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BROWNS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Be Draft Literate: Crash Course on the Browns Draft

View image | gettyimages.com This year, I decided that I would work hard to ensure that all fans are, at the very least, draft literate.  To ensure the literacy of fans for this year’s draft, I will be doing a series of articles for every team. In these articles, I will share basic information for fans to read to gain a light understanding of the draft for their team. I think...
Via TopSportsReport
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dwayne Bowe thinks he will score in 2015

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Dwayne Bowe won’t make any guarantees for the 2015 season, but he is confident that he will be “going back to the Dwayne Bowe of 2010.” In 2010, Bowe scored 15 touchdowns and landed a $56 million contract with the Kansas City Chiefs.  But in the four years since, Bowe has been in the end zone just 13 times, including zero last season,...
Via Sports-Glory
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Browns shouldn’t draft a receiver in NFL draft’s 1st round

“Name the last big-time receiver to win a Super Bowl.” That’s Cleveland Browns GM Ray Farmer in May 2014, talking about the importance of the wide receiver position. With the 2015 NFL Draft coming up, the normal WR honks, both in the media and average fans, will be out in full force to pine for […] The post The Browns shouldn’t draft a receiver in NFL draft’s 1st round...
Via Browns Beat
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Browns prepared to go with Josh McCown for 2015, could still make run at Mariota, Bradford

According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, the Browns are fully prepared to start Josh McCown for the 2014 season; however, the team isn't done trying to upgrade at the quarterback position. The Browns still could try to trade up in the draft for Marcus Mariota, and it's not out of the realm for the team to make another run at Philadelphia signal caller Sam Bradford. Cabot...
Via 60 Max Power O
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ray Farmer slapped with 4-game suspension, respects league's decision

Clevland Browns general mamanger Ray Farmer found out today his punishement for texting down to the sidelines during games. The NFL has suspended Farmer for the first four games of the 2015 season. The suspension starts on the midnight of the Sunday before the Browns' Week 1 game and ends immediately after the team's Week 4 game, per NFL.com. The team was also fined $250,000...
Via 60 Max Power O
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 First Round Draft Prospects the Browns Should Target

With the 2015 NFL Draft fast approaching, the Cleveland Browns must decide very wisely who they will target with their 2 first round picks. With glaring needs up and down their 53 man roster, they must hit nothing short of a homerun with the 12th and 19th picks in Round One. That being said, here are the top 5 projected first rounders for General Manager Ray Farmer to consider: Amari...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Miles Austin reportedly set to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles

Miles Austin had a good season with the Browns in 2014 and many fans hoped to see him back with an encore performance. As the off-season has unfolded the Browns signed Brian Hartline and then Dwayne Bowe and it raised questions about the real chances of the Browns also asking back Austin. As recently as this weekend, Terry Pluto still expected the Browns to try and bring Austin back...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cleveland Browns GM Ray Farmer gets big time punishment from the NFL

Cleveland Browns GM Ray Farmer won’t be a happy man about this news. NFL: #Browns GM Ray Farmer suspended the first 4 games of 2015 for texting, starting Sunday before game 1. The team was fined $250,000 — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 30, 2015 NFL: There was no evidence in the NFL’s review that Browns ownership or any other team executives had knowledge of the prohibited...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Browns GM Ray Farmer suspended over text messages

Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer has been suspended four games by the NFL for his involvement in the Textgate scandal. The suspension will begin at midnight of the day of the team’s first regular season game and extend through its fourth game. Farmer had previously admitted that he was the high-ranking Browns official that sent text messages from the press box to team...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL fines Browns $250k, suspends GM Ray Farmer 4 games

Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports The NFL has handed down its punishment for the Cleveland Browns and general manager Ray Farmer. The Browns have been fined $250,000 and Farmer has been suspended for the first four game of the 2015 season for texting an unnamed team representative on the sideline during games Statement by NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Troy Vincent...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Browns not expected to lose a draft pick

Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer has admitted to texting an unnamed team representative on the sideline during games, which is a violation of the league’s electronic device policy. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL is expected to suspend Farmer but the team is not expected to lose a draft pick. The Browns also might receive a hefty fine. Farmer has admitted...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Monday roundup: Cleveland Browns

Is Gresham still an option for Browns? ► ... amazingly stupid, like open up a Cleveland Browns website and magazine. ... When we last left Gresham here in Rumor Central, it looked like the Browns ... La'El Collins meets with NYG, Browns, 49ers and NO ► LSU OL La'El Collins met with the New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and New Orleans Saints last week...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel Single?

