August 1, 2014

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Browns Notes: Cornerback Buster Skrine off to fast start

BEREA — If cornerback Buster Skrine keeps up this pace, rookie first-round pick Justin Gilbert will have a difficult time breaking into the starting lineup. Skrine, one of the fastest players on the team, is off to a scorching start in training camp. After dominating the conditioning test with ease Friday, he made a series Read More…

Browns Training Camp, Day 2: Farmer says Manziel is ‘focused, committed to football’

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel passes as Brian Hoyer watches at the NFL football team's training camp in Berea Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

BEREA — A day after owner Jimmy Haslam expressed disappointment in rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel’s offseason of partying, general manager Ray Farmer complimented Manziel’s commitment to football. “I’ve seen a young man that came back, that appears to be prepared for competition and I think that’s what we want — guys that took the time Read More…

Brian Dulik: Brian Hoyer wants to earn his cheers

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer signs autographs for fans after practice at the NFL football team's training camp in Berea. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

When the Browns opened training camp Saturday, the stands were filled with fans wearing Johnny Manziel jerseys. The souvenir stand was stocked with his familiar No. 2, as well, and doing brisk business. It was quite a sight to behold, until Cleveland’s players ran onto the field for their first practice — led by starting Read More…

Browns notes: Terrance West won’t rest in bid to become starting RB

Cleveland Browns running back Terrance West runs the ball at training camp in Berea. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

BEREA — Rookie running back Terrance West was a man on a mission Saturday at the Browns’ first training camp practice. The third-round pick from Towson displayed quick footwork and explosive speed out of the backfield, as advertised, but also “shocked” coach Mike Pettine with his ability to catch the football. West made two one-handed Read More…

Buzz greets opening of Browns training camp, much of it created by Johnny Manziel

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel signs autographs after practice at the NFL football team's training camp Saturday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

BEREA — An hour before the players stretched to begin the first practice of training camp, fans filled the bleachers. The stragglers that eventually stood seven-deep Saturday morning to get a glimpse of their favorite team and players congregated on tiny, tree-lined Beech Street. Six lines of about 30 each filtered into the Browns facility Read More…

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam disappointed in Johnny Manziel’s off-field behavior

Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam watches the opening practice  at training camp Saturday. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

BEREA — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was a big fan of Johnny Manziel long before his team drafted the quarterback with the No. 22 pick in May. The admiration was replaced by disappointed multiple times during Manziel’s offseason of partying. “Johnny said it himself, he made some mistakes,” Haslam said Saturday after the first practice Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel admits to ‘some rookie mistakes’ off the field

Johnny Manziel

BEREA — On the eve of his first NFL training camp, which will feature him trying to come from behind to pass Brian Hoyer in a highly anticipated quarterback competition, Johnny Manziel admitted to taking missteps off the field. But he downplayed the mistakes, again defended his right to party and tried to quickly shift Read More…

Browns Notes: Joe Haden calls Josh Gordon’s trip to rehab a ‘big step’

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon runs during a conditioning test at the NFL football team's training camp in Berea. (AP Photo)

BEREA — Josh Gordon’s recent stint in a rehab facility was welcome news to cornerback and friend Joe Haden. “I’m happy for him. I’m here for J.G. I love him like a brother,” Haden said Friday. “We’re here for support, and for him to do that, that’s a big step. That means he knows something’s Read More…

Browns training camp preview: Top 5 position battles

Brian Hoyer, left, and Johnny Manziel will vie for the Browns starting quarterback job.

5 POSITION BATTLES TO WATCH QUARTERBACK The competition between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel has already received a ton of ink, and that will continue into camp. There’s no arguing it’s the most important position on the team, with two of its most popular players going head-to-head. Hoyer enters camp as the starter, and coach Read More…

Plenty to watch as training camp approaches, especially these top 5 issues

The time has arrived. On Saturday morning at 9:30, breathless Browns fans will finally get a chance to watch Johnny Manziel practice up close and personal. The rookie quarterback that energized the fan base when he was drafted in May will join 89 teammates, rookie coach Mike Pettine and his new coaching staff as they Read More…