Browns Rumors & News

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • Marvin Lewis reaches out to Hue Jackson to offer support

    ESPN "Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said he offered some encouragement to Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson after Cleveland dropped its 12th game of the season. Jackson, the Bengals former offensive coordinator, was emotional after Cleveland lost to the New York Giants 27-13. "Being 0-12..." December 01

  • You won't believe how cheap tickets are for the Browns' Christmas Eve game

    Fox Sports "At 0-12, the Cleveland Browns are quickly approaching historic territory. They’re four losses away from becoming the second NFL team to go 0-16, and while that makes each of their forthcoming games more interesting and intriguing, it isn’t getting fans in the doors. Dirt-cheap tickets might,..." November 30

  • Browns View Robert Griffin As More Than One-Year QB Option?

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports the Browns QB Robert Griffin III will likely keep the starting job for the remainder of the season if he’s named the starter next week. According to Garafolo, the Browns don’t view RGIII as just a one-year option at quarterback and it’s possible they could..." November 30

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Hue Jackson: Robert Griffin III cleared to play

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns could have Robert Griffin III behind center for their matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals following the bye. RG3 has been fully cleared for contact, head coach Hue Jackson told reporters Tuesday. He has yet to determine if the quarterback will start when the team plays..." November 29

  • Hue Jackson: 'I haven't even opened the bag of tricks yet' on offense

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hue Jackson's call of a halfback pass by running back Duke Johnson in the first quarter of Sunday's game wasn't an act of desperation in a winless season. "Oh no, I have always had those," Jackson said the day after the Browns' loss to the Giants. "I haven't even opened the bag of tricks..." November 29

  • Browns investigating Robert Griffin, girlfriend being robbed by stadium valet

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns are currently investigating an incident in which Robert Griffin III and his girlfriend claim they were robbed by a valet worker at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday. Grete Sadeiko, Griffin’s lady friend, tweeted that the money had been stolen from both her’s and Griffin’s..." November 29

  • Hue Jackson vows, again, that he will be back and eventually fix the Browns

    Pro Football Talk "After the Browns lost to the Giants Sunday to fall to 0-12, Browns coach Hue Jackson said — again — that he does not worry about his job status and remains focused on the Browns having a much better future. “I am going to be here, and I have said that to you guys before,” Jackson said, per the..." November 28

  • Terrelle Pryor takes high road in response to trashy Janoris Jenkins tweet

    Sportsnaut "Janoris Jenkins apparently doesn’t think much of Terrelle Pryor. Following the New York Giants’ 27-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns, Jenkins let Pryor know what he thinks of the receiver’s skills. In a tweet that has since been taken down, Jenkins unjustifiably took a huge shot at Pryor...." November 28

  • RG3’s car broken into in players’ parking lot, money stolen

    ESPN "Cleveland Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III and his girlfriend Grete Sadeiko had money stolen from their car parked in the players' garage at FirstEnergy Stadium during the team's 27-13 loss Sunday to the New York Giants, according to a tweet by Sadeiko. Griffin later retweeted the post by..." November 28

  • Browns lose another offensive lineman to injury

    Pro Football Talk "Browns right guard John Greco limped off the field during Sunday’s third quarter and was taken to the locker room. The team announced that Greco has a foot injury and that his return is questionable. The Browns have been hit hard by injuries on the offensive line and their offense has really..." November 27

  • Manning, Beckham lead Giants to fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- Eli Manning kept the New York Giants on the heels of the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday by throwing three touchdown passes in a 27-13 victory over the Cleveland Browns. The Giants (8-3) have won six straight games and trail the Cowboys (10-1) by two games in the NFC East. The Browns..." November 27

  • Browns hoping to start RG3 again this season "The Browns want another chance to see Robert Griffin III at quarterback before the season ends. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport noted on NFL GameDay Morning Sunday that unless rookie quarterback Cody Kessler returns from a concussion and gets on a roll, the team will try and start Griffin at..." November 27

  • Joe Thomas still an ironman, not yet at 10k milestone

    Pro Football Talk "Browns left tackle Joe Thomas has unquestionably been an iron man and has never missed a snap in his career. ESPN Field Yates tweeted Sunday that Thomas passed 10,000 consecutive snaps to begin his career, but a Browns spokesman told PFT that the team’s PR department has his snap count at a..." November 27

  • The Browns want to eliminate Eli Manning to enable brother-on-brother violence

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ray Horton knows that Eli Manning will start 194th NFL game Sunday, when the Giants take on the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. But he kidded Friday that he hopes Manning doesn't finish it -- so Browns rookie pass-rusher Carl Nassib can make history. "The players probably laughed at me but..." November 26

