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  • Report: Tyrod Taylor to clear concussion protocol this week

    Dawgs By Nature "Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson is expected to make an announcement on the team’s starting quarterback on Monday. While it seems abundantly clear that the choice will be to turn the team over to rookie Baker Mayfield, that decision could be complicated just a..." September 24

  • Baker Mayfield on being 30th starting QB in 19 years: “Don’t really care”

    Pro Football Talk "Baker Mayfield has become the latest name to be added at the bottom of the list of names on the back of the jersey with all of the starting quarterbacks in Cleveland since the franchise returned to the NFL in 1999. A reporter asked Mayfield on Monday whether he’s aware of that..." September 24

  • Browns name Baker Mayfield starter at quarterback "It started Thursday night, with less than two minutes remaining in the first half of Cleveland's win over the New York Jets, but it's now official: The Baker Mayfield era is underway. Browns coach Hue Jackson confirmed Mayfield's promotion to starter..." September 24

  • Baker Mayfield will be announced as the starter on Monday after Hue Jackson talks to the QBs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Baker Mayfield will be announced as the Browns' starter on Monday after coach Hue Jackson meets with the quarterbacks to tell them first. He's giving the players the weekend off after Thursday night's come-from-behind 21-17 victory over the Jets, and when they reconvene on..." September 23

  • Browns were reportedly worried about Josh Gordon's sobriety

    WEEI Boston "According to Mary Kay Cabot of, the Browns did not move on from Josh Gordon because of a photo shoot-induced hamstring issue. They weren't convinced the wide receiver had remained on the straight and narrow. Cabot writes in her Sunday piece..." September 23

  • Browns boast most-watched 'Thursday Night Football' game since 2015

    Sporting News "Cleveland is for real this season, and so is the hype. The NFL on Friday announced the Browns' Week 3 comeback win over the Jets earned NFL Network its highest ratings for "Thursday Night Football" since December 2015. The game drew an average of..." September 23

  • Tyrod Taylor has been in the concussion protocol three times in 13 months

    Pro Football Talk "As the Browns prepare inevitably (their fans hope) to name quarterback Baker Mayfield the starter moving forward, there’s a separate dynamic that needs to be considered: Tyrod Taylor has now has entered the concussion protocol three times in the past 13..." September 23

  • Jarvis Landry’s presence provides huge lift for Browns in first victory "Browns coach Hue Jackson handed out a number of game balls after the team’s first win since Dec. 24, 2016. No one earned theirs more than Jarvis Landry, the 5-foot-11, 196-pound wide receiver who caught eight passes for 102 yards in a 21-17 victory over the New York Jets..." September 22

  • Browns sign linebacker from Chargers’ practice squad

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns will head to Oakland next week with a player they’ve just plucked from L.A. The team announced that linebacker D'Juan Hines has been signed to the active roster from the Chargers’ practice squad. The Browns waived defensive lineman Ifeadi Odenigbo in order..." September 22

  • The Cleveland Browns are better than the Detroit Lions. And it's scary

    Detroit Free Press "I am about to propose a thought. It’s a scary thought. So prepare yourself. The Cleveland Browns are better than the Detroit Lions. Yes, the team that went 0-16 last year is better than the Lions. The team that went 1-31 the past two years and still kept its head coach..." September 22

  • Browns are Baker Mayfield’s team now, right?

    Dawgs By Nature "It has always been simply a matter of time before the Cleveland Browns elevated quarterback Baker Mayfield to the starter’s role. Heading into the regular season the team made the right call in letting veteran Tyrod Taylor open the season as the starter. No one wanted to see a..." September 22

  • The Browns won, and best of all, they can honest-to-god be hopeful

    SB Nation "Most of you (I’m guessing) imagined that the Browns’ first win in 635 days would look a lot like their last. When they beat the San Diego Chargers on Christmas Eve, 2016, they did so in incredibly Browns-ian fashion. That day, the offense gained just 251 total yards, and..." September 22

  • Browns' Hue Jackson won't name Week 4 starting QB until Monday

    ESPN "Hue Jackson will wait until Monday to announce his starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns' next game against the Oakland Raiders. But it would be surprising if it were not Baker Mayfield. Tyrod Taylor, who has had three concussions in the past 13 months, remains..." September 22

  • Ticket sales surge after Browns win

    Yardbarker "For the first time since December 2016, the Cleveland Browns won a football game. After going down 14-0 against the New York Jets, Baker Mayfield made his NFL debut. And by the end of the night, the Browns walked away with a 21-17 victory. But that’s not all. According to ESPN’s..." September 22

  • Did Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde just have the best 24 hours ever?

