May 27, 2015

Partly sunny

Browns Notes: Paul Kruger welcomes Johnny Manziel to his sleepy neighborhood on the golf course

AURORA — Johnny Manziel didn’t ask linebacker Paul Kruger for a scouting report before he left his buzzing downtown apartment building and moved to the sleepy suburban West Side golf community Kruger calls home. Kruger would’ve told him to be ready for a big change. “It’s about as polar-opposite as you can get,” he said Read More…

Browns Notes: GM Ray Farmer taking wait-and-see approach with QB Johnny Manziel, says didn’t include him in trade offer

BEREA — General manager Ray Farmer is taking a wait-and-see approach with quarterback Johnny Manziel, who recently completed a 10-week stay at a rehab facility. “We support the young man, he took steps that he needed to take,” Farmer said Thursday during his pre-draft news conference. “We’ve realized that he’s a part of our organization Read More…

Browns Notes: Coach Mike Pettine leaves door open for possible trade for Oregon QB Marcus Mariota

BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine’s smile was wide as he answered. “Sure,” he said. “Why not?” The question: Are the Browns open to trading up in the draft for Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. The Browns have been, and continue to be, connected to Mariota because general manager Ray Farmer is believed to rate him highly, Read More…

Browns WR Josh Gordon shakes off suspension, trade talk for huge game in return to lineup

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon runs into the endzone ahead of Minnesota Vikings free safety Harrison Smith while scoring on a 47-yard touchdown reception. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

MINNEAPOLIS – Receiver Josh Gordon was already motivated to make up for lost time following a two-game suspension to start the season. He got an extra dose of desire before the game Sunday when ESPN reported the Browns had been trying to trade him. “It was made aware to me that there might be a Read More…