July 29, 2014

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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…

Browns commentary: General manager Ray Farmer stuck to the plan

Elvis has entered the building. He wasn’t joined by any receivers. After three days of trades, picks, reports, no-comments and huge emotional swings in Cleveland, the NFL Draft concluded Saturday night. The Browns opened the marathon with fireworks — cornerback Justin Gilbert and quarterback Johnny Manziel in the first round — then moved to the Read More…

Browns: Crucial night arrives, Browns need to strike it rich

The NFL Draft is always highly anticipated by Browns fans. Never quite like this. Two extra weeks due to a scheduling conflict at New York City’s Radio City Music Hall drew out the drama. The movie “Draft Day” increased the buzz. Then there’s the seven-round marathon itself. The Browns have 10 picks, including two in Read More…

Browns reporter Scott Petrak’s 2014 mock NFL Draft

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1. Houston — Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina Texans prefer to trade down but might not get offer they like. 2. St. Louis (from Washington) — Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews also a possibility. 3. Jacksonville — Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo Wouldn’t be surprised to see Johnny Manziel here. Jags need someone who will sell tickets. Read More…

Report: Browns won’t pick Johnny Manziel in NFL Draft

Sorry, Johnny Manziel fans. It looks like the Browns won’t be taking him with the No. 4 pick in the NFL Draft on Thursday night. FoxSports’ Jay Glazer reported Tuesday night that, despite increased buzz the Browns would draft Manziel if available, the Browns would pass on the electrifying but polarizing Texas A&M quarterback. “Browns Read More…

Taylor will be staying with Browns

  Scott Petrak The Gazette The new Browns regime let Phil Taylor know he’s wanted. The Browns exercised the fifth-year option on the contract for the defensive lineman Friday. Taylor is now under contract through 2015, when his salary would be $5.5 million. “It’s very evident to us watching on tape and seeing him in Read More…

Browns: College standout Vince Young signs one-year contract

Quarterback Vince Young practices during minicamp this week. Young signed a one-year contract Thursday. (AP PHOTO)

BEREA — Vince Young hasn’t appeared in a regular-season game since Dec. 18, 2011, but the Browns believe he can still play quarterback in the NFL. Obviously, so does Young, which is why the former college football phenom was all smiles Thursday after signing a one-year contract with Cleveland. “There is no popping champagne bottles, Read More…

Browns: Bryant talks about heart surgery

Cleveland defensive end Desmond Bryant, right, chases Minnesota quarterback Christian Ponder last September. (AP FILE PHOTO)

BEREA — Desmond Bryant was tired of the trips to the hospital — three in 13 months. He was sick of the scared feeling he’d get when his heart would race. So he elected to have a cardiac ablation Dec. 6 at the Cleveland Clinic to correct the irregular heartbeat. “I felt like after I Read More…