July 1, 2015

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Browns: Josh McCown’s mature approach is winning over coaching staff

Browns quarterback Josh McCown throws a pass during minicamp. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — For too many years of their reincarnation, the Browns have had controversy and doubt at quarterback. The signing of veteran Josh McCown and his almost immediate installation as the starter by coach Mike Pettine removed the controversy and competition, despite the presence of Johnny Manziel. The doubt will linger. That’s only natural regarding Read More…

Browns: Johnny Manziel says alter ego ‘Johnny Football’ is gone

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BEREA — Johnny Manziel is done with his “Johnny Football” persona. He just wants to be a Johnny that plays football. Manziel spoke to the media Wednesday for the first time since Dec. 29, the day after last season ended and a month before he checked into a treatment facility that specializes in addiction for Read More…

Gipson signs contract tender

Scott Petrak The Gazette Pro Bowl free safety Tashaun Gipson is back in the fold. And looking forward to another season in Cleveland. Gipson, who has skipped the voluntary offseason program, signed his second-round tender Friday. He’s expected to attend mandatory minicamp from Tuesday-Thursday. Gipson’s absence was due to frustration with his contract situation. The Read More…

Browns coach to the rescue: Mike Pettine denies team has soured on QB Manziel

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BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine defended Johnny Manziel following a run-in with a fan Saturday in Texas, then got defensive when discussing the quarterback’s play and future with the team. “I have no thoughts,” Pettine said Tuesday when asked about Manziel throwing a bottle of water toward a fan harassing him at a PGA Tour Read More…

Browns: More drama as Johnny Manziel chucks water bottle at fan

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Johnny Manziel threw a bottle of water at an 18-year-old harassing him for an autograph Saturday at the AT&T Byron Nelson golf tournament in Irving, Texas. Manziel missed, police arrived and the situation was diffused, Irving public information officer James McLellan said Sunday. No arrests were made, charges filed or tickets written, McLellan said. He Read More…

Browns are playing it safe with center Alex Mack

Cleveland offensive lineman Alex Mack, right, lines up with the offense during organized training activity in Berea Tuesday. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — A lot has happened since center Alex Mack left the field on a cart with a broken left leg. He missed the first snap of his career, the running game ground to a halt, quarterback Brian Hoyer couldn’t sustain his solid play and was allowed to leave in free agency and the Browns Read More…

Browns: More Johnny Manziel praise, new OC John DeFillippo likes what he sees

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BEREA — New offensive coordinator John DeFilippo has had more than three months to pore over the game film of quarterback Johnny Manziel’s seven quarters as a rookie. He’s had three weeks in the classroom and a week on the field to get to know Manziel the student. DeFilippo’s encouraged by what he’s seen. “All Read More…

Pettine enjoying his role on offense

Scott Petrak The Gazette AURORA — Mike Pettine went back to school during the offseason. The curriculum consisted of one subject: the offensive system of first-year coordinator John DeFilippo. “I have flash cards to help me learn a lot of the formations,” Pettine said Friday at the Browns’ annual charity golf outing at Barrington Golf Read More…

Browns: More praise for Johnny Manziel

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BEREA — New offensive coordinator John DeFilippo has had more than three months to pore over the game film of quarterback Johnny Manziel’s seven quarters as a rookie. He’s had three weeks in the classroom and a week on the field to get to know Manziel the student. DeFilippo’s encouraged by what he’s seen. “All Read More…

McCown tops on depth chart

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Josh McCown is No. 1 on the quarterback depth chart, expected to stay there and the favorite to be the starter Week 1 when the Browns travel to play the New York Jets. Johnny Manziel isn’t competing for the starting job, is in a rotation at No. 2 and Read More…