Cleveland Plain Dealer "If it's May (or any other month), we must be talking quarterbacks. Browns' head coach Rob Chudzinski threw out the first pitch at the Indians-Mariners game Saturday. How soon before Brandon Weeden is asked if he thinks Chud's release is quicker than his own? Already this week, Weeden was..." May 20
Brian Hoyer's 2-year deal w/the Browns is worth $1.965M. $250k of his $715k '13 base salary is GTD. There's a '14 base salary escalator.
#Browns OC Norv Turner said Brandon Weeden didn't get enough credit for good things he did last season. Confident he can make leap.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brandon Weeden admitted Friday he had no advance knowledge that the Browns were signing quarterback Brian Hoyer, but he's not worried about how it will impact the quarterback competition. "I was surprised, but that's the nature of the beast," Weeden said Friday at the Cleveland Browns..." May 18
Pro Football Talk "To some, it always will be the Factory of Sadness. To the rest of the world, it no longer will be Cleveland Browns Stadium. According to FOX 8 in Cleveland, the signs at the stadium where the Browns play are being removed, to be replaced with the new, corporate-purchased title: FirstEnergy..." May 18
Former Cardinals QB Brian Hoyer has agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Browns, per source.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Pilot Flying J's Jimmy Haslam, addressing trucking company executives this morning, said he had no knowledge of deliberate fuel rebate shortages to some of the Knoxville truck stop chain's customers. "Absolutely not. I will say absolutely not," Haslam told a capacity audience of hundreds of..." May 16
#browns are looking at second-year CB Johnson bademosi as a safety.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brandon Weeden said he didn't get caught up in whether or not the Browns were going to draft a quarterback, and his approach hasn't changed. "I didn't really read into it one way or the other," he said after Thursday's Organized Team Activities. "I wasn't too concerned with it. I was up here..." May 16
Former Cardinals QB Brian Hoyer has agreed to terms on a two-year deal with the Browns, per source.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Josh Cribbs has made quite an impact on not only the Cleveland Browns, but also on the NFL as one of the league's all-time best kick returners. If anyone anticipated what kind of pro player Cribbs would be, it apparently wasn't any of the NFL talent scouts in 2005 when Cribbs, Kent State's..." May 16
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brandon Bogotay doesn’t expect to make anyone forget Phil Dawson. The 24-year old placekicker just hopes he doesn’t make anyone remember Dave Jacobs. In 1981, Jacobs -- an obscure Syracuse product -- performed so well in training camp and the preseason the Browns opted to cut longtime kicker..." May 15
NFL.com "Josh Cribbs remains on the free-agent market despite his best attempts to land a job. Now, we have a better idea why. New York Jets general manager John Idzik told Conor Orr of The Star-Ledger on Tuesday that Cribbs' surgically repaired left knee "isn't quite there yet." The Jets were one of..." May 15
Detroit News "Free agent returner and receiver Josh Cribbs, who visited the Lions on Monday, left with a favorable impression of the team but without signing a contract. He told the Lions' website, "I feel like (Detroit) is one of those teams that's just missing a piece. I want to be on a team that's missing..." May 14
ESPN.com "Mingo’s the man: It didn’t take a national writer embedded in the Browns’ draft room to tell us that this new regime is laying its chips down on Barkevious Mingo. Their actions showed that. But the assertions by Chuck Klosterman of Grantland.com, who was invited to the Browns’ inner sanctum on..." May 13
Lombardi said FS Kerry Rhodes is "a name out there. ... Right now, we’re focusing on the Cleveland Brown players & seeing where we are."
I just talked to Josh Cribbs. Said he had good visit. He's going to take a couple days to make a decision but Detroit is "high" on his list.
