April 21, 2015

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Manziel apologizes to fans, team in statement

Scott Petrak The Gazette Johnny Manziel took “full responsibility” for his actions, apologized to the Browns organization and fans and vowed to work hard to regain trust and respect in a statement released Friday through the Browns. The nine-sentence statement was Manziel’s first public comment since leaving a treatment facility last week after spending 10 Read More…

The Browns’ great unveiling: New uniforms pay tribute to Cleveland

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CLEVELAND — Jerseys and pants in orange, brown and white give the Browns the chance to be the University of Oregon of the NFL, with nine uniform combinations available. But the ballyhooed uniform redesign revealed Tuesday also made one thing perfectly clear: The team belongs to the city. “Cleveland” in all caps is emblazoned across Read More…

Browns: Johnny Manziel leaves rehab after 10 weeks in facility

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Johnny Manziel has taken another step toward rejoining the Browns and restarting his football career. Manziel was discharged from a rehab facility, a league source confirmed Saturday. Manziel, 22, checked himself into a treatment facility Jan. 28, presumably to deal with a substance abuse issue. He spent more than 10 weeks in the facility, although Read More…

McAllister could hold key to Tribe’s fate

The Indians’ fate this season could hinge on Zach McAllister’s right arm. That looked like a losing proposition Friday during a disappointing home opener played in a stiff wind but under brilliant sunshine. McAllister started, struggled and took the loss in an 8-4 defeat to the despised Detroit Tigers. McAllister didn’t get much help from Read More…

Browns: Johnny Manziel plays golf but still is in rehab

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Quarterback Johnny Manziel is expected to check out of a rehab facility in time for the start of the Browns’ offseason workout program April 20, but a round of golf Saturday in Louisiana doesn’t mean he’s left the facility for good. The Shreveport Times reported Manziel played golf with his father Saturday at East Ridge Read More…

Browns get break, GM Ray Farmer not as lucky as he will miss four games

Browns general manager Ray Farmer has been suspended for four games by the NFL for game-day texting. (AP FILE PHOTO)

The Browns caught a break. General manager Ray Farmer didn’t, and will be forced to take a league-mandated four-game break to start the season. The NFL handed out punishment Monday following its months-long investigation into game-day text messages sent last season by Farmer. The Browns won’t lose a draft pick, but Farmer will be suspended Read More…

Bowe finds perfect situation

Scott Petrak The Gazette Dwayne Bowe plans to make a difference on the field and in the locker room in his new home. “The Browns were the perfect situation from the fan base to the style of offense and the way I’ll be utilized to help the team go to the next level,” Bowe said Read More…

Defensive lineman, cornerback joining Browns lineup

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The Browns had a good defense in 2014, ranking ninth in scoring but 23rd in yardage. They added a pair of pieces Monday, as coach Mike Pettine and coordinator Jim O’Neil try to take the next step toward dominance in their second season. Cornerback Tramon Williams, who turned 32 Monday, signed a three-year deal reportedly Read More…

Hughes signs extension

Scott Petrak The Gazette John Hughes has been a part-time player in the past. His new contract extension signals he’ll be more than that in the future. Hughes signed a four-year, $14.4 million extension Friday as the Browns secured one of their own on the fourth day of free agency. “It’s an amazing feeling,” Hughes Read More…

Browns: Miami closes deal, Jordan Cameron is latest to leave

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Jordan Cameron was back. Then he was gone. Then he was weighing his options. Then he was gone again. The tight end, who made the Pro Bowl for the Browns in 2013, ended the night by signing a deal with the Miami Dolphins, the team announced. The deal was reached around 8:45. Only a couple Read More…