May 24, 2016

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Scott Petrak has been covering the Browns since 2004. He can be reached at 329-7253 or spetrak@chroniclet.com. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

Browns cut veteran wide receiver Brian Hartline

The writing was on the wall when the Browns drafted four receivers. It transferred to paper Monday. The Browns terminated the contract of receiver Brian Hartline after one season with his hometown team. Hartline is from Canton and played for Ohio State. He spent the first six years of his career with the Miami Dolphins. Read More…

Obituary: Former Browns C Tom DeLeone dies at 65 after battle with brain cancer

For some fans, center Tom DeLeone will always be the guy “a-hikin’” on the ninth day of “The Twelve Days of a Cleveland Browns Christmas.” To family, friends and teammates, he was so much more. DeLeone, a two-time Pro Bowler, died Sunday at the age of 65 surrounded by family and friends at his home Read More…

Browns CB Joe Haden vows to be ready for regular season, calls coach Hue Jackson best thing that’s happened since he’s been here

BEREA — Cornerback Joe Haden isn’t back on the field yet, but he’s starting to feel like himself again. And not just because the avid shoe collector and retailer is back in a pristine pair of sneakers. He sees the light at the end of the tunnel following ankle surgery March 16, has a renewed Read More…

Browns Notes: Robert Griffin III doesn’t have the starting job but is approaching QB competition like he does

BEREA — Robert Griffin III hasn’t been given the starting quarterback job — and is fine with that — but that hasn’t stopped him from taking the mindset that it’s his. “The way I look at it is that it is my spot and I have to go out and defend that and go out Read More…

Browns: Coach Hue Jackson says it’s ‘way too soon’ to pick a starting QB, needs to see more of RG3 in his system

CLEVELAND — Coach Hue Jackson was so impressed by quarterback Robert Griffin III’s private workout the Browns signed him to a two-year, $15 million contract. Head of football operations Sashi Brown said Saturday that Griffin is young enough and talented enough to possibly be the long-term solution at the persistently problematic position. But the Browns Read More…

Browns Notes: Rookie WR Corey Coleman responds to coach Hue Jackson’s criticism — It’s the truth. I’ve got to get in better shape

CLEVELAND — Rookie receiver Corey Coleman said he didn’t have a problem with coach Hue Jackson telling reporters he needed to get in better shape. “It’s the truth,” Coleman, the No. 15 pick, said Saturday after rookie minicamp practice at FirstEnergy Stadium as part of Fan Fest. “I was gassed from doing a lot of Read More…

Browns rookie minicamp: QB Cody Kessler feels connection with Hue Jackson, believes he can excel under veteran coach

BEREA — Quarterback Cody Kessler sat down with numerous teams and coaches before the NFL Draft. But a March meeting in Browns coach Hue Jackson’s office made the deepest impression. “Sometimes just as a player you can kind of feel, ‘OK, this is a coach I know I can play for,’” Kessler, a third-round pick Read More…

Browns notes: Hue Jackson says wide receiver Corey Coleman, some other rookies, need to be in better shape

BEREA — Coach Hue Jackson knows how to get a point across. After watching the first rookie minicamp practice Friday afternoon, Jackson said some of the players need to get in better shape, including receiver Corey Coleman, the No. 15 pick in the draft. “He’s explosive and he can catch the ball,” Jackson said. “He’s Read More…

Haslams announce plans for new turf at five Cleveland high schools

CLEVELAND — Children of all ages across Cleveland will have five refurbished sports fields on which to play, courtesy of Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam. They announced the commitment Monday during a ceremony at FirstEnergy Stadium that was attended by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon and dozens of Read More…

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says coach Hue Jackson’s “track record” is reason to trust his quarterback decisions

CLEVELAND — When Browns coach Hue Jackson told people to “trust me on this one” after USC quarterback Cody Kessler was drafted in the third round last month, he really needed only one person to have faith. Owner Jimmy Haslam said he does. “His track record’s been pretty good,” Haslam said Monday at FirstEnergy Stadium Read More…