BROWNS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Browns release past starting quarterback

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns have waived quarterback Connor Shaw, who started Cleveland's 2014 season finale.Signed as an undrafted free agent after a stellar career at South Carolina, Shaw missed last season with a right thumb injury sustained in the team's exhibition opener. He underwent surgery and was placed on injured reserve in September.Because of injuries to Brian Hoyer and...
Via Associated Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Browns release quarterback Connor Shaw

CLEVELAND (AP) The Browns have waived quarterback Connor Shaw, who started Cleveland's 2014 season finale. Signed as an undrafted free agent after a stellar career at South Carolina, Shaw missed last season with a right thumb injury sustained in the team's exhibition opener. He underwent surgery and was placed on injured reserve in September. Because of injuries to Brian Hoyer...
Via Associated Press
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Johnny Manziel, Browns & Saints

Johnny Manziel A source tells Jeremy Fowler of ESPN that he believes former Browns QB Johnny Manziel is in fact serious about getting sober and focusing on playing in the NFL again. “I do believe he’s serious,” the source told Fowler. “He’s talked for a while about knuckling down, getting ready and working out. It’s more about health and having options and feeling good...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Are Browns’ fans taking Joe Thomas for granted?

The Cleveland Browns currently have one of the greatest tackles in NFL history on their roster in Joe Thomas, does he really get the credit he deserves? I was just finishing up a college visit when we stopped at a restaurant to watch the 2007 NFL draft. The Cleveland Browns had the third overall pick in the draft and I was hoping for either the quarterback of the future in Brady...
Via cover32
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Browns Sign Third-Round DE Carl Nassib, Wrap Up 2016 Draft Class

The Cleveland Browns announced Wednesday that they have agreed to terms with third-round DE Carl Nassib. With this signing, the Browns have officially locked up their 2016 draft class to four-year contracts. Nassib, 23, was taken with the No. 65 overall pick by the Browns. Nassib has been praised for his high motor and hustle, and should give the Browns a solid defensive lineman...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Could Browns’ Kessler be the next Dalton?

How does Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Cody Kessler measure up against the Bengals star quarterback, Andy Dalton, when he was coming into the NFL? The Cleveland Browns shocked a lot of people when the selected Kessler over Connor Cook in the draft, but upon further review the pick actually may have made a lot of sense. With a lot of the moves the team has made thus far it...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Did Kirk Cousins take a cheap shot at RG3 on Twitter?

Kirk Cousins of course came out the big winner in the wake of Robert Griffin III’s fall from grace within the Washington Redskins organization, replacing the former high draft pick after Jay Gruden unceremoniously benched RG3 during training camp before last season. While Cousins said and did all the right things about RG3 as the former superstar signal-caller plummeted down...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel sends short message to his dad in vacation photo

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback and Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel is in Cabo San Lucas, where he decided to respond to his father's recent assessment of his son's lifestyle. Manziel's father, Paul, said in an interview last week that his son is a "druggie" who has yet to seek help, and that ending up in jail might be the best thing for Manziel."He's a druggie. It's not a...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jim Brown gets pricey settlement from EA Sports for unauthorized use of his likeness in 'Madden'

Cleveland Browns legend Jim Brown will be getting a hefty check from EA Sports after the two sides agreed to a $600,000 settlement for the company's unauthorized use of his image in the "Madden" video games."I took a stand for all athletes and laid a framework for future plaintiffs with my great legal team," Brown said in a statement. "Hopefully, this is a step forward in getting...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jim Brown accepts $600,000 judgment from EA Sports in likeness case

Electronic Arts will pay NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown $600,000 as part of a voluntary judgment in a likeness case that was taking place in Phoenix. The settlement means that the case will be dismissed and Brown’s claims will be released. Brown was suing EA over Madden, and its usage of Brown without his permission. According to Brown, the company had come to him to ask permission...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

EA Sports to pay Jim Brown $600K for unauthorized use of his likeness in 'Madden'

Cleveland Browns legend Jim Brown will be getting a hefty check from EA Sports after the two sides agreed to a $600,000 settlement for the company's unauthorized use of his image in the "Madden" video games."I took a stand for all athletes and laid a framework for future plaintiffs with my great legal team," Brown said in a statement. "Hopefully, this is a step forward in getting...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: RG3 has been showing off at training camp

The reviews on Robert Griffin III from those who have seen him in offseason workouts continue to be mediocre. ESPN’s Tony Grossi spoke to “PFT Live” on Monday, and his assessment of Griffin was less than impressive. “Well, if he was looking fantastic you’d be hesitant to overstate it during the OTA and minicamp season,” Grossi said, via Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns fans RSVP to 2033 Super Bowl parade

