March 2, 2015

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(UPDATED) Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, QB coach Dowell Loggains out

Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan, left, talks with head coach Mike Pettine at training camp this summer. (AP File Photo/Mark Duncan)

Stability only goes so far with the Browns. Despite owner Jimmy Haslam sticking with general manager Ray Farmer and coach Mike Pettine for next season, the Browns will have significant turnover in 2015. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains are no longer with the club, a league source confirmed Thursday to The Read More…

Browns analysis: Scott Petrak labels Johnny Manziel a bust


I expect Johnny Manziel to be the Week 1 starter for the Browns in 2015. It’s the most likely scenario for a guy chosen with the 22nd pick on a quarterback-needy team owned by a huge fan of Manziel. I would dump Manziel at the first opportunity if I were owner Jimmy Haslam and general Read More…

Browns: Joe Thomas is team’s only All-Pro selection

Joe Thomas

Browns left tackle Joe Thomas is still looking for his first playoff appearance, but he continues to pile up the individual accomplishments. Thomas was voted to his fifth Associated Press All-Pro team Friday, the most of anyone on the All-Pro roster. Last month he was named to his eighth Pro Bowl in eight seasons in Read More…

Browns GM Ray Farmer still believes QB Johnny Manziel can be ‘solid starter’

Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer answers questions about the Browns' season Tuesday in Berea. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — General manager Ray Farmer believes Johnny Manziel has the talent to be a “solid starter” — just like he felt when he drafted him No. 22 in May. It’s up to Manziel to prove, on and off the field, he’s ready for the responsibility. “I do think he can develop into a solid Read More…

Browns Notes: GM Ray Farmer says team deciding how to proceed with WR Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon

BEREA — Receiver Josh Gordon appears to be running out of time, and chances, with the Browns. “I’m not one to talk about my interactions with players and I’ve had conversations with Josh recent and past and when the final determination is made, Josh will be the first to know and then everybody else will Read More…

Browns notes: Veterans see Gilbert’s ability, need to see consistency

Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert returns an interception for a touchdown against the Indianapolis Colts. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

BEREA — Rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert not only was inactive for the season finale against the Ravens, he was essentially suspended for it. Coach Mike Pettine said the first-round pick from Oklahoma State was late for a team meeting Saturday in Baltimore, prompting him to be a healthy scratch for the 20-10 loss the next Read More…

Browns: Johnny Manziel says he has to be ‘accountable,’ live up to promises


BEREA — Johnny Manziel has talked a good game since before the draft. He hasn’t played one yet — on or off the field. Manziel met with the media Monday as the Browns cleaned out their lockers following a 7-9 season, and said it’s time his actions matched his promises. “I can’t sit here and Read More…

Browns coach Mike Pettine calls QB situation ‘muddy, at best’

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine answers questions at a news conference Monday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — Brian Hoyer, set to become a free agent, removed the nameplate above his locker “just in case” he isn’t back next year. Johnny Manziel was a huge disappointment in his six quarters as starter and apologized again Monday for his behavior off the field. The quarterback situation that held so much promise after Read More…

Browns Notes: Jordan Cameron turns focus to free agency

Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron, center, rushes for a first down in the first half against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BALTIMORE — The frustrating year is over for tight end Jordan Cameron. Now comes the uncertainty of free agency. Cameron finished the season with 24 catches for 424 yards and two touchdowns. The numbers dropped drastically from his Pro Bowl year in 2013, when he had 80 catches for 917 yards and seven touchdowns. Cameron Read More…

Browns to address penalized players later


BALTIMORE — Receiver Josh Gordon wasn’t allowed on the team plane Saturday. Cornerback Justin Gilbert and quarterback Johnny Manziel — the team’s top two picks in May — weren’t permitted on the sideline Sunday during the Browns’ 20-10 loss to the Ravens in the season finale. “In regards to the guys that did not play, Read More…