Browns Rumors & News

  • Browns have 11 picks, will be busy again in April

    Pro Football Talk "Friday’s official announcement of compensatory picks for the 2017 NFL Draft allowed the Browns and other teams around the league to close the books on some previous business, specifically in finalizing trades and in knowing the exact spot in the order of certain picks they hold in this year’s..." February 24

  • Josh McCown: 'Four or five teams' have reached out "Veteran free agent Josh McCown is watching the quarterback carousel as closely as anyone, and the teams looking for signal callers have an eye on him, too. In an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday, McCown said that "four or five teams" have already reached out. "Those are all..." February 23

  • Deshaun Watson to Jason Garrett: Trade Dak Prescott to Browns and draft me

    Sportsnaut "Soon to be NFL rookie Deshaun Watson would love to join the Dallas Cowboys, and he has an interesting theory about how that could happen. During his acceptance speech at the Davey O’Brien awards ceremony, the Clemson quarterback gave Jason Garrett something to chew on (not really) when he said..." February 22

  • Jimmy Garoppolo: 5 things to know about the Browns trying to trade for him

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns will try to trade for Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, but will Bill Belichick part with him? If so, why? And what will it take for the Browns to get him? Is he worth the No. 12 overall pick? More than that? And what will happen if the Patriots decide to hang onto him..." February 21

  • Romo, McCarron and Taylor might be on Browns' radar in search for franchise QB

    CBS Sports "In January, the day after the Browns put the finishing touches on one-win season, quarterback Robert Griffin III said that he wanted to stay in Cleveland, where he signed the previous offseason but because of injury, only started five games (the team went 1-4 in those starts), and he finished with..." February 17

  • Browns sign Charley Hughlett to 6-year extension, make him highest paid long snapper

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The fact that most Browns fans don't know Charley Hughlett's name is a good thing. He's been so solid longsnapping for the Browns over the past two seasons that his name never hits the news. The Browns rewarded Hughlett's consistency Thursday by making him the highest-paid longsnapper in..." February 16

  • Browns won’t tag Terrelle Pryor, still want to sign him to deal

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns don’t want to lose Terrelle Pryor to free agency, but they reportedly won’t use the franchise tag to ensure he stays, either. The current projected franchise tag number for wide receivers heading into the new league year sits at right around $15.8 million, per Joel Corry of..." February 16

  • Terrelle Pryor reportedly tells agents he wants to stay with Browns

    Larry Brown Sports "Terrelle Pryor has said numerous times publicly that he wants to remain with the Cleveland Browns next season and beyond, and apparently the star wide receiver is saying the same thing privately. Mary Kay Cabot of reports that Pryor has told his agents he wants to re-sign with the..." February 16

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • Terrelle Pryor: I 'love being with the Browns' "On one hand, it's a reflection of the Browns' current state that their top offseason priority is a quarterback turned wide receiver who caught 77 passes for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns in 2016. On the other, it is a reflection of their current state that Terrelle Pryor wants to stay and not..." February 15

  • Jim Brown 'Browns Will Be Good Next Year'

    TMZ "Call him the eternal optimist ... but Jim Brown says he sincerely believes the Cleveland Browns can turn things around next year. The NFL legend was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood when he spelled out why the Browns won't be a smoldering dumpster fire in 2017. " February 14

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Browns will meet with Terrelle Pryor’s agent this week

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns will meet this week with agent Drew Rosenhaus about a new contract for wide receiver Terrelle Pryor, Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports reported Monday. Pryor is eligible for free agency next month if the sides don’t work out an agreement. Pryor, 27, just finished his first full season..." February 14

  • Myles Garrett says he’ll gladly play for the Browns, or anyone else

    Pro Football Talk "Myles Garrett will not pull an Eli Manning. When Garrett, the Texas A&M pass rusher viewed by many as the top prospect in this year’s draft, said that he was hoping the Cowboys would trade up and draft him, some took it as a sign that he didn’t want to play in Cleveland and might even try to..." February 11

  • Myles Garrett pleads with Cowboys to trade up to draft him "Myles Garrett, the general manager? Indeed, one of the 2017 NFL Draft's top prospects is already proposing a trade. The star defensive end from Texas A&M, a Texas native, would like to play in his home state for America's team, and he has a suggestion for Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry..." February 10

  • Josh McCown says Jimmy Garoppolo has the potential 'to carry a franchise'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Josh McCown was sad to be released by the Browns Wednesday because he loved it here. But he says if reports are true that the Browns will try to trade for Patriots backup Jimmy Garoppolo, their future at quarterback is very bright. "I've seen him on tape because we had a common opponent in..." February 10

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Browns lower ticket prices after 1-15 season

