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  • Ravens hire Browns former director of college scouting

    Pro Football Talk "The Ravens announced several moves within the organization, including the hiring of the Browns former director of college scouting. Bobby Vega, who spent 13 years in Cleveland, returns to the Ravens as the East area scout. Vega earned a promotion in Cleveland two years ago but was..." July 18

  • Do the Browns have a more talented roster than the Ravens? (Maybe)

    CBS Sports "Long a powerhouse division, the AFC North has struggled in recent years, with the Bengals and Ravens taking steps back and the Browns being the Browns. Might this be the year the division returns to being a heavy hitter top to bottom?  Are the Ravens..." July 18

  • John Schnatter: ‘Papa John’s Doesn’t Want To Do Business With Roger Goodell’

    Total Pro Sports "ohn Schnatter clearly has a wish to end everything he has worded for up to this point, and it’s taken just under a year for him to completely destroy his image. The Papa Johns founder is already at rock bottom, but he decided to dig an even bigger hole on Friday during a recent..." July 15

  • NFLPA exec: 'There are serious consequences' to legalized sports betting

    The Score "NFLPA vice president of business and legal affairs Casey Schwab stated that legalized sports betting could have immense ramifications concerning player privacy. The U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 in May that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is unconstitutional,..." July 15

  • Tim Tebow is a Baker Mayfield believer; says rookie QB will help turn Browns around

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Before taking the field against the Akron RubberDucks, Tim Tebow said he's a fan of Browns No. 1 overall pick Baker Mayfield and thinks the quarterback will help turn the team around. Tebow currently plays for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies, the Class AA affiliate for the New York..." July 14

  • The Browns miss out on Sam Beal in 3rd round of the supplemental draft

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns missed out on a potential starting cornerback in Western Michigan's Sam Beal in the supplemental draft. The Giants selected him with the third pick in the third round, one spot ahead of where the Browns likely would've selected him. It's not yet known..." July 12

  • Browns Audition CFL CB Jordan Holland

    Pro Football Rumors "The Browns worked out former Canadian Football League cornerback Jordan Holland on Wednesday, according to Ian Rapoport of (Twitter link). Holland, who stands 5’10”, 190 pounds, last played for the Edminton Eskimos but has also spent time with the Cleveland..." July 11

  • Hue Jackson provides 'safe place' for human trafficking victims

    ESPN "Beau Hill strode through the hallway of the Cleveland Salvation Army's Harbor Light Complex near downtown. Hill, executive director of the Cleveland Salvation Army, was preparing to show a visitor a new facility built to take care of the victims of human trafficking. Asked what..." July 11

  • Why the Browns might land CB Sam Beal in the supplemental draft

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Can the Browns find another gem like Josh Gordon in Wednesday's supplemental draft? Western Michigan cornerback Sam Beal might be worth a third- or fourth-round pick, and if the Browns really like him, they stand a good chance of landing him by virtue of their..." July 11

  • NFLPA Files Grievance Over NFL’s Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "The players’ union is filing a grievance against the NFL’s new anthem policy, the NFLPA announced on Tuesday. The union argues that the new policy violates the rights of players.  “Our union filed its non-injury grievance today on behalf of all players..." July 10

  • What is Duke Johnson supposed to be for the Browns?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Prior to last season, former Browns run-game coordinator Kirby Wilson called Duke Johnson the ultimate weapon. During training camp, Hue Jackson had Johnson shuffling between drills with running backs and wide receivers.  The result was Johnson lining up at every offensive skill..." July 09

  • Will Browns GM John Dorsey’s aggressive approach lead him to make move in supplemental draft? "For the countless Browns fans who refer to the NFL Draft as their favorite team’s Super Bowl, chew on this thought as if it were a Dawg bone. The supplemental draft, speaking in those terms, should at least be considered the equivalent of a wild-card playoff..." July 08

  • Cleveland Browns are better, will Hue Jackson improve?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Does adding Tyrod Taylor alone mean the Browns will win five more games than they did in 2017? That's the contention of Profootball Focus (PFF), the analytics site. Before dismissing it, consider John Dorsey gave several of the same arguments for drafting Baker Mayfield..." July 07

