Ray Farmer says relationship with Mike Pettine is great

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Is the consternation a tad overblown? Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer addressed the local media on Friday morning and, if what he says is accurate, any portrayal of discord between he and head coach Mike Pettine is nothing but a media-fueled narrative. “[Things are] great,” said Farmer of his relationship with his head coach.

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2015 Browns Position Previews: Offensive Line

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Training camp has begun with the 2015 Cleveland Browns taking the field in Berea. It is a great time for football fans with excitement for the season building each day. Over the last many weeks, I have examined many of the Browns position groups. I previewed every group on the defense and looked at the

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Danny Shelton bought his family a house in Washington

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When Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Danny Shelton was selected with the 12th overall pick in this past draft, one of the most important things on his bucket list that he wanted to cross off was to buy a house for his family. Although he stated that he must be financially stable, even after receving his

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Muni Lot meets Playhouse Square: A review of Dawg Pounded

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If you’re going to see Dawg Pounded, the original play written by Cleveland native Tim Tyler, you have to think about your plus-one. I suppose you could go with anyone, but only a certain type of person will properly understand and appreciate the show. You need someone who knows the history. You need someone knows

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Cleveland Browns Training Camp Day 1: In Pictures

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It was a balmy 90 degrees in Berea on Thursday for Day 1 of the 2015 Cleveland Browns Training Camp. Thousands of fans poured into the team’s training facility to get a look at the men whom will earn their cheers and jeers over much of the next five months. Head Coach Mike Pettine delivered

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Mike Pettine and First Impressions: Training Camp Notes 07.30.15

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It’s officially (almost) that time, Browns fans. On Thursday, our team in orange and brown gathered in Berea for the first official day of training camp. Following the two-hour practice, Head Coach Mike Pettine talked with the media, sharing his take on the day overall—and on some specific members of the team. The high points?

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Browns Training Camp: McCown, Hartline chime in on Terrelle Pryor’s move to WR

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Can he actually do it? That’s the question on the minds of a great many as Cleveland Browns training camp gets underway in Berea: Can former Ohio State (and Oakland Raider) quarterback Terrelle Pryor successfully make the move to wide receiver in his fourth NFL season? His physical bonafides are well-known. He’s listed at 6-foot-4

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Browns Training Camp: Tramon Williams ready for competition, a fresh start

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Tramon Williams has been to the top of the NFL mountain. He was a Green Bay Packer for his first eight years in the league, which included a Super Bowl win and a Pro Bowl selection in 2010. His 28 career interceptions are the seventh most among active players, and his 427 interception return yards

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Alex Mack good to go for training camp

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The Cleveland Browns are never short on question marks going into training camp, but at least one of those can be changed to a period. In this case, an exclamation mark may even be warranted: Pro Bowl center Alex Mack has been fully cleared to participate in training camp (!) Per ESPN’s Pat McManamon, head

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2015 Browns Position Previews: Running Backs

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We have finally reached the beginning of the NFL season, with the first Browns training camp opening to the public on Thursday. Over the last few weeks, I have previewed each position of the Browns defense and started last week with the tight ends and fullbacks on offense. We now shift to the backfield to examine

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Will Braxton Miller and Terrelle Pryor succeed at receiver? – WFNY Podcast – 2015-07-28

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In the second Andrew podcast of the week, we discussed the football and music things. We discussed Braxton Miller and his switch to receiver. We discussed Ezekiel Elliott and then we talked about Terrelle Pryor and some music. Here’s a direct link to the MP3 for this episode. Braxton Miller becomes a receiver Braxton Miller

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Where are all the baseball stars? While We’re Waiting

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Happy Tuesday, WFNY! Tomorrow, the Cleveland Browns’ veterans report to training camp for check in and physicals, and then on Thursday, Training Camp 2015 officially gets underway. Two weeks from Thursday, the Browns will play their first preseason game of the year. So yes, finally, we are just a couple weeks away from having real

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Johnny Manziel trains with Jon Gruden ahead of Browns training camp

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Second-year quarterback Johnny Manziel has been on his best behavior this summer, and he recently went for some extra credit by spending some time in Tampa, Florida with former NFL head coach and current ESPN analyst Jon Gruden. Charlie Campbell of WalterFootball.com was first with the report, with the Akron Beacon Journal‘s Nate Ulrich confirming. From Ulrich:

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2015 Browns Position Previews: Tight Ends/Fullbacks

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Over the last few weeks, I have examined the Cleveland Browns talented defense, position by position. On Tuesday I wrapped up the defense by looking at the defensive line. We will now shift over to the offensive side of the ball. I will first begin with the tight end and fullbacks on the roster. This

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Habitual Browns defense, bike kicks and Deftones: While We’re Waiting

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Happy Friday everyone. I’m on vacation, but that doesn’t preclude me from writing some stuff for you anyway. A part of my vacation is spending some time to write. So while we’re waiting… Don’t undersell the value of the Browns familiarity with their defense I’m reading a pretty interesting book called The Power of Habit: Why

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My Old Kentucky Home: Tim Couch selling house for $4.75 million

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Former Cleveland Browns quarterback Tim Couch’s Lexington, Kentucky home is now on the market, and for a very affordable $4.75 million. Featuring an elevator, fitness/exercise room, four-car garage, five bedrooms, six full and three half baths, basketball court, wet bar, wine cellar, and full home theater, the home nine miles southeast of the University of Kentucky would be any Wildcat’s

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Joe Haden opens up about the R-word and the Special Olympics

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The R-word is used a lot in this day and age, often to belittle others. It’s a hurtful word to many, and some people use the word to describe someone who does something stupid or wrong, while forgetting its true meaning. In an interview with Steve Wulf of ESPN, Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden opened up about the use

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Space Jam, Leo, and Wilco: While We’re Waiting…

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Happy Thursday, folks. The Browns have yet to lose this year, the Cavs are verging on an NBA2K roster, and even the un-clutch Indians managed to get a few hits with runners in scoring position on Wednesday — killing a unicorn with each brief brush with the unreality. Before we dive into the nonsense, there’s

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Browns rookies report for training camp with raised expectations

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Think of it like the first day of school—except not really at all, because half of the freshmen are over 300 pounds and there are quizzes about formations instead of fractions. Today, the Cleveland Browns’ 2015 rookie class reports to Berea for its first day of training camp. The Browns’ 12 overall draft picks were the

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Rumors of discord between Mike Pettine and Ray Farmer over staff member’s release

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Now these are the Browns we know and love — dysfunction, in-house battles, utter chaos — that’s the good stuff. Er, maybe. Head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer are rumored to be at odds over the recent release of former director of player engagement Jamil Northcutt, per Tony Grossi. Northcutt was hired last April, replacing former

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