Browns Rumors & News

  • NFLPA Prez: 'We Need to Be Prepared for 2021'

    Pro Football Talk "Whatever happens after the expiration of the current labor deal, the NFL Players Association has a clear message for its members: Be prepared. “It’s not something that we can spring on them in 2020 and say, ‘You guys got to get ready for this,'” NFLPA president Eric Winston recently told Keenan..." August 22

  • Christian Kirksey: Browns players were ‘praying’ during anthem protest

    Larry Brown Sports "More than a dozen Cleveland Browns players decided to organize a group protest of the national anthem before Monday night’s preseason game, and one player who took a knee explained the motivation behind the demonstration. Veteran linebacker Christian Kirksey says he and his teammates were..." August 22

  • Hue Jackson hopes to name a starter on Wednesday

    Pro Football Talk "Brock Osweiler has started both preseason games. Whether he or DeShone Kizer will start the third one — and, most importantly, the first one that counts — will be unveiled soon. As in tomorrow. “I will watch the tape,” Jackson told reporters after Monday night’s game. “There were some things..." August 22

  • 12 Browns players kneel in prayer over racial, social injustice

    ESPN "A dozen Browns players took a knee in prayer during the national anthem before Monday night's preseason game against the New York Giants. While the group knelt behind the bench, several other players placed a hand on a kneeling teammate's shoulder in support. "There's a lot of racial and..." August 22

  • Browns veterans feel Osweiler has earned starting job

    Larry Brown Sports "Brock Osweiler may be going from embarrassing castoff in Houston to Week 1 starter in Cleveland. The Browns have three quarterbacks competing for their starting job — Osweiler, second-round pick DeShone Kizer, and second-year QB Cody Kessler. Kizer looked good in his first preseason game, but..." August 21

  • Roger Goodell on verge of five-year contract extension through 2024

    Washington Post "Roger Goodell is close to completing a five-year contract extension to remain in place as NFL commissioner at least through 2024, according to a person familiar with the deliberations. Financial terms of the deal, which was first reported by the Sports Business Journal, were not..." August 21

  • Browns’ Joe Thomas says run offense will benefit from second year in Jackson’s system

    The News-Herald "The running attack will benefit more than the passing offense for being in the same scheme for the second straight year, according to Browns left tackle Joe Thomas. The results might not be evident in the preseason game against the Giants on Aug. 21 at FirstEnergy Stadium because the offensive..." August 20

  • Demaryius Thomas has “no idea” who quarterback will be, hopes for answer “soon”

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos continue to wrestle with the identity of their starting quarterback, and their top receiver continues to wait, somewhat patiently, for an answer. “I have no idea,” Demaryius Thomas told reporters after Saturday’s win over the 49ers regarding whether Trevor Siemian or Paxton Lynch..." August 20

  • DeShone Kizer could still win Browns’ starting QB job

    Larry Brown Sports "It sounds like Brock Osweiler is leading the Cleveland Browns’ quarterback race, but he could still be usurped by a rookie competitor. According to Mary Kay Cabot of, DeShone Kizer is still very much in the mix to start on opening weekend in large part because of his exceptional..." August 20

  • DeShone Kizer still in mix to start season, Danny Shelton aiming for opener

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns broke camp on Thursday, and Hue Jackson feels better about his team than he did last year at this time. Now, he looks out and see talented playmakers in Myles Garrett, Jabrill Peppers, David Njoku, Jamie Collins, DeShone Kizer and Brock Osweiler. “The team is really competitive on..." August 19

  • Falcons sign OL Austin Pasztor to 1-year deal

    Fanrag Sports "The Atlanta Falcons have signed free agent offensive lineman Austin Pasztor to a one-year deal for the upcoming 2017 season, his agent announced via Twitter on Friday. Pasztor has spent the past two seasons as a member of the Cleveland Browns’ offensive line unit. For the first time in his..." August 18

  • Browns' Hue Jackson supports players' right to protest

    ESPN "Hue Jackson's comments earlier this week on NFL player protests during the national anthem were not meant to discourage anyone from making a statement, the Cleveland Browns coach said Thursday. Asked about criticism he received after making the remarks, Jackson reached in his pocket and pulled..." August 18

