May 28, 2016

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Scott Petrak’s 2016 NFL mock draft

Los Angeles — Jared Goff, QB, California Rams traded up from No. 15 to grab their franchise QB. Philadelphia — Carson Wentz, QB, North Dakota State Browns dealt this pick after deciding extra picks were more valuable than Wentz. San Diego — Jalen Ramsey, DB, Florida State Chargers go with a great athlete over an Read More…

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NFL Draft 2016: Boise State LB Correa could be pass-rushing fit with Browns

Boise State’s Kamalei Correa uses a swim move to blow past the BYU guard, then strips the quarterback. A little while later, he sees an opening and bursts to the QB for a sack after initially being stopped. Explosive plays like these have been far too sporadic for the Browns, which is why they’re again Read More…

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BREAKING: Manziel indicted on misdemeanor domestic assault charge

DALLAS — A Texas grand jury has indicted ex-Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel on an assault charge after his ex-girlfriend accused him of domestic violence. The Heisman Trophy winner and former Texas A&M star was indicted Tuesday on a charge of misdemeanor assault related to family violence. The Class A misdemeanor carries up to one Read More… Read More…

NFL Draft: Ole Miss’ Treadwell uses physical play to offset lack of speed

Receiver Laquon Treadwell caught the bubble screen, weaved through the Auburn defense and was fighting for the end zone and an Ole Miss lead in the final two minutes when he was yanked down from behind. His leg was caught underneath in such an awkward position that his left fibula broke and the ankle dislocated. Read More… Read More…

UPDATE: Misdemeanor indictment expected Tuesday for former Browns QB Manziel

DALLAS — Johnny Manziel is expected to be indicted Tuesday on allegations that he attacked his ex-girlfriend in January, an attorney for the troubled former NFL quarterback said Monday. Robert Hinton told The Associated Press that prosecutors have notified him they expect a local grand jury to sign off on a misdemeanor assault charge for Read More… Read More…

Browns VP of player personnel Andrew Berry turned down Wall Street for life in NFL front office

BEREA — Andrew Berry was all set to use his Harvard education — a bachelor’s degree in economics and master’s in computer science — on Wall Street as an equity derivatives trader. Then he got a call about an entry-level job in the personnel department for the Indianapolis Colts. “After hearing more about the career Read More… Read More…

Browns Notes: QB Robert Griffin III must earn starting job, and he’s good with that

BEREA — The blockbuster trade of the No. 2 pick Wednesday seemed to be a vote of confidence for veteran quarterback Robert Griffin III, who signed a two-year, $15 million deal last month. But executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown and coach Hue Jackson pumped the brakes Thursday. “I don’t think Robert’s being Read More… Read More…

Browns defend trade, direction; coach Hue Jackson: We will get this right, I promise you

BEREA — Coach Hue Jackson dismissed the doubts, scoffed at the skepticism and countered the criticism the Browns received for trading the No. 2 pick. “We will get this right, I promise you,” he said Thursday. The new regime, led by executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown, traded the chance to land a Read More… Read More…

Petrak’s five thoughts on Browns’ deal with Eagles

After weeks of discussion and rumors, the Browns went through with it Wednesday and traded the No. 2 pick in the NFL Draft to the Philadelphia Eagles. C-T Browns beat writer Scott Petrak reacts to the blockbuster deal with five thoughts. 1. QBs the key Just like any draft, this trade won’t be accurately judged Read More… Read More…

Commentary: Browns make bold move, but is that good?

Look at it this way: When you need everything you can defend doing anything. On Wednesday the Browns did something. Be afraid. Be very afraid. As their history this century shows, the Browns are at their best when they do nothing. When they actively seek to do something, it’s either the wrong something, or the Read More… Read More…