BROWNS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Fourth-round safety signs with Browns

The Browns announced the signing of fourth-round safety Derrick Kindred Friday. Kindred was a 30-game starter and played in 50 games over four years at TCU. He had eight career interceptions and was an All-Big 12 pick last season. With the Browns releasing veteran safety Donte Whitner and letting Tashaun Gipson leave for Jacksonville via…
Via Pro Football Talk
19 hours ago

Browns Sign Fourth-Round DB Derrick Kindred

The Cleveland Browns announced Friday that they’ve signed fourth-round DB Derrick Kindred to a four-year contract. The Browns still have several draft picks to get under contract including: Carl Nassib, Shon Coleman, Cody Kessler, Joe Schobert, Ricardo Louis, and Seth DeValve. Kindred, 22, was selected with the No. 129 overall pick out of TCU by the Browns a few weeks ago...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Can Mike Matthews challenge for Browns center job?

Cameron Erving is penciled in as the starting center for the Cleveland Browns in 2016, but that job could be in jeopardy with the signing of undrafted free agent Mike Matthews. Could a former first round pick just about to enter his second season actually lose his starting job to an undrafted rookie? That is the harsh reality Browns center Cameron Erving could be facing right now...
Via cover32
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

A look at the Cleveland Browns wide receiver battle

On Wednesday, the Cleveland Browns released wide receiver, Brian Hartline–opening another roster spot at the competitive receiver position. Hartline was one the Browns “prized” free agent acquisitions a year ago and occupied the starting receiver position for 12 games and proved to be one of the most reliable—though unspectacular—receiving options for the Browns in 2015...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Browns Sign Second-Round DE Emmanuel Ogbah To A Four-Year Deal

The Cleveland Browns announced Thursday that they have agreed to terms with second-round DE Emmanuel Ogbah. Cleveland still has some work to do in regards to their 2016 draft class, considering that there are still seven draft picks unsigned following this move. Ogbah, 22, was taken with the No. 32 overall pick by the Browns. At the start of day two, reports indicated that teams...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boom or Bust for Browns Jordan Payton

Will Jordan Payton be Mr. Reliable and boom for the Browns? Or will separation issues cause him to bust at the next level? The third receiver taken by the Cleveland Browns in the 2016 NFL draft was Jordan Payton out of UCLA (pick 154). Payton is the all time receptions leader for the Bruins and was noted as having some of the best hands in this years draft. Payton is considered...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joe Thomas happy Browns didn’t trade him

All that talk about Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas potentially wanting out of dodge can pretty much be thrown out the window. Not that the team’s new front office, led by general manager Sashi Brown, decided not to move the future Hall of Fame tackle, he’s apparently happy with remaining on the only team he’s called home during an illustrious nine-year career. “It...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Is John Greco the Browns best option at guard?

Should the Cleveland Browns continue to use John Greco as their starting right guard? or should they look at other options to try and upgrade the position? John Greco has been a starting guard in Cleveland for the past four seasons. Though Greco has done a serviceable job for the Browns, no one will confuse him as one of the elites at the position. To get the running game to the...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel’s friends are worried that he’s going to die

As the Johnny Manziel cycle of news continues to roll along, friends of the former Cleveland Browns quarterback are becoming increasingly worried about Manziel. They’re so concerned, in fact, that they’re beginning to worry for his life, according to TMZ. Here’s what we know … Manziel has become even more reckless with his drug problem recently — even blowing lines in...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns release veteran wide receiver Brian Hartline

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Cleveland Browns cut veteran wide receiver Brian Hartline on Monday.Hartline, 29, spent only one season with the Browns. A native of nearby Canton, Ohio, he had 46 receptions for 523 yards and two touchdowns in 2015 after signing a two-year deal worth $6 million, including $3 million guaranteed.Cleveland will save $3 million against the salary cap.The Browns...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns cut veteran WR Brian Hartline

BEREA, Ohio (AP) The Cleveland Browns cut veteran wide receiver Brian Hartline on Monday. Hartline, 29, spent only one season with the Browns. A native of nearby Canton, Ohio, he had 46 receptions for 523 yards and two touchdowns in 2015 after signing a two-year deal worth $6 million, including $3 million guaranteed. Cleveland will save $3 million against the salary cap. The...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

For the Cleveland Browns, no news is good news—for now

Writing a story like this is tempting fate for sure. If you believe in instant karma or any sort of jinxes, especially regarding the Cleveland Browns, you’ll want to just turn right back around and leave. The story here is that there haven’t been any bad stories about the Browns lately. In a time period best known for players getting either hurt or into trouble, that’s a phenomenal...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

