Browns' Nate Burleson loves 'borderline cocky' Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer: 'we can't go wrong either way'

Browns receiver Nate Burleson is glad he doesn't have to pick the starting quarterback, because he's enamored with both Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer. "Johnny – Oh my God – I love Johnny,'' Burleson gushed after day two of Browns practice. "I do. Johnny's for real. I like confident quarterbacks. I like guys that are borderline cocky. Both of those...
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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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2014 NFL Team Previews: Cleveland Browns

Key AdditionsRB Ben Tate, WR Andrew Hawkins, WR Miles Austin, WR Nate Burleson, S Donte Whitner, CB Justin Gilbert (draft), QB Johnny Manziel (draft), OT/G Joel Bitonio (draft), ILB Christian Kirksey (draft), RB Terrance West (draft), CB Pierre Desir (draft)Key LossesQB Brandon Weeden, QB Jason Campbell, WR Davone Bess, G Shawn Lauvao, ILB D'Qwell Jackson, S T.J. WardTeam AnalysisHas...
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Cleveland Browns Position Preview: Wide Receiver

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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Manziel off to perfect start according to Nate Burleson

(Credit: ESPN) NFL Media’s Aditi Kinkhabwala has reported that he ran into Cleveland Browns wide receiver Nate Burleson after practice, and Burleson had high praise for Johnny Manziel. Per Nate Burleson, who Kinkhabwala ran into after the wideout practiced with the rookies, said Manziel “didn’t make any mistakes today.” Following head coach Mike Pettine’s announcement...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles Johnson The WR To Watch In Cleveland

A Cleveland Plain dealer report says the wide receiver to watch in Browns camp will be Charles Johnson.Fantasy Spin:With Josh Gordon out of the picture and journeymen Nate Burleson and Miles Austin penciled in as starters, Johnson might be the most exciting receiver on the practice field. He's got size (6-foot-2, 215) and speed (4.38 40). He needs to stay healthy, but he could...
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Browns Trying Out Local Homeless Men at Wide Receiver

The Cleveland Browns are holding an open tryout for local homeless men today in hopes of uncovering some wide receiver talent.  “It’s no secret that we have some issues at wide receiver,” said general manager Ray Farmer. “It’s also no secret that the advice of a homeless man caused us to draft Johnny Manziel. So the thought was that we may as well tap the homeless for...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

4 reasons why Andre Johnson should come to Cleveland

Andre Johnson wants out of Houston, skipping workouts and even the mandatory minicamp. There are several teams who are interested in the stellar yet aging receiver, but I think the Cleveland Browns should push the hardest to get him signed. And here’s why: 4) 6’ 3”, 230 lbs.  Really, those numbers alone should be enough for the Browns to woo Johnson to the best of their ability...
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Position preview: Have the Detroit Lions improved at wide receiver?

The Detroit Lions have featured the best wide receiver in the NFL in Calvin Johnson for many years now. The problem is they have featured little else to go along with him at the position. Far too often, quarterback Matthew Stafford has seemed to force the ball to Johnson, but in reality, there wasn’t much else to work with. Nate Burleson seemed to be on his way to an excellent...
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Jeremy Ross could add more duties with Lions' offense

Former teammate Nate Burleson identified Jeremy Ross as the Detroit Lions' "X-factor." On a team with such offensive stars as Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush, there's still the need for an under-the-radar player such as Ross to make an impact. Ross came out of nowhere last year to take on that role as the Lions' return specialist after getting released early...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Cleveland Browns Potentially Fighting For Roster Spots

#182322336 / With the 2014 season just a couple of months away and training camps about to start, the Cleveland Browns, with a new coaching staff will have numerous players fighting for roster spots.  Here are 5 guys likely fighting for their spots 1.Tyler Thigpen With projected starter Brian Hoyer and 22nd overall pick Johnny Manziel ahead of him, Thigpen is a...
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June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Burleson already has his hand out of the cast

According to Nate Burleson himself, the Browns wide out is already out of his cast, after injury himself in the teams OTA’s, last month. Burleson told XM Radio hosts that the media was just blowing things out of proportion.  SiriusXMNFL #Browns WR @Nate13Burleson: I got the cast off on Friday & the reports were blown […] The post Browns Burleson already has his hand out...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns WR Nate Burleson planning to get fined for celebration vs. Lions

