June 29, 2016

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Browns: 5 things to watch at the NFL combine

If the NFL Draft is like the Super Bowl for Browns fans — you have to look forward to something when the last playoff win came in the 1994 season — the scouting combine is their AFC championship game. The buildup to the draft really revs up this week when the top college prospects go on Read More…

Dallas police haven’t interviewed Johnny Manziel, hope to complete investigation by end of week

Dallas police have yet to interview Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel but hope to complete the investigation into a domestic violence complaint against him within the next week. A police spokeswoman said the officers haven’t determined whether charges will be filed, or if the case will be sent to the grand jury. Major Midge Boyle gave Read More…

Browns: Defensive coordinator Ray Horton glad to be back with fans he loves, acknowledges big challenge in building suffocating defense he wants

BEREA — Ray Horton has been here before. In more ways than one. When Horton was first hired by the Browns as defensive coordinator, in 2013, he took over a bad defense from a 5-11 team. He’s back three years later and has been charged with fixing a miserable defense from a 3-13 team. “We’ve Read More…

Browns Notes: Offensive coach Pep Hamilton says he’ll be heavily involved in scouting of QBs, has history with Cal’s Jared Goff

BEREA — Pep Hamilton, the new associate head coach-offense, said he’ll have an active role in the evaluation of quarterbacks as the Browns decide whom to draft at No. 2. He said he hasn’t done enough research to give an informed opinion on the contenders but pointed out he has a connection to California’s Jared Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns to build statue of Hall of Famer Jim Brown outside FirstEnergy Stadium

Jim Brown last carried a football for the Browns in 1965. More than 50 years later, he still has a tight grip on the hearts of many fans. The greatest player in Browns history — some would argue in football history — celebrated his 80th birthday Wednesday, and team owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam announced Read More…

Former Brown Reggie Rucker facing federal charges

CLEVELAND — Former Browns player Reggie Rucker withdrew hundreds of thousands of dollars from the account of an inner-city Cleveland charity to satisfy Las Vegas gambling debts and to pay personal expenses, according to charges filed Tuesday in federal court. Rucker, 68, was a wide receiver who played 12 years in the NFL from 1970 Read More…

Browns: Joe Thomas calls it “sad end” to the Johnny Manziel story in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Veteran Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas watched quarterback Johnny Manziel arrive to great fanfare, struggle, improve and fall back into the abyss. Thomas was asked for his opinion every step of the way, and that hasn’t stopped with Manziel set to be cut March 9 when the league year starts. “I think Read More…

(UPDATED) Columbus Partnership backs off request for state funding for proposed Browns practice facility

A group called Columbus Partnership has withdrawn its request for $5 million from the state budget to help build a facility to host Browns training camp at Ohio State University. Alex Fischer, president and chief executive officer of the Columbus Partnership, said the decision was made after backlash from Northeast Ohio politicians who criticized the Read More…

Browns linebacker Armonty Bryant indicted on drug charges

Browns outside linebacker Armonty Bryant has been indicted on two felony drug charges following an arrest early Christmas morning. Bryant was a passenger when former practice squad safety De’Ante Saunders was stopped for speeding on I-71 south in Brook Park. Saunders was indicted for having a .40-caliber semiautomatic gun in the car without a concealed-carry Read More…

Browns refute report, insist Johnny Manziel had concussion final week of season

The Browns defended themselves Tuesday against allegations they lied, while insisting that quarterback Johnny Manziel had a concussion the last week of the season and wasn’t cleared by an independent neurologist until nearly two weeks later. A Browns spokesman put out a statement after media outlets picked up comments made by NFL Network’s Michael Silver Read More…