Browns Rumors & News

  • Mike Pettine hints Rex Grossman might be back soon

    Pro Football Talk "We should have seen this coming. The NFL simply could not be without Rex Grossman for too long. The Browns cut Grossman earlier today during a spate of roster moves, but Browns coach Mike Pettine said that might be temporary. “I wouldn’t read too much into it right now,” Pettine said, via..." August 31

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Browns HC Mike Pettine said he's comfortable with RB Ben Tate playing on third down.

  • Cowboys, Browns take from each other’s discard pile

    Pro Football Talk "If the Cowboys and Browns knew how things were going to wind up playing out, they might have just made a trade before Saturday’s cut to 53 players instead of waiting to acquire a player from the other team via waivers. There’s no going back in time, though, so we’ll just have to wonder what the..." August 31

  • Browns cut Rex Grossman

    Pro Football Talk "Rex Grossman will no longer be the third man in the quarterback room for the Browns. PFT has learned that Grossman has been released as the Browns conduct a busy day on the waiver wire to shape their 53-man roster ahead of the start of the regular season. The Browns have claimed wide receiver..." August 31

  • Nate Burleson and Leon McFadden are gone but Rex Grossman and Isaiah Crowell survive Cleveland Browns cuts to 53

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns cornerback Leon McFadden had two preseason starts to try to keep his job, and wide receiver Nate Burleson hoped that returning in the preseason finale and catching a big 27-yard pass from Johnny Manziel might be enough to save him. But it wasn't to be for either of them. McFadden,..." August 31

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    Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider

    Browns claimed wide receiver LaRon Byrd off waivers, according to a source

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Browns claimed OT Ryan Seymour, I'm told. Has played for the #Seahawks and #49ers

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Browns did end up finding another RB. I'm told they claimed Glenn Winston, who played for #49ers and Michigan St

  • Browns announce initial 53-man roster

    Pro Football Talk "South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier said recently that he thought the Browns should put Connor Shaw into the mix for the starting quarterback job. The Browns may have seen the Gamecocks get steamrolled by Texas A&M on Thursday night or they may have just dismissed Spurrier’s NFL acumen..." August 31

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #browns cuts

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns TE/FB marqueis gray has been cut, league source tells for

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    ProFootballTalk @ProFootballTalk

    Raiders release WR Greg Little, per league source. #backtocleveland

  • Browns release Leon McFadden

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns are parting ways with their third-round pick from the 2013 NFL Draft. The club will waive cornerback Leon McFadden, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Saturday. PFT has confirmed the Browns will release McFadden, a San Diego State product. McFadden (5-10, 190)..." August 30

  • Browns cut Dion Lewis

    Pro Football Talk "Running back Dion Lewis emerged from Pitt in 2011, joining another former Pitt tailback (LeSean McCoy) on the roster of the Steelers. But for Lewis, a fifth-round draft pick, the NFL thing hasn’t gone nearly as well. Traded for the Browns for linebacker Emmanuel Acho after two seasons, 24..." August 30

  • Browns releasing Chris Ogbonnaya

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns are set to part ways with a recent mainstay in their RB corps. The club will release tailback Chris Ogbonnaya, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. PFT has confirmed Ogbonnaya’s departure." August 30

  • Browns cut WR Nate Burleson "The Cleveland Browns cut wide receiver Nate Burleson on Saturday, a source confirmed to Burleson, who had been dealing with a lingering hamstring issue, only played in one preseason game. He caught one pass on two targets for 27 yards in the preseason finale." August 30

  • Mike Pettine on Johnny Manziel Week 1 reps: 'Something we'll discuss'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns rookie Johnny Manziel made a strong case for some playing time in Pittsburgh with a typical Johnny Football effort in Thursday night's 33-13 victory over the Bears. "It's something we'll discuss,'' said coach Mike Pettine. "I don't know if that's necessarily something just because of..." August 30

  • Jones proud of himself for resisting the urge to draft Manziel "It an understatement to say Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones caused a stir in the sports world Thursday. An in-depth profile of Jones, written for ESPN and published Thursday afternoon, quoted Jones on a variety of incendiary topics – both from the present and the distant past. Those..." August 30

