Mike Evans blames Josh McCown for only catching 12 touchdowns

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans hauled in 68 passes for 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns, but says Josh McCown kept him from being even better. In an interview with USA TODAY, Evans, when comparing himself to New York’s Odell Beckham Jr., had the following to say: “The quarterback would just look me off,

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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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Photos: A look at Joe Haden’s 2015 Celebrity Softball Game

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Joe, Johnny and others as they raise money for some great causes: The Lake Health Foundation, Captains Charities and Special Olympics.

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Johnny Manziel involved in (another) incident with overzealous fan

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was reportedly the protagonist in an incident in Irving, Texas on Saturday wherein an overzealous fan led to police being involved. Rumors began circulating early Sunday that Manziel was a part of extracurriculars when several spotted the second-year quarterback in discussion with authorities at the Byron Nelson Classic, a PGA golf tournament.

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Browns to host Orange & Brown Scrimmage in Columbus

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The Cleveland Browns have announced the team will host the annual “Orange & Brown Scrimmage” at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Friday, Aug. 7. The late afternoon intrasquad scrimmage at The ‘Shoe will once again be free to fans and will feature a competitive format, updating the recent open practice structure of the franchise’s annual Family

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OTA News: Barkevious Mingo still not cleared for contact

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With the Cleveland Browns kicking off Organized Team Activities (OTAs) this week, one surprising element is outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo donning a red no-contact jersey for Day 1. In February, it was revealed that Mingo underwent surgery to repair a labrum issue which had plagued the 24-year-old pass-rusher for much of the 2014 season. In

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Browns, Manziel unlikely to be featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks”

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The Cleveland Browns are one of a handful of NFL teams who could potentially be named to being featured in HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” a reality television show that serves to document the Training Camp of one team, but it appears they may have avoided the nomination. According to ESPNCleveland’s Tony Grossi, the Browns have asked

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Browns agree to terms with Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

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Fans may not see him on the field for quite some time, but the Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with seventh-round cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Ekpre-Olomu started 40 consecutive games at Oregon before suffering a knee injury in practice before the College Football Playoff—a dislocated knee in addition to a torn ACL. Considered to be

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Karlos Dansby on Johnny Manziel: “He’s grown up right before our eyes”

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has received a lot of praise from his teammates recently since returning from rehab. Last week, Browns All-Pro tackle Joe Thomas said that Manziel is “night and day” from the person he was during his rookie season. On Tuesday, the trend continued, this time from veteran linebacker Karlos Dansby. In an

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Johnny Manziel swaps downtown pad for the ‘burbs

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If Johnny Manziel is serious about getting his life and career back on track, it appears he’s taking the next step in doing so. Taking a page out of Joe Haden’s book, Manziel has reportedly swapped his downtown Cleveland apartment at The 9 for what’s being called a west-side Cleveland golf community. From ESPN.com’s Jeremy

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Cleveland Browns Most Expensive Ticket in 2015 Comes When They Host The Ravens

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Josh McCown will be the next man assigned to crack the code for the never-ending Cleveland Browns quarterback problems. After Brian Hoyer bolted in free agency, and Johnny Manziel still just trying to earn trust from the organization, the signing of McCown is the supposed answer to ending the team’s 12-season streak of not qualifying

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Browns use pick No. 241 to gamble on Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

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Ray Farmer and the Cleveland Browns surprised many by using the bulk of their Day 3 selections, but no pick may have garnered more ‘wows’  than when they finished off their weekend by adding Oregon cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu with pick No. 241, a pick obtained in a trade with the Arizona Cardinals. It’s rare that a

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Browns select USC linebacker Hayes Pullard with No. 219 pick

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After going back-to-back tight ends in the sixth round, the Cleveland Browns started a new streak with their second straight University of Southern California player. With the No. 219 pick in the seventh round, they selected USC inside linebacker Hayes Pullard. Pullard made national news earlier in the week by writing an open letter for

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Browns draft USC TE Randall Telfer with No. 198 pick

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The Cleveland Browns drafted their second tight end of the sixth round with Randall Telfer from the University of Southern California with the No. 198 pick. Again, it’s not a sexy skill position pick like another wide receiver, but someone who will be useful for depth. Telfer is another valuable blocker, picked just after possible fullback/H-back Mississippi State’s

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Browns take Mississippi State TE Malcolm Johnson with No. 195 pick

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The Cleveland Browns selected Mississippi State tight end Malcolm Johnson with the No. 195 overall pick in the sixth round of the NFL Draft Saturday afternoon. Johnson was the second pass catcher taken by the Browns on the draft’s third day, as they chose Washington State receiver Vince Mayle with pick No. 123. Johnson checks in

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Browns move down, take Washington State WR Vince Mayle with No. 123 pick

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The Cleveland Browns selected Washington State wide receiver Vince Mayle with the No. 123 overall pick in the fourth round of the NFL Draft Saturday afternoon. He was their second pick in minutes, after taking Northwestern safety Ibraheim Campbell at No. 115. The Browns traded picks with the Arizona Cardinals, swapping the No. 116 overall

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Browns select Northwestern safety Ibraheim Campbell with No. 115 pick

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The Browns continue to upgrade their defense, now with the selection of safety Ibraheim Campbell from Northwestern. The 5-foot-11, 220-pound Campbell had 54 tackles, one tackle for loss, three interceptions, three pass break-ups, six passes defended and four forced fumbles in his senior season last year. He gives the Browns another safety to add depth in

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Browns trade up to select Washington State DT Xavier Cooper at No. 96

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The Cleveland Browns traded into the last non-compensatory pick in the third round and selected Washington State defensive lineman Xavier Cooper at the No. 96 spot. FOX Sports’ Peter Schrager first reported the trade with the New England Patriots. FOX Sports Ohio’s Zac Jackson again first reported the selection. The details on the trade, via

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Browns select Miami RB Duke Johnson with No. 77 pick

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The Cleveland Browns selected University of Miami running back Duke Johnson with the No. 77 pick in the NFL Draft’s third round on Friday night. FOX Sports Ohio’s Zac Jackson was again the first to report the news on Twitter well before the selection. The electric 5-foot-9 Johnson, who left after his junior season, was

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Getting excited by the Browns’ “boring” first round

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The Cleveland Browns had about a million things in play on Thursday night when the first round of the 2015 NFL draft commenced. Would they trade into position to take Marcus Mariota or some other player in the top five with their two first round picks? Would they trade for Philadelphia’s Sam Bradford to enable

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