April 26, 2015

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Browns Notes: Joe Thomas says Johnny Manziel must remove doubt that football is his top priority

CLEVELAND — Joe Thomas applauded Johnny Manziel for checking himself into rehab and spending 10 weeks at the facility, but said he still must show teammates that he’s a changed man. “I think it will be important for him when he comes back to prove to the team, to everybody in the organization that football Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns reveal redesigned uniforms to great fanfare

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Jerseys and pants in orange, brown and white give the Browns the chance to be the University of Oregon of the NFL, with nine uniform combinations available. But the ballyhooed uniform redesign revealed Tuesday also made one thing perfectly clear: The team belongs to the city. “Cleveland” in all caps is emblazoned across the chest Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel discharged from rehab facility

Johnny Manziel has taken another step toward rejoining the Browns and restarting his football career. Manziel was discharged from a rehab facility, a league source confirmed Saturday to The Chronicle-Telegram. Manziel, 22, checked himself into a treatment facility Jan. 28, presumably to deal with a substance abuse issue. He spent more than 10 weeks in Read More…

Scott Petrak: Tribe needs big year from Zach McAllister, but right-hander gets off to ragged start in loss in home opener

CLEVELAND — The Indians’ fate this season could hinge on Zach McAllister’s right arm. That looked like a losing proposition Friday during a disappointing home opener played in a stiff wind but under brilliant sunshine. McAllister started, struggled and took the loss in an 8-4 defeat to the despised Detroit Tigers. McAllister didn’t get much Read More…

Browns sign free agent tight end Rob Housler to 1-year deal

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The Browns took a step Thursday toward replacing Jordan Cameron by signing free agent tight end Rob Housler. The one-year deal is reportedly worth $1.76 million with $750,000 guaranteed. Housler, 27, had 105 catches for 1,133 yards (10.8 average) and a touchdown in his four years with the Arizona Cardinals. He was a third-round pick Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns keep draft picks, but GM Ray Farmer suspended 4 games for texting during games

The Browns caught a break. General manager Ray Farmer didn’t, and will be forced to take a league-mandated four-game break to start the season. The NFL handed out punishment Monday following its months-long investigation into gameday text messages sent last season by Farmer. The Browns won’t lose a draft pick, but Farmer will be suspended Read More…

New WR Dwayne Bowe calls Browns ‘perfect situation’ for him, says will take Dawg Pound to ‘next level’

Dwayne Bowe plans to make a difference on the field and in the locker room in his new home. “The Browns were the perfect situation from the fan base to the style of offense and the way I’ll be utilized to help the team go to the next level,” Bowe said Friday in a news Read More…

Scott Petrak: Browns’ search for better QB a good thing

The Browns’ interest in Sam Bradford — ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported they offered the No. 19 pick for him in a trade — makes absolute sense. Their search for a franchise quarterback rages on, and Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick in 2010, is a better option than anyone on the team’s roster. Bradford has Read More…

Browns agree to terms with WR Dwayne Bowe

The Browns addressed another area of need this afternoon, agreeing to terms with receiver Dwayne Bowe. They had already signed Brian Hartline last week, as they reshape the receiving corps following the season-long suspension of Josh Gordon. A league source confirmed the move with Bowe to The Chronicle-Telegram. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport was first to Read More…

Browns bolster defense with signings of CB Tramon Williams, DL Randy Starks

The Browns had a good defense in 2014, ranking ninth in scoring but 23rd in yardage. They added a pair of pieces Monday, as coach Mike Pettine and coordinator Jim O’Neil try to take the next step toward dominance in their second season. Cornerback Tramon Williams, who turned 32 Monday, signed a three-year deal reportedly Read More…