#Browns confirm they've agreed to new contract with kicker Billy Cundiff.
NFL.com "We learned last month that Cleveland's protracted coaching search included not only a run at Jim Harbaugh but fireside chats with Bill Parcells. On Thursday, the Hall of Fame coach told NFL Media's Gil Brandt that he's currently operating as a courtesy consultant for the Browns. It's unclear..." March 06
Akron Beacon Journal "The Browns have extended a contract tender to inside linebacker Craig Robertson as an exclusive-rights free agent, a team spokesman confirmed. Exclusive-rights free agents are players with fewer than three accrued seasons. They don’t have negotiating power and must stay with a team if they’re..." March 06
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Former Browns CEO Joe Banner, who was originally set to remain with the team until May, is no longer working for the club. Banner had been coming in at least once a week since he was let go by owner Jimmy Haslam on Feb. 11, but stopped in a few days ago for the last time. “He’s transitioned..." March 05
Pro Football Talk "You could see this one coming, from the moment they planned to void the guarantees in his contract. The Browns announced this morning they were releasing troubled wide receiver Davone Bess, along with wide receiver Brian Tyms and linebacker Paul Hazel. The talented wideout raised eyebrows..." March 05
Pro Football Talk "It’s been known for a year that the Browns will unveil new uniforms next year. Beyond owner Jimmy Haslam explaining that the helmets won’t change, details have been scant. On Tuesday, Browns president Alec Scheiner provided an update on the process, which will culminate on the sheet being..." March 04
BREAKING: The Browns have designated C Alex Mack as their transition player.
NFL.com "The NFL Competition Committee has discussed experimenting this preseason with a longer -- much longer -- extra-point try. According to one member, the committee's meetings this weekend included preliminary talks about placing the ball at the 25-yard line for the extra-point kick -- which would..." March 03
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns could have a shot at Bills Pro Bowl safety Jairus Byrd in free agency. The Bills and Byrd, who played for Browns coach Mike Pettine last year in Buffalo, are far apart on a new deal. The club is not expected to franchise him by Monday's 4 p.m. deadline, according to Joe Buscaglia of..." March 03
Fansided "Last Wednesday, linebacker D’Qwell Jackson was released by the Cleveland Browns right before the Free Agency period hits, leaving some very interesting options open for the veteran, one of which being possibly landing with the AFC Champion Denver Broncos. And according to Mary Kay Cabot, the..." March 03
DT Ahtyba Rubin's agent Alan Herman met w/#Browns at Combine: "they're happy to have him on team, no changes to his ($6.6 million) salary.''
CantonRep.com "As Atlantic Ocean legend has it, people disappear in the Bermuda Triangle. Apparently there is a Lake Erie annex. Players show up on the Erie shore only to vanish at an alarming rate. Look at the current Browns’ roster of defensive players. Don’t blink, or someone else will be..." March 02
Fansided "The Jacksonville Jaguars weren’t the worst team in the NFL last year, but they looked to be most of the year. Besides earning some pride back late in the season, the Jaguars won their way out of the No. 1 pick, but they still plan on using al outlets to get better this offseason. Before the..." March 01
NFL.com "The salary cap is set to make a big jump in 2014. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Thursday the cap is expected to be set at $133 million, according to union and team sources. The official number could come as soon as Friday, according to Breer. The $133 million salary cap figure would be..." February 28
Pro Football Talk "This may be the last season in which only 12 teams make the playoffs. Starting with the 2015 season, the NFL is likely to expand to seven playoff teams in each conference. Sources told Mark Maske of the Washington Post that the plan could be approved by the owners as soon as next month. “I..." February 27
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns linebacker D'Qwell Jackson, the undisputed leader of the Browns and most beloved player on the team, said Wednesday that he was "more than willing to restructure'' his contract to remain with the Browns, but that the two sides couldn't agree on the number. "My agent Brian Mackler and I..." February 27
Pro Football Talk "The Browns have made the first big transaction of the Ray Farmer era, releasing veteran linebacker D’Qwell Jackson. It was a fairly easy-to-see move, considering he had a $4 million roster bonus coming up next month, and a $2.6 million base salary for the 30-year-old linebacker. But the Browns..." February 26
NFL Trade Rumors "Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network joined “The Dan Patrick Show“ on Wednesday to discuss the NFL Combine and how it could impact this year’s draft. Interestingly enough, Jeremiah mentioned that he has spoken to sources who believe the Browns would like to take Fresno State QB Derek Carr with..." February 26
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns said Tuesday a report that former CEO Joe Banner had the Browns new coordinators reporting directly to him is false. "We've had a normal flow chart since we hired Mike Pettine,'' team spokesman Zak Gilbert told cleveland.com. "All coaches report to the head coach.'' CBS Sports'..." February 25
Mentioned that Bart Scott said he had workouts set up with teams. Reality, I'm told, is #Browns wanted him badly but toe's still messed up.
