Browns

Gilbert, Desir and veteran additions give Browns depth in secondary

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Pierre Desir has an incredible backstory. Born in Haiti, Desir found himself a standout athlete with a pregnant girlfriend at age 15. He didn’t back away from his responsibilities, and went to small Lindenwood University while he took care of his wife and family, including working part time jobs that included removing human feces. Despite

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Manziel Runs with the Ones: Training Camp Notes 08.06.14

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Johnny Manziel took all the first team reps on Wednesday, even though after practice Mike Pettine announced that Brian Hoyer would start the first preseason game on Saturday against the Lions. During Manziel’s first 11-on-11 session, the team mostly worked the running game, but he did make a few throws including a big gainer to

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Bring out the Boxing Gloves: Training Camp Notes 08.05.14

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The Browns’ offense might have had their best day of practice on Tuesday since training camp began. And overall, I’d still say the defense was better. The team split reps with the quarterbacks again, and Johnny Manziel made a few nice plays. He threw the best ball of camp so far when he found Travis

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Second-year guard Garrett Gilkey is preparing to be a starter

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The logo on his shirt is that of a Cleveland Browns dog with a barbell in it’s bared teeth trying to chew through it. Underneath are the words Cleveland Browns Strength. This image stands in sharp contrast to the smiling man wearing it. Garrett Gilkey is upbeat, polite and doesn’t seem to have a mean

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Sizing up Santana and Uniform Notes …While We’re Waiting

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I found this piece by Ben Lindberg to be interesting. Carlos Santana may be the subject that started the thought process, but I thought the concept was fun. We really can explain away anything that we couldn’t predict. Here’s the money paragraph- “Maybe early-season Santana’s swing was off. Maybe his position switch really was messing

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Things get heated… Training Camp Notes 07.29.14

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Apparently I wasn’t the only one who thought Monday’s practice lacked the competitive fire that we’ve been hearing about. The dial on the intensity knob got turned up on Tuesday. There were bodies flying around. There were footballs thrown at heads. There was pushing and shoving. There was a skirmish that included at least 15-20

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Josh Gordon has hired Richard Sherman’s lawyer for appeal

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Josh Gordon’s appeal date with the NFL is set for Friday, August 1. The Pro Bowl receiver is facing a year-long suspension for violating the terms of the league’s drug policy again. When he has his chance to defend himself in front of the NFL, he is taking the most ammunition he can find. According

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Balancing competition and aggression… Training Camp Notes 07.28.14

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Competition. We’ve heard for months that the coaching staff and front office want to see competition for every position. Whether it is a high profile battle between Hoyer and Manziel, or a more subtle one between Kirksey and Robertson, this was going to be a camp marked by competition. And it is. Sort of. Last

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Headlines

Josh Gordon may have checked himself into rehab

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Mike Garafolo reported Thursday night on FOX Sports One’s evening show America’s Pregame that Josh Gordon checked himself into rehab after his July 4th arrest in Raleigh, North Carolina. Said on @AmericasPregame Josh Gordon checked himself into rehab following his DUI arrest. Still expected to report to camp tomorrow. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 24,

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Justin Gilbert update: Browns rookie signs his deal

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How’s that for timing? An hour after we headlined Gilbert was still unsigned as camp opened for rookies, Chris Mortensen reports that the Browns and Gilbert have come to terms on his deal- 1st rounder Justin Gilbert agrees to terms with Browns, per sources. Only one rookie, Taylor Lewan (Titans), remains unsigned. — Chris Mortensen

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Browns rookies report to camp today, Justin Gilbert still unsigned

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Rookies, quarterbacks and injured veterans report to training camp today, but first round pick Justin Gilbert remains unsigned. Gilbert is one of only two players from the 2014 NFL draft that remains unsigned. The other is first round pick Taylor Lewan, an offensive tackle taken 11th by the Tennessee Titans. Since the league adopted the

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The mind of LeBron and lovable Lindor: While We’re Waiting…

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Some maneuvering took place on Tuesday night. The Cavaliers traded Carrick Felix (who wasn’t in the plans for the future if we are honest), a second round pick and cash to Utah for three non-guaranteed contracts. I am not a cap specialist. I don’t know how far off the Cavaliers are from having the right pieces

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Dion Waiters added to US Men’s Select Team

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Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters is one of 13 NBA players named to USA Basketball’s Men’s Select Team. The Select Team is essentially a practice squad for the Men’s National Team. Kyrie Irving was on the Men’s Select Team prior to the last Olympics. “USA Basketball’s Select Teams are critical for getting some of the game’s

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Mike Krzyzewski would trade Wiggins for Love “without hesitancy”

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Coach K was on CBS Sports Radio and talked about the Cavaliers and trading for Kevin Love. “I think there’s absolutely not one second of hesitancy,” Krzyzewski said on The John Feinstein Show. “I’d trade for Kevin Love. That’s not saying anything about any of the other (players involved in the deal). Love’s an All-Star.”

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Best selling jersey in the NFL comes from Cleveland

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Darren Rovell reports that Cleveland rookie Johnny Manziel’s jersey is the hottest selling piece of laundry since the draft. Johnny Manziel has the NFL’s best selling jersey over the last 3 1/2 months, beat out Russell Wilson — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) July 21, 2014 Yep, Manziel beat out Super Bowl winning QB Russell Wilson, Peyton

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