After being let go by the Lions during the offseason,  Nate Burleson signed with the Cleveland Browns, who the Lions happen to play the first week of the preseason. In town over the weekend for the Lions annual softball charity event, and decked out in Browns gear, Burleson told the Detroit beat that he’s planning an expensive celebration if he finds pay dirt on August 9 [via...
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June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson planning for fine against his former Lions team

Former Detroit Lions and current Cleveland Browns wide receiver Nate Burleson is circling a date on the pre-season calender. That date August 9, just so happens to be when the Browns will be in Detroit for some pre-season football. Burleson, who only played in 9 games for the Lions last season due to a broken arm, […]
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson planning to get fined in first game against Lions

Nate Burleson spent the last four seasons with the Detroit Lions, and the 32-year-old veteran thought he was going to remain there through 2014 and beyond. He had been a reliable target for Matthew Stafford when healthy, but thanks in large part to an injury involving a pizza box he only played in 15 games […]
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns WR Nate Burleson: I'm Going to Get Fined When We Play Detroit

Ever since the advent of free agency the NFL has largely become a league of nomads. Yes, plenty of players do stick with teams for the long haul, but many don't. As a result it is not unheard of for players to hold grudges against their former teams.So is that the case with Cleveland Browns wide receiver Nate Burleson (formerly of the Detroit Lions?@lucasboniniWith a comment...
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June 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson promises to get fined in Browns preseason game against Detroit

Players often find extra motivation when facing a former team. New Browns WR Nate Burleson was cut by the Lions afer injuries cost him seventeen games in the last two seasons. According to MLive's Kyle Meinke, Burleson is excited to face his former team this season, even if it is for a preseason game. "Man, I'm wracking my brain figuring out what celebration I'm...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson promises to get fined in Browns' preseason game against Detroit

Browns WR has game against former team circled.
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson on Browns-Lions preseason game: “I’m going to get a fine.”

On August 9, the Cleveland Browns will face the Detroit Lions in their annual Battle for the Barge—The Great Lakes Classic.  While this overblown preseason game will get lots of burn for its contrived tradition, it’s also going to be a focal point for Browns fans as wide receiver Nate Burleson plans on making the most of his return back to his former home stadium. “Man, I’m...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson, on his return to Detroit: 'I'm going to get a fine'

Linebacker Stephen Tulloch and center Dominic Raiola drew a slew of Lions players for their charity softball game Saturday in suburban Detroit. It was a sea of blue and silver on that field. And then there was Nate Burleson. The former Lions receiver, who signed this offseason with the Cleveland Browns, strolled onto the infield at Ford Woods Park wearing an orange shirt, orange...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Nate Burleson compares Johnny Manziel to Matt Stafford

Franchise quarterbacks in the NFL are extremely difficult to find. Just ask any Cleveland Browns fan. With the 22nd pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Browns selected Johnny Manziel out of Texas A&M with the thought that he could be the franchise savior. It’s only a couple weeks into OTAs, but some of his teammates already love what they see. Wide receiver Nate Burleson spend...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Burleson sees similarity in Stafford, Manziel

He spent four seasons with one highly-touted, highly-drafted quarterback, and now Nate Burleson might end his career playing for another one. After four seasons working with Matthew Stafford, the No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft, Burleson is now catching passes from the most well-known player taken in the first round of the 2014 draft, Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel. While Burleson...
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June 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Injury Update: Nate Burleson says arm is 'not broken'

Nate Burleson suffered a broken left arm last season in a one-car accident, as he attempted to prevent pizzas from sliding off the passenger seat of his vehicle. All jokes and lessons about paying attention while driving aside, he wound up returning for the final few games of the season with the Detroit Lions and landed with the Cleveland Browns as a free agent this offseason.ESPN...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Nate Burleson Says He & Manziel Would Make a Hell of a Tandem

Burleson was asked what he thought about Manziel hanging out in Vegas and here is what he had to say. “Everybody should mind their own business when it comes to how [Johnny] enjoys his free time.” “He’s got moxy. He’s whippin’ the ball around. He’s not cocky. He’s locked in — you can tell he wants it.” Of course, the battle for the starting QB job is still underway...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

How come Nate Burleson does not get criticized for partying but his QB does?

So the other day, Johnny Football Manziel was criticized by everyone in the local media as well as the national media for posting a picture of himself partying with Rob Gronkowski at a club.  While everyone knows that a person with Johnny’s statue is going to bring in money if you are a blogger or […] The post How come Nate Burleson does not get criticized for partying but his...
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss
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