USA Today "Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam confirmed talks occurred with the San Francisco 49ers about possibly obtaining head coach Jim Harbaugh. Although Harbaugh and 49ers owner John York denied that a deal was in the works to exchange the coach for draft pick, Haslam confirmed the talks. "There..." February 24
Cleveland Plain Dealer "It seems like everyone either loves Johnny Manziel or dislikes the idea of "Johnny Football" coming to Cleveland to play for the Browns. Like him or not, the Browns need a quarterback. A player that can greatly improve the team instantly and round out the offense with the likes of Josh Gordon and..." February 24
Pro Football Talk "When the Colts traded a first-round draft pick for running back Trent Richardson early last season, they hoped they had found the final piece of what could be a championship-level offense. Instead, Richardson turned out to be a millstone for the Colts’ offense, and by the end of the year he had..." February 23
USA Today "NFL head coaches who do not coach the Cleveland Browns are answering a lot of questions about the Cleveland Browns this week. Mike Pettine, the man who was hired four weeks ago to lead the team after it spent 25 days searching for Rob Chudzinski’s replacement, finally got his turn at the..." February 22
Pro Football Talk "Mike Pettine was already barely better than the Browns’ fifth or sixth choice to be head coach. So this week’s news that it was actually sixth or seventh didn’t matter much to him. Pettine just told reporters at the Scouting Combine that our report of the Browns making a play for 49ers coach..." February 22
Pro Football Talk "The Browns’ unpredictable head-coaching search nearly finished with what would have been the most unpredictable outcome of any head-coaching search since Jon Gruden was traded from the Raiders to the Buccaneers a dozen years ago. Per multiple league sources, the Cleveland Browns nearly pulled..." February 22
NFL.com "The Cleveland Browns are targeting Jairus Byrd. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday from the NFL Scouting Combine that the possibility of a reunion between Browns coach Mike Pettine and the playmaking safety "is real," according to sources familiar with the team's..." February 21
Fansided "Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess has been in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons since leaving the team due to personal issues near the end of the season, so many are wondering whether or not he will be returning to the team in 2014. Bess checked himself into a facility for..." February 20
ESPN.com "The NFL is projected to raise its salary cap to about $130 million, up about 5 percent from $123 million last year, league sources said Thursday. The $130 million figure is even higher than teams are expecting or had been preparing for and will be welcome news for teams, especially ones like..." February 20
NFL.com "Breathe easy, PAT purists. The extra point appears safe ... for now. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Tuesday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" that the league's competition committee remains "very early" in any discussions about potentially eliminating extra points, which was a..." February 19
ESPN 850 Cleveland "The Morning Kickoff … 2013 in review: Browns GM Ray Farmer and coach Mike Pettine head to Indianapolis on Wednesday for their first NFL combine in charge of the team’s football operations. Prior to examining the talent available in the coming draft, Pettine’s coaching staff has evaluated..." February 17
USA Today "Browns general manager Ray Farmer has been on the job less than a week, but he’s ready to make the franchise’s biggest decision. When asked by the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot if he knew which quarterback the team would select with the No. 4 overall pick in May’s NFL draft, Farmer..." February 17
ESPN 850 Cleveland "New Browns GM Ray Farmer and coach Mike Pettine have decided to pursue re-signing Pro Bowl center Alex Mack, according to a source familiar with their decision. The team also is making an effort to re-sign Pro Bowl safety T.J. Ward. Mack and Ward are the marquee names of the Browns’..." February 17
