Joe Haden and Karlos Dansby Put Their Trust in Johnny Manziel

While nearly all of the world has lost faith in Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Johnny Manziel after a miserable attempt to become the team’s lead signal caller, he apparently still has the trust of two teammates. Browns’ cornerback Joe Haden spoke with Around the NFL about whether he still believes the team’s first-round draft pick could be successful in the future. I feel...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe Haden Named Special Olympics Global Ambassador

WASHINGTON -- Special Olympics announced today that Joe Haden, a first-round draft pick and star cornerback with the Cleveland Browns, is joining the Special Olympics family as the movement's newest Global Ambassador and only professional American football player to ever hold the Global Ambassador title. Haden will support Special Olympics leading up to this year's Big Game in Glendale...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

PFF: Browns are five players away from contention

The Cleveland Browns fizzled down the stretch in 2014, leaving a sour player in the mouths of many fans. Fear not, however, as the folks over at Pro Football Focus have determined that this team is a mere five players away from being in the mix for the Vince Lombardi trophy. According to PFF, 40 percent of the players who play at least 250 snaps have to be ranked as “Elite” or...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Josh Gordon fails another drug test, faces 1-year ban

Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has failed another drug test and now faces a one-year suspension, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Browns WR Josh Gordon flunked another drug test and now will be subject to a one-year banishment, per league sources. More on ESPN @ 6 pm. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 25, 2015...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns owner: ‘We’ve got to to get a quarterback’

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam was once a big believer in Johnny Manziel, but times have changed. “We’ve got to get a quarterback and got to get it fixed,” Haslam said Thursday night at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards, via the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. “What I would say to our fans is, we’re going to continue to work really hard...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns Pro Bowlers early selections in team drafts

While the Cleveland Browns were yet again left out of the NFL’s end-of-season tournament for all the marbles, they’re showing yet again that they have premium talent at non-quarterback positions. In what could be viewed as a concession that the Pro Bowl is a farce, the NFL stopped dividing the Pro Bowl teams into AFC and NFC rosters, instead letting prominent players coach and...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Would you participate in the 2015 Pro Bowl if you were selected?

We're up to our 13th pick at quarterback for the 2015 Pro Bowl. Would you participate in the Pro Bowl if you were selected for it? The post QOTD: Would You Participate In The 2015 Pro Bowl If You Were Selected? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Three New Year's Resolutions for 2015

So, 2014 was a difficult year for the Cleveland Browns.  They entered the NFL draft knowing they would be short a quality wide receiver.  They left the draft with a less than quality quarterback. They began the season with a glimmer of actual post-season aspirations.  They ended the season with that glimmer rapidly fading into a very distant memory. So now is the time to start...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland defensive backs headline PFF’s All-AFC North Team

A startling lack of play-makers would lend itself to the Cleveland Browns being left off of any AFC North lists, but the trenches and the defense graded out incredibly well for Pro Football Focus and their All-AFC North team. While Joe Thomas was an interesting omission on the offensive side of the ball, rookie guard Joel Bitonio shined as the lone member of the Browns alongside...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Donte Whitner to replace Kam Chancellor in Pro Bowl

Cleveland Browns Pro Bowlers Joe Thomas, Joe Haden, and Tashaun Gipson will have some orange-and-brown company in Hawaii for the 2015 Pro Bowl. Strong safety Donte Whitner was initially chosen as an alternate, but he has been tabbed to replace Kam Chancellor, who will miss the game because his Seattle Seahawks made the Super Bowl. This marks Whitner’s third straight Pro Bowl appearance...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Steelers WR Antonio Brown Named A 2015 Pro Bowl Captain

The four active player captains for the 2015 Pro Bowl have now been announced and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown is one of them. Brown will be paired with Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt on one team, while Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden and Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray will serve as […] Steelers WR Antonio Brown Named A 2015 Pro Bowl...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Haden named one of player captains for Pro Bowl

Browns cornerback Joe Haden has been named as one of the four player captains for the Pro Bowl. Haden will be paired with Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray while Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown and Texans defensive end J.J. Watt will be the player captains for the other team. Pro Football Hall of Famers Cris Carter and Michael Irvin are this year's alumni captains for the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WFNY’s 2014 Cleveland Browns Position Review: Cornerbacks

Over the next many weeks, I will be reviewing and discussing the performance of the 2014 Cleveland Browns position by position. It was a tough season for the Cleveland Browns, falling in five straight games to end the season at 7-9. The team showed some glimpses of promise and some other areas of concern. So lets get to it! In the 2014 season, the Cleveland Browns’ cornerback group...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

