Browns Rumors & News

  • Browns QB dilemma; Garoppolo, McCarron value

    Sporting News "We’re a little less than a month away from the 2014 NFL draft, but there’s still quite a bit teams need to gather about prospects before making decisions. Private workouts are finishing up, final scouting reports are being reviewed and team-by-team draft projections are being finalized for every..." April 14

  • Browns eyeing Sammy Watkins or Greg Robinson

    Fansided "The NFL Draft is just around the corner and teams are starting to starting to hammer out lists of players they covet and those they can live without. For the Cleveland Browns, the list of player they could live without at No. 4 overall is a lot longer than the list of players they covet and that..." April 13

  • Cleveland Browns' Alex Mack: "There's no bad blood. Now that it's done, I'm excited''

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "On Friday afternoon, Browns center Alex Mack had no idea if he'd be flying south or turning the key in his Cleveland area front door again. And now that he's headed back home, he couldn't be happier. "It's been a long, hard road, but I'm here and I'm happy,'' Mack told cleveland.com in an..." April 13

  • Browns match Jaguars offer to center Alex Mack

    CBSSports.com "Apparently Alex Mack won't be leaving Cleveland anytime soon. Per ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Browns have matched the Jacksonville Jaguars' offer sheet to the two-time Pro Bowl center. New Browns GM Ray Farmer had this to say about this signing. "We have talked about keeping our own..." April 12

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Browns transition-tagged center Alex Mack signed his five-year, $42M offer sheet that includes $26M guaranteed with the Jaguars.

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    Ryan O'Halloran @ryanohalloran

    Alex Mack has signed his his offer sheet with #Jaguars.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Fresno State QB Derek Carr is set to visit the Tampa Bay #Bucs on Wednesday, source says. He’ll visit the #Browns following week

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Here is #Jaguars offer sheet Alex Mack will be signing tomorrow: 5 years, $42M. It’s $18M over 2 with player option after ’15. Can’t tag him

  • Jags think it’s a 50-50 shot that they’ll end up with Alex Mack

    Pro Football Talk "Some of the details regarding the tentative terms of the five-year offer sheet that center Alex Mack will sign with the Jaguars are beginning to trickle out. Per a league source, it’s a fairly straightforward contract. Despite speculation that the deal will include a 2015 balloon payment..." April 10

  • Pro Bowl to Arizona in 2015, slated to make Hawaii return in '16

    NFL.com "The National Football League announced today locations and dates for the next two Pro Bowls. The Pro Bowl following the 2014 season will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2015, and televised live on ESPN at 8 p.m. ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX a..." April 09

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    By Friday, Jacksonville will sign Cleveland's transition-tagged C Alex Mack to a 5-year offer sheet the Browns will have five days to match.

  • 10 intriguing storylines in the NFL preseason schedule

    USA Today "Are you ready for some experimental football? Granted, it's only the preseason schedule that the league announced Wednesday. Nonetheless, this summer's exhibition season provides a more compelling reason to watch -- at least during the first two weeks of games that won't seem as..." April 09

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    Tony Grossi @TonyGrossi

    "@LGLavery what ever happened with Haden extension talks? // Proceeding. No worries, I'm told.

  • Browns owner hints he'll match any offer the Jaguars make for Alex Mack

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Jaguars are still contemplating making an offer to Pro Bowl center Alex Mack league sources told cleveland.com, but Browns owner Jimmy Haslam indicated Tuesday that he'll match any offer they come up with. "We remain optimistic that Alex Mack will be a Cleveland Brown for a long time,''..." April 09

  • New Browns receiver Nate Burleson vows to become a mentor for All-Pro Josh Gordon

    Akron Beacon Journal "Nate Burleson vowed to become the type of leader the Browns wrongly assumed had been added to their receiving corps last year. When the previous regime traded for Davone Bess last April, it believed he would help guide All-Pro Josh Gordon and the team’s other young receivers. However, Bess never..." April 08

  • Browns strike deal with free-agent wide receiver Nate Burleson, agent says

    Akron Beacon Journal "Nate Burleson has been the butt of many pizza-delivery jokes, but the Browns won’t care as long as he delivers for them. The Browns struck a deal tonight on a one-year contract with Burleson, his agent, Ken Sarnoff, said. The team later confirmed an agreement had been reached. Financial terms..." April 07

  • Browns linebacker Brandon Magee living his dream as a multisport pro athlete

    Akron Beacon Journal "Most NFL players relax during the offseason in an attempt to recharge, but Brandon Magee isn’t one of them. He’s sacrificing leisure to live his dream as a multisport professional athlete. Magee won’t report to Browns headquarters Monday for the start of the team’s voluntary offseason..." April 07

  • Jaguars have money for Alex Mack, but is it right move?

