Browns Rumors & News

  • Browns offensive coordinator wants Johnny Manziel to be consumed by football

    Sporting News "In the wake of Johnny Manziel entering a treatment facility, the Browns signed Josh McCown as insurance for Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo. DeFilippo joined ESPN 850 WKNR Tuesday to discuss his plan for Manziel to succeed as a professional. “It’s truly a lifestyle to be an NFL..." March 04

  • Brian Hartline to visit Browns on Tuesday

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, Browns safety Donte Whitner banged the drum for the return of wide receiver Ted Ginn to the state he called home through the end of his college career at Ohio State. The Browns were said to be considering that option, but that’s not the only homecoming possibility for the receiving..." March 03

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    No tag for WRs Randall Cobb, Jeremy Maclin...no tag for TEs Julius Thomas, Jordan Cameron...no tag for Ndamukong Suh. Let bidding begin.

  • McCown expects to start for Browns

    ESPN.com "The Cleveland Browns last week signed Josh McCown to a three-year deal worth $14 million, including $6.25 million guaranteed and $6 million in incentives, which is better than typical backup money. McCown is taking a starter's mentality to Cleveland too. "That's my expectation right now,"..." March 02

  • Reports: Browns will pursue DE Pernell McPhee

    Dawgs By Nature "No position suffered as many injuries as the defensive line for the Browns in 2014. Thus it comes as no surprise that the club will be looking to reinforce the position in the offseason. According to multiple reports, current Ravens defensive end Pernell McPhee could be part of the Browns'..." March 01

  • McCown wants to help Manziel grow as a person and player

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer each called Brian Hoyer on Friday to inform him that they were signing 12-year veteran Josh McCown. They didn't say it was goodbye, but they didn't have to. Hoyer likely knew that at hello. The Browns' agreement with McCown, 35, on..." February 28

  • Josh McCown to join Browns

    ESPN.com "Josh McCown will be joining the Cleveland Browns. The veteran quarterback agreed late Friday afternoon to sign a three-year deal with the Browns, the team said. McCown, 35, went 1-10 as a starter last season in Tampa Bay before he was released this month. He started seven games the previous..." February 28

  • Browns want to keep Buster Skrine, but they'll have plenty of competition in free agency

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns are trying to re-sign cornerback Buster Skrine, but they'll have plenty of competition when he hits the free agent market March 10. Skrine, coming off a career season, will be highly sought-after on the open market, according to several league sources at the NFL combine. The..." February 27

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    The #Browns are one of at least two teams trying to sign QB Josh McCown, source tells http://t.co/o11vJSOExu. #Bills also in the hunt.

  • Cleveland Browns want to keep Buster Skrine, but they'll have plenty of competition in free agency

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns are trying to re-sign cornerback Buster Skrine, but they'll have plenty of competition when he hits the free agent market March 10. Skrine, coming off a career season, will be highly sought-after on the open market, according to several league sources at the NFL combine. The..." February 26

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    Next up on the James Casey free agency visit tour: #Broncos, #Titans, #Browns.

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    Jeremy Fowler @JFowlerESPN

    Josh McCown is visiting the Browns today and tomorrow, I'm told.

  • Browns Unveil New Team Logo, Helmet

    NFL.com "Our updated helmet logo is reflective of today's modern Cleveland - the design honors the past while evolving into the future. The iconic brown and white stripes stand tall over the orange helmet - a new orange color that matches the passion of the Dawg Pound. The new brown facemask represents the..." February 24

  • Is Malcom (Brown) in the middle of Cleveland Browns' draft plans on defense?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Defensive lineman Ahtyba Rubin likely won't be back with the Browns next season. The club could, however, add a Big Rube doppelanger in the draft. Close your eyes and listen to Texas defensive lineman Malcom Brown and he sounds like the eight-year veteran who served the franchise so well for..." February 22

  • Although not ill intended, Browns should have remained quiet on Justin Gilbert's 'personal' issue

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns rookie Justin Gilbert would have led the NFL in tough love last season if Johnny Manziel and Josh Gordon hadn't deflected some of it with their own off-field transgressions. Teammates criticized the 23-year-old cornerback for his attitude, worth ethic and tardiness. Coaches made similar..." February 20

  • Browns GM Ray Farmer apologizes for texts, addresses Johnny Manziel situation

    SB Nation "Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer addressed his role in sending illegal text messages during games at his media availability at the 2015 NFL Combine on Thursday. Farmer, who has been under investigation for texting down to the playing field during games, apologized at length. "I would..." February 19

  • Report: NFL salary cap expected between $140-143M

    Covers.com "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19

  • NFL reportedly unlikely to expand playoffs in 2015

    SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19

  • Mike Pettine: Johnny Manziel 'in a better place' but Browns still need to find a QB

