May 1, 2016

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NFL Draft: Browns pick Coleman ‘ready to rock’

BEREA — Corey Coleman said his eyes widened as he looked down at his phone and saw an Ohio number on the screen. The Cleveland Browns were calling to make the Baylor wide receiver the No. 15 pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night. “They asked me if I’m ready to roll,” Coleman said. Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns trade down to No. 15, then take speedy Baylor WR Corey Coleman

BEREA — The Browns were slow to make their first pick of the NFL Draft, trading down twice and from No. 2 to No. 15. When they finally picked, they went fast. The Browns took lightning-quick Baylor receiver Corey Coleman with the 15th pick Thursday night. He was the first receiver taken, the Browns’ top Read More…

Commentary: Give Browns credit for filling a need by picking a speedy wide receiver, but no credit for creating that need

If NFL Draft picks were victories, the Browns would be on the fast track to the Super Bowl. Alas, they are not — nor do picks translate into wins — so Cleveland finds itself even deeper in the football abyss after the first round of the three-day event. The Browns traded down to accumulate additional Read More…

NFL Draft: With Rams, Eagles making deals, Chargers with third pick will determine flow

CHICAGO — For once, the key to the first round of the NFL draft doesn’t belong to the team picking first. Or second. With the Rams and Eagles having traded up to secure the top two spots, where they have said they will take quarterbacks, it’s San Diego that likely will determine the flow on Read More…

NFL Draft 2016: Boise State LB Correa could be pass-rushing fit with Browns

Boise State’s Kamalei Correa uses a swim move to blow past the BYU guard, then strips the quarterback. A little while later, he sees an opening and bursts to the QB for a sack after initially being stopped. Explosive plays like these have been far too sporadic for the Browns, which is why they’re again Read More…

UPDATED: Manziel indicted on misdemeanor domestic assault charge

DALLAS — Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was indicted by a grand jury on Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge stemming from a domestic violence complaint by his ex-girlfriend. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner and Texas A&M star was accused by ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley of hitting her and threatening to kill her during a night Read More…

Browns VP of player personnel Andrew Berry turned down Wall Street for life in NFL front office

BEREA — Andrew Berry was all set to use his Harvard education — a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s in computer science — on Wall Street as an equity derivatives trader. Then he got a call about an entry-level job in the personnel department for the Indianapolis Colts. “After hearing more about the career Read More…

Browns defend trade, direction; coach Hue Jackson: We will get this right, I promise you

BEREA — Coach Hue Jackson dismissed the doubts, scoffed at the skepticism and countered the criticism the Browns received for trading the No. 2 pick. “We will get this right, I promise you,” he said Thursday. The new regime, led by executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown, traded the chance to land a highly Read More…

Browns Notes: QB Robert Griffin III must earn starting job, and he’s good with that

BEREA — The blockbuster trade of the No. 2 pick Wednesday seemed to be a vote of confidence for veteran quarterback Robert Griffin III, who signed a two-year, $15 million deal last month. But executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown and coach Hue Jackson pumped the brakes Thursday. “I don’t think Robert’s being Read More…

Petrak’s five thoughts on Browns’ deal with Eagles

After weeks of discussion and rumors, the Browns went through with it Wednesday and traded the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft to the Philadelphia Eagles. C-T Browns beat writer Scott Petrak reacts to the blockbuster deal with five thoughts. 1. QBs the key Just like any draft, this trade won’t be accurately judged Read More…