Browns make roster cuts down to 76, WR Anthony Armstrong most notable

The Cleveland Browns announced a round of roster cuts on Monday morning. The team cut the roster to 76 players, which leaves them with one more cut to make by 4 p.m. Tuesday. The players who were waived: DB Royce Adams RB Edwin Baker OL Randall Harris DB T.J. Heath DL Cam Henderson WR Jonathan Krause

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Kevin Love billboard unveiled downtown

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Well, that didn’t take long. A Kevin Love “Welcome to Cleveland” billboard went up this morning in downtown Cleveland. The billboard is from Starter and features Kevin Love in an old school Cavs jacket. So this is going up in downtown Cleveland as we speak. #Love pic.twitter.com/v2xZfrvNFm — Dustin Fox (@DustinFox37) August 25, 2014 Here’s

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Browns continue ugly preseason against Rams

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The Cleveland Browns’ first string offense finally scored a touchdown. It came in the third preseason game with less than a minute left in the first half, after the St. Louis Rams scored the first 20 points in the game. Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer threw a five-yard touchdown pass to Andrew Hawkins which was set-up

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Brian Hoyer named starting QB over Johnny Manziel

In an email release, the Cleveland Browns have named Brian Hoyer the starting quarterback. From head coach Mike Pettine: “He was the clear leader from the beginning. We’ve maintained all along that if it was close, I would prefer to go with the more experienced player. Brian has done a great job in the meeting

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A closing that may affect your tailgate and a new game review: While We’re Waiting…

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You may not have heard, but the pedestrian bridge under the shoreway will not be open during Browns games this season. That is not good news for those that choose to park south of the stadium. Here's a map from the City of Cleveland concerning the shutdown of the pedestrian bridge to @FEStadium this season

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Pettine declines to name a starter: “Not in position to make it at this time”

Mike Pettine told the media on Tuesday that the team was not ready to name a starting quarterback yet. Pettine: No announcement today. "Not in position to make it at this time." — Zac Jackson (@FSOhioZJackson) August 19, 2014 Pettine: The meeting about the quarterbacks will occur later and we'll decide then if we're ready

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Shanahan blasted in critique of Manziel and Hoyer

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Mike Tanier at Sports on Earth gives us his impressions of the quarterback competition based on Monday night’s game this morning. He didn’t hold any punches. Pettine and his staff must select between a prospect so physically, mentally, and emotionally unready for the NFL that he can’t get through a Sharknado-quality hate-watchable preseason game without

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Browns Preseason Game 2: Winners and Losers

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Oof. Entering Monday night the quarterback competition was really up for grabs, and unfortunately for Browns fans, neither quarterback took the opportunity to win the job. You know the drill. It’s time for Winners and Losers. WINNER: Armonty Bryant. The Michael Lombardi seventh-round gamble is having as good a showing in these preseason games as

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Johnny Manziel gives Washington sideline the finger

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The money sign isn’t the only hand signal Johnny Football knows. Yep. That’s Manziel giving the finger to the Washington bench. Rather have it in Vine form? Ok. Gif from BroBible. Vine from sp0rts. **************** Update: From former WFNYer Brendan Porath, Rob McBurnett from the Browns communications team telling Manziel that his finger gesture was

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Braxton Miller reinjures shoulder, could be out for season according to Dispatch

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Tim May of the Columbus Dispatch is reporting on Monday night that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller hurt his throwing shoulder in practice and could be done for the season. Sources tell me @BraxtonMiller5 reinjured right shoulder in practice this p.m., in jeopardy for season. Check http://t.co/x610tIPgiy — Tim May (@TIM_MAYsports) August 19, 2014 Miller

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My Williams tribute and new games on the horizon: While We’re Waiting…

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On Tuesday, Andrew shared his thoughts on the passing of Robin Williams. Ordinarily I would shy away from the topic since it was brought up in recently in While We’re Waiting, but not today. As a boy I remember being fascinated with Robin Williams’ comedy. I was too young and naive to really understand a

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Photo: the Browns’ QB competition just jumped up a notch

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This is brilliant. I mean, we’ve kind of been down this road before trying to turn a pitcher into a quarterback and the results were a little bit Weeden-ish. Then again, when you’ve got the focus and unemotional demeanor of Ivan Drago and a cannon to boot, it might just work. But, you know, he’s

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Cavaliers sign center Alex Kirk

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The Cavaliers have been making a splash with free agent signings and visits this summer. This isn’t one of those. The Cavaliers announced on Monday that they have signed center Alex Kirk to an undisclosed contract. Kirk was with the Cavaliers’ summer league team in Las Vegas averaging 5.2 points on .524 shooting and 3.4

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Kruger Questions Our Dedication: Training Camp Notes: 08.11.14

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The Browns were back on the practice field Monday morning after an off day Sunday. The offense wore the orange winner’s jerseys for just the second time in camp, presumably for a competition won during Friday’s practice and not the preseason loss to the Lions. The practice started and stayed outdoors, despite the rain that

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Gilbert, Desir and veteran additions give Browns depth in secondary

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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Craig Ehlo has a powerful story of recovery …While We’re Waiting

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Trent Richardson ladies and gentlemen- “It doesn’t get to me. A year ago, they were ready to love me. And this year, they are going to love me — I guarantee it,” Richardson said. “From where I was even a few months ago to now, there’s no turning back.” Hey, I wish no ill on

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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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