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Brock Osweiler On Starting: 'Proof Is In The Film'

May 25, 2017 8:05 AM

Brock Osweiler is convinced that he's a starting quarterback in the NFL.

"Absolutely," Osweiler said in his first interview since being traded from the Houston Texans to the Cleveland Browns.

To those who doubt, Osweiler added: "I think the proof is in the film for the past two years."

The Texans traded Osweiler one year after he signed a four-year, $72 million contract.

"There was a coach that I played for in college, and he told me, only worry about the things that you can control," Osweiler said. "So from the time of the trade, that's all I've done. I couldn't be any more excited to be here. From the day I arrived, you couldn't have been welcomed in a better way."

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Browns Add Ryan Grigson To Front Office

May 24, 2017 7:01 PM

The Cleveland Browns have hired Ryan Grigson as Senior Personnel Executive. Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown made the announcement.

Grigson will report to Vice President of Player Personnel Andrew Berry.

“Ryan brings valuable experience to our personnel group,” said Brown. “He was raised as a road-scout and has been evaluating talent in this league for almost 20 years. We place a premium on that experience and on his passion for football. Ryan has much to offer to any personnel department and we are pleased that he chose to join our staff.”

“We are excited to add Ryan to our personnel department,” said Berry. “Having worked with him for four years with the Colts, I know Ryan is an individual with a palpable passion for scouting, a tireless work ethic and an insatiable competitive drive. His experiences as an NFL player and executive will prove valuable to the mission of our group, while his team-orientation and personal integrity will continue to strengthen our department’s culture.”

Grigson enters his 19th season in an NFL front office after previously serving as General Manager for the Indianapolis Colts from 2012-16.

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Browns Sign Myles Garrett To $30.4M Contract

May 22, 2017 8:27 AM

The Cleveland Browns have signed first overall pick Myles Garrett to his four-year, fully guaranteed rookie contract.

The deal is reportedly worth $30.4 million with a $20.25 million signing bonus and includes offset language. As with all first round picks, the contract includes a team option for a fifth year.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Draft, Misc Rumor, Signing

Jason McCourty Agrees To Two-Year Deal With Browns

May 17, 2017 7:18 AM

The Cleveland Browns have agreed to a two-year deal with Jason McCourty, who will provide much-needed depth at cornerback.

The deal is worth up to $6 million, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

McCourty played for the Tennessee Titans the past eight seasons, but became a free agent after he was released on April 18.

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

NFL Denies Josh Gordon's Bid For Reinstatement

May 11, 2017 4:43 PM

The NFL has denied Josh Gordon's application for reinstatement, according to a league source.

The Cleveland Browns wide receiver applied in early March. He can reapply for reinstatement in the fall.

Gordon hasn't played in a regular-season game since 2014 because of suspensions for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.


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Browns May Not Keep Sixth-Round Pick Caleb Brantley

May 1, 2017 9:21 AM

The Cleveland Browns selected Caleb Brantley with the 185th pick in the draft this weekend, but they may not keep the former Florida defensive tackle.

Brantley is considered one of the nation's top interior defensive line prospects, but his draft stock fell after he was charged on suspicion of misdemeanor battery following an alleged physical altercation with a woman earlier this month.


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Browns Take DeShone Kizer 52nd After Passing On QB Three Times In 1st

Apr 29, 2017 12:08 AM

The Cleveland Browns declined to select a quarterback with any of their three first round picks but selected DeShone Kizer 52nd overall.

The Browns have started 26 different quarterbacks since 1999. Cleveland also inquired about the availability of Jimmy Garoppolo.

"I do think there's a lot of potential and I think there's a lot of room for growth," Kizer told reporters after his selection. "My goal right now is to figure out a way to learn as much as I possibly can."

The Browns selected Myles Garrett, Jabrill Peppers and David Njoku in the first round.


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Patriots Decline To Talk Jimmy Garoppolo Trade With Browns At Draft

Apr 28, 2017 1:40 PM

The Cleveland Browns called the New England Patriots during the first round of the draft about trading for Jimmy Garoppolo. 

The Patriots again declined to engage in trade talks centered on Garoppolo. 

