Browns Rumors & News

  • Browns can make move vs. upcoming foes "On Sunday, Tennessee lost 41-17 to Indianapolis. Pittsburgh lost to Tampa Bay 27-24. At home. Jacksonville lost 33-14. Oakland lost 38-14. And Tampa Bay ... well it beat Pittsburgh, because either Pittsburgh or Tampa Bay had to win. The game prior to beating the Steelers, Tampa Bay..." September 30

  • Browns running back Ben Tate returns to practice after missing two games with sprained knee

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns running back Ben Tate practiced Tuesday for the first time since he suffered a sprained right knee during the second quarter of the Sept. 7 season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It's a sign Tate will likely be able to play Sunday when the Browns (1-2), who are coming off their..." September 30

  • Browns catch breaks on bye week "The Browns got two breaks Sunday, neither of which will mean a thing unless they stop slumping and start thumping. First, they took a break from playing, resting up on their bye while their next opponent, Tennessee, got ripped 41-17 by the Colts. Second, they got a big break..." September 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    In preseason, it made sense #Browns would reevaluate QB position after the bye. They have. It’s still Brian Hoyer. Not time for Manziel yet

  • Browns plan to reinstall Tate as starter; Crowell bypassing West? "Cleveland Browns running backs Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West held down the top two spots on Marc Sessler's "Rookie Watch" this week. As impressive as the dynamic rookie duo has been, though, position coach Wilbert Montgomery expects Ben Tate to assume the starting role once the veteran..." September 25

  • Cleveland Browns contemplating changes after another tough day on special teams

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There's never a good time to have a bad game in the NFL. But a dodgy performance heading into a bye week can make for unsettling days for a player such as embattled long-snapper Christian Yount. At least one shaky snap in each of the first three games has Browns coaches contemplating change..." September 23

  • Cleveland Browns' Travis Benjamin plays it safe and late-game field position shifts because of it

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Travis Benjamin made one big catch Sunday afternoon. But it was his decision not to try making another on special teams that also proved noteworthy in the Browns' 23-21 loss. In the game's final minutes, Benjamin opted not to field a punt from the Ravens' Sam Koch around the 20-yard line at..." September 22

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Boost for Browns: Cleveland expects TE Jordan Cameron to play today vs. Ravens.

  • 10d
    Kevin Seifert @SeifertESPN

    And in Week 3, we get appearances from Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Derek Carr. Top 4 QBs drafted.

  • Johnny Manziel swears he was really proud of Brian Hoyer -- literally

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Johnny Manziel was one of the first people to congratulate Brian Hoyer when he came over to the sidelines after his game-winning field goal drive against the Saints, high-fiving him and pulling him in for a shoulder bump. "I'm f----ng proud of him!'' Manziel said Friday with the cameras rolling..." September 21

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Josh Gordon and LaVon Brazill officially down to 10-game suspensions as the NFL-NFLPA announce the full drug program.

  • Cleveland Browns' Joe Thomas has doubts about HGH testing: 'They don't really have a great test for it'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns seven-time left tackle Joe Thomas has serious doubts about the value of human-growth hormone testing, which will begin by the end of the month in the NFL. "For me, the trepidation with the HGH testing has always been the accuracy, because they don't really have a great test for it,''..." September 19

  • Donte Whitner was raised tough and he's brought that attitude and leadership to the Cleveland Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Donte Whitner stood in the tunnel that leads to the FirstEnergy Stadium field Sunday and pointed a finger at cornerback Justin Gilbert. Music blared. Fans roared. Primal emotions welled as the Browns prepared to be introduced for their home opener. In that moment Whitner, who became the man of..." September 19

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL? "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

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    Will Brinson @WillBrinson

    Josh Gordon pled guilty to DWI in Raleigh today clerk tells @CBSSports. 12 months unsupervised probation, $100 fine.

  • 16d
    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #browns Pettine said Ben Tate prob won't be back for ravens but not sure about cameron and Mingo. Will know more Wednesday.

