on Friday a league source said, but Hue Jackson says all signs are pointing to Josh McCown starting Sunday against the Jets. "(McCown) had another good practice (Thursday) and worked hard,'' said Jackson...." October 28

  • Report: Dak Prescott to start against Browns in Week 9

    The Sports Daily "Dak Prescott will make at least two more starts for the Dallas Cowboys. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Prescott will start Sunday night’s showdown with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cowboys’ Week 9 contest with the Cleveland Browns. Dallas will then have to make a decision between..." October 27

  • Bill Polian suggests NFL step in if Browns trade Joe Thomas

    Sportsnaut "David Stern would be incredibly proud of this stance. Former Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers and Indianapolis Colts general manager Bill Polian has a solution to the entire mess the Cleveland Browns have found themselves in. Let the NFL step in if the Browns actually decide to trade six-time..." October 27

  • Poll finds anthem protests hurting NFL ratings

    ESPN "A variety of factors are leading to fans watching NFL games for fewer minutes this season, but a poll taken this week suggests that protests over the national anthem are the most dominant factor. In a Seton Hall Sports Poll released Thursday, 56 percent of those surveyed said they believed fans..." October 27

  • Goodell defends NFL policies, says league has ‘made tremendous progress’ on domestic violence

    New York Daily News "Giants president and chief executive officer John Mara admitted this week to his and the team's "misguided decisions" with regard to ex-kicker Josh Brown's domestic violence case. But NFL commissioner Roger Goodell offered up no such contrition Wednesday night when he made his first public..." October 27

  • Browns' Josh McCown: On track to start Sunday

    CBS Sports "Coach Hue Jackson noted Thursday that all signs point to McCown (left shoulder) starting at QB for the Browns on Sunday against the Jets. While Jackson fell short Thursday of declaring McCown the team's Week 8 starter, such an outcome appears set to be confirmed, possibly by Friday, barring any..." October 27

  • Josh McCown hoping to play against Jets

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns have been completely decimated by the injury bug at the quarterback position this year, but help could be on the way for this weekend’s game against the New York Jets. Josh McCown told reporters on Wednesday that he is optimistic he will be able to play in Week 8. McCown..." October 26

  • There Are No Elite Teams in 2016

    The Ringer "For the first time in weeks, the NFL was the only show in town on Sunday night. With the World Series matchup set and the three presidential debates mercifully a thing of the past, Sunday Night Football took center stage as the weekend wound to a close. What followed was a game that will likely be..." October 25

  • Jordan Poyer says hit from Andrews like a 'car accident,' will be 'all-in' on comeback from lacerated kidney

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns safety Jordan Poyer was taken by ambulance from Nissan Stadium two Sundays ago following a vicious blindside hit by Titans running back Antonio Andrews on a punt return. He spent his first day in the hospital in intensive care. His season is over due to a lacerated kidney. Even with all of..." October 25

  • Cody Kessler holding out hope he'll be cleared from concussion to start vs. Jets, source says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cody Kessler is holding out hope he'll be cleared to start Sunday against the 2-5 Jets, a league source told Monday. Kessler left Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Bengals with a concussion suffered with 7:27 left in the half when he was struck him in the head after a backhanded flip to..." October 24

  • Browns claim Callahan, Ikard

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns have claimed rookie quarterback Joe Callahan after he was waived by the Saints on Saturday, NFL Network reported. The Saints had claimed Callahan from the Packers eight days earlier. With the Browns, Callahan finds himself as close to actually playing as he’s been after Browns rookie..." October 24

  • Browns' Hue Jackson: 'We are not going to trade Joe Thomas'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Hue Jackson made it clear that Joe Thomas is not on the trading block. "We are not going to trade Joe Thomas,'' Jackson said very deliberately. He was reacting to a report on that the Browns are shopping Thomas and would take a second-round pick. He said..." October 24

  • Trade winds blow regarding Joe Thomas . . . again

    Pro Football Talk "A year after the Browns nearly traded tackle Joe Thomas to the Broncos (unless they didn’t), the question of whether the long-time fixture on the team’s offensive line will be shipped to a contender will once again land in the middle of the league’s radar screen. Per a source with knowledge of..." October 24

  • Could Giants enter Joe Thomas sweepstakes?

