Browns Rumors & News

  • Hue Jackson has drawn up plays specifically for Terrelle Pryor

    Pro Football Talk "The guy who once drew up plays for Terrelle Pryor the quarterback is now doing the same thing for Terrelle Pryor the receiver. As explained by Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Browns coach Hue Jackson has devised specific ways to get the ball into Pryor’s hands so that he then can use..." July 23

  • Josh Gordon can be reinstated anytime after Aug. 1

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell summoned Josh Gordon to a meeting at the NFL offices in New York on Wednesday as part of the reinstatement process. It doesn't mean that Goodell is ready to end the Browns' receiver's indefinite suspension under the substance abuse policy, but he's one step..." July 23

  • Browns sign Nick Hayden

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have signed seventh-year defensive lineman Nick Hayden to help ease the loss of Desmond Bryant to a torn pectoral muscle. Hayden, a street free agent, started the past three seasons for the Cowboys at defensive tackle, but they let him walk in free agency. In 2015, he started 15 of..." July 23

  • Josh Gordon Met With Roger Goodell, Can Reapply For Reinstatement Aug. 1

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon met with commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday regarding being reinstated and continuing his NFL career. According to Rapoport, Gordon can reapply for reinstatement on August 1. Rapoport gets the sense that nothing is..." July 21

  • Johnny Manziel sends a handwritten note and mimosas to the guy he allegedly hit

    CBS Sports "Let's give Johnny Manziel credit for taking baby steps: after allegedly striking a fellow wedding-goer in the face during a Hawaiian wedding over the weekend, the former Browns quarterback was quick to make amends, sending the fella he hit a note saying he's sorry. And a round of mimosas...." July 21

  • Browns' Desmond Bryant 'absolutely hopeful' he can make it back in 2016: 'I'm used to overcoming'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant was working out in Manhattan earlier this month when he felt something pop in his chest. At first, he didn't think much of it. The pain wasn't horrible and he moved okay. But when the area began to turn blue, he knew something was wrong. He called..." July 21

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Former Redskins teammate not a big fan of Robert Griffin III

    Sportsnaut "To say that Robert Griffin III was a divisive figure during his four-year tenure with the Washington Redskins would be an understatement. Griffin III saw his career get off to a rock-solid start, as he led Washington to a division title as a rookie. Since suffering a late-season injury that..." July 20

  • Cleveland’s Quarterback Despair

    The Ringer "When tested, our ideas about probability don’t always hold up. In practice, a coin toss isn’t actually a 50–50 proposition. Upon execution, the famous “infinite monkey theorem” produces disasters, not Shakespeare. And year after year, the Cleveland Browns fail to find even a decent quarterback..." July 20

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Ohio man charged with defrauding NFL players through horse-racing scheme

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "An Ohio man was charged Wednesday with running a horse racing scheme where several National Football League players — including three former Cleveland Browns — lost money. Jonathan Pippin, 29, of Logan, faces two counts of wire fraud and a money laundering charge. Prosecutors say he ripped off..." July 14

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Cleveland police union accepts Isaiah Crowell’s revised apology

    Pro Football Talk "The Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association didn’t care much for the initial apology offered by Browns running back Isaiah Crowell for posting an image of violence against a police officer on social media, which prompted a threat to refuse to work at the team’s home games. The police union has..." July 13

  • How Twitter Helped Chad Johnson Land NFL Coaching Job

    Black Sports Online "Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson has returned to the NFL….but not as a player. The Cleveland Browns have hired the former receiver as an assistant wide receivers coach for training camp. Johnson said that he asked Browns head coach Hue Jackson, formerly Johnson’s coach when he played for the Bengals,..." July 13

  • Police Union Threatens Not To Work Browns Games Over Anti-Cop Instagram Post

    Deadspin "In response to the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Browns running back Isaiah Crowell posted a drawing of a police officer getting his throat slit on his Instagram account: This apology was not good enough for Stephen Loomis, the president of Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s..." July 13

  • Isaiah Crowell to donate first game check of season to police charity

    Pro Football Talk "Browns running back Isaiah Crowell has already apologized, and has already been told that wasn’t enough. Now, the man who posted and quickly deleted a drawing of a man killing a police officer last week is putting his money where his mouth is. Crowell told TMZ Sports he was donating his..." July 13

