Johnny Manziel fined $12,000 for giving Redskins bench the finger

Cleveland Browns backup quarterback Johnny Manziel has been fined $12,000 for making an obscene gesture at Washington’s bench in a preseason game earlier this week, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Browns QB Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 for flipping bird at Redskins bench Monday night, per league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 22, 2014 Manziel flipped off...
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Cleveland Browns' Ben Tate emerging as one of the leaders on a reshaped offense

Unlike the other backfield position battle, Browns coach Mike Pettine hasn't been asked for daily progress updates on the rookie versus the veteran with limited starts. That's because halfback Ben Tate has emerged as the leader in more ways than one as the Browns look to establish the running game as a foundation for their offense. The fourth-year veteran, who turned 26...
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Browns running game showing good signs

BEREA, Ohio -- The Browns are counting on a good running game in Kyle Shanahan's offense and that is why they signed Ben Tate as an unrestricted free agent. That is also why they traded up to get Terrance West in the most recent NFL Draft. The Browns averaged just over 86 yards a game rushing in 2013, which was tied for 27thin the NFL in rushing. Mike Pettine was happy with the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer drops down in 1-32 starting QB rankings

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux...
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12 Team Fantasy Football Mock Draft

There are still 9 days until my $300 league draft takes place, but I know where I will be selecting. I drew lucky #12, the final pick in the draft. I look at is as a positive for a couple different reasons. First, I will get 2 of the top 13 players in fantasy football. Second, last year's winner selected at #12.Last year I finished 3rd in this league with the 11th overall pick...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boys Making Noise in the Preseason

Every year, players dominate the preseason, but rarely do they make an impact in fantasy land. However, with so many teams running with a committee in the backfield and holding on to those extra receivers to spread the field, some of these guys might actually be able to help during the regular season.Click to see Jadeveon Clowney highlights on NFL.comQuarterbacksBlake Bortles -...
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Mike Pettine: All options are still on the table for starting QB job

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine left Monday night’s 23-24 exhibition loss to the Washington Redskins without clearly knowing which quarterback will be the team’s Week 1 starter. “All the options are still on the table,” Pettine said. Hoyer started Monday’s game, but completed just 2-of-6 passes for 16 yards. He led the offense to a field goal in the second quarter...
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Browns Preseason Game 2: Winners and Losers

Oof. Entering Monday night the quarterback competition was really up for grabs, and unfortunately for Browns fans, neither quarterback took the opportunity to win the job. You know the drill. It’s time for winners and losers. WINNER: Armonty Bryant. The Michael Lombardi 7th round gamble is having as good a showing in these preseason games as anyone. Bryant earned some time with...
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Browns lose to Redskins 24-23

The much anticipated Monday Night Football game was not a fun one to watch. The Browns lost to the Washington Redskins 24 to 23 on Monday. The main focus by most fans was on the quarterback competition between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel. But the fans really did not see much of a competition from either quarterback. Both QBs were underwhelming and played like they didn’t want...
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Brian Hoyer, not Johnny Manziel, will start against Redskins

The Cleveland Browns announced Thursday that Brian Hoyer will be the team’s starting quarterback against the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football. “It’s just something right now where we are comfortable with Brian going out there to start the game,” Browns coach Mike Pettine said. “I think it’s a little overblown as to who the starter is going to be. The key...
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NFL Notes: Browns, Chargers, Chiefs, Giants, Panthers & Texans

Browns Rookie RB Terrance West was “challenging” Ben Tate for carries at Tuesday’s practice. (Peter King) WR Miles Austin is using “sports science” to find ways to avoid aggravating his hamstring. (Peter King) HC Mike Pettine said that quarterbacks Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer will split snaps with the first-team in their next preseason game and that he will decide on the...
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LeBron James visits Browns practice Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James strolled the sidelines with his kids and friends at Cleveland Browns practice Thursday. “When you have one of the biggest athletes in the world at your practice, I think there has to be a lot of buzz,” said Whitner, who is a close friend of James. “A lot of guys have never met LeBron before. It’s exciting.” Browns...
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Keep an eye on this Browns RB on Saturday

The NFL is back! This Saturday, our Cleveland Browns will take on the Detroit Lions. Unfortunately it’s only a preseason game, so it pretty much doesn’t matter at all. Take, for example, the fact that the Browns went 3-1 in last year’s preseason before their horrible 4-12 regular season record. On the other hand, the Seattle Seahawks went 4-0 in the preseason last year, and...
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Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate ranked 12th best in NFL…

