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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Audio: Bernie Kosar goes scorched earth on Browns front office

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According to one Bernie Kosar, it wasn’t Johnny Manziel or the horrid defense that was to blame for the team’s 30-0 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals; it was the “uneducated” front office. “They don’t know how to lead and organize and set a culture for doing what you have to do to play winning NFL

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Karlos Dansby doesn’t get cleared for Week 15

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As recent as Sunday morning, Cleveland Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby thought he could be one of the active members of his team as they host the division-leading Cincinnati Bengals. Alas, the defensive captain will be in street clothes once again, having suffered an MCL sprain in the Week 11 loss to the Houston Texans. Dansby

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LeBron James will be in house for Johnny Manziel’s first start

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After Johnny Manziel spent many nights court-side for LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers (with some allegedly to his detriment), it is only fair that the four-time MVP returns the favor as the rookie quarterback is set to make his first NFL start. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport1 reports that James will join Manziel’s agent Erik Burkhardt

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Browns waive Billy Cundiff, sign Garrett Hartley

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It was only a matter of time, but the Cleveland Browns have waived kicker Billy Cundiff. Though converting all 28 of is point after attempts (and having his coach’s support), Cundiff had become as unreliable as quarterback Brian Hoyer, missing five field goals in the team’s last five games. Taking his place will be long-time

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Jordan Cameron active as Browns host Colts

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The Cleveland Browns will have another weapon at their disposal this Sunday afternoon as tight end Jordan Cameron finally rejoins the team after missing the last several weeks with concussion symptoms. The Browns’ “Pro Bowl Pass Catcher” reportedly gained clearance to resume contact-based activities late this week, not long after admitting to experiencing a setback last week,

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Brian Hoyer unlikely to return to Cleveland in 2015

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Though Cleveland could very well use the franchise (or transition) tag, ESPN’s Adam Scheffer reports that quarterback Brian Hoyer is unlikely to return to the Browns in 2015. “Short of a playoff trip this season that could force the Browns to ramp up efforts to keep him, Hoyer is expected to depart Cleveland after this

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Justin Gilbert a surprise inactive for Week 13

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As if losing free safety Tashaun Gipson was not enough of a blow to the Cleveland Browns secondary, the team will also be without rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert (illness) as they pay visit to the Buffalo Bills during the Week 13. The eighth-overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft was playing well as of late,

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Minnesota Vikings claim Ben Tate from waivers

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There were some well-fitting jokes about the Indianapolis Colts pouncing on Ben Tate shortly after the running back was waived by the Cleveland Browns. Unfortunately we may never know if a claim was made as Tate is now a member of the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings opted to add Tate in the wake of the

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Josh Gordon plans to “tear this league up” upon return

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This Sunday will mark the return of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon. While his quarterback, Brian Hoyer, has said that the Pro Bowl wide out will not be the team’s savior, Gordon himself apparently has other plans as told through former teammate Nate Burleson. “He told me, one, ‘starting on practice this Wednesday, I’m

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Colts are favorites to sign CFL star, former Buckeye Duron Carter

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Do you remember Duron Carter? The son of Hall of Famer Cris Carter, who had that very brief stint of his own at Ohio State? Well, Carter has emerged as a star in the Canadian Football League and has suddenly attracted the interest of several NFL teams. CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reported on the

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Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby to have MRI on knee on Monday

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While the Cleveland Browns lost the game on Sunday, they also suffered several major injuries on defense. One of the most notable losses was linebacker Karlos Dansby, who left the game early with a knee issue and whose long-term status remains unclear Dansby, 33, is one of the team’s emotional leaders and is the leading

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Tashaun Gipson and Jadeveon Clowney both active for Sunday’s game

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Cleveland Browns safety Tashaun Gipson and Houston Texans rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney are among the notable players on the active list for Sunday’s game in Cleveland. After being sidelined most of the week with a concussion, Gipson is active and will start. The NFL’s leader with six interceptions, he suffered the concussion in last Thursday’s

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