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Browns Notes: GM Ray Farmer taking wait-and-see approach with QB Johnny Manziel, says didn’t include him in trade offer

BEREA — General manager Ray Farmer is taking a wait-and-see approach with quarterback Johnny Manziel, who recently completed a 10-week stay at a rehab facility. “We support the young man, he took steps that he needed to take,” Farmer said Thursday during his pre-draft news conference. “We’ve realized that he’s a part of our organization Read More…

NFL Draft: Clemson’s Vic Beasley puts up impressive numbers in games and workouts

The combine numbers should come with a napkin to collect the drool. Especially for a team, like the Browns, looking for an impact pass rusher. Clemson’s Vic Beasley (6-foot-3, 246 pounds) ranked among the top performers at linebacker in every measured drill. He ran a 4.53-second 40-yard dash, a linebacker-best 6.91 3-cone drill and a Read More…

Browns Schedule: Cleveland will host Ravens on Monday night, visit Bengals on Thursday night

The Browns will return to “Monday Night Football” for the first time since 2009 when they host the rival Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 30. That gives the Browns two prime-time games, as they will visit the Cincinnati Bengals for a Thursday night matchup for the second straight year. The AFC North meeting will be Nov. Read More…

Browns Notes: Coach Mike Pettine leaves door open for possible trade for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota

BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine’s smile was wide as he answered. “Sure,” he said. “Why not?” The question: Are the Browns open to trading up in the draft for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. The Browns have been, and continue to be, connected to Mariota because general manager Ray Farmer is believed to rate him highly, Read More…

Browns: Joe Haden sees “something different” in friend Johnny Manziel following rehab; coach Mike Pettine says Manziel remains in team’s plans

BEREA — Joe Haden considers Johnny Manziel one of his closest friends on the Browns. Haden is convinced Manziel has changed following a 10-week stay in rehab. “I had a heart to heart with Johnny yesterday,” Haden, a Pro Bowl cornerback, said Tuesday. “He’s one of my good friends. I could tell he’s motivated. I Read More…

Browns Notes: Johnny Manziel attends start of offseason program; Tashaun Gipson reportedly skips

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Quarterback Johnny Manziel was there. Pro Bowl free safety Tashaun Gipson wasn’t. The Browns’ offseason program began Monday, the first day players were permitted to work out with the team’s strength coaches. Players weren’t available to reporters and the team didn’t release an attendance report, but a source confirmed Manziel participated. It was expected after Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel apologizes to Browns, fans in statement and vows to regain trust, respect

Johnny Manziel took “full responsibility” for his actions, apologized to the Browns organization and fans and vowed to work hard to regain trust and respect in a statement released Friday through the Browns. The nine-sentence statement was Manziel’s first public comment since leaving a treatment facility last week after spending 10 weeks there. Manziel confirmed Read More…

Browns Notes: Joe Thomas says Johnny Manziel must remove doubt that football is his top priority

CLEVELAND — Joe Thomas applauded Johnny Manziel for checking himself into rehab and spending 10 weeks at the facility, but said he still must show teammates that he’s a changed man. “I think it will be important for him when he comes back to prove to the team, to everybody in the organization that football Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns reveal redesigned uniforms to great fanfare

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Jerseys and pants in orange, brown and white give the Browns the chance to be the University of Oregon of the NFL, with nine uniform combinations available. But the ballyhooed uniform redesign revealed Tuesday also made one thing perfectly clear: The team belongs to the city. “Cleveland” in all caps is emblazoned across the chest Read More…

Brian Dulik: New uniforms not makeover Browns really need

When the most cogent statement at an event is made by the Bone Lady, it’s a pretty good sign that things have gone wrong. Such was the case Tuesday night at the Cleveland Convention Center, where the Browns unveiled their three new uniform combinations. The white home, brown road, and orange alternate jerseys — largely Read More…