Browns Rumors & News

  • Hoyer got his QB masters degree from Brady University

    USA Today "Brian Hoyer got his master's degree in playing quarterback with a chip on his shoulder as three-time Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots superstar Tom Brady's primary backup from 2009-2011. No surprise, then, that since that May night when the Cleveland Browns drafted the former Texas A&M..." August 21

  • Is Johnny Manziel just Tim Tebow with a better arm and bad attitude?

    New York Post "This week has made it clear that it isn’t too soon to wonder whether Johnny Football will ever make it in the NFL. To wonder if he’s just Tim Tebow with a better arm and a much worse attitude. The Browns couldn’t have made it any easier for Johnny Manziel to win the starting quarterback job,..." August 21

  • Johnny Manziel still struggling with Browns' playbook

    SB Nation "Johnny Manziel lost out on the Cleveland Browns' Week 1 starting quarterback job, though the reason might not have much to do with Brian Hoyer. Manziel was unable to grasp offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's playbook well enough to earn the role, according to's Rapoport, despite..." August 21

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Brian Hoyer named starter over Manziel for opener

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Despite awful performances by both of his quarterbacks in Monday night's loss at Washington, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Tuesday he has chosen Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel to start the season opener against the Steelers Sept. 7. Hoyer will also start Saturday night's "dress..." August 20

  • Johnny Manziel struggled with Browns' playbook "It felt like there were no winners in the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback competition, but we now know that Brian Hoyer will line up under center in Week 1. Johnny Manziel wasn't ready. This competition was never about Hoyer. As Browns coach Mike Pettine said, it was about Manziel versus..." August 20

  • Still no ruling in the Josh Gordon case

    Pro Football Talk "A full 15 days have passed since hearing officer Harold Henderson concluded the hearing in connection with the appeal of Browns receiver Josh Gordon’s one-year suspension. Nearly four months have passed since word of the suspension first emerged. And there’s still no ruling. The..." August 20

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #browns Desmond Bryant did have wrist surgery, Pettine not sure if he'll be ready for opener.

  • Pettine: Gordon's effort in loss disappointing "The Cleveland Browns did not like what they saw in wide receiver Josh Gordon on Monday night in the 24-23 loss to Washington. Coach Mike Pettine said there were a couple plays when the team did not see the proper effort from Gordon. "There were a couple plays where I think -- we just came..." August 20

  • Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer were both so bad that Mike Pettine might wait another game to name his starter

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine watched both of his quarterbacks flop, and one of them flip -- the bird, that is -- in a 24-23 loss to the Redskins. On a night when either Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel was supposed to step up and grab the job in front of a worldwide ESPN audience, both of them failed..." August 19

  • Jerry Jones' son 'snatched' Johnny Manziel from Cowboys ... literally

    Sporting News "You all wanted the Cowboys to select Johnny Manziel in the first round of this year's NFL Draft, according to Twitter's trending topics feature. They took tackle Zach Martin, instead. Thanks a lot, Jerry. Correction: Thanks a lot, Jerry's son. Stephen Jones, owner Jerry Jones' son and the..." August 19

  • Johnny Manziel flipping the bird 'doesn't sit well' with Mike Pettine

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With the Browns starting quarterback job on the line and the whole world watching, Johnny Manziel's biggest moment wasn't a pass but a flip, and it wasn't a ball but a bird. Yes, he went there. For all the world to see, Manziel raised his middle finger to the Redskins' bench after an..." August 19

  • Boomer Esiason: If Manziel starts vs. Steelers he'll get his 'ass kicked' "Brace yourself, because we're in for a lot of Johnny Manziel. After an uninspiring effort against the Redskins Monday night, the Browns' quarterback situation is as murky as ever, but that isn't the story after Johnny Football gave the Redskins' bench the finger late in the third..." August 19

  • Unless he chokes at the finish line, Brian Hoyer should win Browns’ starting QB job over Johnny Manziel

    Akron Beacon Journal "Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel will audition for the final time Monday night at Washington before the Browns meet the next day with intentions to pick one of the them as the starting quarterback for the Sept. 7 regular-season opener at Pittsburgh. Considering what’s at stake for Hoyer and..." August 18

  • ESPN’s Manziel interview doesn’t shed much light on anything

    Pro Football Talk "The possible payoff for ESPN hardly if ever mentioning that curious photo of Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel with a rolled-up bill was an exclusive sit-down with Manziel as a Monday night game at Washington approaches. The much-hyped “Sunday Conversation” between Manziel and Jon Gruden, who..." August 18

  • Familiarity with Kyle Shanahan’s offense could help Redskins’ defensive players vs. Browns, Johnny Manziel

    Washington Post "Monday night’s preseason game between Washington and the Cleveland Browns has generated considerable buzz because of high-profile rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel and his dual-threat skill set. But the Redskins’ defensive players like their chances because of their knowledge of the offense..." August 17

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    Zac Jackson @FSOhioZJackson

    Manziel: I don't think I'm ready for Pittsburgh right now. I don't.