  • Desmond Bryant likely out for 2016 with torn pectoral muscle

    ESPN "Cleveland Browns starting defensive end Desmond Bryant is expected to miss the entire 2016 season after undergoing surgery Tuesday to repair a torn pectoral muscle, according to multiple reports. Bryant, 30, suffered the injury late last week during a workout, multiple team sources told..." July 13

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Chad Johnson tweets he wants to be on Hue Jackson's coaching staff; not 'welcome' by Bengals

    WKRC Cincinnati "For most of his career, Chad Johnson was known for his over-the-top on and off field antics that commanded some good and bad attention, and he's apparently trying to get the attention of Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson to give him a job - as a coach. On Monday Johnson posted a tweet..." July 12

  • Browns say Isaiah Crowell's apology for 'extremely disturbing' post is insufficient

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have no plans to cut Isaiah Crowell, but they made it clear that actions must speak louder than words when it comes to his apology for an Instagram post depicting a police officer being stabbed in the neck by a person in a black hood. Crowell posted the photo on Wednesday after the..." July 12

  • You can buy Cleveland Browns tickets for crazy cheap — on Groupon

    Yahoo! Sports "It’s a new era in Cleveland Browns football! For about the 18th time in 20 years, sure, but still! So maybe the excitement is on the short side these days, forcing the marketing and sales folks to go a different route to sell this new incarnation of the franchise. After all, they can only..." July 11

  • Browns RB Isaiah Crowell shares, deletes image of cop's throat being slit

    Sporting News "Browns running Isaiah Crowell is receiving backlash for a controversial image he shared to Instagram. After the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two black men recently killed by police, various athletes have shared their thoughts through social media. Crowell, however, shared a..." July 11

  • Browns quietly wiped out Manziel’s guaranteed money before cutting him

    Pro Football Talk "When the NFL recently suspended free-agent quarterback Johnny Manziel for four games under the substance-abuse policy, a question arose regarding whether the suspension would void the remaining guaranteed money in Manziel’s rookie contract. But the question of whether guarantees can be voided..." July 11

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Browns RB coach: Duke Johnson 'an ultimate weapon' "We kicked off our annual summertime Making the Leap series on Thursday with Houston Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney. So who else made the list? We'll let you find out in real time, but here's a *spoiler alert* for good measure: Cleveland running back Duke Johnson made the cut. That's no..." July 07

  • “Odds are very, very high,” RG3 is starting QB, says Mary Kay Cabot

    Dawgs By Nature "The Hue Jackson — Robert Griffin III marriage is apparently still in its honeymoon period.’s Mary Kay Cabot spoke with CSN Mid-Atlantic, reporting that Jackson and the Browns are desperate to start the newly signed quarterback. (You can watch the full interview here) How..." July 05

  • Seahawks tried to claim Connor Shaw

    Seattle Times "It was easy to miss an item from the New Orleans Advocate on Friday that the Seahawks were among three teams to put in a claim for recently-waived quarterback Connor Shaw. It was prematurely reported that the Saints had gotten Shaw (hence the interest in New Orleans on this) before it was..." July 03

  • Browns sign 3rd-rounder Carl Nassib, whom they think has a motor like Joey Bosa's

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns third-round pick Carl Nassib, who makes his living knocking people down, was the last man standing. The No. 65 overall pick out of Penn State, Nassib was the last of the 14 Browns draft picks to sign his contract when he did so on Wednesday. It was a marathon, not a sprint, but they've..." July 02

  • Browns ‘all in’ on Robert Griffin III, no short leash

    Sportsnaut "Robert Griffin III is almost certainly going to get his shot at NFL redemption this season with the Cleveland Browns as the leader of the offense in Week 1. Mary Kay Cabot of CSN Mid-Atlantic is reporting the Browns are “all in” on Griffin this year and want him to start. “I think the..." July 02

  • Bears claim QB Connor Shaw from Browns

    Chicago Sun-Times "Two weeks before the deadline to sign Alshon Jeffery to a long-term deal, the Bears added his former college quarterback. Friday, they claimed South Carolina alum Connor Shaw, who had been waived by the Browns one day earlier. Because the team’s roster was at 89 players, it did not need to make..." July 02

