Browns Rumors & News

  • Browns sign son of Bruce Matthews to UDFA deal

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns signed former Texas AM center Mike Matthews after the conclusion of the draft. Matthews is the son of Hall of Famer Bruce Matthews. The Houston Chronicle reported that the Browns gave Matthews a $7,500 signing bonus on a three-year contract and guaranteed $2,500 of his 2016 salary...." May 01

  • Browns say Cody Kessler will compete with Robert Griffin III for starting job 'and is not a guy I would sleep on'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown disagreed with the notion that third-round quarterback Cody Kessler doesn't pose much of a threat to Robert Griffin III. "I beg to differ with that,'' Brown said at his draft wrap-up press conference Saturday night.. "I do think Cody is a guy that..." May 01

  • Carl Nassib goes from walk-on to round three

    Pro Football Talk "Three years ago, Ryan Nassib entered the NFL as one of the top quarterback prospects in the draft. He surprisingly slid to round four. At the same time, defensive end Carl Nassib was an unknown walk-on at Penn State. On Friday, the younger Nassib ended up being drafted a round higher than his..." April 30

  • Browns open 4th round of draft with LB Joe Schobert

    The Score "The Cleveland Browns have selected linebacker Joe Schobert out of Wisconsin with the first pick in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Schobert is the first of eight Day 3 picks for the Browns. The Browns don't appear likely to target any specific positions, but rather select the best..." April 30

  • Johnny Manziel Calls Reporter a 'P***y'...Reporter Fires Back

    TMZ "Johnny Manziel just lashed out at a reporter -- calling the guy a "p***y" for allegedly posting a photo of the QB at an Ohio bar. But the reporter says Johnny is misdirecting his anger ... and THREATENED to catch him in the streets. Manziel went after sports radio reporter Will Burge --..." April 30

  • Johnny Manziel sends out a defiant message

    Yahoo! Sports "Johnny Manziel sent out a tweet just before the start of the second round of the NFL draft on Friday night. And in a way, it rang true. Honestly, it's hard to argue. Manziel is still the same person he was long before Cleveland drafted him. " April 30

  • Browns' Jackson feels Kessler is as accurate 'as anybody in this draft'

    The Score "The Cleveland Browns opted to wait on a quarterback and traded out of the No. 2 overall pick, and it now appears clear why. Cleveland ended up taking quarterback Cody Kessler out of USC in the third round, 93rd overall, and head coach Hue Jackson could hardly contain his excitement..." April 30

  • Browns change their minds, cut Saalim Hakim after four days

    Pro Football Talk "Well, the Browns did take a wide receiver last night, and that was apparently enough to change their minds about another one. According to the league’s daily personnel notice, the Browns have released veteran wideout Saalim Hakim." April 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    The #Cowboys are attempting to trade up with the #Browns at No. 32, source said. The likely target is a pass-rusher.

  • Manziel Buys 300 Shots on Draft Night

    TMZ "Johnny Manziel drowned his NFL draft night sorrows in Fireball Thursday night ... ordering up 300 SHOTS at an Ohio bar for a few hundred of his not so closest friends ... and TMZ Sports has the video. Two years after he was selected in the 1st round ... the unemployed QB hit up Dahlia Bar and..." April 29

  • Browns could have two full drafts’ worth of picks in 2017

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns are loading up on future draft picks, to such an extent that they think they might end up with the equivalent of two full drafts in 2017. By trading down from No. 2 to No. 8, and then again from No. 8 to No. 15, the Browns acquired the Eagles’ first-round pick in 2017 and the Titans’..." April 29

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    Michael Fabiano @Michael_Fabiano

    The Cleveland Browns select Corey Coleman, WR, Baylor …

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Browns swap 1st round picks and give up a 6th and the Titans give up a 1st, 3rd and 2nd in 2017. Titans take Conklin. Tunsil plummeting

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Sound Paxton Lynch alert: CLEV and DAL have inquired about trading back into back part of first round, per sources. Let's see if it heats up

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    Tony Grossi @TonyGrossi

    #Browns LT Joe Thomas told me last night team officials have told him "no plans" to trade him. We shall see.