    USA Today "Coming off a deplorable 1-15 season, the Cleveland Browns have lowered the price of many tickets. The Browns said reducing ticket prices "was the right thing to do for our fans." Tickets will be decreased in 40 percent of FirstEnergy Stadium. The team announced the decrease Wednesday and..." February 08

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • Browns Releasing Veteran QB Josh McCown

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Browns are releasing veteran QB Josh McCown on Tuesday. According to Garafolo, McCown intends to continue his NFL career and could be a decent option as a veteran backup for a team a young starting quarterback. McCown, 37, was entering the final..." February 07

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Browns kick off the offseason by claiming Tyvis Powell

    Pro Football Talk "The end of the Super Bowl meant the end of the season for the Patriots and Falcons, but it also meant that the rest of the league could get back to business. Teams were permitted to start making roster moves on Monday and the Browns didn’t waste any time getting the ball rolling on this year’s..." February 06

  • Joe Thomas throws shade at Justin Gilbert in wake of release by Steelers

    Sportsnaut "Monday has been a rough day for Justin Gilbert. After only one year with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the 2014 first-round pick was released. Joe Thomas, who was a teammate of Gilbert from 2014-2015 with the Cleveland Browns, didn’t seem surprised. In fact, Thomas threw major shade at his former..." February 06

  • Joe Thomas on Alex Mack playing with a broken fibula in SB51: 'He's a warrior; this should be no problem'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Joe Thomas has watched Alex Mack play through appendicitis, not miss a game after an appendectomy and come back strong after a broken fibula and torn ligaments in his ankle. So he's not surprised that his good friend will gut it out in the Super Bowl tonight after re-breaking the fibula in the..." February 05

  • Kyle Shanahan wanted Garoppolo or Carr when Browns drafted Manziel

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Kyle Shanahan admitted at the Super Bowl Thursday that he really liked Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo coming out in 2014 when he was offensive coordinator of the Browns, and a source said he had him ranked right behind Derek Carr on his QB list. But the Browns traded up in the..." February 03

  • Deshaun Watson: I’m not trying to avoid the Browns

    Pro Football Talk "Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson didn’t go to the Senior Bowl last month, which meant he passed on a chance to work with the Browns coaching staff and possibly make a case to them about why he should be the top pick in the NFL Draft this year. Some people may have wondered if that choice was..." February 02

  • Jimmy Garoppolo on Cleveland: “We’ll see when I get there”

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo isn't thinking about being traded to a team such as the Browns just yet, but in a little over a month, he'll likely be the hottest commodity on the trading block. "To be honest, I really haven't thought about it much,'' he said Wednesday at the Super..." February 02

  • Report: Browns interview Jeff Garcia for quarterbacks coach position

    Sportsnaut "Former Pro Bowl quarterback Jeff Garcia has been looking to make a profession out of this whole coaching thing for some time now. After stepping away from the game in 2011, Garcia headed north to be the Montreal Alouettes quarterbacks coach in 2014. He then caught on as an offensive assistant..." February 01

  • President Trump on Roger Goodell: ‘The commissioner is a dope. He’s a stupid guy’

    Sportsnaut "President Donald Trump isn’t one afraid to ruffle some feathers. It’s his outspoken attitude and ability to go away from the norm that caught the attention of those who voted him into office. As divisive as Trump himself might be, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an equally divisive figure..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell indicates NFL looking into cutting commercials during broadcasts

    Sportsnaut "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the public in a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday. He covered many issues including the possibility of the league reducing the number of commercials during a game. The task at hand would be to shorten the time it takes to watch an entire NFL..." February 01

  • Goodell defends Thursday Night Football: Lower injury rate, 'high-quality football'

    CBS Sports ""Thursday Night Football" isn't on its way out. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made clear at his press conference Wednesday, it's here to stay. To do so, Goodell cited lower injury rates and "high-quality football." "They're slightly lower than any other games," Goodell said of injury..." February 01

  • 2017 Salary Cap Could Increase By As Much As $15M

    NFL Trade Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters (per Kyle Meinke) on Wednesday that the 2017 salary cap could go up by as much as $15 million per team. A few months ago, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported that NFL teams were informed that the 2017 cap is expected to be between $166 million –..." February 01

  • Head of NFL refs union: Barbs from players 'very concerning'

    USA Today "The NFL has fined multiple players this season for criticizing individual officials, and the head of the NFL Referees Association doesn’t want to see such incidents become a trend. Scott Green, the former NFL referee and recently appointed NFLRA executive director, told USA TODAY Sports on..." February 01

  • Report: Browns Interested In Possible Trade For Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer spoke to sources at the Senior Bowl who said that the Browns’ reported interest in Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo “is real” and they’ll attempt to trade for him, depending on how their evaluations of this year’s draft prospects go in the coming..." February 01