Detroit Free Press "The Josh Cribbs free agent tour makes its next stop in Detroit this week, but coach Jim Schwartz wouldn’t say much about the Lions’ interest in the Pro Bowl return man after rookie minicamp Sunday. “I think I’ll just reserve any comments,” Schwartz said. “We generally don’t comment on guys that..." May 13
Cleveland Plain Dealer "In his first day of rookie camp, outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo exhibited the quickness that helped make him the No. 6 overall pick. While speed is one of Mingo’s greatest assets – particularly his initial burst – he can’t outrun questions about his weight. His lean frame became the topic..." May 11
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Rob Chudzinski admitted Friday that the Browns contemplated cutting ties with seventh-round pick Armonty Bryant following his DUI arrest, but opted to give him another chance. The DUI came on the heels of his marijuana arrest in October, and a promise to the Browns on draft day to be more..." May 11
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Barkevious Mingo hails from a small city on the west bank of the Ouachita River that's home to two dynasties -- one built on duck calls and reality television, the other on high school football. The lithe outside linebacker, in Berea for the start of Browns minicamp Friday, does his part to..." May 10
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Armonty Bryant reported for rookie minicamp on Thursday as expected, after pleading guilty to a DUI this week and despite plenty of fans and media members calling for the Browns to cut ties with the seventh-round draft choice. Bryant (6-4, 263) will take the field Friday-Sunday with the other..." May 10
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Chris Faulk will not arrive at the Browns training facility on Thursday saddled with regret. The LSU offensive tackle said he’s at peace with the devastating 2012 knee injury that caused a projected early-round pick to slide all the way out of the draft, a tumble that cost him millions in..." May 09
Oakland Tribune "The Raiders met with veteran wide receiver Joshua Cribbs in an attempt to gauge his interest in joining the team, according to a FoxSports.com report. Cribbs, 29, spent his first eight NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns, primarily as a kick and punt returner. He caught 107 passes during..." May 09
New York Post "Free agent Joshua Cribbs, formerly of the Browns, visited the Jets yesterday, according to two sources. Cribbs is a speedy receiving threat, plus an explosive kickoff returner and capable of running the Wildcat. Cribbs has had a tough time finding a job this offseason because of questions about..." May 09
Akron Beacon Journal "The Browns signed backup offensive tackle Rashad Butler to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday night. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. Butler, 30, became an unrestricted free agent in March. Butler has started four of the 42 NFL games in which he has..." May 09
Ex #Browns WR Josh Cribbs (knee) is healthy and several teams interested. Bn told that espn rumor abt him possibly returning to Cle not true
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Addressing the Cleveland media for the first time since his Pilot Flying J truck stop company was raided by the FBI last month, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam apologized profusely Tuesday for the scandal that's overshadowed the team. "I apologize to the city of Cleveland, Northeastern Ohio and all..." May 08
Akron Beacon Journal "Browns defensive end Armonty Bryant pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence and received a one-year deferred sentence today in Pontotoc County District Court in Ada, Okla., according to the court clerk’s office. Bryant owes $1,136 in fines and court costs, and..." May 08
Denver Post "The Broncos are going big with their pro personnel department. The team is expected to announce this week the hiring of Tom Heckert as the replacement to Keith Kidd as director of pro personnel. Heckert reached the level of general manager with the Philadelphia Eagles from 2006-09 and the..." May 07
Akron Beacon Journal "Less than a week after the Browns drafted defensive end Armonty Bryant, his history of off-the-field trouble continued to grow. Bryant was arrested Friday morning in Ada, Okla., and charged with driving under the influence, according to a police report obtained today by the Beacon Journal. He..." May 06
Cleveland Plain Dealer "When Garrett Gilkey places his hand in the dirt and gazes across the line of scrimmage, he doesn’t picture the faces of the tormentors who reduced him to tears during his freshman year in high school. The Browns' seventh-round draft pick doesn’t conjure images of tumult -- the bullying, the..." May 05
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Backup quarterback Jason Campbell will be given a legitimate shot to beat out Brandon Weeden for the starting job, and the competition between the two is more than just lip service, league sources said. That's one of the main reasons the Browns have been reluctant during the off-season to tout..." May 04
