Browns Rumors & News

  • Report: Browns granted wish to avoid HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’

    Sportsnaut "We don’t yet know who will appear on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” during NFL training camp. But according to a report, the Cleveland Browns will not be featured. “The Browns were one of eight NFL teams that do not meet any of the three exemptions for opting out, if drafted,” ESPN’s Tony Grossi reported...." March 29

  • Browns sound willing to give Josh Gordon another chance

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns may be willing to give Josh Gordon yet another chance. Gordon was suspended indefinitely last year after what was described as a “slip-up,” but he recently applied for reinstatement. Despite a recent report claiming it is doubtful the Browns will welcome Gordon back,..." March 29

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • Hue Jackson wants Corey Coleman to seize role of No. 1 receiver in 2017

    ESPN "The Browns are hoping/expecting/counting on Corey Coleman to make a big jump in his second season. The departure of Terrelle Pryor to Washington in free agency demands Coleman to take on the role of No. 1 receiver in his second season. “He’s got to go do it now, because he’s now seen as the ‘the..." March 29

  • Could Browns' Josh Gordon hit the open market?

    Newark Star-Ledger "Here's a rumor that could change the entire complexion of the NFL offseason. According to Dan Graziano of ESPN, the Cleveland Browns could trade or outright release troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon if the NFL reinstates him in the coming months. Gordon began the process of applying for..." March 29

  • Browns apparently hate their uniforms, reportedly considering wild helmet change

    CBS Sports "Whoever was in charge of designing the Browns’ uniforms might not have a job for long, because apparently, the team already hates their new look. Less than two years after unveiling a completely new uniform, the Browns are already looking to start over from scratch with a new redesign. At..." March 28

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • Hue Jackson: Browns will not trade No. 1 overall pick

    Sporting News "Hue Jackson didn't tip his hand as to whom the Browns might select at the top of next month's NFL Draft. But he made one thing certain Tuesday — it will still be the Browns holding the No. 1 overall pick. When asked at the NFL owners meetings in Phoenix if the Browns would consider trading the..." March 28

  • Hue Jackson Doesn't Rule Out Discussing Kaepernick At Later Date

    Bleacher Report "Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson confirmed free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick hasn't played a major role in the team's offseason discussions, but he left the door open when it came to considering him in the future. Marc Sessler‏ of relayed the coach's comments about the..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • Will the Browns inquire about Jimmy Garoppolo at the NFL Annual Meeting?

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns' top brass, including the Haslams and coach Hue Jackson, will spend the next three days here at the NFL Annual meeting conducting business, attending meetings, voting on key issues, socializing and perhaps even inquiring about Jimmy Garoppolo or another veteran quarterback such as AJ..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • Joe Thomas: NFL teams view Colin Kaepernick as unworthy distraction

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns have been silent in the three weeks since Colin Kaepernick became a free agent a year after they were reportedly willing to make a trade for the controversial veteran quarterback. Joe Thomas, the Browns' Pro Bowl left tackle and part-time Twitter analyst, has offered a..." March 27

  • Hue: Osweiler to be treated as Browns QB until he's not "It's nearly April and to the surprise of some, Brock Osweiler is still a Brown. The former Texans quarterback, acquired by Cleveland in a surprising trade on the first day of free agency, is in limbo regarding his role with the 2017 Browns, but coach Hue Jackson is preparing for the upcoming..." March 26

  • Seven teams likely to move down in the 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "NFL draft day trades have become more prevalent in recent years. It’s not that teams don’t value picks at the same clip as before. Instead, squads simply have not been afraid to give up capital in order to target a specific player. On the other hand, some rebuilding teams have found it a sound..." March 26

  • Joe Thomas asks the key question on Kaepernick

    Pro Football Talk "Plenty of people have plenty of opinions about the ongoing unemployment of quarterback Colin Kaepernick. One specific person’s opinion (more accurately, a question) caught my attention. Browns tackle Joe Thomas had this to say in response to the item posted earlier today by MDS: “Most people..." March 25

  • Josh Gordon hopes ban lifted in a month or so, per report, but he's not in the Browns' plans for 2017

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Josh Gordon is hoping for a decision on his reinstatement by late April or early May, according to a report, but he's still not in the Browns' plans for 2017. ESPN's Dan Graziano reported Friday that Gordon and his camp expect NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to rule on Gordon's application for..." March 25

  • Suspended Josh Gordon trains with ex-Olympian

    Pro Football Talk "There is little sense in speculating as to whether or not this will be it, whether this comeback attempt from Josh Gordon will be the one that returns the uber-talented deep threat to the field. That will come down to Gordon, if the NFL allows it. But before potential reinstatement, it seems..." March 24

