May 24, 2016

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Medina police pay tribute to Tom DeLeone

Members of the Medina Police Department wore black arm bands Monday to honor the late Tom DeLeone. DeLeone, 65, died Sunday at his home in Park City, Utah, of brain cancer. He played 13 seasons in the NFL from 1972 to 1984, the last nine with the Browns. He was hired as an auxiliary officer Read More…

Browns cut veteran wide receiver Brian Hartline

The writing was on the wall when the Browns drafted four receivers. It transferred to paper Monday. The Browns terminated the contract of receiver Brian Hartline after one season with his hometown team. Hartline is from Canton and played for Ohio State. He spent the first six years of his career with the Miami Dolphins. Read More…

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Obituary: Former Browns C Tom DeLeone dies at 65 after battle with brain cancer

For some fans, center Tom DeLeone will always be the guy “a-hikin’” on the ninth day of “The Twelve Days of a Cleveland Browns Christmas.” To family, friends and teammates, he was so much more. DeLeone, a two-time Pro Bowler, died Sunday at the age of 65 surrounded by family and friends at his home Read More…

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Browns Notes: Robert Griffin III doesn’t have the starting job but is approaching QB competition like he does

BEREA — Robert Griffin III hasn’t been given the starting quarterback job — and is fine with that — but that hasn’t stopped him from taking the mindset that it’s his. “The way I look at it is that it is my spot and I have to go out and defend that and go out Read More…

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Browns CB Joe Haden vows to be ready for regular season, calls coach Hue Jackson best thing that’s happened since he’s been here

BEREA — Cornerback Joe Haden isn’t back on the field yet, but he’s starting to feel like himself again. And not just because the avid shoe collector and retailer is back in a pristine pair of sneakers. He sees the light at the end of the tunnel following ankle surgery March 16, has a renewed Read More…

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Browns Notes: Rookie WR Corey Coleman responds to coach Hue Jackson’s criticism — It’s the truth. I’ve got to get in better shape.

CLEVELAND — Rookie receiver Corey Coleman said he didn’t have a problem with coach Hue Jackson telling reporters he needed to get in better shape. “It’s the truth,” Coleman, the No. 15 pick, said Saturday after rookie minicamp practice at FirstEnergy Stadium as part of Fan Fest. “I was gassed from doing a lot of Read More…

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Browns: Coach Hue Jackson says it’s ‘way too soon’ to pick a starting QB, needs to see more of RG3 in his system

CLEVELAND — Coach Hue Jackson was so impressed by quarterback Robert Griffin III’s private workout the Browns signed him to a two-year, $15 million contract. Head of football operations Sashi Brown said Saturday that Griffin is young enough and talented enough to possibly be the long-term solution at the persistently problematic position. But the Browns Read More…

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Browns rookie minicamp: QB Cody Kessler feels connection with Hue Jackson, believes he can excel under veteran coach

BEREA — Quarterback Cody Kessler sat down with numerous teams and coaches before the NFL Draft. But a March meeting in Browns coach Hue Jackson’s office made the deepest impression. “Sometimes just as a player you can kind of feel, ‘OK, this is a coach I know I can play for,’” Kessler, a third-round pick Read More…

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Browns owner Jimmy Haslam says coach Hue Jackson’s “track record” is reason to trust his QB decisions

CLEVELAND — When Browns coach Hue Jackson told people to “trust me on this one” after USC quarterback Cody Kessler was drafted in the third round last month, he really needed only one person to have faith. Owner Jimmy Haslam said he does. “His track record’s been pretty good,” Haslam said Monday at FirstEnergy Stadium Read More…

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Cleveland Browns player Erving escorts Elyria teen to prom

  ELYRIA — Prom night is a night that sticks in memory for life. And Elna Wright certainly won’t soon forget hers after taking a Cleveland Brown as her date Saturday. Elna, who needs a wheelchair and is nonverbal, lost her boyfriend, Cody Wilson, shortly after she was crowned Elyria High School’s homecoming queen in Read More…

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