May 24, 2016

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(UPDATED) NFL Draft, Day 2: Browns bide their time, take Southern Cal quarterback Cody Kessler with 93rd pick

BEREA — Coach Hue Jackson always planned to add a quarterback in the draft. The one he landed was a surprise to many outside of Browns headquarters. After passing on bigger names with bigger bodies and bigger arms, the Browns selected USC quarterback Cody Kessler with the No. 93 pick near the end of the Read More…

NFL Draft 2016: Browns snap up Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah with first pick in second round

BEREA — Emmanuel Ogbah was born in Nigeria, grew up in Texas and attended college in Oklahoma. His future, though, will be in Cleveland. The Browns kicked off the second day of the NFL Draft by selecting the Oklahoma State defensive end with the No. 32 pick, which was the top selection in Friday’s second Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns pick Coleman ‘ready to rock’

BEREA — Corey Coleman said his eyes widened as he looked down at his phone and saw an Ohio number on the screen. The Cleveland Browns were calling to make the Baylor wide receiver the No. 15 pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night. “They asked me if I’m ready to roll,” Coleman said. Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns trade down to No. 15, then take speedy Baylor WR Corey Coleman

BEREA — The Browns were slow to make their first pick of the NFL Draft, trading down twice and from No. 2 to No. 15. When they finally picked, they went fast. The Browns took lightning-quick Baylor receiver Corey Coleman with the 15th pick Thursday night. He was the first receiver taken, the Browns’ top Read More…

Commentary: Give Browns credit for filling a need by picking a speedy wide receiver, but no credit for creating that need

If NFL Draft picks were victories, the Browns would be on the fast track to the Super Bowl. Alas, they are not — nor do picks translate into wins — so Cleveland finds itself even deeper in the football abyss after the first round of the three-day event. The Browns traded down to accumulate additional Read More…

Browns new regime gets shot at first NFL Draft tonight

The NFL Draft doesn’t begin until tonight at 8, but the new Browns regime already made its first big decision. The bold move last week to trade the No. 2 pick for picks in the next three drafts leaves the Browns with 12 selections this year, including six in the top 100, starting with No. Read More…

Ingraham: Browns fans ready for the annual letdown known as the NFL Draft

So here we are, NFL Draft Day, or as it’s known in Cleveland, Black Thursday. Why the NFL has never staged its three-day dog-and-pony show in Cleveland is a mystery. It would be ratings gold. There is no league market in which Draft Day is a bigger deal than Cleveland. It’s huge here. Mammoth. It’s Read More…

Scott Petrak’s 2016 NFL mock draft

Los Angeles — Jared Goff, QB, California Rams traded up from No. 15 to grab their franchise QB. Philadelphia — Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State Browns dealt this pick after deciding extra picks were more valuable than Wentz. San Diego — Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State Chargers go with a great athlete over an Read More…

NFL Draft 2016: Boise State LB Correa could be pass-rushing fit with Browns

Boise State’s Kamalei Correa uses a swim move to blow past the BYU guard, then strips the quarterback. A little while later, he sees an opening and bursts to the QB for a sack after initially being stopped. Explosive plays like these have been far too sporadic for the Browns, which is why they’re again Read More…

UPDATED: Manziel indicted on misdemeanor domestic assault charge

DALLAS — Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and Texas A&M star was accused by ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley of hitting her and threatening to kill her during a night Read More…