September 3, 2015

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Browns coach Mike Pettine says QB Johnny Manziel won’t play in final 2 preseason games as he battles elbow soreness

BEREA — Johnny Manziel’s preseason is over at the halfway point. Manziel didn’t throw for the fourth straight day Thursday with a sore right elbow. Coach Mike Pettine ruled him out for the game at Tampa Bay on Saturday and the finale Thursday in Chicago. “Just given the short week and not wanting to put Read More…

Browns coach Mike Pettine says QB Josh McCown’s finger is fine and he remains starter despite strides made by Johnny Manziel

Josh McCown

Josh McCown’s right ring finger is fine. So is his grip on the Browns’ starting quarterback job. “We feel good about where Johnny (Manziel) is as the No. 2 and we feel good about where Josh is as the No. 1 and also understand that a large part of it is a supporting cast thing,” Read More…

Browns Analysis: Johnny Manziel clearly making progress, but team shouldn’t rush him into lineup

The buzz is building. And it’s as easy to see coming as an outlandish statement from Donald Trump. Johnny Manziel has strung together three straight solid practices, capped by a 9-for-11, two-touchdown performance Friday night in the Orange and Brown Scrimmage at Ohio Stadium. It’s easily his best stretch since being drafted No. 22 in 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…

Josh McCown remains atop depth chart, has stabilized QB position for Browns

McCown-SLIDE

BEREA — For too many years of their reincarnation, the Browns have had controversy and doubt at quarterback. The signing of veteran Josh McCown and his almost immediate installation as the starter by coach Mike Pettine removed the controversy and competition, despite the presence of Johnny Manziel. The doubt will linger. That’s only natural regarding Read More…

Avon’s Sopko commits to Cincinnati

The choice was pretty simple for Avon junior quarterback Jake Sopko. He developed his skills in the Eagles program, he found success in the Eagles program and he was comfortable in the Eagles program. So when colleges started vying for his services and one of them felt familiar, Sopko didn’t hesitate to give his oral Read More…

Browns coordinator John DeFilippo encouraged by what he’s seen from Johnny Manziel

BEREA — New offensive coordinator John DeFilippo has had more than three months to pore over the game film of quarterback Johnny Manziel’s seven quarters as a rookie. He’s had three weeks in the classroom and a week on the field to get to know Manziel the student. DeFilippo’s encouraged by what he’s seen. “All Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns coach Mike Pettine: Josh McCown No. 1 QB; Johnny Manziel not competing for starting job, rather focusing on recovery

BEREA — Josh McCown is No. 1 on the quarterback depth chart, expected to stay there and the favorite to be the starter Week 1 when the Browns travel to play the New York Jets. Johnny Manziel isn’t competing for the starting job, is in a rotation at No. 2 and being eased back into Read More…

Scott Petrak: A good Browns draft could have been great … if they would have picked up a quarterback

The Browns had a good draft. Solid is another appropriate adjective. They filled needs with quality players, addressed both sides of the ball and increased depth on a roster that’s markedly improved over a few years ago. They added a productive pass rusher in Nate Orchard, an electric running back in Duke Johnson and took Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns have a lot of options and a lot of needs … and a general manager who can’t afford another miss

Trade up to take a quarterback in the first round for the third time in four years. Sit tight at Nos. 12 and 19, take the best defensive lineman and pass rusher available and try to win with defense. Surround whoever plays quarterback with as many playmakers as possible by adding a receiver, running back Read More…