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Saturday web roundup: Cleveland Browns

Johnny Manziel: I've made mistakes > Team 'alarmed' at Johnny Manziel's behavior? >  Art Modell grave-pisser identified > Awaiting fate, Josh Gordon reports to Browns camp > Brian Hoyer has a chance with Cleveland Browns, too > Hoyer confident he can win Browns starting QB job > Browns sign Jamaal Westerman > 53-man roster prediction >
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Johnny Manziel: I’ve made some rookie mistakes, says he has a right to party

Browns rookie Johnny Manziel told the media today that he’s spoken to head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer about his off the field actions this offseason. “Me and coach (Mike) Pettine and (GM) Ray Farmer really talked about a lot of things that transpired over the course of the offseason,” Manziel said Friday. “The main thing is people within this building...
Via Pro Football Zone
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Browns reportedly ‘alarmed’ by Johnny Manziel’s partying, feel he’s regressed

Given his somewhat nefarious history and penchant for partying, not to mention his unorthodox style of quarterbacking, Johnny Manziel was perceived by many scouts, NFL front office types and others as something of a risk. This presumably is why Manziel fell to the Cleveland Browns at the 22nd pick in the first round of the […] The post Browns reportedly ‘alarmed’ by Johnny...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Browns think Manziel has regressed, worry about partying

In a topic that’s been beaten to death, even on these very pages, we have something of an update. Mary Kay Cabot is reporting from sources within the Browns that they are “stunned” by Johnny Manziel’s non-stop antics during this off-season. Manziel regressed in practice after the first week of organized team activities, and some in the organization attributed it to too much...
Via Waiting For Next Year
21 hours ago  |  4 Comments

Browns players expect Brian Hoyer to win starting job

Some Browns players have told ESPN’s Bob Holtzman that they believe Brian Hoyer will be the week one starter. Browns player: "we're all expecting Hoyer to start" week 1. Feeling in locker room is Pettine will announce WELL BEFORE 3rd preseason game — bob holtzman (@BobHoltzmanESPN) July 25, 2014 I don’t see Hoyer beating out Johnny Manziel, but that’s just...
Via Pro Football Zone
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Browns waive two, sign DL Edgar Jones

According to Larry Hartstein of CBS Sports, the Browns have signed veteran defensive lineman Edgar Jones, while waiving wide receiver Kenny Shaw and running back Jourdan Brooks. Jones was signed by the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2007 and appeared in seven games for the Cowboys in 2013, playing 74 snaps on defense. He had a workout with the Browns last month.
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Does the NFL have a Discipline Double Standard

(The NFL Came down hard today on those with drug infractions, went light on wife abusers and the jury is still out on owners who drive drunk - What's going on Mr. Goodell?)      The sports world is alive today buzzing over the curious decisions and punishments handed out by the NFL today.       Twitter is abuzz over a two-game suspension for a football player who beat...
Via Route4Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Josh Gordon may have checked himself into rehab

Mike Garafolo reported Thursday night on FOX Sports One’s evening show America’s Pregame that Josh Gordon checked himself into rehab after his July 4th arrest in Raleigh, North Carolina. Said on @AmericasPregame Josh Gordon checked himself into rehab following his DUI arrest. Still expected to report to camp tomorrow. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) July 24, 2014 Patient confidentiality...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hoyer vs. Maziel. Game on.

There are a few traditions that have grown, organically and probably accidentally, from early training camp practices in this new era of the Cleveland Browns. One is that the fans who show up early on camp's first day start barking -- possibly like their fathers and grandfathers did back when camp was held across Cleveland at Lakeland Community College -- and before long start...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Most Underpaid Players in the NFL

The salary structure in the NFL is imperfect because a player’s salary doesn’t always match his production. Often times a player’s only recourse to achieve fair value is to to hold out. We nearly saw that with Kansas City Chiefs star running back Jamaal Charles, who was severely underpaid before getting his well-deserved long-term contract on Wednesday. Charles’ rich new...
Via Gridiron Grit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Modell family is pissed off at grave urinator, wants to press charges

The family of Art Modell isn’t finding a fan’s twisted way to pay his respects at the grave of Art by rigging up some tubing down his leg to take a big wee wee on the former Browns-Ravens owner so funny. The video has been removed from YouTube, but luckily still has a copy. “To some people, the man in that grave is Art Modell,” son David Modell said, via Jon...
Via Low Brow Sports
2 days ago  |  3 Comments

Report: Josh Gordon to appeal one-year ban on Aug. 1

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will appeal his one-year suspension in a meeting with NFL officials on Aug. 1, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Browns WR Josh Gordon is scheduled to meet in NYC with NFL officials regarding 1-year suspension he faces on Fri, Aug. 1, per league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 24, 2014 Gordon is facing a yearlong ban following...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Brown sues to stop sale of 'stolen' championship ring

Former Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown is suing a New York auction house to block the sale of his 1964 championship ring he won with the Cleveland Browns — one he claims was stolen from him decades ago.The former Browns great filed the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court Wednesday seeking a court order for, of Bohemia, NY, and its chairman Josh Evans to return...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Terrance West mocks injury reports on Twitter

A source is quoted by the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Terrance West has been put on the non-football injury list due to a failed conditioning test, but that was quickly disputed by the Browns’ rookie runner on Twitter. Lol I passed my conditioning test. You people stop making up your own stories. — TWEST (@Terrancewest28) July 23, 2014 I'm healthy ready to go. (NO WORRIES...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Browns fan pays his respects to Art Modell

This apparent die-hard Cleveland Browns fan wasn’t about to do the obvious and whip out his junk and wizz all over Art Modell’s grave, which would’ve likely got him arrested… This fella had a more clever and resourceful  idea. It was a simple recipe: One Ed Reed Raven’s replica jersey,  lots of coffee, a ‘Texas catheter, vinyl tubing and some duct tape. Enjoy…
Via Low Brow Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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