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Browns: Greg Roman leads list of offensive coordinator candidates

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The search for a new offensive coordinator is proceeding, and the Browns officially announced the departures of coordinator Kyle Shanahan and quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains. The Browns accepted Shanahan’s resignation after one season, coach Mike Pettine announced Saturday. Loggains was fired. “After conversations with Kyle this week we’ve determined that it would be in the Read More…

Cowboys linebacker, Clearview grad Anthony Hitchens unfazed by controversy

Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Anthony Hitchens runs back an interception during a game against the Indianapolis Colts in Arlington, Texas. Before he became the Dallas linebacker caught up in the critical pass interference penalty that was not in a wild-card win over Detroit, Hitchens was a steadily improving rookie playing a much bigger role than the Cowboys anticipated. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

Anthony Hitchens was on TV more last week than the Kardashians. The whole family combined. Hitchens’ backside was shown repeatedly on any channel that ran NFL highlights after he was involved in the most controversial play of the first round of the playoffs. The rookie Cowboys linebacker was originally called for pass interference after making Read More…

Browns: NFL investigating after report of text messages to the sideline

The NFL is looking into a report that a member of the Browns front office sent text messages to the sideline during games this season, league spokesman Michael Signora confirmed Friday. ESPN.com was first to report the investigation. The use of cell phones in the coaches’ booths, on the sidelines, in the locker room and Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, QB coach Dowell Loggains out

Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, left, talks with head coach Mike Pettine at training camp this summer. (AP File Photo/Mark Duncan)

Stability only goes so far with the Browns. Despite owner Jimmy Haslam sticking with general manager Ray Farmer and coach Mike Pettine for next season, the Browns will have significant turnover in 2015. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains are no longer with the club, a league source confirmed Thursday to The Read More…

Browns analysis: Scott Petrak labels Johnny Manziel a bust

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I expect Johnny Manziel to be the Week 1 starter for the Browns in 2015. It’s the most likely scenario for a guy chosen with the 22nd pick on a quarterback-needy team owned by a huge fan of Manziel. I would dump Manziel at the first opportunity if I were owner Jimmy Haslam and general Read More…

Oberlin, Clearview grads expected to be sidelined for NFL playoff games

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Local fans looking for a team to cheer in the NFL playoffs — with the Browns out of the postseason for the 12th straight year — have a pair of choices with local ties. Oberlin High School graduate Hugh Thornton is a guard for the Indianapolis Colts, who will host Cincinnati today. Clearview High School Read More…

Browns: Joe Thomas is team’s only All-Pro selection

Joe Thomas

Browns left tackle Joe Thomas is still looking for his first playoff appearance, but he continues to pile up the individual accomplishments. Thomas was voted to his fifth Associated Press All-Pro team Friday, the most of anyone on the All-Pro roster. Last month he was named to his eighth Pro Bowl in eight seasons in Read More…

Browns GM Ray Farmer still believes QB Johnny Manziel can be ‘solid starter’

Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer answers questions about the Browns' season Tuesday in Berea. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — General manager Ray Farmer believes Johnny Manziel has the talent to be a “solid starter” — just like he felt when he drafted him No. 22 in May. It’s up to Manziel to prove, on and off the field, he’s ready for the responsibility. “I do think he can develop into a solid Read More…

Browns Notes: GM Ray Farmer says team deciding how to proceed with WR Josh Gordon

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BEREA — Receiver Josh Gordon appears to be running out of time, and chances, with the Browns. “I’m not one to talk about my interactions with players and I’ve had conversations with Josh recent and past and when the final determination is made, Josh will be the first to know and then everybody else will Read More…

Browns: Johnny Manziel says he has to be ‘accountable,’ live up to promises

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BEREA — Johnny Manziel has talked a good game since before the draft. He hasn’t played one yet — on or off the field. Manziel met with the media Monday as the Browns cleaned out their lockers following a 7-9 season, and said it’s time his actions matched his promises. “I can’t sit here and Read More…