    Jacksonville Times-Union "They will be setting a new salary bar for Mack’s position. Currently, only seven centers are playing for contracts that include more than $10 million guaranteed. If Mack opts to sign his transition tag tender with Cleveland for $10.039 million, he will become the league’s highest paid center..." April 07

  • Joe Haden, Cleveland Browns working on new contract

    Fansided "Cleveland Browns defensive back Joe Haden is among the premier secondary talents in the NFL and would have an unlimited choice of suitors if he opted to enter free agency after the 2014 season. But Haden doesn’t seem to be very interested in that idea, suggesting that he wants to be part of the..." April 06

  • Browns plan to match $22M offer sheet for Alex Mack

    Fansided "This weekend seems to be a big one for transition tagged center Alex Mack, as it could be the weekend he starts to move towards being with a new team in the 2014 season. After contract talks have gone nowhere with the Cleveland Browns, the Jacksonville Jaguars have reentered the race for Mack and..." April 06

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    Ryan O'Halloran @ryanohalloran

    League source estimated a Mack offer sheet would need to include "$22 million fully guaranteed over first 3 yrs of deal," to make Cleve pass

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    Free-agent wide receiver Nate Burleson is visiting #Browns now as planned, a league source said.

  • Browns hold private workout with Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns' pre-draft quarterback tour took them to Eastern Illinois Friday for a private workout with Jimmy Garoppolo, who's projected as a late first round or early second-round pick, sources told cleveland.com. Garoppolo (6-2, 226) has impressed scouts and coaches all offseason with good..." April 05

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    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Have met. Visit over. RT @AlfieBCC: I confirmed the #Jaguars have met/are meeting with free agent center Alex Mack.

  • Browns to hold private workout for QB Derek Carr

    CBSSports.com "Way back in February, the Browns reportedly had no interest in using their fourth-overall pick on Johnny Manziel and instead preferred Derek Carr, thought to be a late first-rounder my most mock-draft pundits. Who knows where the Browns actually stand on Manziel, Carr or any other..." March 31

  • Cleveland Browns expected to draft Sammy Watkins

    Fansided "The NFL Draft is just around the corner and while it’s still impossible to predict just what will happen and where prospects will be picked, we’re starting to get a good idea of what might happen when the chips start to fall. One of those chips is Clemons wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who is viewed..." March 31

  • Tate’s base deal pays out a lot less than reported

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to free agency, the reporting of contract numbers often goes like this: (1) the agent leaks a number higher than the actual value of the contract; (2) the real numbers eventually get filed with the NFL and the NFLPA; and (3) by the time the real numbers are available, everyone has..." March 30

  • Browns head coach Mike Pettine wouldn’t be upset if team drafted Jadeveon Clowney

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine will focus on the top quarterbacks in the draft for the next month or so, but made it clear Tuesday that receiver Sammy Watkins, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney and other top prospects are also on his radar at No. 4. "(Sammy Watkins) is an extremely explosive athlete,''..." March 30

  • Josh Gordon is “pretty sure” Browns will draft a QB at No. 4

    Pro Football Talk "Browns General Manager Ray Farmer is keeping everyone guessing about whether Cleveland will take a quarterback with the fourth overall pick in the draft. But Browns receiver Josh Gordon says he has talked to Farmer and believes he knows what the team is doing. “There’s no telling,” Gordon told..." March 27

  • Mike Pettine: Browns could actually draft two quarterbacks in 2014

    CBSSports.com "With the Browns releasing former first-round draft pick Brandon Weeden and letting Jason Campbell walk into free agency this offseason, Cleveland currently has two quarterbacks on its roster. No. 1, Brian Hoyer, who started three games last season for the Browns and had plenty of success before..." March 27

  • Jim Harbaugh says reports of Cleveland Browns' attempts to lure him were overblown

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh reiterated Wednesday at the NFL Annual Meeting NFC Coaches Breakfast that the news about the Browns trying to lure him to Cleveland was much ado about nothing. Because Harbaugh is under contract, the Browns would have had to complete a trade for Harbaugh..." March 26

  • New NFL rules include more fumble reviews, higher goalposts

    USA Today "Five rules changes, an extensive crackdown on on-field taunting and abusive language and a two-game preseason experiment that will move extra-point attempts from the 2-yard line to the 20 (effectively a 38-yard try) will bring a new look to the 2014 NFL season. Representatives from all 32 teams..." March 26

  • NFL may expand to four London games in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL isn’t done playing American football in London. In fact, not only is the NFL putting three games in London in 2014, but the London package may grow to four games in London in 2015. According to Albert Breer of NFL Network, that’s one of the subjects that will be discussed — although not..." March 24

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    Offensive lineman Paul McQuistan has reached a one-year deal with #Browns, ESPN's John Clayton reports.

