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Cleveland Browns defense ranked 15th best in NFL…

… In fantasy that is, but maybe in real life as well. With training camps underway, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with...
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6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Browns sign veteran safety Jim Leonhard

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine has a history with his new safety Jim Leonhard, who signed with the team on Thursday. Leonhard played all 16 games for the Buffalo Bills in 2013, starting seven games and collecting four interceptions. Leonhard, 31, played for Pettine in his final season with the Baltimore Ravens, the New York Jets for three seasons as defensive coordinator...
Via 60 Max Power O
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Position Preview: Defensive Line

The Cleveland Browns are set to begin a 2014 season pegged with excitement and a restored sense of hope surrounding the franchise. The Browns have employed a new sense of toughness and attitude behind head coach Mike Pettine. Will the new changes finally bring winning ways, or will this season fall in line with the continuing disappointment in recent years? There is only one way...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shanahan: Browns QB competition not over with

Contrary to popular opinion, Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer isn't the team's starter just yet - there still a whole month to go... Head coach Mike Pettine said as much Thursday, saying the talk is nothing but a "knee jerk-reaction" in assuming Hoyer's got the job because he's taken all the first-team reps so far in camp. Offensive coordinator...
Via 60 Max Power O
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Friday is Decision Day for Josh Gordon

Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon will be away from camp and on a business trip on Friday. That business trip could impact the rest of his football career and definitely his 2014 season. Gordon departed from Browns Camp and set his destination to New York City for an appeal hearing on Friday. Gordon is trying to avoid a year-long ban from the NFL for testing positive for the...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ray Farmer, Johnny Manziel agree he needs to learn the Browns’ playbook

Browns general manger Ray Farmer and rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel are both on the same page. They know that Johnny Football needs to learn more of Kyle Shanahan’s offensive playbook. #Browns GM Ray Farmer to me: "I agree with Johnny. His biggest challenge is the playbook. How much can you learn? How fast can you learn?" — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 31, 2014...
Via Pro Football Zone
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: “Slight chance” Josh Gordon gets a settlement

According to ProFootballTalk.com,  there’s a chance that Josh Gordon and the NFL could end up agreeing on a settlement that wouldn’t keep him out for the upcoming season. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, a “slight chance” of a resolution exists.  Any deal presumably would entail a suspension for Gordon that lasts less than a year. There’s also a belief...
Via Pro Football Zone
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ian Rapoport: Hoyer has a leg up on Manziel

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported today that Brian Hoyer has a “leg up” on rookie Johnny Manziel for the Browns starting quarterback job. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Ian Rapoport: Hoyer has a leg up on Manziel appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
Via Pro Football Zone
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gordon absent from camp, will have appeal heard

BEREA, Ohio - The appeal hearing for Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is apparently a go for Friday in New York. Gordon is facing an indefinite suspension for a violation of stage three of the NFL substance abuse policy. He was absent from Browns practice on Thursday morning, and after that practice Browns coach Mike Pettine said Gordon was traveling to the hearing. Everything...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Do the Cleveland Browns have any of the most underrated players in the NFL?

Last week, I provided my annual list of the 10 most overrated players in the NFL. As expected, it caused an uproar, mostly from people who can’t take off their team-colored glasses and deal with the truth. For a good time, read the “Comments” section below the article; it’s pure gold and classic examples of denial. In the spirit of showing that it’s not all negative on...
Via cover32 - Browns
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Browns actually impressed by Manziel's work ethic?

The Cleveland Browns are reportedly impressed by Johnny Manziel’s work ethic. No, seriously. Despite his offseason partying, the Browns’ first round pick (No. 22 overall) has brought a “first-in, last-out mentality” to training camp, according to NFL Network’s Charley Casserly. Photo Credit: ClevelandBrowns.com Casserly was told by multiple team sources that Manziel is...
Via Gridiron Grit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Hoyer is better fit behind center for Browns in 2014

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ron, the lead editor of FantasyFootballOverdose.Com – great source of football news and rumors. You can follow @NFLRankings via Twitter or via Google+ for more updates. The Cleveland Browns drafted former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. They are a franchise that has had very few bright spots...
Via Low Brow Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Gordon has reportedly passed 'at least 70 drug tests'

We found out recently that Josh Gordon hired Richard Sherman’s lawyer to help handle his appeal with the NFL. In that case Maurice Suh called into question the specimen collection process and created doubt around the “he-said, he-said” case between the player and the collector. Now, Pro Football Talk is reporting what Josh Gordon’s strategy heading into the appeal on August...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  1 Comment

Browns issue statement on status of Jason Pinkston

Jason Pinkston was not in camp yesterday with the Browns. As the day wore on and as media asked media relations folks first, coach Mike Pettine second and GM Ray Farmer third with very little comment, it turned into a small issue. Pinkston is one of the nicest and most outgoing Cleveland Browns on social media and in person. Fans were deeply concerned about him when he was dealing...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns think Manziel has regressed, worry about partying

In a topic that’s been beaten to death, even on these very pages, we have something of an update. Mary Kay Cabot is reporting from sources within the Browns that they are “stunned” by Johnny Manziel’s non-stop antics during this off-season. Manziel regressed in practice after the first week of organized team activities, and some in the organization attributed it to too much...
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 days ago  |  5 Comments
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