Browns Rumors & News

  • Browns Re-Sign DL Jamie Meder

    Pro Football Rumors "The Browns announced that they have re-signed defensive lineman Jamie Meder. Meder was a restricted free agent who was tendered at the lowest level this offseason. Per the terms of the tender, Meder will earn $1.907MM in 2018. Meder, 26, first entered the league with the Ravens as an undrafted..." April 19

  • Browns GM open to all options with No. 1 pick and that includes drafting Saquon Barkley

    CBS Sports "The predraft obfuscation reaches its zenith right about now, days before the draft. And the Browns, who have the No. 1 and No. 4 picks -- and a dire need for a franchise quarterback -- have yet to tip their hand. Common sense suggests they'd take a passer, though we still don't know who they..." April 19

  • The Browns have actually considered taking two quarterbacks

    Pro Football Talk "It has been suggested, mostly as a joke, that the Browns could ensure that they’ll get a great quarterback by using both the No. 1 and No. 4 overall pick on that position. Apparently, it’s not as big of a joke as many had believed. Kevin Clark of TheRinger.com reports that the Browns have..." April 19

  • Strahan, Bradshaw, Long to work Thursday night pregame for FOX

    Pro Football Talk "FOX still hasn’t announced who will be in the booth on Thursday Night Football this season, but it has announced who will be on the pregame set. Michael Strahan, Terry Bradshaw and Howie Long will work the pregame show on Thursday nights, FOX announced today." April 18

  • Saquon Barkley's agent says SI report is false that Roc Nation is steering the RB away from the Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Saquon Barkley's agent says a report that Barkley's agency Roc Nation has told him to pull an Eli Manning and refuse to go to Cleveland is false. "I can say on behalf of our entire team that we would be thrilled for Saquon to go to whichever team drafts him,'' his agent, Kim Miale told..." April 18

  • NFL to release 2018 regular-season schedule Thursday

    NFL.com "The 2018 NFL regular-season schedule will soon be here. The schedule will be announced exclusively on NFL Network during the 2018 NFL Schedule Release Presented by Verizon at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday as part of a two-hour long special. The special will be hosted by Scott Hanson and feature NFL..." April 18

  • Browns coach Hue Jackson confirms Tyrod Taylor will start, rookie will sit

    Clutch Points "In the weeks leading into the 2018 NFL Draft, there is a growing notion that the team will take a quarterback with the first overall selection. There is no clarity on which player it will be at the top overall spot, but the franchise is honed in on bringing a promising talent aboard at the..." April 17

  • Hue Jackson says all four of the draft's top QBs are still in consideration for Browns

    CBS Sports "The Cleveland Browns have the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft once again. It's widely expected that, unlike last year, the Browns will pick a quarterback this time around. Which quarterback? They don't know yet. At least, according to coach Hue Jackson. Jackson took questions on Day 1 of the..." April 17

  • Jarvis Landry: Odell Beckham will stay a Giant for another year

    Pro Football Talk "Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry and Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham were roommates at LSU and are close friends, and Landry lobbied recently for the Browns to trade for Beckham. But now Landry says that’s not happening. Landry told reporters today that he’s given up on any hopes of..." April 17

  • Browns Re-Sign Four ERFAs Including WR Josh Gordon

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Cleveland Browns announced Monday that they’ve re-signed exclusive rights free agents WR Josh Gordon, WR Matt Hazel, OL Austin Reiter and FB Danny Vitale to one-year deals for the 2018 season. Gordon will make a base salary of $790,000 for the 2018 season and is still two years away from..." April 16

  • Browns not expected to pursue Dez Bryant

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns, fresh off signing Jarvis Landry to a mega-deal, are not expected to pursue three-time Pro Bowl receiver Dez Bryant, who was cut by the Cowboys on Saturday, multiple sources tell cleveland.com The Browns signed their own three-time Pro Bowler, Landry, to a five-year extension on..." April 16

  • Dolphins Sign TE Gavin Escobar

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Miami Dolphins announced Monday that they’ve signed TE Gavin Escobar to a contract. Escobar, 27, is a former second-round pick of the Cowboys back in 2013. He played out his four-year, $4.21 million rookie contract with the Cowboys and was testing the open market for the first time in his..." April 16

