August 4, 2015

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Browns Schedule: Cleveland will host Ravens on Monday night, visit Bengals on Thursday night

The Browns will return to “Monday Night Football” for the first time since 2009 when they host the rival Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 30. That gives the Browns two prime-time games, as they will visit the Cincinnati Bengals for a Thursday night matchup for the second straight year. The AFC North meeting will be Nov. Read More…

Two years after bombing, Boston Marathon looks forward, not back

BOSTON — It’s been decades since you could run in the Boston Marathon without qualifying, before limits on the field size made entering — almost as much as finishing — something to aspire to. The course has changed a dozen times or more. Women were officially welcomed in 1972, wheelchairs three years later, and prize Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel apologizes to Browns, fans in statement and vows to regain trust, respect

Johnny Manziel took “full responsibility” for his actions, apologized to the Browns organization and fans and vowed to work hard to regain trust and respect in a statement released Friday through the Browns. The nine-sentence statement was Manziel’s first public comment since leaving a treatment facility last week after spending 10 weeks there. Manziel confirmed Read More…

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…

(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…

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…

Browns: WR Brian Hartline agrees to two-year, $6 million deal

BEREA — Receiver Brian Hartline is coming home to help fill a giant need on the Browns. The Canton native and Ohio State alum agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with Cleveland on Monday night. The Browns confirmed the agreement and are expected to formally announce the move today. Hartline, 28, was released by Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns GM Ray Farmer takes full responsibility for text mess, apologizes to fans

Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer apologizes for sending improper texts during games during a news conference at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis, Thursday. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

INDIANAPOLIS — General manager Ray Farmer opened with an apology to Browns fans, then accepted full responsibility for the embarrassment brought upon the organization because he texted the sideline during games. “First and foremost, I would like to extend an apology to the Cleveland Brown fans,” he said Thursday at the scouting combine. “So that Read More…

Browns coach Mike Pettine says team needs to find starting QB in offseason

Browns coach Mike Pettine said he’d be “scared if we had a game this week” with the QB situation the way it is. AP FILE PHOTO

INDIANAPOLIS — Coach Mike Pettine visited Johnny Manziel in rehab last week and reported he’s in “a much better place” than when he checked in last month. But Manziel’s admission of a problem with addiction with no timetable for a return — on top of his disappointing rookie season – has the Browns in the Read More…

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam sticking with GM Ray Farmer, disputes claims of dysfunction

In this July 27, 2014 file photo, Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer, left, talks with owner Jimmy Haslam during NFL football training camp in Berea, Ohio. Haslam has no plans to fire general manager Ray Farmer, who is at the center of a texting investigation by the NFL. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

BEREA — Browns general manager Ray Farmer isn’t going anywhere. Owner Jimmy Haslam revealed Wednesday that Farmer admitted privately to sending text messages to the sideline during games, breaking an NFL rule against electronic communication. Despite the infraction, Haslam remains committed to Farmer as the head of his football operations. “Ray feels terrible about it,” Read More…