Joe Haden, Joe Thomas, and Tashaun Gipson among NFL’s top 100 players

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During the last few weeks, the NFL Network has released their top 100 players for the 2015 season and three Cleveland Browns made the list: Cornerback Joe Haden (No. 23), left tackle Joe Thomas (No. 25), and safety Tashaun Gipson (No. 67). The top Browns player on the list, Haden is one of the faces

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Video: Johnny Manziel says “Johnny Football probably took over me”

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Johnny Manziel is no stranger to saying the right things. It’s always the “doing” part that’s tripped up the second-year quarterback from Texas A&M. The only time I can think of where Johnny backed up his words with action was when he spent the off-season in rehab after calling himself out in front of the

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Listen: Joe Thomas talks Johnny Manziel, Alex Mack, Cavs and more

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Browns left tackle Joe Thomas took some time during OTA’s on Friday to talk with SiriusXM Radio’s Bruce Murray and Kirk Morrison.  The Pro Bowl tackle was very complementary of both of his quarterbacks, Josh McCown and Johnny Manziel. “It’s been really fun to get to know Josh McCown … There’s a lot of things that

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Watch Joe Thomas lose it pumping up the Cavs crowd

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Joe Thomas is the best. He’s easily the best Cleveland Browns player since 1999. After last night’s Game 5 win in the Eastern Conference Semifinals he might be the best Browns cheerleader too. Sorry, Joe Haden. Your attendance record at Cavs games is unmatched among your fellow Browns players, but until such time as you

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Joe Thomas: Manziel’s behavior “night and day” from last year

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Earlier in April, Cleveland Browns Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas said that Johnny Manziel had “lost a lot of trust” among his teammates in the locker room because the way he handled himself off of the field during the course of his rookie campaign. On Tuesday, in an exclusive interview with NFL Media’s Andrea Kremer,

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Johnny Baseball: Manziel attends ballgame in Arlington

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Competing for a starting job this fall, Johnny Manziel spent some down time at the yard.

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Nobody’s safe in the NFL and nothing is sacred

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Part of the reason that the signing of Josh McCown was such big news in Cleveland is because it meant the end of Brian Hoyer. As a player, there’s nothing worth talking about with Brian. Even as I’ve supported him as a player, I only did so while acknowledging that in a given year, he could

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Hope for Josh McCown starts in the Browns offensive line

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One thing I think pretty much everyone agrees on with regard to NFL quarterbacks is they take too much of the blame and credit. This point was illustrated in the Super Bowl this season where the Tom Brady narrative was forever cemented while he was helmet-less on the sidelines waiting to watch his defense intercept

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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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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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WFNY’s 2014 Cleveland Browns Position Review: The Offensive Line

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Over the last couple weeks, I have been 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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Browns had sixth-best offensive line in 2014

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The Cleveland Browns may have not been able to run the ball down the stretch, and their quarterback play left plenty to be desired. But if the team has anything on which to hang their hat when searching for a new offensive coordinator over the coming weeks, it’s that they have one of the best

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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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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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Andrew Wiggins, underappreciated Cleveland stars and Cavs Vines: While We’re Waiting…

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Last week, I shared five different top-five lists as a way to ring out 2014. I wrote that post not knowing if I’d do another While We’re Waiting this year since I usually take Thursdays and Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are Thursdays this year. But looky here, I’m back! I’m subbing for TD

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Cleveland Browns vs. Carolina Panthers: Behind the Box Score

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The Cleveland Browns will once again finish the season without a winning record after Sunday’s loss in Carolina. The Panthers ruined plans for the Browns to test drive their possible quarterback of the future when Johnny Manziel was knocked out of the game in the second quarter. Brian Hoyer would enter the game and bring the

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Cleveland Browns Week 16 Winners and Losers

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I spent a good portion of my Sunday afternoon pacing in front of the television. You see, I’m in the finals in all three of my fantasy football leagues and an entire season of minor tweaks and a boat load of luck got me to where I am. But you also see that given the

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Joe Thomas responds to environmental violations

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(Insert dramatic laser sound effects.) “Is Joe Thomas guilty of polluting the earth? We’ll have more on this on the 11 o’clock news!” That’s all I could think of when I saw the AP headline on Joe Thomas that said, “Browns’ Thomas accused of environmental violations.” The state Department of Natural Resources sent the former

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My Sportsman of the Year: Joe Thomas

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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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Joe Thomas on the difference between player and fan perspective

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The differences between how NFL players and NFL fans look at a game, season, or even an NFL career are endless. Obviously NFL fans are the ultimate outsiders no matter how much they love the team they watch every week. This isn’t groundbreaking or even all that novel a concept, but Joe Thomas’ session with

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