    USA Today "It's hard to top the past 24 hours in the life of Cleveland Browns running back Carlos Hyde. Hyde ran for 98 yards and two touchdowns in Cleveland's win over the New York Jets on Thursday night — the franchise's first victory in more than 630 days. It..." September 21

  • Baker Mayfield will be the Browns’ 30th starting quarterback since 1999

    Pro Football Talk "Officially, the Browns have not named Baker Mayfield their new starting quarterback. Realistically, everyone knows Mayfield will start next week after taking over for an injured Tyrod Taylor on Thursday night and leading Cleveland to its first win since 2016. When..." September 21

  • The Victory Fridges Were Opened After The Browns Finally Won A Game

    Uproxx "It had been a while since the Cleveland Browns won a football game. The last time they walked off the field with a win, it was Week 16 of the 2016 campaign, as Robert Griffin III led the team to a 20-17 victory over the San Diego Chargers. Since then, Griffin is no longer a Brown, the Chargers..." September 21

  • Why Hue Jackson did not immediately name Baker Mayfield the starter after win

    Larry Brown Sports "Anyone watching Thursday night’s game between the Cleveland Browns and New York Jets knows that Baker Mayfield stole the starting quarterback job away from Tyrod Taylor. Mayfield entered the game down 14-0 and led the Browns to a 21-17 win — their first victory since Dec. 24, 2016...." September 21

  • Defense might save the Cleveland Browns

    SB Nation "The Cleveland Browns have largely been a bastion of despair for a long time, especially the last two years, but they finally have a semblance of hope thanks to the defense. Cleveland has invested heavily in draft picks for that unit since 2016 — and now, it’s starting to pay..." September 20

  • Jarvis Landry and Damarious Randall will be active tonight vs. Jets

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns receiver Jarvis Landry and free safety Damarious Randall will both be active against the Jets tonight, a source says. Landry suffered a knee injury against the Saints and Damarious Randall suffered a heel injury. Both were limited all week and listed as..." September 20

  • Browns listed as home favorites for 1st time since 2015

    The Score "The Cleveland Browns are listed as betting favorites versus the New York Jets, snapping a string of 18 straight home games where they were underdogs. As of Thursday morning, the Browns were listed as 3-point favorites, according to ESPN's Ben Fawkes. The Browns..." September 20

  • When players went on strike for better benefits, Eric Dickerson undermined them

    Pro Football Talk "Eric Dickerson is now speaking out for the idea that Hall of Fame players should be paid $300,000 a year in retirement. But when Dickerson was an active player, supporting the retired players was not his concern. In 1987, the NFL players went on strike, and among the key pieces of..." September 20

  • Sam Darnold admits he had expected to be drafted by Browns

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns didn’t tip their hand in the buildup to the NFL Draft as to who they’d take first overall, which certainly left some players under the impression that they’d be the pick. Quarterback Sam Darnold was one of them, as the Browns vetted him heavily..." September 19

  • Browns sideline reporter removed from Thursday night radio broadcast for verbal exchange with official

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns senior media broadcaster and sideline reporter Nathan Zegura has been removed from the radio broadcast of Thursday night's game against the Jets for arguing a call with an official during Sunday's 21-18 loss to the Saints, league sources tell Zegura will..." September 19

  • Patriots, Browns Complete Josh Gordon Deal

    Pro Football Rumors "On Wednesday morning, Bill Belichick told reporters that the Josh Gordon trade was not yet completed, despite the deal being announced by both the Patriots and Browns. Now, the deal is official. Gordon suited up for Pats practice after the Browns agreed in writing..." September 19

