May 27, 2016

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Browns reportedly shopping No. 2 pick and Eagles interested

BEREA — The Browns haven’t drafted as high as the No. 2 pick since 2000, when they selected Penn State defensive end Courtney Brown No. 1. That streak may continue. NFL Network reported Tuesday the Browns are actively shopping the second pick in the NFL Draft, which begins April 28. Jeff Darlington reported there’s “nothing Read More…

NFL Draft 2016: Late-blooming QB and possible top pick Carson Wentz has plenty of supporters … and some doubters

Carson Wentz grew up in Bismarck, N.D. He was 5-foot-8, 120 pounds as a freshman in high school. He wasn’t recruited by Division I colleges. Meet the face of the new Los Angeles franchise. Maybe. Wentz joins California’s Jared Goff as the Rams’ possible choices with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft on Read More…

Browns Notes: QB Robert Griffin III practices for first time, takes some first-team reps behind Josh McCown

BEREA — Owner Jimmy Haslam, executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown and coach Hue Jackson watched their new quarterback practice for the first time Tuesday as voluntary veteran minicamp opened. Robert Griffin III, wearing No. 10 on a bright orange jersey, split snaps with Josh McCown, Austin Davis and Connor Shaw. Griffin showed Read More…

UPDATED: Domestic violence case against Manziel headed before Dallas grand jury; agent Rosenhaus officially drops QB as client

DALLAS — A Dallas grand jury is scheduled to consider this week whether to charge troubled NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel with attacking his ex-girlfriend in a January incident. Prosecutors will present the Manziel case to a grand jury Thursday, Brittany Dunn, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County district attorney, said Tuesday. The grand jury could Read More…

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…