July 23, 2016

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Browns Notes: Hue Jackson promises tackling and plenty of pads during training camp

BEREA — Fans should be excited, not scared, when they hear a loud, screeching noise at training camp. Tackling is coming. “The siren is not for the health ward to come,” coach Hue Jackson said Tuesday after the first practice of three-day mandatory minicamp. “We’re going to put the ball down and it’s kind of Read More…

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(UPDATED) Browns rookie Cody Kessler shows dedication with long hours, will continue by working with QB guru Tom House before training camp

BEREA — Rookie quarterback Cody Kessler says he takes the 6:15 shuttle to Browns headquarters every morning, no matter how late he was in the building the night before watching film. He FaceTimed receiver Corey Coleman before rookie minicamp to get a jump on the playbook. He held late-night study sessions in his hotel room Read More…

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Browns: Hall of Famer Jim Brown to take on larger role in organization

ROCKY RIVER — Owner Jimmy Haslam welcomed Hall of Famer Jim Brown back into the organization three years ago. New coach Hue Jackson plans to take greater advantage of having Old No. 32 around. “A guy like Jim, not to use him as a resource would be not very smart on my part,” Jackson said Read More…

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Browns TE Gary Barnidge has sports hernia surgery, expected back for training camp

ROCKY RIVER – Browns Pro Bowl tight end Gary Barnidge will miss minicamp next week after having sports hernia surgery Thursday morning in Philadelphia. Barnidge, 30, had been practicing with the injury through organized team activities, but after monitoring it the medical staff determined it worsened to the point where it should be corrected. Coach Read More…

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Browns coach Hue Jackson still not ready to name starting QB but quick to praise Robert Griffin III’s progress and potential

BEREA — All that stands between the Browns and training camp is a three-day mandatory minicamp next week and a six-week summer vacation. Coach Hue Jackson still isn’t ready to declare a starting quarterback among a crowded group — “to make sure … we make the right choice and not just the fast choice,” he Read More…

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Browns promote Ken Kovash to VP of player personnel — same title as Andrew Berry — make several other front office moves

The Browns have a second vice president of player personnel. They announced the promotion of Ken Kovash on Tuesday, giving him the same title as Andrew Berry. Five others were promoted within the front office, and Glenn Cook was hired as assistant director of scouting after four years with the Green Bay Packers. Kovash, who Read More…

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Browns’ Erving looking for on-field play to match off-field boost

Offensive lineman Cameron Erving became a popular punching bag for fans last year as a rookie. Despite being the No. 19 pick, he started only four games, and only because of injury. When he did play, he was often overmatched, with the widely circulated videos to prove it. The public reaction to Erving changed recently, Read More…

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Browns: Ogbah seventh of 14 draft picks to sign contract

BEREA — Seven draft picks down, seven to go for the Browns. Linebacker Emmanuel Ogbah signed a four-year contract worth approximately $6.5 million Thursday, becoming the seventh member of their NFL Draft class to agree to terms. The 6-foot-4, 275-pounder from Oklahoma State was the first player selected in the second round with the No. Read More…

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Browns: Thomas feels recharged because of new coach Jackson

BEREA — Joe Thomas was emotional and unhappy at the end of last season, openly wondering if he wanted to spend his entire career with the Browns. Less than five months later, the nine-time Pro Bowl tackle is singing a much different tune because of their new coach. “Since I got here, my goal was Read More…

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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…