Cleveland Browns fans can’t help but feel optimistic after the Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA Finals. How optimistic are Browns fans? A Facebook group has popped up and has more than 3,000 fans interested and 3,000 more listed as “going” to a Super Bowl parade - at First Energy Stadium in Cleveland in 2033. The 2033 isn’t a typo, folks. The page humorously said the...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns rookies visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Sitting just 62 miles south of the Cleveland Browns First Energy Stadium, down I-71, is the home of the NFL Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The state of Ohio is entrenched in the rich history of football and understanding this history is something in which any Cleveland Browns player, or any football player for that matter, should familiarize himself. The Browns rookie...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

4 reasons the Cleveland Browns will have a better defense

The Cleveland Browns defense struggled mightily in 2015.  They ranked near the bottom in every defensive category.  In fact, two of their three wins came against horrendous teams, and that skewed some of their statistics.  There weren’t many defenses that were worse in the league last season.  There is hope this year, though. A slimmer Danny Shelton One of the key reasons...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Karlos Dansby: Browns players ‘shut down’ during 2015 season

Cleveland finally has a championship to celebrate this week, but not without a reminder of just how bad the city’s football team has been. Bengals linebacker Karlos Dansby, who played for the Browns during the two-year Mike Pettine era, told Sirius XM NFL Radio via NFL.com that “guys had just shut down” during the Browns’ 3-13 season in 2015. Dansby cited the “mess...
Via The Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-NFL WR Davone Bess arrested after fleeing traffic stop

Former Miami Dolphins and Cleveland Browns wide receiver Davone Bess was arrested at around 4:45 a.m. Monday after he barricaded himself inside his house while fleeing from a traffic stop. Bess was pulled over at around midnight in Gilbert, Ariz. for driving without his headlights on. The former NFL receiver barricaded himself in his car before heading home, where he also barricaded...
Via The Comeback
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns jersey documenting QB futility being ‘retired’

The individual behind a Cleveland Browns jersey that sadly documents the many years of quarterbacking futility the organization has endured has announced it will be “retired.” Tim Brokaw, the head of Cleveland advertising agency Brokaw Inc. and the creator and owner of the jersey, wrote in an email to ESPN that it’s high time to end the “negative energy” that has long...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III Takes Cavs’ Twitter Graphic, Put His Own Copyright On It

RG3 is apparently a stealer of Twitter graphics.  Shortly after the Cavaliers’ NBA Finals’ win over the Warriors, the Cleveland Browns’ new quarterback took to Twitter to post a celebratory graphic.  Here it is.  Congrats to the Champs! Epic series & an epic win for #TheLand pic.twitter.com/nnp4Zp0Rng — Robert Griffin III (@RGIII) June 20, 2016 That graphic wasn’t...
Via College Spun
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Haden motivated by Cavs: 'The Cleveland curse is over'

No professional sports team in Cleveland had won a championship in 52 years prior to the Cavaliers’ incredible comeback against the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. Now that the drought is over, can one of the city’s other franchises follow suit? Try not to laugh, but Joe Haden is hoping the Browns will be next. “The Cleveland curse is over. We’ve finally got a...
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

RG3 struggling during Browns offseason workouts

As Robert Griffin III attempts to resurrect his NFL career with the Cleveland Browns, he isn’t exactly making a big impression this offseason. ESPN’s Pat McManamon notes the quarterback is struggling with accuracy and has yet to produce a single “wow” moment during the six practices that were open to the media. “It would be nice to say that he showed that he was doing...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns GM: We weren't prepared for Manziel's 'celebrity'

The man who drafted Johnny Manziel is pointing his finger firmly at the Cleveland Browns organization for the fact that Manziel has thus far failed as an NFL quarterback. Ray Farmer, who was general manager of the Browns when the team drafted Manziel in 2014, says the quarterback failed in Cleveland because the franchise was not prepared to deal with the celebrity factor he brought...
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Rental agency to sue beleaguered quarterback Johnny Manziel

Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel is back in the limelight with more legal trouble. Manziel is being sued for causing “extensive damage” to a rental home in Los Angeles, according to the attorney representing the property owner. The former Texas A&M stand out stayed in the home in April. According to TMZ, the rental company, The Goodwin Group Inc., is seeking...
Via Gamedayr
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hue Jackson says Justin Gilbert has been ‘sensational’

The Browns already have one infamous bust from the first round of the 2014 draft, and some already have labeled their other pick from that round a bust. However, the new regime in Cleveland thinks it can peel that label off of Justin Gilbert. “He’s been sensational,” Browns coach Hue Jackson told the Akron Beacon Journal. “He’s done everything we’ve asked him to do...
Via The Sports Daily
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Brown on Josh Gordon: He’s ‘ready to take responsibility’

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon remains suspended indefinitely by the NFL due to multiple violations of the league’s substance abuse policy. Gordon, the NFL’s leading receiver back in 2013, can apply for reinstatement later this summer, though he must first show that he’s over his past “issues” with marijuana before then. Speaking up on the enigmatic pass catcher...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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