June 28, 2016

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Browns Notes: Hue Jackson promises tackling and plenty of pads during training camp

BEREA — Fans should be excited, not scared, when they hear a loud, screeching noise at training camp. Tackling is coming. “The siren is not for the health ward to come,” coach Hue Jackson said Tuesday after the first practice of three-day mandatory minicamp. “We’re going to put the ball down and it’s kind of Read More…

Browns: Hall of Famer Jim Brown to take on larger role in organization

ROCKY RIVER — Owner Jimmy Haslam welcomed Hall of Famer Jim Brown back into the organization three years ago. New coach Hue Jackson plans to take greater advantage of having Old No. 32 around. “A guy like Jim, not to use him as a resource would be not very smart on my part,” Jackson said Read More…

Browns TE Gary Barnidge has sports hernia surgery, expected back during training camp

ROCKY RIVER — The Browns will be without a significant piece of their offense next week as they wrap up the offseason program. Pro Bowl tight end Gary Barnidge will miss minicamp after having sports hernia surgery Thursday morning in Philadelphia. Barnidge, 30, had been practicing with the injury, but after monitoring it the medical Read More…

Browns coach Hue Jackson still not ready to name starting QB but quick to praise Robert Griffin III’s progress and potential

BEREA — All that stands between the Browns and training camp is a three-day mandatory minicamp next week and a six-week summer vacation. Coach Hue Jackson still isn’t ready to declare a starting quarterback among a crowded group — “to make sure … we make the right choice and not just the fast choice,” he Read More…

Browns promote Ken Kovash to VP of player personnel — same title as Andrew Berry — make several other front office moves

The Browns have a second vice president of player personnel. They announced the promotion of Ken Kovash on Tuesday, giving him the same title as Andrew Berry. Five others were promoted within the front office, and Glenn Cook was hired as assistant director of scouting after four years with the Green Bay Packers. Kovash, who Read More…

Browns’ Erving looking for on-field play to match off-field boost

Offensive lineman Cameron Erving became a popular punching bag for fans last year as a rookie. Despite being the No. 19 pick, he started only four games, and only because of injury. When he did play, he was often overmatched, with the widely circulated videos to prove it. The public reaction to Erving changed recently, Read More…

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…