  • NFL, NFLPA announce ban of 10 helmet models after laboratory study

    CBS Sports "The NFL and NFLPA released a joint statement Monday that they have banned 10 helmet models from being used in the future. Six of the 10 helmet models are banned immediately, while four are only permitted to be worn by the players that wore them in 2017. The results of the laboratory testing,..." April 16

  • Tim Couch will be fresh voice in Browns broadcast booth

    The News-Herald "Fans still miss Bernie Kosar’s straight-forward commentary on Browns preseason games, but they should be entertained by the new guy — Tim Couch. Couch, thank goodness, is replacing Solomon Wilcots as the analyst. The Browns’ first draft pick in 1999 knows what he’s doing; he has worked the past..." April 15

  • Browns could take QB with both No. 1 and No. 4 picks

    Sportsnaut "With less than two weeks remaining until the 2018 NFL Draft begins, it’s hardly surprising that some crazy reports are emerging. It’s lying season, after all. But ESPN’s Adam Schefter dropped quite the shocking bit of information in a SportsCenter segment about what the Cleveland Browns could be..." April 15

  • Jarvis Landry accomplished both his dreams in signing contract extension

    Pro Football Talk "It’s official: Jarvis Landry signed his five-year, $75 million contract extension with the Browns on Friday. “I have never believed in luck because I have always believed in God. What God has for you, no other man can take, stop or have,” Landry said, via quotes distributed by the team. “I’ve..." April 14

  • Jarvis Landry, Browns Make Extension Official

    The Sports Post "The Cleveland Browns are no longer messing around (we think). And wideout Jarvis Landry is hyped to be along for the ride. Landry would ink a mega-extension Friday, one worth up to $75.5 million over five years. But this is only the beginning for the former Dolphin. He simply cannot wait to..." April 14

  • Browns name Larry Jackson as head of strength and conditioning staff

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns hired Larry Jackson as head of strength and conditioning. They also announced Dale Jones and Monty Gibson as assistants on the strength and conditioning staff. Evan Marcus and Josh Christovich remain on the strength and conditioning staff. " April 13

  • Cleveland's priority is first win after 0-16 season

    Sporting News "The Browns' 2018 schedule features another uneasy path for a franchise coming off an 0-16 season that set a rebuild in motion with new GM John Dorsey in the offseason. Hue Jackson is back, and the coach will have to show some progress after compiling a 1-31 record over the last two seasons. The..." April 13

  • Report: 'Lot of misinformation out there' regarding Browns pick

    247 Sports "Less than two weeks remain until the 2018 NFL Draft and every scenario has now been covered. It is a matter of sifting through what is potentially an accurate statement and the obvious lies. As the Draft gets even closer, the intensity of those discussions will ratchet up. NFL Network's Mike..." April 13

  • All signs pointing to Browns taking Josh Allen No. 1 overall right now

    CBS Sports "The 2018 NFL Draft is just two weeks away and, frankly, it can't get here soon enough. We've suffered through months of hot-takery -- ranging from Sam Darnold's tiny little baby hands to Lamar Jackson's need to become a wide receiver and everything in between -- and we need some picks to be made...." April 12

  • Report: Landry, Browns Finalizing 5-Year Deal Worth $75M

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Browns and wide receiver Jarvis Landry are closing in on a five-year "monster extension," Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported Thursday. Rapoport added Landry will receive $75.5 million over the course of the agreement with $47 million guaranteed. According to Josina Anderson of..." April 12

  • Report: Browns still undecided on QB prospects 2 weeks from draft

    The Score "Two weeks from the 2018 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns have yet to make a final call on which quarterback prospect they favor, Albert Breer of The MMQB reports. The Browns will host Josh Allen on an official team visit on Thursday. He'll be the fourth among quarterbacks Sam Darnold, Josh..." April 12

  • Josh Allen visiting Browns, then Dolphins

    Pro Football Talk "Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen will spend the next two days visiting with a team that could draft him first overall, and with a team that might trade up for him if he doesn’t go first overall. Allen will first visit with the Browns tomorrow and then fly to Miami for a visit with the Dolphins,..." April 11

  • The NFL is reportedly dumping its Color Rush uniforms this year

    Awful Announcing "NFL fans expecting to see the ridiculously colored “Color Rush” uniforms during Thursday Night Football this season appear to be in for a rude awakening. According to sports radio guru Jason Barrett of Barrett Sports Media, Fox Sports EVP of Programming, Research and Content Strategy Bill..." April 11