SI’s proposed 22 week NFL schedule would add more misery for Browns

How about a Cleveland Browns home game on February 2 that involves a 3-12 record and minus-10 degrees windchill? Such games could become commonplace under a new proposed schedule from Sport Illustrated’s Melissa Jacob. She believes the NFL offseason is too long and that the league is leaving a financial windfall on the table, so she proposes the NFL moves to a 22-week schedule...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Browns center Tom DeLeone dies at age 65

CLEVELAND (AP) Tom DeLeone, the tough-nosed center who made two Pro Bowls during 11 seasons with the Cleveland Browns, has died. He was 65. DeLeone was the center for Cleveland's ''Kardiac Kids'' team led by quarterback Brian Sipe, who was voted the NFL's MVP in 1980. DeLeone, who played at Ohio State, started 104 games for the Browns. He was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2011...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel reportedly kicked out of club after hitting person

Johnny Manziel is having a rough go of it all the way around. He even was kicked out of a club on Friday night after getting into a fight, according to a report. TMZ Sports says Manziel was partying at Jewel Nightclub in the Aria in Las Vegas, where Drake made a surprise performance. Those in the club started moving to get up front for the performance, and things got physical. At...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Robert Griffin III be the answer for the Cleveland Browns?

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam brought head coach Hue Jackson to Cleveland with one goal in mind. Find a franchise quarterback. Armed with the 2nd overall pick in April’s draft—behind the Tennessee Titans who picked their QB last year—the Browns looked to be in prime position to finally land their quarterback of destiny. Then something important happened. Under much scrutiny...
Via isportsweb.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaden Oberkrom retires two days after being claimed off waivers by Browns

This is the most Cleveland Browns story ever. Just two days after being claimed off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars, kicker Jaden Oberkrom retired from football. The Browns placed Oberkrom on the reserve/retired list on Friday, first reported by Dov Kleinman. #Browns kicker Jaden Oberkrom, who they claimed from the#Jaguars this week has retired from the #NFL. Signed...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How will RGIII’s meeting portray him with the Cleveland Browns?

February 5, 2013; Robert Griffin III called a meeting with some of his Washington Redskins coaches. According to an article from theundefeated.com, The Puzzling Plummet of RGIII, Griffin met with a few coaches to discuss his opinion on play calling, protections and a few other details about the offense. What’s compelling is not that the quarterback of an NFL team wanted to meet...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin talks about his mindset heading into the QB competition

Robert Griffin III is not taking anything for granted as he starts a new chapter in his career with the Cleveland Browns. The former No. 2-overall pick believes the starting quarterback spot is his to lose, and he's not planning on that happening."The way I look at it is that it's my spot and I have to go out and defend that and go out there and grow with my teammates, grow within...
Via Fox Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Haden believes Browns’ winning season would upstage Cavs

There is one winning team in Cleveland. And it is definitely not the Browns. However, cornerback Joe Haden remains ever-so-dedicated and a true believer in his embattled team. So much so that Haden is trying to convince Cavaliers forward Tristan Thompson that the Browns would be the new talk of Cleveland should they have a breakout season. If you are still with us and can see through...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Shanahan wasn’t thrilled with Redskins trading up for RG3

Former Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan let owner Dan Synder know he wasn’t exactly thrilled with the team trading significant draft capital to select quarterback Robert Griffin III back in the 2012 NFL draft. “Dan knew I wasn’t very happy about what we did, but he wanted everybody to celebrate how smart we were, so we jumped on his plane and met the other owners...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hue Jackson calls out rookie for being out of shape

With rookie minicamp taking place over the weekend, Cleveland Browns head coach Hue Jackson was able to see his 14 draft picks and 10 undrafted rookies practice together for the first time as teammates in the NFL. Following Friday’s first practice, Jackson wasted no time calling out his top draft pick, wide receiver Corey Coleman, explaining that the Baylor product is out of...
Via Waiting For Next Year
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hue Jackson: 'Too soon' to name Browns starting QB

If you’re waiting for official word that Robert Griffin III is the starting quarterback of the Cleveland Browns, don’t hold your breath. According to head coach Hue Jackson, the Browns won’t be naming a starting quarterback yet. “It’s too soon,” Jackson said Saturday of a potential decision, via Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “We haven’t gotten into OTAs yet....
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns TE believes Johnny Manziel will return to NFL

Playing in the NFL appears to be the last thing on Johnny Manziel’s mind at the moment, but one of his former teammates says we should not throw in the towel on the quarterback’s football career. TMZ caught up with Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge over the weekend, and the man they call “Big Play” said he’s always willing to help if Manziel needs it. “He’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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