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Johnny Manziel Expected For April Workouts

Mar 24, 2015 11:21 AM

The Cleveland Browns expect Johnny Manziel to participate in offseason workouts beginning April 20 after he completes two months of rehab.

Manziel checked into a facility on Jan. 28 in an effort to "be a better family member, friend and teammate," family attorney Brad Beckworth said in a statement Feb. 3.

The Browns do not expect rehab to keep Manziel from competing for the starting quarterback job in 2015. Manziel will compete with Josh McCown, Connor Shaw and the recently acquired Thad Lewis at quarterback.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Misc Rumor

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Jimmy Haslam Could Swap Browns' Ownership For Titans

Mar 23, 2015 5:24 PM

The Tennessee Titans are getting closer to being sold and the possibility of Jimmy Haslam trading his ownership of the Cleveland Browns is possible.

Haslam badly wanted to own the Titans in his home state of Tennessee, but he chose several years ago to instead purchase the Browns when they became available.

Dave Tepper is considered the frontrunner to buy the Titans. Tepper is a Pittsburgh guy who owns five percent of the Steelers.

"Don't ignore the possibility of a swap with the Browns when that time comes," said one source who deals directly with many ownership groups. 

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Tennessee Titans

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Dwayne Bowe Signs Two-Year Deal With Browns

Mar 19, 2015 8:44 PM

Dwayne Bowe has agreed to sign with the Cleveland Browns on a two-year deal.

Bowe was released this offseason by the Kansas City Chiefs after eight seasons with the club.

Bowe visited Cleveland last week and had a productive meeting with the staff. He has a relationship with general manager Ray Farmer, who previously worked in Kansas City's personnel department.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Browns Offered First Round Pick For Sam Bradford

Mar 17, 2015 7:45 PM

The Cleveland Browns reportedly offered a first round pick for Sam Bradford.

It is unclear if the Browns made the offer when Bradford was property of the St. Louis Rams or Philadelphia Eagles or both.

Both Jeff Fisher and Chip Kelly claimed to have received first round offers for Bradford.

The Browns aren't counting on Johnny Manziel being a factor this season.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Tramon Williams Gets Top-20 CB Money From Browns

Mar 17, 2015 5:45 PM

Tramon Williams has been durable during his time with the Green Bay Packers and signed a three-year, $21 million deal with the Cleveland Browns.

Williams is 32 and would be fifth in APY behind Byron Maxwell, Brandon Flowers, Kareem Jackson and Chris Culliver as f.

Williams remains a quality cornerback, but the cost seems high based on his age.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Jordan Cameron Signs Two-Year, $15M Deal With Dolphins

Mar 13, 2015 12:40 PM

Jordan Cameron has agreed to sign with the Miami Dolphins on a two-year, $15 million deal.

Reports had indicated on Thursday that Cameron had agreed to re-sign with the Cleveland Browns.

Cameron had his best year in 2013 when he caught 80 receptions. Last season, Cameron missed five games due to concussion issues and one with a shoulder injury.


The Dolphins still have the transition tag on tight end Charles Clay, who is free to negotiate with other teams. Miami also can rescind the tag at any time.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Miami Dolphins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Browns, Raiders, Chiefs Interested In Darrelle Revis

Mar 10, 2015 1:56 PM

The Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders and Kansas City Chiefs will pursue Darrelle Revis in addition to the New England Patriots and New York Jets.

The Patriots decided not to pick up Revis' $20 million option for 2015.

The Browns and Raiders also pursued Revis in 2014.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Texans Have Deals With Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett

Mar 9, 2015 12:04 PM

The Houston Texans have agreed to terms with Ryan Mallett and also have agreement on a deal with Brian Hoyer.

Mallett will sign a two-year deal worth $7 million.

Hoyer's deal will be for three seasons.

Bill O'Brien also previously worked with Hoyer during their time together with the New England Patriots.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Josh McCown Signs Three-Year Deal With Browns

Feb 27, 2015 6:59 PM

Josh McCown has agreed upon a three-year deal with the Cleveland Browns.

By signing McCown, the Browns almost certainly won't bring back Brian Hoyer.

McCown has the inside track to start at quarterback for the Browns with Johnny Manziel in rehab.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Josh McCown, Bills In Contract Talks

Feb 26, 2015 11:21 AM

The Buffalo Bills and Josh McCown are in contract talks.

The negotiations began after the 35-year-old spent the previous two days visiting the Cleveland Browns.


McCown has also visited the Chicago Bears and New York Jets.

Kyle Orton finished the 2014 season as the Bills' starting quarterback, but he's decided to retire.

EJ Manuel is the only experienced quarterback on the Bills' roster.

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Tags: Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Ray Farmer Apologizes For In-Game Texts To Browns' Staffers
Mike Pettine said Wednesday he was disappointed that Ray Farmer sent the text but stressed the two can still work well together.

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NFLPA Files Grievance For Josh Gordon's One-Game Suspension
The suspension could prevent Josh Gordon from getting an accrued season and delay him from reaching free agency.

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Browns Wanted Foles For Gordon In 2013 Trade Talks
The Browns sought Nick Foles, who went into that season as the No. 2 quarterback behind Michael Vick.

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Browns Like Marcus Mariota
The Browns could select a quarterback in the first round for the second straight draft.

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NFL's Text Probe Could Impact Free Agency Of Brian Hoyer
Brian Hoyer is planning on considering all options.

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Josh Gordon Suspended At Least One Season By NFL
Josh Gordon has been suspended for the entire 2015 season by the NFL for violating the league's Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.

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Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds
The Seahawks, Patriots and Packers have the best odds of winning the Super Bowl next season.


Johnny Manziel Enters Rehab
Johnny Manziel showed a lack of commitment and preparation, as well as a continued propensity for nightlife.

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Josh Gordon Could Face One-Year Suspension
Josh Gordon tested positive for alcohol and will now be subject to a one-year suspension.

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Haslam: Browns Need To Get A Quarterback
The Browns used a first round pick on Johnny Manziel last year.

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DeFilippo Unsure If Browns Already Have Their QB On Roster
John DeFilippo met Johnny Manziel before last year's draft and said he's ready and eager to work with him.

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Browns Hire John DeFilippo As Offensive Coordinator
John DeFilippo will be in charge of figuring out how to maximize the effectiveness of Johnny Manziel.

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Browns Considering Mike Martz For Offensive Coordinator Job
Mike Martz was most recently offensive coordinator of the Bears and has been out of football since 2011.

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NFL Investigating Potential Texts To Browns' Sideline During Games
Texting would be a violation of the NFL's rules prohibiting electronic communication during games.

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Kyle Shanahan, Browns Agree To Part Ways
The Browns and Kyle Shanahan have agreed to part ways after one season as offensive coordinator.

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Kyle Shanahan Seeking Exit From Browns Due To Organizational Friction
Kyle Shanahan was in his first season as offensive coordinator of the Browns.

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Browns Open To Re-Signing Brian Hoyer
The Browns would like to re-sign Brian Hoyer if he wants to again compete for the starting quarterback job with Johnny Manziel.

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Josh Gordon Suspended By Browns For Week 17
Both Josh Gordon and Johnny Manziel were absent from the Browns' walk-through Saturday morning, and the team had trouble locating them.


Manziel Acknowledges Need For Increased Professionalism
Johnny Manziel wants to be "the guy" for the Browns next season and is prepared to have a more professional offseason.

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Johnny Manziel Out For Week 17 With Hamstring
Johnny Manziel will miss the rest of the season with an injured hamstring.

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