May 30, 2015

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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…

Grayson could be QB target if Browns miss on Mariota

Garrett Grayson

A lot of time, energy and words have been used to explore every angle of Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota possibly coming to the Browns. But what if he doesn’t wind up in Cleveland? The offseason discussion and at least one trade attempt for Sam Bradford suggest coach Mike Pettine, general manager Ray Farmer and owner Read More…

Another QB change for Browns: Jason Campbell to start vs. Chiefs, Brandon Weeden benched

Jason Campbell Starter

BEREA — Jason Campbell stayed in the middle of the field house to throw to the receivers Wednesday during practice. Brandon Weeden jogged to the corner because the running backs needed someone to hand them the ball. The roles of starter and backup are clearly defined. The Browns had made another change at quarterback. Coach Read More…