Pro Football Talk "There’s no bigger challenge for new Browns General Manager Ray Farmer than finding a quarterback. The perennial question for the Browns, Farmer knows answering it will go a long way toward determining his success and longevity. And while there were reports the previous administration was..." February 16
Detroit News "Brian Hoyer knows the Browns will likely draft a quarterback who'll threaten his mission to reclaim the starting job. His attitude? He still considers himself the starter, so bring it on. "My goal is to be the starting quarterback again," Hoyer said Thursday during a PLAY 60 football..." February 15
Sports Business Daily "The NFL paid Commissioner Roger Goodell $44.2M in the 12-month period that ended March 31, 2013, the league told SportsBusiness Journal earlier Friday. That figures include $9.1M of deferred pension and bonus earned the previous year. The league expects to file its tax return, which will include..." February 15
Pro Football Talk "Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden didn’t exactly confirm or deny the report that he wants out of Cleveland, instead saying today that he just wants to play football somewhere. “I want to play football,” Weeden told the Oklahoman. “I don’t care. I just want to play football and be at a place..." February 14
Browns have hired Bill Kuharich as player personnel consultant.
Pro Football Talk "It’s been more than a decade since ESPN pulled the plug on Playmakers, at the behest of former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Another network that doesn’t televise NFL games is going to give it another try. According to Deadline.com, HBO has picked up the series Ballers, which explores the..." February 14
#Browns QB Brian Hoyer said ACL rehab going great. Has been running. Expects to be ready for start of offseason workout program April 7.
#Browns QB Brian Hoyer said ex-GM Mike Lombardi "was a big reason" he came to CLE. Said he'll always appreciate it & look to prove him right
CBSSports.com "The Browns have been in the news a lot lately for the dysfunctional nature in which they've reorganized their coaching staff and front office over the last few weeks. It might've been worse than anyone ever knew. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer has a revealing piece Thursday (which..." February 13
Fox Sports "Did the Browns try to woo Bill Parcells out of retirement and to Berea? Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman writes that several sources told him Browns' owner Jimmy Haslam wanted the Hall of Famer to run the team, however, Parcells refuted that. Parcells said his conversation with the Browns was..." February 13
Pro Football Talk "After trading last year with the Dolphins for receiver Davone Bess, the Browns gave Bess a new contract. It included $3.067 million in guaranteed base salary for 2014. Per a league source, the team plans to take the position that the guarantee has voided. While the salary is guaranteed for..." February 13
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, in wiping out his second entire regime in just 16 months of ownership, acknowledged Tuesday that he stumbled out of the gate and had to return to the starting line. "I will tell you that I underestimated this,'' he said Tuesday during a press conference to address the..." February 12
Pro Football Talk "As the Browns try to kill the impression that they’re a rudderless dumpster fire presided over by a Clampett, they at least realize they’re going to have to do more than fire people and talk about it. Locking up one of their best players would be a good start. According to Albert Breer of..." February 12
Fansided "The Minnesota Vikings have one of the best running backs in the NFL with Adrian Peterson, but the guy who was running behind him wasn’t that bad either. Toby Gerhart was a beast for the Vikings when he needed to be and that may very well have gotten him in line for a big starters contract in the..." February 12
Pro Football Talk "Officially, there’s no one moment that caused Browns owner Jimmy Haslam to lose faith in his former management team of CEO Joe Banner and G.M. Michael Lombardi. Unofficially, Peter King may have identified the catalyst for sudden and unexpected and sweeping change. King writes at TheMMQB.com..." February 12