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Second year guard Garrett Gilkey is preparing to be a starter

The logo on his shirt is the Cleveland Browns dog with a barbell in it’s bared teeth trying to chew through it. Underneath are the words Cleveland Browns Strength. This image stands in sharp contrast to the smiling man wearing it. Garrett Gilkey is upbeat, polite and doesn’t seem to have a mean bone in his body. He is in a fight, however. A fight for a starting spot on the Browns...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Position Preview: Offensive Line

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...
Via Cleveland Sports Chat
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Things get heated… Training Camp Notes 7.29.14

Apparently I wasn’t the only one who thought yesterday’s practice lacked the competitive fire that we’ve been hearing about. The dial on the intensity knob got turned up on Tuesday. There were bodies flying around. There were footballs thrown at heads. There was pushing and shoving. There was a skirmish that included at least 15-20 players. The tone for the day was set by coach...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Farmer staying busy with transitional Browns roster

BEREA, Ohio - Another day of Cleveland Browns training camp brought another handful of roster moves. Both the words and the actions of Browns general manager Ray Farmer indicate it's going to be a busy month-plus on the transaction wire. "I think there's always work to be done," Farmer said on Sunday. "As we look at where we're going, we're going to...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns, agents explain Jason Pinkston has “not been medically cleared”

On Sunday, no one would say anything about the absence of Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston from training camp. On Monday, the team and Pinkston’s agents issued a brief, two-sentence statement on the situation. “Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston has not been medically cleared to participate in football activities,” the Browns and agents Neil Schwartz...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns issue statement on status of Jason Pinkston

Jason Pinkston was not in camp yesterday with the Browns. As the day wore on and as media asked media relations folks first, coach Mike Pettine second and GM Ray Farmer third with very little comment, it turned into a small issue. Pinkston is one of the nicest and most outgoing Cleveland Browns on social media and in person. Fans were deeply concerned about him when he was dealing...
Via Waiting For Next Year
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jason Pinkston absent, and neither he nor Browns will say why

Hard to believe as it may seem, the Browns currently employ football players not named Johnny Manziel. As to one of them, a question has arisen regarding his employment. Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, offensive lineman Jason Pinkston isn’t around. And no one will say what’s going on. “I can assure you I’m in no legal trouble and retiring hasn’t come...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns mum on Pinkston's absence

BEREA, Ohio - Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Jason Pinkston has been missing from training camp practices, and the mystery surrounding his absence suggests it may not be a short-term scenario. New Browns coach Mike Pettine answered a question about Pinkston by saying he could not comment on the matter "for reasons I can't speak on" and would not say if he thought...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns wrap up day one of mandatory mini-camp

Day one of mini-camp is in the books. Here is a gathering of news and notes from beat reporters at today’s practice. This is a collection from @FredGreethamOBR, @NateUlrichABJ, @ScottPetrak, @RuiterWrongFAN and @sdoerschukREP. – WR Anthony Armstrong is 5-foot-10 and weighs 185 pounds. He is a four year veteran spending time with the Dolphins, Redskins, Cowboys and Jaguars, mostly...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5: Cleveland position battles to watch for

The draft is over, and now is the time to start getting the roster together. Right now, Cleveland players are playing against each other to earn the right to start for our glorious Browns. Here are the five best competitions to watch: 5. Tyler Thigpen vs. Connor Shaw (3rd String Quarterback) I previewed this one a little bit in my mailbag post yesterday, and while it may not get...
Via cover32 - Browns
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Three questions about the Browns off-season (so far)

The Browns seemed to be set to be one of the most active teams in free agency as the period began. They signed Karlos Dansby and Donte Whitner very quickly and were off to the races. They followed that up with an offer sheet to Andrew Hawkins, a smaller move on special teamer Isaiah Trufant before making another marginally big splash over the weekend with running back Ben Tate. As...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns have two Pro Bowl o-linemen, but might lose one

Editor's note: Browns beat reporter Fred Greetham will break down the Browns roster on a position-by-position basis, with the fifth part looking at the offensive line position. Offensive Linemen - (Joe Thomas, John Greco, Alex Mack, Shawn Lauvao, Jason Pinkston, Mitchell Schwartz, Oniel Cousins, Garrett Gilkey, Reid Fragel, Martin Wallace, Chris Faulk and Jeremiah Warren) Thomas...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Pinkston returns to starting lineup 14 months after blood clot threatened his life

Fourteen months after a blood clot threatened Jason Pinkston’s life and career, he’ll be back in the starting lineup. Coach Rob Chudzinski said Pinkston will start at left guard Sunday when the Browns (4-9) face the Chicago Bears (7-6) in the final game this season at FirstEnergy Stadium. Pinkston will fill in for John Greco, who was ruled out with a sprained medial collateral...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns’ Injury Report: Jason Pinkston, Paul Kruger, Willis McGahee

