Browns Rumors & News

  • 6h
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    On the #Browns QB battle: I'm told best-case scenario is for Brian Hoyer to win the job to start, then have Manziel on-field in a package.

  • Kyle Shanahan says neither Hoyer nor Manziel 'is further in front' in Browns' QB battle

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he sees the quarterback competition between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel as even right now, despite the fact Hoyer has been taking all of the first-team reps. What's more, Manziel will be taking some first-team reps soon. "I don't think one's..." July 31

  • Gordon’s appeal is indeed all or nothing

    Pro Football Talk "Despite a belief in some league circles that the person designated to handle the appeal of Browns receiver Josh Gordon’s one-year suspension can split the proverbial baby by imposing a suspension somewhere between zero and 16 games, the NFL characterizes the substance-abuse policy in a way that..." July 31

  • 8h
    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    Confirmed Harold Henderson will hear #browns' Gordon's appeal tomorrow. Been told second-hand smoke won't fly with him.

  • 1d
    NFL: AroundTheLeague @NFL_ATL

    Rejoins Pettine RT @jimleonhard: It's official, I just signed my 8th NFL contract to become a part of the Cleveland Browns. #dawgpound

  • Sources: Gordon faults second-hand smoke "The legal team for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will argue in a hearing Friday that its client has disputed test results that were caused from second-hand marijuana smoke, according to sources. Gordon is appealing the NFL's imposition of a yearlong suspension for a positive test..." July 29

  • Gordon’s appeal focuses on disparity between “A” and “B” bottle tests

    Pro Football Talk "With the Josh Gordon appeal hearing set for Friday and with Gordon hiring (as Adam Schefter reported last night) the same lawyer who helped Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman avoid a four-game suspension for violation of the PED policy in 2012, Gordon presumably has a case that holds more water..." July 29

  • Auction house believes Johnny Manziel game-worn jersey will fetch record return, estimated at $100K "SCP Auctions announced Monday that it will auction off a Texas A&M jersey worn by Johnny Manziel for each of his six home games during his 2012 Heisman season. According to Dan Imler, vice president of SCP Auctions, the jersey is expected to fetch a record return, estimated at around..." July 29

  • Charges authorized against Browns fan who urinated on Art Modell's grave "A Browns fan who urinated on the grave of former Browns and Ravens owner Art Modell, and then posted the video to YouTube, will be charged by the Baltimore County State's Attorney's Office. “I want to commend the Baltimore County Police Department for doing outstanding work in identifying the..." July 29

  • Browns' Joe Thomas on Brian Hoyer: 'He's a lot like Tom Brady'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When a Paul Bunyan of a man who stands 6-foot-6 and has seven Pro Bowls to his credit speaks, people listen. Browns left tackle Joe Thomas' words come down from on high to all the reporters craning up at him, and they almost always pack a wallop. Monday was no different. When asked about..." July 29

  • Browns waive OT Chris Faulk, PK Jake Rogers

    Pro Football Talk "The Browns waived offensive tackle Chris Faulk and kicker/punter Jake Rogers on Monday, according to the NFL’s transactions. The move leaves the Browns with 88 players, two short of the 90-player limit. The 24-year-old Faulk spent the 2013 season on injured reserve with Cleveland after knee..." July 28

  • 3d
    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Josh Gordon has hired attorney Maurice Suh, who helped Richard Sherman win his appeal. Suh will work w/ noted NFLPA attorney Heather McPhee.

  • 3d
    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Browns had been talking to Jordan Cameron about contract extension, but weren't close yet. Kyle Rudolph's deal should bolster his position.

  • Browns' Nate Burleson loves 'borderline cocky' Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer: 'we can't go wrong either way'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns receiver Nate Burleson is glad he doesn't have to pick the starting quarterback, because he's enamored with both Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer. "Johnny – Oh my God – I love Johnny,'' Burleson gushed after day two of Browns practice. "I do. Johnny's for real. I like confident..." July 28

  • Browns, agents explain Jason Pinkston has “not been medically cleared”

    Pro Football Talk "On Sunday, no one would say anything about the absence of Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston from training camp. On Monday, the team and Pinkston’s agents issued a brief, two-sentence statement on the situation. “Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston has not been medically..." July 28

  • Browns owner Haslam on Johnny Manziel: 'We expect better from him'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns owner Jimmy Haslam weighed in on Johnny Manziel's rock-star lifestyle for the first time Saturday and issued a stern warning to his rookie quarterback. "I don't want to wear this subject out,'' Haslam said after the first training camp practice. "Johnny said it himself. He made some..." July 28

  • Jason Pinkston absent, and neither he nor Browns will say why

    Pro Football Talk "Hard to believe as it may seem, the Browns currently employ football players not named Johnny Manziel. As to one of them, a question has arisen regarding his employment. Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, offensive lineman Jason Pinkston isn’t around. And no one will say what’s..." July 27

