Browns Rumors & News

  • Mike Pettine doesn't deny Johnny Manziel was dishonest about partying

    CBS Sports "Johnny Manziel's tenure as the Browns' starting quarterback lasted about a week. Then, during the team's bye -- and before he could play in a single game since the announcement by coach Mike Pettine -- Manziel was seen partying in Austin, Texas. After reportedly lying to Pettine about his..." November 28

  • Johnny Manziel Reportedly Lied to Browns About Age of Partying Video

    Bleacher Report "More information has surfaced regarding the video of Johnny Manziel partying over the weekend and his subsequent demotion to third-string quarterback for the team's game against the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night. According to Jay Glazer of Fox Sports (per Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report),..." November 27

  • Mike Pettine: Browns didn't discuss cutting Johnny Manziel

    ESPN "The Cleveland Browns did not discuss releasing Johnny Manziel, but felt they had to demote him to the third team because he violated the team's trust in him, coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday. "I told him this isn't a dead end," Pettine said. "It's a hurdle, an obstacle." Pettine made the..." November 25

  • Browns reporter believes team is ‘ready to move on’ from Johnny Manziel

    Larry Brown Sports "Johnny Manziel has been demoted to third string in the wake of his alleged two-day party bender during the bye week, and it would not be a surprise if the Cleveland Browns part ways with him this offseason. Mary Kay Cabot, a plugged-in Browns reporter for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, speculates..." November 25

  • Semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2016 class "The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 was trimmed down to 25 on Tuesday during NFL Network's Gold Jacket Semifinalists special. The original field of 108 nominees and these selections will be cut to 15 in early January. The group of semifinalists includes 22 players and three coaches,..." November 25

  • What are the worst calls by referees this season? Here are our top five

    Yahoo! Sports "Super Bowl 50, billed as a celebration of a half-century of what has become the pinnacle sporting event in the Western Hemisphere, was marred — before the game ever started — on an obscure automatic coin toss loss by the Carolina Panthers for sending too many captains (teams are allowed six) out..." November 25

  • Johnny Manziel might get benched by Mike Pettine for partying video

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns head coach Mike Pettine said Tuesday he's disappointed and frustrated by the video of Johnny Manziel partying in Texas over the weekend, and that Manziel might not start Monday night against Baltimore. "When it's a repeated pattern of behavior, it's a concern," Pettine said. Manziel..." November 24

  • Josh McCown takes over as Browns starting QB "Johnny Manziel to serve as No. 3 option at position Veteran Josh McCown will start at quarterback and Johnny Manziel will serve as the third option moving forward, Browns coach Mike Pettine announced Tuesday. Pettine informed McCown and Manziel of the decision after he spoke with Manziel,..." November 24

  • Johnny Manziel hints that partying video could be old

    Larry Brown Sports "Johnny Manziel promised the Cleveland Browns that he would not do anything during the bye week to embarrass the organization, and some feel that he did not live up to his word. That didn’t stop Manziel from trying to defend himself when asked about the recent footage that surfaced showing him..." November 24

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns Pettine is obviously considering benching Manziel for #Ravens game: "it's disappointing. very"

  • Johnny Manziel Slammin' Champagne ... During 2 Night Party Bender

    TMZ "The old Johnny Manziel is back ... and that's not necessarily a good thing. TMZ Sports has obtained footage of the Cleveland Browns quarterback raging at a nightclub in Austin, TX on Friday night with a bottle of Dom in his hand ... the second night of a back-to-back bender. Multiple..." November 23

  • NFL Targets Massive Payday in Thursday Night TV Deal

    The Hollywood Reporter "One of the last big sports rights opportunities for several years is about to become available to TV networks. The NFL's Thursday Night Football — which for the past two seasons has aired on CBS via one-year deals — is generating intense interest as the league is likely to extend the length of the..." November 23