  • Browns' Josh Gordon: Expected to hear about reinstatement by early May

    CBS Sports "Gordon (suspension) is expected to hear about the status of his reinstatement application by late April or early May, ESPN's Dan Graziano reports. Gordon applied for reinstatement in early March, eyeing a return to regular-season action for the first time since December 2014. He was..." March 24

  • Joe Thomas believes Mitchell Trubisky is the quarterback to draft this year

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns 10-time Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas thinks the franchise ought to enlist someone from its own backyard if it chooses to draft a quarterback April 27. Thomas identified Mentor native Mitchell Trubisky as his pick for the head of this year’s quarterback class during a radio interview..." March 24

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • Josh Cribbs retires as a Brown: 'I can look in the mirror and say I'm done'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "As recently as last fall, Josh Cribbs was still fantasizing about the Browns signing him to jump start their sluggish return game. His old special teams coach, Chris Tabor, was still on the job, and surely Cribbs could help. Despite two seasons out of football, he remained in great shape and..." March 23

  • Browns bring tight end Kellen Davis in for another look

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns have made their big moves (at least until the draft), and are now working the fringes of a roster in need of a little bit of everything. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, they brought veteran blocking tight end Kellen Davis in for a visit yesterday. Davis..." March 22

  • Browns will reportedly ‘make another run’ at Jimmy Garoppolo

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns have yet to find their starting quarterback for the 2017 season, and they are still holding out hope that they can somehow convince the New England Patriots to give up Jimmy Garoppolo. Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland wrote this week that he still considers Garoppolo to be the..." March 22

  • Browns bring safety Bradley McDougald in for a visit

    Pro Football Talk "There’s not much left from PFT’s Hot 100 Free Agent list, but one of the stragglers made his way through Cleveland. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, former Buccaneers safety Bradley McDougald visited the Browns Monday. He has also visited the Seahawks this..." March 21

  • Browns sign a kicker out of the CFL

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns have added some competition for kicker Cody Parkey. The team announced the signing of Brett Maher to their 90-man roster on Monday. Maher spent the last three seasons in the CFL. Maher made 41-of-50 field goals for Hamilton last season and spent the two previous years with Ottawa. " March 21

  • Browns HC, GM not at Trubisky's pro day

    Campus Sports "Mitch Trubisky will work out for NFL teams during his Pro Day on Tuesday. While a number of teams will be in attendance to get a first-hand look at one of the top quarterbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft, there is one potential suitor that will not be making the trip. In a surprising move, May Kay..." March 21

  • The Browns Are (Finally) Making Good Moves

    The Sports Quotient "It’s been tough for Cleveland Browns fans. In the past 20 years, the team has had only one playoff appearance, losing in the Wild Card round in 2002. They have gone through six head coaches and 18 starting quarterbacks in just the last 10 years. They have botched numerous high draft picks and..." March 21

  • Browns should draft Myles Garrett No. 1 -- unless they can land their franchise QB there

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns should draft defensive end Myles Garrett No.1 overall, providing they can't land their franchise quarterback with that pick. As the predraft process unfolds, if they determine that Mitchell Trubisky can be their quarterback of the future, they should still strongly considering taking..." March 21

  • Josh McCown signs with Jets, could be their starting quarterback in 2017

    CBS Sports "f there are any Jets fans out there who were hoping that their team would sign Jay Cutler, we have some bad news for you: That option likely went out the window on Monday. The Jets did add a quarterback this week, but it wasn’t Cutler, it was Josh McCown, who agreed to a one-year deal after..." March 21

  • CFL team adds Kaepernick, RGIII to negotiation list

    Hamilton Spectator "The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have added two high-profile NFL quarterbacks to their exclusive negotiation list. Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and ex-Washington Redskin and Cleveland Brown Robert Griffin III are now among the 45 players for whom the Ticats have exclusive CFL..." March 20

  • Browns’ Sashi Brown already one of the best general managers in football

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is stuck in the past, both culturally and in regards to the game of football itself. While other sports have transitioned to an analytics-friendly approach since the turn of the century and reaped rewards, the NFL has lagged behind. When the Cleveland Browns hired Sashi Brown — someone..." March 20

  • Jets, Josh McCown talking contract parameters

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets have plenty of questions for 2017. One could be answered soon. Via Ralph Vacchiano of SNY, the Jets and quarterback Josh McCown have discussed contract parameters. Which suggests that his visit to the team is going well. McCown would instantly be the top option under contract, given..." March 19

