Cleveland Browns: rookies to watch

It’s no question that the Cleveland Browns have arguably the toughest road to the playoffs, having to overcome three other playoff teams to do so. The Browns will need a few rookies who could burst on to the go above and beyond for them this season. Here’s a look at some three rookies who could see big roles this year. reakout candidates. Danny Shelton I know picking the team’s...
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Browns LB Mingo returns to practice along with Gilbert, Pryor

Browns outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo was back on the practice field Monday less than four weeks after undergoing surgery for a torn meniscus. Mingo is unlikely to suit up for Cleveland's preseason finale against the Chicago Bears, but he is on target to play in the team's season opener against the Jets. Mingo took part in individual drills during the 30 minutes of practice...
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Mingo returns to practice for banged-up Browns

BEREA, Ohio (AP) Browns linebacker Barkevious Mingo returned to practice for the first time since undergoing right knee surgery on Aug. 6. Mingo has been slowed by injuries throughout his NFL career, but the former first-round draft pick is on schedule and could play in the season opener on Sept. 13 against the Jets. The Browns had several other injured players return, including...
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Barkevious Mingo back at practice Monday, may play Week 1

There was a Brown back at practice today, and Mingo was his name-o. #Browns LB Barkevious Mingo was able to make it through slower practice today, on pace to be ready for season opener. — Tom Withers (@twithersAP) August 31, 2015 Outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo was on the practice field for the first time in nearly a month Monday, and may be able to play in the Browns season...
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Report: Jameis Winston has sprained ankle that's affecting his play

While rookie quarterback Jameis Winston struggled against the Cleveland Browns this past weekend, offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter broke the news that there's something hindering his play.According to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune, Winston has been dealing with an ankle sprain.In the 31-7 loss to the Browns, Winston completed just 6-of-15 passes for 90 yards and one interception...
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The long and the short of the Browns’ win over the Buccaneers

The Browns will eventually figure out that their offense cannot survive on bread alone, bread being that very basic run and short passing game that is the forte of conservative “game manager” quarterbacks. You could legitimately ask if the Browns really needed any long passes to score and to win on Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. But you could also ask, if not...
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Raiders Khalil Mack is going to be a superstar

The Oakland Raiders may not have won more than eight games in a season in 12 years, but that could be changing thanks to second-year defensive end Khalil Mack. In Oakland’s 23-17 loss on Sunday night, Mack absolutely destroyed any hopes the Arizona Cardinals had of moving the ball. Mack looked like a bonafide star. The kind of defensive centerpiece that the Raiders need to return...
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NFL Rumors: Bills cut RB Fred Jackson; Browns interested?

The Cleveland Browns have three young running backs on the roster in Isaiah Crowell, Terrance West, and Duke Johnson. A few weeks ago the team was rumored to be interested in ex-Baltimore Raven Ray Rice, an idea that was largely panned in Cleveland. Now the Browns are being linked to another veteran running back: Fred Jackson, who was released Monday by the Buffalo Bills. The news...
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Browns' Pettine on Pryor: Not facing 'make or break' situation

Terrelle Pryor's chances of making the final Browns roster may have taken another hit with his absence from the team's third preseason game this weekend, but head coach Mike Pettine isn't ready to close the door just yet.  When asked if Pryor has to play in the preseason finale Thursday night in Chicago to have a chance at making the team, Pettine refused to speak in definitive...
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Cleveland native Shane Wynn among first Browns cuts

The Cleveland Browns made their first wave of cuts Monday morning with, releasing six players ahead of Tuesday's deadline to pare the roster to 75. Cleveland product Shayne Winn, the 5-foot-6 receiver who was at the receiving end of Johnny Manziel's 21-yard touchdown pass in the team's second preseason game against Buffalo was among the six players released. The depth ahead of Wynn...
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Cleveland Browns cut six, trim roster to 84

The Cleveland Browns made their first big roster cuts in preparation for Tuesday’s mandatory cut to 75 players. Per team announcement, the following six players were released or their contracts were terminated Monday morning.   Cut/Waived TE Anthony Ezeakunne WR Shane Wynn   Contract terminated LB Everette Brown LB Moise Fokou RB Jalen Parmele DB […] The post Cleveland Browns...
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Browns Cut 6 Players Including DB Aaron Ross & LB Moise Fokou

The Cleveland Browns announced the release of six players on Monday, as they work to get their roster down to 75 players before tomorrow’s deadline. Among the players either released or waived are: TE Anthony Ezeakunne WR Shane Wynn LB Everette Brown LB Moise Fokou RB Jalen Parmele DB Aaron Ross Fokou, 29, is a ... The post Browns Cut 6 Players Including DB...
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Browns aren't ruling out signing RB Rice

