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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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

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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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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