February 13, 2016

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About Scott Petrak

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: Joe Thomas calls it “sad end” to the Johnny Manziel story in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Veteran Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas watched quarterback Johnny Manziel arrive to great fanfare, struggle, improve and fall back into the abyss. Thomas was asked for his opinion every step of the way, and that hasn’t stopped with Manziel set to be cut March 9 when the league year starts. “I think Read More…

(UPDATED) Columbus Partnership backs off request for state funding for proposed Browns practice facility

A group called Columbus Partnership has withdrawn its request for $5 million from the state budget to help build a facility to host Browns training camp at Ohio State University. Alex Fischer, president and chief executive officer of the Columbus Partnership, said the decision was made after backlash from Northeast Ohio politicians who criticized the Read More…

Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant indicted on drug charges

Browns outside linebacker Armonty Bryant has been indicted on two felony drug charges following an arrest early Christmas morning. Bryant was a passenger when former practice squad safety De’Ante Saunders was stopped for speeding on I-71 south in Brook Park. Saunders was indicted for having a .40-caliber semiautomatic gun in the car without a concealed-carry Read More…

Browns refute report, insist Johnny Manziel had concussion final week of season

The Browns defended themselves Tuesday against allegations they lied, while insisting that quarterback Johnny Manziel had a concussion the last week of the season and wasn’t cleared by an independent neurologist until nearly two weeks later. A Browns spokesman put out a statement after media outlets picked up comments made by NFL Network’s Michael Silver Read More…

Browns coach Hue Jackson adds eight to staff

Hue Jackson has filled out his first coaching staff with the Browns. It contains plenty of experience and a couple of familiar faces. Jackson announced eight more hires Monday: Rock Cartwright (offensive quality control), Louie Cioffi (defensive backs), Ken Delgado (assistant defensive line), Johnny Holland (inside linebackers), Cannon Matthews (assistant defensive backs), Robert Nunn (defensive Read More…

Super Bowl 50 Commentary: I’m convinced Cam Newton is special, but I think tonight belongs to Peyton Manning

I was struggling with the pre-Super Bowl narrative that the NFL had never seen the likes of Panthers quarterback Cam Newton. Did we forget about John Elway? He went to five Super Bowls and won two with a lethal combination of rocket throws and timely runs. What about Randall Cunningham? Another physical freak, who made Read More…

(UPDATED) Dallas police investigating Johnny Manziel for domestic violence; ex-girlfriend receives protective order; Manziel’s dad worried for son’s life

The tumult surrounding Johnny Manziel reached another level Friday. The Dallas police announced they initiated a domestic violence assault investigation with Manziel the suspect. The complaint came from ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley, who received a protective order from a judge requiring Manziel to stay away for two years. Earlier in the day, Manziel’s father expressed fear Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel not charged following Texas incident, despite ugly details emerging

Colleen Crowley, the ex-girlfriend of Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, told Fort Worth, Texas, police he hit her several times in an incident last week and that she ran in and out of her apartment to get away from him. WFAA TV-8 in Dallas reported Crowley also told police Manziel threatened her by saying, “Shut up Read More…

Browns: Training camp will remain in Berea in 2016; team seeking $5M from state for practice facility in Columbus to host future camps

Browns training camp is staying in Berea. At least for another summer. A team spokesman issued a statement Thursday afternoon saying the Browns will continue to host training camp at team headquarters in Berea for 2016. The Browns have been open about their desire to move training camp to a different part of the state, Read More…

Scott Petrak: Johnny Manziel ‘Era’ a lot of wasted time

The Browns finally came to their senses Tuesday with the strong statement and decision to release quarterback Johnny Manziel. The move is planned for March 9 when the new league year will give them room under the salary cap. For the most fervent Man-zealots, the Browns are giving up on a potential star too soon. Read More…