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Giants' offensive line had a pretty good day, all things considered, in Sunday's win over the Rams. The run game was non-existent, but the vaunted Los Angeles defensive line did not cause much havoc. And Eli Manning was not sacked for the second time this season. Moreover, the Giants have..." October 24

  • After Cody Kessler's concussion, Josh McCown might be ready to start vs. Jets

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cody Kessler left Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Bengals with a concussion, and rookie Kevin Hogan replaced him. But Josh McCown might be ready to start next week's game against the 2-5 Jets if he's cleared from his broken left collarbone. "There's a chance,'' said coach Hue Jackson. "We'll see...." October 24

  • Tyler Eifert, Terrelle Pryor expected to play in Cincinnati

    Pro Football Talk "Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert declared himself ready to make his 2016 debut this week, although the Bengals stopped short of ruling Eifert into the lineup when they released their final injury report of the week. Eifert has missed the last couple of games with the back injury he suffered just..." October 23

  • Hill, Green thrive as Bengals bury Browns

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has hammered home a message to running back Jeremy Hill. "Keep your shoulders pointed up the field," Lewis said. "When he does that, he's special." Hill responded Sunday with a career-high 168 rushing yards to lift the Bengals..." October 23

  • Cody Kessler (concussion) will not return to Browns game

    Pro Football Talk "The officials forced Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler to leave Sunday’s game in the second quarter to be checked for a concussion. Kessler grabbed for his helmet after taking a hit from Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap after releasing a pass. He was escorted to the sideline by referee..." October 23

  • Goodell blames fans for not understanding NFL’s domestic violence policy

    The Comeback "Roger Goodell gave an interview to BBC Sports, in which he essentially says the league’s handling of domestic violence suspensions is fine. He blames fan ignorance or narrow-mindedness for the perception that he’s not going far enough. Roger Goodell is essentially the man behind the curtain,..." October 22

  • Introduces “Roster Options,” Which Is Basically a Way to Profit Off People Cheating at Fantasy Football

    Total Pro Sports "One of the key components of fantasy football is agonizing over your weekly roster, trying to decide which players are due for a big game and which should remain on the bench. It’s what makes fantasy football gratifying. If we didn’t have to use knowledge and instinct to make tough choices, we..." October 22

  • Browns will list Pryor as questionable, Haden as doubtful

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns will list cornerback Joe Haden as doubtful and will list wide receiver Terrelle Pryor as questionable on their Friday injury report. Both had missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. Haden has a groin injury that kept him out of last week’s game, and Pryor suffered a hamstring injury..." October 21

  • Browns promote rookie defensive back

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns made a roster move Friday, promoting cornerback Darius Hillary to the active roster and releasing defensive lineman Gabe Wright. The Browns have been ravaged by injuries in the secondary. With cornerback Joe Haden likely to miss a second straight game Sunday, Hillary should be active..." October 21

  • Antonio Andrews not fined for hit that ended Poyer’s season

    Pro Football Talk "Titans running back Antonio Andrews was not fined for his hit on Browns safety Jordan Poyer last Sunday that ended Poyer’s season, PFT has confirmed. Poyer suffered a lacerated kidney and was hospitalized for two nights. Andrews was penalized for an illegal blindside block, but Andrews not..." October 21

  • Agent's Take: Here's 11 QBs who could be starting elsewhere in 2017, like Tony Romo

    CBS Sports "Everything starts with the quarterback in today's NFL. Sustained NFL success is difficult without good quarterback play, although the Broncos won Super Bowl 50 because of a suffocating defense. The search for the ever-elusive franchise quarterback drives some of the NFL's most important..." October 21

  • Terrelle Pryor and Browns have had preliminary contract extension talks

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have had preliminary contract extension talks regarding Terrelle Pryor, a source told Pryor's contract is up after this year and he'll be an unrestricted free agent if the Browns don't re-sign him first. The club has almost $50 million in cap space. Pryor's..." October 21

  • The NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations. Players and fans ask, why?