  • Pettine says fight at Browns practice went too far

    Pro Football Talk "Sometimes coaches like seeing a skirmish on the practice field because it shows that players are fired up and competitive. But Browns coach Mike Pettine didn’t feel that way when a fight broke out at practice today. “I just thought it went a little too far,” Pettine said afterward. “I..." August 17

  • Vikings right to pick Bridgewater over Manziel

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "CBS analyst Rich Gannon said Friday the Vikings made a "calculated decision" to draft Teddy Bridgewater in May and that it was the right one. The Vikings opted not to trade up for a chance to select Johnny Manziel, who went Cleveland with the 22nd pick, to instead trade up and pick Bridgewater..." August 16

  • Cleveland Browns DT Phil Taylor looks forward to Monday's homecoming in Washington

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Monday's preseason game at Washington means many things to several different Browns. For rookies, it could determine their NFL future. For many veterans, it's about getting a few reps and not getting hurt. No matter how hard veteran defensive tackle Phil Taylor attempts to downplay the..." August 16

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Browns HC Mike Pettine said wrist surgery for DE Desmond Bryant is still a possibility. Getting second medical opinion.

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #browns cb buster skrine not out at practice today. Left Friday session with thumb injury

  • Johnny Manziel admits being late for meeting: 'I misread the schedule' "During Thursday night's Monday Night Football telecast, ESPN reported Johnny Manziel and other Browns rookies were late to a team meeting and fined as a result of their tardiness. Manziel admitted his mistake during a media session on Saturday and said he "misread the schedule." "I..." August 16

  • Jim Brown ‘chased girls’ so he can relate to Manziel

    ESPN 850 Cleveland "With a smirk and a chuckle under his breath, Jim Brown gave it away. Even at 78 years old, even with a cane at his side, something smooth and just plain cool radiates from the Browns' legend. He gets "it." He understands the Johnny Manziel vibe. He understands what Johnny Manziel is. And,..." August 16

  • Bowe’s suspension could result in his depature

    Pro Football Talk "The one-game suspension of Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe could, in hindsight, become the domino that ultimately gives the Browns a replacement for Josh Gordon. The suspension most likely voids the remaining fully guaranteed money in Bowe’s contract: $8.75 million in 2014 and $1.5 million in..." August 16

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    Scott Petrak ct @ScottPetrak

    #Browns rookie Pierre Desir has knee injury. Wasn't on field today.

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #browns Desmond Bryant (wrist) needs 2nd opinion. Out for 'skins. Gordon (abdominal) has chance to play. Burleson (hammy) not looking good

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    Gordon's absence stands out like a sore thumb. Passing game will be dominated by Jordan Cameron. After that is anyone's guess.

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    Like the 1-2 RB combo with Tate and West, Dion Lewis as a change up. Team believes 2nd-round pick G Joel Bitonio will be a star.

  • Johnny Manziel, other rookies fined after being late "Johnny Manziel hasn't made any off-the-field mistakes since the Browns started training camp, but apparently that changed on Monday. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Manziel was a few minutes late for a team meeting. It wasn't just Manziel who was late though, there were at least two other..." August 15

  • Josh Gordon ruling pushed back "A verdict on Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon's appeal may not be handed down until the end of next week, league sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. The NFL wanted to take about 10 days to go over testimony from the All-Pro wide receiver's two-day appeal of potential penalties for..." August 15

  • Report: Browns don't want Manziel to face Steelers in Week 1 "Brian Hoyer will be under center when the Browns face the Redskins on Monday night, putting him one step closer to the starting job when the regular season begins on Sept. 7. First-year coach Mike Pettine hinted last week that rookie first-round pick Johnny Manziel might make his first preseason..." August 15

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Browns plan to start Brian Hoyer at QB this week against the #Redskins on Aug. 18 in preseason game No. 2, I’m told.

