Browns vs. Saints: Behind the Box Score

For just the second time since returning in 1999, the Cleveland Browns found a way to win their home opener. The fates finally seemed to turn in the favor of the team who so often finds every way to lose—especially at home. “The Factory of Sadness” would have wait another week to open its door because on Sunday the Browns made the plays they had to in order to knock off...
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For Browns to win, Joe Haden needs to stop Antonio Brown

Sports reach their peak entertainment levels when two elite competitors square off in a head-to-head grudge match. Federer and Nadal. Ali and Frazier. There’s a reason fans are clamoring for Mayweather and Pacquiao. But as far as match-ups in the AFC North go, it’s hard to find a better one than Joe Haden and Antonio Brown. With the news earlier this week that Pittsburgh expects Haden...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Gordon to work as car salesman in 2014

Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Browns suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon has a new job. According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Gordon “will be the goodwill ambassador for the Sarchione Auto group in Randolph, Ohio.” “WR Josh Gordon has a new job. He will be the goodwill ambassador for the Sarchione Auto group in Randolph, Ohio, which includes Sarchione Ford and...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Merril Hoge: Johnny Manziel ‘has no business being on the field’

Merril Hoge is not a fan of Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel. The ESPN analyst appeared on 102.5 WDVE in Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning and completely ripped Manziel. “If you’re the Steelers defense you want No. 2 to walk out on that field. You want him on that field,” Hoge said, via “He has no business being on the field right now. This...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Haden expected to shadow Antonio Brown

While a Johnny Manziel-specific package will be the headline-driving speculation heading in to Week 1, one game planning item is all but confirmed as Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden is expected to blanket Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown the entire game, regardless of formation. Tomlin says he expects Pro Bowl CB Joe Haden to cover Antonio Brown exclusively...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Gordon considering playing in CFL

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been suspended for the 2014 NFL season due to a repeat violation of the league’s substance abuse policy, and will now explore the possibility of playing in the Canadian Football League the remainder of the year, reports ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. According to Mortensen, Gordon will talk with CFL officials on whether he would be eligible...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Haden will sit out the Browns final preseason game

Browns star cornerback Joe Haden will miss their final preseason game this Thursday as he rests a sore foot. #Browns CB Joe Haden (sore foot) will sit out Thursday preseason finale, back for opener. CB Buster Skrine (thumb surgery) aiming for opener — Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) August 24, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: ...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Haden over Patrick Peterson

Patrick Peterson of the Arizona Cardinals believes that he is the best Defensive Back in the NFL but we all know that crown belongs to Seahawks Defensive Back Richard Sherman. Honestly i don’t think Peterson is even comes second to Sherman because their is a young guy whose  been shutting down top receivers and his name is Joe Haden. Haden during his 4 year career has grabbed...
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Cleveland Browns Position Preview: Defensive Backs

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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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Cleveland Browns Wear Boxing Gloves in Practice

The NFL is incorporating plenty of new rule changes for the upcoming 2014 season. Some of them will have a negative affect on defenses around the league—such as the new defensive contact and holding rules which will prevent “defenders from [initiating] contact with eligible receivers more than five yards from the line of scrimmage when the quarterback is in the pocket with the...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Defenders Wearing Boxing Gloves In Practice To Prevent Holding

BEREA, Ohio — The Browns are ready to rumble. To prepare for the NFL’s crackdown on defensive holding this season, the team is making its cornerbacks and safeties wear boxing gloves during training camp practices. The smaller, mittenlike gloves — used by kickboxers and in mixed martial arts — are meant to deter players from latching onto jerseys of wide receivers, an allowable...
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

It's on! Browns DBs prepare for tighter rules with boxing gear

As the NFL continues to increase the restrictions placed on defensive backs, the Cleveland Browns and new head coach Mike Pettine are trying their best not to get left behind. Cornerback Joe Haden said on Monday that he and some of the team's defensive backs have been practicing with boxing sparring gloves. The NFL has told its officials to enforce any contact after five yards...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Gordon waits, Pinkston leaves and Haden is freaking awesome

You’ve got to be kidding me….we are so tired of waiting… Source said #Browns Josh Gordon expecting a decision on suspension appeal in one to three weeks. — Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) August 4, 2014 Such a sad deal with Pinkston. Best wishes and prayers headed his way! #Browns agreed to an injury settlement with OL Jason Pinkston per @schwartzfeinsod. His career is likely...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel takes reps with Browns first team at camp

For the first time in training camp, rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel worked with the Cleveland Browns’ starters, reports Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal. #Browns rookie Johnny Manziel taking reps with ones on inside run drill. — Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) August 4, 2014 Manziel is competing with Brian Hoyer for the starting job.  Before Monday, the 2012 Heisman...
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August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Haden turns down an autograph and writers throw down the gauntlet

Joe Haden just cemented himself as one of my favorite players on the current Browns’ team and I’m sure he snuck even deeper into the hearts of the Cleveland Faithful after this video hit the web. In the video Haden is siging autographs for a line of fans when he….well…I’ll let you watch the video!
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Shutdown corner: Browns' Haden turns down young Steelers fan

Autograph etiquette 101: When approaching a pro athlete to sign something, don't wear another team's gear, especially not one of a rival. Unfortunately for a young Steelers fan who had not learned this lesson, it was Browns cornerback Joe Haden who taught him the hard way. Watch as the eager kid, sporting the jersey of former Steeler Hines Ward, approaches Haden and does...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Pettine: Browns won’t cut Josh Gordon

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon is facing a one-year ban from the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy for the third time. Gordon was also arrested on the weekend of July 4, for driving while impaired in Raleigh, North Carolina. These incidents have led to speculation that the Browns may cut Gordon, but head coach Mike Pettine said Monday that it will...
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July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Smiles, swings & a small jersey: A first-person account of Joe Haden celebrity softball

EASTLAKE, Ohio - I guessed it had been six years since I played softball or even thought about playing softball, mostly because the only thing I dislike more than the thought of taking a screaming round object to the teeth or even the stomach is voluntarily putting myself in position to take a screaming round object to the teeth or stomach. But when the invite came to play in the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns CB Joe Haden ranked top-5 in NFL, Nos. 11-20 revealed

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s CB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Haden forming an exciting partnership with Unequal Technologies

Cleveland Browns All-Pro cornerback Joe Haden is known for shutting down the best wide receivers in the NFL. Undoubtedly one of the best corners in the game. He was rewarded as such in his recent extension with the Browns. While Haden is one of the best players in the NFL (ranked No.39 in NFL Network’s Top 100 Players), Haden can’t do what he does if he isn’t healthy and on...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Haden: Browns, Cavs in 'tight fight' for first title

Joe Haden thinks it's going to be a tight race in between the Browns & Cavaliers for who will bring the first championship to Cleveland.
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns share excitement over LeBron buzz

The Browns are hoping the excitement surrounding LeBron James' return to Cleveland will carry over to the football field. "It's a great day in Cleveland," Joe Haden said on NFL Network's 'NFL Total Access' Friday. Haden, who is a big Cavaliers fan, said he heard the news while he was conducting his football camp. "It's been almost overwhelming...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden named top-5 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Haden: Johnny Manziel needs a phone valet

Browns cornerback Joe Haden says Johnny Manziel needs a “phone valet” in order to keep photos of himself partying off Instagram and Twitter. “Everybody is going to go out and have a good time,” the four-year veteran said. “You gotta make sure when you’re with your people, it just doesn’t get out. He’s going to have a good time, but a lot of things need to be taken...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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