  • Terrelle Pryor’s transformation from QB to WR impressive, but some Giants think otherwise

    Newsday "The last time Terrelle Pryor faced the Giants was in 2013. He completed 11 of 16 passes for 122 yards and ran for a touchdown as the starting quarterback of the Raiders. This game will be vastly different. Pryor, a record-setting passer at Ohio State whose NFL career as a quarterback never..." November 26

  • Ray Horton: Joe Haden having 'average' season

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns expect more from cornerback Joe Haden, defensive coordinator Ray Horton said Friday. "I think he is having for him, he would probably say an average year," Horton said in his weekly media get-together. "He would probably expect a little bit more from him(self)." Haden..." November 25

  • Joe Haden guarantees the Browns won’t go winless

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns have only five chances remaining to avoid a winless 2016 season, and star cornerback Joe Haden is confident they will capitalize on at least one of them. While speaking to reporters on Friday, Haden guaranteed the Browns will not become just the second 0-16 team in NFL..." November 25

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Browns' Corey Coleman 'has a bright future here,' Hue Jackson says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Corey Coleman dropped two passes against the Steelers and caught only four of his 12 targets, but coach Hue Jackson isn't worried about the No. 15 overall pick. "It's unfortunate,'' said Jackson. "Some of those things will happen from time to time, talking about the drops. He made a couple of..." November 24

  • Pat McAfee again asks Antonio Brown not to kick him in the face

    Larry Brown Sports "Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown once kicked then-Cleveland punter Spencer Lanning in the facemask on a punt return. Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee has never forgotten it. With the Colts and Steelers poised to face off on Thanksgiving, McAfee had a holiday request for the..." November 23

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • Robert Griffin III returns to Browns practice today

    Pro Football Talk "RGIII is back. Sort of. Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III has been designated for return from injured reserve and will practice today, the team has announced. It will be his first practice since breaking a bone in his shoulder in the Browns’ Week One loss to the Eagles. That doesn’t mean..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Tickets for Browns' remaining home games going for $6

    NESN "If you want to watch the Cleveland Browns play at FirstEnergy Stadium this season, you’re going to have to give up your daily Starbucks venti latte. But the good news is you’ll only have to do it for a day. With the Browns sitting at 0-11 after a 24-9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday,..." November 22

  • Matt Millen, architect of the 0-16 2008 Lions, feels for the winless Browns

    Fox Sports "At 0-11 heading into Sunday’s home game against the New York Giants, the Cleveland Browns are on pace to become the fifth winless team in NFL history and just the second to accomplish the feat in a 16-game season. The only other team to go 0-16, the 2008 Detroit Lions, were headed by Matt..." November 22

  • How Browns' Hue Jackson will 'be the calming voice to get us through this'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With the criticism escalating, the 0-16 drumbeat crescendoing and some of his players venting, Browns coach Hue Jackson knows what he must do. "I'm going to be the calming voice and the calming leader that's going to get us through all of this, and we're going to understand that there's one way..." November 22

  • Browns' Josh McCown will start vs. Giants with Cody Kessler in concussion protocol

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Josh McCown will start Sunday against the Giants with Cody Kessler in the concussion protocol, Hue Jackson said. He replaced Kessler late in the third quarter of Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Steelers. Jackson said the medical professionals will decide whether or not Kessler will play again..." November 21

  • Cody Kessler might be shut down awhile with 2nd concussion: 'This is about a young man's future' Hue Jackson says

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hue Jackson can't stand watching his rookie quarterback Cody Kessler get drilled anymore. In fact, he might advocate shutting him down for an extended period after Kessler suffered his second concussion in 29 days during Sunday's 24-9 loss to the Steelers. With five games left, that could mean..." November 21

  • Joe Thomas on Browns letting top linemen go: 'You've got to lie in the bed you've made'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns future Hall-of-Fame left tackle Joe Thomas watched his good friends Alex Mack and Mitchell Schwartz walk in free agency in the offseason. Now, he's watching Cody Kessler and Josh McCown get pummeled game after game, and his quarterbacks getting hurt on a regular basis. Kessler and..." November 21

  • Pryor calls Browns' QB protection 'bullcrap'

    Fox Sports "The Cleveland Browns have had four quarterbacks take at least one snap during their winless regular season. It’s not because the Browns are seeking consistency under center, rather the team’s pass protection hasn’t been able to keep their signal-callers healthy. Robert Griffin, Charlie..." November 21

