February 10, 2016

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Browns issue statement regarding Johnny Manziel, expected to cut him when new league year starts March 9

Johnny Manziel’s turbulent tenure with the Browns began with a text message encouraging them to draft him and vowing to “wreck the league together.” Less than two years later, the Browns are more than ready to get off the roller coaster. After a pair of disruptive, hype-filled and unproductive seasons, the Browns are done with Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel back after being no-show Sunday, doesn’t talk to reporters

BEREA — Quarterback Johnny Manziel was present and accounted for Monday morning, attending meetings inside Browns headquarters. That’s noteworthy after he was a no-show Sunday for treatment as part of the concussion protocol. He was reportedly in Las Vegas gambling Saturday night and the Browns didn’t know where he was Sunday. He wasn’t required to Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns fire GM Ray Farmer and coach Mike Pettine; owner Jimmy Haslam says team not ‘positioned well for the future’

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Browns owner Jimmy Haslam found the explosives and pushed the plunger. Five months after saying he wouldn’t “blow things up,” Haslam did just that, firing general manager Ray Farmer and coach Mike Pettine on Sunday after the Browns lost 28-12 to the Steelers to finish the season 3-13. “We greatly appreciate Ray’s and Mike’s dedication Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns 24, 49ers 10: Johnny Manziel gets win in return to lineup, snaps Cleveland’s 7-game skid

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel scrambles during the second half of an NFL football game against the San Francisco 49ers, Sunday, in Cleveland. AP PHOTO

CLEVELAND — Johnny Manziel’s return to the lineup Sunday was a success across the board. The Browns snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 24-10 win over the San Francisco 49ers at FirstEnergy Stadium. They improved to 3-10 and are tied for the worst record with Tennessee and San Diego. Manziel continued his on-field improvement Read More…

Browns TE Gary Barnidge signs contract extension during breakout year

BEREA — The season wasn’t a complete loss for the Browns, as tight end Gary Barnidge emerged as one of the top tight ends in the league. The Browns (2-10) made sure he would stick around, signing him this afternoon to a contract extension. Barnidge was set to become a free agent after the season. Read More…

Coach Mike Pettine says Browns want to see Johnny Manziel play final 4 games, repercussions would be ‘harsh’ for another off-field incident

BEREA — The decision to go back to Johnny Manziel as the starting quarterback was about one thing: The Browns organization wants to see him play. “It was a step backward, but that didn’t have anything to do with football,” coach Mike Pettine said this afternoon regarding Manziel’s recent demotion. “We have a guy that Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns QB Johnny Manziel out of the doghouse, named the starter again

Johnny Manziel’s grounding is over. Coach Mike Pettine hopes he learned his lesson. Pettine announced Tuesday afternoon Manziel would start Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers at FirstEnergy Stadium, and the plan is to start him for the final four games. “He’s been solid in the building over the last couple of weeks and we Read More…

Browns coach Mike Pettine says organization isn’t unified, there’s tension in the building

BEREA — The Browns are a mess. They’ve lost seven straight, have the worst record in the league at 2-10 and were destroyed 37-3 at home Sunday by the Cincinnati Bengals. Coach Mike Pettine said the issues go beyond the field, citing division within the organization. “If you’re going to be successful, your building has Read More…

Browns Notes: QB Johnny Manziel expected to start Sunday, but coach Mike Pettine says decision hasn’t been made

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BEREA — Quarterback Johnny Manziel appears headed back into the starting lineup after a two-week exile. But coach Mike Pettine wasn’t ready to make it official Monday afternoon, despite an ESPN report that Manziel would start Sunday against San Francisco. “I know there’s reports out there as early as last night that had a decision Read More…

(UPDATED) Bengals 37, Browns 3: Cleveland drops 7th straight with worst loss ever to Cincinnati

CLEVELAND — The Browns have experienced a millennium’s worth of low points in the 17 years they’ve been back. The humiliating 37-3 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium ranks with the worst. The Browns played in front of thousands of empty seats on a comfortable December day. They were outclassed in Read More…