  • RGIII sees “great opportunity” to learn from Joe Flacco

    Pro Football Talk "Robert Griffin III is back in the NFL after going unsigned for the entire 2017 season and the Ravens formally introduced their newest addition to the quarterback room at a press conference on Wednesday. Griffin said that his focus “isn’t really” on getting back to where he was as a rookie and..." April 11

  • The Browns' current QB turnover has happened just three other times in franchise history

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When the Browns traded Kevin Hogan to Washington last week, they made sure that no quarterback associated with last season would be around for the 2018 season. Hogan joined DeShone Kizer (Packers) and Cody Kessler (Jaguars) in the quarterback room's offseason cleanse. You'd think that such..." April 10

  • More Buzz That Browns Could Take Wyoming QB Josh Allen No. 1 Overall

    NFL Trade Rumors "Reports have connected the Browns to Wyoming QB Josh Allen dating back to January, but it there has been more and more buzz about Allen possibly being the first pick in the draft in the past 24 hours. According to Dane Brugler, the whispers are growing “louder and louder” about the Browns..." April 10

  • Draft analyst reports Browns expected to take Josh Allen No. 1

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns are in need of a franchise quarterback and are expected to select a QB high in the upcoming NFL Draft. According to one analyst, their pick could be Wyoming’s Josh Allen. On NFL Network Monday evening, former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah reported that sources say the Browns..." April 09

  • NFL Rumors: Execs Believe Johnny Manziel’s Potential ‘Off The Charts’

    NESN "Johnny Manziel’s lackluster performance Saturday in his Spring League debut evidently did little to deter NFL teams from keeping tabs on the free agent quarterback. Manziel, a former first-round pick who hasn’t played in an NFL game since the 2015 season, was just OK on Saturday, completing 9..." April 09

  • Report: Browns still deciding between Sam Darnold, Josh Allen for top pick

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns have been on the clock for the 2018 NFL Draft for more than three months now, but head coach Hue Jackson said recently that the team has no idea who they are taking with the top overall pick. According to one report, it will definitely be a quarterback. Jason La Canfora of..." April 09

  • Jaguars Worked Out RG3

    Pro Football Rumors "The Ravens signed Robert Griffin III to a one-year deal this week, but not before he drew interest elsewhere. The Jaguars auditioned the quarterback on Monday, according to Mike Florio of PFT. The Jaguars did not offer Griffin a contract, according to Ryan O’Halloran of the Times-Union (on..." April 06

  • Browns GM John Dorsey completes wipeout of 2017 QB room by trading Kevin Hogan to Washington

    Ohio.com "New Browns General Manager John Dorsey recorded a hat trick Friday by trading a quarterback for the third time in less than a month. By shipping backup Kevin Hogan to Washington, Dorsey completed a wipeout of the quarterback room the Browns had last season when they became just the second team..." April 06

  • FOX Sports Working on Plan to Have Michael Strahan Host 'Thursday Night Football' Pregame Show in New York

    SI "A source tells SI.com that FOX’s plan for its “Thursday Night Football” pregame show is to bring it to New York City with a scaled down version of its regular “FOX NFL Sunday” cast. The network, whose Sunday NFL pregame show is based Los Angeles, is expected to air Thursday’s show from the Big..." April 06

  • Browns' Kevin Hogan granted permission to seek trade

    NFL.com "The Cleveland Browns already traded away one incumbent backup quarterback; a second is attempting to move on as well. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported QB Kevin Hogan has requested and received permission for his agent to seek a trade out of Cleveland, per a source informed of the..." April 05

  • Robert Griffin III’s Ravens contract worth $1 million for one year

    Clutch Points "The Baltimore Ravens have been looking to find a backup for quarterback Joe Flacco all offseason, and on Wednesday, they finally found their man in Robert Griffin III. The team announced the signing this morning. The former NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year and Heisman Trophy winner saw his..." April 05

  • Saquon Barkley still being considered by Browns at No. 1 overall

    Sportsnaut "In recent weeks, quarterbacks Sam Darnold and Josh Allen have become overwhelming favorites to be selected by the Cleveland Browns No. 1 overall this year. However, one non-quarterback, running back Saquon Barkley, continues to be discussed as a legitimate option at this spot. Mike Freeman of..." April 04

  • Ravens Sign QB Robert Griffin III

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome told reporters that they hosted Griffin for a visit last week and it looks like everything checked out. Baltimore was clearly in the market for a backup quarterback, considering that they only had Josh Woodrum behind Joe Flacco. Griffin, 28, is a former first-round..." April 04

