September 3, 2015

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Browns: Rest is best option for Johnny Manziel’s sore right elbow

Johnny Manziel

BEREA — Surgery isn’t on the table for Johnny Manziel. The sore-armed Browns quarterback said Tuesday he’s spoken with several doctors, including renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, and the verdict was consistent. An MRI revealed no structural damage in the right elbow and rest was agreed upon as the best remedy. “We reached out Read More…

Browns: Barkevious Mingo returns to the practice field

Barkevious Mingo

BEREA — The clock is ticking down to the start of the regular season. And the beat gets louder by the day. With the regular season less than two weeks away — Sept. 13 at the New York Jets —– outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo led a number of injured Browns back onto the practice field Read More…

Browns: Not bad, by Josh McCown

Quarterback Josh McCown and many of the Browns starters played their final preseason snaps Saturday night at Tampa Bay. They finished on a high note with a third-quarter touchdown drive, a 31-7 victory — Cleveland’s first of the preseason — and plenty of good vibes heading into the regular-season opener Sept. 13 at the New Read More…

McCown has moved on from Tampa days

Scott Petrak The Gazette Josh McCown is friendly, accommodating and thoughtful with reporters. But he was curt this week when asked to reflect on his time with Tampa Bay. “I’d rather not,” he said. McCown has good reason for not wanting to spend too much time thinking about his year with the Buccaneers, whom the Read More…

McCown puts Tampa Bay days in the past

Scott Petrak The Gazette Josh McCown is friendly, accommodating and thoughtful with reporters. But he was curt this week when asked to reflect on his time with Tampa Bay. “I’d rather not,” he said. McCown has good reason for not wanting to spend too much time thinking about his year with the Buccaneers, whom the Read More…

Browns being cautious with Johnny Manziel, who will sit out two games

Johnny Manziel

BEREA — Johnny Manziel’s preseason is over at the halfway point. Manziel didn’t throw for the fourth straight day Thursday with a sore right elbow. Coach Mike Pettine ruled him out for the game at Tampa Bay on Saturday and the finale Thursday in Chicago. “Just given the short week and not wanting to put Read More…

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…