  • Browns select Baylor WR Corey Coleman 15th overall in 2016 NFL draft

    Dallas Morning News "The Cleveland Browns selected Biletnikoff-winning Baylor wide receiver Corey Coleman with the 15th pick of the first round of the 2016 NFL draft Thursday night. He became the fifth Bear wide receiver drafted in the last six seasons. Coleman was named a unanimous All-American in 2015 after..." April 28

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • Browns should take Paxton Lynch at 8 or trade down and take Connor Cook

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns took themselves out of the running for Jared Goff and Carson Wentz, but can still land one of the top quarterbacks in the draft in Memphis' Paxton Lynch. One top NFL talent evaluator told that Lynch is better than Goff, who will go No. 1 overall to the Rams. If the..." April 28

  • Manziel expected to turn himself in after judge sets $1,500 bond

    ESPN "A Dallas judge has ordered Johnny Manziel to appear in court May 5 and set bond at $1,500 after the former Cleveland Browns quarterback was indicted on a misdemeanor assault charge. Judge Roberto Canas told ESPN's John Barr on Wednesday that on May 5 he will briefly explain the conditions of..." April 27

  • Johnny Manziel: bail and a court date, a Bieber concert and a friend’s fears

    Dallas Morning News "Former Aggie and Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel won’t appear in court until next month in his domestic violence case. Dallas County criminal court Judge Roberto Cañas set bail for the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner at $1,500, which is typical for a misdemeanor domestic violence case...." April 27

  • Browns in talks with teams looking to jump up to No. 8 for Elliott "Are the Browns preparing for another trade down in the first round? NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Cleveland's front office -- picking No. 8 overall -- has spoken with a handful of teams hoping to move up the board for Ohio State running back Ezekiel Elliott. The..." April 27

  • Lawyer: Johnny Manziel could avoid trial if he agrees to get help

    CBS Sports "Johnny Manziel was indicted by a Dallas grand jury on Tuesday in the domestic assault case involving former girlfriend Colleen Crowley. The Browns' 2014 first-round pick is charged with one count of misdemeanor assault after allegedly striking Crowley, who said Manziel also shattered her ear..." April 27

  • Report: Browns open to moving down from No. 8 in NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "After collecting a hoard of extra draft picks from the Philadelphia Eagles to move from No. 2 down to No. 8 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns are reportedly open to moving even farther down the board. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports also reports the team’s targeted players..." April 26

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Manziel officially indicted on assault charge, to plead not guilty

    New York Daily News "It’s official: Johnny Manziel, who went from Heisman Trophy winner to partying Browns reject, has been indicted on a misdemanor assault charge for allegedly attacking his ex-girlfriend. The indictment reads that Manziel “did then and there intentionally and knowingly and recklessly cause..." April 26

  • Ex-Browns GM explains who's to blame for drafting Johnny Manziel

    CBS Sports "One of the downsides of being an NFL GM is you get tied to the players taken by your team, even if you weren't really thrilled about those players being taken. Put another way: different general managers have different levels of power and sometimes don't get final say. For instance, there's an..." April 26

  • Browns sign Saalim Hakim

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Saalim Hakim took part in the Browns’ minicamp last week as a tryout player and did enough to earn a longer look with the team this offseason. The Browns announced Monday that they have signed Hakim to their 90-man roster." April 25

  • Browns executive after trading down: “We know eyes are on us”

    Pro Football Talk "When the Browns traded the second pick in the draft to the Eagles for a bundle of choices, many around the NFL (including, Gruden-thumbs extended, this guy) immediately thought of Cleveland’s inability to capitalize on previous windfalls. But with a revamped front office, they swear it’s going..." April 25

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • Manziel’s attorney says assault indictment to come Tuesday

    Chicago Tribune "Johnny Manziel is expected to be indicted Tuesday on allegations that he attacked his ex-girlfriend in January, an attorney for the troubled former NFL quarterback said Monday. Robert Hinton told The Associated Press that prosecutors have notified him they expect a local grand jury to sign off..." April 25

  • Grand jury reportedly indicts Johnny Manziel on assault charge

    Yahoo! Sports "A grand jury has reportedly decided to indict Johnny Manziel on a misdemeanor assault charge stemming back to an incident between the former Cleveland Browns quarterback and his ex-girlfriend. KRLD-AM, a CBS radio affiliate in Dallas, reported the news, citing sources in the Dallas County..." April 25

  • Uncle Nate is ‘desperate to help’ Johnny Manziel

    Larry Brown Sports "One of Johnny Manziel’s childhood friends is extremely concerned about the former Cleveland Browns quarterback. Nate Fitch, a friend Manziel met in middle school who later became his manager at Texas A&M, tweeted on Sunday that he has not heard from Manziel and is very worried about him." April 25

  • Manziel receives job offer from taco restaurant

    Sportsnaut "Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is out of work and currently looking for a job. In between him partying it up throughout the United States, the former Heisman winner lost out on sponsorship opportunities and has been let go by two different agents. Oh, and he’s currently..." April 24

  • The Browns are so bad, they're not favored to win any games this season

    CBS Sports "If you plan on making a trip out to Las Vegas at any point during the 2016 NFL season, here's some early gambling advice for you: Don't bet on the Browns. Now, that's solid gambling advice almost every season, but it's especially true this season. As of right now, the Browns are set to be an..." April 24

