Akron Beacon Journal "Browns coach Mike Pettine thinks his new defensive back looks like a tax guy. Jim Leonhard looks a bit like a teenager you’d pay 10 bucks to mow your lawn. But he’s been in the NFL for nine seasons, mowing down opposing receivers and kick returners on special teams. Signed Wednesday,..." August 01
Cleveland Plain Dealer "No decision is expected Friday on Josh Gordon's indefinite ban for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, and he'll be back in Cleveland by Saturday, league sources have told cleveland.com. A decision is expected soon, but not immediately after Friday's appeal hearing at the NFL offices in..." August 01
Pro Football Talk "With the hearing officer assigned to the appeal of Browns receiver Josh Gordon’s suspension facing an all-or-nothing mandate, the player and the league have extra incentive to try to control the outcome via a negotiated compromise. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, a “slight chance”..." August 01
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he sees the quarterback competition between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel as even right now, despite the fact Hoyer has been taking all of the first-team reps. What's more, Manziel will be taking some first-team reps soon. "I don't think one's..." August 01
On the #Browns QB battle: I'm told best-case scenario is for Brian Hoyer to win the job to start, then have Manziel on-field in a package.
Pro Football Talk "Despite a belief in some league circles that the person designated to handle the appeal of Browns receiver Josh Gordon’s one-year suspension can split the proverbial baby by imposing a suspension somewhere between zero and 16 games, the NFL characterizes the substance-abuse policy in a way that..." July 31
Confirmed Harold Henderson will hear #browns' Gordon's appeal tomorrow. Been told second-hand smoke won't fly with him.
ESPN.com "The legal team for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will argue in a hearing Friday that its client has disputed test results that were caused from second-hand marijuana smoke, according to sources. Gordon is appealing the NFL's imposition of a yearlong suspension for a positive test..." July 29
Pro Football Talk "With the Josh Gordon appeal hearing set for Friday and with Gordon hiring (as Adam Schefter reported last night) the same lawyer who helped Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman avoid a four-game suspension for violation of the PED policy in 2012, Gordon presumably has a case that holds more water..." July 29
TheScore.com "SCP Auctions announced Monday that it will auction off a Texas A&M jersey worn by Johnny Manziel for each of his six home games during his 2012 Heisman season. According to Dan Imler, vice president of SCP Auctions, the jersey is expected to fetch a record return, estimated at around..." July 29
CBSSports.com "A Browns fan who urinated on the grave of former Browns and Ravens owner Art Modell, and then posted the video to YouTube, will be charged by the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office. “I want to commend the Baltimore County Police Department for doing outstanding work in identifying the..." July 29
Cleveland Plain Dealer "When a Paul Bunyan of a man who stands 6-foot-6 and has seven Pro Bowls to his credit speaks, people listen. Browns left tackle Joe Thomas' words come down from on high to all the reporters craning up at him, and they almost always pack a wallop. Monday was no different. When asked about..." July 29
Pro Football Talk "The Browns waived offensive tackle Chris Faulk and kicker/punter Jake Rogers on Monday, according to the NFL’s transactions. The move leaves the Browns with 88 players, two short of the 90-player limit. The 24-year-old Faulk spent the 2013 season on injured reserve with Cleveland after knee..." July 28
Josh Gordon has hired attorney Maurice Suh, who helped Richard Sherman win his appeal. Suh will work w/ noted NFLPA attorney Heather McPhee.
Browns had been talking to Jordan Cameron about contract extension, but weren't close yet. Kyle Rudolph's deal should bolster his position.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns receiver Nate Burleson is glad he doesn't have to pick the starting quarterback, because he's enamored with both Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer. "Johnny – Oh my God – I love Johnny,'' Burleson gushed after day two of Browns practice. "I do. Johnny's for real. I like confident..." July 28
Pro Football Talk "On Sunday, no one would say anything about the absence of Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston from training camp. On Monday, the team and Pinkston’s agents issued a brief, two-sentence statement on the situation. “Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston has not been medically..." July 28
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam weighed in on Johnny Manziel's rock-star lifestyle for the first time Saturday and issued a stern warning to his rookie quarterback. "I don't want to wear this subject out,'' Haslam said after the first training camp practice. "Johnny said it himself. He made some..." July 28
Pro Football Talk "Hard to believe as it may seem, the Browns currently employ football players not named Johnny Manziel. As to one of them, a question has arisen regarding his employment. Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, offensive lineman Jason Pinkston isn’t around. And no one will say what’s..." July 27
Pro Football Talk "The biggest story of a slow month came from the all-that-that-implies image of Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel tightly rolling up a dollar in a nightclub bathroom. The Browns had no comment on the photo at the time, and Manziel’s camp (which had no qualms about calling B.S. on that phony..." July 27
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Johnny Manziel humbled himself on the eve of training camp Friday night and admitted he hasn't approached his offseason in the most professional manner. "At the end of the day, I've made some rookie mistakes,'' he said after a conditioning session for most veterans Friday night. "There's some..." July 27
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have been 'alarmed' by some of Johnny Manziel's antics since the draft -- especially a photo of him rolling up a $20 bill in the bathroom of a bar -- and some in the organization feel he's lost ground in the quarterback competition heading into camp, sources have told Northeast Ohio..." July 26
Browns player: "we're all expecting Hoyer to start" week 1. Feeling in locker room is Pettine will announce WELL BEFORE 3rd preseason game
TMZ.com "Jim Brown's 1964 Cleveland Browns Championship ring has been PULLED OFF THE AUCTION BLOCK amid allegations the ring was stolen from the NFL legend back in the '60s ... TMZ Sports has learned. Earlier this week, Brown sued Lelands Collectibles Inc. in the hopes of getting the ring back --..." July 25
Said on @AmericasPregame Josh Gordon checked himself into rehab following his DUI arrest. Still expected to report to camp tomorrow.