  • Talk of Manziel’s lifestyle avoids rolled-up bill photo

    Pro Football Talk "The biggest story of a slow month came from the all-that-that-implies image of Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel tightly rolling up a dollar in a nightclub bathroom. The Browns had no comment on the photo at the time, and Manziel’s camp (which had no qualms about calling B.S. on that phony..." July 27

  • Johnny Manziel: Partying doesn't hurt my chances of winning Browns QB job

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Johnny Manziel humbled himself on the eve of training camp Friday night and admitted he hasn't approached his offseason in the most professional manner. "At the end of the day, I've made some rookie mistakes,'' he said after a conditioning session for most veterans Friday night. "There's some..." July 27

  • Browns 'alarmed' by some of Johnny Manziel's behavior, concerned it's set him back in QB competition

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns have been 'alarmed' by some of Johnny Manziel's antics since the draft -- especially a photo of him rolling up a $20 bill in the bathroom of a bar -- and some in the organization feel he's lost ground in the quarterback competition heading into camp, sources have told Northeast Ohio..." July 26

  • 6d
    bob holtzman @BobHoltzmanESPN

    Browns player: "we're all expecting Hoyer to start" week 1. Feeling in locker room is Pettine will announce WELL BEFORE 3rd preseason game

  • Jim Brown's NFL Ring -- AUCTION ON HOLD ... After NFL Star Claims 'Stolen Property' "Jim Brown's 1964 Cleveland Browns Championship ring has been PULLED OFF THE AUCTION BLOCK amid allegations the ring was stolen from the NFL legend back in the '60s ... TMZ Sports has learned. Earlier this week, Brown sued Lelands Collectibles Inc. in the hopes of getting the ring back --..." July 25

  • 6d
    Mike Garafolo @MikeGarafolo

    Said on @AmericasPregame Josh Gordon checked himself into rehab following his DUI arrest. Still expected to report to camp tomorrow.

  • 7d
    Marc Lillibridge @NFLBridge

    Congrats to @stayhumble99 on his signing with @Browns!

  • Team reaches ticket limit for first three practices of training camp

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns President Alec Scheiner cites the organization’s new leaders and its offseason moves as the primary reason the team has reached capacity for the first three practices of training camp Saturday through Monday in Berea. The Browns don’t have any tickets left to distribute for those..." July 24

  • Terrance West removed from non-football injury list

    Pro Football Talk "Terrance West’s stay on the Browns’ non-football injury list was a short one. The Browns announced Thursday that West, a rookie tailback from Towson, has been removed from the list, clearing the way for him to be on the practice field when Cleveland’s training camp practices begin..." July 24

  • 7d
    Eastern Athletics @EASagency

    EAS client @JamaalWesterman is signing with the @Browns, Congratulations and welcome to the Dog Pound! #NFL #EAS

  • Manziel won’t get first-team reps right away

    Pro Football Talk "Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel got plenty of first-team reps during offseason workouts. He won’t be getting any in training camp, at least not initially. “He will get reps with the ones at some point,” coach Mike Pettine told Tony Grossi of “But early on . . . we..." July 24

  • NFL in LA? It could happen sooner than you think

    Sporting News "At long last, after a 19-year absence, the NFL is ready to return to Los Angeles. It's no longer a matter of if, but when. Expect the NFL to announce a return to America's entertainment capital and the second-biggest market in the next 12 months, with one or two teams debuting in Los Angeles no..." July 24

  • Hall of Famer Jim Brown sues to block sale of championship ring

    New York Post "NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown​ is suing a New York auction house to block the sale of his 1964 ​​championship ring he won with the Cleveland Browns — one he claims was stolen from him decades ago. The former Browns great filed the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court ​Wednesday ​seeking a court..." July 24

  • Josh Gordon to appeal ban on Aug. 1 "Cleveland Browns star wide receiver Josh Gordon will appeal his one-year suspension in a meeting with NFL officials on Aug. 1, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Gordon, who is facing the yearlong ban following a failed drug test earlier this offseason, will file the appeal in..." July 24

  • 8d
    Tom Withers @twithersAP

    Pettine on Manziel: "I think he knows that in order for him to compete well, he's going to have to probably be more dedicated than ever."

  • 8d
    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Browns rookie RB Terrence West will start training camp on the non-football injury list, source says.

  • Cemetery decries fan's actions "A Cleveland Browns fan posted a video on YouTube showing himself urinating beside Art Modell's grave in Pikesville, Maryland. The unidentified man in the video, titled "Browns Fan 'Pays Respects' to Modell," arrives at the gravesite dressed in a Baltimore Ravens Ed Reed jersey. He then pulls it..." July 23

  • 8d
    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    1st rounder Justin Gilbert agrees to terms with Browns, per sources. Only one rookie, Taylor Lewan (Titans), remains unsigned.