  • Gary Barnidge plays supporting and vital role in happy ending for Cleveland Browns in 26-24 win

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Gary Barnidge is a movie aficionado. Upon his arrival in Berea last season, he began taking a select group of fans to see different films each week. He's even dabbled in reviews. On Monday, the Browns tight end will peruse a video with teammates in which he plays an unexpected, but vital..." September 15

  • Johnny Manziel makes his NFL debut

    USA Today "Johnny Manziel has made his NFL debut, but it was hardly an exhilarating start. The Cleveland Browns sent Manziel into the huddle in the third quarter, and he handed off the ball to running back Isaiah Crowell for a three yard gain. And then he was gone, and starter Brian Hoyer was back...." September 15

  • Browns rookie running backs Isaiah Crowell, Terrance West eager to deliver one-two punch against Saints

    Akron Beacon Journal "Isaiah Crowell missed about 70 text messages and 20 phone calls after he and fellow Browns rookie running back Terrance West punished the Pittsburgh Steelers in the second half of the season opener last weekend. He hasn’t had time to reply to all of his friends and family yet. “Everybody is..." September 14

  • Browns' Johnny Manziel expected to be a factor in Week 2 vs. Saints "The Browns expect to get first-round pick Johnny Manziel on the field this week to provide some different looks as the club deals with a shortage of offensive talent. With Josh Gordon still suspended, top tight end Jordan Cameron injured and starting running back Ben Tate out as well, offensive..." September 14

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Browns TE Jordan Cameron not expected to play vs Saints due to a shoulder injury, per league source.

  • 18d
    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns Josh Gordon has been notified that his suspension is now a total of 10 games. That's pending final approval of the new drug policy.

  • Injured Browns' RB Ben Tate says the bye week comes at a good time

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns' all-rookie backfield is likely to remain intact for at least one more week regardless of how Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell play Sunday. Ben Tate, wearing a brace on his injured right knee, didn't rule out playing Sept. 21 against the Ravens, but said, "the bye week comes at a..." September 12

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #browns Pettine not getting his hopes up about josh Gordon returning after 8 games: "I'll believe it when I see it."

  • 19d
    Scott Petrak ct @ScottPetrak

    #Browns TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder) on bike again; OLB Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) not on field again during portion open to media.

  • 19d
    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    Breaking: Under terms of the new policy, #Browns Josh Gordon will be suspended for 10 games, a league source tells

  • Report: New NFL drug policy could reduce Browns WR Josh Gordon suspension to eight games

    Akron Beacon Journal "Adam Schefter of ESPN is reporting on Twitter that a new NFL drug policy could be in place Friday and that the policy would reduce Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's ban to eight games. " September 12

  • Browns looking for repeat performance from rookie RB tandem

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Not long ago, Terrance West looked like he required floor-path lighting to locate running lanes. Isaiah Crowell was buried so deep on the Browns' depth chart his chinstrap could have been attached to a miner's helmet. One week into the regular season, however, the Browns rookie halfbacks are..." September 11

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    Matthew Berry @MatthewBerryTMR

    .@AdamSchefter on NFL Insiders just said if NFL-NFLPA agreement is approved, Josh Gordon would still be suspended for some games, maybe 6-10

  • Jordan Cameron aggravates shoulder injury, fantasy status for Week 2 questionable

    SB Nation "Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is considered day-to-day and might not be able to play in the team's Week 2 game against the New Orleans Saints this Sunday, according to a report by Tony Grossi. Cameron managed just a pair of catches for 47 yards in the team's 30-27 loss to..." September 10

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    Tony Grossi @TonyGrossi

    Pettine: Ben Tate (knee) out for some time, Jordan Cameron (shoulder) and Barkevious Mingo (shoulder) day to day.

  • Browns' Josh Gordon speaks out: 'Do I believe I have a drug problem? Definitely not.'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon stressed that he's not an addict and regrets that he's been portrayed as "a junkie'' throughout his suspension process. In his first extensive interview, with, Gordon said he doesn't have a drug problem and is looking forward to coming back and..." September 10

  • 21d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Browns starting RB Ben Tate will likely miss a few weeks with a knee sprain, source says. At this point, no surgery required.

  • Browns Sign TE Gerell Robinson and WR Marlon Moore Returns From Suspension.

