April 30, 2016

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(UPDATED) Browns deal No. 2 pick to Eagles, choose more picks over QB

The Browns have a roster full of holes, as it ranks among the worst in the NFL. They have quarterback Robert Griffin III, a former rookie of the year who’s only 26 years old and is trying to revive his career. So the new front office and coaching staff, only months into their tenures, decided Read More…

Commentary: Browns make bold move, but is that good?

Look at it this way: When you need everything you can defend doing anything. On Wednesday the Browns did something. Be afraid. Be very afraid. As their history this century shows, the Browns are at their best when they do nothing. When they actively seek to do something, it’s either the wrong something, or the Read More…

Browns reportedly shopping No. 2 pick and Eagles interested

BEREA — The Browns haven’t drafted as high as the No. 2 pick since 2000, when they selected Penn State defensive end Courtney Brown No. 1. That streak may continue. NFL Network reported Tuesday the Browns are actively shopping the second pick in the NFL Draft, which begins April 28. Jeff Darlington reported there’s “nothing Read More…

NFL Draft 2016: Late-blooming QB and possible top pick Carson Wentz has plenty of supporters … and some doubters

Carson Wentz grew up in Bismarck, N.D. He was 5-foot-8, 120 pounds as a freshman in high school. He wasn’t recruited by Division I colleges. Meet the face of the new Los Angeles franchise. Maybe. Wentz joins California’s Jared Goff as the Rams’ possible choices with the No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft on Read More…

Browns Notes: QB Robert Griffin III practices for first time, takes some first-team reps behind Josh McCown

BEREA — Owner Jimmy Haslam, executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown and coach Hue Jackson watched their new quarterback practice for the first time Tuesday as voluntary veteran minicamp opened. Robert Griffin III, wearing No. 10 on a bright orange jersey, split snaps with Josh McCown, Austin Davis and Connor Shaw. Griffin showed Read More…

UPDATED: Domestic violence case against Manziel headed before Dallas grand jury; agent Rosenhaus officially drops QB as client

DALLAS — A Dallas grand jury is scheduled to consider this week whether to charge troubled NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel with attacking his ex-girlfriend in a January incident. Prosecutors will present the Manziel case to a grand jury Thursday, Brittany Dunn, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County district attorney, said Tuesday. The grand jury could Read More…

Scott Petrak: Don’t be afraid, Browns, draft a quarterback

Browns fans are scarred. Hopefully not for life. When the vast majority of decisions made by your team backfire like an old car in desperate need of a tune-up, the psyche pays the price. You see ghosts. You stop thinking straight. You doubt undeniable truths. As the NFL Draft rapidly approaches, that’s the state of mind Read More…

NFL Schedule: Browns given tough slate; open at Philadelphia and play 5 of first 7 on the road

BEREA — Browns coach Hue Jackson already had his hands full, attempting to turn around one of pro sports’ losingest franchises. The NFL made his job even more difficult Thursday in unveiling its 2016 regular-season schedule. Cleveland will play five of its first seven games on the road, beginning with its Sept. 11 opener at Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns won’t have pick of QBs in NFL Draft after Rams trade up for No. 1 pick

The Browns won’t have their pick of quarterbacks in the NFL Draft in two weeks. That doesn’t mean they won’t get their top choice with the No. 2 selection. Or have plenty of options. The Los Angeles Rams announced a blockbuster trade Thursday morning, acquiring the No. 1 pick by giving up a truckload of Read More…

UPDATED: Titans trade No. 1 draft pick to Rams

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans have traded the No. 1 overall selection in this month’s NFL draft to the Los Angeles Rams for a collection of picks in one of the biggest deals in league history. In a deal agreed to Wednesday night and announced Thursday, Tennessee swaps the top pick to the Rams along Read More…