  • Dont'a Hightower: Collins' Patriot departure 'sucked' "The Patriots adjusted to the loss of linebacker Jamie Collins via trade, but I can't help but wonder if they will miss the versatile defender in a Super Bowl matchup against the Falcons; a team that can fluster offenses with their dual-threat running backs out of the backfield. Dont'a Hightower..." January 31

  • Report: NFLPA reviewing relationship with Uber after ‘strike busting tactics’

    Sportsnaut "According to Albert Breer of MMQB, the NFL Players Association is reviewing its relationship with ride-share company Uber in wake of its decision to operate in New York City when the city’s taxis went on strike over the weekend to protest the Trump administrations immigration policy. The strike..." January 31

  • NFL won’t commit to Orlando Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s Pro Bowl was more successful than usual, due in part to a sold-out crowd in Orlando and an inexplicably successful effort (fueled by Ray Lewis) to get the players to cast aside their best interests and risk injury by playing hard. Still, the new home of the game won’t necessarily be..." January 30

  • Browns part ways with taekwondo expert, Northeast Ohio native Master Joe Kim

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Browns parted ways with local taekwondo expert Master Joe Kim, ending his third stint with the organization, a person familiar with the move confirmed Sunday. Kim, who grew up in Bay Village, held the title of strength and conditioning assistant/skills development with the Browns last..." January 29

  • Bears say Senior Bowl experience was “tremendous” and “revealing”

    Pro Football Talk "The Bears and Browns coaching staffs were selected to coach in the Senior Bowl because they had the worst 2016 records among teams that retained their head coaches. So, while it’s not exactly something Bears coach John Fox will put on his list of top career achievements, Fox believes the Bears..." January 29

  • Sold-out Pro Bowl means it surely will continue

    Pro Football Talk "From time to time, the NFL huffs and puffs about the quality of the Pro Bowl. But the Pro Bowl’s house isn’t going to be blown down any time soon. (Even though it should be.) This year, the NFL has offered standing-room only tickets at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, site of this year’s..." January 29

  • NFL and medical marijuana: A Q&A with former Eagles OL Todd Herremans

    ESPN "The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the NFL Players Association is working on a proposal that would amend the current drug policy to take a "less punitive" approach to recreational marijuana use among players, and the..." January 28

  • The Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Myth: Is it the crisis it's cracked up to be?

    SI "Oh, man, we’re about to get robbed. That was Ryan Murphy’s thought when the two sedans ominously pulled up on either side of the car he was sitting in. From the front passenger’s seat of the Ford Fusion parked at a gas station, he breathed a sigh of resignation and reached for his wallet...." January 28

  • Gregg Williams praises Jamie Collins, expects Browns to be busy in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "New Browns defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has high praise for linebacker Jamie Collins, who signed a new deal with the team this week, and thinks the team will be “aggressive” in adding pieces when free agency opens in March. Williams and the Browns staff are coaching in this week’s..." January 27

  • Hue Jackson interested in improvement, not in being on Hard Knocks

    Akron Beacon Journal "Coach Hue Jackson insisted he’s not interested in the Browns appearing on the HBO documentary series Hard Knocks, but his most recent competitive clash with defensive coordinator Gregg Williams would have been a perfect audition. Jackson and Williams talked trash as if they were pro wrestlers..." January 27

  • Joe Thomas thinks Browns should draft pass-rusher No. 1 "As badly as the Cleveland Browns might need a quarterback, left tackle Joe Thomas believes the club should go in a different direction with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The 10-year veteran, one of the franchise's cornerstone talents, wants another piece added to the Browns'..." January 26

  • Hue Jackson promises Browns will get a QB, says it’s too early to know who or when

    Akron Beacon Journal "Coach Hue Jackson acknowledged Wednesday the Browns must decide whether they’ll draft the best player or the most valuable player first overall on April 27. On the other hand, the debate won’t matter if they trade the top pick, a scenario Jackson didn’t rule out. If they stand pat, though,..." January 26

  • Report: Jamie Collins’ New Contract The “Baseline” For Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower’s Next Deal

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason Cole of B/R spoke to a source close to Patriots LB Dont’a Hightower who indicated that the baseline for his client will be Jamie Collins‘ new four-year, $50 million. With this in mind, Cole says that Collins’ new deal could impact the Patriots’ ability to retain Hightower, who will be..." January 25

  • NFL TV viewership fumbles for the first time in 4 years

    New York Post "NFL TV viewership fell last season for the first time in four years — and you can’t blame Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for the slide. Sure, the number of people tuning into NFL games fell 14 percent through Week 9 of the 2016 season — which ended a day before Election Day — but they were..." January 24

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