    Dawgs By Nature "Marlon Moore returns from serving a one game suspension for violation of the league's infamous substance abuse policy. He looked to be one of our top special teams players this preseason, excelling as both a kickoff returner and gunner on punt coverage. The Browns also addressed the tight end..." September 09

  • Browns may be preparing to play without Cameron

    Fox Sports Ohio "The Cleveland Browns made a handful of roster moves Tuesday and may be preparing for life without Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron for at least Sunday's game vs. the New Orleans Saints. The team signed tight end Gerell Robinson off of Denver's practice squad and activated veteran wide receiver..." September 09

  • Reinstatement of suspended WR Josh Gordon is no longer if but when

    ESPN 850 Cleveland "The Browns never emptied Josh Gordon’s locker. Twelve days after Gordon was suspended indefinitely – with his “eligibility for reinstatement (to be) determined following the 2014 season,” according to the principal’s note – Gordon’s neatly pressed jerseys and other team wear hang in his newly..." September 09

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

  • Josh Gordon trade talks were shut down by Haslam "The Browns' discussions to deal troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon last year were curtailed at the request of owner Jimmy Haslam, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, serving in essence as a tie-breaker between the front office and coaching staff. Gordon, who the San..." September 08

  • Jordan Cameron re-injures shoulder

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns had their top running back and tight end exit Sunday’s loss at Pittsburgh with injuries. In the case of tight end Jordan Cameron, it reportedly appears he aggravated an old injury. Cameron indicated after the game he had re-injured the shoulder he first hurt in August, Nate Ulrich..." September 08

  • Steelers avoid upset, defeat Browns 30-27

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "As meltdowns go, this one was nearly historic – but not fatal to the Steelers. The Cleveland Browns stunned the Steelers with an epic second half turnaround to tie the game in the fourth quarter. But Sean Suisham kicked a 41-yard field goal with no time left for the Steelers’ only points of..." September 07

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    Uh-oh #Browns Ben Tate (knee) return is questionable.

  • Johnny Manziel is part of Browns' gameplan Sunday vs. Steelers "The Browns are sticking with Brian Hoyer as their starting quarterback but that does not preclude the possibility of backup Johnny Manziel seeing the field Sunday. Read-option plays for Manziel are in the gameplan, sources said, and the Browns did devote a modicum of practice time this week..." September 07

  • Antonio Brown jump-kicks punter "Antonio Brown apparently is taking a preemptive approach to delivering blows rather than absorbing them. Brown jumped-kicked Cleveland Browns punter Spencer Lanning at the end of a 46-yard punt return in the second quarter, drawing a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness. Brown, who has..." September 07

  • Jordan Cameron doubts new drug policy would bring back Josh Gordon this season

    Akron Beacon Journal "In the NFL, where pretty much anything can happen at any time, there’s still a sliver of hope that Browns All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon’s suspension could be reduced or overturned. The latest potential scenario, first reported Thursday night by’s Mike Florio, would be..." September 07

  • Josh Gordon: 'I'm over' being in limbo "Banished Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon says he has no plans to sue the NFL and is moving forward regardless of whether the league decides to revamp its drug-testing policy. "The whole being in limbo thing, I'm over it," Gordon said Friday. "I'm not waiting on the edge of my seat..." September 06

  • Josh Gordon could be re-instated this season if the NFL and NFLPA agree on the new drug policy, sources say

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Josh Gordon's new career as a car salesman might have to wait. Two league sources told that the suspended receiver might be eligible for re-instatement this season if the NFL and the NFLPA approve the revamped drug policy that they're feverishly working on. NFL Players..." September 06

  • Browns QB Johnny Manziel files trademark for 'Johnny Cleveland' "Johnny Manziel might not lead the NFL in touchdown passes this year, but he's definitely going to lead the league in trademarks. Manziel and his company, JMan2, have filed a trademark for the name 'Johnny Cleveland,' according to If you're keeping track at home, because who isn't at..." September 05

  • Josh Gordon takes a job as car salesman "The Canadian Football league wasn't an alternative to playing in the NFL this year, so recently banned Browns receiver Josh Gordon landed a new job -- as the goodwill ambassador for the Sarchione Auto group in Ohio, sources told ESPN's Josina Anderson. The 23-year-old Gordon, who lead the NFL..." September 05

  • ESPN's Merril Hoge says Johnny Manziel is a 'juvenile punk'

    USA Today "If ESPN’s Merril Hoge thinks Jadeveon Clowney is an “atrocious” football player, as he called him in April, you can only imagine what he has to say about Johnny Manziel. Hoge appeared on Pittsburgh’s WDVE-FM on Wednesday and the conversation turned to the Steelers’ Week 1 opponent and their..." September 04

  • Former NFLer Donte Stallworth to write about national security for Huffington Post

    Baltimore Sun "Former NFL wide receiver Donte Stallworth, who played for the Ravens in 2010 and spent the summer as a coaching intern with the team, joined the Huffington Post last night as a politics fellow covering national security, the site announced. Far be it from me to talk about his credentials, but..." September 04