… In fantasy that is, but maybe in real life as well. With the Hall of Fame Game now in the books, the 2014 NFL season is now underway. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position...
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2014 Fantasy Football Injury Report: Which Injured Stars to Buy or Sell

(article appears in FFLockerRoom 2014 fantasy football draft kit) The 2013 NFL season was an abnormal year in terms of both the types of injuries that were occurring and how many big-time names went down. We saw key offensive studs go down throughout the season that had a major effect on fantasy squads across the world, which makes for an interesting offseason when determining who’s...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Dick LeBeau expects Johnny Manziel to be Browns Week 1 starter

Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau believes he knows whom the Cleveland Browns will start in the regular season opener in Pittsburgh on Sept. 7. “I’m expecting (Johnny) Manziel to be the starter,” LeBeau told Monday. “That’s what I’m expecting. What he did in college is not an accident. He did it often enough against good teams.” LeBeau...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns’ RB Ben Tate ranked 17th best in NFL, full top-30 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 running backs in the NFL today, there were plenty of people angry about their favorite team’s workhorse not making the list. It made for a spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. The second batch of RBs, Nos. 11-20, generated a similar response. The next logical step in the ranking of the game’s running backs...
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Browns take a much needed break and acquire a veteran defensive back

Day off was much needed…We back at it 2mrw #Browns — Ben Tate (@BenTateRB) July 31, 2014 Ben Tate said it all…the players rested today so there was no news from the training facility or practice field. There was, however, some news as the Browns picked up a veteran safety to bolster their defensive backfield. It’s official, I just signed my 8th NFL contract to become a part...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

No Marquess of Queensberry rules at the Cleveland Browns practice field

A few fists flew at Browns practice Tuesday, a day the defense dominated — Zac Jackson (@FSOhioZJackson) July 30, 2014   Today at camp there were some fists thrown and a couple not so child-like dog piles that fortunately did’t end in injury. Things were really getting heated all day but it exploded when Ben Tate chucked a ball at Ahtyba Rubin’s face...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Gordon’s legal team to focus on disparity between ‘A’ and ‘B’ bottle tests

Josh Gordon’s legal team will argue in a hearing Friday that the Cleveland Browns wide receiver’s test results were caused from second-hand marijuana smoke, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Josh Gordon will dispute test results, as @profootballtalk also reported, and argue they came from 2nd-hand smoke. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 29, 2014 Gordon...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel, Ben Tate and more – Craig on “Browns Insider”

It’s always nice to be asked to do different radio and web shows. Dan Labbe hosted Browns Insider for the Northeast Ohio Media Group / last night and I called in and chatted with him about day two of Browns training camp. Other guests included Mary Kay Cabot, Tom Reed and Bud Shaw. If you just want to listen to me, forward to the 45 minute mark.
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Browns have some veteran confidence… Training Camp Notes 7.27.14

Sunday’s camp practice was kind of boring. I’ve been to enough of these now that I think I can get a sense of when the intensity is at a pitch and when it’s not. Maybe Day 1 was something of an energy dump, like a fighter who punches himself out in the first round and day two was a bit more relaxed, but the intensity just wasn’t totally there. It’s early though, so I...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns' RB Tate eager to prove

BEREA, Ohio-- When the pads start popping on Monday, one of the more interesting battles will start to take shape. Ben Tate was signed as an unrestricted free agent this past off-season to be the featured running back. However, the Browns traded up to select Terrance West in the third round of the NFL Draft in May. Tate (5-10, 220) has just nine career starts in his first three...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
27 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football: 3 Cleveland Browns to Draft

Jordan CameronCameron will be the only really consistent player on the Browns offense this season. If Brian Hoyer is the starting quarterback, Cameron’s production will skyrocket. Cameron was Hoyer’s number one target until the quarterback’s season was ended due to injury. Cameron is a one-on-one redone nightmare who has incredible athletic ability and break away speed.Ben...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Position Preview: Running Back

The Cleveland Browns are set to begin a 2014 season pegged with excitement and a restored sense of hope surrounding the franchise. The Browns have employed a new sense of toughness and attitude behind head coach Mike Pettine. Will the new changes finally bring winning ways, or will this season fall in line with the continuing disappointment in recent years? There is only one way...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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