Browns Rumors & News

  • Browns' Jackson on Gordon: 'His slate's clean with me'

    The Score "Josh Gordon has joined his Cleveland Browns teammates for training camp after being reinstated on a conditional basis earlier this week. Asked about the addition of the talented receiver in his media availability Thursday, head coach Hue Jackson shared his belief in Gordon and made reference to..." July 28

  • Jackson: Browns will name starting QB before 1st preseason game

    The Score "Cleveland Browns fans may not have to wait long to find out about their starting quarterback, after all. Head coach Hue Jackson said Thursday that while he's still not ready to name a leader under center, he does have a timeline for when such a decision will be made. "It's going to be before..." July 28

  • Browns say “grave disappointment” in Crowell, but he’s making necessary steps

    Pro Football Talk "The since-deleted Instagram post showing a police officer’s throat being slashed made by Browns running back Isaiah Crowell was the first topic of conversation at the team’s pre-camp press conference on Thursday. The public message from Browns coach Hue Jackson and executive vice president of..." July 28

  • Armonty Bryant faces further possible NFL suspension after misdemeanor drug conviction

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns edge-rusher Armonty Bryant is already suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. But he now faces further possible discipline or suspension from the league after a misdemeanor drug conviction on Wednesday. Bryant, 26,..." July 28

  • Browns place Gordon on NFI, Haden on PUP

    The Score "Cleveland Browns recently-reinstated receiver Josh Gordon will have to wait a little bit longer to make his return. Gordon was placed on the non-football injury list Tuesday with a quad injury suffered during a personal workout after being reinstated on Monday, the team announced." July 27

  • Barnidge ready for camp following sports hernia surgery

    The Score "Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge has been medically cleared for training camp after undergoing sports hernia surgery in early June, Mary-Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com reports. Cabot includes that, while he passed his physical, Barnidge could be limited early in Browns training camp." July 27

  • Who reaches Super Bowl LI? 2016 NFL record projections for all 32 teams

    USA Today "Heading into training camps, all 32 NFL teams have essentially taken shape. So before injuries, benchings, firings, (more) suspensions and hot streaks start shaping the 2016 season, here's USA TODAY Sports' annual projection of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based..." July 27

  • NFL insider suggests Eagles might consider acquiring Browns receiver

    Bleeding Green Nation "On Monday, it was revealed that Browns receiver Josh Gordon will be reinstated to the NFL this year after he serves a four-game suspension to start the 2016 season. There has since been speculation if Cleveland will keep Gordon or trade him in order to move on and get something for him in return..." July 27

  • Browns will give RGIII four out of five first-team reps

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s PED policy is sufficiently effective to ensnare players who use supplements that contain banned substances. However, the PED policy has yet to catch many (if any) actual cheaters. Those observations hinge on the honesty of the stream of PED offenders who claim they used a supplement..." July 26

  • Browns will give Josh Gordon another chance and support him 'on and off the field'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown indicated Monday the club will give Josh Gordon another chance to redeem himself in Cleveland. "With the league's decision to afford Josh the opportunity to resume his career, he will be with us for the start of training camp,'' Brown said in a..." July 26

  • Josh Gordon & Manziel Supporting Each Other in SnapChat Video

    Black Sports Online "Despite the trouble that seems to follow these two, one thing you can’t do is question the sincerity of their friendship. While I can write sweet music to their friendship, lets not turn a blind eye to the sometimes reckless actions these two engage into together and apart." July 25

  • Josh Gordon conditionally reinstated, can play starting in Week Five

    Pro Football Talk "Suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday. The report said Gordon has been suspended for the first four games of this season and that his reinstatement is conditional, but he can participate in training camp and be in meetings..." July 25

  • Hue Jackson has drawn up plays specifically for Terrelle Pryor

    Pro Football Talk "The guy who once drew up plays for Terrelle Pryor the quarterback is now doing the same thing for Terrelle Pryor the receiver. As explained by Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Browns coach Hue Jackson has devised specific ways to get the ball into Pryor’s hands so that he then can use..." July 23

  • Josh Gordon can be reinstated anytime after Aug. 1

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell summoned Josh Gordon to a meeting at the NFL offices in New York on Wednesday as part of the reinstatement process. It doesn't mean that Goodell is ready to end the Browns' receiver's indefinite suspension under the substance abuse policy, but he's one step..." July 23

  • Browns sign Nick Hayden

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have signed seventh-year defensive lineman Nick Hayden to help ease the loss of Desmond Bryant to a torn pectoral muscle. Hayden, a street free agent, started the past three seasons for the Cowboys at defensive tackle, but they let him walk in free agency. In 2015, he started 15 of..." July 23

  • Josh Gordon Met With Roger Goodell, Can Reapply For Reinstatement Aug. 1

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon met with commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday regarding being reinstated and continuing his NFL career. According to Rapoport, Gordon can reapply for reinstatement on August 1. Rapoport gets the sense that nothing is..." July 21

