Browns Rumors & News

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • Browns, Falcons facing 'severe' punishment for 2014 violations, per report

    SB Nation "The NFL could might lay heavy penalties to Cleveland for "textgate" and Atlanta for piping in fake crowd noise. The Cleveland Browns and Atlanta Falcons got into hot water with the NFL during the 2014 season. Browns GM Ray Farmer illegally texted with coaches during games while the Falcons..." March 26

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • Browns decline 'Hard Knocks' out of worry for Johnny Manziel

    SB Nation "Head coach Mike Pettine said the Browns were looking out for their second-year quarterback when they declined to be filmed by HBO's "Hard Knocks" this summer. The Cleveland Browns won't be participating in HBO's Hard Knocks this summer. The team was considered a front-runner to be the subject..." March 24

  • Manziel expected for April workouts "The Cleveland Browns are expecting Johnny Manziel to participate in offseason workouts beginning April 20 after he completes more than two months of treatment, a source told However, general manager Ray Farmer, while appearing to confirm that plan, emphasized Monday that the final..." March 24

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    Joel Corry @corryjoel

    Dwayne Bowe's 2-year, $12.5M deal with Browns has $9M GTD ($3.5M signing bonus, $2.65M '15 base salary & $2.85M of $6.15M '16 base salary).

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • Titans sale getting closer, but don't rule out Haslam swapping Browns "There is a stronger buzz than ever about the Titans being sold, which has long been in the works but has not taken on a greater sense of urgency with the departure of Tommy Smith, who was the defacto acting owner following the passing of patriarch Bud Adams. It's long been known in NFL circles..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • Source: Browns consider TE Rob Housler an option "The Browns' search for tight end help has not proven fruitful in free agency. Top target Charles Clay was transition tagged by Miami, then scored a five-year, $38-million offer sheet from Buffalo. The Browns weren't going to spend that much on Clay, no matter how much they liked him. They..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • Report: Browns are 'front-runners' for HBO's Hard Knocks "The Cleveland Browns are the "front-runners" to be featured on HBO's Hard Knocks​ series this summer, reports Vic Carucci of The Buffalo News and SiriusXM NFL Radio. Hard Knocks features one NFL team each summer in a documentary-style show profiling training camp. The Atlanta Falcons were..." March 23

  • Dwayne Bowe plans to take the Browns to the next level

    Pro Football Talk "New Browns receiver Dwayne Bowe thinks he can help Cleveland take a big step forward. Bowe, who played his entire career for the Chiefs before signing in Cleveland last week, said he believes the Browns are on the cusp of something special. “The Browns were the perfect situation from the fan..." March 22

  • Browns sign WR Dwayne Bowe "The Browns have signed wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, general manager Ray Farmer announced Friday. Bowe, 30, comes to Cleveland after eight seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he ranks among the franchise’s best in numerous receiving categories. “Dwayne is a player that adds a big, tough..." March 21

  • There will be trades: 5 teams poised to draft Marcus Mariota at No. 2 "As teams transition from free-agency mode, they begin focusing more organizational means on the upcoming NFL Draft. That's because the veterans have been picked through and weeded out, and by and large, most teams will wait until June to sign guys to prove-it contracts that don't count against the..." March 20

  • Danny Shelton a popular pick for Browns and Marcus Mariota dropping?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "There is a theme developing in mock drafts as they pertain to the Browns: the run defense was really bad last season. You don't need me to tell you that. All you need is a pair of eyeballs and the ability to cringe whenever a running back goes untouched for five or more yards -- like every..." March 20

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Browns are signing WR Dwayne Bowe, source said.

  • Browns sign Dwayne Bowe, according to report

    SB Nation "Veteran wide receiver Dwayne Bowe has signed with the Cleveland Browns, per Ian Rapoport. Contract details were not yet available. Cleveland has a hole to fill at the wide receiver position this season. Josh Gordon will be out for the 2015 season while serving an indefinite suspension. The..." March 19

  • Biggest position holes to fill for all 32 teams in the NFL Draft "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18

  • Browns reportedly offered No. 19 pick for Sam Bradford

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns apparently really wanted quarterback Sam Bradford -- and perhaps still do. NFL Network's Charley Casserly reported last week on the Michael Kay Show and again Monday on NFL AM that the Browns offered a first-round pick for the former No. 1 overall pick in 2010. The pick the Browns..." March 17

  • The time Roger Goodell backed out of doing 'Between Two Ferns'

    SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17

  • Report: Johnny Manziel Is a "Different Guy" After Rehab

    Complex "About a month and a half ago, the Browns revealed that their rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel had entered a rehabilitation center to get help. They didn't announce what he was getting help for. But in a statement released at the time, the team said Manziel "knows there are areas in which he needs..." March 17

  • Jones-Drew, Locker, Willis, Worilds may signal start of a trend of young NFL players retiring

    Arizona Republic "NFL free agency started this week, so the news cycle was dominated by the redistribution of wealth. It was a job fair at the highest level of sports as players were traded, re-signed, signed and released. That was to be expected. What was surprising is that in a time devoted to procuring..." March 17

  • DT Randy Starks Signs with Browns

    Dawgs By Nature "The veteran defensive lineman has inked a two-year deal with the Browns. Critics of the Browns' limited free agency activity have noted the team's need for a defensive tackle. The Browns responded today by signing a veteran interior lineman. Former Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks..." March 16

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Packers CB Tramon Williams has reached a three-year agreement with the Cleveland Browns, per source.

