Browns Rumors & News

  • Joe Thomas facing charges for discharging manure

    Pro Football Talk "Some days the jokes fall right into your lap. According to the Associated Press, Browns left tackle Joe Thomas is accused of multiple enviornmental violations on his Wisconsin hunting land, including “discharging manure into a wetland.” Considering his employer has been doing that along the..." December 19

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Browns missing practice: WR Andrew Hawkins (unknown), CB Joe Haden (shoulder, on bike), CB K'Waun Williams (hammy, bike) & FS Gipson (knee)

  • Report: Columbus political officials believe Browns are moving training camp to state capital

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The possibility of the Browns moving their training camp to Columbus is gathering momentum. The Dispatch, quoting two anonymous sources, reported a contingent of Columbus political officials led by Mayor Michael Coleman attended last Sunday's game in Cleveland and left thinking it was "a matter..." December 18

  • Kyle Shanahan 'felt bad' for Manziel "Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan isn't burying his quarterback. In fact, he's building him up. Johnny Manziel struggled in his NFL debut Sunday but needed more help from teammates that never came in the 30-0 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, Shanahan said. Sunday's game..." December 18

  • Browns teammates shun Manziel in introductions

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Fox Sports' Pam Oliver, who worked the sideline for the Browns-Bengals game Sunday, reported on CBS' show "We Need to Talk" that some of Johnny Manziel's teammates kept their hands to themselves during pre-game introductions and refused to acknowledge him. "Mike Pettine, when he was debating..." December 17

  • Mike Pettine: Bernie Kosar off mark "Coach Mike Pettine said Bernie Kosar's comments on the Cleveland Browns' front-office culture were "a little dramatic" and that "obstacles are being removed for us to be successful." "Sometimes guys will make comments that are a little over the top," Pettine said at his Wednesday news..." December 17

  • Manziel at facility more than 5 hours early "Johnny Manziel called his ugly debut as an NFL starter an "absolutely" humbling experience, and his midweek preparation habits for Sunday's game at Carolina seem to validate those words. ESPN spotted Manziel's car arriving at the Browns' facility at around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, more than five..." December 17

  • Buzz about Cleveland Browns' QB Johnny Manziel is greatly diminished

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "You Said It is based on the premise that the only thing Cleveland sports fans need more than a championship is a sense of humor... YOU SAID IT (The Expanded Midweek Edition) Bud: How quickly can a player come down with 'diminishing skills?' – Jim Corrigan, Fairview Park If the..." December 16

  • Merril Hoge says whoever drafted Johnny Manziel should be fired

    Sporting News "Johnny Manziel has had a rough 24 hours. The Browns were shut out against the Bengals, opposing players did his signature "money" sign, and of course the media jumped on him. ESPN's Merril Hoge has always been skeptical of Manziel, and the thrashing he took at the hands of Cincinnati didn't..." December 16

  • Andrew Hawkins Has Some Remarkable Thoughts On Protest "Andrew Hawkins made headlines when he took the field with a shirt protesting the recent shooting of two unarmed Ohioans. The Browns made us proud when they refused a demand from Cleveland cops to apologize. And now that he's explained it, we realize that Hawkins isn't just some athlete who threw..." December 16

  • Kosar rips Browns' 'uneducated' front office "Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar said an "uneducated" front office is responsible for the debacle that took place in Sunday's loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. "They don't know how to lead and organize and set a culture for doing what you have to do to play winning NFL football,"..." December 16

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Browns HC Mike Pettine: I don't know if RB Isaiah Crowell (hip) is 100 percent. Probably a better question for him.

  • Johnny Manziel on his disastrous debut: 'It's very humbling'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Johnny Manziel admitted today that his disastrous debut against the Bengals was difficult to swallow. Even after watching the film on Monday, it was still tough to take. "Absolutely. Very humbling,'' he said. "This game, obviously it has its ups and downs and yesterday was one of those days for..." December 15

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Browns HC Mike Pettine: We're going to move forward w/ Johnny as QB. We feel he gives us opportunity to win. We didn't play well around him

  • Browns' Hawkins won't apologize for T-shirt "Cleveland Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins said Monday he should not have to apologize for wearing a T-shirt that asked for justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford. "A call for justice shouldn't offend or disrespect anybody," Hawkins said. "A call for justice shouldn't warrant an..." December 15

  • Browns will start Johnny Manziel in Week 16

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Despite being shutout in his first NFL start, the Browns will stick with Johnny Manziel as their starting quarterback in their Week 16 matchup at Carolina, reports ESPN Cleveland. Browns coach Mike Pettine told reporters Manziel would receive another opportunity to prove his worth over the..." December 15

  • Bengals' defense makes mockery of Manziel

    Cincinnati Enquirer "When Domata Peko and a small group of his teammates headed out to dinner Saturday night in downtown Cleveland, the trend began. Fans spotted the players and inevitably offered up the Johnny Manziel money sign. On the team bus traveling to the stadium, every turn exposed a new group of Browns..." December 15

  • Johnny Manziel: 'I feel like it was a fail on my part'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "On the Bengals' bus ride over to FirstEnergy Stadium, they peered out the window only to see Browns fans everywhere flashing them the Johnny Manziel money sign. After a week full of Johnny Football this and Johnny Football that, it was the final nudge they needed to humiliate the rookie in his..." December 15

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    Tony Grossi @TonyGrossi

    Joe Haden and Justin Gilbert both done for the day.

