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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...
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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...
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4 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
13 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
13 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.
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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...
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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
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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...
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Cleveland Browns: Josh Gordon Didn't Exhale

We all remember when former President Bill Clinton famously said that he didn't inhale when referring to a question regarding his past marijuana use.  It was the punchline of many jokes for a while but I'm not sure Josh Gordon's camp saying the same thing in a way will be the brunt of too many jokes for that long. Gordon's legal team plans to use the second hand...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

No Marquess of Queensberry rules at the Cleveland Browns practice field

A few fists flew at Browns practice Tuesday, a day the defense dominated http://t.co/luCSkfUy8M — Zac Jackson (@FSOhioZJackson) July 30, 2014   Today at camp there were some fists thrown and a couple not so child-like dog piles that fortunately did’t end in injury. Things were really getting heated all day but it exploded when Ben Tate chucked a ball at Ahtyba Rubin’s face...
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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...
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2 days ago  |  1 Comment

Josh Gordon could get off on a technicality

This is a rumor that hasn’t even reached the Twittersphere but if something of this magnitude escapes the lips of Chris Mortensen, it’s worth getting excited about. Mortensen let it slip on NFL Live on ESPN that there are people in the league that think Gordon can get out of his year long suspension due to a technicality. Josh Gordon recently hired attorney, Maurice Suh, who...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Thomas compares a current Browns QB to Tom Brady?

TweetThere’s a ton of hype surrounding the Cleveland sports scene. For one, the Cavaliers landed that James guy in free agency. Likewise, the Browns drafted high-profile Johnny Manziel to battle with Brian Hoyer for the starting QB role. Browns left tackle Joe Thomas, speaking to the media after practice Monday, claims one of the Browns QBs has a lot of the same characteristics...
Via Los That Sports Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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
6 days ago  |  5 Comments
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