Browns Rumors & News

  • NFL upholds one-year suspension for Josh Gordon "Josh Gordon's fate for 2014 has finally been decided. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that the NFL has suspended the Cleveland Browns wide receiver for one season on Wednesday for violating the league's substance abuse policy, according to a source. Last year's league-leading wideout..." August 28

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    Tom Pelissero @TomPelissero

    #Browns WR Josh Gordon can apply for reinstatement after the season, not one calendar year as drug policy dictates for Stage 3 offenders.

  • Josh Gordon process 'frustrated' Cleveland Browns "The Cleveland Browns waited nearly four months for the NFL to drop its one-year suspension on wide receiver Josh Gordon. NFL Media's Aditi Kinkhabwala told NFL Network on Wednesday that the elongated timeline left the organization "extremely frustrated with the way that this dragged..." August 27

  • Report: NFL has made decision on Browns receiver Josh Gordon's appeal "The NFL has reportedly made a decision on Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon's appeal of a one-year suspension for a positive drug test, Adam Schefter said on SportsCenter Tuesday. According to Schefter, the decision on the suspension has been made, but league appeals officer Harold..." August 27

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    Chris Fillar @ItsFillar

    Schefter just said on SC that he's heard Gordon decision has been made and Henderson just needs to decide when to issue it. #takeyourtime

  • NFLPA hopeful Sean Gilbert proposes $1M minimum salary, 18 games, other changes

    Yahoo! Sports "Sean Gilbert and DeMaurice Smith need to go at it, town-hall style battle-royale style in a debate. After all, these are the two men who could go head-to-head for the NFLPA executive director spot soon, even if the sitting executive director Smith has no plans of leaving his post. Gilbert, the..." August 26

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    #Browns waived 13 players including RB Edwin Baker. Cut WR Anthony Amrstrong.

  • Mike Pettine says Browns 'fairly certain' Josh Gordon will be suspended at least part of year

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns coach Mike Pettine acknowledged the organization anticipates All-Pro wide receiver Josh Gordon to be suspended for at least part of the upcoming season, and the expectation contributed to Gordon not playing Saturday night in a 33-14 preseason loss to the St. Louis Rams. "I wasn't..." August 25

  • Michael Sam reacts to fan's crazy bet over Manziel sack

    USA Today "Michael Sam recorded two sacks against Cleveland Browns Saturday night in a 33-14 win, and his hit on Browns rookie Johnny Manziel cost one fan some money. Twitter user @squareknight bet that if Sam could sack Manziel, he’d buy drinks for the entire planet (a lofty promise). His original tweet..." August 25

  • Browns' Johnny Manziel scores first rushing TD, drops money sign "It didn't take long for Johnny Manziel to insert himself right back into the quarterback conversation in Cleveland. Earlier this week, he was named the Browns' backup behind Brian Hoyer, and after a tepid outing from Hoyer Saturday, Manziel took the field in the third quarter and led the Browns on..." August 24

  • Rams win 33-14 over Browns, but injuries are the story of the game

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Rams picked up their first victory of the preseason, putting together a solid start-to-finish effort in a 33-14 victory over the Browns in Cleveland Saturday night. But the celebration was subdued as the team awaits news on the severity of apparent knee injuries to quarterback Sam Bradford..." August 24

  • GM: Johnny Manziel doing fine "Ray Farmer has seen the offseason photos of Johnny Manziel out on the town. He has seen the ups and downs of his rookie quarterback in practice and games. But one thing the Browns general manager has not seen is a reason to believe the former Texas A&M star won't become the franchise player that..." August 24

  • Michael Sam does 'money fingers' after sacking Johnny Manziel "Johnny Manziel, meet Michael Sam. Michael Sam, meet Johnny Manziel. The two most hyped rookies of 2014 finally met on the field on Saturday and surprisingly, if you're reading this, it means the Internet didn't explode. The first NFL meeting between Sam and Johnny Football ended with the..." August 24

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    Scott Petrak ct @ScottPetrak

    #Browns CB Joe Haden (foot) won't play tonight. Practiced this week. WR Nate Burleson (hamstring) will miss 3rd straight game.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Browns backup QB Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 for his middle finger at the #Redskins sideline, source said.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Johnny Manziel is still weighing whether to appeal his $12,000 fine for flipping the bird. #thebird

  • Cleveland Browns' Ben Tate emerging as one of the leaders on a reshaped offense

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Unlike the other backfield position battle, Browns coach Mike Pettine hasn't been asked for daily progress updates on the rookie versus the veteran with limited starts. That's because halfback Ben Tate has emerged as the leader in more ways than one as the Browns look to establish the running..." August 22

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    This was a week many involved believed the #Browns WR Josh Gordon verdict would come down. Alas, it will not. Perhaps next week? #staytuned

  • Nate Burleson: Johnny Manziel’s still the man

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns wide receiver Nate Burleson isn’t joining the masses who are questioning Johnny Manziel’s ability to succeed in the NFL in the wake of the league’s most popular and polarizing rookie finishing runner-up in a quarterback competition against veteran Brian Hoyer. In fact, Burleson is still..." August 22

  • Is Johnny Manziel just Tim Tebow with a better arm and bad attitude?

