May 27, 2016

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Petrak’s five thoughts on Browns’ deal with Eagles

After weeks of discussion and rumors, the Browns went through with it Wednesday and traded the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft to the Philadelphia Eagles. C-T Browns beat writer Scott Petrak reacts to the blockbuster deal with five thoughts. 1. QBs the key Just like any draft, this trade won’t be accurately judged Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns deal No. 2 pick to Eagles, choose more picks over QB

The Browns have a roster full of holes, as it ranks among the worst in the NFL. They have quarterback Robert Griffin III, a former rookie of the year who’s only 26 years old and is trying to revive his career. So the new front office and coaching staff, only months into their tenures, decided Read More…

Browns reportedly shopping No. 2 pick and Eagles interested

BEREA — The Browns haven’t drafted as high as the No. 2 pick since 2000, when they selected Penn State defensive end Courtney Brown No. 1. That streak may continue. NFL Network reported Tuesday the Browns are actively shopping the second pick in the NFL Draft, which begins April 28. Jeff Darlington reported there’s “nothing Read More…

NFL Draft 2016: Late-blooming QB and possible top pick Carson Wentz has plenty of supporters … and some doubters

Carson Wentz grew up in Bismarck, N.D. He was 5-foot-8, 120 pounds as a freshman in high school. He wasn’t recruited by Division I colleges. Meet the face of the new Los Angeles franchise. Maybe. Wentz joins California’s Jared Goff as the Rams’ possible choices with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft on Read More…

Browns Notes: QB Robert Griffin III practices for first time, takes some first-team reps behind Josh McCown

BEREA — Owner Jimmy Haslam, executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown and coach Hue Jackson watched their new quarterback practice for the first time Tuesday as voluntary veteran minicamp opened. Robert Griffin III, wearing No. 10 on a bright orange jersey, split snaps with Josh McCown, Austin Davis and Connor Shaw. Griffin showed Read More…

Scott Petrak: Don’t be afraid, Browns, draft a quarterback

Browns fans are scarred. Hopefully not for life. When the vast majority of decisions made by your team backfire like an old car in desperate need of a tune-up, the psyche pays the price. You see ghosts. You stop thinking straight. You doubt undeniable truths. As the NFL Draft rapidly approaches, that’s the state of mind Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns won’t have pick of QBs in NFL Draft after Rams trade up for No. 1 pick

The Browns won’t have their pick of quarterbacks in the NFL Draft in two weeks. That doesn’t mean they won’t get their top choice with the No. 2 selection. Or have plenty of options. The Los Angeles Rams announced a blockbuster trade Thursday morning, acquiring the No. 1 pick by giving up a truckload of Read More…

Browns: Sashi Brown says Josh Gordon has ‘bright future’ but doesn’t promise return to team

Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown believes suspended receiver Josh Gordon still has a “bright future” despite another failed drug test, but made no promises the Browns would welcome him back if he’s permitted re-entry to the league. The NFL denied Gordon’s application for reinstatement Tuesday and he remains on the indefinite Read More…

Browns: NFL denies Josh Gordon’s reinstatement; he can reapply Aug. 1

Josh Gordon’s return to the NFL won’t happen anytime soon. If ever. The NFL denied the suspended Browns receiver’s application for reinstatement Tuesday, a day after reports of another failed drug test last month. A league spokesman confirmed Gordon’s petition was denied, adding he may reapply for reinstatement later in the year. Multiple reports stated Read More…

Commentary: Latest failed drug test shows it’s time for Browns to cut ties with Josh Gordon

I’ve defended Josh Gordon. I’ve rationalized his behavior. I’ve held firm in the belief the Browns should keep giving him second chances. I’m done. With all of it. Gordon reportedly failed another drug test, this time in March, within days of an expected reinstatement. The league responded Tuesday by denying his application. He can reapply Read More…