Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer is in line for a little Christmas bonus this season. According ESPN NFL Insider Adam Caplan, Hoyer will earn an extra $2.05 million this year if he plays 70% of the snaps. His base salary this season is $1 million and he earned a roster bonus of..." November 21
#Browns TE Jordan Cameron and S Johnson Bademosi (concussions) returned to practice today.
#Browns Pettine said WR Josh Gordon little sore today after 1st practice. Will get more reps today."Maybe little ahead of where we expected"
SI.com "With a first-year head coach in Mike Pettine, a defense that is still figuring things out (especially in the secondary), a quarterback in Brian Hoyer who generally alternates between efficient and below average, an offensive line missing its best player in center Alex Mack and a receiver corps..." November 20
#Browns Cameron still in concussion protocol, will not be on field today at all.
ESPN.com "The Minnesota Vikings claimed running back Ben Tate on waivers Wednesday from the Cleveland Browns, a league source told ESPN.com's Field Yates. Tate had just two carries for minus-9 yards in last weekend's loss after complaining earlier in the week about the number of carries he was getting in..." November 19
Fox Sports Ohio "You may recall the San Diego Padres drafting Johnny Manziel in the 28th round (No. 837 overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft back in June. While the Cleveland Browns backup quarterback opted not to ditch the pads and cleats for a future on the diamond, Topps baseball cards decided to capitalize on the..." November 19
Can tell you: someone on Steelers staff called someone on Browns staff this am and asked about Ben Tate's release (per one of the someones)
The Browns released running back Ben Tate this morning.
CBSSports.com "The Browns' loss to the Texans knocked them out of first place in the AFC North but here's your silver lining: All-everything wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated. After missing 10 games for violating the league's substance-abuse policy, one of the NFL's best young pass catchers can now..." November 18
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo, who will be called on to play a larger role in the absence of Jabaal Sheard (foot), might need surgery after the season to repair his shoulder injury. As it is, he's playing with a harness and is virtually a one-armed defender. "It's not 100-percent,''..." November 18
Battle Red Blog "In a game that the Texans absolutely needed to win to maintain any delusion hope of a playoff berth, Ryan Mallett performed admirably in his first NFL start against the Cleveland Browns. After three full seasons behind Tom Brady in New England, the former Arkansas Razorback went 20/30 for 211..." November 17
ESPN.com "The Browns lost a critical part of their defense when linebacker Karlos Dansby left Sunday's game against the Houston Texans with a knee injury. He will not return. Dansby limped off the FirstEnergy Field with 7:37 left in the second quarter on a running play by Houston tailback Jonathan..." November 16
In pre-game warmups, Terrance West took 1st rep w #Browns offense. Team has not announced any change at RB. List Ben Tate on depth chart.
ESPN.com "Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer is trying to get the Browns an AFC North title and postseason trip. But Sunday's game against the Houston Texans and coach Bill O'Brien is also something of an audition. Hoyer and O'Brien worked together in the past and they have an interest in doing the..." November 16
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Travis Benjamin knew what some were saying about the Browns' receivers minus Josh Gordon outside the walls of the team's training facility in August. "We're 32nd in the league," he said in reference to the last-place distinction. Well, here's what some inside the walls of the Browns'..." November 16
CBSSports.com "When the Texans face the Browns Sunday, rookie Johnny Manziel will be where he's been for virtually the entire season: On the bench. Meanwhile, Houston quarterback Ryan Mallett, acquired in a trade with the Patriots just before the season, will make his first NFL start. In the weeks and months..." November 15
Chronicle-Telegram "Tashaun Gipson wants to keep the good times rolling Sunday against the Texans. He’s not talking about the run of forced turnovers that has him leading the league with six interceptions. The free safety’s focused on the team’s three-game winning streak and five victories in the last six..." November 15
Pro Football Talk "Browns safety Tashaun Gipson leads the NFL with six interceptions this season, but it remains unclear whether he’ll get a chance to add to his total on Sunday. Gipson is listed as questionable this week against the Texans after suffering a concussion last week. Gipson is eager to play, in part..." November 15
ESPN.com "The Cleveland Browns will be without defensive lineman Phil Taylor for the rest of the season as the former first-round draft pick was placed on injured reserve Friday. Taylor will need surgery for an undisclosed problem with his right knee, which he suffered during the fourth quarter of..." November 15
#browns Pettine on if he'll get cameron back this season: "you don't know. It's a touchy subject." said symptoms can come and go.
