NFL players say Browns are third least-desirable team to play for in the NFL

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At least we’re not… Oakland? ESPN’s NFL Nation did a confidential survey of 82 players and Oakland was the team they’d least like to play for. That’s what the poll concluded after the prompted statement, “The only way I’d play for [team name] is if they doubled my salary.” The Browns came in third after

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Karlos Dansby appears to be as advertised: Training Camp Notes 08.12.14

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It wasn’t one of those really action-packed days at camp today. Not a ton of “oohs and ahs” in the crowd. Still, there were some things of note. I love watching Karlos Dansby play linebacker… There wasn’t a specific highlight or anything, but I’m enjoying watching first-year Brown Karlos Dansby play. He seems to always be in

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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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Looking for a $1,395 Johnny Manziel jersey? You’re in luck.

Happen to have $1,400 burning a hole in the pocket of your cargo shorts? You’re in luck as Cleveland’s own NEXT has some options for you. Renzo Cardoni, the designer who has proclaimed to have reinvented sportswear jerseys with premium lambskin and suede as well as python leather, has released a Johnny Manziel jersey with lambskin instead

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It’s Hoyer’s World… We just live in it: Training Camp Notes 07.26.14

BEREA, Ohio — The sun was shining. A smattering of hip-hop—2 Pac, Birdman, Drake…of course—and classic rock echoed through the speakers. Thousands of Browns fans poured into the Cleveland Browns practice facility, all with hope in their back pockets, each of them getting their first look at the 2014 squad. There were Superfans. There were

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WFNY’s State of the Browns: Cornerbacks

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Browns training camp begins on Saturday and the excitement is starting to build. The Browns have made huge news on and off the field. The team had many holes to fill going into the offseason. One of the biggest flaws on the team was the cornerback position. They had a top corner in Joe Haden,

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Joe Haden shoos away kid in a Hines Ward jersey

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Joe Haden was (probably) kidding, but he shooed away a child in a Hines Ward jersey who was in line for an autograph. As we all know, you should report child abuse and I’m not talking about Joe Haden. To think that some awful father in Northeast Ohio would put his kid in a Stillers

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NFL Network names Joe Haden the 39th best NFL player

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NFL Network is counting down the 100 best NFL players in 2014 and Joe Haden’s name came up at 39. We’ll have to wait to see where he ranks among all the corners, but the man with his own island, Darrelle Revis, was named shortly after Haden at No. 37. Joe Haden could have gone

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Should NFL owner misdeeds cost a team draft picks?

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I recently read a piece of commentary by ESPN.com’s Jeffri Chadiha which pertained to the NFL and how it should punish Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay for his looming drug-related issues. This isn’t specifically Cleveland-related just yet, but it’s no small stretch to think that it could be someday. I don’t think Jimmy Haslam is going to

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PFT: Browns and Joe Haden agree to contract extension

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Well we can put one of those long-term worries to bed… According to Michael David Smith of NBC Sports Pro Football Talk, the Cleveland Browns and their All-Pro cornerback Joe Haden have agreed to a contract extension that will keep the former Florida Gator in Brown and Orange through 2019. The report states: A league source

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Browns manuever to grab Justin Gilbert to pair opposite Joe Haden

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Let’s start with the trade quickly. This was obviously about value for Ray Farmer. Maybe they really wanted the big offensive tackle Greg Robinson and were prepared to move back when they couldn’t get him. Maybe it was part of the plan all along to use the fourth pick to get extra selections and fall

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What’s next for the Browns?

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According to the NFL Players’ union, as of Tuesday morning the Cleveland Browns are still sitting on $31,828,788.00 worth of cap space for the 2014 season. The Browns entered free agency with around $45 million. They have signed free agents Donte Whitner (S), Karlos Dansby (ILB), Ben Tate (RB), Jim Dray (TE), Andrew Hawkins (WR),

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Ray Farmer says the Cleveland Browns are not trading Joe Haden

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It really is the silly season. I had no idea that the Browns would have to make such a ludicrous statement today until they did. Alas, Ray Farmer has told the beat reporters that the Browns will not be trading Joe Haden. Relax #Browns fans: We are not trading Joe Haden, says GM Ray Farmer.

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Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has “invitation” to visit Browns

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In a long post about the cornerback market, specifically Darrelle Revis, there is a little nugget for Browns fans and the possibility of landing corner Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Namely, the post says he’s been extended an invitation. He is in New York talking to the Jets and Giants this weekend and has an invitation to visit

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