Through all the offensive woes, the Browns defense stands strong

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Johnny Manziel versus Brian Hoyer. This battle has been the talk of Cleveland and the focus of national media—”Johnny Manziel and the Browns!” Seemingly every Browns-related story has been about the quarterback competition or the offensive woes that find the team struggling to find the end zone. But through all of these other story lines, the Browns defense

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Browns Preseason Game 2: Winners and Losers

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Oof. Entering Monday night the quarterback competition was really up for grabs, and unfortunately for Browns fans, neither quarterback took the opportunity to win the job. You know the drill. It’s time for Winners and Losers. WINNER: Armonty Bryant. The Michael Lombardi seventh-round gamble is having as good a showing in these preseason games as

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Photos of Browns Training Camp from 2014-07-27

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I’m not a good photographer by any means, but in case you couldn’t be there, here’s the way things looked from my vantage point. Look out for the “bro bump” between Paul Kruger and Karlos Dansby. Plus a few shots of Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel. Post by WaitingForNextYear.

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WFNY’s State of the Browns: Defensive Linemen

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WFNY’s State of the Browns series shifts from the offensive side of the ball to the defensive side. As we saw in the Super Bowl last season, great defenses can lead a team. The Browns are built for the defense to be the backbone of the 2014 Browns season. They will be running a 3-4

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Browns pick up fifth-year option on Phil Taylor

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In one of the more underdiscussed story lines of the offseason, the Cleveland Browns have picked up their fifth-year option on big defensive tackle Phil Taylor. #Browns have exercised the option on Phil Taylor's contract for the fifth year, source said. — Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) May 2, 2014 Taylor started 15 games in 2013,

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Calling out the worst of all NFL draft clichés

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Leading up to an NFL draft, there are a lot of hackneyed conversations that will drive a fan absolutely crazy. It seems that some fans want to rely on simplistic rules to simplify the NFL draft for themselves. It’s a coping mechanism to help deal with the fact that most fans have do not possess nearly

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What’s next for the Browns?

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According to the NFL Players’ union, as of Tuesday morning the Cleveland Browns are still sitting on $31,828,788.00 worth of cap space for the 2014 season. The Browns entered free agency with around $45 million. They have signed free agents Donte Whitner (S), Karlos Dansby (ILB), Ben Tate (RB), Jim Dray (TE), Andrew Hawkins (WR),

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NFL salary cap could jump to $160 million by 2016

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Last week the NFL set the salary cap for 2014 at $133 million which was higher than many thought it would be. According to league sources in contact with Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk, it could be a trend that continues. One source with knowledge of the process…  tells PFT that the cap could

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NFL News: Joe Haden, four other key players inactive for Browns finale

All-Pro cornerback Joe Haden is among five key contributors that will be inactive for the Browns regular season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers today. The 24-year-old Haden will miss the game because of a hip pointer that has bugged him over the last week. Rookie Leon McFadden will make his first career start in Haden’s

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Do you want the Browns to lose for the draft? – WFNY Roundtable

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Craig: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, not for TD who prefers March Madness, but I digress. The holidays are here and it’s a confusing time to be a Browns fan. In the middle of fan appreciation week, there are lots of fans out there who probably don’t want the Browns to

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Cleveland Browns lose 27-26 thanks to key pass interference call

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You really can’t spend a lot of time talking about NFL football and talking about refereeing. It has a tendency to go both ways and good teams overcome all kinds of bad calls all the time. It’s a part of the game, period. Of course I open my recap that way because today is not

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Browns’ Phil Taylor fined for facemask penalty on Jacksonville’s Jones-Drew

Cleveland Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor has been fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness against Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew, the league announced on Friday. Though he had seemingly tackled Jones-Drew for a one-yard loss late in the contest, Taylor’s infraction resulted in a 15-yard penalty and a field goal for the eventual winners. While

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Can the Browns rivalry with the Steelers ever return?

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Bill Polian said that he and Tony Dungy had an understanding that he could get his team up to play with just a little bit more intensity just a few times per year. It makes sense. Football players are human and their effort is likely to be somewhat consistent to their abilities most of the

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NFL: Browns Phil Taylor takes hysterical dive trying to draw penalty

Phil Taylor acts like he was in The Last Boy Scout and someone ran down the field with a handgun. Good for the referees they didn’t fall for it. Anderson Varejao gives his approval. [Related: Councilman: Goal of stadium upgrade is “to improve the Browns’ bottom line”]    

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WWBD – What will Banner do?

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It is no secret that the Browns are still a team in transition, building for the future. Team President and GM Mike Lombardi have already shown they have their own agenda and anyone who was brought in during the run of the previous regime shouldn’t feel safe. Today at 4:00 PM, the NFL has its

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Cleveland Browns Film Room Game Three: Pressure!

For the third consecutive year, we’ll take a seat each week in our very own WFNY Browns film room and break down a little tape from the game, with a specific focus.  Do enjoy. So, first a bit of an explanation. There was no film room last week. Actually there was, but it was never

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Training Camp News and Notes: Richardson sits out; Taylor fights with Mack

Twice in practice Friday night, Phil Taylor got into a scuffle with center Alex Mack. The first occurred in 11-on-11 drills. Taylor took a swing at Mack after the two were tangled during a play. Taylor hit the top of Mack’s helmet with his hand. The next time was in an offensive/defensive line double team

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Pat Kirwan leaves Berea with glowing remarks of Browns, questions reporter

CBS Sports’ Pat Kirwan recently paid a visit to Berea to take in a Cleveland Browns practice and filed some rather solid thoughts on the progress and question marks that has been the team’s Training Camp. Of the notes worth sharing… Barkevious Mingo “regularly beat the offensive tackles” in the one-on-one pass rush drills and

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