  • Browns set deadline to name QB "Mike Pettine says that the Cleveland Browns will have an answer to one of the NFL's biggest offseason questions -- Johnny Manziel or Brian Hoyer? -- in a little over a month. The first-year head coach told reporters Monday that the Browns expect to name their starting quarterback by their third..." July 22

  • Browns won't cut Josh Gordon and 'we expect him to report Friday'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns coach Mike Pettine told Monday that the Browns have no plans to cut troubled receiver Josh Gordon and that they expect him to report for training camp with the rest of the veterans on Friday. He also said he expects to hear something about Gordon's drug suspension within..." July 22

  • Mike Pettine talked to Johnny Manziel about his controversial rolling a bill photo

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brown coach Mike Pettine talked to Johnny Manziel about his most controversial photo, in which he was rolling a $20 bill at a bathroom sink, and said Manziel responded positively. He declined to provide details of the conversation, only that it took place. "I don't want to get into a..." July 22

  • Johnny Manziel's No. 2 leads jersey sales "The NFL announced on Monday that more Johnny Manziel No. 2 Cleveland Browns jerseys were sold on during the first quarter of the league's fiscal year than any other player's jersey. Manziel topped Super Bowl-winning Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (No. 2), San Francisco..." July 22

  • New book blames Kosar’s slurred speech on oxycodone from Browns

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Bernie Kosar slurs his words because: He has post-concussion syndrome. He refused to wear a mouthpiece as a Browns and Miami Dolphins quarterback and suffered severe dental injuries. He has a drinking problem. The Browns kept him on the playing field with doses of the..." July 21

  • Expect Brian Hoyer to maintain lead over Johnny Manziel in Browns QB derby

    Akron Beacon Journal "Despite all the attention, all the hype, all the hoopla, odds are Johnny Football will begin his career with the Browns as Johnny Backup. The battle between rookie Johnny Manziel and veteran Brian Hoyer for the team’s starting quarterback job will be the most dominant storyline of Browns..." July 20

  • Dolphins sign Billy Turner, two unsigned draft picks remain

    Pro Football Talk "And then there were two. Billy Turner, the Dolphins’ third-round draft pick, signed his rookie contract today. That means there are only two unsigned picks from this year’s NFL draft, both first-round picks: Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert (eighth overall) and Titans offensive tackle Taylor..." July 19

  • Browns rookie Johnny Manziel adds Snickers to list of endorsements

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel has added Snickers to his list of endorsements, reported today. A company spokesman told the website Manziel is scheduled to appear in its "You're Not You When You're Hungry" campaign. A national TV commercial is set to debut as the NFL season..." July 19

  • 13d
    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    Josh Gordon's agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed that Gordon's appeal hearing regarding his drug suspension is coming up soon.

  • Browns owner skirts prosecution in $92 million deal

    SB Nation "Federal prosectors announced a deal with Haslam's truck stop company on Monday. Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam got some good news on Monday, and it has nothing to do with football. His company, Pilot Flying J, has reached a $92 million settlement with the government and will not be..." July 15

  • Cleveland Browns to use live bullmastiff as mascot "The Cleveland Browns have a new coach, a new quarterback -- and a new mascot. Browns VP of Marketing Kevin Griffin told Chris Fillar of WKRK-FM that the team will use a live bullmastiff to lead the players onto the field come Sundays. The canine has been named "Swagger," a nod to the Dawg..." July 14

  • Brian Hoyer isn’t thinking about what his teammates do off the field

    Pro Football Talk "After LeBron James announced he’d be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday, Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer tweeted that he appreciated that James wrote that “everything is earned” for athletes in Northeast Ohio. It wasn’t hard to see why such a thought would resonate with Hoyer, who is..." July 13

  • Browns' Hawkins: Johnny Manziel was 'all business' "Johnny Manziel has generated a hurricane of off-the-field attention this summer, but Browns wideout Andrew Hawkins says Cleveland's rookie quarterback didn't come across as a party boy at the team facility. "Johnny's all business, man," Hawkins told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Friday. "I can't speak..." July 13

  • Joe Haden: 'Tight fight' for first title between Cavs and Browns "Cleveland is straight BUZZING right now with the return of LeBron James to the Cavaliers. But there's still plenty of chatter about the Browns. And Cleveland cornerback Joe Haden thinks the football team might even challenge the basketball team for the first title. Appearing on NFL Network's..." July 13

  • On a big Cleveland weekend, Brian Hoyer gets some spotlight

    Pro Football Talk "On a weekend when Cleveland gets to rise up out of its collective Clevelandness and feel good about all its sports teams, it’s only natural that the Browns quarterback throws out the first pitch at the Indians game. No, not that one. The other one. The starter. The Browns announced that..." July 12

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