May 6, 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 Commentary: Hue Jackson wants trust; fans deserve an answer at QB

Northeast Ohio sports fans can be forgiven for having trust issues. They’ve had their hearts broken over and over, and on the biggest stages. They’ve experienced insufferable losses at the worst moments — you don’t need the list, do you? And endured two of the most public betrayals in recent sports memory — Art Modell’s Read More…

North Ridgeville football team gets $25,000 in new helmets from Browns … and quite a shock from RG3

The state-of-the-art white helmets with the intense Rangers logo were the first spectacular surprise. The mystery model masquerading as a mannequin sent the crowd of football players into a full-blown frenzy. North Ridgeville High School received $25,000 worth of new Riddell helmets Tuesday through the Cleveland Browns’ HELMETS program. The grant was a surprise and Read More…

Browns don’t pick up 5th-year option on OLB Barkevious Mingo; OLB Scott Solomon cut

The Browns declined to exercise their fifth-year option on the contract of outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo. The deadline was Monday. Mingo, the No. 6 pick in the 2013 draft, remains on the roster for this season. The option for 2017 would’ve been worth $11.9 million and been guaranteed for injury. The fifth-year option is part Read More…

NFL: Elyria graduate Chase Farris didn’t get drafted, but signing with Lions means he still gets to live his dream

Chase Farris watched the fourth round of the NFL Draft and a bit of the fifth hoping to see his name pop up on NFL Network. “After that I just realized if it was going to happen it was going to happen,” he said Sunday by phone. “Staring at the TV screen was not going Read More…

Browns Notes: Fourth-round pick Derrick Kindred played senior season with broken collarbone; CB Jamar Taylor acquired from Dolphins

BEREA — When perusing the bio sheet of Browns fourth-round draft pick Derrick Kindred, the typical information jumps out. He had a productive career and senior season — finishing with 87 tackles, three pass breakups and two interceptions — at Texas Christian and was considered one of the top defensive backs in the Big 12 Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns picks say change is coming; coach Hue Jackson says 14-player class will start to put “stamp” on what team’s about

BEREA — Decked out in suits with shiny Browns pins on their lapels, the team’s first five draft picks sat behind a podium Saturday afternoon with their families watching feet away. The optimism was obvious. “You can tell that a change is coming,” said outside linebacker Emmanuel Ogbah, the second-round pick who had 24 sacks Read More…

Browns focus on pass rush

BEREA — Day 2 of the NFL Draft had a bit of everything for the Browns on Friday night. Including a quarterback. The Browns took two pass rushers, an offensive lineman and made their third trade of the draft. Then they finished the busy night by drafting USC quarterback Cody Kessler with the No. 93 Read More…

(UPDATED) NFL Draft, Day 2: Browns bide their time, take Southern Cal quarterback Cody Kessler with 93rd pick

BEREA — Coach Hue Jackson always planned to add a quarterback in the draft. The one he landed was a surprise to many outside of Browns headquarters. After passing on bigger names with bigger bodies and bigger arms, the Browns selected USC quarterback Cody Kessler with the No. 93 pick near the end of the Read More…

Future wide open for Browns

BEREA — When the trades stopped, the Browns chose Baylor receiver Corey Coleman. He won the Biletnikoff Award in 2015 as college football’s top receiver and totaled a school-record 33 touchdown catches in three seasons. He has elite speed and jumping ability and fills a giant need for a Browns roster lacking playmakers. The Browns Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns trade down to No. 15, then take speedy Baylor WR Corey Coleman

BEREA — The Browns were slow to make their first pick of the NFL Draft, trading down twice and from No. 2 to No. 15. When they finally picked, they went fast. The Browns took lightning-quick Baylor receiver Corey Coleman with the 15th pick Thursday night. He was the first receiver taken, the Browns’ top Read More…