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Shanahan: Browns QB competition not over with

Contrary to popular opinion, Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer isn't the team's starter just yet - there still a whole month to go... Head coach Mike Pettine said as much Thursday, saying the talk is nothing but a "knee jerk-reaction" in assuming Hoyer's got the job because he's taken all the first-team reps so far in camp. Offensive coordinator...
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No matter what YOU want, Brian Hoyer will start week one

If you’re a Cleveland Browns fan, which I’m going to go ahead an assume you are since you’re reading this, you were beyond hyped when the team drafted Johnny Manziel in this year’s draft. And if I know you like I think I do, you’re probably all aboard the Johnny Football bandwagon (maybe even driving it) and would like to see him start come Week 1. Well, sorry, but I...
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Friday is Decision Day for Josh Gordon

Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon will be away from camp and on a business trip on Friday. That business trip could impact the rest of his football career and definitely his 2014 season. Gordon departed from Browns Camp and set his destination to New York City for an appeal hearing on Friday. Gordon is trying to avoid a year-long ban from the NFL for testing positive for the...
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Browns officially sign Jim Leonhard

The Cleveland Browns have added depth to the safety position with the addition of former Bills, Broncos, Jets and Ravens veteran safety Jim Leonhard. Leonhard made the signing official via announcement on his Twitter account. It's official, I just signed my 8th NFL contract to become a part of the Cleveland Browns. #dawgpound — Jim Leonhard (@jimleonhard) July 30, 2014 Leonhard...
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Ray Farmer, Johnny Manziel agree he needs to learn the Browns’ playbook

Browns general manger Ray Farmer and rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel are both on the same page. They know that Johnny Football needs to learn more of Kyle Shanahan’s offensive playbook. #Browns GM Ray Farmer to me: "I agree with Johnny. His biggest challenge is the playbook. How much can you learn? How fast can you learn?" — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 31, 2014...
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Report: “Slight chance” Josh Gordon gets a settlement

According to ProFootballTalk.com,  there’s a chance that Josh Gordon and the NFL could end up agreeing on a settlement that wouldn’t keep him out for the upcoming season. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, a “slight chance” of a resolution exists.  Any deal presumably would entail a suspension for Gordon that lasts less than a year. There’s also a belief...
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Browns GM: QB battle will come down to preseason performances

Browns general manager Ray Farmer told Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network that the quarterback competition between Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel will come down to how they play during the preseason, not during practice. Browns GM Ray Farmer to @Rapsheet on QB battle: “It’ll come down to in-the-game performance … Practice is going to be practice." — NFL: AroundTheLeague...
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Browns’ OC Says Neither Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel is Ahead

Cleveland Browns’ offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan’s job of determining whether Brian Hoyer or Johnny Manziel is ahead in the team’s quarterback competition isn’t going too easily. #Browns OC Kyle Shanahan: QB Competition Far From Over, No Leader Yet « CBS Cleveland http://t.co/Vf5SFXBAnB — Daryl Ruiter (@RuiterWrongFAN) July 31, 2014 Shanahan had this to report on...
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Ian Rapoport: Hoyer has a leg up on Manziel

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported today that Brian Hoyer has a “leg up” on rookie Johnny Manziel for the Browns starting quarterback job. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Ian Rapoport: Hoyer has a leg up on Manziel appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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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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Johnny Manziel will get reps with the first-team offense soon

Browns head coach Mike Pettine told the media today that Johnny Manziel will soon get some reps with the starting offense. #Browns HC Mike Pettine said coaches will start to mix up reps soon with QB Johnny Manziel getting some reps with ones. — Nate Ulrich (@NateUlrichABJ) July 31, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME...
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Doesn’t sound like Josh Gordon’s second-hand smoke excuse will help him

It was an nice try, but Josh Gordon’s second-hand smoke excuse for failing a drug test likely won’t help him avoid a suspension from the NFL. Confirmed Harold Henderson will hear #browns' Gordon's appeal tomorrow. Been told second-hand smoke won't fly with him. — Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) July 31, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: &...
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I woke up in a new Bugatti! Training Camp Notes: 07.31.2014

