September 4, 2015

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BREAKING: Judge allows Tom Brady to play

NEW YORK — A federal judge deflated “Deflategate” Thursday, erasing New England quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for a controversy that the NFL claimed threatened football’s integrity. U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell went too far in affirming punishment of the Super Bowl winning quarterback. Brady has insisted he played Read More…

Browns WR Terrelle Pryor wants to earn roster spot with play vs. Bears in preseason finale

Terrelle Pryor’s nagging hamstring injury has been one of the biggest disappointments of the preseason for the Browns. His transition from quarterback to receiver was brought to a screeching halt after an impressive start to training camp. He missed three weeks of practice and the first three preseason games and hasn’t been the same since Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel: Doctors said surgery isn’t necessary; sore arm feeling better

BEREA — Surgery isn’t on the table for Johnny Manziel. The sore-armed Browns quarterback said Tuesday he’s spoken with several doctors, including renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, and the verdict was consistent. An MRI revealed no structural damage in the right elbow, and rest was agreed upon as the best remedy. “We reached out Read More…

Browns Notes: DL Phil Taylor cut, will still collect $5.5 million from team

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BEREA — The Browns will pay defensive lineman Phil Taylor $5.5 million this season — and he won’t take a single snap for them. The team terminated Taylor’s contract Tuesday in the roster cut to 75 players. The final year of his rookie contract was guaranteed after the Browns picked up the fifth-year option before Read More…

Browns notes: QB Lewis to start Thursday against the Bears

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BEREA — Thaddeus Lewis will be the Browns’ starting quarterback Thursday in their final preseason game at Chicago. Whether he will still be on Cleveland’s roster next weekend is unclear. The fourth-year pro admitted that it’s an unusual situation, but not one that he is worrying about. “You’re either going to be here or you’re Read More…

Browns LB Barkevious Mingo returns to practice less than month after knee surgery, hopes to play Week 1

BEREA — The clock is ticking down to the start of the regular season. And the beat gets louder by the day. With the regular season less than two weeks away — Sept. 13 at the New York Jets — outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo led a number of injured Browns back onto the practice field Read More…

Ingraham: Johnny Manziel’s problems have become mundane — and that’s progress

A sore arm? Seriously? Of all the potential speed bumps, pitfalls, train wrecks, implosions, money signs and inflatable swans that might have most worried the Browns about Johnny Football, Part Deux, a mere sore arm is even further down the depth chart than Justin Gilbert. In a weird sort of way, given the chaos of Read More…

Browns QB Josh McCown finishes preseason with strong outing, gets warning from coach Mike Pettine to avoid big hits

Quarterback Josh McCown and many of the Browns starters played their final preseason snaps Saturday night at Tampa Bay. They finished on a high note with a third-quarter touchdown drive, a 31-7 victory — Cleveland’s first of the preseason – and plenty of good vibes heading into the regular-season opener Sept. 13 at the New Read More…

Browns Notes: Team reviewing options at RB, and coach Mike Pettine doesn’t rule out Ray Rice

The Browns spent Sunday reviewing their options at running back after rookie Duke Johnson sustained a concussion Saturday night in the 31-7 victory over Tampa Bay in the third preseason game. “Running back will likely be one of the first topics discussed,” coach Mike Pettine said on a conference call. He was asked if veteran Read More…

Browns make life tough on Jameis Winston, bash Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. — The Cleveland Browns were a tough matchup for Jameis Winston. The first overall pick in this year’s draft struggled during Tampa Bay’s 31-7 preseason loss Saturday night, sacked four times and intercepted once by a Browns defense that’s as healthy as it’s been since training camp began with Pro Bowlers Joe Haden Read More…