Cleveland Browns Wiretap

Barkevious Mingo Finds 'Culture Shock' Between Patriots, Browns

Aug 30, 2016 8:03 AM

Barkevious Mingo has already found some significant differences between the New England Patriots and the Cleveland Browns.

Cleveland traded Mingo to New England late last week.

"It's a huge culture shock," he said. "I felt like the winning spirit was making its way into Cleveland with those new coaches, but it's definitely been established here for a long time, and I'm excited to be a part of it."

Adam Kurkjian/Boston Herald

Tags: New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns

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Browns Trade Punter Andy Lee To Panthers

Aug 29, 2016 5:03 PM

The Cleveland Browns have traded Andy Lee and a 2017 seventh-round draft pick to the Carolina Panthers for Kasey Redfern and a fourth-round pick in 2018.

The trade comes a few days after Hue Jackson got into Lee's face after the punter allowed a touchdown in a preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Jackson wasn't pleased with Lee's effort in trying to stop Tampa Bay returner Adam Humphries from scoring.

Zac Jackson/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Carolina Panthers, Trade Rumor

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Browns Release Pass Rusher Paul Kruger

Aug 29, 2016 8:47 AM

The Cleveland Browns have released Paul Kruger, according to a report.

Cleveland has already shipped out Donte Whitner, Karlos Dansby and Barkevious Mingo this offseason.

Kruger, 30, had two years left on his five-year, $40.5 million deal.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Free Agent Rumor

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Browns Sought 2nd Round Pick For Josh Gordon

Aug 26, 2016 3:43 PM

The Cleveland Browns sought a second rounder for Josh Gordon.

"Listening (to trade offers) is probably a mischaracterization. We've said all we needed to say about it. We're not looking to trade Josh," Sashi Brown said Thursday.

Gordon hasn't played a game since December 2014 and will serve a four-game suspension to open the season.

Gordon said Tuesday he doesn't want to be traded.

"Cleveland is my team. That's where I want to be," Gordon told ESPN.com. "(Browns owner Jimmy) Haslam, the organization, coach (Hue) Jackson, I think the world of those guys, this city, this organization. They're showing me the love and respect back to me by allowing me to stay here up to this point.

"I expect to move forward with that. I'm excited about it. This is where I want to be and I'm happy to be with Cleveland."

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Browns Trade Barkevious Mingo To Patriots

Aug 26, 2016 9:00 AM

The Cleveland Browns have traded Barkevious Mingo to the New England Patriots for a fifth-round draft pick in 2017.

Mingo was the sixth overall pick three years ago.

He appeared in at least 15 games in each of his first three NFL seasons, but made just 16 total starts.

Conor Orr/NFL

Tags: Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, Official Trade, Trade Rumor

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Browns May Have Floated Out Josh Gordon Rumors To Increase Interest

Aug 24, 2016 8:52 AM

It was reported on Tuesday that the Cleveland Browns have fielded trade offers for Josh Gordon, but another report indicates that the club may have planted the story because they are considering dealing the wide receiver.

"There is a cynical point of view out there that the Browns floated the story of interest in Gordon to promote more activity," writes long-time Cleveland reporter Tony Grossi.

The rumors started with a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter. Grossi currently works for ESPN as well.

Tony Grossi/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Trade Rumor

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Browns Receiving Significant Trade Interest On Josh Gordon

Aug 23, 2016 10:56 AM

The Cleveland Browns have received interest from multiple teams about the availability of Josh Gordon.

The Browns are not currently interested in trading Gordon.

Cleveland has tried to establish an environment in which Gordon could thrive, and many around the league believe that first-year head coach Hue Jackson is the right coach for him.

Gordon will be suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season.

Gordon led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards in the 2013 season but was suspended for 27 of the next 32 games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. 

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Cleveland Browns, Fantasy, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Joe Haden: Josh Gordon 'Looks The Exact Same'

Aug 23, 2016 6:53 AM

Josh Gordon is practicing with the first-team offense of the Cleveland Browns and showing flashes of the talent that allowed him to lead the NFL in receiving three years ago.

Gordon has played in only five games since 2013 and sat out all of last season on a substance abuse suspension.

"He still looks the exact same and it's just crazy," Joe Haden said. "He looks a little bigger. I don't know how that happened, but he's still out there running around, looking the same, running his routes, floating. It still looks effortless."

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

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Robert Griffin III Reportedly Files For Divorce From Wife

Aug 17, 2016 8:05 AM

Robert Griffin III is filing for divorce from his wife of three years, according to a report.

Griffin and Rebecca Liddicoat were married July 6, 2013 and they had their first child, Reese Ann Griffin, in May 2015.

According to the report, the couple have been separated for the past several months.

