January 27, 2015


Browns Notes: Jordan Cameron turns focus to free agency


BALTIMORE — The frustrating year is over for tight end Jordan Cameron. Now comes the uncertainty of free agency. Cameron finished the season with 24 catches for 424 yards and two touchdowns. The numbers dropped drastically from his Pro Bowl year in 2013, when he had 80 catches for 917 yards and seven touchdowns. Cameron Read More…

Browns Johnny Manziel threw party Friday; Justin Gilbert late for another meeting Saturday


BALTIMORE — Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel’s pledge to take his job more seriously didn’t make it through the weekend. Neither did rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert’s. Manziel threw a party Friday night that was attended by receiver Josh Gordon and other teammates, according to multiple reports. Gordon was suspended by the team when he missed the Read More…

Browns: QB Connor Shaw has had an eventful year

Connor Shaw, Austen Lane

BEREA — Connor Shaw has already had a year to remember. A start Sunday in Baltimore in his NFL debut would add a final chapter he couldn’t have imagined six weeks ago. “It’s been such a blessing. It’s such an awesome year for me and my family to be able to live my dream and Read More…

Browns coach Mike Pettine not ready to give up on first-round picks Justin Gilbert, Johnny Manziel


BEREA — The Browns have played 15 games. The first round of the draft has yielded four starts — two each for cornerback Justin Gilbert and quarterback Johnny Manziel. The play on the field has been suspect, and just as bothersome has been the behavior off the field. Manziel admitted Tuesday he didn’t take the Read More…

Browns may look to third-string QB Connor Shaw


Johnny Manziel’s rookie season got going late and finished early. Manziel was ruled out for the season finale Sunday in Baltimore with a “significant” left hamstring injury. He was hurt Sunday in a 17-13 loss to Carolina and exited in the second quarter. Brian Hoyer finished the game but sustained a right shoulder injury that Read More…

Johnny Football, Browns flattened vs. Panthers


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Johnny Manziel’s foot slipped on a throw, leading to an injured left hamstring and a short afternoon. The Browns’ annual late-season slide reached four games with a 17-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Slip slidin’ away has been the soundtrack for the past month. With all hope Read More…

Browns’ Johnny Manziel looking toward next season


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Johnny Manziel walked to the locker room with head down, towel draped over it. A left hamstring injury had ended his afternoon, and possibly his rookie season, with 1:49 left in the first half. When the 17-13 loss to the Panthers was over Sunday, his eyes were up and focused on 2015. Read More…

Browns notes: Mike Pettine keeps rookies on the bench


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Rookie coach Mike Pettine tried to teach rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert and rookie running back Terrance West a lesson Sunday by reducing their playing time. Gilbert, the No. 8 pick, didn’t play until the second quarter of Cleveland’s 17-13 loss to Carolina. West was active, but didn’t play at all. “Neither of Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel says he needs to trust his eyes, and let ball fly


BEREA — Timid is not an adjective commonly used in connection with the risk-taking, hard-partying, trash-talking Johnny Manziel. That’s how he described his play Sunday in his first NFL start. “It’s just what I was telling myself throughout the week, when you see something and your eyes see it, trust it and then go out Read More…

Browns believe organization has rid itself of losing culture


BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine and his players think Browns legend Bernie Kosar has it wrong. They insist the culture within the organization has changed for the better and will support a winner. They know the best way to demonstrate that is to stop the skid at three and finish the season with wins in Read More…