Joe Haden recruited Tramon Williams to Cleveland

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Tramon Williams is a veteran used to winning football games on the largest of stages. Spending his career with the Green Bay Packers, he’s reached playoffs seven times and won a Super Bowl. A free agent, the successful Williams decided to spend the next several seasons with the Cleveland Browns, having signed a three-year, $21

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Joe Haden had “no idea” that Josh Gordon couldn’t drink

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Part of the reasoning behind the ongoing perspective that the Browns are dysfunctional is because of Josh Gordon’s well-publicized issues. Highlighting those issues further is that his latest transgression with the league over substance abuse occurred on the watch of his teammates and a former Browns coach, when Gordon drank on a private plane on the

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Cleveland Sports Championship Watch: April 10, 2015

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Six weeks ago now, WFNY introduced the Cleveland Sports Championship Watch, a recurring post to update the Northeast Ohioan masses of when their long and agonizing wait for a title could come to an end. WFNY will track the Title Ticker throughout the year, gleaning every insight and nugget of valuable information that can be

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Joe Haden asks a girl to prom on behalf of a fan

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A seminal moment for in the high school experience is going to prom. Despite the strides we’ve made toward gender equality, asking a girl to prom is still a rite of passage for largely male American teenagers. For many, it’s a harrowing experience seemingly designed to make the stomach turn, the palms sweat like a cold glass of iced

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Justin Gilbert working out with Joe Haden

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Through all of the distractions that the Cleveland Browns had to endure with regard to quarterback Johnny Manziel, it was fellow first-rounder Justin Gilbert who drew the ire of his veteran teammates. One of the veterans who spoke about Gilbert was fellow cornerback and first-round draft pick Joe Haden, a player who also came in

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Cleveland Browns have third most cap space in 2015

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Your Cleveland Browns have been paying plenty of money to keep their own free agents and garner the services of others in recent years, but they’re still healthy in terms of the salary cap. Joe Haden pulls into the lead position in terms of cap hits at $11.7 million in 2015 followed closely by Joe

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Karlos Dansby, Joe Haden defend Johnny Manziel

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It wasn’t all that long ago when Cleveland Browns defensive team captain Karlos Dansby was voicing his displeasure with first-round draft selection Justin Gilbert. Gilbert, recall, was the chief target of the Browns as they looked to shore up their defensive backfield, only to have the player produce a season that left plenty to be

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Browns Pro Bowlers early selections in team drafts

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While the Cleveland Browns were yet again left out of the NFL’s end-of-season tournament for all the marbles, they’re showing yet again that they have premium talent at non-quarterback positions. In what could be viewed as a concession that the Pro Bowl is a farce, the NFL stopped dividing the Pro Bowl teams into AFC

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Cleveland defensive backs headline PFF’s All-AFC North Team

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A startling lack of play-makers would lend itself to the Cleveland Browns being left off of any AFC North lists, but the trenches and the defense graded out incredibly well for Pro Football Focus and their All-AFC North team. While Joe Thomas was an interesting omission on the offensive side of the ball, rookie guard

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WFNY’s 2014 Cleveland Browns Position Review: Cornerbacks

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Over the next many weeks, I will be reviewing and discussing the performance of the 2014 Cleveland Browns position by position. It was a tough season for the Cleveland Browns, falling in five straight games to end the season at 7-9. The team showed some glimpses of promise and some other areas of concern. So

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Joe Thomas Voted First-Team All Pro

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Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas was voted to the Associated Press 2014 All-Pro first team. Thomas received 22 of 50 possible votes, placing second to the Dallas Cowboys’ Tyron Smith, who got 35 votes. This marks the fifth time that Thomas has been voted All-Pro first team, most among this season’s All-Pros. Thomas played all

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The season finale illustrates the defense’s weaknesses: Cleveland Browns Film Room

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The Cleveland Browns finished off their season losing their fifth straight game and ending their season with a 7-9 record. The season finale loss to the Baltimore Ravens capped off a disappointing finish to a season that started with a promising 7-4 record. In the season finale, the Browns held a lead, but once again

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Cleveland Browns Week 17 Winners and Losers

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The 2014 NFL season, at least the regular version, has come to an end. There were highs, there were lows. There was excitement, there was disappointment. There were winners and there were losers. The lights have been turned on and Semisonic is blaring through the surround. Here’s the final round. WINNER: Connor Shaw Let’s get

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Joe Haden officially inactive against Panthers; Cam Newton set to play

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The last time Buster Skrine was forced to cover a 6-foot-5-inch rookie wide receiver for an entire contest, Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans tallied seven catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns. This Sunday, Skrine will be tasked with covering Carolina’s 6-foot-5-inch rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin as the Browns’ lockdown cornerback Joe Haden is officially inactive with

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A whole slew of Cleveland Browns finished first in Pro Bowl fan voting

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The fans have spoken. While Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers led all vote-getters, and Houston Texans’ defensive dynamo JJ Watt led all defenders, several members of the Cleveland Browns were ranked No. 1 in their respective positions. Perrenial Pro Bowler Joe Thomas leads the pack on the offensive side of the ball, but is joined by another

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Joe Haden, Justin Gilbert leave Bengals game with injuries

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The Cleveland Browns were off to an awful start trailing the Bengals 17-0 when things got much worse. Joe Haden slowly walked (limped?) to the locker room. It was a big mystery because nobody on the TV broadcast noticed any play where Haden might have been injured. And it was just part of the disaster

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My Sportsman of the Year: Joe Haden

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Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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Cleveland Browns Week 14 (Winners and) Loser

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Editor’s note: Breaking format a bit today as there’s only one man worth discussing. There was a moment, late Sunday afternoon, where Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine was enraged with the officiating crew that was tasked with keeping things even keel during his team’s contest with the Indianapolis Colts. The clock was winding down

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Behind a struggling offense a defense shines: Cleveland Browns Film Room

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The Cleveland Browns lost to the Buffalo Bills 26-10 last week and all of the news was about the quarterback controversy. The offensive struggles of the Browns were the big news of the game, but it overshadowed the outstanding defensive performance. The Browns’ defense kept the Browns in the game even when the offense was

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Solid run defense, shutdown coverage, and the amazing Joel Bitonio- Film Room

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The Cleveland Browns bounced back after a tough loss to the Houston Texans by coming from behind to beat the Atlanta Falcons on a last-second field goal. It was a sloppy game for the Browns, but the team remained calm and came back to win the game with just under a minute to go. The

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