Browns Rumors & News

  • Browns Won't Start Manziel in 2014, Not Sold on Hoyer Long-Term

    Bleacher Report "The Cleveland Browns won a close game Sunday afternoon against the Atlanta Falcons, but quarterback Brian Hoyer struggled throughout with zero touchdowns and three interceptions." November 25

  • Manziel and his entourage involved in brawl, per report

    SB Nation "Members of Johnny Manziel's entourage were involved in a massive brawl early Saturday morning in downtown Cleveland, according to a police report obtained by Scene. Police responded to a report of a "riot" involving 20 men and two security guards in a high-priced downtown apartment complex. The..." November 25

  • Positioned to win, Falcons fail to finish in 26-24 loss to Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Falcons had the Browns right where they wanted them Sunday, or so they thought. In a sometimes sloppy affair on both sides, Atlanta had everything going for it in the game's 60th minute. Momentum. The lead. Home crowd. Time. And distance. "We had it. We had 44 seconds to stop them and we..." November 24

  • Bills president: Team returning to Buffalo this week, will host Browns "Bills team president Russ Brandon said Sunday morning there are "no red flags" preventing the team from practicing back in Buffalo this week and hosting the Browns next Sunday. Brandon and team officials who are in Detroit for Monday night's game with the Jets have been in contact with..." November 24

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Browns S Tashaun Gipson suffered a grade-3 MCL sprain, source said. Typically a 6-8 week recovery.

  • Tashaun Gipson carted off after collision with Joe Haden

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns are clinging to a lead in the fourth quarter against the Falcons and they’ll need to protect it for the final 9:31 without safety Tashaun Gipson. Gipson and cornerback Joe Haden collided with each other while trying to make a play on a pass to Julio Jones and Gipson needed medical..." November 23

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    Tony Grossi @TonyGrossi

    #Browns officially list Isaiah Crowell as their starting RB today. We've seen this change before, however.

  • Report: 20-30 plays for Josh Gordon in his return

    Pro Football Talk "With Josh Gordon finally free, the next question is when he’ll get loose. The Browns have opted to be coy about their intended use of the man who led the league in receiving yards last year despite missing the first two games due to a suspension. Back with the team in 2014 after a 10-game..." November 23

  • Josh Gordon avoids suspension for DUI guilty plea

    Pro Football Talk "With a 10-game suspension behind him, Browns receiver Josh Gordon officially doesn’t have to worry about another suspension in the wake of his DUI guilty plea. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Gordon was fined by the NFL and not suspended after pleading guilty to DUI charges in..." November 23

  • Browns rule out TE Jordan Cameron for Week 12

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Browns coach Mike Pettine told reporters tight end Jordan Cameron has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Falcons with a concussion, per the Akron Beacon Journal. Cameron will now miss his fourth consecutive game due to the issue. Pettine remains hopeful that Cameron will play Week 13..." November 22

  • Browns' Brian Hoyer on pace for a $2 million escalator, report says

    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

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Browns TE Jordan Cameron and S Johnson Bademosi (concussions) returned to practice today.

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    Scott Petrak ct @ScottPetrak

    #Browns Pettine said WR Josh Gordon little sore today after 1st practice. Will get more reps today."Maybe little ahead of where we expected"

  • How Josh Gordon's return can take the Browns to the next level "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

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns Cameron still in concussion protocol, will not be on field today at all.

  • Vikings claim Ben Tate on waivers "The Minnesota Vikings claimed running back Ben Tate on waivers Wednesday from the Cleveland Browns, a league source told'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

  • Topps releases Johnny Manziel baseball card

    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

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    Aditi Kinkhabwala @AKinkhabwala

    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)

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    Zac Jackson @FSOhioZJackson

    The Browns released running back Ben Tate this morning.

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    Source confirmed for a report by @FSOhioZJackson that Josh Cribbs will sign w/ #Colts. I'm told it will be today.

  • It's official: Josh Gordon returns to the Browns "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

  • Browns' Barkevious Mingo might need offseason shoulder surgery

    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

  • Mallett, Watt and Blue star in 23-7 win over Browns

    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

  • Karlos Dansby suffers knee injury "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

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    Tony Grossi @TonyGrossi

    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.

  • Texans, Titans interested in Hoyer "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

  • How Cleveland Browns' receiving corps exceeded expectations in absence of Josh Gordon

    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

  • Johnny Manziel still has chip on shoulder after Texans passed on him "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

  • Safety Tashaun Gipson listed as questionable after concussion, hopes to play Sunday, keep Browns’ streak going

    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

  • NFL interception leader Tashaun Gipson wants to face Mallett

    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

  • Phil Taylor (knee) put on IR "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

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #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.

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    Tom Reed @treed1919

    Phil Taylor (knee) and Jordan Cameron (concussion) are out. Taylor being placed on injured reserve.

  • Shanahan on Josh Gordon rejoining Browns Monday: 'I can't wait to get him back, we'll work to get him the ball'

    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

  • Tiger Woods wouldn't sign autograph for 10-year-old Johnny Manziel "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

  • Browns' Brian Hoyer on Texans' Ryan Mallett: 'It's the strongest arm I've ever seen by far'

    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

  • Ben Tate not satisfied with role in Browns' backfield

    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

  • Browns haven't been in first after Week 10 since Bill Belichick was coach "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

  • Ben Tate: 'I don't think I've changed' "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

  • O’Brien expects team to be fairly healthy for bout with Browns

    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

  • Browns, Brian Hoyer not talking as QB eyes Andy Dalton-like deal "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

  • Browns LB Karlos Dansby on Bengals offense: We knew what was coming "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

  • Donte Whitner responds to Jeremy Hill

    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

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns Pettine on RB rotation: "it will still come down to the gameplan and how the week of practice goes.''

  • Cleveland Browns overwhelm Cincinnati Bengals, 24-3, move into first-place tie atop AFC North

    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

  • Jeremy Hill: Browns 'not that good' "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

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    Richard Skinner @nkyskinner

    Official Browns inactives: WR Hawkins, DB Bademosi, DB Desir, RB Winston, DB Nelson, OL Painter, TE Cameron #Bengals

  • Browns GM: 'I want Johnny to play when Johnny's ready to play' "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

  • Browns not looking to disrupt offense with addition of Josh Gordon "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

  • Browns GM says Josh Gordon must prove he fits Browns' profile and they won't 'disrupt' offense to get him the ball

    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