August 31, 2015

Elyria
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Browns Analysis: Johnny Manziel clearly making progress, but team shouldn’t rush him into lineup

The buzz is building. And it’s as easy to see coming as an outlandish statement from Donald Trump. Johnny Manziel has strung together three straight solid practices, capped by a 9-for-11, two-touchdown performance Friday night in the Orange and Brown Scrimmage at Ohio Stadium. It’s easily his best stretch since being drafted No. 22 in Read More…

QB Johnny Manziel throws 2 TD passes in Orange and Brown Scrimmage, has Joe Thomas singing his praises

COLUMBUS — Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel worked exclusively with the second-string offense Friday night in the Orange and Brown Scrimmage at Ohio Stadium. He played like a starting quarterback in front of the 49,734 fans who showed up to watch the abbreviated intrasquad competition. “He’s really proved to a lot of people that this is Read More…

Browns Notes: Terrelle Pryor returns to OSU — ‘I love this place’

COLUMBUS — Terrelle Pryor’s return to Ohio State came when no one was looking. Pryor didn’t participate in the Orange and Brown Scrimmage on Friday night because of an injured hamstring. Instead, he took the field two hours before the action commenced to work on his catching as he continues to make the transition to Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns QB Johnny Manziel says there’s a “night-and-day difference” in his play compared to last year

Manziel-SLIDE

BEREA — Quarterback Johnny Manziel wasn’t perfect. Far from it. But for the second straight practice he was significantly better. In fact, Wednesday and Thursday might have been his best back-to-back practices in his year-plus with the Browns. “Better, but I still feel coming off the field the last couple days that I’m still leaving Read More…

Browns OLB Barkevious Mingo, RB Glenn Winston have arthroscopic knee surgeries

BEREA — Browns outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo was scheduled for arthroscopic surgery on his right knee today and will miss at least a couple of weeks. It’s the latest setback for the No. 6 pick in the 2013 draft. He suffered a bruised lung in the preseason as a rookie, slowing his development. Last year, Read More…

Browns OL John Greco trying to keep starting job by not worrying about threat of first-round pick Cameron Erving

John Greco

BEREA — An uncluttered mind is John Greco’s friend. With rookie Cameron Erving, the No. 19 pick, lining up at Greco’s right guard spot with the second team, Greco tries to keep his head clear and his mission simple. “I don’t want to mentally screw myself,” he said Wednesday. “I’m going to play my game Read More…

Browns Training Camp Log, Day 6

NEWS OF THE DAY: Outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo didn’t practice and wasn’t on the field with a knee injury. Coach Mike Pettine said it would be further evaluated. Pettine said receiver Terrelle Pryor is “doubtful” to participate Friday in the intrasquad scrimmage at Ohio State after injuring his hamstring Tuesday and not practicing Wednesday. CAMPER Read More…

Browns WR Terrelle Pryor misses practice with hamstring injury, doubtful for scrimmage at Ohio State

BEREA – Browns receiver Terrelle Pryor missed practice this morning with a hamstring injury and is unlikely to play Friday in the intrasquad scrimmage at Ohio State. “I probably lean towards the doubtful side,” coach Mike Pettine said. “We’ll see.” The scrimmage is always a highlight of training camp, and Pryor’s return to Columbus was Read More…

Browns CB Justin Gilbert believes he’s improving, but knows he has to “prove that I really want to be a part of this team”

BEREA — Consistency is a consistent theme whenever coach Mike Pettine and secondary coach Jeff Hafley talk about cornerback Justin Gilbert. “(It’s) a big thing for me,” Gilbert said. “Just coming, making plays on a consistent basis and just being alert in the meeting room and being involved and really wanting to be here.” In Read More…

Browns Training Camp Log, Day 5

NEWS OF THE DAY: Receiver Terrelle Pryor felt tightness in his right hamstring, had it iced on the sideline and didn’t return to practice. He said it’s not serious. Before the injury, he threw a pair of touchdown passes off end-arounds. The already-thin backfield lost another member when rookie sixth-round fullback Malcolm Johnson left the Read More…