Can Johnny Manziel Come back from the Celebrity Injured List?

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“Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face. As soon as one is aware of being somebody, to be watched and listened to with extra interest, input ceases, and the performer goes blind and deaf in his over animation. One can either see or be seen.” — John Hoyer Updike. Cleveland Browns fans in


Alex Mack working on a slow, cautious rehab plan

Alex Mack Cleveland Browns

When Browns Pro-Bowl center Alex Mack went down with a broken left fibula in Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, so did many of Cleveland’s playoff hopes. It is not a coincidence that after starting the season 4-2 with Mack, the Browns finished the season losing seven of their final 11 games with five consecutive losses to


Browns to be subject to “severe” discipline for in-game texts

Cleveland Browns Texting

The Cleveland Browns have reportedly been made aware that their punishment for the texting scandal from the 2014 season will be handed down next week. Early reports from ESPN’s Adam Schefter claim that said punishments will be “severe.” Browns general manager Ray Farmer offered an apology for texting during games, an action which is in blatant violation of the


Could Jimmy Haslam swap the Browns for the Titans?

Jimmy Haslam Cleveland Browns

In what would be a move best made for a cable-based reality television show, could Jimmy Haslam Jr. swap his stake in the Cleveland Browns for that of the Tennessee Titans? According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, the sale of the Titans is becoming a reality. It’s long been rumored, but the wheels are apparently


Could the Browns trade up to No. 2 for Marcus Mariota?

Marcus Mariota

The Tennessee Titans are—believe it or not—a bigger mess than the Cleveland Browns. They also have a young quarterback who they feel could potentially be the future of the team, leading at least one NFL writer, CBS’ Jason La Canfora, to believe that while Oregon’s Marcus Mariota will go second overall in the upcoming NFL Draft,


Browns sign Randy Starks, Tramon Williams

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The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with defensive tackle Randy Starks, formerly of the Miami Dolphins, and cornerback Tramon Williams, formerly of the Green Bay Packers. According to’s Ian Rapoport, the Starks deal is for two years and is worth roughly $8 million with little in the ways known about guarantees. Williams has signed


Trent Richardson believes he can be the next Marshawn Lynch

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Free agent running back Trent Richardson thinks he can be the next Marshawn Lynch. Yes, you read that correctly. After being released by the Indianapolis Colts last Thursday, Richardson is looking for a new team located in a place where he can revitalize his career—a career that has been very disappointing thus far—and believes his


Browns looking to add to defensive backfield in wake of Skrine

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Buster Skrine leaving via free agency served to create yet another hole in the Swiss Cheese-like wish list for the Cleveland Browns, and it appears the team is doing what they can to kick the tires on potential replacements. On Thursday, the team plans to host free agent cornerback Perrish Cox, he formerly of the


Buster Skrine signs four-year deal with the Jets

Buster Skrine

The Cleveland Browns’ need for a cornerback just got larger as Buster Skrine will reportedly sign a four-year deal with the New York Jets that will pay him $25 million, $13 of which is guaranteed. Skrine, the full-time starter opposite cornerback Joe Haden in 2014, waited all of 20 minutes after the start of free


Browns showing interest in Darrelle Revis—again

Darrelle Revis

When one of the best cornerbacks in the league effectively signs a series of one-year deals that bet on himself in exchange for future flexibility, he’s bound to be linked to several teams every March. Alas, thus is the case once again with Darrelle Revis coming off of a ring-winning season with the New England


Browns tender Gipson, Robertson, Kitchen and Bademosi

Craig Robertson Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns have tendered qualifying offers to defensive back Johnson Bademosi, safety Tashaun Gipson, defensive lineman Ishmaa’ily Kitchen and linebacker Craig Robertson. Both Robertson and Gipson have reportedly been handed a second-round tenders to the tune $2.356 million. A few highlights on the players involved: • Bademosi has led the Browns in special-team tackles in


The Thrill of Continuity, the Agony of Starting Over

Johnny Manziel Cleveland Browns

Josh McCown is coming to town and so far it looks like there’s a pretty good chance he’ll be the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns next season. Maybe not. Things could change. But so far it’s looking probable that no quarterback who started a game for the Browns in 2014, will be at the top


Browns re-sign Shaun Draughn and Spencer Lanning

Spencer Lanning Antonio Brown Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns announced have re-signed exclusive rights free agents running back Shaun Draughn and punter Spencer Lanning. Draughn joined the Browns prior to Week 14 last season. He appeared in four games and returned five kickoffs for 115 yards (23.0 avg.) and added one special-teams tackle. Since earning the Browns punting role in 2013,


Should the Browns be interested in Brandon Marshall?


The Chicago Bears are reportedly interested in trading receiver Brandon Marshall. Marshall has had a hugely productive career, including putting on one of the most incredible receiving days I’ve ever seen in person when his Denver Broncos lost at the hands of Peyton Manning’s Colts.1 Marshall went off for 200 yards on 21 receptions and


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


Thoughts on the signing of Josh McCown

Brian Hoyer Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns’ signing of Josh, rhymes-with-brown, McCown has set off another round of eye-rolling, smirking and comments of consternation. I’d like to take a stab at trying to approach it from another direction. But first, an anecdote from the 2014 season: After the Browns convincingly defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10, I took a peek


Browns considering former Buckeye Ted Ginn Jr

Ted Ginn Jr.

In the day where players tend to be better recruiters than their coaches, could Donte Whitner have enough pull to get fellow Clevelander Ted Ginn Jr. to be the next member of the Cleveland Browns? According to multiple reports, Whitner has been in talks with head coach Mike Pettine about adding the veteran receiver to


Browns showing interest in free agent DE Adrian Clayborn

Adrian Clayborn Cleveland Browns

Is Mike Pettine’s defense going to get another weapon? According to’s Jeremy Fowler, thems the hopes as the team is reportedly interested in former Buccaneers defensive end Adrian Clayborn. Here’s Fowler’s report: His name was mentioned in Browns circles during last week’s combine talks. The idea is Clayborn is a talented former first-rounder whose


Mike Pettine proves there’s an adult in the room

Mike Pettine Cleveland Browns

Mike Pettine makes me re-think a lot of what I thought I knew about NFL teams and their public relations strategies. I’ve spent a lot of time wearing the same path in the same road based on my experiences watching Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, and Pat Shurmur stand in front of microphones with little ability