Rookie running back Duke Johnson is dealing with a concussion, and the Cleveland Browns need another running back. And you know what that means - the notorious Rice's name has popped up once again as a potential candidate for the team. Adding fuel to the reborn speculation is none other the head coach Mike Pettine, who didn't execlty rule out Rice when asked specifically about...
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Former GM Mark Dominik worried for Jameis Winston

Former Buccaneers‘ general manager and current ESPN and SiriusXM NFL radio analyst Mark Dominik had some strong words about rookie quarterback Jameis Winston following a 31-7 trouncing at the hands of the Cleveland Browns. Dominik was featured on SportsCenter Sunday morning and had this to say about Winston; “When you look at what’s going on in front of him, the protection...
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Watch Travis Benjamin’s blazing punt return TD again (and again)

All caveats apply about it only being pre-season, but that doesn’t mean that a highlight wouldn’t leave a lasting impression. The third pre-season game left plenty of lasting impressions of individual plays, but none moreso than Travis Benjamin finding pay dirt on a 53-yard punt return touchdown. Benjamin struggled a year ago while attempting to come back from his ACL surgery...
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Taking a Closer Look at Browns’ 31-7 Win over Bucs

Last week, the Cincinnati Bengals probably should have skipped their flight to Tampa. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are better than last year, but the Bengals beat themselves by not showing up for a preseason game. But last night it was the Cleveland Browns’ first road game and probably the most important since it’s was the […] The post Taking a Closer Look at Browns’ 31-7 Win...
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Rookie RB Duke Johnson suffers a concussion against Buccaneers

According to Sean d'Oliveira of, Cleveland Browns rookie running back Duke Johnson suffered a concussion during Saturday's preseason game against the Buccaneers. Johnson had to leave his first preseason game after dealing with a hamstring injury that had kept him out of the team's first two preseason games. "Hopefully he'll be in the protocol and we can get him...
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WATCH: Clevleand Browns WR Travis Benjamin Returns Punt 53-Yards For A Touchdown Against Buccaneers

Travis Benjamin is going in to his fourth year in the league, and so far he has not done much during his career. In 38 career games he has collected just 41 receptions for 717 yards and five touchdowns. If he wants the Browns to keep him once his rookie contract runs out he is going to need to start producing a lot more.Doing things like return punts for touchdowns will certainly...
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Cleveland Browns: Impressive Game Against Buccaneers

After two early preseason losses the Cleveland Browns had an impressive third preseason game versus the Buccaneers on Saturday night. The Browns won 31-7 in a game that was supposed to be a battle between two young quarterbacks and Heisman winners. Jameis Winston has a lot to prove in the NFL and just like Manziel, Winston has dealt with a lot issues outside of football. As the game...
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Browns Dominate Buccaneers 31-7

The third preseason game is considered the dress rehearsal for the season. The Browns treated it that way and played with a purpose defeating the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-7 for their first preseason win Saturday night. The starting defense dominated, special teams put up a touchdown, and the offense looked the most efficient we’ve seen […] The post Browns Dominate Buccaneers 31...
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Starters Out: Browns Lead Buccaneers 31-7

The Cleveland Browns were relatively unimpressive and underwhelming in their first two preseason games, so entered Saturday’s exhibition against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with something to prove. In a very pleasant surprise, the Browns wore their prettiest gown to what’s commonly referred to as the “dress rehearsal” game, taking an early lead and maintaining it throughout...
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WATCH: Brian Hartline drags toes on great TD catch

Brian Hartline from Josh McCown to cap off an 80-yard TD drive? Let’s hope it’s not a pre-season miracle. Josh McCown rolled out and had options in the end zone, but he found Brian Hartline for a really tough catch and somehow Hartline not only caught it, but got two feet down. The Browns went up two scores on the spectacular pitch and catch. Browns 14 Bucs 0. Under review...
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Weekend web roundup: Cleveland Browns

Shane Wynn fights to make hometown team Rookie wide receiver Shane Wynn fights to make hometown team, the Cleveland Browns. (Photo: Matt Florjancic, WKYC Digital Sports Journalist) ... Does all the praise for rookie RB Duke Johnson say more about him or... Browns' Duke Johnson returns to limited practice from hamstring injury Cleveland Browns rookie running back Duke Johnson...
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Browns vs. Buccaneers Preview & What to Watch For

When: Saturday, August 29th, 7:00 pm ETWhere: Raymond James StadiumThe Cleveland Browns travel down to Tampa Bay Saturday night to take on the Buccaneers and first-overall pick Jameis Winston. Often referred to as the dress rehearsal game, both Browns head coach Mike Pettine and Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith will leave their starters in for at least the first two quarters in...
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This Is The Year – A letter to all Cleveland Browns Fans

View image | “This is the year.” This is a phrase that has become much too common to Cleveland Browns fans. In the last fifteen years, the Cleveland Browns have only had one season with double digit wins, two seasons with winning seasons, and 15 years of no Super Bowl contention. When a team continues to play at this level of disappointment, how can fans...
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