May 5, 2016

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Scott Petrak: Don’t be afraid, Browns, draft a quarterback

Browns fans are scarred. Hopefully not for life. When the vast majority of decisions made by your team backfire like an old car in desperate need of a tune-up, the psyche pays the price. You see ghosts. You stop thinking straight. You doubt undeniable truths. As the NFL Draft rapidly approaches, that’s the state of mind Read More…

NFL Schedule: Browns given tough slate; open at Philadelphia and play 5 of first 7 on the road

BEREA — Browns coach Hue Jackson already had his hands full, attempting to turn around one of pro sports’ losingest franchises. The NFL made his job even more difficult Thursday in unveiling its 2016 regular-season schedule. Cleveland will play five of its first seven games on the road, beginning with its Sept. 11 opener at Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns won’t have pick of QBs in NFL Draft after Rams trade up for No. 1 pick

The Browns won’t have their pick of quarterbacks in the NFL Draft in two weeks. That doesn’t mean they won’t get their top choice with the No. 2 selection. Or have plenty of options. The Los Angeles Rams announced a blockbuster trade Thursday morning, acquiring the No. 1 pick by giving up a truckload of Read More…

Jim Ingraham: It’s time for the circus to leave Browns Town

At this point it’s only news if Josh Gordon PASSED a drug test. That he failed one, sort of failed one, tried to circumvent one, didn’t pass one? Please. Spare us. The last thing the Browns team, the Browns officials and, most of all, the Browns fans need at this point is another con job. Read More…

Browns: Sashi Brown says Josh Gordon has ‘bright future’ but doesn’t promise return to team

Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown believes suspended receiver Josh Gordon still has a “bright future” despite another failed drug test, but made no promises the Browns would welcome him back if he’s permitted re-entry to the league. The NFL denied Gordon’s application for reinstatement Tuesday and he remains on the indefinite Read More…

Browns: NFL denies Josh Gordon’s reinstatement; he can reapply Aug. 1

Josh Gordon’s return to the NFL won’t happen anytime soon. If ever. The NFL denied the suspended Browns receiver’s application for reinstatement Tuesday, a day after reports of another failed drug test last month. A league spokesman confirmed Gordon’s petition was denied, adding he may reapply for reinstatement later in the year. Multiple reports stated Read More…

Commentary: Latest failed drug test shows it’s time for Browns to cut ties with Josh Gordon

I’ve defended Josh Gordon. I’ve rationalized his behavior. I’ve held firm in the belief the Browns should keep giving him second chances. I’m done. With all of it. Gordon reportedly failed another drug test, this time in March, within days of an expected reinstatement. The league responded Tuesday by denying his application. He can reapply Read More…

Report: Suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon fails another drug test

Josh Gordon’s return to the Browns has apparently hit a roadblock. One big enough to likely keep him on indefinite suspension and out of the NFL for another season. Gordon failed an NFL-administered drug test last month, Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo reported Monday night. The report, citing sources, said a Gordon sample collected in early Read More…

Browns QB Robert Griffin III says he’s grown as man, leader, player, won’t let baggage hold him down

BEREA — Robert Griffin III has been through a lot in his short time in the NFL. He went from Offensive Rookie of the Year and playoff quarterback in 2012 to a third-stringer who didn’t play a snap in 2015 then was cut last month. Griffin expressed his appreciation for the second chance given to Read More…

Browns Notes: Hue Jackson defends timing of release of veteran safety Donte Whitner

BEREA — Coach Hue Jackson isn’t about to apologize for the timing of the release of veteran safety Donte Whitner on Saturday. Whitner, a Cleveland native, criticized the Browns because free agency’s almost a month old, so many teams have made their plans and used up their salary cap space. “We made the decision when Read More…