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is expected to get out of rehab in time for OTA's in April. With Brian Hoyer gone the team is his for the taking, but only if he can truly dedicate himself to the team, the game, and improve by leaps and bounds over what he showed fans last season. One concern that has been expressed online is whether he will be able to stay away from the...
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Browns Expected to go After Another Quarterback

If the Cleveland Browns were to undergo offseason activities this week, Josh McCown and Connor Shaw would be the only two quarterbacks on the field. While that will change when the team’s OTA’s start next month and Johnny Manziel presumably returns from rehab, it’s still a scary proposition for the team. Understanding full well that their quarterback situation isn’t the best...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

4 Positional Needs the Browns Could Address in Round One

Nose Tackle  View image | gettyimages.com Last year, this team was putrid on the defensive side of the ball in terms of their ability to stop the run.  When you have to improve against opposing run games, you usually want to rebuild on the interior of your defense.  Adding a top flight Nose Tackle to replace Phil Taylor would help this defensive line be more resistant...
Via TopSportsReport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Misconception: Browns Need O-Line in 1st Round

Heading into the 2015 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns have two picks in the first round that could go a long way in getting the team to the playoffs next season. One position the Browns should absolutely stay away from with their first two picks is an offensive lineman. Last season, the Browns offensive line was a weakness. Opposing teams constantly applied pressure to quarterback...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns ‘Now Positioned’ To Trade Up For Marcus Mariota?

The Cleveland Browns are now positioned to trade up to select Oregon star quarterback Marcus Mariota in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, according to ESPN.com’s Pat McManamon. With the recent additions of veteran free agent wide receivers Brian Hartline and Dwayne Bowe, McManamon notes that the Browns can now “get by for a year or two” with their current weapons at the position...
Via Gridiron Grit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns lose draft picks even when they make them

Adam Schefter reported Wednesday the Cleveland Browns’ punishment for the awfully named “textgate” scandal would be severe. Previously, the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints lost draft picks for their roles in “Spygate” and “Bountygate” respectively, equally poorly named scandals. First, writers need to come up with something a little better than adding ...
Via Browns Beat
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the Browns “the new Raiders?”

ESPN is talking about NFL free agency thus far and the Cleveland Browns appear at the bottom of the list with a big fat letter grade “D.” Mike Sando, Bill Polian, Louis Riddick, Field Yates and former Browns scout Matt Williamson discussed free agency to this point for many teams, but Williamson’s quotes are the ones they used for the Browns that stick out the most (Insider...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Safety Donte Whitner is Excited About the Teams New Jerseys

The Cleveland Browns have been trying to change the perception of the team that they put on the field from being perennial losers to division contenders. It is still a work in progress, but last season there was reason for hope. While they continue to work on the quality of the product on the field it has decided to go ahead and change how the product looks.Earlier this off-season...
Via FatManWriting
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Cleveland Browns Bring Miles Austin Back?

Miles Austin has had a solid career over the last nine years. Last season he was not lights out for the Cleveland Browns, but he did have a good season catching 47 balls for 568 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games before going on the IR. However, the Browns only had him on a one year deal and he is now a free agent free to go to whomever makes the right offer first.With Dwayne Bowe...
Via FatManWriting
7 days ago  |  Discuss

On the Browns, Hard Knocks, questions and narratives

There are lots of questions being asked now that we’ve heard the Browns are “front-runners” to be the featured team on this year’s rendition of “Hard Knocks” on HBO. Twitter and sports talk radio asked all of the following and then some… Will Hard Knocks serve as a distraction for the Browns? Will it be good for Johnny Manziel and his recovery to be put in the spotlight...
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Browns Expecting Johnny Manziel Back by April

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been in a rehabilitation program since late January. While there hasn’t been any real emphasis on the reasoning behind Manziel’s treatment, suggestions are that it’s for alcohol abuse. Considering he’s now been in the program for two months, there’s talk about just when the 2014 first-round pick is planning on returning to...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Manziel slated for early April release from rehab

Johnny Manziel is expected to be released from rehab in early April, according to a new report. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler says that Manziel’s release date is fluid depending on how he progresses, but he is on target for an early April release, which would be two months spent in the facility. He checked into rehab...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Browns front-runners to be on HBO's 'Hard Knocks'

  The next installment of “Hard Knocks” might be “The Johnny Football Show.”   The Cleveland Browns reportedly are the “front-runners” to be the subject of HBO’s NFL preseason documentary series, per the Buffalo News’ Vic Carucci. The Browns were one of the nine teams eligible to be forced to appear on the show. While Cleveland doesn’t exactly...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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