  • Osweiler downplays Joe Thomas’ prediction about Week 1 starter, Kizer says it’s ‘probably pretty accurate’

    Akron Beacon Journal "Brock Osweiler and rookie DeShone Kizer had vastly different reactions Thursday to 10-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas predicting Osweiler would be the starting quarterback for the Sept. 10 regular-season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Osweiler said he appreciates the compliment..." August 18

  • Joe Thomas appreciates Myles Garrett's willingness to learn

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Joe Thomas is the first to admit that he doesn’t understand a lot of things about defensive line play, but he’s been going against defensive linemen of all sorts since he came into the league in 2007, so he has some things to teach rookie defensive end Myles Garrett. “I think I can give him..." August 17

  • Hue Jackson revisits national anthem comments, “would respect any individual decision”

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier this week, Browns coach Hue Jackson was one of many NFL players and coaches asked about players sitting during the playing of the national anthem before games and said that he “would hope that we don’t have those issues” in Cleveland. On Thursday, Jackson circled back to the anthem..." August 17

  • Goodell: Josh Gordon reinstatement not under consideration

    Yardbarker "Cleveland Browns fans are still holding out hope that Josh Gordon may be allowed to return to the team in 2017, but it does not appear that is anywhere close to happening. While speaking at a fan forum in Cleveland on Thursday, Goodell said Gordon’s reinstatement is “not under active..." August 17

  • Browns fan begs Roger Goodell to reinstate Josh Gordon

    Sportsnaut "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was in Cleveland Thursday doing a fan forum when a Browns fan brought up Josh Gordon, who is still suspended. The fan begged the commissioner to reinstate him, saying “we really need him.” Goodell deflected this somewhat, saying, “I’m not sure there was a question..." August 17

  • Browns, Canton partner for bid to NFL to host draft in 2019 or 2020

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns are hoping to host the NFL draft in 2019 or 2020. The team has partnered with the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Greater Cleveland Sports Commission to potentially host the annual three-day event. The group delivered its application to league headquarters in New York last..." August 17

  • Hue Jackson: Joe Thomas knows I make the QB decision

    Pro Football Talk "Browns left tackle Joe Thomas recently said he believes quarterback Brock Osweiler is being groomed to start the regular-season opener against the Steelers. Coach Hue Jackson, after announcing that Osweiler would start the team’s next preseason game, was asked about the comments from Thomas. “I..." August 17

  • Brock Osweiler to start again on Monday night

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns may be excited to see how rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer looks under the bright lights against the Giants on Monday Night Football, but he won’t be the first quarterback in the game. For the second straight game, the Browns will start Brock Osweiler at quarterback. Coach Hue..." August 16

  • Browns' Gregg Williams says he has never coached a rookie like Myles Garrett

    CBS Sports "The Browns drafted pass rusher Myles Garrett with the first-overall pick back in April despite desperately needing a franchise quarterback. More than three months later -- and just weeks before the start of the regular season -- it appears to be the right decision. Garrett, the former Texas A&M..." August 16

  • Browns' Thomas expects Osweiler to be named Week 1 starter

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns' voice of reason Joe Thomas may have just ended the quarterback competition a little early: he believes it will be Brock Osweiler Sept. 10 against the Steelers. "I think they're grooming Brock to be the starter week one,'' Thomas said during his podium interview Wednesday. "I don't..." August 16

  • Sashi Brown expects Brock Osweiler to make Browns’ roster

    Larry Brown Sports "When the Cleveland Browns first acquired Brock Osweiler in a surprising trade with the Houston Texans, the initial reports said the team was not expected to keep the quarterback. Several months later, and things have completely changed. Browns executive Sashi Brown said on 92.3 The Fan that he..." August 15

  • Osweiler feels he is even better than he was in Denver

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "In the past 19 months, Brock Osweiler has gone from leading the Broncos to the playoffs during their Super Bowl-winning campaign in 2015, to signing a $72 million free agent contract with the Texans, to falling out of favor in Houston, to becoming an afterthought in a trade to the Browns, to..." August 15