    New York Post "This week has made it clear that it isn’t too soon to wonder whether Johnny Football will ever make it in the NFL. To wonder if he’s just Tim Tebow with a better arm and a much worse attitude. The Browns couldn’t have made it any easier for Johnny Manziel to win the starting quarterback job,..." August 22

  • Hoyer got his QB masters degree from Brady University

    USA Today "Brian Hoyer got his master's degree in playing quarterback with a chip on his shoulder as three-time Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots superstar Tom Brady's primary backup from 2009-2011. No surprise, then, that since that May night when the Cleveland Browns drafted the former Texas A&M..." August 21

  • Pettine on Manziel: Could be 'scenario where he doesn't play this year' "First-year coach Mike Pettine could have done better with the Browns' quarterback situation in recent weeks, but he seems to have learned from his mistake. After naming Brian Hoyer the starter, Pettine put to rest the idea that rookie Johnny Manziel could see the field in specialty packages or..." August 21

  • Johnny Manziel still struggling with Browns' playbook

    SB Nation "Johnny Manziel lost out on the Cleveland Browns' Week 1 starting quarterback job, though the reason might not have much to do with Brian Hoyer. Manziel was unable to grasp offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's playbook well enough to earn the role, according to's Rapoport, despite..." August 21

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • Brian Hoyer named starter over Manziel for opener

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Despite awful performances by both of his quarterbacks in Monday night's loss at Washington, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Tuesday he has chosen Brian Hoyer over Johnny Manziel to start the season opener against the Steelers Sept. 7. Hoyer will also start Saturday night's "dress..." August 20

  • Johnny Manziel struggled with Browns' playbook "It felt like there were no winners in the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback competition, but we now know that Brian Hoyer will line up under center in Week 1. Johnny Manziel wasn't ready. This competition was never about Hoyer. As Browns coach Mike Pettine said, it was about Manziel versus..." August 20

  • Still no ruling in the Josh Gordon case

    Pro Football Talk "A full 15 days have passed since hearing officer Harold Henderson concluded the hearing in connection with the appeal of Browns receiver Josh Gordon’s one-year suspension. Nearly four months have passed since word of the suspension first emerged. And there’s still no ruling. The..." August 20

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #browns Desmond Bryant did have wrist surgery, Pettine not sure if he'll be ready for opener.

  • Pettine: Gordon's effort in loss disappointing "The Cleveland Browns did not like what they saw in wide receiver Josh Gordon on Monday night in the 24-23 loss to Washington. Coach Mike Pettine said there were a couple plays when the team did not see the proper effort from Gordon. "There were a couple plays where I think -- we just came..." August 20

  • Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer were both so bad that Mike Pettine might wait another game to name his starter

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine watched both of his quarterbacks flop, and one of them flip -- the bird, that is -- in a 24-23 loss to the Redskins. On a night when either Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel was supposed to step up and grab the job in front of a worldwide ESPN audience, both of them failed..." August 19

  • Jerry Jones' son 'snatched' Johnny Manziel from Cowboys ... literally

    Sporting News "You all wanted the Cowboys to select Johnny Manziel in the first round of this year's NFL Draft, according to Twitter's trending topics feature. They took tackle Zach Martin, instead. Thanks a lot, Jerry. Correction: Thanks a lot, Jerry's son. Stephen Jones, owner Jerry Jones' son and the..." August 19

  • Johnny Manziel flipping the bird 'doesn't sit well' with Mike Pettine

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With the Browns starting quarterback job on the line and the whole world watching, Johnny Manziel's biggest moment wasn't a pass but a flip, and it wasn't a ball but a bird. Yes, he went there. For all the world to see, Manziel raised his middle finger to the Redskins' bench after an..." August 19

  • Boomer Esiason: If Manziel starts vs. Steelers he'll get his 'ass kicked' "Brace yourself, because we're in for a lot of Johnny Manziel. After an uninspiring effort against the Redskins Monday night, the Browns' quarterback situation is as murky as ever, but that isn't the story after Johnny Football gave the Redskins' bench the finger late in the third..." August 19