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Browns LB Christian Kirksey earns performance-based bonus and is in line for contract extension

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns linebacker Christian Kirksey earned a performance-based bonus for his breakout 2016 season, and he's in line to receive a contract extension from the franchise. On Thursday, the NFL announced Kirksey will receive $84,154.17 from the veteran performance-based compensation pool. The..." March 17

  • Browns' Hue Jackson and Sashi Brown skip Deshaun Watson's Pro Day but will conduct private workout with him

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Hue Jackson and Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown skipped Deshaun Watson's Pro Day at Clemson today because they'll have a private workout and visit with him, league sources told The Browns are believed to have conducted a private workout..." March 16

  • Terrelle Pryor’s full incentive package requires pretty big year

    Pro Football Talk "Washington receiver Terrelle Pryor opted for a one-year, $6 million deal with up to $2 million tied to incentives. To get the full $2 million, he needs to have a pretty big year. And that could be hard to do if quarterback Kirk Cousins isn’t there. Per a source with knowledge of the..." March 15

  • Here's why the Patriots trading Jimmy Garoppolo to the Browns may be inevitable

    CBS Sports "The on-again, off-again Jimmy Garoppolo-to-the-Browns saga is, apparently, (maybe) on again. ESPN’s John Clayton stated in a radio interview that Garoppolo could be headed to the Browns soon. Speaking extemporaneously about Cleveland’s quarterback situation, Clayton mentioned that it may even..." March 15

  • Redskins rejected Cousins inquiries from 3 teams; Browns not among them

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns aren't expected to make a run at Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, but three other teams have over the past 10 days or so and were immediately turned down, a league source told reported today that "per a league source, there's a growing belief in..." March 15

  • Brock Osweiler perfect for Jets if they’re honest with themselves

    New York Post "The Jets’ search for a quarterback has taken on the feel of a season of “The Bachelor.” Will they choose Jay Cutler for a one-on-one date? Will Josh McCown get a rose? Is Chase Daniel a new, surprise contestant? And like those on “The Bachelor,” each contestant for the Jets starting quarterback..." March 14

  • Browns may make a run at Kirk Cousins

    Pro Football Talk "Regardless of whether Kirk Cousins did or didn’t demand or request or whatever a trade from Washington, Cousins may be getting one. Per a league source, there’s a growing belief in some circles that the Browns will try to acquire Cousins via trade. Another source said that, when Cousins chose..." March 14

  • Browns aren’t interested in Geno Smith

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns need help at quarterback heading into 2017, but reportedly, Geno Smith isn’t going to be the one to provide it. Mary Kay Cabot, likely responding to a report by NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, wrote on Twitter, “Not getting the vibe that #Browns have any interest in Geno..." March 14

  • Browns reportedly interested in former Jets QB Geno Smith, possibly for starting job

    CBS Sports "As it stands, these are the quarterbacks currently the Browns’ roster: Brock Osweiler, Cody Kessler, Kevin Hogan. With two of the first 12 picks in the 2017 NFL Draft, it’s fair to wonder if the Browns might find their next franchise quarterback there -- assuming, of course, they can’t convince..." March 14

  • Ronald Leary won’t recruit Tony Romo to Broncos, but will bring physicality to OL

    Denver Post "It took a few questions, but new Broncos guard Ronald Leary was ready when asked to talk about the topic that’s creating all the buzz in Denver: where will Tony Romo play next? Could the former Cowboy play a role in bringing his former teammate to Denver to play quarterback? “Nah, I’m..." March 13

  • Terrelle Pryor responds to Kirk Cousins question with zinger about Browns quarterbacks

    Sportsnaut "Terrelle Pryor was introduced as a new member of the Washington Redskins Monday, and not surprisingly he was asked about Kirk Cousins. Specifically, Pryor was asked if, during his contract negotiations with the club, he had pressed Washington about Cousins’ status. His response was just..." March 13

  • Texans' Bill O'Brien on Osweiler: 'We wish Brock the best, but we're moving on'

    Houston Chronicle "Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Sunday that he wishes Brock Osweiler well but had nothing else to say about his former quarterback. "I think (general manager) Rick Smith's statement said it all," O'Brien said before the Special Olympics banquet. "We wish Brock the best, but we're moving..." March 13

  • Terrelle Pryor gave the Browns a chance after Redskins offer after all

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Receiver Terrelle Pryor gave the Browns another chance after the Redskins offered him a one-year deal after all, a league source told It had been reported here Friday that he didn't, but a source close to the situation said that he did. When he came back, the Browns' original..." March 13

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