  • Jamar Taylor enjoying “fresh start” with Browns

    Pro Football Talk "Among the changes the Browns made to their roster this offseason was the addition of cornerback Jamar Taylor in a trade with the Dolphins. Taylor was a second-round pick in Miami in 2013, but has struggled both on the field and with injuries since entering the NFL. The Browns haven’t been..." July 01

  • Connor Shaw says goodbye to Cleveland

    The Score "Cleveland Browns quarterback Connor Shaw is leaving the (new) city of champions. The Browns' fifth-string quarterback tweeted a fond farewell to the organization, after being waived ahead of training camp Thursday. Shaw played in one game for the Browns in 2014, completing 14 passes for 177..." June 30

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30

  • Kirk Cousins fires a shot at Robert Griffin III with a wedding photo

    Sporting News "Kirk Cousins has always been a chip-on-his-shoulder guy. We know this. The Redskins drafted Robert Griffin III and the former Michigan State QB in the same year, spending three first rounders and a second in a trade with the Rams to move up to No. 2 overall and select Griffin — before drafting..." June 30

  • Browns rookie linebacker Scooby Wright impressing coaches who believe he could be seventh-round steal

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns inside linebacker Scooby Wright undercut a deep out route, intercepted a pass thrown by fellow rookie Cody Kessler and caught the attention of coach Hue Jackson as he barreled toward the end zone. “That a way, Scooby. That a way, Scooby,” Jackson said, running toward Wright to..." June 28

  • Jim Brown accepts $600,000 judgment from EA Sports in likeness case

    The Comeback "Electronic Arts will pay NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown $600,000 as part of a voluntary judgment in a likeness case that was taking place in Phoenix. The settlement means that the case will be dismissed and Brown’s claims will be released. Brown was suing EA over Madden, and its usage of Brown..." June 28

  • Tony Grossi see Robert Griffin as “underwhelming” in offseason workouts

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns have yet to hand quarterback Robert Griffin III the starting job, because they want him to earn it. If he truly is required to earn it, the question now becomes whether he actually will. Tony Grossi of has covered the Browns for decades. He shared his assessment of..." June 27

  • NFL offseason arrests less frequent than years past

    Sportsnaut "Negative press dominates headlines, but the NFL is seeing a positive development when it comes to players getting arrested in the offseason. As detailed by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, only nine NFL players have been arrested this year since January 1, which is down from 13 last year, 21..." June 27

  • NFL owners haul in $222.6 million each for 2015 shared revenue

    Sportsnaut "The NFL, and its owners, just keep getting richer. In a report by Eben Novy-Williams of Bloomberg, the league divided up $7.1 billion in revenue, which is an increase of six percent from the previous year. ESPN’s Darren Rovell has done the math, and as we can see each NFL team owner received a..." June 27

  • Karlos Dansby trying to get Donte Whitner to join him in Cincinnati

    Dawgs By Nature "The Cleveland Browns released SS Donte Whitner a couple of months ago, but we haven’t heard too much about where he’ll end up next. This past week, though, former Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby revealed that he’s been trying to recruit Whitner to join the Cincinnati Bengals" June 26

  • Browns fans planning Super Bowl parade for 2033

    The Score "The Cleveland Browns have made the playoffs once since returning to The Land in 1999, but after the Cavaliers ended the city's championship drought last week, hope has finally returned to Northeast Ohio. Kind of. As of Saturday, 2,300 Browns fans have committed to attending the "Cleveland..." June 26

  • Robert Griffin III Yet To Impress At QB For Browns

    Steelers Depot "Rather than go all in for the quarterback position during the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns instead opted to accumulate picks, trading away their second-overall selection, with which they could have used to draft Carson Wentz. Trading back to 15, they also passed on the opportunity to trade..." June 25

  • Browns sign fourth-round pick Joe Schobert

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns had plenty of picks during the 2016 draft and now they have all but one of them signed. The team announced Friday that they have signed fourth-round linebacker Joe Schobert. Like all players drafted after the first round, Schobert agreed to a four-year deal." June 24

  • Former NFL Player Davone Bess Arrested by SWAT Team After Barricading Himself Inside Arizona Home

    Complex "Back in early 2014, former NFL player Davone Bess—who played for the Dolphins and Browns between 2008 and 2013—made a couple of really questionable decisions that ultimately played a role in his pro football career coming to an abrupt end. He inexplicably posted a photo of weed on social media in..." June 21

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21