  • Eric Dickerson: NFL should pay each Hall of Famer $300,000 a year

    Pro Football Talk "When Eric Dickerson released a statement calling for an annual salary for Hall of Famers, he didn’t say what that salary should be. But now he has given a dollar amount of $300,000 annually. “If it was up to me, I think every Hall of Famer would get about..." September 19

  • Browns, Cardinals the betting favorites to land Antonio Brown, if he’s traded

    Pro Football Talk "The best thing about gambling is that you can gamble on pretty much anything. Case in point: Odds have been crafted for receiver Antonio Brown‘s team upon the passing of the trade deadline. Via, the Steelers remain the overwhelming favorite, at -2000. But if Brown..." September 18

  • Browns hope to use pre-draft work on Sam Darnold to their advantage "The Browns spent months studying, evaluating and dissecting Sam Darnold, the NFL Draft prospect.  They hope that research gives them an edge when they face Sam Darnold, the rookie and Jets starting quarterback, when New York comes to town Thursday..." September 18

  • Group of NFL Hall of Famers demands an annual salary and health benefits

    Pro Football Talk "A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers are arguing that every member of the Hall of Fame should be paid an annual salary and given health insurance. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, and Pro..." September 18

  • Report: Josh Gordon misled Browns about nature of promotional shoot

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns decided to finally part ways with Josh Gordon this weekend after standing behind him since 2012. One of the reasons they decided to move on was because he had reportedly broken the team’s trust, a notion at which Gordon scoffed. Now we have a clearer..." September 18

  • Patriots Nearing Deal For Josh Gordon

    Pro Football Rumors "The Browns-Patriots trade pipeline might be set to produce its biggest deal yet. The Patriots are discussing a deal for Josh Gordon, and Ian Rapoport of reports (on Twitter) they are getting close to hammering out an agreement. Cleveland announced intentions of..." September 17

  • Browns spoke to 3 other teams about Gordon

    CBS Sports "Before trading Josh Gordon away to the New England Patriots on Monday, the Cleveland Browns spoke to multiple teams about a possible deal.  According to, the Browns had trade conversations with at least three NFC teams, including the Cowboys, 49ers and Redskins. The..." September 17

  • Hue Jackson claims he was aware of no injury to his former kicker

    Pro Football Talk "Former Browns kicker Zane Gonzalez was injured while playing on Sunday. Unless he wasn’t. In response to news that Gonzalez has been kicking with a groin injury that requires an MRI, coach Hue Jackson said, almost literally, that was news to him. “I knew nothing..." September 17

  • Browns sign WR Rod Streater

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Browns are signing veteran wide receiver Rod Streater. The 30 year old joined the Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Temple in the 2012 NFL Draft. He spent four seasons with the Oakland Raiders before joining the San Francisco 49ers for a season. The New Jersey..." September 17

  • Browns trade Gordon to Patriots for 5th-round pick

    The Score "The Cleveland Browns have shipped wide receiver Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots, the team announced Monday. In exchange, the Browns will receive a conditional 2019 fifth-round pick, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports, citing sources. If Gordon is not active for 10 games this..." September 17

  • Report: Josh Gordon trade a result of desired culture change

    247 Sports "Fans have long heard about the need to change the culture in Cleveland. Cleveland Browns General Manager John Dorsey may be taking the idea to a place farther than his predecessors with the decision to part with wide receiver Josh Gordon. Multiple reports have stated that the AFC..." September 17

  • Report: Dan Bailey turned down tryout with Cleveland Browns

    WKYC "The second-most accurate kicker in NFL history told the Cleveland Browns, “Thanks, but no thanks.” According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, former Dallas Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey turned down the opportunity to try out for the Browns, as well as three other..." September 17

  • Browns sign new kicker Greg Joseph after Zane Gonzalez's terrible game vs. Saints

