February 13, 2016

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Scott Petrak: Johnny Manziel ‘Era’ a lot of wasted time

The Browns finally came to their senses Tuesday with the strong statement and decision to release quarterback Johnny Manziel. The move is planned for March 9 when the new league year will give them room under the salary cap. For the most fervent Man-zealots, the Browns are giving up on a potential star too soon. Read More…

The Morning Hit–2/3/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. So long, John. Well that was a brief Read More…

Browns issue statement regarding Johnny Manziel, expected to cut him when new league year starts March 9

Johnny Manziel’s turbulent tenure with the Browns began with a text message encouraging them to draft him and vowing to “wreck the league together.” Less than two years later, the Browns are more than ready to get off the roller coaster. After a pair of disruptive, hype-filled and unproductive seasons, the Browns are done with Read More…

Ingraham: Time to chase Johnny … out of town

Here’s a tip to keep in mind if you ever buy an NFL team: It’s never a good sign if the police are using a helicopter to try to find your quarterback. I don’t ever recall a police helicopter being dispatched to try to round up Peyton Manning. Or Aaron Rodgers. Or Tom Brady. Even Read More…

(UPDATED) Texas police investigating altercation between Browns QB Johnny Manziel and ex-girlfriend to determine if he’ll be charged with assault

Early Saturday morning, the Fort Worth, Texas, police searched by helicopter for troubled Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel after his ex-girlfriend said she was worried about him. Later in the day, the Fort Worth and Dallas police investigated to determine whether an assault charge was warranted against Manziel following an altercation Friday between him and the Read More…

TIMELINE: Browns administration history

Browns: Harvard grad Andrew Berry, 28, hired as VP of player personnel

Andrew Berry

It remains to be seen if the new top of the Browns’ football operations can evaluate talent and put together a winning roster. One thing about the front office is abundantly clear: It’s well-educated. Andrew Berry was hired Wednesday as vice president of player personnel, the organization’s top talent evaluator. He’s only 28 years old Read More…

Browns TE Gary Barnidge added to Pro Bowl roster, replaces New England’s Rob Gronkowski

Browns tight end Gary Barnidge’s dream season will conclude with a trip to Hawaii and his first appearance in the Pro Bowl. Barnidge, who was voted an alternate last month, was elevated to the roster Monday. He’ll replace Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who’s unable to participate due to injury. The Pro Bowl is Sunday Read More…

Browns: Ray Horton officially returns as DC; Hue Jackson will call plays, fills out offensive staff

Cleveland Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton gestures during the Browns' 2013 training camp at the NFL football team's facility in Berea. Horton has officially been announced as the team's defensive coordinator. AP FILE

Ray Horton is back to lead the Browns defense after two years in Tennessee. On the other side of the ball, coach Hue Jackson announced he’ll call the plays but be surrounded by a veteran staff. Jackson made official Friday the hiring of Horton as defensive coordinator and the completion of his offensive and special Read More…

Browns: Sashi Brown embraces new role as head of football department, calls it a ‘natural transition’

BEREA — New executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown will watch practice and interview draft prospects next week at the Senior Bowl. He will increase his film study as free agency and the draft approach. He will become an expert in 40 times. The transformation from legal counsel, government affairs expert and salary Read More…