April 1, 2015

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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…

Browns: Johnny Manziel expected at practice

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PHOENIX — Browns coach Mike Pettine expects quarterback Johnny Manziel to take part in the team’s practices next month after leaving rehab. Pettine said the team has received “good” feedback about Manziel, who entered a treatment facility on Jan. 28 for an undisclosed problem. A first-round draft pick in 2014, the 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Read More…

Bowe finds perfect situation

Scott Petrak The Gazette Dwayne Bowe plans to make a difference on the field and in the locker room in his new home. “The Browns were the perfect situation from the fan base to the style of offense and the way I’ll be utilized to help the team go to the next level,” Bowe said Read More…

Bowe, Browns agree to terms

Brian Dulik The Gazette CLEVELAND — Dwayne Bowe was one of the NFL’s elite wide receivers earlier in his career. The Browns are counting on him to return to that level. Cleveland agreed to a contract with the eight-year veteran on Thursday, adding another piece to its new-look offense. He had been released by Kansas Read More…

Defensive lineman, cornerback joining Browns lineup

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The Browns had a good defense in 2014, ranking ninth in scoring but 23rd in yardage. They added a pair of pieces Monday, as coach Mike Pettine and coordinator Jim O’Neil try to take the next step toward dominance in their second season. Cornerback Tramon Williams, who turned 32 Monday, signed a three-year deal reportedly Read More…

Hughes signs extension

Scott Petrak The Gazette John Hughes has been a part-time player in the past. His new contract extension signals he’ll be more than that in the future. Hughes signed a four-year, $14.4 million extension Friday as the Browns secured one of their own on the fourth day of free agency. “It’s an amazing feeling,” Hughes Read More…

Browns: Miami closes deal, Jordan Cameron is latest to leave

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Jordan Cameron was back. Then he was gone. Then he was weighing his options. Then he was gone again. The tight end, who made the Pro Bowl for the Browns in 2013, ended the night by signing a deal with the Miami Dolphins, the team announced. The deal was reached around 8:45. Only a couple Read More…

Browns: Opening day is pretty quiet, Buster Skrine signs with Jets

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The NFL year began Tuesday at 4 p.m. To say it opened with a bang would be a huge understatement. Quarterbacks were traded. So were Pro Bowlers. Dozens of players switched teams, signing for tens of millions of dollars as free agency officially started. The Browns spent the day on the sideline. After announcing a Read More…

Browns: Not as bad as it appears, Mike Pettine is fine with the QBs

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CLEVELAND — Josh McCown went 1-10 as a starter last year and has a career passer rating of 76.1. The Browns recently signed him to a three-year, $14 million contract. Johnny Manziel remains in rehab after a wasted rookie season. He was the No. 22 pick in May. Connor Shaw is undersized with a below-average Read More…