Browns Rumors & News

  • Emmanuel Ogbah making transition, impressing Browns in the process "Emmanuel Ogbah has made a good impression in Berea so far as the Browns enter Week Three of OTAs. ​The second-round draft pick from Oklahoma State has shown flashes of why Cleveland scooped up the 6-foot-4, 270-pounder at No. 32 in an effort to bolster the team’s pass rush threat. And Ogbah —..." May 31

  • Johnny Manziel "went missing" over the weekend

    Page Six "Johnny Manziel went missing in action this weekend when he was supposed to host a small party in the Hamptons for close friends and family. The fallen football star was supposed to take a Blade helicopter out east on Saturday, but didn’t show for his flight." May 31

  • Browns offensive attitude “starts with the run game”

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier this offseason, Browns coach Hue Jackson called running backs Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson “as good as I’ve seen” during his time in the NFL. Crowell and Johnson said that Jackson’s complimentary words gave them a confidence boost heading into the final phase of offseason work and..." May 29

  • Johnny Manziel partied with Leonardo DiCaprio in New York

    Daily Mail "Professional partier Johnny Manziel was seen out in New York with Leonardo DiCaprio just days after a close friend said his destructive lifestyle may prove fatal. A source close to the troubled star revealed Tuesday that things are now so out of control they fear he may die soon unless someone..." May 29

  • Johnny Manziel Hunted Down By Mercedes Owner

    TMZ "Johnny Manziel isn't the only thing out of control ... so was the Mercedes he rented, and the guy who owns it went on a mission Friday to track the QB down and demand a sizable check. Johnny was leaving Trump Soho in NYC when it became apparent his SUV was being blocked by a fleet of cars from..." May 28

  • Johnny Manziel: ‘Friends and family with me’

    New York Post "More parties, no problem. TMZ caught up with Johnny Manziel in New York on Thursday, and he seemed to be at ease despite pleas from his loved ones to seek help immediately. “My friends and family, they’re all right, they’re with me,” Manziel said as his posse trailed close behind. The..." May 27

  • Mike Pettine Selling Ohio Home Which Features a Golf Simulator

    The Big Lead "Mike Pettine was fired by the Cleveland Browns after two unsuccessful seasons and some regretful draft picks. Pettine’s 5 bed / 5 bath Strongsville, Ohio home went on the market yesterday at $689,900. " May 27

  • Joe Thomas happy Browns didn’t trade him

    Sportsnaut "All that talk about Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas potentially wanting out of dodge can pretty much be thrown out the window. Not that the team’s new front office, led by general manager Sashi Brown, decided not to move the future Hall of Fame tackle, he’s apparently happy with..." May 26

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • As roster purge continues, 30-year-old Desmond Bryant quietly still does his job for Cleveland Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As the Browns continue to purge the roster of older veterans, there's no hint of Desmond Bryant joining the list of the departed. The 30-year-old defensive lineman played for Hue Jackson in Oakland, and shares an alma mater with members of the Browns' football brain trust. It's not connections..." May 25

  • Johnny Manziel's Friends Concerned ... 'He's Gonna Die'

    TMZ "Johnny Manziel's drinking and drug use is worse than ever -- but the QB refuses to seek help ... and now people close to him are convinced he's going to die unless something changes soon. Here's what we know ... Manziel has become even more reckless with his drug problem recently -- even..." May 25

  • Browns cut veteran wide receiver Brian Hartline a month after drafting four players at his position

    Akron Beacon Journal "The Browns cut veteran wide receiver Brian Hartline, the team announced Monday. The franchise’s decision to terminate Hartline’s contract is yet another reminder of its rebuilding process and youth movement. Hartline, a GlenOak High School graduate and Ohio State product, joined the Browns last..." May 24

  • Browns cut WR Brian Hartline "After selecting four receivers in the 2016 NFL draft, the Cleveland Browns cut ties with a veteran. The team released Brian Hartline on Monday, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the move. Pro Football Talk first reported the news. The move shouldn't be a..." May 23

  • NFL reportedly investigating Manziel involvement in April car crash

    TMZ "Johnny Manziel is the subject of an active NFL investigation -- with the league taking a particular interest in the QB's role in last month's Mercedes Benz crash on the Sunset Strip. We broke the story ... Manziel told police he was the passenger in an S550 that smashed into a light pole after..." May 23

  • Pro Bowler Tom DeLeone dies at 65 after battle with cancer

    Pro Football Talk "Tom DeLeone, a longtime NFL center and two-time Pro Bowler, has died after a long battle with brain cancer. He was 65. The Browns, DeLeone’s team from 1974 to 1984, confirmed his death this morning. DeLeone was born and raised in Ohio and spent his football career there." May 22

