August 27, 2015

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Browns: Johnny Manziel still isn’t throwing, sore elbow is the culprit

Johnny Manziel

BEREA — Johnny Manziel’s right elbow is still barking. So he still isn’t throwing, which is troubling for a quarterback. Manziel made a couple of soft tosses with his left hand during warm-ups and handed off with the right. But that was the extent of his action Wednesday afternoon during the half-hour of practice open Read More…

Browns: Throwing motion may be the issue for Johnny Manziel

BEREA — Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo believes Johnny Manziel’s unorthodox throwing motion contributed to his sore right elbow. The backup quarterback was unable to practice Monday because of the injury, which flared up one day earlier at training camp. “You see a three-quarter release sometimes and that puts a lot of pressure on the Read More…

Manziel misses camp for sore elbow

BEREA — A sore right elbow has temporarily put Browns backup quarterback Johnny Manziel on ice. The second-year pro, who has made steady progress throughout training camp, had his practice end prematurely Sunday when the injury flared up. Manziel completed a deep pass to rookie wide receiver Josh Lenz, but immediately turned toward the sideline Read More…

McCown is still No. 1 quarterback

Scott Petrak The Gazette Josh McCown’s right ring finger is fine. So is his grip on the Browns’ starting quarterback job. “We feel good about where Johnny (Manziel) is as the No. 2 and we feel good about where Josh is as the No. 1 and also understand that a large part of it is Read More…

Browns let one slip away as Bills’ gamble pays off at end

Cleveland’s Josh McCown is sacked by Buffalo’s Jerry Hughes in the first quarter. (AP PHOTO)

CLEVELAND — Quarterback Josh McCown was perfect in the preseason opener last week. That wasn’t the adjective to describe his performance Thursday night against the Buffalo Bills at FirstEnergy Stadium. McCown threw interceptions to end the first two drives and managed only three points while playing the entire first half with the first-team offense. He Read More…

Browns: Cleveland’s offensive line to be tested in battle in the trenches

Cleveland guard Joel Bitonio blocks during the preseason game against Washington. Bitonio and the Browns’ offensive line will be facing a top defensive line tonight when the Bills come to town. (AP PHOTO)

The offensive line has the chance to make a statement tonight at FirstEnergy Stadium. Granted, it’s only the second preseason game and Cleveland’s starters are expected to play only 15-25 snaps, but a strong performance against Buffalo’s highly talented defensive front would show the line is ready to be the strength of the offense. And Read More…

Browns: Travis Benjamin makes bid to stay

Cleveland wide receiver Travis Benjamin is making a strong bid to make the team. (AP FILE PHOTO)

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Travis Benjamin has started training camp like his job is on the line. It is. Maybe that should be in the past tense. With three preseason games left on the schedule, the spots at the bottom of the roster are guaranteed to no one. But Benjamin seems to have gone from the Read More…

Several trends surface for Browns

Scott Petrak The Gazette Drawing any conclusions following one preseason game is an exercise in stupidity. The Browns’ starting offense played one drive, the defense two. The second half was dominated by players who won’t make an NFL roster. But after an offseason of practices, two weeks of training camp, an intrasquad scrimmage and the Read More…

McCown already paying off

Browns quarterback Josh McCown has played for seven NFL teams in 13 seasons. He is 17-32 as a starter, only finishing with a winning record once, which makes him the definition of the word “journeyman.” Despite those unimpressive numbers, Cleveland general manager Ray Farmer signed him to a three-year, $14 million contract in February. Though Read More…

Browns: Danny Shelton is turning heads in the NFL

CLEVELAND — Danny Shelton has made quite an impression at Browns training camp, both with fans and his teammates. The rookie defensive tackle delivered the biggest hit at the “Orange and Brown Scrimmage” — blasting wide receiver Marlon Moore on the sideline — and has displayed a strong motor during practices in Berea. And Shelton Read More…