  • Browns place OL Donald Stephenson on reserve/retired list

    247 Sports "The Cleveland Browns have placed offensive tackle Donald Stephenson on the reserve/retired list. Stephenson signed a one year deal worth $2.5 million on Mar. 13. He did not show up for organized training activities and the team hinted that something was going on behind the..." July 06

  • NFL adds 15-yard penalty for grounds crew clearing snow for a field goal

    Pro Football Talk "Just before Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri lined up for a game-tying extra point on a snowy day last season in Buffalo, the Colts sent some sideline personnel onto the field to attempt to remove snow from the area where the kick would be lined up, and help Vinatieri get better footing...." July 06

  • NFL Still Has a Cheating Problem

    Bleacher Report "There's never been a player who quietly inspired more love, and potentially more hate, among NFL wide receivers than the Patriots' Julian Edelman. For years, there have been two differing opinions about Edelman. Some believed he was special—a..." July 06

  • Jarvis Landry: Josh Gordon can be “unstoppable”

    Pro Football Talk "Five years ago, the NFL got a glimpse of what Browns receiver Josh Gordon can do. This spring, so did new Browns receiver Jarvis Landry. “The size that he has and his ability to be able to get in and out of cuts, I think that’s one of the most impressive..." July 06

  • Trump: NFL’s new anthem policy is ‘worse’ than old one

    New York Post "President Donald Trump is not done with the NFL yet, saying the league’s new national anthem policy is “worse” than the original one. During a campaign rally in Great Falls, Mont., Trump took aim at the NFL’s new policy again, which was passed in May and..." July 06

  • The NFL coaches likely on the hot seat

    Houston Chronicle "NFL teams are preparing for training camp and the 2018 season. There are coaches who seem to be on the proverbial hot seat. Three divisions – AFC South, NFC North and NFC West – don't have coaches who have trouble sitting as they enter crucial seasons. It'll be..." July 06

  • Jarvis Landry: Tyrod Taylor has looked 'amazing' "The Cleveland Browns will eventually turn to rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2018 NFL Draft. For now, however, veteran signal-caller Tyrod Taylor has the keys to the offense and his share of fans within the locker room. Browns linebacker..." July 05

  • Will Baker Mayfield make a play for starting QB role?

    USA Today "Will Baker Mayfield play? New general manager John Dorsey finally turned in a card for a quarterback -- the first time the Browns have drafted one in the first round since selecting Johnny Manziel in 2014 -- by taking the Heisman Trophy winner out of Oklahoma No. 1..." July 05

  • Fully-guaranteed NFL deal would result in shorter contracts

    Pro Football Talk "It’s the annual NBA free-agency frenzy, featuring B-level players getting more money than A-list NFL stars. Among other things, the money handed out to basketball players renews calls for fully-guaranteed NFL contracts. This year, Chargers left tackle and NFLPA executive..." July 04

  • Browns players eager to assume LeBron James’ throne in Cleveland

    Sportress of Blogitude "There of course will be a colossal void left in the Cleveland sports scene with LeBron James once again leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers, this time to join the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $153.3 million deal. And in the wake of James’ second exodus, a few Cleveland Browns players..." July 02

  • Browns plan to start Taylor and win games

    Yardbarker "Throughout the offseason, Hue Jackson has insisted there is no quarterback competition in Cleveland. Even before the Browns’ No. 1 overall pick became known, the third-year head coach said Tyrod Taylor will be his starter. And Jackson wants that to be the case for the duration of this..." July 02

  • Hue Jackson expects “a huge jump” from David Njoku "David Njoku is poised to build upon an inconsistent but undeniably promising rookie year.  The Browns tight end was among few bright spots last season and stands to continue shining following a first-year campaign full of highs and lows. Because of that,..." July 01

