February 14, 2016

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(UPDATED) Browns coach Mike Pettine: QB Johnny Manziel violated trust, lacked accountability, but team hasn’t given up on him

BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine kept coming back to two words: trust and accountability. He felt Johnny Manziel failed the organization in those categories and that he had no choice but to demote him from starter to No. 3 quarterback. But Pettine quickly added that doesn’t mean the Browns have given up on Manziel. “Sometimes Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns bench Johnny Manziel, demote him to No. 3 QB after latest partying episode

BEREA — Johnny Manziel’s tenure as the starting quarterback lasted one week. And didn’t include a game. Coach Mike Pettine benched Manziel on Tuesday afternoon, a week after naming him the starter for the remainder of the season. Manziel broke a promise to Pettine by being filmed partying in Texas over the weekend. He will Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns QB Johnny Manziel “couldn’t be more excited” as team turns to him as starter for rest of season

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BEREA — From the moment Johnny Manziel was drafted with the No. 22 pick May 8, 2014, he expected to be the starting quarterback. The road was much longer — and bumpier — than expected, but he finally arrived at the desired destination Tuesday morning when coach Mike Pettine pulled him out of the film Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns QB Johnny Manziel won’t be disciplined by NFL after review of domestic incident Oct. 12 in Avon

BEREA — The good news just kept coming Tuesday for Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel. Hours after coach Mike Pettine named him the starter for the rest of the season, the NFL announced it wouldn’t discipline Manziel under the personal conduct policy following a domestic incident with girlfriend Colleen Crowley on Oct. 12 in Avon. “Our Read More…

(UPDATED) Steelers 30, Browns 9: Owner Jimmy Haslam says “no change” coming during bye despite 5-game losing streak, another lopsided loss

PITTSBURGH — The defense was dismantled by a hobbled Ben Roethlisberger, who wasn’t even supposed to play. The offense moved the ball, courtesy of Johnny Manziel’s career-high 372 passing yards, but self-destructed as it approached the end zone, going 0-for-3 in goal-to-go situations. The lack of proper technique and common sense led to 12 penalties Read More…

(UPDATED) Bengals 31, Browns 10: Johnny Manziel cools off after strong 1st half, as Cleveland gets blown out in 2nd half

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CINCINNATI — Johnny Manziel had his moments. He led a 10-play, 92-yard touchdown drive to end the first half. He rolled left and hit running back Duke Johnson fro 26 yards. He rolled right and found tight end Gary Barnidge for 25. He rolled right again and got the ball to a crossing Johnson for Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns QB Johnny Manziel will start Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals

BEREA — Quarterback Josh McCown wanted to play Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals. Coach Mike Pettine wanted him to play, too. But Johnny Manziel will get the call. McCown didn’t practice Tuesday night after struggling to breathe, sleep and perform routine tasks Tuesday, opening the door for Manziel to make the start in prime Read More…

Browns keep Joe Thomas despite discussions with Denver, make no moves at trading deadline

BEREA — Joe Thomas is still a member of the Cleveland Browns. The eight-time Pro Bowl left tackle, who’s played 8,443 straight snaps to start his career, was the subject of intense rumors as the 4 p.m. trade deadline approached, but a deal didn’t happen. In fact, the Browns didn’t make any moves despite rumors Read More…

(UPDATED) Cardinals 34, Browns 20: Arizona dominates 2nd half, as Cleveland drops to 2-6

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CLEVELAND — Quarterback Josh McCown couldn’t breathe. The line couldn’t protect him. The running game offered no relief from Arizona’s relentless blitzes. Cornerback Joe Haden and safety Donte Whitner — Pro Bowlers last year — left on back-to-back defensive plays with concussions. A 20-point spurt in the first half was trumped by a 27-point run Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns QB Josh McCown expected to start Sunday against Cardinals

BEREA — It takes a lot more than an injured throwing shoulder and sore ribs to keep Browns quarterback Josh McCown out of the lineup. The beat-up 36-year-old is in line to start Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals at FirstEnergy Stadium despite missing practice time this week and leaving last week’s loss at St. Louis. Read More…