    Washington Post "Twerking? Don’t do it, Antonio Brown. Shooting a fake bow and arrow? No way, Josh Norman and Brandin Cooks. Taking off your helmet? Nope, Odell Beckham Jr. Shooting a jump shot over the crossbar? Forget about it, Vernon Davis. NFL officials are throwing penalty flags for illegal..." October 20

  • Jackson “very hopeful” Pryor and Haden can play Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "Browns Coach Hue Jackson told reporters Wednesday he’s “very hopeful” that wide receiver Terrelle Pryor and cornerback Joe Haden will be able to play Sunday in Cincinnati. Both sat out Wednesday’s practice. Pryor suffered a hamstring injury in last week’s loss at Tennessee. Haden missed that..." October 19

  • Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers

    USA Today "It’s an election year, silly. That wasn’t the entire company line, but the impact of the dramatic presidential election cycle was certainly a prevailing sentiment as NFL owners gathered Tuesday for their quarterly meeting and assessed the league's unusual and precipitous dip in TV..." October 19

  • Robert Griffin III healing, surgery not expected

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns opened the season with Robert Griffin III starting at quarterback, although the plan to have him run Hue Jackson’s offense proved short lived when Griffin suffered a fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder during the season-opening loss in Philadelphia. Griffin was placed on..." October 18

  • Sean McDonough rips NFL officiating, blames it for ratings decline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets did not exactly put on a great show Monday night, and the officiating didn’t help. Head official Jerome Boger and his crew threw a whopping 19 penalty flags, making the game — which was never close — extremely hard to watch. Ratings have been down across..." October 18

  • Browns' Pryor dealing with hamstring injury "The Browns, already decimated by injuries, could be without their best remaining playmaker. Terrelle Pryor is dealing with a hamstring injury and will be monitored through the week, head coach Hue Jackson told reporters Monday. There's additional cause for concern about Pryor's injury,..." October 17

  • Haden inactive, replaced by rookie Boddy-Calhoun

    Pro Football Talk "Browns cornerback Joe Haden is inactive for Sunday’s game at Tennessee due to a groin injury. Haden also missed a game at Miami last month with a groin injury. The team said this week his new injury is not related to his previous one. Rookie Briean Boddy-Calhoun is the listed starter in..." October 16

  • Browns safety Poyer taken to hospital after suffering possible concussion

    Pro Football Talk "Browns safety Jordan Poyer was taken to a local hospital after taking a big hit from Titans running back Antonio Andrews in the second quarter of Sunday’s game. Poyer was covering a punt when Andrews delivered a blindside hit. Andrews was flagged 15 yards for an illegal blindside block. " October 16

  • Mariota throws 3 TDs as Titans hold off Browns

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Cleveland Browns were bound and determined to take DeMarco Murray out of the Tennessee Titans' attack. So wide receiver Kendall Wright responded with the type of game that Tennessee has wanted to see from him all year. Grabbing eight passes for 133 yards and a..." October 16

  • Poyer has lacerated kidney, remains in hospital

    Pro Football Talk "Browns safety Jordan Poyer suffered a lacerated kidney in the second quarter of Sunday’s loss to the Titans, the team announced. Poyer is in stable condition but will be kept overnight at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital for observation. Poyer was taken to the hospital after taking a big hit..." October 16

  • Browns LT Joe Thomas Won’t Request Trade Out Of Cleveland

    NFL Trade Rumors "Pat McManamon of ESPN reports that Browns LT Joe Thomas won’t request to be traded ahead of this year’s trade deadline on Nov. 1. McManamon’s source adds that Thomas wants to remain with the Browns, even though they’re currently winless and in the midst of a rebuild. The Browns have also..." October 15

  • Browns place Joel Bitonio on injured reserve

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier this week, the Browns announced that left guard Joel Bitonio would miss an extended period of time with a mid-foot injury. They provided more clarity on just how extended that period would be on Friday. The Browns have placed Bitonio on injured reserve, which means he will miss at least..." October 14

  • Joe Thomas pokes fun at himself: ‘Questionable with a receding hairline’