  • Intriguing position battles are ahead on offense during training camp "When the Browns return from summer break and buckle their chinstraps during the first practice of training camp July 26, several position battles for which the groundwork was laid in the spring will intensify. Then another level will be reached once the players begin practicing in..." June 30

  • Baker Mayfield announces engagement on Instagram

    Larry Brown Sports "It’s been a big few months for Baker Mayfield. The No. 1 overall pick announced Saturday that he is engaged to girlfriend Emily Wilkinson, complete with a shot of the big moment on Instagram. He also offered up a good look at the ring. " June 30

  • NFL saw 73 percent rise in preseason concussions last year

    Pro Football Talk "When training camps open around the league next month, the NFL wants teams to be mindful of the spike in preseason concussions last year. The NFL found that preseason concussions were up 73 percent from 2016 and that most of them occurred in 11-on-11 drills conducted in practices..." June 29

  • Report: Nick Chubb could beat out Carlos Hyde for Browns RB job

    Sportsnaut "When the Cleveland Browns signed former San Francisco 49ers running back Carlos Hyde in free agency, it was widely assumed he’d become the bell-cow starter. Of course, then Cleveland surprised many by selecting Nick Chubb out of Georgia in the second round, muddying up the waters as..." June 26

  • 'Watch out' if Myles Garrett stays healthy in second season

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns have big expectations for Myles Garrett, which is just fine with the No. 1 pick of the 2017 draft. Garrett has big expectations for himself. "Ten times better (than 2017), 15 times better," Garrett said with a smile at the..." June 25

  • Jarvis Landry all smiles, the biggest kid at football camp in Rocky River

    The News-Herald "It was all smiles and focus as 250 kids from grades one through eight came together at Rocky River High School for the Jarvis Landry Football ProCamp on June 23 where the Cleveland Browns’ new star receiver was on hand to instruct some lucky kids. Following a chilly and damp..." June 24

  • Cleveland Browns wisely piling up options at left tackle

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Just because Shon Coleman took many of the snaps at left tackle in spring practices, don't assume he'll be the replacement for Browns legend Joe Thomas. I was among a small group of media people talking to offensive line coach Bob Wylie last week. He is one of the few..." June 23

  • Browns RBs coach plans to ride ‘hot hand’ with running back trio

    Clutch Points "The Cleveland Browns have some things to work out in terms of their running back situation. Their backfield is now pretty crowded with Carlos Hyde and rookie Nick Chubb joining Duke Johnson. New offensive coordinator Todd Haley recently admitted he’s still trying to work out the..." June 22

  • Baker Mayfield Breaks Down Cop Tackle Video 'So Much Regret'

    TMZ "Baker Mayfield just gave the play-by-play on his infamous 2017 arrest -- where he was chased down and tackled by police in Arkansas -- and said, "There's so much regret about that." The #1 pick in the NFL Draft appeared on FS1's 'The Herd' with Colin Cowherd..." June 21

  • Baker Mayfield claps back at Colin Cowherd

    247 Sports "One of the most vehement and relentless critics of Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has been Colin Cowherd of FOX Sports. An unapologetic West Coast-homer who has strongly advocated for California boy and New York Jets rookie quarterback Sam Darnold, Cowherd has thrown absolutely..." June 21

  • David Njoku made strides this spring from raw prospect to player Browns believe he can become

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "David Njoku was just 20 years old when the Browns traded two picks to move back into the first round to select him in 2017. Words like "freak" have followed him around since his college days. Draft analyst Dane Brugler tweeted in the run-up to the draft last..." June 20

  • Hue Jackson is Vegas favorite to be first coach fired next season

    Sportsnaut "It’s not terribly surprising that Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson will head into the 2018 NFL season clearly on the hot seat. His Browns are coming off a 2017 campaign in which the team posted just the second winless 16-game regular season in league history. Jackson..." June 20

  • Christian Kirksey Absurdly Claims the Browns Will Make the Playoffs

    12 Up "Clearly the Browns aren't lacking confidence this offseason.  Josh Gordon started the party of praise early, as he labeled ?Cleveland's wide receiving corps as the best in the NFL. It caught many off guard, as it was surprising to see the 0-16 Browns speak..." June 20

