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BROWNS RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
6 hours 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
14 hours 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
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Teammates, coaches showing support for QB Johnny Manziel

Cleveland Browns safety Donte Whitner spoke about the team's support for second-year quarterback Johnny Manziel after his rough rookie year that culminated is a prolonged rehab stay. "He understands the mistakes that he's made, so he's taken the proper steps to try to keep himself out of trouble," Whitner said, via the Associated Press. He also added that Manziel was among...
Via 60 Max Power O
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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Browns looking to establish offensive indentity during OTAs

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine said that he's been more involved in the team's offense this offseason with the hopes of jumpstarting a unit that has finished as one of the NFL's worst the past few seasons. “The big thing for us now is we’ll finish the spring with a very large inventory,” Pettine said, via ClevelandBrowns.com. “We have to determine at some point to...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 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
3 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
3 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The case for the Browns to just go for two

The NFL changed the extra point, pushing the kick back to the 15-yard line, turning it into a 33-yard field goal. The two-point conversion will remain from the two-yard line. It has me thinking about what the Browns should do after scoring touchdowns. There will be obvious debates back and forth about statistics and there will be definitive statements about what a team “has...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns, Manziel unlikely to be featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks”

The Cleveland Browns are one of a handful of NFL teams who could potentially be named to being featured in HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” a reality television show that serves to document the Training Camp of one team, but it appears they may have avoided the nomination. According to ESPNCleveland’s Tony Grossi, the Browns have asked to not be featured and it appears the league may...
Via Waiting For Next Year
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
6 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns No.19 pick Cam Erving’s contract makes for quite a bargain

With two first round picks, the Cleveland Browns chose DT Danny Shelton from Washington at No.12 and then seven picks later took OL Cam Erving out of FSU. Erving will fit right in to an offensive line that already has three Pro Bowlers on it. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport breaks down the exact numbers: The #Browns deal for 1st round OL Cam Erving is fully guaranteed and worth $9...
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mike Pettine Wanted To ‘Move On’ From Johnny Manziel

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine “was ready to move on” from Johnny Manziel when the 22-year-old quarterback checked himself into rehab, a league source tells Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports. While Manziel is believed to be a poor bet to open the 2015 season as the Browns’ starting signal-caller, he has enough support within the organization to steal Josh McCown’s...
Via Gridiron Grit
12 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking top Cleveland Browns UDFA wide receivers

The Browns drafted Vince Mayle in the fourth round to provide depth and a potential future contributor at the wide receiver position. While Mayle initially appeared to be an underwhelming selection, he definitely has some redeeming qualities. But this isn’t about him, or the team’s offseason signings—Dwayne Bowe and Brian Hartline. Last year, Ray Farmer […] The post Ranking...
Via Browns Beat
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dansby on Manziel: 'He's grown up right before our eyes'

All of the reports from the Cleveland Browns camp since quarterback Johnny Manziel returned from his two-month long stay in rehab have been extremely positive relating to the young quarterback. A week after team captain Joe Thomas indicated that Manziel is “night and day from last year,” another veteran is speaking out on the quarterback’s behalf. He’s (Manziel) focused...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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