Browns Rumors & News

  • Steelers OT responds to Myles Garrett wanting to sack Ben Roethlisberger

    Yardbarker "Defensive end Myles Garrett getting selected first overall by the Cleveland Browns automatically pairs him up against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger twice per season. Coincidentally enough, Big Ben is the quarterback Garrett said he first wishes to meet. Roethlisberger’s..." April 29

  • Despite battery charge, Browns draft Caleb Brantley

    Pro Football Talk "If you’re willing to overlook off-field red flags, you can get first-round talent in the sixth round. That’s what happened today when the Browns took Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley with the 185th overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. As recently as a week ago, some projections had..." April 29

  • Browns might release troubled draft pick Brantley

    CBS Sports "Caleb Brantley's troubling problems away from the field didn't prevent the Browns from taking him with the 185th overall pick (sixth round) in the 2017 NFL Draft. But it turns out the Browns might not even keep him. Brantley carried a second-round grade in the 2017 NFL Draft before allegedly..." April 29

  • Hue Jackson on DeShone Kizer as starter: 'We'll give him an opportunity to compete'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Hue Jackson wasn't ready to christen second-round pick DeShone Kizer his starting quarterback just yet. "We're going to give all our guys an opportunity to compete,'' Jackson said. "That's what it's all about. It's not about who is the starter, who is this. Let's let these guys get..." April 29

  • Steve Smith has harsh words about Brock Osweiler

    Larry Brown Sports "The fire that burned inside Steve Smith during his playing career has not disappeared now that he’s retired. Smith is now an analyst for NFL Network and spewed some hot fire when talking about Brock Osweiler on Friday. It started with former GM Charley Casserly saying he didn’t think the..." April 29

  • DeShone Kizer: Ready to grow as new quarterback of Browns

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns, who opted not to use one of their three first-round picks on a quarterback, decided to go that route in Round 2 on Friday night, choosing Notre Dame's DeShone Kizer with the 52nd overall pick. Quarterback has been a position of need for the Browns for years. Cleveland has..." April 29

  • Cleveland Browns select quarterback DeShone Kizer "Four picks into this year's draft haul, the Browns have finally landed a quarterback. Cleveland selected Notre Dame star DeShone Kizer with the No. 52 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Kizer is the first quarterback selected in the second round by the Browns in the common draft era (since..." April 29

  • Texans thankful Browns didn’t value Dashaun Watson high

    Sportsnaut "One of the biggest moves of the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft came when the Houston Texans traded up with the Cleveland Browns to acquire the No. 12 pick and select Deshaun Watson. The Browns are one of the most quarterback starved teams in the NFL and have been since reentering the league..." April 28

  • Browns and Bengals have discussed A.J. McCarron trade

    Sportsnaut "Round 1 of the 2017 NFL draft is complete and the Cleveland Browns have yet to add a another quarterback to the mix. The latest target of trade discussion appears to be Cincinnati Bengals backup quarterback A.J. McCarron. Unfortunately for the Browns, it doesn’t seem like they can afford the..." April 28

  • Broncos players take to Twitter to call for team to sign Gary Barnidge

    Larry Brown Sports "The Denver Broncos are once again assembling en masse on Twitter to call for a player signing. The Cleveland Browns announced the release of former Pro Bowl tight end Gary Barnidge on Friday. Shortly after the news broke, Broncos safety T.J. Ward and cornerback Chris Harris called for the..." April 28

  • Cleveland took one final shot at Jimmy Garoppolo.