  • Respected NFL exec makes bold prediction about the 2018 Browns

    Larry Brown Sports "Scot McCloughan has been considered one of the best talent evaluators in football for several years, and he was hired by the Cleveland Browns as a draft consultant earlier this year. He apparently thinks the team has done an outstanding job of rebuilding this offseason. In one of his..." June 19

  • Baker Mayfield: Tyrod Taylor has been an “unbelievable” mentor

    Pro Football Talk "Browns rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield isn’t ready to compete with Tyrod Taylor for the starting job in Cleveland. But Mayfield is happy to be learning from Taylor. Mayfield said on the ThomaHawk Show that Taylor has been an incredible mentor to..." June 19

  • Cleveland Browns sign OL Greg Robinson, waive Rod Johnson

    WKYC "The Cleveland Browns have signed offensive lineman Greg Robinson and waived fellow blocker Rod Johnson. The Browns announced the move on Twitter late Tuesday morning. The 6-foot-5, 330-pound Robinson made 48 starts in 52 appearances over his first four seasons in the..." June 19

  • Baker Mayfield not ready to compete with Tyrod Taylor

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Tyrod Taylor is the Browns' starting quarterback and is on his way to becoming the next in the long line of the team's opening day starters against Pittsburgh on Sept. 9.  "This is his fourth year starting in the NFL. He's just coming into his own and this is..." June 18

  • Gregg Williams: Players lobbied for Denzel Ward to move up depth chart

    Pro Football Talk "Rookie cornerback Denzel Ward made his way up the Browns depth chart to the first team before the end of the offseason program and his more experienced teammates had a hand in his rise. Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams said before the end of last week’s minicamp that Ward..." June 18

  • Rookie cornerback Denzel Ward off to impressive start with Browns "There was a big smile on Denzel Ward’s face as he played with the children participating in the Cleveland Browns Football Camp on Friday. Right now, the world belongs to him. The No. 4 overall pick in April’s NFL draft by his hometown team, Ward seemed genuinely..." June 17

  • Todd Haley: Browns may have best QB room I’ve worked with "Todd Haley has been around some of the NFL’s best quarterbacks. The new Browns offensive coordinator has worked with Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh and Kurt Warner in Arizona. So it was noteworthy when Haley, who joined head coach Hue Jackson’s staff after six seasons as..." June 16

  • Browns OL Donald Stephenson suspended two games "Donald Stephenson's short time in Cleveland has been rocky. The NFL suspended the veteran offensive tackle for the first two games of the regular season for violating the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Stephenson is eligible to return Sept. 17...." June 15

  • Mike Pereira: If the new rules don’t reduce concussions, the kickoff is gone

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s new rules designed to reduce the impacts on kickoffs represent a last-gasp effort to keep the play in the sport. That’s the word from former head of officiating Mike Pereira, who believes that if this year’s rule changes don’t result in the desired..." June 15

  • Tyrod Taylor: I’d love to see the Bills in the playoffs and knock them out

    Pro Football Talk "A Browns-Bills playoff game sounds like a farfetched scenario, but Tyrod Taylor can picture it. Taylor, the Browns’ starting quarterback, told NFL Network that he’d love to see the Bills, his own team, in the playoffs — especially because he thinks he could be the..." June 14

  • Browns Sign K Ross Martin, Waive LB DeMarquis Gates

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Cleveland Browns announced Thursday that they’ve signed K Ross Martin to a contract and waived LB DeMarquis Gates. Martin, 24, wound up signing on with the Jets as an undrafted free agent out of Duke back in 2016. He was waived coming out of the..." June 14

  • Todd Haley: Baker Mayfield 'has a long way to go' and Tyrod Taylor clearly the leader

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley likes Baker Mayfield's progress, but still sees a big gap between him and starter Tyrod Taylor. "Any time that you're a young player coming into this league, especially a quarterback, it's going to take time,'' said..." June 14