BROWNS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Browns usher in new era with high-character draft class

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Sitting at a crowded dais alongside four new teammates, each dressed smartly in suits with Browns lapel pins, linebacker Emmanuel Ogbah already feels a strong vibe about Cleveland's football future. ''You can tell a change is coming,'' he said. It's already under way. An embarrassment because of losing, constant turnover and ties to troublemakers Johnny Manziel...
Via Associated Press
27 minutes ago  |  Discuss

The Browns go on a legendary wide receiver run in the draft

The Cleveland Browns stockpiled picks coming into this year's NFL Draft, and then they decided to stockpile wide receivers.It started with the selection of Corey Coleman with the 15th overall pick on Thursday.And then came Saturday when the Browns drafted wideouts Ricardo Louis (Round 4, 114th overall), Seth Devalve (Round 4, 138th overall), Jordan Payton (Round 5, 154th overall...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hue Jackson on Cody Kessler: You’ve got to trust me on this

Everyone expected the Browns to take a quarterback during the draft this year, but they still raised some eyebrows when they picked Cody Kessler at the end of the third round on Friday night. Kessler was generally ranked below several quarterbacks still on the board and neither his physical tools nor his college performances left many…
Via Pro Football Talk
10 hours ago

Browns found keeper QB in Cody Kessler in Round 3, coach says

BEREA, Ohio — Known as a quarterback expert, new Browns coach Hue Jackson thinks he's found a keeper.''Trust me on this one,'' Jackson said late Friday night after the Browns selected USC quarterback Cody Kessler in the third round.After trading out the No. 2 overall pick and a chance to take Carson Wentz last week, the Browns waited until the No. 93 pick to nab Kessler, who threw...
Via Associated Press
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Browns Release WR Saalim Hakim

The Cleveland Browns officially released WR Saalim Hakim on Friday. This comes just a few days after the Browns signed to a contract. Hakim, 26, originally signed on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Tarleton State back in 2012. He lasted just a few months in Dallas before he was waived at the start of the season. Since then, Hakim has had brief stints witht...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Browns: What to watch for on Day two of NFL Draft

The Cleveland Browns made a move back in the first round to grab wide receiver Corey Coleman. What might the Browns have in store for us on day two? Here are some things to watch for. When or if will the Browns take a quarterback? Three quarterbacks went in round one (Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, and Paxton Lynch) that leaves Connor Cook, Christian Hackenberg, Cardale Jones, Dak Prescott...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch Corey Coleman receive his phone call from the Cleveland Browns (Video)

The NFL Draft as a standalone show is 90 percent filler and hot takes with the other 10 percent getting split up between actual news, some highlights and the picks themselves. When we get to hear the emotion of a draft choice’s first words when he receives that phone call, however, it’s worth putting up with all of the pomp and circumstance that goes with the made-for-TV event...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Browns: notes and analysis on Corey Coleman

Has it set in yet? The Cleveland Browns have actually drafted a wide receiver in the first round for the first time since 2005. Coleman had a monster season at Baylor last year putting up over 1,700 yards, and twenty touchdowns on seventy four receptions, that is an incredible catch to touchdown ratio. When asked on a conference call who’s game he tried to emulate Coleman picked...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Cleveland Browns played good poker at least: While We’re Waiting…

The Cleveland Browns completed the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft and I don’t get the sense that Cleveland Browns fans are miserable. That’s saying something, especially in a year where the Browns traded not once, but twice in order to move down. It was reminiscent of Eric Mangini, only with fewer veteran role players.1 In the end of this trade-down by Sashi Brown and crew...
Via Waiting For Next Year
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rams Still Hoping To Sign S Donte Whitner, But Asking Price Too High Right Now

Nick Wagoner of ESPN reports that the Rams are still hoping to get a deal done with free agent S Donte Whitner. However, they’re reportedly uncomfortable with his price tag. The Rams brought Whitner in for a visit a few weeks ago, but there hasn’t been any buzz about him since then. Whitner, 30, was in the third year of his four-year, $28 million contract that included $13...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns have ‘no plans’ to trade Joe Thomas

Offensive tackle Joe Thomas is easily one of the Cleveland Browns’ best draft picks of the last decade and he is hoping to stick around for just a little while longer. The subject of him getting traded has come up several times over the last few months and it is still unclear if he will be around into the 2016 season. However, he has been talking with reporters recently and he...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns 7-Round Mock Draft and Predictions

I hate mock drafts and by draft day the last thing I want to do is read another one. But it’s also the day I reserve to release my yearly 7-round Cleveland Browns mock draft. There’s no point, other than clicks, to release 10 versions of a mock draft. It’s fun for a while, but […] The post Cleveland Browns 7-Round Mock Draft and Predictions appeared first on Browns Beat.
Via Browns Beat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns: 2013 Draft and what could have been.