  • Steelers punish Browns to snap 4-game losing streak

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the winless Cleveland Browns 24-9 Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak and move into a first-place tie with the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC North. The Steelers improved to 5-5 on the strength of 146 yards rushing by Le'Veon Bell, who had every..." November 20

  • Cody Kessler leaves game vs. Steelers; ruled out with concussion

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Cody Kessler had to leave Sunday's game against Pittsburgh at the end of the third quarter and was ruled out of the rest of the game with a concussion. Kessler rolled right on the second-to-last play of the third quarter. Under pressure, he threw up a wobbly pass to the right..." November 20

  • Joe Thomas knows Ben Roethlisberger loves beating the Browns

    Pro Football Talk "As Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tries to tie former Browns quarterback Derek Anderson for the most wins in Cleveland since the Browns returned to the NFL in 1999 with 10, the current cornerstone of the team’s offense knows that Ben gets specific pleasure from beating Ohio’s..." November 20

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20

  • Ogbah fined $18,231 for roughing the passer

    Pro Football Talk "Browns rookie Emmanuel Ogbah was fined $18,231 for a roughing the passer penalty against Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in last Thursday’s game. Flacco had stepped up in the pocket and delivered a throw before the hit." November 19

  • Joe Thomas on 0-10 Browns: Every loss ‘takes a little chunk out of you’

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns are 0-10 and appear destined to finish the 2016 NFL season without a single win. Needless to say, it’s not easy to handle so much losing. This is especially true for a perennial Pro Bowler like offensive tackle Joe Thomas. He hasn’t experienced a single winning season since..." November 19

  • Jimmy Haslam subpoenaed to testify in Pilot Flying J lawsuit

    Pro Football Talk "Forgotten but hardly gone, the rebate scandal arising at the truck-stop company owned and operated by the family of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam could still create serious legal problems for him. Via the Associated Press, Haslam has received a subpoena commanding him to testify via videotaped..." November 19

  • Robert Griffin III will resume practicing in some form next week

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns have the inside track at the top pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, and they’re about to get a No. 2 overall pick back on the field. Via Pat McManamon of, Browns coach Hue Jackson said that quarterback Robert Griffin III will practice next week. Jackson said Griffin would still..." November 18

  • Marquette King tells Joe Thomas to ‘stay in your lane,’ quickly deletes tweet

    Sportsnaut "Oakland Raiders punter Marquette King is making a name for himself for being quite the entertainer along with featuring a booming leg. He comes up with a new dance to fit each opposing team every week. Many people love his routines. But apparently Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas..." November 18

  • Hue Jackson defends Sashi Brown on win-loss remark; says they're 'joined at the hip'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hue Jackson has gotten to know Sashi Brown well enough during this grueling 0-10 season that he knows Brown would never suggest the Browns don't care about winning this season. In an article by Jenny Vrentas Thursday on The Monday Morning Quarterback, Brown, Executive Vice President of..." November 18

  • Jackson 'can't stomach' Browns' 0-10 start

    ESPN "Amid the pain and frustration that coach Hue Jackson feels with the Cleveland Browns' 0-10 start rests a bit of unshakeable bravado. Jackson let a bit of that out on Thursday when he discussed losing games to people who are friends of his. "They better enjoy it now because it is not going to..." November 18

  • NFL changing schedule process for greater flexibility with international games

    Sporting News "Within the next two weeks, the NFL should know how many international games will be played in 2017 and the participating teams. But when it comes to announcing when and where those games will be played, the public and teams will have to wait. NFL executive vice president/International Mark..." November 17

  • Terrelle Pryor had a very good reason for telling the Steelers not to draft him

    CBS Sports "Before Terrelle Pryor burst onto the scene as one of the NFL's most athletic wide receivers, he was a quarterback for his first three seasons, all with the Raiders. Given his current job title, you can probably deduce that he wasn't consistent enough to remain there, and that's what precipitated..." November 17

  • Browns VP: We are not focused on our record this year "After allowing most of the talent to walk out the door and trading away many of their other assets to stockpile rookies and draft picks for the future, it became clear the Cleveland Browns weren't playing for 2016. At 0-10, the Browns are deep into rebuild mode. "We are not focused on wins..." November 17

  • Hue Jackson on Cody Kessler: 'Maybe we've been a little too harsh on him'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Hue Jackson has eased the pressure on Cody Kessler, whom he benched in the third quarter of Thursday night's 28-7 loss to the Ravens. "Cody has done some good things, too,'' Jackson said Wednesday. "Maybe we've been a little too harsh on him that way. He's made some jumps in some..." November 17