Josh Gordon: I’m not an addict

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Josh Gordon has been radio silent since word leaked of a potential suspension for all of 2015, but it turns out that the Cleveland Browns wide receiver was just waiting for the right time to shoot back at his critics. In a first-person piece written at Medium.com’s The Cauldron, Gordon takes on Charles Barkley, Cris

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Browns to interview Kevin O’Connell for QB Coach

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Kevin O’Connell, a former third-round pick of the New England Patriots, is meeting with the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Not to be confused with the actor who played “E” on Entourage, O’Connell has a history not just with Browns head coach Mike Pettine, but impending second-year quarterback Johnny Manziel. The 29-year-old O’Connell appeared in

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PFF: Browns are five players away from contention

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The Cleveland Browns fizzled down the stretch in 2014, leaving a sour player in the mouths of many fans. Fear not, however, as the folks over at Pro Football Focus have determined that this team is a mere five players away from being in the mix for the Vince Lombardi trophy. According to PFF, 40

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ESPN report on Johnny Manziel paints a putrid picture

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Johnny Manziel may still have a shot at being the quarterback of the future for the Cleveland Browns, but it would take an unprecedented turn of events for those No. 2 jerseys to have any kind of value beyond 2015. In a recent report from ESPN.com’s Jeremy Fowler and Pat McManamon, more than 20 sources—some

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Browns reach out to Brian Hoyer to discuss new contract

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So, about that whole benching thing… The Cleveland Browns, who find themselves in one of the worst quarterback situations in the entire NFL, have reportedly reached out to impending free agent Brian Hoyer in attempt to gauge interest in re-signing with the team. From ESPN.com’s Jeremy Fowler: “We’ve left the door open both ways,” said

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John DeFilippo discusses (more) change in Berea, has no idea who his quarterback will be

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John DeFilippo sat under the lights of the Dino Lucarelli media room in Berea, Ohio, officially becoming the Cleveland Browns’ 15th offensive coordinator in their 17 seasons since the return in 1999. Joining the Browns after his second year of interviews with the franchise, it’s assumed that the man they call “Flip” actually wants to be

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Manziel finishes in top 10 in Dick’s Sporting Goods jersey sales

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Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel saw his No. 2 jersey finish among the top five in NFL sales according to Dick’s Sporting Goods, landing behind Denver’s Peyton Manning, Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck, Seattle’s Russell Wilson and Carolina’s Luke Kuechly. Following the 2014 NFL Draft, Manziel was the best-selling jersey in the league, reportedly providing 55

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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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Tony Grossi provides update on Cleveland Browns texting habits

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So it appears that there may not have been texts sent from front office members to coaches after all. Though reports have circulated claiming that members of the Browns front office were sending text messages that were critical of play calling and personnel decisions, ESPNCleveland.com’s Tony Grossi reports that said texts were between front office members

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TFLN: NFL to look into Cleveland Browns texting fiasco

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The Cleveland Browns are without an offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, but can now welcome a few league executives as the team is being investigated for the text message situation that was reported late last week. According to ESPN.com, texting would be a violation of the NFL’s rules prohibiting electronic communication during games and if

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They Gone: Kyle Shanahan and Dowell Logains officially out in Berea

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Well, that escalated quickly. It seems like just yesterday that we were discussing the potential for Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and fellow 30-something quarterbacks coach Dowell Logains to be one-and-done. Turns out that there was plenty of fire to go along with that smoke. FOX Sports’ Alex Marvez was first with the story,

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Surprise! Berea is still a mess (reportedly)

Cleveland Browns Mike Pettine

Imagine calling plays for an offense. The play clock is winding down. A crucial third down is quickly approaching. The defense is gaining momentum. And your cell phone is going off as front office members are texting you, mid-game, about the plays you’re choosing. Such is life in Berea as Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan

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Connor Shaw to sign with Browns, likely start on Sunday

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Undrafted rookie quarterback Connor Shaw reportedly agreed to terms with the Cleveland Browns on Friday and likely will start Sunday’s season finale in Baltimore. Reports indicate the contract will be a multi-year deal. Shaw, 23, played collegiately at the University of South Carolina. He appeared in the Aug. 18 preseason game for the Browns against

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Johnny Manziel admits to underestimating transition to NFL

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel may have underestimated just how difficult the transition from the college game to the NFL would be, but appears willing to do what he can to rectify things following what was largely a rookie season to forget. On Tuesday, while addressing the media in the wake of a hamstring injury that

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Johnny Manziel out for Week 17; Brian Hoyer is day-to-day

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Well, this surely didn’t go as planned. Though the team said that he could have returned to the field if needed, Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel will miss the team’s final game of the 2014 season after pulling his hamstring midway through the team’s loss to the Carolina Panthers. During his Monday afternoon address

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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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Manziel’s poor debut was preceded by poor practice

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Though Johnny Manziel was allegedly the hardest working guy in Berea leading up to last Sunday’s NFL debut, reports are circulating that all that work may have been for naught as the Cleveland Browns quarterback displayed much of the same poor footwork and decision making that was on display during the team’s 30-0 loss at

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Columbus thinks it’s getting Cleveland Browns Training Camp

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Complete with a lede that includes the “Johnny Manziel money sign,” we have reports out of Columbus that city officials (clad in Browns gear) believe it’s only a matter of time before Cleveland Browns Training Camp heads south on I-71. Mayor Michael B. Coleman, City Council President Andrew J. Ginther and Franklin County Commissioner John O’Grady

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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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Johnny Manziel looked unprepared for his first start

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The Cleveland Browns were embarrassed in their second meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals. Johnny Manziel was only one component to that as the Browns defense gave up rushing yards in embarrassing bunches. The Browns failed in pretty much every phase of the game and from the very beginning. The Bengals punched first and that was

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