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns tried to trade for Cardinals' WR Larry Fitzgerald before his contract was redone last month, lg source tells

  • Tramon Williams signs 3-year deal with Browns

    SB Nation "Free agent cornerback Tramon Williams has signed with the Cleveland Browns, the team announced. The three-year deal is worth $21 million, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. The 32-year-old Williams was one of the best remaining defensive backs on the market. A former undrafted free..." March 16

  • Browns offered first-rounder for Sam Bradford

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Eagles coach Chip Kelly and Rams coach Jeff Fisher both said that a team offered a first-round draft pick for quarterback Sam Bradford. Bradford was traded from the Rams to the Eagles for quarterback Nick Foles last week. Neither coach identified the mystery team, but in an appearance on the..." March 16

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    Dwayne Bowe's meeting with #Browns coaches and front office went very well, source said. Interest from player and team is clearly there.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Packers free-agent CB Tramon Williams is visiting the Cleveland Browns today, per source.

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    Josina Anderson @JosinaAnderson

    Just got off the phone with WR Dwayne Bowe. He told me he is in Cleveland to begin his visit with the #Browns. Get some dinner first.

  • Browns offered Jordan Cameron to Seattle for Percy Harvin

    Pro Football Talk "Last season, the Seahawks stunned many by dealing wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Jets. However, it appears the Jets weren’t the only club to make a play for Harvin. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Browns tried to acquire Harvin from Seattle in exchange for..." March 15

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    Tony Grossi @TonyGrossi

    @DCantu20: any chance Browns sign Cecil Shorts?” // Not feeling it.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Browns & DE John Hughes reached a deal on a contract extension, source said. It’s a 4-year deal worth $14.4M in new money, pending physical

  • Browns have "strong interest" in Dwayne Bowe

    Dawgs By Nature "The Browns are pursuing free agent wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, who was cut by the Chiefs on Thursday. The Chiefs cut Bowe yesterday. Josh McCown was cut by the Buccaneers. Brain Hartline was cut by the Dolphins. Thad Lewis was cut by the Texans. So far all three free agent acquisitions by the..." March 13

  • Jordan Cameron signs with Dolphins after reports surfaced about him rejoining Browns

    Akron Beacon Journal "After several national media outlets reported former Pro Bowl tight end Jordan Cameron had re-signed with the Browns on Thursday for two years and $15 million, Yahoo's Charles Robinson reported Cameron is actually in contract negotiations with the Miami Dolphins and will sign with them. The..." March 13

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    Charles Robinson @CharlesRobinson

    Contrary to reports, tight end Jordan Cameron will be signing with #Dolphins - not #Browns. Contract details are being finalized right now.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Jordan Cameron done w/ Cleveland, 2 yrs $15M, source says #Browns

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    Source: QB Thad Lewis has signed a one-year deal with the #Browns.

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    Jeremy Fowler @JFowlerESPN

    Onto next playmaker: There’s interest between #Browns and former Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe, per source

  • Brian Hoyer signs 2-year deal with the Texans worth $10.5 million

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brian Hoyer is back in familiar territory, trying to beat out Ryan Mallett and being coached by Bill O'Brien. The former Browns quarterback Wednesday signed his two-year deal with the Texans, where he'll compete with his former Patriots teammate for the starting job under their former Patriots..." March 12

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Patriots signed former #Browns DE Jabaal Sheard to a 2-year deal worth $11M. $5.5M guaranteed. They liked him in the draft.

  • Jim Brown -- Praises Johnny Manziel ... 'Very Wise' to Stay In Rehab "Johnny Manziel is getting some major support from the greatest Brown of them all ... Jim Brown ... who tells TMZ Sports he's proud of the QB for extending his stay in a treatment program. The Cleveland Browns legend was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood last night when he told us, "I think..." March 11

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    It now can be said from me and @adamschefter: QB Brian Hoyer will sign with the #Texans. Expected to happen with next 24 hours.

  • Dolphins hosting former Browns tight end Jordan Cameron

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Dolphins are preparing for Charles Clay's impending signing with Buffalo by shopping for the tight ends possible replacements. The franchise will host former Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron on a visit Wednesday according to multiple reports. Sidelined five games by a..." March 11

  • Browns Interested In Darrelle Revis

    Pro Football Rumors "The Patriots have a little less than six hours to work out a new agreement with cornerback Darrelle Revis. If the two sides don’t agree to a new deal, the Pats will cut the star corner, rather than pick up his pricey option for 2015. While the Jets have long been considered the only real threat to..." March 10

  • Johnny Manziel continues treatment "Johnny Manziel is still in a treatment facility nearly five weeks since announcing he was seeking the help he needed, Browns coach Mike Pettine said Monday from the Cleveland Auto Show. On Feb. 3, family adviser Brad Beckworth announced Manziel had entered a facility on Jan. 28 to "improve in..." March 10

  • Browns tender Tashaun Gipson, Johnson Bademosi, Ishmaa'ily Kitchen and Craig Robertson

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Browns on Monday took measures to keep safety Tashaun Gipson and some of their other good, young free agents. They tendered qualifying offers to Gipson, safety Johnson Bademosi, defensive lineman Ishmaa'ily Kitchen and linebacker Craig Robertson. General Manager Ray Farmer made..." March 09

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