Phil Taylor (knee) and Jordan Cameron (concussion) are out. Taylor being placed on injured reserve.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Whenever Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan passes receiver Josh Gordon in the hallway, he always asks him how long until The Big Return. "He always knows the exact number of days,'' said Shanahan. "He's been itching at this for a while." The number is now down to four with Gordon..." November 14
CBSSports.com "The least surprising thing I've read all day is that Johnny Manziel was a big Tiger Woods fan growing up. He told GolfDigest he even had his parents get him a Scotty Cameron putter like Woods had when Manziel was growing up. "I had everything Tiger," said Manziel. "I wanted to be just like..." November 14
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer spent a year practicing alongside Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett in New England and can attest to that big gun everyone's always raving about. "Well, talking about Ryan, first and foremost, it's the strongest arm I've ever seen -- by far,'' said Hoyer. "In..." November 13
SB Nation "The Cleveland Browns have been one of the big surprises of the 2014 NFL season, and much of that has had to do with their strong run game. However, no one running back for the Browns has managed to stand out, even though Ben Tate was expected to be the No. 1 back. Tate admitted Tuesday that he'd..." November 12
CBSSports.com "The Jets' Bieber-induced upset of the Steelers on Sunday wasn't just big for New York, it was also big for the Browns. Pittsburgh's loss gave Cleveland sole possession of first place in the division for the first time since 1994. Under head coach Bill Belichick that year, the Browns were 7-2..." November 12
ESPN.com "Ben Tate on Sunday will face his former team, the Houston Texans, with no idea how many carries he'll get. That's not an ideal reality for Tate, who said "I'd be lying" if the Cleveland Browns' three-back rotation that came to life Thursday at Cincinnati was satisfying for him..." November 11
Houston Chronicle "The Texans should be in good shape physically when they play at Cleveland on Sunday. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph passed the concussion protocol and will start against the Browns. “He was out there today, and he looked good,” coach Bill O’Brien said after practice. The only player the..." November 11
CBSSports.com "The Browns have yet to make a contract offer to quarterback Brian Hoyer since the spring, according to a league source, despite the 29-year-old leading Cleveland to massive upsets over the rival Steelers and Bengals and holding a 9-3 record dating back to last season. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam..." November 10
CBSSports.com "If you're wondering how Cleveland's defense was able to shut down the Bengals offense on Thursday, Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby has an explanation: The Browns knew what the Bengals were going to do. Following Cleveland's 24-3 win, Dansby said the Browns defense saw everything coming. "We..." November 08
Pro Football Talk "Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill offered up one of the all-time worst insults to the Browns last night, saying Cleveland is “worse than I thought.” After Cleveland beat Hill’s team by 21 points. Inevitably, the Browns have responded, via safety Donte Whitner. “You know, that’s a..." November 07
#Browns Pettine on RB rotation: "it will still come down to the gameplan and how the week of practice goes.''
Cleveland Plain Dealer "In the biggest game of his life, on the huge national stage, Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer rose to the occasion, and his defense completely shut down, befuddled and embarrassed his Bengals counterpart Andy Dalton. As a result of the Browns' defensive dominance and Hoyer's superb outing, the..." November 07
ESPN.com "The Cleveland Browns impressed many who watched their 24-3 dismantling of the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill, who had a front-row seat for the blowout, was among the unimpressed. Asked whether the Browns were better than he previously thought,..." November 07
Official Browns inactives: WR Hawkins, DB Bademosi, DB Desir, RB Winston, DB Nelson, OL Painter, TE Cameron #Bengals
CBSSports.com "Johnny Manziel was busy last week and it had nothing to do with actually playing football. He made news when he tweeted out the cell number of a friend, was shown cursing at officials during LeBron James' return to Cleveland, and even found himself on the December cover of Golf..." November 05
CBSSports.com "Although Josh Gordon originally was suspended for the entire 2014 season after failing another drug test, that punishment was cut to 10 games and officially ends later this month. Some believed that a Browns offense without its best receiver would be a complete mess -- and it was hard to argue..." November 05
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns general manager Ray Farmer indicated Tuesday that Josh Gordon must prove he fits the 'play like a Brown' credo, and said the club won't 'disrupt' its offense to get him the ball. Asked what kind of impact the All-Pro will have when he comes off his 10 game-suspension Nov. 23 in Atlanta,..." November 04
ESPN.com "Greg Little isn't the first player to say he wants vengeance on his former team. But he is the most recent. Tuesday, the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver said that "somebody has to pay" during Thursday night's game for the fact the Cleveland Browns released him in May. "Everything about this..." November 04
SB Nation "The NFLPA has been adamant that any changes to the league's personal conduct policy must be collectively bargained. The NFL has been resistant, however. The NFL Players Association are butting heads once again, this time over how to negotiate changes to the league's personal conduct policy. The..." November 04
#Browns HC Mike Pettine said it's a possibility Jordan Cameron (concussion) could play Thur but I'll rely 1,000 percent on medical staff.
ESPN.com "What appeared to be a slip by Johnny Manziel, posting his phone number on Twitter on Friday night, was in fact a prank on a friend, sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. The backup Cleveland Browns quarterback posted the number of a buddy who was "bugging" him and tried to make it look like a..." November 04
Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns defense and special teams bailed out a struggling offense to lift the Browns to a 22-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. The victory improved the Browns to 5-3 -- their best start at the midpoint since 2007 -- and set up quite a showdown Thursday..." November 03
A little birdie told me don't be surprised if RB Terrance West gets the most carries today for #Browns. Just passing it along.
#Browns TE Jordan Cameron (concussion) who is out for today, working out lightly on field -- so he has been cleared to resume some activity.
San Francisco Gate "Niners outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks has been a second-team All-Pro the past two seasons. And, despite his production, he nearly became a Cleveland Brown earlier this week. According to FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer, the 49ers nearly dealt Brooks to the Browns before Tuesday’s deadline, but..." November 02
ESPN.com "Jordan Cameron will not play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The Cleveland Browns tight end was ruled out for the game because of a concussion. Cameron was injured during the team's win against Oakland. The situation at least raises the question of whether Cameron will be back..." November 01
ESPN.com "Evidently Johnny Manziel broke the cardinal rule of Twitter: Never post for the public what is intended as a direct message. The Cleveland Browns quarterback appeared to post his phone number on Twitter on Friday night. A tweet just before 7 p.m. ET had only a 10-digit phone number, with an..." November 01