    The Score "Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine recently visited quarterback Johnny Manziel at a rehab facility and found his quarterback's overall health to be greatly improved, Pettine told reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine on Wednesday. Nonetheless, Pettine admitted Manziel's status for 2015..." February 19

  • Browns to unveil new logo next week, reports says

    Sporting News "The Browns will turn over a new leaf and unveil a new team logo next week, 92.3 The Fan reported Tuesday. The official "launch" is set for Tuesday, Feb. 23. The new logo will replace the orange helmet that's currently used as the team's primary logo." February 18

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns Pettine said Browns didn't encourage Manziel to go to rehab. "He's in a much better place than he was'' when he went in

  • Browns may pursue QB Josh McCown

    Waiting For Next Year "The one constant we have in a Browns offseason is the everlasting search for a franchise quarterback. Or even an average quarterback, for that matter. We have already had suggestions that owner Jimmy Haslam is open to pursuing a new starter, rumors that a new QB could be had via trade up for..." February 18

  • Josh Gordon says Browns never told him of tardiness problem

    Pro Football Talk "Browns receiver Josh Gordon is arguing in his grievance against the Browns that they never told him that he had a problem with chronic tardiness. The Browns say they suspended him for the final game of the regular season because he showed up late for a walk-through practice the day before the..." February 17

  • Explaining Why the Browns Should Use the Franchise Tag on TE Jordan Cameron

    Dawgs By Nature "Starting on Monday, February 16th, teams can begin using the franchise (or transition) tag. Each team can only place the tag on one player, and the final day to use the tag is Monday, March 2nd before 4:00 PM ET. After that, if the team can't reach an agreement on a new contract with the player,..." February 17

  • Report: NFLPA files grievance vs. Browns about Josh Gordon's 1-game suspension

    The Score "The NFLPA has reportedly filed a non-injury grievance against the Cleveland Browns for imposing a one-game suspension on Josh Gordon, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Cleveland issued Gordon a one-game ban for an undisclosed violation of its team rules, according to ESPN. Gordon was..." February 17

  • Manziel Teammate: 'Think About...If We Had Drafted Teddy'

    Bleacher Report "It was a few days after Johnny Manziel had imploded like a dying star against the Cincinnati Bengals, completing 10 passes for 80 yards and throwing two picks—one of the worst first starts for a quarterback in recent NFL history. Many things led to that moment, and Browns players knew the..." February 17

  • Eagles once nixed Nick Foles-Josh Gordon trade

    ESPN.com "The Philadelphia Eagles turned down a trade that would have brought them Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon at the start of the 2013 NFL season. he price for Gordon, according to a source familiar with the discussions: quarterback Nick Foles. A little context helps here. Gordon was..." February 17

  • Mayock still thinks Manziel can be difference-maker, 'very risky' to trade up for Marcus Mariota, Jameis Winston

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns aren't the only ones that didn't heed Johnny Manziel's pre-draft red flags enough last year. NFL Network's Mike Mayock is still kicking himself for ignoring the warning signs of too much partying that ultimately landed Manziel in rehab last month. "I'm mad at myself a little bit..." February 17

  • Kevin O’Connell hired to coach QBs as Browns round out offensive staff

    NFL.com "Kevin O’Connell, a former NFL quarterback who has tutored numerous college prospects during their preparations for the draft, has been named the Browns’ new quarterbacks coach, Mike Pettine announced Tuesday. Pettine also announced the hiring of senior offensive assistant Kurt Roper, assistant..." February 17

  • Browns release Paul McQuistan

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns released reserve offensive guard Paul McQuistan on Friday, per the NFL’s personnel notice. The 31-year-old McQuistan appeared in 14 games in 2014, starting once. He played 121 snaps, per Pro Football Focus." February 14

  • Jimmy Haslam says Justin Gilbert needs to mature

    Pro Football Talk "Johnny Manziel isn’t the only 2014 first-round draft pick of the Browns who needs to show he’s fully dedicated to football. Justin Gilbert, the cornerback whom the Browns selected with the eighth overall pick in last year’s draft, was also criticized during the season for not working hard..." February 14

  • Browns release backup guard Paul McQuistan

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have released backup guard Paul McQuistan with a year remaining on his contract. McQuistan, 30, signed a two-year free agent deal with the Browns last March worth $3 million, including a $750,000 signing bonus, largely for his ability to fill in at either guard or tackle. He..." February 13

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Seahawks need TEs because of injuries. Among names floated during #Browns talks for Harvin? Jordan Cameron. Deal never materialized.

  • Which NFL Teams Have The Hardest And Easiest 2015 Schedules?