Blue skies, orange jerseys. BEREA, Ohio — Is it possible that Joe Haden, a veteran member of the Cleveland Browns, has never had the chance to wear one of the infamous orange jerseys? On Thursday afternoon, the Pro Bowl, shutdown corner’s fortunes changed as the Browns’ defensive unit was awarded the kits made popular by such noblemen like William Green and Jeff Garcia. Browns...
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Manziel: It's really me versus the playbook right now

Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel says he's competing against the team's playbook more than Brian Hoyer. Manziel admitted the learning curve is steeper than expected and his inconsistent play the first week of training camp is largely due to him still trying to figure out what the play is and all the functions within that play. "It's really me...
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Do the Cleveland Browns have any of the most underrated players in the NFL?

Last week, I provided my annual list of the 10 most overrated players in the NFL. As expected, it caused an uproar, mostly from people who can’t take off their team-colored glasses and deal with the truth. For a good time, read the “Comments” section below the article; it’s pure gold and classic examples of denial. In the spirit of showing that it’s not all negative on...
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I hate: The Josh Gordon suspense

As difficult as it is to believe, it’s been a little under three months since the initial announcement of Josh Gordon’s possible 16 game suspension for a second failed drug test. Since then the assumption is that this suspension would hold and the Browns would be without their best receiver for the upcoming season. This belief seemed to only gain reinforcement when Gordon was...
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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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Can Manziel Ever Go Out Drinking Without it Being Big Deal? (Photo)

Training camp is in full swing, but Wednesday was slated to be an off day for the Cleveland Browns. Last night after a long day at the practice facility, Browns QB Johnny Manziel decided to go to a local bar, just two miles from the facility, to have a drink with a friend. Unfortunately for Manziel, he’s now a high profile athlete who is known for his partying ways, so what was...
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Browns actually impressed by Manziel's work ethic?

The Cleveland Browns are reportedly impressed by Johnny Manziel’s work ethic. No, seriously. Despite his offseason partying, the Browns’ first round pick (No. 22 overall) has brought a “first-in, last-out mentality” to training camp, according to NFL Network’s Charley Casserly. Photo Credit: ClevelandBrowns.com Casserly was told by multiple team sources that Manziel is...
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The Folly of the Smartest Man in the Room – How Mike Holmgren Nearly Destroyed the Cleveland Browns

WRITTEN BY JOHN STEVENS Introduction I wasn’t alive for the kinds of things that built the Cleveland Curse, or those events that truly hardened Browns fans for things to come. Even for the Browns Relocation controversy, I was only 6 years old, and while I knew it was a truly terrible thing for the city,  more of that was borne from just being a confused child; I had no idea how...
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Browns Sign Veteran S Jim Leonhard

  Veteran S Jim Leonhard announced via his Twitter account Wednesday that he has signed a contract with the Browns. It’s official, I just signed my 8th NFL contract to become a part of the Cleveland Browns. #dawgpound — Jim Leonhard (@jimleonhard) July 30, 2014 Leonhard, 31, had previously mentioned that he had spoken to NFL teams including the Packers about potential opportunities...
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Browns Sign OL Ryan Lee

  The Cleveland Browns signed OL Ryan Lee Wednesday. NEWS: Browns sign OL Ryan Lee — Cleveland Browns (@Browns) July 30, 2014 Lee signed as an undrafted free agent out of Furman with the Steelers back in 2012.  He landed on their practice squad before being released and fielding the same role with the Saints.  He signed with the Rams in 2013, but was waived with an injury settlement...
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Johnny Manziel spotted at a bar after practice (Photo)

Johnny Manziel’s former college teammate,  Bucs wide receiver Mike Evans,  said he wouldn’t be going out once training camp started. Well Evans was wrong. Busted Coverage got a hold of a photo of Manziel at a local bar on Tuesday night after the Browns finished practice.   In his defense,  the Browns didn’t have practice on Wednesday.       var ACE_AR = {Site...
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Brian Hoyer is better fit behind center for Browns in 2014

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Ron, the lead editor of FantasyFootballOverdose.Com – great source of football news and rumors. You can follow @NFLRankings via Twitter or via Google+ for more updates. The Cleveland Browns drafted former Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. They are a franchise that has had very few bright spots...
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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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