The future of Garoppolo has been tied to how many more years Tom Brady will continue to play.

The Patriots could even use the franchise tag on Garoppolo next offseason as a backup to Brady.

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Browns, Washington Deny Kirk Cousins Trade Talks

Apr 28, 2017 8:08 AM

Both the Cleveland Browns and Washington have denied a report that they discussed a possible Kirk Cousins trade.

The Browns used three first-round picks on Thursday night, none on a quarterback.

Sashi Brown dismissed the trade rumors as "bad reporting," while Jay Gruden said Washington didn't "receive one call" about Cousins.

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Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round

Apr 27, 2017 11:47 PM

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Southern California

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

20. Denver Broncos: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah

21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri

23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama

32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

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Browns Attempting To Trade For Kirk Cousins
The Browns are attempting to acquire Kirk Cousins from Washington.

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Browns Will Select Myles Garrett First Overall
The Browns' top brass met on Thursday to solidify their plans even if it was a long time in the coming.

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Joe Thomas Suffering From Memory Loss
Joe Thomas is entering his 11th season with the Browns.

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Myles Garrett Remains Expected Pick For Browns At No. 1
Sashi Brown told NFL Network's Mike Silver on Wednesday that he's known the pick for two weeks.

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Browns Have Discussed Trading Up With Three Teams In Top 8
The Browns, who own the No. 2 and No. 12 picks, have had discussions with at least three teams in the top eight about moving up.

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Browns Contemplating Selecting Mitch Trubisky At No. 1
The Browns also own the 12th overall pick but are unlikely to be able to pick Mitch Trubisky there.

Mark Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Browns Have No Plans To Trade For Veteran Quarterback
The Browns have no plans to trade for a veteran quarterback, according to Sashi Brown.

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Hue Jackson Prefers Myles Garrett For Browns At No. 1
The Browns could be creating a smokescreen in order to trade down from No. 1 if they receive an attractive enough package.

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Browns Could Be Considering Trading Down
The Browns have been linked to Myles Garrett, Mitchell Trubisky and most recently, Leonard Fournette with the top pick.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Browns Considering Leonard Fournette At No. 1
The Browns have considered taking Leonard Fournette with the first overall pick, according to sources.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Myles Garrett Hopes To Be Selected No. 1 By Browns
Myles Garrett has become the consensus choice for most draft analysts as the draft's best player.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

Tony Grossi Accuses Bill Barnwell Of Consulting For Browns
Tony Grossi works for ESPN 850 WKNR and was a longtime Browns' beat writer.

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49ers To Meet With Myles Garrett In Case Browns Don't Take Him No. 1
John Lynch was on hand for Myles Garrett's pro day workout in College Station.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Browns Won't Trade First Overall Pick
The Browns are widely expected to draft Myles Garrett even though they're publicly non-committal.

Pat McManamon/ESPN

Browns 'Aren't Expected' To Pursue Kirk Cousins Trade
The Browns "aren't expected" to pursue a trade for Kirk Cousins despite rumors that they are interested in the quarterback, according to a report.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Browns Have Interest In Geno Smith As Starter
The Browns may not have their starting quarterback yet and reportedly have interest in Geno Smith.

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Terrelle Pryor: Washington QB Situation Can't Be As Bad As 2016 Browns
Terrelle Pryor signed with Washington last week despite the lack of clarity at quarterback going forward.

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Brock Osweiler Has 'No News' On Future With Browns
The Browns are on the hook for Brock Osweiler's $16 million salary, but they have made no guarantees that he'll remain on the roster.

Steve Wyche/NFL

Jimmy Garoppolo's Farewell Instagram Post Was A 'Hoax'
An Instagram post on the verified account of Jimmy Garoppolo saying farewell to New England sent social media buzzing, but a source believed it was a "prank" or "hoax."

Mike Reiss/ESPN

Browns Still Pursuing Jimmy Garoppolo Despite Brock Osweiler Trade
The Patriots will still want the Browns' No. 1 overall pick this year in exchange for Jimmy Garoppolo and No. 12 doesn't interest them as much.

Mary Kay Cabot/Cleveland Plain Dealer