  • Titans, Browns would be interested in making Peyton Manning team president

    Larry Brown Sports "The Cleveland Browns and Tennessee Titans would have interest in giving Peyton Manning a front office role should he retire after the season, according to a new report. The Titans and Browns are said to be among the teams that could look to bring Manning on board in a John Elway-style team..." November 22

  • Mike Pettine: Browns offensive line, secondary have 'underperformed'

    ESPN "Comments by some folks with the Cleveland Browns have raised proverbial eyebrows as the team heads into a welcome bye weekend with a woeful 2-8 record. From coach Mike Pettine: “The two groups we thought were going to be anchors for us were the offensive line and the secondary, and both have..." November 20

  • Josh McCown appears to be done talking about his demotion

    Waiting For Next Year "Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown addressed the local media on Monday following his team’s 30-9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, but it wasn’t until Tuesday when head coach Mike Pettine officially named Johnny Manziel as the starter going forward. In what was his first interview since the..." November 20

  • Report: 2016 NFL Draft to allow trades for compensatory picks

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is reportedly considering an exciting new twist to the 2016 NFL Draft. Prior to the upcoming draft in Chicago, compensatory draft picks were off the table for any potential trades. However, the league is expected to allow them to be part of the trade equation this spring, which ESPN’s..." November 19

  • NFL announces it won't discipline Johnny Manziel for fight with his girlfriend

    CBS Sports "The NFL announced Tuesday it won't discipline Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel for his Oct. 12 in-car fight with girlfriend Colleen Crowley. Below is a statement from the league: "Consistent with the procedures of the league’s Personal Conduct Policy, we have examined the available evidence..." November 17

  • Johnny Manziel: 'I'm not going to do anything to be an embarrassment to this organization'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Johnny Manziel, named the Brown' full-time starter Tuesday, promised coach Mike Pettine that he'll be a model citizen -- beginning with the bye this week. "I let him know that I'm not going to do anything that's going to be a distraction to this team or be an embarrassment to the..." November 17

  • Johnny Manziel Named Starter For the Rest of the Season

    The Big Lead "Johnny Manziel, it’s your show. Just two days after a career-best performance against the Steelers, the Browns have decided to name the 2nd-year QB from Texas A&M as their starter for the rest of the season. Cleveland starter Josh McCown has been dinged up a few times this year, and Manziel has..." November 17

  • Andrew Hawkins has no memory of hit that caused concussion

    Larry Brown Sports "Andrew Hawkins suffered a concussion during the fourth quarter of the Cleveland Browns’ loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, and his condition is concerning. Hawkins’ brother, former NFL defensive back Artrell Hawkins, posted on Facebook about the wide receiver’s status. Artrell says..." November 16

  • NFL likely to charge $500M-$600M relocation fee for move to LA

    CBS Sports "It's not going to be cheap to move to Los Angeles. If the Rams, Raiders or Chargers make the move to Los Angeles in 2016, it's going to cost them some serious money. According to the Sports Business Journal, the NFL is going to charge a relocation fee of at least $500 million to any team that's..." November 16

  • Pettine not “prepared” to name Manziel starter after bye

    Pro Football Talk "After Sunday’s game against the Steelers, Browns coach Mike Pettine said that quarterback Johnny Manziel took “a big step forward” from his performance the previous week against the Bengals. The Browns still lost 30-9 despite Manziel’s 372 passing yards while completing 33-of-45 passes,..." November 16

  • Roethlisberger, Steelers breeze past Browns, 30-9

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Ben Roethlisberger entered a game as a substitute quarterback for the first time in 11 years, threw for nearly 400 yards and three touchdowns and the Steelers breezed past the Cleveland Browns, 30-9, today at Heinz Field. Roethlisberger, who left last week’s game with a mid-foot sprain,..." November 15

  • Browns' Johnny Manziel fumbles on first pass attempt, Steelers recover

    CBS Sports "There may be a not-so-quiet movement to have Johnny Manziel ascend to the top of the Browns' depth chart, but the second-year quarterback got off to an inauspicious start against the Steelers' on Sunday. On the Browns' very first offensive snap, Manziel dropped back to pass ... only to have the..." November 15

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    Mary Kay Cabot @MaryKayCabot

    #Browns inactives include Justin Gilbert, Dwayne Bowe and Josh McCown

  • Could Peyton Manning fix the Browns or Titans in a front-office role?

