April 26, 2015

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Parker is known for big plays, TDs

Scott Petrak The Gazette Over his right shoulder. High above his head. Off the back of a defender. On the way out of bounds. Receiver DeVante Parker caught 33 touchdowns in 43 games at Louisville — he reached the end zone every 4.7 receptions — and they came in all shapes, sizes and contortions. “He Read More…

Browns’ Joe Haden: Johnny Manziel is changed man

BEREA — Joe Haden considers Johnny Manziel one of his closest friends on the Browns. Haden is convinced Manziel has changed following a 10-week stay in rehab. “I had a heart to heart with Johnny yesterday,” Haden, a Pro Bowl cornerback, said Tuesday. “He’s one of my good friends. I could tell he’s motivated. I Read More…

Browns offseason program: Some show, some don’t

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Quarterback Johnny Manziel was there. Pro Bowl free safety Tashaun Gipson wasn’t. The Browns’ offseason program began Monday, the first day players were permitted to work out with the team’s strength coaches. Players weren’t available to reporters and the team didn’t release an attendance report, but a source confirmed Manziel participated. It was expected after Read More…

Manziel apologizes to fans, team in statement

Scott Petrak The Gazette Johnny Manziel took “full responsibility” for his actions, apologized to the Browns organization and fans and vowed to work hard to regain trust and respect in a statement released Friday through the Browns. The nine-sentence statement was Manziel’s first public comment since leaving a treatment facility last week after spending 10 Read More…

Brian Dulik Browns commentary: Uniform unveiling was over the top

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When the most cogent statement at an event is made by the Bone Lady, it’s a pretty good sign things are out of control. Such was the case Tuesday night at the Cleveland Convention Center, where the Browns unveiled their three new uniform combinations. The white home, brown road and orange alternate jerseys — largely Read More…

The Browns’ great unveiling: New uniforms pay tribute to Cleveland

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CLEVELAND — Jerseys and pants in orange, brown and white give the Browns the chance to be the University of Oregon of the NFL, with nine uniform combinations available. But the ballyhooed uniform redesign revealed Tuesday also made one thing perfectly clear: The team belongs to the city. “Cleveland” in all caps is emblazoned across Read More…

Browns: Johnny Manziel leaves rehab after 10 weeks in facility

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Johnny Manziel has taken another step toward rejoining the Browns and restarting his football career. Manziel was discharged from a rehab facility, a league source confirmed Saturday. Manziel, 22, checked himself into a treatment facility Jan. 28, presumably to deal with a substance abuse issue. He spent more than 10 weeks in the facility, although Read More…

Browns: Johnny Manziel plays golf but still is in rehab

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Quarterback Johnny Manziel is expected to check out of a rehab facility in time for the start of the Browns’ offseason workout program April 20, but a round of golf Saturday in Louisiana doesn’t mean he’s left the facility for good. The Shreveport Times reported Manziel played golf with his father Saturday at East Ridge Read More…

Browns get break, GM Ray Farmer not as lucky as he will miss four games

Browns general manager Ray Farmer has been suspended for four games by the NFL for game-day texting. (AP FILE PHOTO)

The Browns caught a break. General manager Ray Farmer didn’t, and will be forced to take a league-mandated four-game break to start the season. The NFL handed out punishment Monday following its months-long investigation into game-day text messages sent last season by Farmer. The Browns won’t lose a draft pick, but Farmer will be suspended Read More…

Browns: Goodell says NFL to rule on texting by GM Ray Farmer soon

The annual NFL owners’ meetings came to a close Wednesday at the Arizona Biltmore Hotel, but “severe” punishment could await the Browns. Commissioner Roger Goodell now plans on focusing on the illegal texting from Cleveland general manager Ray Farmer to coaches on the sideline during several 2014 contests. Electronic communication is banned from 90 minutes Read More…