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Three Browns Veterans Most Directly Affected by the NFL Draft

Follow me @KCLeadForTSR While the NFL Draft may have added youth, talent, and future stars for the Cleveland Browns, it also stiffened the competition for a some of their veterans. In this article, I take a look at the three Browns veterans who were most affected by the NFL Draft. Defensive Tackle Phil Taylor Giving 141.6 rushing yards per game, the Browns decided to fill a...
Via TopSportsReport
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh McCown doesn't take exception to 'game manager' label

To call a mediocre quarterback a 'game manager' is perhaps tantamount to calling a woman 'not ugly' - not exactly pretty, but not exactly a dog either. But Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown doesn't mind when he hears phrases like "game manager" and "building around the quarterback," per the team's official website. "That stuff doesn't bother me," McCown said. "We're trying to...
Via 60 Max Power O
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe Haden to Return to Classic Park

The Captains may not be home on Saturday, June 6, but Classic Park will still be full of eager fans watching professional athletes. Even though they’ll have a bat and a ball, however, these athletes aren’t professional baseball players. No, on June 6 fans will  be treated to a different performance on the field as Joe Haden hosts his second annual Joe Haden and Friends Celebrity...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns problem child update: Pettine says Gilbert on track

One of the key issues for the Browns heading into head coach Mike Pettine’s second season, will be the fate of team’s problem children, Josh Gordon, Johnny Manziel and Justin Gilbert. Gordon is serving a suspension of at least one year for violating the NFL Substance Abuse Policy and the NFL’s substance abuse program, making his future a moot point for now. Manziel spent the...
Via cover32
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

S Donte Whitner believes Browns have best secondary in NFL

Cleveland Browns safety Donte Whitner has high expectations of the team's defensive secondary and believes that the unit is already among the league's elite. "I would have to say us (and) I would have to say Seattle and then based on the players the New York Jets picked up I'd say you have to put them up there but they haven't collectively done anything together so I would say...
Via 60 Max Power O
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Browns to host Orange & Brown Scrimmage in Columbus

The Cleveland Browns have announced the team will host the annual “Orange & Brown Scrimmage” at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Friday, Aug. 7. The late afternoon intrasquad scrimmage at The ‘Shoe will once again be free to fans and will feature a competitive format, updating the recent open practice structure of the franchise’s annual Family Day/Family Night. “The intrasquad...
Via Waiting For Next Year
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Browns Positional Roster Review: Defensive Line

An NFL-worst 141.5 rushing yards per game allowed per game. The sixth-fewest sacks in the league (31, nine of which came from defensive lineman). The third-most 20+ yard runs allowed. The Cleveland Browns defensive line last season can be described with a number of adjectives – and none of them are positive.Part of Cleveland's issue was the loss of DT Phil Taylor, who only played...
Via Pro Football Spot
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Donte Whitner Praises Johnny Manziel’s Work Ethic

Add Cleveland Browns safety Donte Whitner to the growing list of teammates and coaches who have expressed praise for the much-improved work ethic of second-year quarterback Johnny Manziel. Donte Whitner: There are certain guys who are here early and stay late every day — Johnny Manziel has been one of those guys — Kevin Jones (@Mr_KevinJones) May 26, 2015   About a month...
Via Gridiron Grit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Browns waive OL Nick McDonald

Following just one season in Cleveland, General Manager Ray Farmer announced on Wednesday that the Browns have waived offensive lineman Nick McDonald (with an injury designation). In his only season with the Browns, McDonald played in eight games (seven starts), all of which were at center, following Alex Mack’s season-ending broken fibula injury. The first six weeks of the season...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Pettine says Pro-Bowl C Alex Mack is 'is ready to go' after broken leg in 2014

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine proclaimed Pro-Bowl center Alex Mack 'ready to go' at the opening of the team's OTAs; however, he cautioned that the club would limited the offensive lineman's work. Mack sustained a season-ending broken leg seven months ago, but isn't showing any effects from the injury. “Alex is ready to go,” Pettine said, via Ohio.com. “I’m sure...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James' manager is mentoring Johnny Manziel

Johnny Manziel is in the process of repairing his public image, and the Cleveland Browns quarterback has been calling on LeBron James’ most trusted confidant to help him achieve that goal. Manziel has been spending a lot of time with Maverick Carter, LeBron’s longtime business partner and right-hand man, since he was released from rehab...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brian Hartline Makes a Nice Grab During OTAs

Brian Hartline is not going to make anyone forget about Josh Gordon, but he is good enough to make them forget about Miles Austin. He is hard at work with his new team during OTAs this week, and from the sound of things his quarterbacks are going to need some help to look good.He certainly gave that to them on this play when he slowed up to catch and under thrown ball after the defense...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns Sign OL Eric Olsen & LB Mike Reilly