  • Browns interested in Mark Sanchez

    Fansided "The New York Kets cut Mark Sanchez loose the other day after mostly all of the quarterback holes around the NFL were filled. Not even the Oakland Raiders have a need for Sanchez anymore and that was his most likely landing spot had he been cut before they acquired Matt Schaub from the Houston..." March 23

  • No sense fretting over approach to QBs

    ESPN.com "The Cleveland Browns have created a little bit of national buzz with the way they’ve approached the quarterbacks in this year’s draft. Instead of having the top brass attend the pro days of Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles to watch them throw, the team had its scouts do the work. Reportedly..." March 23

  • Cleveland Browns have met with Blake Bortles

    Fansided "After the overhaul which included cutting former first-round draft pick Brandon Weeden and journeyman Jason Campbell, the Cleveland Browns are more than certainly in the market for a quarterback in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft. Last week, according to ESPNCleveland, new GM Ray Farmer took it upon..." March 23

  • Weeden: 'This is the best thing for me'

    ESPN.com "Growing up in Oklahoma City, Brandon Weeden was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. He remembers sitting at his grandparents’ house watching Thanksgiving games with Emmitt Smith running all over the place. Now Weeden is a Cowboy, having signed a two-year deal with the team this week after his release..." March 22

  • Browns’ Brian Hoyer to participate in some capacity in offseason programs

    Fansided "The Cleveland Browns seemed to have found their starting quarterback in local product Brian Hoyer. Unfortunately, he tore his ACL and his season ended early. Since then Hoyer has been rehabbing and is preparing to participate in most offseason programs. From the Akron Beacon-Journal: Any..." March 22

  • Hoyer appears one step closer to reclaiming Browns’ starting quarterback job

    Akron Beacon Journal "Brian Hoyer should be able to rest a little easier now because one potential contender for the Browns’ starting quarterback job won’t be coming to Cleveland after all. The Browns expressed some interest in creating a reunion between their new offensive coordinator, Kyle Shanahan, and Houston..." March 22

  • Rams, Bills, Packers & Browns landing spots for Sanchez

    Fansided "Friday afternoon, in a move that most saw coming on the horizon, the New York Jets cut ties with their former franchise quarterback, Mark Sanchez, before he was due his roster bonus. So now, no matter what you happen to think of him, there is a quarterback on the market that has thee experience of..." March 22

  • Browns host DL Alex Carrington and OG Paul McQuistan for free agent visits

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns hosted one of Mike Pettine's old friends and one of their own for free agent visits on Wednesday. Touring the Berea facility and meeting with club officials were former Seahawks guard Paul McQuistan, who spent 23 days with the Browns in 2010, and defensive end Alex Carrington, who..." March 20

  • NFL may expand replay to personal fouls, and more

    Pro Football Talk "Two of the 13 rule changes the NFL is considering involve expanding the use of instant replay by allowing coaches to challenge personal foul penalties — and potentially much more than just that. The first proposal, put forward by Washington, is to make personal fouls reviewable. This has been..." March 20

  • Bengals, QB Jason Campbell agree to one-year deal

    CBSSports.com "Just one week after being cut by Cleveland, Jason Campbell already has a new job. The former Browns quarterback agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Bengals, according to ESPN.com. The move will reunite Campbell with Hue Jackson, which is good news for Campbell because the most..." March 20

  • NFLPA elects new president Eric Winston

    CBSSports.com "With the tenure of NFLPA president Domonique Foxworth coming to an end, three finalists -- free agent tackle Eric Winston, free agent safety Ryan Clark and Saints tight end Ben Watson -- emerged to try to replace him. Winston ranks No. 125 on the CBSSports.com free agent list, and he was..." March 19

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Bengals not matching Browns offer sheet for Wr Andrew Hawkins. He's a Brown.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Cowboys have signed QB Brandon Weeden to a two-year deal, per source.

  • Is Cleveland the next stop for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie?

    USA Today "Nearly all the top cornerbacks available in free agency were paid handsomely during the opening week of the NFL’s new business year. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was the exception. Rodgers-Cromartie is currently taking visits after negotiations with the Denver Broncos fell through at the onset..." March 17

  • Brandon Weeden to visit Dallas Cowboys

    Fansided "When Henry Melton makes his way to Texas on Monday afternoon to visit the Dallas Cowboys, he’ll have an additional body with him – free agent quarterback Brandon Weeden. The third year quarterback (who spent five seasons playing minor league baseball) was released by the Cleveland Browns last..." March 16

  • Bucs bring in Oniel Cousins from Cleveland

    Pro Football Talk "The Buccaneers haven’t rested on their free-agency haul from the first few days of this year’s frenzy. The team has announced, according to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, a one-year deal with veteran guard Oniel Cousins. Cousins started four games in 2013 and appeared in all 16, during..." March 16

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