May 28, 2015

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Browns QB Johnny Manziel discharged from rehab facility

Johnny Manziel has taken another step toward rejoining the Browns and restarting his football career. Manziel was discharged from a rehab facility, a league source confirmed Saturday to The Chronicle-Telegram. Manziel, 22, checked himself into a treatment facility Jan. 28, presumably to deal with a substance abuse issue. He spent more than 10 weeks in Read More…

Browns sign free agent tight end Rob Housler to 1-year deal

Rob Housler

The Browns took a step Thursday toward replacing Jordan Cameron by signing free agent tight end Rob Housler. The one-year deal is reportedly worth $1.76 million with $750,000 guaranteed. Housler, 27, had 105 catches for 1,133 yards (10.8 average) and a touchdown in his four years with the Arizona Cardinals. He was a third-round pick Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns keep draft picks, but GM Ray Farmer suspended 4 games for texting during games

The Browns caught a break. General manager Ray Farmer didn’t, and will be forced to take a league-mandated four-game break to start the season. The NFL handed out punishment Monday following its months-long investigation into gameday text messages sent last season by Farmer. The Browns won’t lose a draft pick, but Farmer will be suspended Read More…

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says NFL treating Browns’ in-game texting as serious offense

The annual NFL owners meetings came to a close Wednesday at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel. With that important piece of business done, commissioner Roger Goodell plans on turning his attention toward the Browns. Specifically, he will “focus on” the illegal texting from Cleveland general manager Ray Farmer to coaches on the sideline during several 2014 Read More…

New WR Dwayne Bowe calls Browns ‘perfect situation’ for him, says will take Dawg Pound to ‘next level’

Dwayne Bowe plans to make a difference on the field and in the locker room in his new home. “The Browns were the perfect situation from the fan base to the style of offense and the way I’ll be utilized to help the team go to the next level,” Bowe said Friday in a news Read More…

Veteran wide receiver Dwayne Bowe headed to Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Dwayne Bowe was one of the NFL’s elite wide receivers earlier in his career. The Browns are counting on him returning to that level. Cleveland agreed to a contract with the eight-year veteran Thursday, adding another piece to its new-look offense. He had been released by Kansas City seven days earlier. Though Bowe Read More…

Scott Petrak: Browns’ search for better QB a good thing

The Browns’ interest in Sam Bradford — ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported they offered the No. 19 pick for him in a trade — makes absolute sense. Their search for a franchise quarterback rages on, and Bradford, the No. 1 overall pick in 2010, is a better option than anyone on the team’s roster. Bradford has Read More…

Browns agree to terms with WR Dwayne Bowe

The Browns addressed another area of need this afternoon, agreeing to terms with receiver Dwayne Bowe. They had already signed Brian Hartline last week, as they reshape the receiving corps following the season-long suspension of Josh Gordon. A league source confirmed the move with Bowe to The Chronicle-Telegram. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport was first to Read More…

Browns bolster defense with signings of CB Tramon Williams, DL Randy Starks

The Browns had a good defense in 2014, ranking ninth in scoring but 23rd in yardage. They added a pair of pieces Monday, as coach Mike Pettine and coordinator Jim O’Neil try to take the next step toward dominance in their second season. Cornerback Tramon Williams, who turned 32 Monday, signed a three-year deal reportedly Read More…

Browns sign CB Tramon Williams, agree to deal with DL Randy Starks

The Browns bolstered their defense this afternoon, signing cornerback Tramon Williams and agreeing to terms with defensive lineman Randy Starks. Williams, who turned 32 today, was an unrestricted free agent after spending the first eight years of his career with the Packers. The deal reportedly is for three years and $21 million. He will fill Read More…