    CBS Sports "If the Browns and/or Titans had Peyton Manning, they might be pretty good. Unfortunately, they're not going to get him on the field, with Manning likely to retire before he ends up in a situation looking for a third team. He could, however, end up in the front office of Cleveland or Tennessee,..." November 15

  • Pettine risking job by keeping Johnny Manziel benched

    Larry Brown Sports "Browns coach Mike Pettine may be jeopardizing his job with his continued reluctance to commit to Johnny Manziel as quarterback, according to a new report. CBS Sports’s Jason La Canfora reported Sunday that there is “sweeping support” within the organization for making Manziel the starter in..." November 15

  • Mike Pettine's decision to not start Johnny Manziel proving divisive

    CBS Sports "There is sweeping support for Johnny Manziel to take over as starter for the Cleveland Browns throughout various segments of the organization, to the point where the refusal by coach Mike Pettine to make the change may only hasten the coach's own demise. Manziel, while hardly spectacular, has..." November 15

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Browns are expected to start Johnny Manziel vs Pittsburgh on Sunday, per source.

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    Nate Ulrich @NateUlrichABJ

    #Browns QB Josh McCown listed as questionable for Sunday

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    Daryl Ruiter @RuiterWrongFAN

    Josh McCown "progressing" will practice "some but be limited today" per Pettine

  • Browns coach Mike Pettine says Josh McCown will start Sunday over Johnny Manziel if healthy enough

    Akron Beacon Journal "If Josh McCown’s ribs cooperate, he’ll return to the role of starting quarterback Sunday when the Browns visit the Pittsburgh Steelers. If those ribs don’t progress enough, Johnny Manziel will make his fifth NFL start and the second in as many games. Browns coach Mike Pettine outlined the plan..." November 10

  • NFL officials in Mexico City, seeing if it’s ready for 2016 game

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL continues to expand its inventory in England, they’re also looking at games outside our borders but on our continent. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, a group of league officials will be in Mexico City through Wednesday, trying to determine if Azteca Stadium is prepared..." November 10

  • Should Browns hand Manziel keys for rest of '15? "What will the Browns do at quarterback this Sunday? This may have been an easier question to answer if Johnny Manziel was not seen roaming Texas A&M's campus this past weekend -- a near bye week given that the Browns played in Cincinnati that Thursday. There has always been a desire within the..." November 10

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    More context to the Joe Thomas trade talks: Though he has strong feelings for #Browns, I’m told Thomas asked them to see what was out there.

  • Report: Joe Thomas deal broke down over guaranteed pay

    Pro Football Talk "So why didn’t the Browns trade left tackle Joe Thomas to the Broncos this week? Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the trade didn’t happen because Thomas wanted guaranteed pay in 2016 and 2017, but the Broncos declined to make that commitment. Signed through 2018, Thomas is due to make $8.3..." November 08

  • Agent: Trade talks never addressed Joe Thomas contract

    Pro Football Talk "In response to a report from NFL Media that the Browns didn’t trade left tackle Joe Thomas to the Broncos because Thomas wanted guaranteed money in 2016 and 2017, the man responsible for the contract of Joe Thomas has gone on the record to strongly deny the suggestion that Thomas would be a Bronco..." November 08

  • Chorus of teams say Browns, 49ers asked for too much in deadline talks

    CBS Sports "For weeks prior to the trade deadline several struggling teams -- Cleveland and San Francisco in particular -- made it very clear that they were open and eager to making significant trades of high-priced veteran players, but, according to numerous teams who dealt with those teams, the asking..." November 08