  • Johnny Manziel sends a handwritten note and mimosas to the guy he allegedly hit

    CBS Sports "Let's give Johnny Manziel credit for taking baby steps: after allegedly striking a fellow wedding-goer in the face during a Hawaiian wedding over the weekend, the former Browns quarterback was quick to make amends, sending the fella he hit a note saying he's sorry. And a round of mimosas...." July 21

  • Browns' Desmond Bryant 'absolutely hopeful' he can make it back in 2016: 'I'm used to overcoming'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns defensive end Desmond Bryant was working out in Manhattan earlier this month when he felt something pop in his chest. At first, he didn't think much of it. The pain wasn't horrible and he moved okay. But when the area began to turn blue, he knew something was wrong. He called..." July 21

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Former Redskins teammate not a big fan of Robert Griffin III

    Sportsnaut "To say that Robert Griffin III was a divisive figure during his four-year tenure with the Washington Redskins would be an understatement. Griffin III saw his career get off to a rock-solid start, as he led Washington to a division title as a rookie. Since suffering a late-season injury that..." July 20

  • Cleveland’s Quarterback Despair

    The Ringer "When tested, our ideas about probability don’t always hold up. In practice, a coin toss isn’t actually a 50–50 proposition. Upon execution, the famous “infinite monkey theorem” produces disasters, not Shakespeare. And year after year, the Cleveland Browns fail to find even a decent quarterback..." July 20

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, ESPN.com reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Former NFL players suing Riddell need to understand their own guilt, too

    Sporting News "The customer is not always right, as those who work or have worked in the service industry know. Riddell Inc., America's largest football helmet distributor and official provider for the NFL from 1989-2014, is dealing with some unhappy customers who are both right and wrong. Former Pro Bowl..." July 15

  • Ohio man charged with defrauding NFL players through horse-racing scheme

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "An Ohio man was charged Wednesday with running a horse racing scheme where several National Football League players — including three former Cleveland Browns — lost money. Jonathan Pippin, 29, of Logan, faces two counts of wire fraud and a money laundering charge. Prosecutors say he ripped off..." July 14

  • Polian: Next NFL CBA will focus on commissioner power

    Sportsnaut "Roger Goodell has irked the NFLPA with his actions during this current term for the Collective Bargaining Agreement. While the agreement runs through 2021, issues are already popping up as hot topics for the upcoming NFL CBA, set to be negotiated in five years. Bill Polian suggests that the..." July 14

  • Cleveland police union accepts Isaiah Crowell’s revised apology

    Pro Football Talk "The Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association didn’t care much for the initial apology offered by Browns running back Isaiah Crowell for posting an image of violence against a police officer on social media, which prompted a threat to refuse to work at the team’s home games. The police union has..." July 13

  • How Twitter Helped Chad Johnson Land NFL Coaching Job

    Black Sports Online "Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson has returned to the NFL….but not as a player. The Cleveland Browns have hired the former receiver as an assistant wide receivers coach for training camp. Johnson said that he asked Browns head coach Hue Jackson, formerly Johnson’s coach when he played for the Bengals,..." July 13

  • Police Union Threatens Not To Work Browns Games Over Anti-Cop Instagram Post

    Deadspin "In response to the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Browns running back Isaiah Crowell posted a drawing of a police officer getting his throat slit on his Instagram account: This apology was not good enough for Stephen Loomis, the president of Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s..." July 13

  • Isaiah Crowell to donate first game check of season to police charity

    Pro Football Talk "Browns running back Isaiah Crowell has already apologized, and has already been told that wasn’t enough. Now, the man who posted and quickly deleted a drawing of a man killing a police officer last week is putting his money where his mouth is. Crowell told TMZ Sports he was donating his..." July 13

  • Desmond Bryant likely out for 2016 with torn pectoral muscle

    ESPN "Cleveland Browns starting defensive end Desmond Bryant is expected to miss the entire 2016 season after undergoing surgery Tuesday to repair a torn pectoral muscle, according to multiple reports. Bryant, 30, suffered the injury late last week during a workout, multiple team sources told..." July 13

  • Study finds Patriots have the best fans, Jaguars the worst

    The Score "New England Patriots fans have something else to brag about. A study conducted by Emory University professor Michael Lewis has Patriots fans ranked as the best in the NFL, followed by the Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles. The results of the study..." July 12

  • Chad Johnson tweets he wants to be on Hue Jackson's coaching staff; not 'welcome' by Bengals

    WKRC Cincinnati "For most of his career, Chad Johnson was known for his over-the-top on and off field antics that commanded some good and bad attention, and he's apparently trying to get the attention of Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson to give him a job - as a coach. On Monday Johnson posted a tweet..." July 12

  • Browns say Isaiah Crowell's apology for 'extremely disturbing' post is insufficient

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have no plans to cut Isaiah Crowell, but they made it clear that actions must speak louder than words when it comes to his apology for an Instagram post depicting a police officer being stabbed in the neck by a person in a black hood. Crowell posted the photo on Wednesday after the..." July 12

