May 29, 2016

Elyria
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Haslams announce plans for new turf at five Cleveland high schools

CLEVELAND — Children of all ages across Cleveland will have five refurbished sports fields on which to play, courtesy of Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam. They announced the commitment Monday during a ceremony at FirstEnergy Stadium that was attended by Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Cleveland Metropolitan School District CEO Eric Gordon and dozens of Read More…

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says coach Hue Jackson’s “track record” is reason to trust his quarterback decisions

CLEVELAND — When Browns coach Hue Jackson told people to “trust me on this one” after USC quarterback Cody Kessler was drafted in the third round last month, he really needed only one person to have faith. Owner Jimmy Haslam said he does. “His track record’s been pretty good,” Haslam said Monday at FirstEnergy Stadium Read More…

Cleveland Browns player Erving escorts Elyria teen to prom

  ELYRIA — Prom night is a night that sticks in memory for life. And Elna Wright certainly won’t soon forget hers after taking a Cleveland Brown as her date Saturday. Elna, who needs a wheelchair and is nonverbal, lost her boyfriend, Cody Wilson, shortly after she was crowned Elyria High School’s homecoming queen in Read More…

Browns Commentary: Hue Jackson wants trust; fans deserve an answer at QB

Northeast Ohio sports fans can be forgiven for having trust issues. They’ve had their hearts broken over and over, and on the biggest stages. They’ve experienced insufferable losses at the worst moments — you don’t need the list, do you? And endured two of the most public betrayals in recent sports memory — Art Modell’s Read More…

Manziel makes court appearance on domestic violence charges; ordered to stay away from victim

DALLAS — A Dallas judge has ordered former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel to have no contact with the alleged victim in his domestic violence case. Manziel was in court less than 15 minutes Thursday as Judge Roberto Canas set conditions for his release on $1,500 bond. Manziel cannot contact ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley, nor can Read More…

North Ridgeville football team gets $25,000 in new helmets from Browns … and quite a shock from RG3

The state-of-the-art white helmets with the intense Rangers logo were the first spectacular surprise. The mystery model masquerading as a mannequin sent the crowd of football players into a full-blown frenzy. North Ridgeville High School received $25,000 worth of new Riddell helmets Tuesday through the Cleveland Browns’ HELMETS program. The grant was a surprise and Read More…

Browns don’t pick up 5th-year option on OLB Barkevious Mingo; OLB Scott Solomon cut

The Browns declined to exercise their fifth-year option on the contract of outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo. The deadline was Monday. Mingo, the No. 6 pick in the 2013 draft, remains on the roster for this season. The option for 2017 would’ve been worth $11.9 million and been guaranteed for injury. The fifth-year option is part Read More…

Commentary: Jackson wants fans to trust him with Kessler pick — but it might not be blind faith

BEREA — Browns quarterback Cody Kessler was a third-round pick and the No. 93 overall selection in the NFL Draft. Though the Southern California product was not considered a strong prospect around the league, Cleveland views him as a long-term keeper. And in the short-term, Robert Griffin III and Josh McCown shouldn’t get too comfortable Read More…

Browns Notes: Fourth-round pick Derrick Kindred played senior season with broken collarbone; CB Jamar Taylor acquired from Dolphins

BEREA — When perusing the bio sheet of Browns fourth-round draft pick Derrick Kindred, the typical information jumps out. He had a productive career and senior season — finishing with 87 tackles, three pass breakups and two interceptions — at Texas Christian and was considered one of the top defensive backs in the Big 12 Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns picks say change is coming; coach Hue Jackson says 14-player class will start to put “stamp” on what team’s about

BEREA — Decked out in suits with shiny Browns pins on their lapels, the team’s first five draft picks sat behind a podium Saturday afternoon with their families watching feet away. The optimism was obvious. “You can tell that a change is coming,” said outside linebacker Emmanuel Ogbah, the second-round pick who had 24 sacks Read More…