July 2, 2015

Elyria
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Lawsuit over personal seat licenses refiled against Browns

ELYRIA — A lawsuit against the Cleveland Browns over personal seat licenses that was dropped earlier this year was filed again Thursday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court. Eric Zagrans, the lawyer representing several fans who owned the licenses, said the lawsuit was dismissed in March a day after it was first filed so he Read More…

Browns claim Pryor off waivers, plan to use him as receiver

CLEVELAND — Terrelle Pryor couldn’t make it in the NFL as a quarterback, but the Browns hope he can succeed at wide receiver. Cleveland was awarded the former Ohio State standout off waivers Monday, four days after he was released by the Cincinnati Bengals. General manager Ray Farmer announced that Pryor will attempt to make Read More…

Josh McCown remains atop depth chart, has stabilized QB position for Browns

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BEREA — For too many years of their reincarnation, the Browns have had controversy and doubt at quarterback. The signing of veteran Josh McCown and his almost immediate installation as the starter by coach Mike Pettine removed the controversy and competition, despite the presence of Johnny Manziel. The doubt will linger. That’s only natural regarding Read More…

Browns Notes: OLB Scott Solomon nicknamed “Bloodbath” for his all-out play in practice

BEREA – Outside linebacker Scott Solomon has gotten the attention of the coaching staff while earning the respect, and fear, of the offense. “Scott is very quickly becoming one of my favorite players on the defense,” coordinator Jim O’Neil said Thursday as minicamp closed. “He embodies everything we talk about when we say ‘Play Like Read More…

Browns Notes: Position coach sees Pro Bowl potential in 2nd-year LB Chris Kirksey

BEREA — Inside linebackers coach Chuck Driesbach has a blueprint for what he wants in a player. It sits in his meeting room and wears No. 58. “We had a big session where I sat down with the scouting department and they were getting my insights into what are we looking for in an inside Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel breaks silence, says “Johnny Football” persona became too much for him

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BEREA — Johnny Manziel is done with his “Johnny Football” persona. He just wants to be a Johnny that plays football. Manziel spoke to the media Wednesday for the first time since Dec. 29, the day after last season ended and a month before he checked into a treatment facility that specializes in addiction for Read More…

Browns safety Tashaun Gipson happy to be back and wants to stay in Cleveland, but prepared to move on after this season if long-term deal isn’t reached

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BEREA — For Tashaun Gipson, the light at the end of the tunnel is a long-term contract with millions of dollars guaranteed. He hopes he reaches the light as soon as possible, and that it’s in Cleveland. But he’s prepared if that doesn’t happen. “I feel like the Browns want me to be here,” Gipson, Read More…

Browns Notes: Rookie Danny Shelton joins team after graduation, learns from veterans

BEREA — Rookie nose tackle Danny Shelton exchanged his cap and gown for helmet and jersey Tuesday as the Browns began a three-day mandatory minicamp. Shelton, the No. 12 pick, missed most of the offseason program because he was finishing his anthropology degree at the University of Washington. He took his last final exam last Read More…

Browns: Tashaun Gipson signs, expected to be at minicamp

Pro Bowl free safety Tashaun Gipson is back in the fold. And looking forward to another season in Cleveland. Gipson, who has skipped the voluntary offseason program, signed his second-round tender Friday. He’s expected to attend mandatory minicamp from Tuesday-Thursday. Gipson’s absence was due to frustration with his contract situation. The former undrafted rookie became Read More…

Browns CB Justin Gilbert ‘humbled’ by struggles of last year, admits had to mature, confident he’ll live up to draft status

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BEREA — Cornerback Justin Gilbert’s rookie season ended in embarrassment. He was suspended for the finale after being late for a team meeting the night before the game in Baltimore. Then he got earfuls of criticism. “Just talking to the coaches, some of the players, some of my teammates, (general manager) Ray Farmer after the Read More…