October 1, 2014

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QB or not QB: New regime, but quarterback battle remains top issue

Players, and fans, won’t need long to recognize the difference of an Eric Mangini-run training camp. There’s a good chance that when camp opens Saturday morning at 8:45 the first significant drill will be a full-contact tackling test. Two players will line up 20 yards apart, run at each other full speed and see what Read More…

One signed, one fined? Edwards, Massaquoi report to Browns camp

BEREA — Receivers Braylon Edwards and Mohamed Massaquoi reported to Browns training camp Tuesday. Massaquoi was ready to practice, Edwards wasn’t. Massaquoi signed a four-year deal, leaving fellow receiver Brian Robiskie as the only rookie unsigned. Rookies were required to report Friday. Edwards, entering his fifth year, was told to join the team Monday because Read More…

Browns sign draft pick David Veikune

BEREA — The Browns signed their first second-rounder Sunday. Linebacker David Veikune, the last of the Browns’ three second-round draft picks in April at No. 52 overall, agreed to a four-year deal, reported to team headquarters and worked out with his fellow rookies. Receivers Brian Robiskie (36th pick) and Mohamed Massaquoi (50th), the other second-rounders, Read More…

Browns sign first-round pick Mack; Cribbs won’t hold out

BEREA — Alex Mack signed on the dotted line Saturday and officially became a member of the Browns. The agreement was reached Saturday at 1:30 a.m. Mack didn’t leave Browns headquarters until the deal was done, according to Kim Younger, one of Mack’s agents. Marvin Demoff was the chief negotiator for Mack. The team’s first-round Read More…

First-round pick Mack nearing deal with Browns

BEREA — Browns first-round draft pick Alex Mack has never been penalized in the NFL, but he spent Friday holding. Mack, a center from the University of California, flew into town Friday with the goal of signing a contract and reporting to his first training camp. But as of late Friday night, he hadn’t signed. Read More…

Browns finally release training camp schedule

BEREA — Add this to the list of what we know about the new Browns regime: It works at its own pace. The Browns and first-year coach Eric Mangini released the first part of their training camp schedule Wednesday afternoon, just 10 days before the first practice. Full-squad practice opens Saturday, Aug. 1, with a Read More…

Browns: Trouble ahead with Cribbs?

This week could be pivotal in determining Joshua Cribbs’ future with the Browns. According to a report on NFL.com, Cribbs’ agents have a meeting scheduled with general manager George Kokinis and coach Eric Mangini. If Cribbs doesn’t get a new contract, he will not play a game for the Browns this season, a person with Read More…

Browns rank low, just don’t tell fans — Scott Petrak

ESPN The Magazine just came out with a ranking of all 122 franchises in the NFL, NBA, NHL and MLB. The overall criterion: how much teams give back to fans for all the emotion, money and time fans invest. The Browns rank … drumroll, please … No. 114. I know what you’re thinking. Yes, there Read More…

Browns: Daboll unfazed by challenge of fixing offense

BEREA — Brian Daboll is 34 years old. He’s never been an offensive coordinator or called plays. He doesn’t have a No. 1 quarterback and is taking over a unit that didn’t score a touchdown for the final six games of 2008. If he’s worried, he’s doing his best not to show it. “I don’t Read More…

Browns: Rob Ryan promises aggressive, successful defense

BEREA — Browns fans, meet Rob Ryan, your new defensive coordinator. You’re going to love him. Ryan has a big gut, long silver hair and a full goatee. He comes from a famous football family, and his dad, Buddy, will be at training camp in August. He looks like he’d love to plop down on Read More…