May 6, 2016

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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…

Browns re-sign five, including OL Austin Pasztor, OLB Scott Solomon, as offseason program begins

The Browns announced the return of five players Monday as they opened their offseason program. Offensive lineman Austin Pasztor and outside linebacker Scott Solomon, restricted free agents, signed their tenders and will make $1.671 million this season. They will be eligible to become unrestricted free agents after the season. Kicker Travis Coons, receiver Darius Jennings Read More…

Browns cut veteran S Donte Whitner after 2 years; injured CB Ifo Ekpre-Olomu waived

Safety Donte Whitner came to Cleveland with the hopes of turning around his hometown team and leading it to the playoffs. He’s gone two years later with no postseason appearances, 10 wins, $15.5 million and an ax to grind. The Browns released Whitner on Saturday night, nearly a month after the start of free agency Read More…

QB Josh McCown not worrying about uncertain future with Browns, would like to compete with Robert Griffin III

Quarterback Josh McCown knows his days with the Browns could be numbered, but he won’t jump to any conclusions or change his approach. “Right now, it’s come in and compete and show up, so that’s what I’ll do,” McCown said Thursday on “PFT Live.” “If that changes, that changes, and I’ll go to that next Read More…

Browns to see Dansby twice this year: Released linebacker signed by Bengals

CINCINNATI — The Bengals have signed versatile linebacker Karlos Dansby from intrastate rival Cleveland, bringing in someone who can help them get through Vontaze Burfict’s suspension. The 34-year-old linebacker played for the Browns the last two seasons and led them in tackles. He also had a team-high three interceptions in 2015. The Bengals will miss Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns sign QB Robert Griffin III to 2-year deal, give former No. 2 pick chance to regain Pro Bowl form

Four years ago, the Browns pursued quarterback Robert Griffin III. He was the Heisman Trophy winner and the most electrifying player in the draft. The Browns finally landed Griffin on Thursday, signing him to a two-year, $15 million deal with $6.75 million guaranteed. He was a free agent looking for a chance to resurrect his Read More…

If Browns draft a QB, Robert Griffin III says he’ll compete, take him under wing

The signing of Robert Griffin III gives the Browns a quarterback who’s won a division title, has a rocket arm and impressive potential. It also begs a question: How does it affect the Browns’ plans for the No. 2 pick in the draft April 28? Before Griffin, the overwhelming assumption was the Browns would select Read More…

Browns Notes: Coach Hue Jackson watches Carson Wentz’s pro day, assistant Pep Hamilton brings out water bottle again

The Browns had the perfect view Thursday for the pro day of North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz in Fargo. Coach Hue Jackson, associate head coach-offense Pep Hamilton and vice president of player personnel Andrew Berry stood right behind the big right-hander as he showed off his strong arm and ability to move during an Read More…

Browns Notes: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hasn’t met with WR Josh Gordon, might not rule on reinstatement for a couple of weeks

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hasn’t met with suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon, isn’t sure if he will and might not make a decision about his reinstatement for a couple of weeks. Gordon was indefinitely suspended for his latest violation of the league’s substance abuse policy and sat out all of 2015. He applied for reinstatement Read More…

Lots of QB love: Browns coach Hue Jackson playing it cool, heaps praise on Robert Griffin III, top two draft prospects

BOCA RATON, Fla. — Browns coach Hue Jackson had high praise for Robert Griffin III. And Jared Goff. And Carson Wentz. Cleveland’s search for a franchise quarterback could come down to a competition between RG3 and one of the two rookies this summer. Of course, the Browns would have to sign Griffin and draft Goff Read More…