May 26, 2016

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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…

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…

Jim Ingraham: It’s time for the circus to leave Browns Town

At this point it’s only news if Josh Gordon PASSED a drug test. That he failed one, sort of failed one, tried to circumvent one, didn’t pass one? Please. Spare us. The last thing the Browns team, the Browns officials and, most of all, the Browns fans need at this point is another con job. Read More…

Browns: Sashi Brown says Josh Gordon has ‘bright future’ but doesn’t promise return to team

Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown believes suspended receiver Josh Gordon still has a “bright future” despite another failed drug test, but made no promises the Browns would welcome him back if he’s permitted re-entry to the league. The NFL denied Gordon’s application for reinstatement Tuesday and he remains on the indefinite Read More…

The Morning Hit–4/13/16

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. He gone! What we suspected yesterday ended Read More…

Browns: NFL denies Josh Gordon’s reinstatement; he can reapply Aug. 1

Josh Gordon’s return to the NFL won’t happen anytime soon. If ever. The NFL denied the suspended Browns receiver’s application for reinstatement Tuesday, a day after reports of another failed drug test last month. A league spokesman confirmed Gordon’s petition was denied, adding he may reapply for reinstatement later in the year. Multiple reports stated Read More…

Commentary: Latest failed drug test shows it’s time for Browns to cut ties with Josh Gordon

I’ve defended Josh Gordon. I’ve rationalized his behavior. I’ve held firm in the belief the Browns should keep giving him second chances. I’m done. With all of it. Gordon reportedly failed another drug test, this time in March, within days of an expected reinstatement. The league responded Tuesday by denying his application. He can reapply Read More…

The Morning Hit–4/12/16

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. Gordon tests positive, AGAIN. Robert Griffin III or Read More…

Report: Suspended Browns WR Josh Gordon fails another drug test

Josh Gordon’s return to the Browns has apparently hit a roadblock. One big enough to likely keep him on indefinite suspension and out of the NFL for another season. Gordon failed an NFL-administered drug test last month, Fox Sports’ Mike Garafolo reported Monday night. The report, citing sources, said a Gordon sample collected in early Read More…

Browns Notes: Coach Hue Jackson watches Carson Wentz’s pro day, assistant Pep Hamilton brings out water bottle again

The Browns had the perfect view Thursday for the pro day of North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz in Fargo. Coach Hue Jackson, associate head coach-offense Pep Hamilton and vice president of player personnel Andrew Berry stood right behind the big right-hander as he showed off his strong arm and ability to move during an Read More…