The Cleveland Browns named Griffin the starting quarterback on Aug. 8 and he is set to start the team's second preseason game Thursday night against Atlanta.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

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Josh Gordon Takes Part In Walkthrough, Has Lost Weight

Aug 15, 2016 7:45 AM

Josh Gordon hasn't practiced with the Cleveland Browns because of a quadriceps injury, but he took part in Sunday's walkthrough and is close to getting the green light.

The Browns have worked to ensure Gordon is fit enough to practice once he's cleared and that he'll be able to contribute once his four-game suspension is over.

"No, I don't think it will be about conditioning," Hue Jackson said. "There's been a process that we've put in place to get him to where he needs to be overall, not just the conditioning, not just this or that. It's encompassing everything to make sure that when he is out here, he's out here for the time he's here -- obviously, we know he won't be around for the first four weeks -- and then making sure that after that time he'll be where he needs to be when he's able to get back."

Jackson said Gordon was overweight when he returned to the Browns after his reinstatement, but that "some of its come off already."

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

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Robert Griffin III Named Browns' Starting Quarterback
Despite Cleveland drafting a quarterback in 2016 (USC's Cody Kessler) and Josh McCown's presence on the roster, a majority of the focus was on Robert Griffin.

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Cowboys Like Josh McCown, But Browns Reluctant To Trade
The Cowboys would like to add Josh McCown as Tony Romo's backup, but the Browns are reluctant to trade the quarterback.

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Josh Gordon Says One-Year Ban Has Changed Him
Josh Gordon did not apologize for missing last season due to multiple violations of the NFL's substance-abuse policy, but he did say he was "tremendously excited" to be given another chance and "g

Pat McManamon/ESPN

Browns Will Give Robert Griffin III Majority Of First-Team Reps
The Browns haven't named Robert Griffin III their starting quarterback, but it appears to be his job to lose.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Josh Gordon Reinstated By NFL, Will Be Suspended Four Games
Josh Gordon had 87 receptions, 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013 over 14 games.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Josh Gordon Meets With Roger Goodell Over Reinstatement
Roger Goodell met with Josh Gordon in person on Wednesday to discuss his potential return to the field, according to sources.

Ian Rapoport/NFL

Chad Johnson To Serve As Guest Instructor With Browns
Chad Johnson will spend part of training camp working out with wide receivers as a guest instructor for the Browns.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

Browns Wiped Out Johnny Manziel's Guaranteed Money Before Cutting Him
The NFL Players Association didn't file a grievance in response to the voided guarantee, likely because Cleveland's case for voiding the guarantees was regarded as open and shut.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Browns Waive Connor Shaw
Connor Shaw, who made one start over two years, has been waived by the Browns.

Marc Sessler/NFL

Johnny Manziel Suspended Four Games By NFL
Johnny Manziel is currently a free agent and has said he'll go sober beginning July 1st.

RealGM Staff Report

Karlos Dansby: Guys Shut Down On Browns Last Season
The Browns went 3-13 last season and Karlos Dansby has provided some insight into just how difficult it was to hold things together until Mike Pettine.

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Jim Brown: Cavaliers Better Give LeBron A Statue
Jim Brown, who will be honored by the Browns with a statue outside outside First Energy Stadium, believes that LeBron James deserves one too.

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Danny Shelton Hoping Weight Loss Will Lead To Breakout
The Browns want Danny Shelton to be more versatile and the 2015 first-round pick has lost 30 pounds in anticipation.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Browns 'Not Even Close' To Naming Starting Quarterback
The Browns will enter training camp without a clear starter at quarterback.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Browns Release Brian Hartline
Brian Hartline struggled to gain separation and was a below replacement level wide receiver.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Reports: Manziel Indicted On Misdemeanor Assault Charge
QB Johnny Manziel has been indicted by a Dallas County grand jury, according to reports, with the formal announcement expected to come on Monday.

ESPN.com

Sashi Brown: Browns 'Like Volume', Could Move Down Further
The Browns are not ruling out moving further down in the first round.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Eagles Trade Up To No. 2 With Browns
The Browns will move back to No. 8 overall while also acquiring the Eagles' third rounder and fourth rounder this season along with their 2017 first round pick and their 2018 second round pick.

RealGM Staff Report

Browns Holding Talks Involving 2nd Overall Pick
The Browns have been linked to Jared Goff and Carson Wentz but the analytics-driven front office is seriously considering trading out of the No. 2 slot to acquire multiple picks.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Drew Rosenhaus Drops Johnny Manziel As Client
Johnny Manziel will be dropped by Drew Rosenhaus as a client and will only be taken back if he enters treatment for his issues.

Adam Schefter/ESPN (via PFT)