The Cleveland Browns announced the signing of OL Eric Olsen and LB Mike Reilly on Tuesday. Olsen, 26, was sixth-round pick of the Broncos back in 2010. He lasted a little over a year with Denver before he was waived in September of 2011. Olsen later caught on with the Saints, but was placed on ... The post Browns Sign OL Eric Olsen & LB Mike Reilly appeared first on NFL Trade Rumors -.
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns Waived LB Keith Pough & DL Calvin Barnett

The Cleveland Browns announced Tuesday that they’ve waived LB Keith Pough (injured) and DL Calvin Barnett. Pough, 25, originally signed on with the Bills as an undrafted free agent out of Howard back in 2013. Unfortunately, he was unable to make the final 53-man roster coming out of the preseason. Pough eventually caught on with the Browns in August of last year, but ....
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

OTA News: Barkevious Mingo still not cleared for contact

With the Cleveland Browns kicking off Organized Team Activities (OTAs) this week, one surprising element is outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo donning a red no-contact jersey for Day 1. In February, it was revealed that Mingo underwent surgery to repair a labrum issue which had plagued the 24-year-old pass-rusher for much of the 2014 season. In March, two months removed from surgery...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns S Tashaun Gipson Won’t Attend OTAs, Holding Out For An Extension

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Browns restricted free agent S Tashaun Gipson won’t be in attendance for the start of OTAs. Rapoport adds that Gipson plans to hold out for a contract extension from the team. This really shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, seeing as Gipson has yet to sign his restricted tender. Cleveland ... The post Browns S Tashaun Gipson Won’t Attend...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns primer for Tuesday's start of OTAs

The Browns open with the first of 10 OTA practices on Tuesday. Here is everything you need to know as the team gathers with a host of new players and a new offensive coordinator. 1. All sessions are voluntary and non-contact. Players are not permitted to wear pads, but they will wear helmets.  2. Johnny Manziel is expected to be in attendance. Manziel has seemingly done everything...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

For Cleveland Browns C Alex Mack, Memorial Day is more than just a holiday

Memorial Day serves as a day of remembrance of the brave men and women who have sacrificed their lives to defend America’s freedom. For Browns center Alex Mack, it hits home even more. Mack has served two USO (United Service Organization) tours overseas, including a weeklong venture to Afghanistan this offseason. Mack’s appreciation stems from his family’s service in the United...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Which prospects the Cleveland Browns should have their eyes on this season

I know the NFL Draft was just a few weeks ago, but for certain teams; it’s never too early to start scouting prospects for next year’s draft. That couldn’t be more true for the Browns, who continue to have a big question mark at the sport’s most important position at quarterback. The Browns are also in need of a true number one receiver. Leading up to this year’s draft...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Cleveland Browns could write their names in the history books

It’s no secret at this point that the position of quarterback remains a question mark for the Cleveland Browns. Over the offseason, the Browns signed journeyman Josh McCown. While head coach Mike Pettine insists there isn’t a quarterback controversy and that McCown is the starter, I don’t see him being the starter all season. But I don’t think the quarterback position will...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Way too early 2015 Browns season prediction Part 1 of 4

A plethora of questions lay before the Browns this offseason. McCown or Manziel, what will Danny Shelton do in his first season, and should Farmer have taken more than one receiver in the draft among many others. A lot of these questions will not have any real answer until the season gets underway.Taking a look at the regular season, starting with the first four games, this four...
Via Pro Football Spot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Three early bold predictions for the 2015 season

Joe Haden While the OTA’s and minicamps are soon arriving it’s never too early to predict what will happen this year for the Cleveland Browns. Coming fresh off their rookie camps, the team will all meet on May 26 as they prepare for the upcoming season. There will be many storylines heading into team activities, but I’m going to focus on three bold predictions for the...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel to be a full participant in OTAs

After being M.I.A. for the most of the offseason, Johnny Manziel plans to be a full participant in the Browns’ OTA’s this summer. Manziel voluntarily entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility following his rookie stint with the Browns and was released from the facility earlier this April. Manziel has been under the limelight of the media since his Heisman Trophy days at...
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Manziel's new neighborhood has 'old people everywhere'

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been looking to improve both as a player and person this offseason, and that goal has led him from the inner city to a community that sounds like it has shuffle board tournaments and early bird specials. Browns linebacker Paul Kruger lives in the same neighborhood that Manziel just...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Pettine was 'ready to move on' from Manziel

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine is apparently not Johnny Manziel’s biggest fan. According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, Pettine was “ready to move on” from the Heisman winner when he went into rehab earlier this winter: “It was Pettine who was ready to move on from Manziel when he entered rehab, one league source told Yahoo Sports. Another league source...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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