    Sportsnaut "There comes a time in every man’s life where he must stare at cold hard reality. Such a time has come for Cleveland Browns’ lineman Joe Thomas. We’re hoping Thomas can make it, despite this potentially debilitating development." October 14

  • Cody Kessler still sore but he's 'the starter until I feel otherwise,' Hue Jackson says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hue Jackson made it clear he'll start Cody Kessler when both Kessler and Josh McCown are healthy. "Obviously, Cody right now is the starter of our football team until I feel otherwise,'' coach Hue Jackson. "We have to make decisions about where they are towards the end of the week. We'll see..." October 13

  • Browns' Cody Kessler will start against Titans: 'He's ready to go,' Hue Jackson says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Hue Jackson said Cody Kessler will start Sunday against the Titans. "He's ready to go,'' Jackson said. He said he's not sure if Josh McCown (broken collarbone) will be the No. 2. More to come soon." October 13

  • Donald Trump makes fun of NFL concussion protocol

    247 Sports "Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the NFL's concussion protocol. The Republican nominee for president made fun of the amount of time players miss now due to head injuries. The NFL has made significant changes in its concussion protocol over the past few years. While players often miss a..." October 13

  • Browns Release QB Charlie Whitehurst, Promote QB Kevin Hogan & DL Gabe Wright

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Cleveland Browns announced Tuesday that they’ve released QB Charlie Whitehurst and promoted QB Kevin Hogan and DL Gabe Wright to their active roster. The Browns also signed WR Mitch Mathews to their practice squad. Whitehurst, 34, is a former third-round pick of the Chargers back in 2006...." October 11

  • Cody Kessler has 'good chance' to start vs. Titans but Josh McCown will get ready to too

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Cody Kessler still moved slowly in the locker room on Monday and iced the painful right side of his chest, but the Browns are hopeful he can start Sunday in Tennessee. If not, there's a chance Josh McCown will be ready to step in just four weeks after breaking his left collarbone Sept. 18...." October 11

  • Browns claim Jonathan Cooper off waivers from Patriots

    Today's Pigskin "Offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper’s career has changed quite a bit within the last week. On Monday, Cleveland Browns claimed Cooper off waivers, according to Ian Rapoport of, meaning that the veteran has gone from the 4-1 New England Patriots to the 0-5 Browns within a matter of..." October 10

  • X-rays negative on Cody Kessler's ribs, Browns receive rare good news

    Number Fire "Cleveland Browns quarterback Cody Kessler's X-rays on his ribs came back negative, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. What It Means: There will be additional tests Monday, per Tom Pelissero of USA Today, but there is "optimism" Kessler will be under center for the Browns in Week 6..." October 10

  • Brady passes for 3 TDs in rout of Browns

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Tom Brady made his return to the NFL in impressive fashion on Sunday, passing for three touchdowns and 406 yards as the New England Patriots trounced the Cleveland Browns 33-13. Brady returned from a four-game suspension for his involvement in Deflategate in the 2014 AFC..." October 09

  • Browns' QB misery will only end when they show a hint of patience

    Sporting News "Charlie Whitehurst, in at quarterback for the Browns, made Patriots defensive end Chris Long miss with a nice up-and-under move and tried to run for a first down. That’s when he was belted by Malcom Brown short of the first down. It was exciting for a second, but it didn’t produce the desired..." October 09

  • Rookie QB Kessler leaves Browns game with chest, ribs injuries "Cody Kessler's time on the field in Cleveland might be cut short. The rookie went down with a chest and ribs injuries during the first quarter of the Browns' game against New England. " October 09

  • Report: Pryor seen as 'rare player' Browns won't trade

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns made it clear this year that pretty much everyone on their roster was a potential trade chip. Heading into Week 5, at least one player, receiver Terrelle Pryor, has impressed the Browns enough to change that point of view. Pryor thought he was headed to the New England..." October 09

  • How can an NFL player go broke?

    Sporting News "How can an NFL player go broke? Originally answered on Sept. 7, 2016. This question originally appeared on Quora , the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ . Any number of..." October 08