  • Unless he chokes at the finish line, Brian Hoyer should win Browns’ starting QB job over Johnny Manziel

    Akron Beacon Journal "Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel will audition for the final time Monday night at Washington before the Browns meet the next day with intentions to pick one of the them as the starting quarterback for the Sept. 7 regular-season opener at Pittsburgh. Considering what’s at stake for Hoyer and..." August 18

  • ESPN’s Manziel interview doesn’t shed much light on anything

    Pro Football Talk "The possible payoff for ESPN hardly if ever mentioning that curious photo of Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel with a rolled-up bill was an exclusive sit-down with Manziel as a Monday night game at Washington approaches. The much-hyped “Sunday Conversation” between Manziel and Jon Gruden, who..." August 18

  • Familiarity with Kyle Shanahan’s offense could help Redskins’ defensive players vs. Browns, Johnny Manziel

    Washington Post "Monday night’s preseason game between Washington and the Cleveland Browns has generated considerable buzz because of high-profile rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel and his dual-threat skill set. But the Redskins’ defensive players like their chances because of their knowledge of the offense..." August 17

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    Zac Jackson @FSOhioZJackson

    Manziel: I don't think I'm ready for Pittsburgh right now. I don't.

  • Pettine says fight at Browns practice went too far

    Pro Football Talk "Sometimes coaches like seeing a skirmish on the practice field because it shows that players are fired up and competitive. But Browns coach Mike Pettine didn’t feel that way when a fight broke out at practice today. “I just thought it went a little too far,” Pettine said afterward. “I..." August 17

  • Vikings right to pick Bridgewater over Manziel

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "CBS analyst Rich Gannon said Friday the Vikings made a "calculated decision" to draft Teddy Bridgewater in May and that it was the right one. The Vikings opted not to trade up for a chance to select Johnny Manziel, who went Cleveland with the 22nd pick, to instead trade up and pick Bridgewater..." August 16

  • Cleveland Browns DT Phil Taylor looks forward to Monday's homecoming in Washington

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Monday's preseason game at Washington means many things to several different Browns. For rookies, it could determine their NFL future. For many veterans, it's about getting a few reps and not getting hurt. No matter how hard veteran defensive tackle Phil Taylor attempts to downplay the..." August 16

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Browns HC Mike Pettine said wrist surgery for DE Desmond Bryant is still a possibility. Getting second medical opinion.

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #browns cb buster skrine not out at practice today. Left Friday session with thumb injury

  • Johnny Manziel admits being late for meeting: 'I misread the schedule' "During Thursday night's Monday Night Football telecast, ESPN reported Johnny Manziel and other Browns rookies were late to a team meeting and fined as a result of their tardiness. Manziel admitted his mistake during a media session on Saturday and said he "misread the schedule." "I..." August 16

  • Jim Brown ‘chased girls’ so he can relate to Manziel

    ESPN 850 Cleveland "With a smirk and a chuckle under his breath, Jim Brown gave it away. Even at 78 years old, even with a cane at his side, something smooth and just plain cool radiates from the Browns' legend. He gets "it." He understands the Johnny Manziel vibe. He understands what Johnny Manziel is. And,..." August 16

  • Bowe’s suspension could result in his depature

    Pro Football Talk "The one-game suspension of Chiefs receiver Dwayne Bowe could, in hindsight, become the domino that ultimately gives the Browns a replacement for Josh Gordon. The suspension most likely voids the remaining fully guaranteed money in Bowe’s contract: $8.75 million in 2014 and $1.5 million in..." August 16

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    Scott Petrak ct @ScottPetrak

    #Browns rookie Pierre Desir has knee injury. Wasn't on field today.

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #browns Desmond Bryant (wrist) needs 2nd opinion. Out for 'skins. Gordon (abdominal) has chance to play. Burleson (hammy) not looking good

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    Gordon's absence stands out like a sore thumb. Passing game will be dominated by Jordan Cameron. After that is anyone's guess.

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    Like the 1-2 RB combo with Tate and West, Dion Lewis as a change up. Team believes 2nd-round pick G Joel Bitonio will be a star.

  • Johnny Manziel, other rookies fined after being late "Johnny Manziel hasn't made any off-the-field mistakes since the Browns started training camp, but apparently that changed on Monday. According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, Manziel was a few minutes late for a team meeting. It wasn't just Manziel who was late though, there were at least two other..." August 15