April 29, 2016

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(UPDATED) Browns waive Johnny Manziel, officially cut ties with troubled QB less than two years after drafting him No. 22

The promise was intoxicating, the excitement palpable when the Browns drafted Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel on May 8, 2014. Fans waited for the team shop to open to buy their No. 2 jerseys, lined up at team headquarters to get a glimpse and jammed phone lines to buy thousands of season tickets. Manziel was Read More…

Browns Notes: OL Alvin Bailey, ILB Justin Tuggle signed; Colin Kaepernick trade talk continues

It was more toe in the water than cannonball, but the Browns entered the free agency frenzy nonetheless Friday. On the third day of the league year, the Browns signed former Seahawks offensive lineman Alvin Bailey and former Texans inside linebacker Justin Tuggle. They were restricted free agents, but their former teams didn’t make qualifying Read More…

Browns Notes: Tashaun Gipson doesn’t understand how Cleveland could let him, 3 other starters leave in free agency

As fans were trying to figure out how the Browns could let four starters get away Wednesday in the first hours of free agency, one of the departed was just as perplexed. Free safety Tashaun Gipson laughed, scratched his head and waited Thursday when asked why he was joined by center Alex Mack, right tackle Read More…

Reports: Browns interested in trading for 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick; one of three teams in mix

The Browns’ numbers after two days of free agency: five players lost, none signed and one high-profile trade possibility. The discussion Thursday focused on the Browns entering the sweepstakes for 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. It followed the lamenting and hand-wringing Wednesday after the quick exodus of four starters — center Alex Mack, right tackle Mitchell Read More…

Tough day: Browns lose Alex Mack, Mitchell Schwartz, Tashaun Gipson, Travis Benjamin in first hours of free agency

One by one they found new homes. Receiver Travis Benjamin to San Diego. Center Alex Mack to Atlanta. Right tackle Mitchell Schwartz to Kansas City. Finally, safety Tashaun Gipson to Jacksonville. The Browns’ top four free agents needed less than three hours to leave Cleveland in the rearview mirror and agree to the largest contracts Read More…

Browns don’t dump Johnny Manziel at first chance, holding out hope for a trade

Johnny Manziel is still the Browns’ problem. For a little while longer. The team declined to release the troubled quarterback Wednesday afternoon at the start of the new league year, choosing to wait to see if another team will be willing to part with a conditional draft pick in a trade. The Browns have been Read More…

(UPDATED) C Alex Mack leaves Browns for Falcons, calls it “extremely difficult decision”; WR Travis Benjamin heads to San Diego

Alex Mack decided it was time to move on. After seven seasons with the Browns, the three-time Pro Bowl center signed with the Atlanta Falcons on Wednesday afternoon in the first minutes of NFL free agency. “This was an extremely difficult decision,” he said in a statement. “After careful consideration, I concluded it was time Read More…

Browns Notes: Texans, Falcons reportedly interested in free agent WR Travis Benjamin

Receiver Travis Benjamin could be sprinting south when free agency kicks off this afternoon. The Browns have yet to retain any of their top impending free agents, so they’re set to hit the market at 4 o’clock. That includes Benjamin, who developed into Cleveland’s No. 1 wideout with a breakout 2015 season. The Houston Chronicle Read More…

Browns will dump QB Johnny Manziel, but it won’t necessarily happen Wednesday afternoon

The Browns are done with quarterback Johnny Manziel. Nothing’s changed there. But the Browns could deviate from their original plan to cut Manziel at 4 p.m. Wednesday when the league year starts. Although that’s still an option for the franchise that’s fed up with Manziel’s string of objectionable behavior, it could choose to keep him Read More…

Browns could turn to Stefen Wisniewski if C Alex Mack leaves; Falcons reportedly have “extensive interest” in Mack

Browns Pro Bowl center Alex Mack could be headed for a reunion in Atlanta with former Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan. That could lead to a reunion in Cleveland between center Stefen Wisniewski and new Browns coach Hue Jackson. The NFL’s two-day negotiating period before the start of free agency began Monday at noon, and Read More…