July 24, 2014

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Browns: Hoyer looks good, first day of minicamp belongs to quarterback

Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer throws during a voluntary minicamp workout at the team’s NFL training facility in Berea. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — Quarterback Brian Hoyer dropped back quickly and smoothly and fired a strike. He rolled right with little restriction and delivered a perfectly placed completion. The highlight of the first day of the first minicamp under first-year coach Mike Pettine was Hoyer’s fluid movement on his surgically repaired right knee during individual and seven-on-seven Read More…

Browns: Farmer stays mum, won’t tip hand on NFL Draft

Ray Framer

BEREA — Ray Farmer would prefer to flip the page on the calendar and speed up the clock. He doesn’t want to wait nine more days for his first draft as a general manager. Farmer, who was promoted by Browns owner Jimmy Haslam when CEO Joe Banner and GM Michael Lombardi were fired in February, Read More…

Browns: Bridgewater has question marks, but plenty of positives too

Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater could be a target for the Browns in the first round of the NFL Draft.

Shawn Watson doesn’t usually ask Teddy Bridgewater about the draft. Bridgewater gets enough questions from everyone else that his former coach at Louisville keeps their chats to other topics. Watson recently made an exception. The increasingly loud buzz in the national media is that Bridgewater — an intelligent and accurate, if not dazzling, quarterback — Read More…

Browns commentary: Things to look for in a QB

The Browns have been looking for the long-term answer at quarterback since the day they returned to the NFL in 1999. The fans know all too painfully the list of 20 that began with Tim Couch and is paused on Jason Campbell. No. 19, Brian Hoyer, is the only one who remains on the roster. Read More…

Mack happy to be a Brown

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Alex Mack is happy to be the highest-paid center in the NFL. Happy the venture into free agency is behind him. Happy to have a long-term contract, and the power to opt out after two years. And, yes, happy to be a Brown. Mack was back at Browns headquarters Read More…

Mack staying in Cleveland

  Scott Petrak The Gazette The angst was unnecessary. The worry wasted. Center Alex Mack isn’t going anywhere. At least for the next two years. After a month of uncertainty with Mack on the free agent market, the Browns quickly ended the drama Friday, announcing they will match the five-year, $42 million offer sheet he Read More…

Browns must keep Mack

  The numbers are in. Browns free agent center Alex Mack is scheduled to sign a five-year, $42 million offer sheet today with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to multiple reports. It would make him the highest-paid center with an average of $8.4 million a year. The deal includes $18 million over the first two years, Read More…

Mack wants to go to Jacksonville

  Scott Petrak The Gazette Alex Mack wants to leave Cleveland for Jacksonville. Soon it will be up to the Browns whether they choose to block his path. Mack, a free agent center, will sign a five-year offer sheet with the Jaguars by Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday. The Browns will then have five Read More…

Browns: Weighing in on Mack situation, Haslam optimistic center will stay put

VALLEY VIEW — The visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars by free agent center Alex Mack hasn’t changed the outlook of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. “We remain optimistic that Alex Mack will be a Cleveland Brown for a long time,” Haslam said Tuesday night before the Cleveland premiere of “Draft Day,” a fictional movie about the Read More…

Browns: Burleson sees good things ahead

Nate Burleson believes he brings a lot to the Browns — leadership, experience and a 1,000-yard season if healthy. He wouldn’t have come aboard unless he thought the team was poised to get over the hump and make a run at the playoffs. “I see them as a team that’s ready to take that next Read More…