August 3, 2015

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Browns WR coach Joker Phillips says Terrelle Pryor “all in” at new position

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BEREA — One conversation. That’s all Browns receivers coach Joker Phillips needed to be convinced Terrelle Pryor was committed to making the switch from quarterback to receiver. “I heard it in his voice the first time I talked to him over the phone that he really wants to be a wide receiver,” Phillips said Sunday Read More…

Browns Notes: Cornerback Tramon Williams appears to have firm grip on starting job

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BEREA — The competition between Tramon Williams and Justin Gilbert for a starting cornerback spot is a one-horse race four days into training camp. “If you look right now, Tramon’s with the ones,” secondary coach Jeff Hafley said Sunday. “I mean, he’s done a great job, he’s really bought in, he came in in great Read More…

Browns Training Camp, Day 4: Notes and observations

NEWS OF THE DAY: The Browns are suddenly dangerously thin at running back, which is particularly worrisome for a team that plans to rely on the run. Rookie Duke Johnson (hamstring) and Terrance West (calf) joined Glenn Winston (knee) on the stationary bikes, and rookie Luke Lundy left practice with a concussion and didn’t return. Read More…

Browns Notes: Jim Tressel visits camp to watch Terrelle Pryor, predicts a nervous drop in return to Ohio Stadium

BEREA — Jim Tressel has a feeling the magnitude of the moment will get the best of Terrelle Pryor on Friday when he returns to Ohio Stadium for the Orange & Brown Scrimmage. “You know that’s got to be thrilling to him because he loved that place and has carried a burden with him that Read More…

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says team hasn’t given up on QB Johnny Manziel, “important” to see him play

BEREA — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam had had it with quarterback Johnny Manziel in the aftermath of last season. In January, Haslam said the Browns needed to get a quarterback and Manziel needed to show he could be a professional on and off the field. After an offseason that saw Manziel spend 10 weeks in Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns owner Jimmy Haslam: We’re not going to blow things up

BEREA — Jimmy Haslam agreed to buy the Browns three years ago today. He’s on his third general manager and third coach. He said Saturday those numbers won’t be changing anytime soon. He’s sticking with general manager Ray Farmer and coach Mike Pettine. “We’re not going to blow things up, OK?” Haslam said after the Read More…

Browns GM Ray Farmer still believes in QB Johnny Manziel, says he’s taking job more seriously

BEREA — General manager Ray Farmer hasn’t lost faith in the talent of backup quarterback Johnny Manziel. He even believes he can be a starter in the NFL — under the right circumstances and with the necessary commitment level. “Used the right way and doing the right things, I think he can,” Farmer said Friday Read More…

Browns Notes: WR Dwayne Bowe says Josh McCown has potential to be top-5 QB

BEREA — Veteran receiver Dwayne Bowe has liked what he’s seen from 36-year-old quarterback Josh McCown. Really liked what he’s seen. “He’s showing all the potential of being a top-five quarterback in the NFL,” Bowe said Friday. McCown, who’s 17-32 as a starter, had a great second day of training camp. He found Bowe on Read More…

Browns Training Camp, Day 2: GM Ray Farmer believes Terrelle Pryor has skills necessary to make successful switch to WR

BEREA – General manager Ray Farmer sounded confident Terrelle Pryor can make the transition from quarterback to receiver. “I was talking to the scouts this morning and one of the things I learned from an old coach is quarterbacks all have really good hands because they spend their time playing catch,” Farmer said this afternoon Read More…

Fans teams with medium in attempt to reverse Cleveland sports ‘curse’

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Dave Grendzynski is a guy with a lot of company. A long-suffering Cleveland sports fan, the North Ridgeville resident has endured more losing seasons with the Browns, Indians and Cavs than he cares to count. Which is what inspired him to plan the ReverseTheCurseCLEVELAND rally 7 p.m. Aug. 13 on Mall C Read More…