    Deadspin.com "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12

  • Jimmy Haslam felt 'sucker-punched' by report the Cleveland Browns are toxic and dysfunctional

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was out of town last week when a national report surfaced that his team was toxic, dysfunctional and that anyone who could flee was fleeing. The report, by Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, hit the same day that Northeast Ohio Media Group reported that Browns general..." February 12

  • Owner Jimmy Haslam concedes Josh Gordon may have played his last down for team

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam acknowledged Wednesday during a 50-minute interview with beat writers that former All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon might never play for the team again. Last week, the NFL banished Gordon for at least a year because he violated its substance-abuse policy again. “We..." February 12

  • Jimmy Haslam 'absolutely' still believes Johnny Manziel can start: 'It's way too early to give up on him'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said Wednesday that he still firmly believes Johnny Manziel can be a successful NFL starter if he gets his act together off the field. "Absolutely,'' said Haslam in a 50-minute meeting with Browns beatwriters. "I ask that question a lot to our football people -- as..." February 12

  • Haslam: Josh Gordon has failed to accept responsibility

    NFL.com "Josh Gordon is out for the 2015 season after missing the first 10 games of 2014 and the first two games of 2013 all due to league-imposed suspensions for off-the-field incidents. Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was critical of his 23-year-old stud receiver Wednesday -- who will end up..." February 12

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    PatMcManamon @PatMcManamon

    In meeting with beat writers, Jimmy Haslam says GM Ray Farmer admitted sending the text messages, but will not affect status with #Browns

  • Browns owner Jimmy Haslam confirms Ray Farmer sent texts, but says he fully supports embattled GM

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam insisted Wednesday he fully supports Ray Farmer and has no plans to fire the embattled general manager despite his involvement in the texting scandal that's hovering over the organization like a dark cloud. Haslam confirmed Farmer sent text messages about play calls to..." February 11

  • Marcus Mariota prepping for NFL draft with Johnny Manziel's '14 tutor Kevin O'Connell, Browns soon-to-be QB coach

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns soon-to-be quarterbacks coach Kevin O'Connell, who prepared Johnny Manziel for the NFL draft last year, is playing the same role this year with Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, who's been on the Browns radar since last season, a source confirmed for Northeast Ohio Media..." February 11

  • Kyle Shanahan: Johnny Manziel is 'a great guy'

    Sporting News "Kyle Shanahan is staying tight lipped on the details surrounding his departure from the Browns. However, recent positive remarks about Johnny Manziel indicates the troubled quarterback was not the deciding factor in Shanahan's decision to leave Cleveland. "Johnny's a great guy and I think he..." February 10

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Browns GM Ray Farmer has shown a liking for Mariota. Cleveland has the 12th, 19th overall picks. Obv, Farmer will get good intel from KOC.

  • Josh Gordon to file grievance against Browns

    Waiting For Next Year "Josh Gordon continues to be in the news. Recall the Browns receiver was suspended for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 17 contest, one that the team would go on to lose in typical Brownsian fashion. Nothing new, right? Au contraire. The difference here being that Gordon’s suspension put him under the..." February 09

  • Brian Hoyer 'shocked' Johnny Manziel needed rehab, willing to battle him a 2nd time

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer admitted he was shocked to learn that Johnny Manziel had checked himself into rehab, and also re-iterated that he'd have no problem battling him for the starting job for the second straight season. "You spend a lot of hours together (and) I never thought it would..." February 09

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    Scott Petrak ct @ScottPetrak

    #Browns Brian Hoyer doesn't know if he will hit open market. Wouldn't say if he wants to. Open to returning with chance to start.

  • Browns and GM Ray Farmer facing possible suspension, fine, loss of draft pick for 'Textgate'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns and general manager Ray Farmer are facing possible sanctions from the NFL for "Textgate," including a multigame suspension for Farmer, and a fine and loss of draft pick for the Browns, league sources told Northeast Ohio Media Group. The investigation -- one of three "integrity of the..." February 04

  • Jordan Cameron not interested in re-signing with the Browns

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports has a lengthy article explaining a number of internal issues that have left the Browns organization in a “toxic” state. In the article, La Canfora mentions that the issues within the Browns will likely impact their ability to retain free agents such as TE Jordan..." February 04

  • Browns' mess with Gordon, Manziel starts with owner Haslam's meddling

    CBSSports.com "Browns fans, I have a mea culpa to issue. I owe you all an apology. When Jimmy Haslam took over your once-proud franchise I was fairly effusive in my praise. Finally, I wrote and said, the rudderless franchise would have direction. It would have an omnipresent, accountable owner who was steeped..." February 04

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns not expected to cut ties w/Josh Gordon at this time. They don't have to pay him in '15 & he can't be with team, so nothing to lose.

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