June 29, 2016

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Browns: Thomas feels recharged because of new coach Jackson

BEREA — Joe Thomas was emotional and unhappy at the end of last season, openly wondering if he wanted to spend his entire career with the Browns. Less than five months later, the nine-time Pro Bowl tackle is singing a much different tune because of their new coach. “Since I got here, my goal was Read More…

Obituary: Former Browns C Tom DeLeone dies at 65 after battle with brain cancer

For some fans, center Tom DeLeone will always be the guy “a-hikin’” on the ninth day of “The Twelve Days of a Cleveland Browns Christmas.” To family, friends and teammates, he was so much more. DeLeone, a two-time Pro Bowler, died Sunday at the age of 65 surrounded by family and friends at his home Read More…

The Morning Hit–5/19/16

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. Everybody loves Hue. Browns head coach Hue Read More…

Browns CB Joe Haden vows to be ready for regular season, calls coach Hue Jackson best thing that’s happened since he’s been here

BEREA — Cornerback Joe Haden isn’t back on the field yet, but he’s starting to feel like himself again. And not just because the avid shoe collector and retailer is back in a pristine pair of sneakers. He sees the light at the end of the tunnel following ankle surgery March 16, has a renewed Read More…

Browns Notes: Robert Griffin III doesn’t have the starting job but is approaching QB competition like he does

BEREA — Robert Griffin III hasn’t been given the starting quarterback job — and is fine with that — but that hasn’t stopped him from taking the mindset that it’s his. “The way I look at it is that it is my spot and I have to go out and defend that and go out Read More…

Browns: Coach Hue Jackson says it’s ‘way too soon’ to pick a starting QB, needs to see more of RG3 in his system

CLEVELAND — Coach Hue Jackson was so impressed by quarterback Robert Griffin III’s private workout the Browns signed him to a two-year, $15 million contract. Head of football operations Sashi Brown said Saturday that Griffin is young enough and talented enough to possibly be the long-term solution at the persistently problematic position. But the Browns Read More…

Browns Notes: Rookie WR Corey Coleman responds to coach Hue Jackson’s criticism — It’s the truth. I’ve got to get in better shape

CLEVELAND — Rookie receiver Corey Coleman said he didn’t have a problem with coach Hue Jackson telling reporters he needed to get in better shape. “It’s the truth,” Coleman, the No. 15 pick, said Saturday after rookie minicamp practice at FirstEnergy Stadium as part of Fan Fest. “I was gassed from doing a lot of Read More…

Commentary: LeBron James will still dominate once he gets older, he’ll just find different ways to do it

Hop-scotching through the games people play, while wondering whatever happened to Jamario Moon? So for the Cavs, it’s win four games, sit for a week. Win four games, sit for a week. Aren’t the playoffs supposed to be hard? While we wait for them to take the car out of the garage again, there’s this: Read More…

Cleveland Browns player Erving escorts Elyria teen to prom

  ELYRIA — Prom night is a night that sticks in memory for life. And Elna Wright certainly won’t soon forget hers after taking a Cleveland Brown as her date Saturday. Elna, who needs a wheelchair and is nonverbal, lost her boyfriend, Cody Wilson, shortly after she was crowned Elyria High School’s homecoming queen in Read More…

North Ridgeville football team gets $25,000 in new helmets from Browns … and quite a shock from RG3

The state-of-the-art white helmets with the intense Rangers logo were the first spectacular surprise. The mystery model masquerading as a mannequin sent the crowd of football players into a full-blown frenzy. North Ridgeville High School received $25,000 worth of new Riddell helmets Tuesday through the Cleveland Browns’ HELMETS program. The grant was a surprise and Read More…