The Cleveland Browns host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.  Who is in?  Who is out?  Find out, in your Cleveland Browns Week 12 injury report. The Browns have one player listed as out; tight end MarQueis Gray (hamstring) did not participate all week. Defensive lineman Armonty Bryant (back) did not participate on Wednesday and limited the rest of the week is listed as questionable...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns 'lucky to be alive' after flight home from Cincinnati

The Browns lost to the Bengals 41-20 on Sunday, which is bad, but that wasn't the worst part of the day for Cleveland. That honor belongs to the Browns plane ride home. Despite heavy rain and 50 mph wind gusts, the Browns decided to fly home and according to several players, the plane's left wing almost hit the ground as it landed. After the team finally landed in Cleveland...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns Players ‘Lucky to Be Alive’ After ‘Terrifying’ Flight Home From Cincinnati

After a disappointing loss to the Bengals on Sunday, the Cleveland Browns had to endure one of the most harrowing plane rides their lives. The brief 45-minute flight separates the two Ohio rivals, but severe weather in the Midwest — which also delayed the Bears-Ravens game in Chicago for nearly two hours — forced the Browns’ team plane to land at Cleveland Hopkins Airport...
Via NESN.com
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns 'lucky to be alive' after turbulent landing on Sunday night

Though the game had long ended and the Browns had fallen victim to a 31-point second quarter from the Cincinnati Bengals, the toughest portion of the evening was apparently returning to Cleveland amidst a huge, wind-filled rainstorm. From Mary Kay Cabot over at The Cleveland Plain Dealer, a rough landing led to offensive lineman Jason Pinkston coming close to kissing the ground...
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November 19, 2013  |  1 Comment

Browns-Bengals Inactives For Week 11

The inactives for today’s AFC North tilt between the Browns and Bengals have been announced. For the 4-5 Browns, who are pretty healthy overall, there are no lineup changes and no real surprises on the inactive list either. For Cleveland, the seven inactives are tight end/wildcat star Marquise Gray, linebacker Brandon Magee, four offensive lineman in Patrick Lewis, Martin Wallace...
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November 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns activate offensive lineman Jason Pinkston

Michael David Smith of NBCSports reports that the Cleveland Browns have removed offensive lineman Jason Pinkston from the injured reserve designated for return list. Pinkston, in his third NFL season, injured his ankle this year during the Browns’ August 15 preseason game with the Detroit Lions.   The 2011 fifth-round draft pick played six games last year before being sidelined...
Via NFL Injury Report
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Browns activate OL Jason Pinkston

The Browns today activated OL Jason Pinkston from the injured reserve. Pinkston was on the half season IR, eligible to return this week. The Browns have a bye on Sunday, but made the move this week anyway. To make room for Pinkston, the Browns waived OL Rashad Butler. Butler has been inactive on Sundays for most of the season. Pinkston started his rookie year in 2011 at guard for...
Via Waiting For Next Year
November 05, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Jabaal Sheard and Jason Pinkston back to practice

The injury news is better for the Cleveland Browns this week. OLB Jabaal Sheard is practicing today, and head coach Rob Chudzinski said he was very close to being able to play last Sunday. The team expects Sheard should be able to play in Green Bay on Sunday barring any setbacks. Also returning to practice was guard Jason Pinkston who was injured in the second preseason game against...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Game One: Cleveland Browns 10, Miami Dolphins 23

The Browns and Dolphins played a very ugly offensive game Sunday afternoon. Both offensive lines struggled to protect their quarterback or open holes in the running game. The Browns sacked Miami’s Ryan Tannehill three times and allowed only 20 yards rushing on 21 attempts. Cleveland’s Mitchell Schwartz had a tough time trying to stop DE Cameron Wake, who got to Brandon Weeden...
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September 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Browns Inactives For Colts Preseason Game

The Browns released the list of players who will miss tonight’s third preseason game of the year against the Colts in Indianapolis. They include kicker Brandon Bogotay, wide receiver Davone Bess, cornerback Chris Owens, linebacker Jabaal Sheard, defensive end Desmond Bryant, and cornerback Trevin Wade. #Browns scratches for tonight's game vs. Indy: Bogotay (groin), Norwood...
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August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL News: Browns void trade with Seattle, retain Brian Sanford

That was interesting. The Browns and Seattle Seahawks made a trade yesterday sending DE Brian Sanford to the Seahawks for offensive lineman John Moffitt. The guard was in Berea today, but just before practice he was brought back into the locker room. It seems the Browns didn’t like what they saw in Moffitt’s physical. Moffitt was drafted in 2011, but has already been through...
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August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

More on the Cleveland Browns acquisition of John Moffitt

The Browns acquired John Moffitt yesterday for Brian Sanford to help shore up their offensive line. This was certainly a good idea considering the injuries sustained to Jason Pinkston and Shawn Lauvao recently. So the Browns acquired a lineman entering his third season with 17 career games played and 15 starts to his name. Most importantly though, what can he bring to the Browns...
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August 20, 2013  |  1 Comment
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