July 25, 2014

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Browns: Players, coaches come to defense of wide receiver Josh Gordon

BEREA — The Browns are certainly frustrated — even exasperated — by the off-field troubles of Josh Gordon. But they’re not giving up on the All-Pro receiver. “He’s a brother to us and we have his back no matter what,” tight end Jordan Cameron said. Gordon lined up with the first-team offense again Tuesday during Read More…

Browns: Cornerback Aaron Berry gets another chance with Cleveland

The Browns are giving cornerback Aaron Berry another chance to work for a couple of his former bosses. Cleveland signed the free agent Monday. He’ll compete for a spot in the secondary and should contribute on special teams. Berry played for the New York Jets in 2012 when Browns rookie coach Mike Pettine was the Read More…

More trouble for Gordon

Scott Petrak The Gazette As Browns receiver Josh Gordon waits to hear if he’ll be suspended — possibly indefinitely — for reportedly failing a marijuana test, he’s once again linked to the illegal substance. Gordon was given a speeding ticket Sunday night in Strongsville on Interstate 71 North, and his passenger was given a citation Read More…

Browns commentary: Johnny Manziel should have skipped Vegas

The conversation reached suburban Dayton at a family party where plenty of adult beverages were consumed and no work was done. Did it matter that Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel was in Las Vegas partying over Memorial Day weekend? The buzzing backyard was divided, as are most things when Manziel is the subject of the Read More…

Browns: Johnny Manziel Mania is in full swing

BEREA — Johnny Manziel even looks cool stretching. Manziel practiced in front of reporters Saturday morning for the first time as a member of the Cleveland Browns. During the 15 minutes of rookie minicamp open to the media — a large local pool of 40 — Manziel warmed up, handed off to running backs and Read More…

Little released by Browns

  Scott Petrak The Gazette The uncertainty surrounding All-Pro receiver Josh Gordon seemed to be an opening for Greg Little. It wasn’t. Little, whose flashes of strong play were overshadowed by drops and drama, was released by the Browns on Friday. Gordon could face an indefinite suspension after failing a marijuana test, ESPN reported last Read More…

Browns add wide receivers to roster

General manager Ray Farmer has started collecting insurance policies in case All-Pro receiver Josh Gordon is forced to serve a suspension. The Browns added a pair of veteran receivers Thursday, agreeing to terms with former Dallas Cowboy Miles Austin and signing former Chicago Bear Earl Bennett. They’d been on the market since March. Undrafted free Read More…

Browns: Pumped to be in Cleveland, Joe Haden inks five-year extension

Browns cornerback Joe Haden shares a laugh with coach Mike Pettine. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — Joe Haden got excited when the Browns drafted quarterback Johnny Manziel. It was nothing compared to the thrill, satisfaction and motivation he felt five days later when he signed a five-year, $68 million extension that will keep him in Cleveland through 2019. “It’s crazy. It’s crazy,” Haden said Wednesday at a news conference Read More…

Cornerback Joe Haden, Browns agree on five-year contract extension

Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden has signed a five-year contract extension with the Browns. (AP FILE PHOTO)

Mr. Cleveland can get even more comfortable. Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden signed a five-year extension with the Browns on Tuesday that will keep him under contract through 2019. The extension is worth $68 million, with a $14 million signing bonus, $22 million fully guaranteed and another $23 million guaranteed for injury. Haden, who endeared Read More…

Browns owner wants Johnny Manziel to remember Brian Hoyer is starter

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam reminds QB Johnny Manziel that Brian Hoyer is the starter. (AP PHOTO)

CANTON — Johnny Football Fever has spread to the clergy. During the invocation before the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club presentation Monday, the priest gave special mention to rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel. Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, the guest speaker, turned red as he laughed heartily on the dais. “Father, I don’t think I’ve Read More…