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Mike Evans blames Josh McCown for only catching 12 touchdowns

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans hauled in 68 passes for 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns, but says Josh McCown kept him from being even better. In an interview with USA TODAY, Evans, when comparing himself to New York’s Odell Beckham Jr., had the following to say: “The quarterback would just look me off, and then I’d be dead,” Evans said. “And I didn’t understand...
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Cleveland Sports Offseason Instagram Update

It is the offseason for many of Cleveland’s favorite local athletes and with offseasons come extremely inflated use of social media channels such as Instagram. Here’s a look at what some of your favorite Cavaliers and Browns players have been up to while the rest of us casually plug along at our usual nine-to-five. Starbwoy Ah Touch Road in JA #JerkChickenFiGetYamJussNow...
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NFL Notes: Browns, Rams, & Seahawks

Browns Former QB Terrelle Pryor discussed his transition to playing wide receiver at the NFL level with  Pittsburgh Tribune-Review last week. “I’m going to give this slash-player deal a chance,” Pryor said. “I just want to play football. I’m a playmaker, and I believe if I can touch the ball, I can go to the house, ...The post NFL Notes: Browns, Rams, & Seahawks appeared...
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If Barkevious Mingo wants more playing time, he'll have to earn it

Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo was relegated to pass coverage duty last season, but if he wants to get back to rushing the quarterback, he's going to have to earn it. Mingo, who notched just two sacks last year as he battled a bum shoulder, enters his third season competing with the emerging Scott Solomon and second-round pick Nate Orchard for time at outside linebacker. Solomon...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love opts out, Corey Kluber just can’t win, Terrelle Pryor and Johnny Manziel – WFNY Podcast – 2015-06-27

Note: Apologies for the buzzing sound on my mic. To download the podcast directly, here’s a link to the MP3 file Andrew was available to chat today and I have been itching to crack a mic on all the things that we seem to be talking about, that in my estimation aren’t worth talking about. Here they are… Corey Kluber K’s ten and still can’t win. The Indians did everything...
Via Waiting For Next Year
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

LB Barkevious Mingo ready to battle for starting OLB position

Cleveland Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo will have to "earn playing time" this year according to defensive coordinator Jim O'Niel. "We're deep in every position group," said O'Neil, via Cleveland.com. "Mingo is going to have to come back ready to go, and he's going to have to earn it." O'Neil said.  After undergoing offseason surgery to fix a torn labrum, Mingo will...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Look for Improvements in Ground Game for the Cleveland Browns

BALTIMORE, MD – DECEMBER 28: Running back Isaiah Crowell #34 of the Cleveland Browns rushes in the second quarter of a game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 28, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images) The Cleveland Browns’ top three running backs are all under the age of 25 and have no more than one NFL season each under...
Via The Sports Journal
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Best options to fill the Cleveland Browns’ void at wide receiver left by Josh Gordon

The ever-changing roster of the Cleveland Browns still needs some fine-tuning before training camp, particularly on offense. With training camp just over a month away, the Browns need to fill the void left by WR Josh Gordon, who is suspended indefinitely, but for sure sitting out the entire 2015 season. It is a tall task for the one who is asked to pick up the slack during Gordon’s...
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Bengals DC on Johnny Manziel: “I Think He Needs More Time”

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel was under center during an embarrassing 30-0 home loss to the Cincinnati Bengals towards the latter part of his rookie campaign last season. Over the course of that disastrous game, Manziel managed only 80 passing yards with zero touchdowns and two interceptions. This terrible performance certainly wasn’t the way the rookie wanted his...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Antonio Brown, Randy Moss will train Terrelle Pryor

James Snook-USA TODAY SportsTerrelle Pryor failed to find a place in the NFL as a quarterback. Now, he’s turned to becoming a wide receiver, and has signed with Cleveland Browns. Pryor knows that he’s a long shot to land on the Browns’ 53-man roster, and that’s why he’s decided to receive training from two of the best possible teachers. Pryor told The Pittsburgh Tribune...
Via Sports-Glory
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Top-overall pick Jameis Winston praises rookie OL Cameron Erving

Cleveland Browns rookie offensive lineman Cameron Erving got a ringing endorsement from the top-overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft Jameis Winston, who happened to be his teammate at FSU. “Not only was he my center, but he was my blindside as well,” said Winston, via ClevelandBrowns.com. “He’s a great player. He works hard. He is very excited to be (in Cleveland). I...
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The journey of Andrew Hawkins

Andrew Hawkins Andrew Hawkins was one of the most under the radar wide receivers last year in the NFL. Hawkins led the Cleveland Browns in receiving last year with 63 catches for 824 yards and two scores in 2014. But his journey till that point was not an easy task. After spending his college years at the University of Toledo, Hawkins was ready for the next step in his life...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Weekend web roundup: Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns: Will Terrelle Pryor Make The Roster? Just recently the Cleveland Browns added quarterback turned wide receiver in Terrelle Pryor. Pryor looks to adjust to a new position as instead of throwing the ... Predicting Cleveland Browns' 2015 Offensive MVP The Cleveland Browns surprised many fans with the signing of Josh ... Bleacher Report NFL Analyst Chris Simms...
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Fantasy Football Video Breakdown: Cleveland Browns

