July 22, 2014

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Browns backup QB Johnny Manziel No. 1 in jersey sales

Johnny Manziel

Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel is second on the Browns’ depth chart, but No. 1 in the NFL in one statistic. Manziel’s No. 2 was the most popular jersey sold on NFL.com from April 1-Thursday. Manziel has yet to take a professional snap and enters training camp this week trailing veteran Brian Hoyer in the competition Read More…

Browns: Josh Gordon booked for driving while intoxicated charge

Josh Gordon can’t stay out of trouble, and it may cost him his NFL career. Cleveland’s All-Pro receiver was arrested early Saturday morning in Raleigh, North Carolina, and charged with driving while impaired. It’s the latest off-field incident for the ultra-talented player who faced a possible indefinite suspension from the NFL even before the arrest. Read More…

Resolution expected soon in Gordon situation

  Scott Petrak The Gazette The Browns have been waiting two months for resolution regarding a possible suspension for All-Pro receiver Josh Gordon. The wait should be over relatively soon. Profootballtalk.com reported Thursday, citing a league source, that Gordon’s appeal hearing regarding a reported failed drug test is scheduled for late-July. The Browns open training Read More…

Browns: Johnny Manziel, Justin Bieber hang out

The inflatable swan and money phone have been replaced. And surpassed. Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel had a new partying companion Monday — Justin Bieber, the bad boy of pop music. Manziel retweeted photos of him alongside Bieber and boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, and TMZ Sports reported the party at Bieber’s Beverly Hills, California, condominium Read More…

Browns: Brian Hoyer’s camp in no hurry

Brian Hoyer

The Browns want to lock up homegrown quarterback Brian Hoyer for the long term before he enters the final season of his contract. It won’t be easy. The Browns are trying to sign Hoyer to a contract extension, ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported Monday, citing sources. Hoyer, a North Olmsted native and St. Ignatius graduate, Read More…

Browns: Andrew Hawkins is standing out

Cleveland wide receiver Andrew Hawkins has made people take notice. (BRUCE BISHOP / GAZETTE)

BEREA — Andrew Hawkins was born with a strike against him. And it’s a sizable one. In a game of giants, a microscope is helpful to find the slot receiver listed at 5-foot-7 and a generous 180 pounds. The lack of size almost cost Hawkins a career in the NFL, so he’s made it his Read More…

Browns: Coach unconcerned with Johnny Manziel’s weekend partying

The weekend partying of quarterback Johnny Manziel, pictured, does not concern Browns coach Mike Pettine. (AP FILE PHOTO)

BEREA — Johnny Manziel returned from his latest whirlwind weekend, took snaps with the starters and threw a great deep ball Tuesday as Cleveland’s three-day mandatory minicamp opened. There were no inflatable swans or bottles of champagne in sight. Manziel, who’s battling incumbent Brian Hoyer for the starting quarterback job, has had three free weekends Read More…

Browns: Players, coaches come to defense of wide receiver Josh Gordon

BEREA — The Browns are certainly frustrated — even exasperated — by the off-field troubles of Josh Gordon. But they’re not giving up on the All-Pro receiver. “He’s a brother to us and we have his back no matter what,” tight end Jordan Cameron said. Gordon lined up with the first-team offense again Tuesday during Read More…

Browns: Cornerback Aaron Berry gets another chance with Cleveland

The Browns are giving cornerback Aaron Berry another chance to work for a couple of his former bosses. Cleveland signed the free agent Monday. He’ll compete for a spot in the secondary and should contribute on special teams. Berry played for the New York Jets in 2012 when Browns rookie coach Mike Pettine was the Read More…

More trouble for Gordon

Scott Petrak The Gazette As Browns receiver Josh Gordon waits to hear if he’ll be suspended — possibly indefinitely — for reportedly failing a marijuana test, he’s once again linked to the illegal substance. Gordon was given a speeding ticket Sunday night in Strongsville on Interstate 71 North, and his passenger was given a citation Read More…