  • Manziel kicked out of Vegas club after allegedly throwing punches

    Sports Day "Things continue to spiral out of control for Johnny Manziel. The former Texas A&M and Cleveland Browns quarterback was kicked out of a nightclub in Las Vegas on Friday night after allegedly punching someone. According to witnesses, Manziel was in a VIP booth near the stage inside the Jewel..." May 22

  • Browns place Jaden Oberkrom on reserve/retired list two days after claiming him

    Pro Football Talk "Kicker Jaden Oberkrom’s stay with the Browns wasn’t a long one. The Browns claimed Oberkrom off of waivers from the Jaguars on Wednesday, but their search for a kicker to go with Travis Coons on the offseason roster will have to continue. The team announced Friday that Oberkrom has been placed..." May 21

  • Browns sign WR Dennis Parks "The Cleveland Browns have signed WR Dennis Parks and placed K Jaden Oberkrom on reserve/retired. Parks is a 6-2, 201-pound rookie out of Rice, who signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent on May 6. " May 21

  • Mike Shanahan: I didn’t think trading up for RG3 was very smart

    The Undefeated "The Cleveland Browns are just going through the motions — it’s still April — but the team’s newest quarterback is attacking his drills like a drowning man determined to stay afloat. As he drops back, Robert Griffin III has never displayed better footwork. Over and over again, he sets the correct..." May 21

  • Famous Nightclub Owner Has Interesting Job Offer for Manziel

    Black Sports Online "Johnny Manziel’s NFL career may very well be over and it’d be smart for him to start looking into other career options. One that fits him perfectly was just offered up by world-renowned Nightclub owner/creator Jason Strauss. " May 20

  • Washington Owner Dan Snyder Ruined His Own Quarterback Star

    Bleacher Report "It's difficult to fault Robert Griffin III for being egomaniacal when his own egomaniacal owner pushed him to be egomaniacal. We always suspected that Washington owner Dan Snyder had enabled Griffin. We now know, thanks to an excellently reported piece from The Undefeated's Jason Reid, that..." May 20

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Browns' Joe Haden: 'I'm not missing any games' and defensive strife 'was a little bit messy' last season

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Joe Haden, a longtime sneakerhead who owns a shoe store in downtown Cleveland, has never been happier to be back in a pair of kicks. Haden shed his clunky walking boot on Tuesday and is back in a pair of his beloved sneakers, putting full weight on his surgically-repaired left ankle. "That..." May 19

  • The Puzzling Plummet of RGIII

    The Undefeated "The Cleveland Browns are just going through the motions — it’s still April — but the team’s newest quarterback is attacking his drills like a drowning man determined to stay afloat. As he drops back, Robert Griffin III has never displayed better footwork. Over and over again, he sets the correct..." May 18

  • QB questions for Browns head coach Hue Jackson in May is so Cleveland

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "So Hue Jackson isn't ready to name a starting quarterback? "It's too soon. It's too soon," Jackson said told reporters. "We haven't even gotten to OTAs yet. We just have had off-season [workouts] and a voluntary minicamp. "Now, we've got the rookies, and I think that's way too soon. I..." May 18

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Cody's Kessler's mentor David Carr: 'He can absolutely be the Browns starting QB'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler had two Carrs in high school that helped him get where he needed to be. One was Derek, the Pro Bowl quarterback of the Raiders, and one was David, the former No. 1 overall pick of the Texans and current NFL Network analyst. When Kessler, the Browns'..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • "Too Soon" to Name a Starting QB, HC Hue Jackson Says

    Dawgs By Nature "With summer slowly approaching, a quarterback competition is beginning to brew in Cleveland. Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson told the media on Saturday after Fan Fest that it's "too soon" to name a starting quarterback, as Mary Kay Cabot of reported. Jackson is right...." May 16

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • Corey Coleman responds to coach Hue Jackson’s criticism — It’s the truth. I’ve got to get in better shape.

    Chronicle-Telegram "Rookie receiver Corey Coleman said he didn’t have a problem with coach Hue Jackson telling reporters he needed to get in better shape. “It’s the truth,” Coleman, the No. 15 pick, said Saturday after rookie minicamp practice at FirstEnergy Stadium as part of Fan Fest. “I was gassed from doing a..." May 15

  • Did the Titans and Browns make the right call trading down?