  • You can buy Cleveland Browns tickets for crazy cheap — on Groupon

    Yahoo! Sports "It’s a new era in Cleveland Browns football! For about the 18th time in 20 years, sure, but still! So maybe the excitement is on the short side these days, forcing the marketing and sales folks to go a different route to sell this new incarnation of the franchise. After all, they can only..." July 11

  • Browns RB Isaiah Crowell shares, deletes image of cop's throat being slit

    Sporting News "Browns running Isaiah Crowell is receiving backlash for a controversial image he shared to Instagram. After the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two black men recently killed by police, various athletes have shared their thoughts through social media. Crowell, however, shared a..." July 11

  • Browns quietly wiped out Manziel’s guaranteed money before cutting him

    Pro Football Talk "When the NFL recently suspended free-agent quarterback Johnny Manziel for four games under the substance-abuse policy, a question arose regarding whether the suspension would void the remaining guaranteed money in Manziel’s rookie contract. But the question of whether guarantees can be voided..." July 11

  • Fantasy: 10 breakout candidates to target in your draft

    The Score "Every fantasy owner wants to discover the star player no one saw coming. It gives you bragging rights over the competition and puts you in position to make a run at the title. With only a few weeks left until players report to training camp, let’s take a look at this year’s breakout..." July 11

  • The NFL's Catch Rule Got A Little More Complicated

    Deadspin "The NFL published its updated 2016 rulebook this week, and here’s a list of some of the bigger changes. But c’mon, we all want to see what the ever-evolving, always-baffling catch rule looks like now, so we can pretend we have any idea what we’re talking about when there’s a catch..." July 07

  • Browns RB coach: Duke Johnson 'an ultimate weapon'

    NFL.com "We kicked off our annual summertime Making the Leap series on Thursday with Houston Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney. So who else made the list? We'll let you find out in real time, but here's a *spoiler alert* for good measure: Cleveland running back Duke Johnson made the cut. That's no..." July 07

  • “Odds are very, very high,” RG3 is starting QB, says Mary Kay Cabot

    Dawgs By Nature "The Hue Jackson — Robert Griffin III marriage is apparently still in its honeymoon period. Cleveland.com’s Mary Kay Cabot spoke with CSN Mid-Atlantic, reporting that Jackson and the Browns are desperate to start the newly signed quarterback. (You can watch the full interview here) How..." July 05

  • Seahawks tried to claim Connor Shaw

    Seattle Times "It was easy to miss an item from the New Orleans Advocate on Friday that the Seahawks were among three teams to put in a claim for recently-waived quarterback Connor Shaw. It was prematurely reported that the Saints had gotten Shaw (hence the interest in New Orleans on this) before it was..." July 03

  • Browns sign 3rd-rounder Carl Nassib, whom they think has a motor like Joey Bosa's

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns third-round pick Carl Nassib, who makes his living knocking people down, was the last man standing. The No. 65 overall pick out of Penn State, Nassib was the last of the 14 Browns draft picks to sign his contract when he did so on Wednesday. It was a marathon, not a sprint, but they've..." July 02

  • Browns ‘all in’ on Robert Griffin III, no short leash

    Sportsnaut "Robert Griffin III is almost certainly going to get his shot at NFL redemption this season with the Cleveland Browns as the leader of the offense in Week 1. Mary Kay Cabot of CSN Mid-Atlantic is reporting the Browns are “all in” on Griffin this year and want him to start. “I think the..." July 02

  • Bears claim QB Connor Shaw from Browns

    Chicago Sun-Times "Two weeks before the deadline to sign Alshon Jeffery to a long-term deal, the Bears added his former college quarterback. Friday, they claimed South Carolina alum Connor Shaw, who had been waived by the Browns one day earlier. Because the team’s roster was at 89 players, it did not need to make..." July 02

  • Jamar Taylor enjoying “fresh start” with Browns

    Pro Football Talk "Among the changes the Browns made to their roster this offseason was the addition of cornerback Jamar Taylor in a trade with the Dolphins. Taylor was a second-round pick in Miami in 2013, but has struggled both on the field and with injuries since entering the NFL. The Browns haven’t been..." July 01

  • Connor Shaw says goodbye to Cleveland

    The Score "Cleveland Browns quarterback Connor Shaw is leaving the (new) city of champions. The Browns' fifth-string quarterback tweeted a fond farewell to the organization, after being waived ahead of training camp Thursday. Shaw played in one game for the Browns in 2014, completing 14 passes for 177..." June 30

  • Report: Goodell earned $32M in 2015

    The Score "The NFL paid commissioner Roger Goodell $32 million for 2015, according to a tax filing obtained by Daniel Kaplan of Sports Business Journal. Since the NFL changed its status from a non-profit to a profitable venture, this is the last year Goodell's salary will be on public record. " June 30