  • Hue Jackson an unhappy camper during and after sloppy practice, makes Joel Bitonio run a lap

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "After a sloppy training camp practice, Browns coach Hue Jackson announced at the opening of his press conference Saturday that it was not going to be pretty. "Are you guys in a good mood? Because I'm not,'' he said. "Let's just get this over with as fast as we can." Alrighty then. It was all..." August 13

  • Browns ready to see DeShone Kizer under bright lights

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns are going to find out if the lights are too bright for DeShone Kizer. They expect the rookie quarterback to perform well in the Aug. 21 game on Monday Night Football, but they also know they’ll find out a lot more about Kizer after that game against the Giants. “He’s a lot better..." August 13

  • Browns want you to believe Brock Osweiler wasn’t as bad as he was

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns are desperate to feed the narrative that Brock Osweiler is really a darn good quarterback — not the mediocre, inaccurate gunslinger we all have seen the past two years. The team released a hilarious and unbelievable hype video recently and then named Osweiler starter for..." August 13

  • Hue Jackson pulls Myles Garrett from practice for penalties

    Sportsnaut "Myles Garrett showed some flashes of greatness in his professional debut on Thursday, but Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson was focused on something else. Penalties. During practice on Saturday, Garrett and teammate Joel Bitonio were both pulled off the field after they incurred..." August 13

  • Osweiler had a shot, likely blew it

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns, by all appearances, gave Brock Osweiler the starting quarterback assignment for Week One of the preseason as a two-fold test. First, could he get ready to play effectively as the starter on short notice, which any backup quarterback must be able to do? Second, could he take charge of..." August 12

  • Hue Jackson stays calm in quarterback storm

    Pro Football Talk "Rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer looked the part for the Browns. Making that even more significant for Browns fans is that no one else has looked the part for the Browns in a long, long time. But coach Hue Jackson wisely resisted getting caught up in the moment after the game. “I go back to..." August 11

  • Hue Jackson: 'Way too early to talk about' DeShone Kizer being Browns' starter

    CBS Sports "Rookie second-round pick DeShone Kizer got the most playing time in the Cleveland Browns' preseason opener Thursday night. And he impressed when given his shot after starter Brock Osweiler (6 of 14 passes for 42 yards in a very 2016-like performance) and No. 2 QB Cody Kessler, who went 0-8 in..." August 11

  • Myles Garrett didn't get a sack, but he made a strong first impression

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Maybe Myles Garrett's most impressive play in his preseason debut came on not-so-great play for the defense -- and a play in which Garrett wasn't even credited for a tackle. With 10:19 left in the first quarter, rookie running back Alvin Kamara broke free from a scrum and ran for 22 yards. The..." August 11

  • Duke Johnson in the mold of a Marshall Faulk and 'catches as well as any' Browns WR, coach says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Duke Johnson has excelled in his new role as the slot receiver during camp, and Browns receivers coach Al Saunders likened his skills to those of Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk. That's lofty praise, but Saunders should know. He coached Faulk in St. Louis during the 'Greatest Show on..." August 10

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10

  • NFL To Hire Full Time Officials For First Time In League History

    Real GM Football "For the first time in NFL history, the league will have 21 to 24 full-time officials. Under the plan, each of the seven field officiating positions will be represented, with no more than five coming from one position. The full-time officials will come from the current roster of 124 game..." August 09

  • Browns’ starting QB job is Brock Osweiler’s to lose

    Sportsnaut "Veteran Brock Osweiler will start under center when the Cleveland Browns open up the preseason against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday. We really shouldn’t read too much into this. Starting a preseason opener is a much different ball game than being under center when Week 1 comes calling...." August 09

  • Corey Coleman cleared in assault investigation

    ABC Cleveland "The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office will not pursue charges against Cleveland Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman in connection with a Dec. 31, 2016 incident at Pinnacle Condominiums on West Lakeside Avenue. According to the prosecutor's office, detectives recently received the laboratory..." August 08

  • Myles Garrett: It’s time to show you can play with big boys

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns defensive end Myles Garrett came into the NFL talking big, and he's still calling his shots heading into his first preseason game against the Saints Thursday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. "They don't have much film to go off of, at least not of me now, and they don't know what I have to..." August 08