  • Cleveland Browns' All Pro Joe Thomas takes aim at NFL's 'outdated' policy on marijuana

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Perennial All Pro Joe Thomas said the NFL substance-abuse policy regarding marijuana that teammate Josh Gordon violated is "outdated" and no longer reflects the "morals" in society and pro sports. The receiver's indefinite suspension for failing a test for weed was upheld by an arbitrator..." August 30

  • Brian Hoyer puts TD on board and Johnny Manziel boogies in Browns' 33-13 victory over Bears

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brian Hoyer put a touchdown on the board on his lone drive against the Bears and then got out of the way while Johnny Jamboogie took over and did his thing. To quote Manziel's new Snickers commercial in which he plays an aerobics instructor nicknamed Johnny Jamboogie, he worked those thighs, he..." August 29

  • Report: Jones says Manziel would've guaranteed Cowboys' relevance "Jerry Jones wanted Johnny Manziel. The Cowboys owner and general manager has spoken out of both sides of his mouth on the issue, but an "Outside the Lines"/ESPN the Magazine profile of Jones by writer Don Van Natta Jr. paints a picture of a man second-guessing his decision to pass on Manziel in..." August 28

  • Report: Gordon Wants to Play in CFL

    Dawgs By Nature "Josh Gordon is exploring options in the CFL. But not so fast... According to multiple reports this morning, suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon wants to play in the Canadian Football League for the 2014 season. However, that possibility seems to have been quickly shot down by the Browns and a..." August 28

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns would not give Josh Gordon permission to play in the Canadian Football League, a source tells

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    One other hit Josh Gordon takes: Loses the accrued season. Contract tolls, he's not eligible for a new deal til '16, can't be a UFA til '17.

  • NFL upholds one-year suspension for Josh Gordon "Josh Gordon's fate for 2014 has finally been decided. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the NFL has suspended the Cleveland Browns wide receiver for one season on Wednesday for violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to a source. Last year's league-leading wideout..." August 28

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    #Browns WR Josh Gordon can apply for reinstatement after the season, not one calendar year as drug policy dictates for Stage 3 offenders.

  • Josh Gordon process 'frustrated' Cleveland Browns "The Cleveland Browns waited nearly four months for the NFL to drop its one-year suspension on wide receiver Josh Gordon. NFL Media's Aditi Kinkhabwala told NFL Network on Wednesday that the elongated timeline left the organization "extremely frustrated with the way that this dragged..." August 27

  • Report: NFL has made decision on Browns receiver Josh Gordon's appeal "The NFL has reportedly made a decision on Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon's appeal of a one-year suspension for a positive drug test, Adam Schefter said on SportsCenter Tuesday. According to Schefter, the decision on the suspension has been made, but league appeals officer Harold..." August 27

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    Chris Fillar @ItsFillar

    Schefter just said on SC that he's heard Gordon decision has been made and Henderson just needs to decide when to issue it. #takeyourtime

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Browns waived 13 players including RB Edwin Baker. Cut WR Anthony Amrstrong.

  • Mike Pettine says Browns 'fairly certain' Josh Gordon will be suspended at least part of year

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns coach Mike Pettine acknowledged the organization anticipates All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon to be suspended for at least part of the upcoming season, and the expectation contributed to Gordon not playing Saturday night in a 33-14 preseason loss to the St. Louis Rams. "I wasn't..." August 25

  • Michael Sam reacts to fan's crazy bet over Manziel sack

    USA Today "Michael Sam recorded two sacks against Cleveland Browns Saturday night in a 33-14 win, and his hit on Browns rookie Johnny Manziel cost one fan some money. Twitter user @squareknight bet that if Sam could sack Manziel, he’d buy drinks for the entire planet (a lofty promise). His original tweet..." August 25

  • Browns' Johnny Manziel scores first rushing TD, drops money sign "It didn't take long for Johnny Manziel to insert himself right back into the quarterback conversation in Cleveland. Earlier this week, he was named the Browns' backup behind Brian Hoyer, and after a tepid outing from Hoyer Saturday, Manziel took the field in the third quarter and led the Browns on..." August 24

