August 27, 2014

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Browns Notes: Safety Tashaun Gipson excited to play Saturday after avoiding serious knee injury

Taylor Gabriel, Tashaun Gipson

BEREA — Free safety Tashaun Gipson roamed the deep part of the field and closed in on the line of scrimmage Wednesday during team drills. It was a welcome sight after he left practice Friday with a left knee injury. “Anytime something like that happens, you are a little worried,” Gipson said. “You’re praying for Read More…

Browns QB Brian Hoyer gets nod to start preseason opener; rookie Johnny Manziel continues to apply pressure

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BEREA — Quarterback Brian Hoyer will start Saturday in Detroit in the preseason opener. “That was his job. He was the one coming into it,” first-year coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday. “He’s done nothing to have that taken away from him, so he’ll be out there with the starters.” Rookie Johnny Manziel, who’s made significant Read More…

Browns rookie CB Justin Gilbert gets time with starters, hopes to win job by Week 1

Justin Gilbert, Miles Austin

BEREA — Cornerback Justin Gilbert didn’t need long to find a comfort zone in his first NFL training camp. The No. 8 pick out of Oklahoma State started getting his hands on passes early in camp. He’s continued to make plays every day – on Tuesday he broke up a deep Johnny Manziel pass in Read More…

Browns Notes: LB Karlos Dansby calls himself ‘best,’ says it’s ‘a joke’ he didn’t make Pro Bowl

Karlos Dansby

BEREA — Inside linebacker Karlos Dansby has never been voted to a Pro Bowl, and he didn’t make the NFL Network’s countdown of the top 100 players of 2013. He has his own ranking system. “I’m the best. I’m the best. I’m the best. I’m the best right now, by far,” he said Tuesday. “Until Read More…

Browns Notes: Josh Gordon plays, waits for ruling

Josh Gordon

BEREA — While the NFL continues to debate his fate, Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon returned to training camp Monday. The Pro Bowl pass catcher took part in the first two hours of practice, then headed inside the building to continue the appeals process for his one-year suspension. An NFL spokesman said no decision on Read More…

Browns Training Camp: Johnny Manziel takes all the first-team reps

Johnny Manziel

BEREA — Johnny Manziel broke the huddle with Joe Thomas to his left, Alex Mack front and center and Mitchell Schwartz to his right. On the first snap of team drills, he dropped back and completed a 40-yard pass to receiver Travis Benjamin with Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden in coverage. The crowd went wild. Read More…

Browns WR Miles Austin focuses on fixing mistakes, as coaches, teammates praise his ability

Miles Austin

When veteran receiver Miles Austin runs a route incorrectly – or the slight bit imperfectly – he’s the first to admit it. Especially to his quarterback. “We’re always talking and he almost gets down on himself too much,” quarterback Brian Hoyer said Saturday after the Family Day scrimmage. “I’m like, ‘Dude, I know you’re a Read More…

Browns awaiting word on Gordon’s suspension appeal

BEREA — While All-Pro receiver Josh Gordon sat in a New York office as lawyers tried to save his season — and possibly career — rookie Willie Snead and journeyman Marlon Moore took snaps at wideout with the starting offense. Gordon and the Browns continued to wait Friday for resolution to the saga that could Read More…

Gilkey fighting for starting spot

BEREA — Garrett Gilkey lined up exclusively at right guard with the first-team offense in the absence of John Greco. Greco returned to practice Thursday, but Gilkey doesn’t plan on moving out of the starting lineup. “It’s something I’m relentless towards, and for me it’s not just about making the team. My mind’s past that,” Read More…

Rookie QB Johnny Manziel struggles to adjust from college system to Browns’ scheme

Johnny Manziel

BEREA — Johnny Manziel has one thing figured out after his first week of NFL training camp: He isn’t in College Station anymore. Manziel met with reporters Thursday after the fifth full-squad practice and acknowledged his practice struggles, admitted his issues picking up the intricate offense and surprised some by saying he isn’t in a Read More…