August 2, 2015

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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…

Browns Notes: Tight end James Casey reportedly will visit Cleveland, is an option if Jordan Cameron leaves

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Jordan Cameron would leave a sizable hole at tight end if he leaves in free agency. The Browns are looking at veteran James Casey as an option if that happens. ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported Casey (6-foot-3, 235 pounds) will visit the Browns. Casey, 30, was released last week by the Eagles in order to save Read More…

Browns: Veteran quarterback Josh McCown visits

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The never-ending search for a quarterback — the Browns have started 22 since 1999 — could stop, temporarily, on Josh McCown. The 35-year-old veteran arrived Tuesday to visit with the Browns, and his stay was expected to continue today, a league source confirmed. McCown has drawn interest from multiple teams since he was released by Read More…

Browns president Alec Scheiner denies meddling, says doesn’t want role in football operations

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BEREA — Yes, Browns president Alec Scheiner watches game film with general manager Ray Farmer. No, he’s doesn’t want to follow in Joe Banner’s footsteps and add football responsibilities to his job description. “I like my role. I’ve got enough on my plate,” Scheiner said Tuesday after introducing the team’s new logo in an interview Read More…

Browns unveil new logo; uniforms to be unveiled April 14

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BEREA — The Browns’ unveiling of their new logo Tuesday turned out to be much ado about nothing. Cleveland will continue to use its insignia-free helmet as its primary logo, but dramatically brightened the shade of orange and changed the facemask to brown. The brown-and-white stripe atop the helmet also has been widened, reflecting subtle Read More…