  • Desmond Bryant says Cleveland Browns' defense 'should be fighting harder to get where we want to be'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Desmond Bryant didn't want to hear about the injuries or the dominating time of possession enjoyed by the Bengals on Thursday night. After surrendering 30-plus points for the fifth time this season, the frustration welled inside the Browns' defensive end. "We're supposed to stop them and we..." November 07

  • Browns coach Mike Pettine isn’t ready to name starting quarterback

    Akron Beacon Journal "Browns coach Mike Pettine insisted Friday he isn’t trying to keep Johnny Manziel from being Johnny Manziel. Pettine also isn’t ready to make a decision about whether to start Manziel moving forward after the Browns fell to 2-7 with a 31-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday..." November 07

  • Bengals improve to 8-0 with 31-10 rout of Browns

    Cincinnati Enquirer "Of course Randy Starks was offside. As Andy Dalton was skipping a pass to the feet of A.J. Green on 4th-and-2 from the Cleveland Browns’ 6-yard line, a flag was flying to signify that the Browns’ defensive tackle committed a penalty that would give the Bengals a second shot at the end..." November 06

  • Browns' Pettine noncommittal on starting QB going forward

    The Score "Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine would not declare Johnny Manziel the team's starting quarterback going forward, following a 31-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. Manziel had a productive first half, completing 11-of-18 passes for 128 yards and a touchdown, but the familiar fall came in..." November 06

  • Joe Thomas relieved to remain with Browns and would have been 'crushed' by a trade

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Joe Thomas came close to joining an undefeated team, protecting a fellow future Hall of Famer and having a legitimate shot at the Super Bowl. How would that have made an eight-time Pro Bowler, one who's known little more than losing, feel? The left tackle said he would have been..." November 06

  • Dwayne Bowe’s play raises questions in Cleveland

    Pro Football Talk "Browns receiver Dwayne Bowe finally got some playing time on Thursday night, and he was just OK, certainly not doing enough to justify the big contract the Browns gave him this offseason. But Bowe did outplay the Browns’ other receivers, which raises questions about why he’s been buried on the..." November 06

  • Bengals-Browns prediction

    Dayton Daily News "As many of my former teachers at Fairfield High School will tell you, I was sometimes slow to catch on in my younger years. Thirty years after leaving that fine institution, not much has changed. I’ve picked the Bengals to lose each of their last three games and four of the last five, and here..." November 05

  • Austin Davis will back up Johnny Manziel with Josh McCown ruled out for Bengals game

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Josh McCown wasn't exaggerating Tuesday when he said he breathing, sleeping and moving were difficult with his rib injury. McCown, who suffered the injury during Sunday's 34-20 loss to the Cardinals, has been ruled out of Thursday night's game against the Bengals with the..." November 05

  • Manziel gets another start for reeling Cleveland Browns and this one feels different than the last

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns lead the NFL in false starts with 15, a total not including one by a segment of the fan base following their Sept. 20 win over the Titans. After Johnny Manziel's second of two long touchdown passes to Travis Benjamin some assumed the club would stick the young quarterback while..." November 04

  • Browns rule out 6 players for Cincinnati game "The Browns will be without six key players Thursday because of injuries. Defensive backs Joe Haden (concussion), Donte Whitner (concussion) and Jordan Poyer (shoulder); wide receivers Brian Hartline (concussion) and Andrew Hawkins (concussion) and quarterback Josh McCown (shoulder/ribs) have..." November 04

  • Smartphone Breathalyzer Company Ranks the Drunkest NFL Fanbases (Congrats, Buffalo!)

    Complex "Ever wonder which NFL fanbases get the drunkest while watching their respective teams play? Thanks to the folks at BacTRACK -- a company that sells smartphone breathalyzers -- we may have the answer. Using data collected by BacTRACK during the first seven Sundays of the NFL season, and dividing..." November 04

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    According to Browns coach Mike Pettine the team made no moves at today's trade deadline