  • Myles Garrett in starting lineup on first Browns depth chart

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns had three first-round picks in this year’s draft, but only the first one taken off the board is listed as a member of the first team on their initial depth chart of the summer. Defensive end Myles Garrett, the first overall pick of the draft, is listed as a starter at defensive end..." August 07

  • DeShone Kizer on starting job: I’d love to be the guy

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "DeShone Kizer indicated he was hoping Hue Jackson would bump him up to No. 1 this week and start him in Thursday night's preseason opener against the Saints instead of Brock Osweiler. "I'm a competitor,'' Kizer said. "It's my ultimate goal to be out there playing. We put in a lot of work to do..." August 07

  • Brock Osweiler: No gratification about starting this week

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns announced that Brock Osweiler will start at quarterback against the Saints in the team’s preseason opener on Thursday in a move that will bump Osweiler up for more time with the first team than he’s been getting to this point in training camp. It doesn’t end the competition with Cody..." August 07

  • Browns name Osweiler starting QB for first preseason game

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brock Osweiler will start the preseason opener Thursday night against the Saints, Hue Jackson announced Monday. Cody Kessler will be the second man up, followed by DeShone Kizer and Kevin Hogan. It doesn't mean, however, that Osweiler will start the season opener against the Steelers Sept...." August 07

  • No clear leader in Browns’ three-way quarterback race

    Pro Football Talk "Cody Kessler opened training camp as the Browns’ starting quarterback, but he hasn’t done much to keep the job. Kessler has struggled in camp, opening the door for either veteran Brock Osweiler or rookie DeShone Kizer to take the starting job. But it’s unclear which one of those two is in the..." August 06

  • No clear leader in Browns’ three-way quarterback race

    Pro Football Talk "Cody Kessler opened training camp as the Browns’ starting quarterback, but he hasn’t done much to keep the job. Kessler has struggled in camp, opening the door for either veteran Brock Osweiler or rookie DeShone Kizer to take the starting job. But it’s unclear which one of those two is in the..." August 06

  • Browns signing receiver Rasheed Bailey

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns are signing receiver Rasheed Bailey, according to CBS’ Jason La Canfora. Cleveland had receiver Jordan Leslie hit his head in practice, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and coach Hue Jackson said Leslie has a possible concussion. Bailey has had stints with the..." August 05

  • DeShone Kizer could earn start for Browns in preseason opener vs. Saints

    CBS Sports "Browns coach Hue Jackson remains a big fan of rookie quarterback DeShone Kizer, so much so that the second-round pick could be the starting quarterback in the team's preseason debut next week despite a poor scrimmage on Friday night, according to's Mary Kay Cabot. Kizer, who went..." August 05

  • Joe Schobert was miscast last season

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns linebackers coach Blake Williams brought up Joe Schobert completely unsolicited on Thursday morning. It was actually in response to a question about Tank Carder, who has been playing at middle linebacker with the first team and, don’t get this wrong, Carder earned praise from Williams,..." August 04

  • Brock Osweiler “really not” wondering about possible Dolphins interest

    Pro Football Talk "Dolphins coach Adam Gase said Friday that Matt Moore is our quarterback “right now,” but the team may be looking to add help from outside once they have a firmer handle on Ryan Tannehill‘s outlook after re-injuring his left knee in Thursday’s practice. Colin Kaepernick and Jay Cutler have been..." August 04

  • Browns reportedly bidding to host NFL Drafts in Canton

    Yardbarker "There’s no official word on where the 2018 NFL Draft will be held after Philadelphia hosted it this year. That came following a two-year run in which Chicago received the honors to host the annual event. What we do know is that the Cleveland Browns have entered into the bidding to host the 2019..." August 04

  • DeShone Kizer close to be named Browns’ starter for preseason opener

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "DeShone Kizer has won the first week of training camp, and has moved closer to being named the starter for the preseason opener. On Thursday, he dazzled the training camp crowd with a 28-yard third-down pass to James Wright down the left sideline in his two-minute drill, and took another big..." August 04

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