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Browns inquired about New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo during the first-round of last night's NFL Draft according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Cleveland's interest in the quarterback had been speculated for months but there had never been reported contact...until now...." April 28

  • Redskins deny getting 'one call' for Kirk Cousins; Browns call rumor 'bad reporting'

    CBS Sports "Amid the insanity that was the 2017 NFL Draft's first round ( full grades from Pete Prisco here , winners and losers from yours truly here ), a wild rumor about the Browns trying to trade for Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins broke out. It would have been a crazy cherry on an insane sundae,..." April 28

  • Browns release Gary Barnidge

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns drafted a tight end on Thursday night. Friday, they parted ways with their top tight end from the last two seasons, Gary Barnidge. Barnidge tweeted, "I want to thank the Cleveland Browns for giving me my opportunity and looking forward to seeing the change. Time for the next step."..." April 28

  • Browns' Jackson: 'We'll find a role for Peppers on offense'

    Detroit Free Press "One of the knocks on Jabrill Peppers through the predraft process was that Michigan made him do too much. He didn't have a home position. That doesn't seem to be a concern with his new team, the Cleveland Browns, who drafted him 25th overall in Thursday's first round of the NFL..." April 28

  • Browns Trying To Trade For Kirk Cousins, Redskins Not Interested

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Dianna Marie Russini, the Redskins aren’t interested in trading QB Kirk Cousins to the Browns, despite their reported interest. ———- Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Browns are trying to trade for Redskins franchise QB Kirk Cousins. The Browns just missed on UNC QB..." April 28

  • Broncos reportedly were interested trading for Christian McCaffrey, Joe Thomas

    Larry Brown Sports "The Denver Broncos reportedly showed interest in a couple of players on draft day. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos were interested in trading up for Christian McCaffrey, and they inquired about Joe Thomas. Unable to move up to select McCaffrey, who went No. 8 overall to the..." April 28

  • 10 best players still available in 2017 NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has officially come to a close and 32 players now have a new home. But what about all the players who remain? What about those who unexpectedly fell? And just how far will those with question-mark players continue to fall? Each of those are legitimate..." April 28

  • Browns take Myles Garrett with No. 1 pick in NFL Draft

    Fox Sports "After all the speculation, the Cleveland Browns did what so many expected them to do with the No. 1 pick Thursday night in the NFL Draft: select Myles Garrett. The Browns addressed their suspect pass rush from 2016 by adding the former Texas A&M defensive end, who recorded 31 sacks in his three..." April 28

  • Jabrill Peppers ready to focus on safety but Browns plan to use him on offense too

    Michigan Live "Jabrill Peppers played all over the field for Michigan last season - 15 positions, to be exact. Although his versatility garnered national attention as one of the top players in America, it also led to criticism that he was unable to solidify a natural position at the next level. That is no..." April 28

  • Browns select Miami TE David Njoku with No. 29 pick in 2017 NFL Draft "The Browns selected Miami tight end David Njoku with the 29th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft Njoku, widely considered one of the best players at his position in this year's draft class, caught 64 passes for 1,060 yards and nine touchdowns in two seasons with the Hurricanes. "I can'texplain how..." April 28

  • Browns source calls Myles Garrett best draft talent in six years

    Larry Brown Sports "There is growing speculation that the Cleveland Browns may want former North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky bad enough to draft him at No. 1 overall, but at least one member of the organization believes that would be a mistake. A Browns source who spoke with ESPN’s Josina Anderson feels..." April 27

  • Myles Garrett will be the Browns pick at No. 1, multiple sources say

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With the NFL draft just hours away, Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett will be the Browns' No. 1 pick, multiple league sources tell The Browns' top brass met Thursday afternoon to solidify their plans, but some of them have known for a while that Garrett was the pick. "You..." April 27

  • 49ers are not buying the Mitch Trubisky to Browns talk

    Sportsnaut "As the 2017 NFL Draft nears, most of the talk has surrounded the Cleveland Browns shocking the football world and going with North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky No. 1 overall. That would seem to go against the general consensus that has former Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett as the..." April 27

  • Browns likely to take Garrett with No. 1 pick

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With the NFL draft just hours away, Myles Garrett is still the likely pick for the Browns at No. 1. Speculation over the last 24 hours, including some by Adam Schefter, has pointed to Mitch Trubisky being the top pick, but the Browns have continued to try to trade up into the top eight,..." April 27