NFL.com "The Cleveland Browns' decision not to draft a quarterback seemed like a vote of confidence for incumbent Brandon Weeden. However, Coach Rob Chudzinski told WKRK-AM on Thursday that he is not yet ready to hand the job to the second-year pro. "I feel good about where we're at right now,"..." May 03
Akron Beacon Journal "The Browns continued to shake up their player personnel and scouting departments today. The new regime fired director of college scouting John Spytek and pro scouts A.J. Durso and Tom Headlee, a league source confirmed for the Beacon Journal. All three were still under contract when they were..." May 02
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Outside linebacker Paul Kruger's younger brother Dave and three local products are among the 18 undrafted rookies signed by the Browns in the wake of the draft. The list includes five receivers, five offensive linemen, three defensive linemen, two defensive backs, two tight ends and one running..." May 01
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The Miami Dolphins have traded Davone Bess to the Cleveland Browns, and a league source says the veteran receiver has agreed to a three-year extension with his new team. Terms of the trade were not immediately disclosed, but the Dolphins were shopping for a mid-round pick. Bess, who has..." April 26
Browns & Dolphins haggling over mid-round picks for Davone Bess. Deadline? 7 pm. Bess needs to be at airport for last flight for physical
Cincy Jungle "Noticing a pattern yet? Six picks in and there have only been two different positions picked in the draft. Can you say "pass happy league"? Many believe that the Cleveland Browns were going to grab a cornerback, but they went with a pass rusher. With the No.6 pick in the draft, the Cleveland..." April 26
Cleveland Plain Dealer "On the eve of the NFL draft, the Browns' chances of staying at No. 6 and selecting a player were about 60 percent, a league source said. But a report surfaced that the Browns might trade up to No. 3 with the Raiders to take Brigham Young pass rusher Ziggy Ansah. The report came from Michael..." April 25
Pro Football Talk "At a time when many believe the Browns would like to jump the draft-pick line in front of the Eagles to get a pass rusher, some think that the Browns could be targeting a pass thrower. There’s a building buzz that the Browns could be plotting to move from No. 6 to No. 3 to get quarterback Geno..." April 25
Akron Beacon Journal "The Browns are seriously considering a trade for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Davone Bess, the Chicago Sun-Times reported tonight. Several teams are in the mix for Bess, and the compensation would be mid-round draft picks, according to the report. The Dolphins also called the Arizona..." April 25
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Contrary to reports, the Browns aren't interested in trying to trade for Patriots backup quarterback Ryan Mallett, a source told The Plain Dealer today. The source said the Browns have not and will not call about Mallett. Earlier this morning, The Plain Dealer reported that there was chatter..." April 25
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns new linebacker Quentin Groves has been arrested on charges of solicitation, according to a police report obtained by the Plain Dealer. Groves responded to a sex-for-hire add and requested "full service'' according to the report. The arrest, on April 17, was part of a joint prostitution..." April 24
#Browns seriously considering a trade for Dolphins WR Davone Bess, according to a league source. Several teams in the mix.
Teams that have made calls about moving back in draft include PHIL, DET, CLEV, BUFF, MIA. Doing what they should.
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Reports surfaced Monday that Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner, a possibility for the Browns with the sixth pick in Thursday's draft, has had four surgeries and might be slipping in the draft because of medical concerns. Several league sources believe the reports are a smear campaign to devalue..." April 23
Knoxville News Sentinel "The National Football League is "very, very concerned" about investigation into Pilot Flying J and CEO Jimmy Haslam, who also owns the Cleveland Browns, an unnamed source told USA Today. "The league is very, very concerned," a person with key business dealings with the NFL and multiple owners..." April 22
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Oregon linebacker Dion Jordan has already gotten the sales pitch from former Ducks teammate T.J. Ward on how great it would be to join the Browns, but the speedy edge-rusher was an easy sell. "Yeah, T.J. was great, but he didn't have to do much pumping up to get me excited about playing for the..." April 22
Cleveland Plain Dealer "A Georgia trucking company has filed a class-action lawsuit against Browns owner Jimmy Haslam’s family business, Pilot Flying J, claiming it was duped by Haslam’s salespeople in a rebate program for fuel. Atlantic Coast Carriers, a tiny trucking company in Hazlehurst, Ga., says in the suit..." April 22