  • Rams win 33-14 over Browns, but injuries are the story of the game

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Rams picked up their first victory of the preseason, putting together a solid start-to-finish effort in a 33-14 victory over the Browns in Cleveland Saturday night. But the celebration was subdued as the team awaits news on the severity of apparent knee injuries to quarterback Sam Bradford..." August 24

  • GM: Johnny Manziel doing fine "Ray Farmer has seen the offseason photos of Johnny Manziel out on the town. He has seen the ups and downs of his rookie quarterback in practice and games. But one thing the Browns general manager has not seen is a reason to believe the former Texas A&M star won't become the franchise player that..." August 24

  • Michael Sam does 'money fingers' after sacking Johnny Manziel "Johnny Manziel, meet Michael Sam. Michael Sam, meet Johnny Manziel. The two most hyped rookies of 2014 finally met on the field on Saturday and surprisingly, if you're reading this, it means the Internet didn't explode. The first NFL meeting between Sam and Johnny Football ended with the..." August 24

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    Scott Petrak ct @ScottPetrak

    #Browns CB Joe Haden (foot) won't play tonight. Practiced this week. WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) will miss 3rd straight game.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Browns backup QB Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 for his middle finger at the #Redskins sideline, source said.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Johnny Manziel is still weighing whether to appeal his $12,000 fine for flipping the bird. #thebird

  • Cleveland Browns' Ben Tate emerging as one of the leaders on a reshaped offense

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Unlike the other backfield position battle, Browns coach Mike Pettine hasn't been asked for daily progress updates on the rookie versus the veteran with limited starts. That's because halfback Ben Tate has emerged as the leader in more ways than one as the Browns look to establish the running..." August 22

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    This was a week many involved believed the #Browns WR Josh Gordon verdict would come down. Alas, it will not. Perhaps next week? #staytuned

  • Nate Burleson: Johnny Manziel’s still the man

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns wide receiver Nate Burleson isn’t joining the masses who are questioning Johnny Manziel’s ability to succeed in the NFL in the wake of the league’s most popular and polarizing rookie finishing runner-up in a quarterback competition against veteran Brian Hoyer. In fact, Burleson is still..." August 22

  • Is Johnny Manziel just Tim Tebow with a better arm and bad attitude?

    New York Post "This week has made it clear that it isn’t too soon to wonder whether Johnny Football will ever make it in the NFL. To wonder if he’s just Tim Tebow with a better arm and a much worse attitude. The Browns couldn’t have made it any easier for Johnny Manziel to win the starting quarterback job,..." August 22

  • Hoyer got his QB masters degree from Brady University

    USA Today "Brian Hoyer got his master's degree in playing quarterback with a chip on his shoulder as three-time Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots superstar Tom Brady's primary backup from 2009-2011. No surprise, then, that since that May night when the Cleveland Browns drafted the former Texas A&M..." August 21

  • Pettine on Manziel: Could be 'scenario where he doesn't play this year' "First-year coach Mike Pettine could have done better with the Browns' quarterback situation in recent weeks, but he seems to have learned from his mistake. After naming Brian Hoyer the starter, Pettine put to rest the idea that rookie Johnny Manziel could see the field in specialty packages or..." August 21

  • Johnny Manziel still struggling with Browns' playbook

    SB Nation "Johnny Manziel lost out on the Cleveland Browns' Week 1 starting quarterback job, though the reason might not have much to do with Brian Hoyer. Manziel was unable to grasp offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's playbook well enough to earn the role, according to's Rapoport, despite..." August 21

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Brian Hoyer named starter over Manziel for opener

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Despite awful performances by both of his quarterbacks in Monday night's loss at Washington, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Tuesday he has chosen Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel to start the season opener against the Steelers Sept. 7. Hoyer will also start Saturday night's "dress..." August 20

  • Johnny Manziel struggled with Browns' playbook "It felt like there were no winners in the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback competition, but we now know that Brian Hoyer will line up under center in Week 1. Johnny Manziel wasn't ready. This competition was never about Hoyer. As Browns coach Mike Pettine said, it was about Manziel versus..." August 20