May 27, 2015

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(UPDATED) Browns coach Mike Pettine: Josh McCown No. 1 QB; Johnny Manziel not competing for starting job, rather focusing on recovery

BEREA — Josh McCown is No. 1 on the quarterback depth chart, expected to stay there and the favorite to be the starter Week 1 when the Browns travel to play the New York Jets. Johnny Manziel isn’t competing for the starting job, is in a rotation at No. 2 and being eased back into Read More…

Browns: Draft pick Ifo Ekpre-Olomu determined to come back from serious knee injury

Arizona Wildcats running back Terris Jones-Grigsby (24) is tackled by Oregon Ducks defensive back Ifo Ekpre-Olomu (14) during a game last season. AP

Ifo Ekpre-Olomu believes he would’ve been a first-round pick if not for the non-contact knee injury suffered in a December practice. A simple tear of the anterior cruciate ligament may have hurt his draft stock, but the fall would’ve been short. Instead, the gifted Oregon cornerback was still on the board for the Browns in Read More…

Scott Petrak: A good Browns draft could have been great … if they would have picked up a quarterback

The Browns had a good draft. Solid is another appropriate adjective. They filled needs with quality players, addressed both sides of the ball and increased depth on a roster that’s markedly improved over a few years ago. They added a productive pass rusher in Nate Orchard, an electric running back in Duke Johnson and took Read More…

Browns: No QB, but GM Farmer pleased with draft

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BEREA — General manager Ray Farmer picked 12 times during the three-day NFL Draft marathon that concluded Saturday night. He went defense seven times and offense five, finally taking his first receiver in two years — Washington State’s Vince Mayle in the fourth round. He raided the Pac-12 for seven players. Farmer was content with Read More…

NFL Draft, Day 3: Browns GM Ray Farmer sticks to his plan, builds foundation, defends not drafting a QB

BEREA — General manager Ray Farmer picked 12 times during the three-day NFL Draft marathon that concluded Saturday night. He went defense seven times and offense five, finally taking his first receiver in two years — Washington State’s Vince Mayle in the fourth round. He raided the Pac-12 for seven players. Farmer was content with Read More…

Browns Notes: Fourth-round pick Ibraheim Campbell excited to learn from fellow safeties Donte Whitner, Tashaun Gipson

BEREA — Northwestern safety Ibraheim Campbell was Academic All-Big Ten four years while he majored in economics. He can’t wait to keep learning with the Browns. He was the first of three fourth-round picks Saturday at No. 115 and will join starting safeties Donte Whitner and Tashaun Gipson. “I know that they’re a great secondary Read More…

(UPDATED) NFL Draft, Day 3: Browns finish weekend with 12 new players, end WR drought by taking Vince Mayle in 4th round

BEREA – Stop the presses! The Browns drafted a receiver. After 10 rounds over two years, general manager Ray Farmer took his first receiver, Washington State’s Vince Mayle, in the fourth round at No. 123. Mayle (6-foot-2, 224 pounds) began college as a basketball player before transferring to Washington State. He was highly productive in Read More…

(UPDATED) NFL Draft, Day 2: Browns add pass rusher Nate Orchard, RB Duke Johnson and DE Xavier Cooper

BEREA — The Browns continued to move through their list of needs Friday night in the second round of the draft. It didn’t include quarterback or receiver. The night did have two trades, one to start things in the second round and another to wrap up festivities at the end of the third round. Fixing Read More…

NFL Draft Notes: Browns NT Danny Shelton dismisses slow 40 time, says he can play on all downs

BEREA — Danny Shelton agrees the 40-yard dash is an important tool for judging certain athletes. Just not nose tackles. “I think it’s super-important if you’re a track star,” he said Friday at a news conference introducing him and fellow first-round pick Cameron Erving. Shelton, the No. 12 pick Thursday night, ran a 5.64-second 40 Read More…

(UPDATED) NFL Draft: Browns take Washington nose tackle Danny Shelton, Florida State offensive lineman Cameron Erving in 1st round

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BEREA — The Browns drafted Washington nose tackle Danny Shelton to stop the run. He showed Thursday night he can also sack the commissioner. Shelton, who added a Browns hat to the traditional Samoan lava-lava he was wearing at the NFL Draft in Chicago, gave Commissioner Roger Goodell a giant bear hug on stage. He Read More…