August 3, 2015

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Browns Notes: OLB Scott Solomon nicknamed “Bloodbath” for his all-out play in practice

BEREA – Outside linebacker Scott Solomon has gotten the attention of the coaching staff while earning the respect, and fear, of the offense. “Scott is very quickly becoming one of my favorite players on the defense,” coordinator Jim O’Neil said Thursday as minicamp closed. “He embodies everything we talk about when we say ‘Play Like Read More…

Browns Notes: Position coach sees Pro Bowl potential in 2nd-year LB Chris Kirksey

BEREA — Inside linebackers coach Chuck Driesbach has a blueprint for what he wants in a player. It sits in his meeting room and wears No. 58. “We had a big session where I sat down with the scouting department and they were getting my insights into what are we looking for in an inside Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel breaks silence, says “Johnny Football” persona became too much for him

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BEREA — Johnny Manziel is done with his “Johnny Football” persona. He just wants to be a Johnny that plays football. Manziel spoke to the media Wednesday for the first time since Dec. 29, the day after last season ended and a month before he checked into a treatment facility that specializes in addiction for Read More…

Browns safety Tashaun Gipson happy to be back and wants to stay in Cleveland, but prepared to move on after this season if long-term deal isn’t reached

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BEREA — For Tashaun Gipson, the light at the end of the tunnel is a long-term contract with millions of dollars guaranteed. He hopes he reaches the light as soon as possible, and that it’s in Cleveland. But he’s prepared if that doesn’t happen. “I feel like the Browns want me to be here,” Gipson, Read More…

Browns Notes: Rookie Danny Shelton joins team after graduation, learns from veterans

BEREA — Rookie nose tackle Danny Shelton exchanged his cap and gown for helmet and jersey Tuesday as the Browns began a three-day mandatory minicamp. Shelton, the No. 12 pick, missed most of the offseason program because he was finishing his anthropology degree at the University of Washington. He took his last final exam last Read More…

Browns: Tashaun Gipson signs, expected to be at minicamp

Pro Bowl free safety Tashaun Gipson is back in the fold. And looking forward to another season in Cleveland. Gipson, who has skipped the voluntary offseason program, signed his second-round tender Friday. He’s expected to attend mandatory minicamp from Tuesday-Thursday. Gipson’s absence was due to frustration with his contract situation. The former undrafted rookie became Read More…

Browns CB Justin Gilbert ‘humbled’ by struggles of last year, admits had to mature, confident he’ll live up to draft status

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BEREA — Cornerback Justin Gilbert’s rookie season ended in embarrassment. He was suspended for the finale after being late for a team meeting the night before the game in Baltimore. Then he got earfuls of criticism. “Just talking to the coaches, some of the players, some of my teammates, (general manager) Ray Farmer after the Read More…

Browns Notes: QB coach Kevin O’Connell still believes in Johnny Manziel, thinks he can push Josh McCown

BEREA — Kevin O’Connell tutored Johnny Manziel in preparation for the 2014 draft and they reunited when O’Connell was hired as Browns quarterbacks coach in the winter. He still believes his pupil has a bright future. “My thoughts on Johnny have not changed,” O’Connell said Thursday following an organized team activities practice. “I thought very Read More…

Browns: New punter Andy Lee changes to No. 8 to honor daughter who died shortly after birth

BEREA — Andy Lee wants people to know about his little girl. Madelyn was born Jan. 27, but there were complications, she developed an infection and died. Lee, who wore jersey No. 4 during his 11 years in San Francisco, changed to No. 8 when he arrived in Cleveland this week following a trade from Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns make change at punter: Trade for Andy Lee, cut Spencer Lanning

CLEVELAND — The Browns traded for an All-Pro on Saturday. Cleveland acquired punter Andy Lee from the San Francisco 49ers. Lee, 32, was voted a first-team All-Pro three times and has been to three Pro Bowls. The Browns announced they traded an undisclosed draft pick, but ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported they gave up a seventh-round Read More…