    USA Today "As widely expected, the Cleveland Browns have a new placekicker. Greg Joseph was signed on Monday after a morning workout with the team. Joseph is an undrafted rookie from Florida Atlantic. He spent most of the offseason with the Miami Dolphins. He replaces Zane Gonzalez,..." September 17

  • Browns Expected To Replace K Zane Gonzalez

    Pro Football Rumors "Zane Gonzalez had a performance to forget against the Saints on Sunday, so the Browns are now auditioning free agent kickers Blair Walsh and Cairo Santos, according to Mike Garafolo of (Twitter link). Adam Schefter of (Twitter link) was the first to report..." September 17

  • Should Patriots take a look at wide receiver Josh Gordon?

    WEEI Boston "There’s no question the Patriots are lacking depth at the wide receiver position and could use another wide out even when Julian Edelman returns from his suspension in Week 5. When it was learned Saturday Josh Gordon will likely be traded by the Browns by Monday, many wondered if Gordon..." September 17

  • Browns Expected to Deal Josh Gordon for 'Legit' Compensation

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Browns' decision to leak their announcement to release Josh Gordon has apparently paid off. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported the Browns are expected to trade Gordon by 4 p.m. ET Monday for "legit" compensation. The Browns announced..." September 17

  • Joe Schobert sounds off on the new “body weight” rule

    Pro Football Talk "Roughing the passer penalties were up in Week One, due in part to the new rule that prohibits defensive players from landing on the quarterback with most or all of the defensive player’s body weight. Browns linebacker Joe Schobert sounded off about the new rule on..." September 16

  • 49ers Have Made Calls About Josh Gordon

    Bleacher Report "San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch confirmed that the team has inquired about Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon and is "doing its due diligence," according to Matt Barrows of The Athletic. B/R's Matt Miller reported that the Niners previously had..." September 16

  • Josh Gordon Reportedly Not Facing Another Suspension

    Sportsnaut "When the Cleveland Browns announced on Saturday that they plan to release Pro Bowl wide receiver Josh Gordon, it threw a lot of people around the NFL world for a loop. Did Gordon relapse? Is he facing yet another suspension? According to The Athletic’s Jay Glazer, appearing..." September 16

  • Rookie Antonio Callaway replaces Josh Gordon in Browns' lineup

    Yardbarker "Just as the Cleveland Browns decided to move on from one troubled wide receiver, they are now replacing him with yet another divisive figure. The Browns announced on Saturday that they will release Josh Gordon later this week after six up-and-down seasons with the team. If..." September 16

  • Josh Gordon Didn’t Fail Drug Test, But Browns Feared Possible Relapse Before Cutting Him, Reports Indicate

    Inquisitr "Josh Gordon likely didn’t fail a drug test before the surprise announcement that he was being cut by the Cleveland Browns, but reports indicate that the team did fear he may have relapsed into drugs. On Saturday, the team announced that they planned on cutting the wide receiver..." September 16

  • Cowboys not planning on pursuit of Browns WR Josh Gordon

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Browns are done trying to work with gifted-but-troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon. And no, the Dallas Cowboys, a source tells us, have no interest in trying their hand at this particular turnaround project. Early Saturday, the Browns ruled Gordon out of Sunday’s..." September 16

  • Josh Gordon thanks Browns organization, fans in farewell post after release

    The Sports Daily "The Browns released wide receiver Josh Gordon on Saturday, effectively ending his six-year tenure with the team. It’s still unclear exactly why the Browns released him, as general manager John Dorsey announced the news by saying “it’s best to part ways and move..." September 16

  • Browns releasing Josh Gordon, who showed up late and 'not himself' on Saturday

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns are finally parting ways with troubled receiver Josh Gordon after he showed up late to the facility on Saturday morning and was "not himself," league sources told They're releasing him on Monday and finally closing the book on the long saga of..." September 15

  • Teams Calling Browns About Trade For Josh Gordon

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Adam Schefter, NFL teams are already calling the Browns about a potential trade for WR Josh Gordon. In fact, league sources have told Schefter that the Browns are “far more likely to trade”Gordon than release him at this. Schefter adds..." September 15