  • Fan denies Jeremy Hill's TD leap "It's been a rough year on the road for Bengals fans in the front row. This time, a pair of Bengals fans were out-muscled on the western wall of FirstEnergy Stadium by a Browns fan who was not going to let Cincinnati running back Jeremy Hill leap into their arms after a 16-yard rushing touchdown..." December 14

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Browns ILB Karlos Dansby (sprained MCL left knee) is inactive. He will miss his fourth consecutive game. Was listed as questionble #Bengals

  • Merril Hoge: Johnny Manziel has '1st-round hype with 6th-round talent' "LeBron James is a football fan. He's also been at the forefront of Manziel Mania, which explains why he's expected to be at the Browns game Sunday to watch Johnny Football make his first NFL start. Pretty much everybody agrees that Johnny Manziel should start over Brian Hoyer, who has struggled..." December 14

  • Gilberry, Maualuga troll Manziel "Johnny Manziel flashes money signs when he reaches the end zone, but Bengals defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry beat him to it in the rookie's first NFL start. Gilberry sacked Manziel deep in the backfield on the Browns' second drive Sunday and displayed the quarterback's signature move to the..." December 14

  • Johnny Manziel: Time to be leader "Two days from his first NFL start, Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel said he's in a "different place now" than when the Washington Redskins got the best of him mentally during a preseason game. The rookie's mentality for Sunday's debut against the Cincinnati Bengals seems..." December 14

  • Browns fan who sparked fight apologizes to Johnny Manziel

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Two nights before his first NFL start, Johnny Manziel received an apology from the fan who approached him at his apartment building on Nov. 22 and sparked a fight. Sandusky native Chris Gonos, 33, posted the apology on his Facebook account and also sent it to Northeast Ohio Media Group: Dear..." December 14

  • Browns waive Billy Cundiff, sign Hartley "The Cleveland Browns waived placekicker Billy Cundiff on Saturday and signed Garrett Hartley as a replacement. Hartley kicked in 57 games for the Saints from 2008-13. He made 82-of-101 field goals, and all but one of his 177 PATs. The Saints released him last December after he missed twice in a..." December 14

  • Josh Gordon: 'Anxious' to help team "Josh Gordon said Thursday that effort is not his problem as he comes back from a 10-game suspension -- production is. "Everything looks slower when you're not getting the ball," Gordon said as the Browns prepared to face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday. Gordon's production since he..." December 12

  • NFL salary cap projected at $138.6 million "The NFL salary cap is projected to be $138.6 million in 2015, a 4.21 percent increase over this year's $133 million. The projection was revealed to NFL owners at their meeting in Irving, Texas. That number could rise as high as $141 million, two team executives told USA Today. Last year,..." December 11

  • Johnny Manziel: Marvin Lewis' 'midget' remark 'absolutely funny'

    USA Today "Marvin Lewis' verbal cheap shot at Johnny Manziel — the Cincinnati Bengals head coach called the newly appointed starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns a "midget" — is the latest indication that the high-profile rookie remains a marked man. The barb provided fresh evidence that Manziel..." December 11

  • NFL approves new personal conduct policy

    SB Nation "Roger Goodell announced a new personal conduct policy at the NFL owners meetings Wednesday. The new policy will make several changes to how policy violations are handled. For example, accused players are expected to immediately be placed on paid leave after they have been charged. In addition, the..." December 10

  • Report: Browns try out three kickers

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns have reportedly taken a look at three kickers. According to Howard Balzer of The Sports Xchange, the club worked out veteran Garrett Hartley and rookies Zach Hocker and Nate Freese. The Browns’ incumbent kicker, Billy Cundiff, missed a 40-yard field goal in Sunday’s 25-24 loss to..." December 10

  • Browns appear set to give offensive reins to Johnny Manziel

    ESPN 850 Cleveland "Coach Mike Pettine sounded resigned to making a change at quarterback and giving Johnny Manziel his first NFL start Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. Pettine’s tone and demeanor suggested demoting Brian Hoyer as starter was a move he didn’t expect to make but could no longer avoid. “I..." December 09

