July 1, 2016

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NFL Draft: Ole Miss’ Treadwell uses physical play to offset lack of speed

Receiver Laquon Treadwell caught the bubble screen, weaved through the Auburn defense and was fighting for the end zone and an Ole Miss lead in the final two minutes when he was yanked down from behind. His leg was caught underneath in such an awkward position that his left fibula broke and the ankle dislocated. Read More…

UPDATE: Misdemeanor indictment expected Tuesday for former Browns QB Manziel

DALLAS — Johnny Manziel is expected to be indicted Tuesday on allegations that he attacked his ex-girlfriend in January, an attorney for the troubled former NFL quarterback said Monday. Robert Hinton told The Associated Press that prosecutors have notified him they expect a local grand jury to sign off on a misdemeanor assault charge for Read More…

Browns VP of player personnel Andrew Berry turned down Wall Street for life in NFL front office

BEREA — Andrew Berry was all set to use his Harvard education — a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s in computer science — on Wall Street as an equity derivatives trader. Then he got a call about an entry-level job in the personnel department for the Indianapolis Colts. “After hearing more about the career Read More…

Browns defend trade, direction; coach Hue Jackson: We will get this right, I promise you

BEREA — Coach Hue Jackson dismissed the doubts, scoffed at the skepticism and countered the criticism the Browns received for trading the No. 2 pick. “We will get this right, I promise you,” he said Thursday. The new regime, led by executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown, traded the chance to land a highly Read More…

Browns Notes: QB Robert Griffin III must earn starting job, and he’s good with that

BEREA — The blockbuster trade of the No. 2 pick Wednesday seemed to be a vote of confidence for veteran quarterback Robert Griffin III, who signed a two-year, $15 million deal last month. But executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown and coach Hue Jackson pumped the brakes Thursday. “I don’t think Robert’s being Read More…

Petrak’s five thoughts on Browns’ deal with Eagles

After weeks of discussion and rumors, the Browns went through with it Wednesday and traded the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft to the Philadelphia Eagles. C-T Browns beat writer Scott Petrak reacts to the blockbuster deal with five thoughts. 1. QBs the key Just like any draft, this trade won’t be accurately judged Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns deal No. 2 pick to Eagles, choose more picks over QB

The Browns have a roster full of holes, as it ranks among the worst in the NFL. They have quarterback Robert Griffin III, a former rookie of the year who’s only 26 years old and is trying to revive his career. So the new front office and coaching staff, only months into their tenures, decided Read More…

Commentary: Browns make bold move, but is that good?

Look at it this way: When you need everything you can defend doing anything. On Wednesday the Browns did something. Be afraid. Be very afraid. As their history this century shows, the Browns are at their best when they do nothing. When they actively seek to do something, it’s either the wrong something, or the Read More…

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…