Last season, Mike Pettine was able to lead Cleveland out of a double digit loss streak that extended from 2007, but still failed to reach the playoffs for the 12th round. Let’s look at their potential fantasy impact starting at the quarterback position Former first round pick Johnny Manziel will be pitted against journeyman Josh McCown for the starting role. McCown appears to have...
Via Football Nation
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns: Will Terrelle Pryor Make The Roster?

Terrelle Pryor Just recently the Cleveland Browns added quarterback turned wide receiver in Terrelle Pryor. Pryor looks to adjust to a new position as instead of throwing the football, he will be catching passes. Pryor has the athleticism and size to play the position as he looks to be a weapon for the team’s passing attack. The Cleveland Browns are a team that’s in desperate...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, we love you so

The NFL held the annual Rookie Symposium in Aurora, Ohio the week of June 22, 2015. The star of that symposium — at least in my mind as I have not been shy about my affinity for the defensive tackle — was the 2015 NFL Draft’s number 12 overall pick, Danny Shelton, who continues to balance a cheerful demeanor with a humbling, tragic past.1 So, let us take a moment today to...
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Browns excited about direction of the offense: 'We’re getting there'

The Cleveland Browns have a good feeling after OTAs and minicamp that their offense is on the right track with veteran quarterback Josh McCown leading the way. “We're a new group and anytime you come together as a new group, there are going to be growing pains,” McCown said, via ClevelandBrowns.com. “For us, we understand, especially within this division and the offenses...
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Statistics say the Cleveland Browns were among the best at tackling in 2014

The Browns defense was among the best in football last year, in a number of categories. They were eighth in passing yards allowed, ninth in points allowed, second in the league with 21 interceptions and held opponents to the lowest completion rate in the league. They also had the fewest missed tackles in the league per play, according to Pro Football Focus. AROUND COVER32 QB Rankings...
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Cleveland Browns Head Coach Mike Pettine Takes the Team on a Paint Ball Trip

There is more to building a team than just drafting the right players and practice. You have to figure out how to get the guys to come together; to work together towards a common goal. That is something that is worked on during OTAs and mini-camp, but doesn't necessarily require football players play football. All they need to do is see and end goal and work together to beat it.That...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Clemson Left Tackle Isaiah Battle Entering Supplemental Draft

For the first time since the Cleveland Browns selected Josh Gordon in the second round of the 2012 supplemental draft, we could actually see a player join the league via this little used avenue. Clemson left tackle Isaiah Battle, who started 11 contests for the team last year, has decided to forgo his senior season and enter the draft. Citing personal reasons for his decision, Battle...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh McCown is not a mannequin

This just in: Josh McCown is not a mannequin. He is an actual human, American football player. It’s true! If you get an opportunity to attend a Cleveland Browns practice, you can see him moving about or throwing the football. He’s a big dude, 6-foot-4, 218 pounds. There are only a handful of Browns players 6-4 or taller, but most of those guys are a lot wider, so it’s pretty...
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First round pick OL Cameron Erving says he'll be fine for training camp

According to Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com, Cleveland Browns rookie offensive lineman Cameron Erving said he'll be ready for training camp despite sustaining an undisclosed injury at the team's minicamp last week. Erving, the 19th overall selection in the 2015 NFL Draft is expected to be a starter on the team's line this season. Erving, 6'6, 313, projects as the Browns' right...
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Joe Haden, Joe Thomas, and Tashaun Gipson among NFL’s top 100 players

During the last few weeks, the NFL Network has released their top 100 players for the 2015 season and three Cleveland Browns made the list: Cornerback Joe Haden (No. 23), left tackle Joe Thomas (No. 25), and safety Tashaun Gipson (No. 67). The top Browns player on the list, Haden is one of the faces of the Browns franchise, along with Thomas. At No. 23, he is the fourth-ranked cornerback...
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Cleveland Browns are in contact with suspended wide receiver Josh Gordon

The Cleveland Browns won’t be taking the field with Josh Gordon this year, but that hasn’t stopped the team from keeping in touch with their perennially suspended star wideout. According to a report by ESPN, the Browns have been in regular contact with Gordon through a league approved player-engagement rep. Gordon was suspended for a year by the NFL this past February after...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns Remain In Contact With Suspended WR Josh Gordon

According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, the Browns haven’t completely moved on from WR Josh Gordon, who is currently serving a one-year suspension for multiple violations of the league’s drug and alcohol policy. Fowler reports that a Browns official has corresponded with suspend WR Josh Gordon this offseason. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello tells Fowler that they allow teams to contact...
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