  • Johnny Manziel to start for Browns this week

    Pro Football Talk "The move everyone expected a week ago has finally been made, and the homeless guy who suggested him will now get to see the fruits of his labor. According to Jay Glazer of FOX Sports, Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer have been told that Manziel would start this week against the Bengals. It’s..." December 09

  • Browns coach not ready to name QB starter "Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine was not ready on Monday afternoon to name his starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He must choose between veteran Brian Hoyer, who has started the first 13 games, and rookie Johnny Manziel. "We're going to meet on..." December 08

  • Josh Cribbs on his return: 'It was too emotional for me'

    Indianapolis Star "Josh Cribbs established himself as one of the NFL's all-time best kick returners during his eight seasons with the Cleveland Browns. That level of achievement did nothing, though, to settle Cribbs' feelings as he faced his old team during the Colts' 25-24 win at Cleveland on Sunday. "On a..." December 08

  • Jordan Cameron takes blame for interception

    The News-Herald "Jordan Cameron says he was guilty of running the wrong route on a critical play in the first quarter Dec. 7 that resulted in Colts safety Mike Adams intercepting a pass in the end zone. The game was Cameron’s first after missing five with a concussion. He shared the team lead with four catches,..." December 08

  • Luck's last-minute TD drive gives Colts 25-24 win over Browns

    Indianapolis Star "It was ugly and mistake-prone and unconvincing, but the Indianapolis Colts somehow exited Cleveland's First Energy Stadium on Sunday afternoon with the one thing they sought when they arrived: A victory. Andrew Luck engineered an 11-play, 90-yard march in 3:14 late in the fourth quarter to..." December 08

  • Browns fans are ready for Johnny Manziel to start

    USA Today "Disheartened Cleveland Browns fan Vinny Kamms, 18, stood with a buddy waiting on autographs outside the team’s complex Monday talking about the quarterback most Browns fans want under center Sunday when as if on cue, Johnny Manziel wheeled his sleek black Porsche into the player’s parking lot at..." December 08

  • Brian Hoyer expected to leave Browns "Although he has retained his job as the Browns' starting quarterback for at least one more week, Brian Hoyer's time in Cleveland likely will be limited, according to league sources. Short of a playoff trip this season that could force the Browns to ramp up efforts to keep him, Hoyer is expected..." December 08

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    Jordan Cameron @jordancameron

    Go time.

  • Browns coaches, players back QB Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel "Browns head coach Mike Pettine went public with his consideration for rookie Johnny Manziel taking over as his starting quarterback, but the decision to ultimately stay with Brian Hoyer came after unwavering support for the incumbent quarterback by coaches and players alike. The decision was..." December 07

  • Jordan Cameron not concerned about his concussions

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns tight end Jordan Cameron is sick of sitting out with his team in a playoff race and its offense in need of a boost. “I just want to play,” Cameron said Friday after practice. “I’m just frustrated not being with my teammates and not being able to help the team. It’s a critical point in..." December 06

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #browns cameron was limited and is questionable with his concussion. Pettine feels better about him than last week

  • Josh Gordon still catching up: 'I've got a long way to go to be where I want to be'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Josh Gordon has always made football look so easy. He effortlessly glides open and the ball floats into his hands like a butterfly onto a leaf. But football isn't easy to Gordon right now after serving his 10-game suspension. The plays still sound like Greek and he's not sure exactly where..." December 05

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns Pettine is "cautiously optimistic'' that TE Jordan Cameron can play this weekend vs. Colts. Gary Barnidge likely out w/ rib injury.

  • Miles Austin placed on injured reserve by Cleveland Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns will finish their season without one of their most productive offensive players. The club announced receiver Miles Austin, who remains hospitalized in Buffalo with a kidney injury, has been placed on injured reserve. He was hurt in the Browns' 26-10 loss to the Bills on..." December 03

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Browns news (but not what everyone is waiting for): Cleveland signed former Chargers RB Shaun Draughn to 1-yr deal, per @seanstellato.

  • Brian Hoyer to start for Browns "The Cleveland Browns' faith in Brian Hoyer continues, and so does Johnny Manziel's spot on the bench. After two days of deliberation, Cleveland will start Hoyer for the 13th straight game Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Wednesday. "After thorough..." December 03

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    #Scoopage: The Manziel Era is NOT beginning in Cleveland yet as Brian Hoyer has been informed he will start this weekend vs Indy

  • Richardson, on facing Browns: 'They gave up on me; I'm going to go into this game like it's my last one'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Trent Richardson hasn't forgotten about Sept. 18, 2013. It seemed like an ordinary Wednesday. The Browns finished practice, he iced up and headed home. Then he was traded to the Indianapolis Colts. "I was shocked," Richardson said Wednesday on a conference call with Cleveland reporters...." December 03

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