  • The Cleveland Browns Can't Afford To Screw Up The 2017 NFL Draft

    The Big Lead "The Cleveland Browns have been on the clock for months and yet, just hours from the start of the 2017 NFL Draft, there’s little, if any confidence they can get this right. The Browns own five of the first 65 picks in the draft and seven of the top 142, so they have a legitimate chance to..." April 27

  • NFL draft is Browns' big moment and the fans are excited

    USA Today "Sorry, LeBron. Apologies to the Cleveland Indians. But one of the biggest days on the Cleveland sports calendar has finally arrived, and it’s the one Browns fans eagerly – or is it anxiously? – await each year: the NFL draft. “This is our Super Bowl. That’s what we’ve come to celebrate,”..." April 27

  • Teams believe Browns will get Mitchell Trubisky one way or another

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns are obviously high on Mitchell Trubisky heading into Thursday night’s NFL Draft, and there is a growing belief that they are going to land the former North Carolina star whether they use the No. 1 overall pick on him or not. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, two..." April 27

  • Browns’ Joe Thomas: ‘I’m already seeing memory loss’

    ESPN "Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas is experiencing memory loss, he said in an interview released Wednesday. Thomas could not say, though, whether playing in the NFL has caused the problem. "I definitely expect memory loss," Thomas said on "In Depth With Graham Bensinger." "I'm..." April 26

  • Browns say they’ve known the No. 1 pick for two weeks

    Pro Football Talk "It’s the season of smokescreens and horsesh-t, so why not throw some more of it onto the pile? Browns executive V.P. of football operations Sashi Brown tells Mike Silver of NFL Network that the Browns know who they’ll be taking with the No. 1 overall pick, and that they’ve known it for two..." April 26

  • Mitch Trubisky reportedly still in play for Browns at No. 1

    CBS Sports "The Browns couldn't possibly veer from the plan and not take Myles Garrett with the No. 1 overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday night, right? Well, there are still rumblings, which have persisted for quite some time leading up to the draft , that Cleveland could go in a different..." April 26

  • Jets reportedly willing to trade No. 6 pick to Browns

    Yardbarker "The New York Jets could end up being the one team standing in the way of the Cleveland Browns drafting Mitchell Trubisky, but one report claims they are willing to step aside. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Jets would be willing to trade their No. 6 overall pick to the Browns..." April 26

  • 'Bloodbath' in Bristol: ESPN could cut 70 people

    Sporting News "The layoffs at ESPN might turn out worse than predicted, sources tell Sporting News. The Worldwide Leader in Sports could cut around 70 TV/radio anchors, reporters, analysts and online writers over coming days and weeks, sources said. That would be worse than the 40 to 50 on-air talents..." April 25

  • Browns In Contact With Teams In Top-8 Picks About Potential Trade Up

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Silver of NFL Media (per Andrew Siciliano) reports that the Browns have spoken to three teams drafting in the top-8 picks about the possibility of them trading up from No. 12 overall. Mike Garafolo mentions that one team looking to move back is the Panthers at No. 8 if some of their..." April 25

  • Ex-Browns CEO shares interesting story about Manziel

    Yardbarker "The Cleveland Browns are reportedly split on whether they should take a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft or go with the seemingly safer pick in Myles Garrett, and history could tell us something about which path they will take. Last week, a report surfaced claiming Browns..." April 24

  • Joe Thomas criticizes ‘flawed system’ in light of Jabrill Peppers failing combine urine test

    Sportsnaut "Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas, like the rest of us, saw the news Monday that Jabrill Peppers failed his urine test at the combine because of a dilute sample. However, his reaction to the news was a bit different than the average Joe. In truth, there is a lot of sensibility to..." April 24

  • Browns ‘being manipulated’ into trading up from No. 12 before the draft?