  • Browns helping Josh Gordon set up post-suspension support system and treatment if necessary

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam spent the first 10 minutes or so of practice Wednesday chatting with receiver Josh Gordon, who's awaiting word on his indefinite drug ban by the NFL. It's been a weekly sight at camp, the two men conversing on the field for a few minutes, even sharing an embrace last..." August 14

  • RG III on Johnny Manziel, Kyle Shanahan "They met a couple years ago, brought together by the ultimate prize in college football. They share a style of play on the field as well, quarterbacks whose legs enhance their game. But the last thing quarterback Robert Griffin III wants to do is compare himself to Cleveland rookie Johnny..." August 14

  • How the Brian Hoyer, Andre Johnson trade rumor got started

    SB Nation "How did a rumor of the Browns trading Brian Hoyer to the Texans for Andre Johnson fool the Internet for a few hours on Wednesday afternoon? It always comes back to Rex Grossman. Did you hear? Did you hear? The Houston Texans LOVE Brian Hoyer. They love him so much they're going to trade Andre..." August 14

  • No decision yet on Josh Gordon

    Pro Football Talk "Eight days ago, Josh Gordon’s appeal hearing ended. Hearing officer Harold Henderson has not yet issued a decision. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the news is there is no news. No update, no development, no ruling. The good news is that Gordon remains available to play until..." August 13

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • Pettine: Browns will split QB reps in Washington

    Fox Sports Ohio "The Cleveland Browns went through another day of their training camp quarterback competition Tuesday. After practice, Browns coach Mike Pettine said he and his staff will decide on a starting quarterback for next Monday's preseason game at Washington on Thursday, a scheduled day off for the..." August 12

  • Browns QB Brian Hoyer: 'My team until someone else tells me otherwise' "Quarterback Brian Hoyer said Monday that the Cleveland Browns are his team right now. From “To me, this is my team until someone else tells me otherwise,” Hoyer said. Hoyer was listed as the Browns' first-team quarterback when the team released its first depth chart..." August 12

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Rex Grossman has signed with the Browns, according to his agent, Drew Rosenhaus.

  • Jordan Cameron says contract talks 'going well': Browns quick slants

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Jordan Cameron returned to practice Monday after missing a week with a shoulder injury. That wasn't even the most encouraging news regarding the Browns' Pro Bowl tight end. Cameron said talks with the club regarding a contract extension are "going well." He reportedly rejected an offer early..." August 12

  • Johnny Manziel moves ahead of Brian Hoyer for starting job "That didn't take long. Hours after Johnny Manziel made his NFL debut, the Browns rookie has moved into the lead for the starting job ahead of Brian Hoyer, a team source told ESPN's Bob Holtzman. The veteran Hoyer was the starter heading into training camp, and first-year coach Mike Pettine gave..." August 11

  • Pettine hasn’t picked starting QB for Browns’ second preseason game

    Pro Football Talk "With one preseason game in the books and 13 days until the all-important third exhibition contest, the Browns’ QB competition between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel is in full swing. But there’s no definite word yet on whom will start the second preseason game. The Browns haven’t yet picked a..." August 10

  • Cleveland Browns receivers fail to inspire in preseason opener against Detroit Lions

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As the Browns wait and wait for the NFL to rule on the future of their top receiver, it's hard not to cast judgment about those beneath him on the depth chart. The first preseason game at Ford Field – a 13-12 loss to the Detroit Lions -- reinforced what many were thinking: It's a precipitous..." August 10

  • Lions' defense protects end zone in win over Browns

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Lions’ defense played well, was impressive at times and kept the Cleveland Browns out of the end zone in Saturday’s 13-12 victory in the exhibition opener at Ford Field. The Lions made some nice plays, including a near strip-fumble by Kyle Van Noy. With the Browns facing..." August 10

  • Johnny Manziel does 'some good things' in debut

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Johnny Manziel tightened the quarterback race with a promising debut in his first preseason game. The No. 22 overall pick -- who took the field with 7:32 left in the second quarter to a chorus of boos and cheers --showed that he's not just a college phenom and that his playmaking magic just..." August 10

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Browns out tonight: WR Travis Benjamin (knee), WR Nate Burleson (hamstring), TE Jordan Cameron (shoulder), CB Justin Gilbert (groin) ...

  • Wide receiver Travis Benjamin caps successful comeback with new title

    Chronicle-Telegram "Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin underwent reconstructive right knee surgery last Nov. 15, but his recovery is well ahead of schedule. Special teams coach Chris Tabor has been so impressed with Benjamin’s comeback that he named him the team’s primary kickoff and punt returner..." August 09

  • McNair: Johnny Manziel wasn't a fit "Texans owner Bob McNair knew what he would get if his team had drafted Johnny Manziel. "I knew with Manziel it would be a frenzy," McNair told "And probably even if he didn't succeed at being an outstanding NFL quarterback for a couple years, the fans would have been..." August 09