  • Johnny Manziel Rips Browns, Says Team Didn't Do Homework on Him Before Draft

    Bleacher Report "Johnny Manziel appeared on The Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday and said he wasn't prepared to run a pro offense when the Cleveland Browns drafted him in 2014. "If Cleveland did any of their homework, they would have known I wasn't a guy who came in every day and [watched] film," he said,..." April 04

  • No Sweatpants in Public: Inside the Rule Books for N.F.L. Cheerleaders

    New York Times "Cheerleaders for the Carolina Panthers, known as the TopCats, must arrive at the stadium on game days at least five hours before kickoff. Body piercings and tattoos must be removed or covered. Water breaks can be taken only when the Panthers are on offense. TopCats must leave the stadium to change..." April 02

  • Browns Believed To Be Targeting Josh Allen At No. 1 & Saquon Barkley At No. 4 Overall

    NFL Trade Rumors "A friend of Browns GM John Dorsey tells Peter King of the TheMMQB.com that he believes Cleveland will open the draft by taking Wyoming QB Josh Allen and then look to get RB Saquon Barkley at No. 4 overall. “I would be surprised if he traded down,” King’s source said. “This would be his chance..." April 02

  • Report: Browns have told Draft QBs to prepare for a redshirt

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Browns have publicly named veteran quarterback Tyrod Taylor their starting quarterback this season. “He is going to be the starting quarterback. There is no competition. It is the first time I have had the chance to do that. That is what it does for me. It really gives me a chance..." April 02

  • Hue Jackson's Pied Piper references are becoming a trend

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hue Jackson was answering questions about Baker Mayfield during this week's NFL owners meetings when he referred to the quarterback as "the Pied Piper of Oklahoma football." Mary Kay Cabot captured the moment on video. It's not the first time Jackson has referred to someone as the..." March 31

  • Ryan Leaf: Top QB should pull an Eli Manning to avoid the Browns

    Pro Football Talk "Ryan Leaf knows something about being a draft bust, and he thinks the key to avoid being a bust is to avoid going to the wrong place. And in Leaf’s mind, that means avoiding Cleveland. Leaf said on FS1 that he would urge a top quarterback like USC’s Sam Darnold to tell his agent, “We can’t end..." March 31

  • Browns add former Packers wideout Jeff Janis

    Pro Football Talk "Browns General Manager John Dorsey isn’t finished reeling in former Packers for his new project. According to Peter Schrager of the NFL Network, the Browns are signing former Packers wideout Jeff Janis. Janis was a seventh-round pick of the Packers in 2014." March 30

  • Hue Jackson has dreams of what to do with No. 4

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Hue Jackson has dared to dream about Myles Garrett and North Carolina State's Bradly Chubb blasting in off the edges and drilling unsuspecting quarterbacks. "I do at nighttime when I'm by myself,'' Jackson said Tuesday at the NFL Annual Meeting coaches breakfast. "You kind of play..." March 30

  • Browns may keep No. 1 choice secret until draft, says Hue Jackson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "It promises to be a long month of rumors, reports, innuendos and maybe even a tall tale or two about the Browns' plans at No. 1. At the NFL Annual Meeting coaches' breakfast Tuesday, Hue Jackson admitted that the Browns might keep their choice under wraps until the draft on April 26. "That..." March 29

  • Goodell: Helmet should be for protection, not a weapon

    NFL.com "A day after the NFL broadened the helmet-hit rule, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell expanded on the decision the league hopes will help make the game safer. "Our focus is how to take the head out of the game and make sure that we're using the helmet as protection, and it's not being used as a..." March 28

  • Browns trade Cody Kessler to Jaguars

    Pro Football Talk "Blake Bortles has a new backup. Cody Kessler has been traded from the Browns to the Jaguars, the teams announced. The trade is for a 2019 conditional seventh-round pick, which basically means the Browns were about to cut Kessler and were glad to get anything for him at all." March 28

  • NFL Competition Committee may consider eliminating kickoffs

    Larry Brown Sports "Kickoffs may be the next NFL stalwart to go out the window in the name of player safety. Green Bay Packers president Mark Murphy, a member of the NFL Competition Committee, said that if nobody can find a way to reduce injuries on kickoffs, the committee will strongly consider eliminating them..." March 28

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