In the final installment of the what could have been series we take a look at the Cleveland Browns 2014 NFL draft. The Browns were pretty bad in 2013 giving Cleveland the fourth overall pick in this draft. Cleveland had a bevy of talent to choose from at four including one obvious choice. The Browns pulled a rather surprising move and dropped back five spots leaving fans confused...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Browns coach Mike Pettine shares biggest regrets

With less that two days remaining until the 2016 NFL Draft, ESPN Cleveland analyst Tony Grossi penned a well-reported story on former Browns head coach Mike Pettine and the weekend that would ultimately torpedo his career in Cleveland: the 2014 NFL Draft that saw then GM Ray Farmer select cornerback Justin Gilbert and quarterback Johnny Manziel in the first round. “The two guys...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Browns open to moving down from No. 8 in NFL Draft

After collecting a hoard of extra draft picks from the Philadelphia Eagles to move from No. 2 down to No. 8 overall in the 2016 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns are reportedly open to moving even farther down the board. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports also reports the team’s targeted players after moving down would be either receiver Laquon Treadwell out of Ole Miss or offensive...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Close friend is 'desperate to help' Johnny Manziel

One of Johnny Manziel’s childhood friends is extremely concerned about the former Cleveland Browns quarterback. Nate Fitch, a friend Manziel met in middle school who later became his manager at Texas A&M, tweeted on Sunday that he has not heard from Manziel and is very worried about him. I love you brother. I'm desperate to help you. The past week without hearing from you...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

You'll never guess the job that fell into Johnny Manziel's lap...

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is out of work and currently looking for a job. In between him partying it up throughout the United States, the former Heisman winner lost out on sponsorship opportunities and has been let go by two different agents. Oh, and he’s currently involved in a domestic violence legal situation off the field. Needless to say, playing...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III hoping Josh Gordon gets career on track

Robert Griffin III and Josh Gordon were teammates at Baylor, and now they could be again with Griffin joining the Cleveland Browns. Gordon, however, needs to get his life in order if he wants to play football again, and Griffin is rooting for him to get himself straightened out. Griffin considers Gordon “family” and talked about the receiver’s struggles. “He knows I’m...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns could trade down in draft again

The Browns already have a boatload of draft picks after trading the No. 2 pick in this year’s draft to the Eagles for the No. 8 pick. Sashi Brown, the team’s vice president of football operations, hinted Thursday that the Browns might not be done moving back in the first round and amassing more picks. According to Mary Cabot the Cleveland Plain Dealer via Pro Football Talk...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Browns never wanted to draft a quarterback

Despite everything you’ve heard to the contrary, ESPN’s Adam Schefter dropped a nuke on the notion that the Cleveland Browns wanted to draft a quarterback this year. Speaking on the “Ross Tucker Football Podcast,” Schefter said: “Even before this trade was made, I [understood] that Cleveland was not going quarterback. And that was my firm and distinct impression and...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Gordon partied with Manziel at Coachella

Johnny Manziel and Josh Gordon have been spending a lot of time together this offseason, and that is probably a very bad thing for their NFL careers. Manziel was spotted partying at Coachella music festival over the weekend, and there were rumors that Gordon was there with him. In one photo of Manziel that TMZ shared, Gordon is standing in the background. While you can’t see the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Cleveland Browns wait to draft a quarterback?

Now that the first pick of the draft will almost certainly be a quarterback, the Cleveland Browns own some extremely valuable real estate in the No. 2 spot. And yes, they need a quarterback. And yes, there are supposedly two top-tier quarterbacks in this draft. But should the Browns consider taking advantage of the value now associated with that pick by trading down? Titans general...
Via This Given Sunday
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL exec: Browns taking Carson Wentz would be 'disaster'

One NFL executive believes the Cleveland Browns would be making a big mistake by taking North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz at No. 2 overall in the 2016 NFL draft. “Wentz, there is a lot to like there, but he needs to go somewhere and sit for a year or two and develop,” the executive told Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. “If Cleveland takes him at two that is going...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel says he is living with Von Miller

Free agent quarterback Johnny Manziel is staying optimistic about his chances of being picked up by an NFL team. In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Manziel said that he’d like to play for the Broncos on Saturday night, and added that “anywhere he gets picked up is a blessing.” It appears as if Super Bowl MVP and former Texas A&M teammate Von Miller is trying to help...
Via The Sports Daily
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Browns employee allegedly embezzled $88,000 from team

If you thought the Cleveland Browns have been stealing money from the fans of Cleveland over the years, well they were probably just trying to make up for the money they were losing to their own employees. On Thursday, a former Browns employee was indicted by a grand jury for allegedly embezzling at least $88,000 from the NFL franchise. The former employee in question is Justin...
Via The Comeback
22 days ago  |  Discuss
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