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23

  • Meet the Drake hanger-on who’s enabling Johnny Manziel’s downfall

    New York Post "Johnny Manziel’s career is going down in flames, and it’s not hard to find one person fanning the fire. Ryan “OVO Ryan” Silverstein, who runs with Drake’s inner circle as the rapper’s assistant, is one of the fixtures in Manziel’s downward-spiraling life. Though Silverstein may count the rapper..." April 23

  • Report: Johnny Manziel likely facing indictment on Monday

    Sportsnaut "According to a report by Jennifer Emily of The Dallas Morning News, the Dallas grand jury expects to announce an indictment on Monday against former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, who will likely face criminal charges. This stems from a January incident with ex girlfriend Colleen..." April 23

  • Johnny Manziel 'I'm Training Every Day' ... 'I'm In the Mountains'

    TMZ "Johnny Manziel says he's like Rocky in "Rocky IV" when it comes to training -- climbing some insane mountains EVERY SINGLE DAY so he can get back in the league. We got the QB leaving lunch at King's Fish House in Calabasas (no, it's not a nightclub) ... and asked with all of his partying, when..." April 22

  • Hue Jackson says he might like a QB better than Jared Goff and Carson Wentz: 'We'll get this right, I promise you'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Hue Jackson revealed Thursday that he doesn't necessary believe Jared Goff and Carson Wentz are the two best quarterbacks in the draft — and that he might have someone else in mind after the blockbuster trade down from No. 2 to No. 8. "Everybody keeps talking about two of the best..." April 22

  • Robert Griffin III hopes Josh Gordon ‘understands the situation that he’s in and what’s at stake’

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III hopes wide receiver Josh Gordon realizes his NFL career is on the line. Griffin would like to reunite with his friend and former Baylor University teammate in Cleveland, but it won’t happen unless Gordon gets his life in order. The NFL denied Gordon’s..." April 22

  • Browns say draft trade doesn't guarantee starting job for Robert Griffin III

    Sporting News "Just because the Browns traded out of the No. 2 spot in next week's NFL Draft, that doesn't mean they've selected Robert Griffin III as their starting quarterback. The team's executive vice president of football operations, Sashi Brown, said Thursday the Browns will have a camp competition..." April 22

  • Legal document shows damage Johnny Manziel allegedly did to rental house

    Larry Brown Sports "So how do you rack up $20,000 in damages to a rental house in a 48 hour span? Let Johnny Manziel show you. The Huffington Post obtained a legal document sent to Manziel by real estate broker Nicholas Goodwin detailing the damages that he claims Manziel caused. In it, Goodwin claims that the..." April 22

  • Browns open to moving back up in draft, won't commit to selecting QB

    The Score "The Cleveland Browns moved down from second to eighth overall in this year's draft as part of a blockbuster trade with the Philadelphia Eagles, but they aren't set on staying there. Browns head of football operations Sashi Brown left open the possibility of trading back up while discussing the..." April 21

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    Philadelphia Eagles @Eagles

    #Eagles have agreed to a trade with the Cleveland Browns to acquire the second-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.

  • Eagles-Browns trade would include 1st, 3rd-round picks in '16-'17

    CBS Sports "The days leading up to the NFL Draft are as much about subterfuge and obfuscation as they are about teams setting their final draft boards. But if there's any truth to the rumors, the Browns have little to no interest in taking a quarterback with the second-overall pick, especially if the Rams..." April 20

  • Eagles now have No. 2 pick after blockbuster trade with Browns

    CBS Sports "It's official: The Eagles have agreed to a trade with the Browns to move up to the No. 2 pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The expectation is that they'll take one of the top two quarterbacks, either Jared Goff or Carson Wentz. The details: The Eagles get: The No. 2 pick 2016 and a 2017..." April 20

  • The day the Browns passed on Big Ben

    ESPN "The most decorated quarterback jersey in Cleveland contains 24 names. The list could have stopped at six: Couch, Detmer, Wynn, Pederson, Holcomb, Roethlisberger. The Browns should be drafting a playmaking safety or wide receiver for a playoff-caliber team instead of potentially the franchise's..." April 20

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    Steve Doerschuk @sdoerschukREP

    Peter King on Mike&Mike this morning: "Better than 50 percent chance Browns trade out of No. 2."

  • Johnny Manziel: I hope to 'take care of the issues,' play this year

    USA Today "Johnny Manziel said he still is focused on preparing to be in the NFL this year, even after another tumultuous day for the troubled former Cleveland Browns quarterback. "I’m hoping to take care of the issues in front of me right now so I can focus on what I have to do if I want to play in..." April 20

  • Report: Chargers’ No. 3 draft pick getting ‘just as much action’ as Browns’ No. 2

    Sportsnaut "As the 2016 NFL Draft draws nigh, teams at the top of Round 1 are getting bombarded by phone calls by teams looking to move up. The Cleveland Browns (No. 2) have been drawing all the media attention lately, but Ian Rapoport of NFL Network noted Tuesday evening that the San Diego Chargers (No. 3)..." April 20

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