July 2, 2015

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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…

Lanning re-signs with Browns

Scott Petrak The Gazette The Browns re-signed punter Spencer Lanning and running back Shaun Draughn, who were exclusive rights free agents, the team announced Friday. In two years with the Browns, Lanning has 53 punts inside the 20-yard line, the best total in team history. He averaged 44.3 yards and a 39.2 net last year. Read More…

Browns: 5 things to watch as pivotal free agency period begins Tuesday

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The signing of veteran quarterback Josh McCown kicked off the player-acquisition part of the offseason for the Browns, who’ve also shown interest in receiver Brian Hartline and returner Ted Ginn Jr. The Browns’ philosophy under owner Jimmy Haslam and general manager Ray Farmer is to build through the draft, but free agency must augment Cleveland’s Read More…

UPDATED: Ex-Buckeye WR Brian Hartline visits Browns

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Brian Hoyer is headed out the door, but the Browns have targeted another guy with local ties as they try to reboot the offense. Brian Hartline, who went to Canton GlenOak High School and Ohio State, visited the Browns on Tuesday and could begin to fill the team’s desperate need at receiver. He would project Read More…

Browns: QB Josh McCown plans to lead by example, wants to make up for awful 2014

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Josh McCown’s willingness and ability to be a mentor was a factor in the Browns signing him last week. But McCown, 35, isn’t ready to be relegated to a rocking chair and still believes he can be a productive quarterback. How does he balance mentoring with his desire to be the starter? “It’s easy. You Read More…