    SB Nation "The 2015 NFL season was a struggle for the Tennessee Titans and Cleveland Browns. Both teams were well out of the playoff picture before anybody had even started thinking about the postseason, limping to a tie for the worst record in the league by the end of the year. But there was a silver..." May 14

  • Browns think RGIII can be more than just a bridge guy "The Browns might be one of the most interesting teams in the NFL this offseason, but for all the right reasons this time around. A new brain trust turned a No. 2 pick into a bevy of potential foundational pieces and are leaving themselves plenty of options when it comes to their quarterback of the..." May 14

  • Hue Jackson calls out top pick Corey Coleman: 'He's got to get in shape'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hue Jackson sent a message loud and clear to his top pick Corey Coleman Friday that this isn't Baylor anymore and that it's time to put his big-boy conditioning pants on. "He's got to get in shape,'' Jackson said, zinging it right at Coleman like a Cody Kessler fastball. "He's explosive and he..." May 14

  • Browns sign 1st-rounder Coleman

    The Score "The Cleveland Browns announced the signing of six draft picks Friday, including first-round selection Corey Coleman. " May 13

  • Browns giving QB Ricky Stanzi a look

    Pro Football Talk "Quarterback Ricky Stanzi is participating as a tryout player in the Browns rookie minicamp this weekend. A fifth-round pick of the Chiefs in 2011, Stanzi has never played in a regular season game. He spent two years with the Chiefs and has also been on the active roster with the Jaguars. He’s..." May 13

  • Browns announce deals with six of 14 draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "Two weeks ago, the Browns were in the process of harvesting a Baker’s-Dozen-plus-one of rookies via the draft. They now have nearly half of them under contract. The Browns have announced deals with first-round receiver Corey Coleman, fifth-round receiver Jordan Payton, fifth-round offensive..." May 13

  • Browns jersey numbers for 2016 draft picks, other new roster additions "All of the Browns’ newest additions will know what jersey is theirs when they report for minicamp later this week. The Browns have assigned numbers to their 14 draft picks, 11 undrafted free agents and veteran defensive back Jamar Taylor, who was acquired in a trade with the Miami Dolphins on..." May 11

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • Browns' approach does not seem to bode well for Josh Gordon's return

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns have not addressed what they will do if Josh Gordon is reinstated by the league in August. They may not have to. The team's actions speak loud, and they do not seem to bode well for Gordon's return. The Browns took an armada of receivers in the draft. The four drafted..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam Conditionally Agrees to Deposition in Pilot Rebate Case

    Dawgs By Nature "Jimmy Haslam can't escape the Pilot Flying J rebate scheme. The Cleveland Browns' owner has agreed to a deposition, under certain conditions, as part of an ongoing civil lawsuit over the fraud, The Tennessean reported Friday. A deposition is a "witness's sworn out-of-court testimony,"..." May 10

  • Jimmy Haslam fine with trading No. 2 and trusts Hue Jackson on Cody Kessler: 'His track record's been pretty good'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The night Jimmy Haslam fired Mike Pettine and Ray Farmer, he stressed the importance of the quarterback position and pointedly reminded folks, "we do have the second pick in the draft.'' Fast forward almost four months later and the Browns traded that No. 2 to pick to the Eagles for No. 8, and..." May 10

  • Johnny Manziel selling his Ohio golf course home

    Larry Brown Sports "Now that he has been released by the Browns, Johnny Manziel really has no reason to remain in Cleveland. Not surprisingly, the free agent quarterback has put his Ohio home on the market. The 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath golf course home is listed for $489,000. As the listing notes, it is..." May 10

  • Browns guard Cameron Erving is surprise prom date for Elyria teen with special needs

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "A teenager in Ohio got a treat on prom night: a surprise date with a Cleveland Browns player. Elyria High School senior Elna Wright, 17, is nonverbal and uses a wheelchair as a result of a rare progressive disorder, Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia. She was crowned homecoming queen, but her..." May 09

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • CBS Boss Les Moonves I'd Consider Manziel for NFL Commentator 'Anybody Gets 2nd Chance'

    TMZ "Johnny Manziel -- future NFL commentator?? It's possible. With his playing career likely over, we asked CBS honcho Les Moonves if he would ever consider the former Heisman Trophy winner for a job in the booth. The answer wasn't a resounding YES -- but it wasn't no either. " May 07

  • Did Johnny Manziel flip the bird to camera crews in court?

    NESN "The Internet believes Johnny Manziel flipped the bird during his court appearance Thursday. The Internet’s probably wrong. Manziel was in court for his bond hearing after a grand jury indicted him on a misdemeanor assault charge involving his ex-girlfriend. He turned himself in Wednesday and..." May 06

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