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns aren’t trading the No. 1 pick away, and now there’s growing momentum that the organization will actually trade up from No. 12 before the draft begins. ESPN’s Tony Grossi discussed this in a bit of detail, noting a potential scenario in which the Browns end up with the No. 1..." April 24

  • Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger apologizes for rift with hometown

    ESPN "Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he's sorry he let a few negative words cause a rift between him and his hometown. Roethlisberger was back in Findlay over the weekend as he and his sister were inducted into Hancock County's sports hall of fame. He says he was hurt..." April 24

  • 2017 NFL Draft: What Will Cleveland Do With Top Pick?

    SI "I met North Carolina quarterback Mitchell Trubisky the other day in Chapel Hill. He rolled up in his 1997 Toyota Camry, a hand-me-down from his grandmother, with 170,000 miles on the odometer. Politely, he talked about his workout routine, throwing with his Tar Heels teammates, and said he needed..." April 24

  • Warren Sapp doesn't think Myles Garrett is deserving of No. 1

    ESPN "As the NFL draft approaches this week, Hall of Fame defensive lineman Warren Sapp is struggling to understand why Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett is poised to be the No. 1 pick. "I don't see it from this kid," Sapp said Sunday about Garrett. "I see the splash plays -- everybody gets..." April 23

  • Targeting DeShone Kizer makes sense for Cleveland Browns

    The News-Herald "One thing the Browns have proven year after year is the draft rarely goes the way the media expect it to. I expect this year to follow suit. The notion the Browns will get defensive end Myles Garrett of Texas A&M with the first pick and quarterback Mitchell Trubisky of Mentor High School and..." April 23

  • Mitch Trubisky still a serious candidate for Browns at No. 1

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Mitch Trubisky is still under serious consideration by the Browns at No. 1, league sources tell Despite that Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown gave strong vibes during his pre-draft press conference Wednesday that the Browns have zeroed in on Myles Garrett, they're..." April 22

  • Cleveland Browns 2017 schedule: Open at home vs. Steelers, host Vikings in London, no primetime

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It won't take long for the Browns to figure out how they stack up against their AFC North rivals this season. The Browns, who went 0-6 in the division in Hue Jackson's first season, will open at home against the defending AFC North champion Steelers Sept. 10 and face all three division foes in..." April 21

  • Split between Browns’ coaches and front office grows

    Sportsnaut "There’s a consensus No. 1 player in the 2017 NFL Draft. That comes in the form of Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett, who has been likened to Khalil Mack and Von Miller from a pass-rush standpoint. In need of any elite-level talent they can get, it would make sense that the Cleveland Browns..." April 21

  • Browns Cut Alvin Bailey, Tracy Howard

    Pro Football Rumors "The Browns have cut offensive lineman Alvin Bailey and a pair of defensive backs, Tracy Howard and Trae Elston, according to Mary Kay Cabot of (Twitter link). Bailey, the most notable of the three, spent just one season with the Browns, who signed the ex-Seahawk as a free agent..." April 20

  • Browns reportedly willing to eat $10 million in Brock Osweiler trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite what they are saying publicly, the Cleveland Browns would still prefer to unload Brock Osweiler at some point this offseason. In fact, they may even pay another team to take the quarterback off their hands. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Browns are willing to eat $10..." April 20

  • Browns not interested in trade offers for No. 1 pick, like idea of trading up for QB

    CBS Sports "For those bold enough to presume the Browns might not take Myles Garrett with the top overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft: you can stop being bold and you may cease to presume. The Browns are flying their flag as high and as loudly as possible in recent days, with VP of football ops Sashi Brown..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Jimmy Garoppolo and AJ McCarron could be off table for Browns as club says it won't trade for veteran QB

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown was asked point blank during his pre-draft press conference if the Browns will try to trade for a veteran quarterback on draft weekend. He didn't hesitate: "No.'' Before draft weekend? "Could we in theory? Yes,'' he said. "But are we planning..." April 19

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Sashi Brown: Browns not divided, not likely to trade down from top pick

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns don’t appear interested in trading the No. 1 overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft, and general manager Sashi Brown says there is no division about who to take. This comment about the perception the Browns are divided stems from recent reports which indicated head coach Hue..." April 19