August 2, 2015

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Browns Notes: Jim Tressel visits camp to watch Terrelle Pryor, predicts a nervous drop in return to Ohio Stadium

BEREA — Jim Tressel has a feeling the magnitude of the moment will get the best of Terrelle Pryor on Friday when he returns to Ohio Stadium for the Orange & Brown Scrimmage. “You know that’s got to be thrilling to him because he loved that place and has carried a burden with him that Read More…

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says team hasn’t given up on QB Johnny Manziel, “important” to see him play

BEREA — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam had had it with quarterback Johnny Manziel in the aftermath of last season. In January, Haslam said the Browns needed to get a quarterback and Manziel needed to show he could be a professional on and off the field. After an offseason that saw Manziel spend 10 weeks in Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns owner Jimmy Haslam: We’re not going to blow things up

BEREA — Jimmy Haslam agreed to buy the Browns three years ago today. He’s on his third general manager and third coach. He said Saturday those numbers won’t be changing anytime soon. He’s sticking with general manager Ray Farmer and coach Mike Pettine. “We’re not going to blow things up, OK?” Haslam said after the Read More…

Browns GM Ray Farmer still believes in QB Johnny Manziel, says he’s taking job more seriously

BEREA — General manager Ray Farmer hasn’t lost faith in the talent of backup quarterback Johnny Manziel. He even believes he can be a starter in the NFL — under the right circumstances and with the necessary commitment level. “Used the right way and doing the right things, I think he can,” Farmer said Friday Read More…

Browns Notes: WR Dwayne Bowe says Josh McCown has potential to be top-5 QB

BEREA — Veteran receiver Dwayne Bowe has liked what he’s seen from 36-year-old quarterback Josh McCown. Really liked what he’s seen. “He’s showing all the potential of being a top-five quarterback in the NFL,” Bowe said Friday. McCown, who’s 17-32 as a starter, had a great second day of training camp. He found Bowe on Read More…

Browns Training Camp, Day 2: GM Ray Farmer believes Terrelle Pryor has skills necessary to make successful switch to WR

BEREA – General manager Ray Farmer sounded confident Terrelle Pryor can make the transition from quarterback to receiver. “I was talking to the scouts this morning and one of the things I learned from an old coach is quarterbacks all have really good hands because they spend their time playing catch,” Farmer said this afternoon Read More…

Browns: Terrelle Pryor looks good in first day at WR, confident he can meet the large challenge ahead of him

Robert Nelson Jr holds a blocking pad as Terrelle Pryor moves him away during a drill at camp on July 31. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

BEREA — Terrelle Pryor, at 6-foot-4, 223 pounds, stood out among the 88 players dressed for the first day of training camp. “He looks great in a uniform,” coach Mike Pettine said Thursday of No. 87. Pryor was also able to fit in. He caught everything thrown in his direction in his first practice since Read More…

Browns C Alex Mack glad to be back, grateful for a “normal” start to training camp

Alex Mack takes a breather between reps at the first day of Browns camp in Berea on July 30. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

BEREA — Center Alex Mack was back in the middle of everything Thursday on the opening day of training camp. When the Browns’ starters lined up for the first team drill, No. 55 squatted between left guard Joel Bitonio and right guard John Greco and snapped to quarterback Josh McCown. The moment was significant because Read More…

Browns Training Camp Log, Day 1: Johnny Manziel has series to forget

SERIES FROM HELL: Quarterback Johnny Manziel had four awful plays in a row during an 11-on-11 session with the No. 2 offense. He was sacked twice, was nearly intercepted over the middle by defensive back Kendall James and had a ball tipped at the line for an incompletion. Manziel later had a pass tipped by Read More…

Browns Notes: WR Brian Hartline, safety Donte Whitner say it won’t be easy for Terrelle Pryor to make switch to receiver

BEREA — Brian Hartline said he’s glad to have another Ohio State Buckeye on board in Terrelle Pryor, but isn’t sure his former teammate can make the transition from quarterback to receiver in one preseason. “I’ve been playing (receiver) since I was probably 16, just like the majority of the guys that are in the Read More…