July 28, 2015

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Browns coach Mike Pettine says Josh McCown remains No. 1, but won’t “guarantee” him starting job for Week 1

BEREA — Josh McCown enters training camp as the clear No. 1 quarterback and coach Mike Pettine expects him to start Week 1 against the New York Jets. But he left open the door for Johnny Manziel to make a preseason push and unseat the veteran. “I don’t think anything’s changed, the repetitions will be Read More…

Browns Notes: Coach Mike Pettine eager to see Terrelle Pryor at WR, says has skill set to play position

BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine is just like the fans — eager to see former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor as a receiver. “That’s very much a big unknown,” Pettine said Monday in a conversation with beat writers. “But we’re looking forward to throwing him out there in the mix and seeing what he can Read More…

A position of strength: Browns secondary is talented, deep and confident … and planning to be even better this season

Incomplete passes are nothing new at Browns practices. Besides the hallucination of the 2007 season, the reincarnation of the Browns has featured a steady stream of bad offenses, particularly when throwing the ball. Quarterback, receiver and tight end remain giant areas of concern as training camp arrives Thursday, but there’s another, more positive — and Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel works with Jon Gruden as training camp approaches

Johnny Manziel had a famous tutor as he prepared for his second training camp with the Browns. Manziel worked a few days this week with former NFL coach Jon Gruden in Tampa, Fla., a league source confirmed to The Chronicle-Telegram on Friday. Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball.com was first to report the sessions. Gruden is the Read More…

The Morning Hit–7/24/15

Welcome to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. It’s another beautfiful morning, and I think I read somewhere that this is the first time we’ve had three nice days in a row since 1991. Ok I know it hasn’t been that long but it sure seems like it, Read More…

Browns make moves as rookies report

The Browns’ rookies reported to training camp Wednesday, and draft picks Ifo Ekpre-Olomu and Randall Telfer were placed on the active/non-football injury list. Offensive lineman Joe Madsen was also signed, and defensive lineman Tory Slater was put on the active/physically unable to perform list. Ekpre-Olomu, a cornerback from Oregon, was a seventh-round pick and has Read More…

Haden’s jersey leads sales for Browns

CLEVELAND — Quarterback Johnny Manziel moved a ton of merchandise during his rookie year with the Browns. This offseason, though, cornerback Joe Haden has become their biggest cash cow. Haden has the best-selling jersey nationally at Dick’s Sporting Goods since April 30, the start of the league licensing year. Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Read More…

Body found in Texas lake believed to be former Browns receiver

WYLIE, Texas — A body recovered from a Dallas-area lake is believed to be an ex-Houston Texans receiver who fell from an inflatable tube being towed by a boat. The Collin County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that the body is believed to be 37-year-old JaJuan Dawson of Murphy. Divers located the body Monday night in Read More…

Browns: Training camp to open July 30; 11 practices open to public in Berea

The Browns will start the season Sept. 13 at the New York Jets. Cleveland’s march to the opener will begin in earnest Thursday, July 30 with the start of training camp. The Browns announced their training camp schedule Monday, and it includes 11 free practices open to the public at the team’s training facility in Read More…

Doing their homework: Avon Lake’s Brian Mihalik and Westlake’s Jake Ryan enjoy NFL Rookie Symposium in Berea

BEREA — Two hundred and fifty-four players are participating in the weeklong NFL Rookie Symposium. But only two of them grew up within biking distance of the Browns’ training facility, which hosted the NFC Play 60 youth football clinic Friday. Eagles defensive end Brian Mihalik played high school football at Avon Lake, while Packers linebacker Read More…