Akron Beacon Journal "Browns President Alec Scheiner cites the organization’s new leaders and its offseason moves as the primary reason the team has reached capacity for the first three practices of training camp Saturday through Monday in Berea. The Browns don’t have any tickets left to distribute for those..." July 24
Pro Football Talk "Terrance West’s stay on the Browns’ non-football injury list was a short one. The Browns announced Thursday that West, a rookie tailback from Towson, has been removed from the list, clearing the way for him to be on the practice field when Cleveland’s training camp practices begin..." July 24
Pro Football Talk "Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel got plenty of first-team reps during offseason workouts. He won’t be getting any in training camp, at least not initially. “He will get reps with the ones at some point,” coach Mike Pettine told Tony Grossi of ESPNCleveland.com. “But early on . . . we..." July 24
Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24
New York Post "NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown is suing a New York auction house to block the sale of his 1964 championship ring he won with the Cleveland Browns — one he claims was stolen from him decades ago. The former Browns great filed the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court Wednesday seeking a court..." July 24
ESPN.com "Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon will appeal his one-year suspension in a meeting with NFL officials on Aug. 1, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Gordon, who is facing the yearlong ban following a failed drug test earlier this offseason, will file the appeal in..." July 24
Pettine on Manziel: "I think he knows that in order for him to compete well, he's going to have to probably be more dedicated than ever."
#Browns rookie RB Terrence West will start training camp on the non-football injury list, source says.
ESPN.com "A Cleveland Browns fan posted a video on YouTube showing himself urinating beside Art Modell's grave in Pikesville, Maryland. The unidentified man in the video, titled "Browns Fan 'Pays Respects' to Modell," arrives at the gravesite dressed in a Baltimore Ravens Ed Reed jersey. He then pulls it..." July 23
1st rounder Justin Gilbert agrees to terms with Browns, per sources. Only one rookie, Taylor Lewan (Titans), remains unsigned.
ESPN.com "Mike Pettine says that the Cleveland Browns will have an answer to one of the NFL's biggest offseason questions -- Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer? -- in a little over a month. The first-year head coach told reporters Monday that the Browns expect to name their starting quarterback by their third..." July 22
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine told cleveland.com Monday that the Browns have no plans to cut troubled receiver Josh Gordon and that they expect him to report for training camp with the rest of the veterans on Friday. He also said he expects to hear something about Gordon's drug suspension within..." July 22
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brown coach Mike Pettine talked to Johnny Manziel about his most controversial photo, in which he was rolling a $20 bill at a bathroom sink, and said Manziel responded positively. He declined to provide details of the conversation, only that it took place. "I don't want to get into a..." July 22
ESPN.com "The NFL announced on Monday that more Johnny Manziel No. 2 Cleveland Browns jerseys were sold on NFLShop.com during the first quarter of the league's fiscal year than any other player's jersey. Manziel topped Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (No. 2), San Francisco..." July 22
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Bernie Kosar slurs his words because: He has post-concussion syndrome. He refused to wear a mouthpiece as a Browns and Miami Dolphins quarterback and suffered severe dental injuries. He has a drinking problem. The Browns kept him on the playing field with doses of the..." July 21
Akron Beacon Journal "Despite all the attention, all the hype, all the hoopla, odds are Johnny Football will begin his career with the Browns as Johnny Backup. The battle between rookie Johnny Manziel and veteran Brian Hoyer for the team’s starting quarterback job will be the most dominant storyline of Browns..." July 20
Pro Football Talk "And then there were two. Billy Turner, the Dolphins’ third-round draft pick, signed his rookie contract today. That means there are only two unsigned picks from this year’s NFL draft, both first-round picks: Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert (eighth overall) and Titans offensive tackle Taylor..." July 19
Akron Beacon Journal "Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has added Snickers to his list of endorsements, ESPN.com reported today. A company spokesman told the website Manziel is scheduled to appear in its "You're Not You When You're Hungry" campaign. A national TV commercial is set to debut as the NFL season..." July 19
Josh Gordon's agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed that Gordon's appeal hearing regarding his drug suspension is coming up soon.
SB Nation "Federal prosectors announced a deal with Haslam's truck stop company on Monday. Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam got some good news on Monday, and it has nothing to do with football. His company, Pilot Flying J, has reached a $92 million settlement with the government and will not be..." July 15
NFL.com "The Cleveland Browns have a new coach, a new quarterback -- and a new mascot. Browns VP of Marketing Kevin Griffin told Chris Fillar of WKRK-FM that the team will use a live bullmastiff to lead the players onto the field come Sundays. The canine has been named "Swagger," a nod to the Dawg..." July 14
Pro Football Talk "After LeBron James announced he’d be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer tweeted that he appreciated that James wrote that “everything is earned” for athletes in Northeast Ohio. It wasn’t hard to see why such a thought would resonate with Hoyer, who is..." July 13