The season finale illustrates the defense’s weaknesses: Cleveland Browns Film Room

The Cleveland Browns finished off their season losing their fifth straight game and ending their season with a 7-9 record. The season finale loss to the Baltimore Ravens capped off a disappointing finish to a season that started with a promising 7-4 record. In the season finale, the Browns held a lead, but once again they could not finish off the victory. The offense continued to...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawkins and Haden can be good role models for younger Browns

BEREA -- Of all the players who spoke during the Browns final locker room session of the 2014 season, offensive tackle Joe Thomas said the one thing that most fans can relate to -- "I think you'd expect a middle-school football player to show up on time. Why can't we expect NFL players to show up on time?" Adjusting to professional football is hard enough -- for one, it is a job...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns players tardy because of Johnny Manziel’s party?

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports The Cleveland Browns suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon for Sunday’s season finale after he missed a walk-through Saturday, while first-round quarterback Johnny Manziel was fined for being late for treatment. According to CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, Manziel and several other players were late Saturday because of a big party thrown by the...
Via Sports-Glory
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns suspended Josh Gordon for season finale

Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports The Cleveland Browns announced Saturday that they have suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon for violating team rules. The Browns have suspended WR Josh Gordon for a violation of team rules. WR Phil Bates has been added to the roster. — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) December 27, 2014   The Browns have not announced what Gordon did, but according...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Browns named to Pro Bowl

BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland Browns safety Tashaun Gipson, cornerback Joe Haden and offensive tackle Joe Thomas have been named to the 2015 Pro Bowl, the league announced Tuesday. In addition, safety Donte Whitner was selected as an alternate. Gipson is a first-time honoree, while Thomas (eight) and Haden (two) have multiple selections. Thomas is the first offensive lineman in NFL history...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel admits he didn’t take rookie season seriously

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel wants to be “the guy” in Cleveland. Manziel, who suffered a hamstring injury in Week 16 and won’t be available for the Browns season finale, admitted Tuesday that he was still in a “college mindset” last year and didn’t take the rookie learning curve seriously enough. “It’s been a year of...
Via Sports-Glory
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns extra points: Haden practices

Haden, Williams Practice: DB Joe Haden (shoulder) and DB K'Waun Williams (hamstring) returned to the practice field Tuesday.WR Andrew Hawkins (thumb), DL Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) and DL Ishmaa'ily Kitchen (knee) did not practice. "I'm not ready to rule anyone yet," Pettine said before practice. "We'll have some decisions at the end of the week, whether that be Joe Haden, K'Waun, (Andrew...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Haden officially inactive against Panthers; Cam Newton set to play

The last time Buster Skrine was forced to cover a 6-foot-5-inch rookie wide receiver for an entire contest, Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans tallied seven catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns. This Sunday, Skrine will be tasked with covering Carolina’s 6-foot-5-inch rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin as the Browns’ lockdown cornerback Joe Haden is officially inactive with a shoulder...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Haden Ruled Out For Week 16

Browns cornerback Joe Haden (shoulder) will not play on Sunday, according to Espn's Jeremy Fowler.Fantasy Spin:This is great news for Cam Newton and Kelvin Benjamin. Haden has been one of the best cover corners in the game during the second half of the season.
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel: No longer Cleveland’s secret weapon

            Following five days of Johnny football-fueled hype surrounding one of the most highly anticipated late-season debuts in NFL history, Johnny Manziel finally took the field on Sunday to face the first test of his career as an NFL starting quarterback, anxious to prove himself worthy of the promotion and eager to quiet the critics...
Via Sports-Glory
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns top cornerback Joe Haden injured

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Browns star cornerback Joe Haden will not return to Sunday's game against Cincinnati because of a shoulder injury. Haden walked to the locker room for further evaluation and tests early in the second quarter, with the Browns trailing 17-0. The Browns announced early in the second half that Haden's day was over. Late in the first half, the Browns lost rookie cornerback...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Haden, Justin Gilbert leave Bengals game with injuries

The Cleveland Browns were off to an awful start trailing the Bengals 17-0 when things got much worse. Joe Haden slowly walked (limped?) to the locker room. It was a big mystery because nobody on the TV broadcast noticed any play where Haden might have been injured. And it was just part of the disaster that was unfolding on the lake in Cleveland. Joe Haden reportedly has a shoulder...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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