Archive for the ‘Cleveland Browns’ Category

Could Jimmy Garoppolo contract become messy like Kirk Cousins situation?

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

While some would argue that on paper, the current version of the Patriots might be Bill Belichick's all-time best team - or perhaps, the 18-1 Super Bowl runners up (ouch!) in 2008 - the NFL, via Gil Brandt, the longtime Cowboys personnel VP now a Sirius/XM Radio commentator, went ahead and put an All-Belichick Coached team together. Not on paper, but on video. Obviously, Patriots dominate the list, but three Cleveland Browns managed to sneak in there. Four current Pats - Tom Brady, Julian Edelman, Rob Gronkowski and Matthew Slater- get the nod. Here's the list:  OFFENSE QB: Tom Brady RB: Corey Dillon  WRs: Randy Moss, Julian Edelman, Wes Welker TE: Rob Gronkowski LT: Matt Light RG: Logan Mankins

Lions’ Bryant suspended for third time since start of 2016 season

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

Detroit Lions defensive end Armonty Bryant was suspended four games for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy, the third time he has been suspended since the start of last season. Bryant, then with the Cleveland Browns, was suspended for the first four games of last season for violating the NFL's policy against performance-enhancing drugs. The Browns released him when his suspension ended. He was claimed on waivers in October by the Lions. In November of last season, he was suspended three games, also for violating the substance abuse policy. In this most recent suspension, the NFL said Bryant will be eligible to return to the Lions' active roster on Monday, Oct. 2, and is eligible to participate

QB or not QB? That’s question Browns still can’t answer

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

Twelfth in a 13-part series on the opponents the Green Bay Packers will face during the 2017 regular season. GREEN BAY - Whether they like it or not, the Cleveland Browns have become the franchise where quarterbacks' careers go to die. It’s been 18 years since the franchise rejoined the league in 1999, and since then 26 men have tried and failed to get the job done with any kind of prolonged success. Here’s the list: Tim Couch, Ty Detmer, Doug Pederson, Spergon Wynn, Kelly Holcomb, Jeff Garcia, Luke McCown, Trent Dilfer, Charlie Frye, Derek Anderson, Ken Dorsey, Brady Quinn, Bruce Gradkowski, Colt McCoy, Jake Delhomme, Seneca Wallace, Brandon Weeden, Thaddeus Lewis, Jason Campbell, Brian Hoyer,

Ohio State’s Troy Smith part of effort to open medical marijuana dispensary

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Ohio continues to take steps toward medical marijuana being available at dispensaries around the state, and Ohio State Heisman winner Troy Smith is getting involved. Smith has teamed up with businessman Jim Buchanan, high school coach Ted Ginn Sr. (father of NFL receiver Ted Ginn Jr. and Smith’s high school coach) and former Cleveland Browns running back Eric Metcalf to set up a dispensary in the Cleveland area.

PFT preseason power rankings No. 31: Cleveland Browns

Monday, July 10th, 2017

The Browns have taken the bottom rung in plenty of preseason, in-season and postseason power rankings in recent years, but that’s not where they find themselves in PFT’s rankings this summer. The good news for the Browns is that their stockpiling of draft picks, including three first-round selections this year, has led to more talent around the quarterbacks. First overall pick Myles Garrett gives the Browns a major piece to build around at defensive end and the team drafted two other defensive linemen to go with four others drafted in 2015 and 2016.

Pryor’s productivity in Cleveland proof enough he’s ready

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Cleveland Browns beat writer Mary Kay Cabot joined Countdown to Training Camp to talk about Terrelle Pryor's growth as an elite wide receiver. His time in Cleveland was valuable, even if wins were hard to come by.

Browns not coming to Ohio Stadium for their annual scrimmage this year

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

The Cleveland Browns' annual Orange and Brown scrimmage won't be coming to Ohio Stadium this summer. The team is holding the game Aug. 4 at FirstEnergy Stadium in its hometown, spokesman Peter John-Baptiste confirmed, with the decision to stay close to home coming on the heels of the team canceling a bid to bring its full summer training camp to Columbus . The team had played the game at Ohio Stadium the past two summers, drawing thousands of fans to the 'Shoe .

Trial of former Pilot executives could take up to 6 weeks

Thursday, June 29th, 2017

The complexity of a federal fraud case against former employees of a truck stop chain owned by the family of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam could cause the trial to take up to six weeks, attorneys told the judge Thursday. Pilot has paid a $92 million federal penalty and spent $85 million on a class-action settlement with 5,500 trucking companies in connection with a scheme to cheat customers out of promised discounts and rebates. Senior U.S. District Judge Curtis L. Collier on Thursday approved moving the trial to Chattanooga from Pilot's headquarters city of Knoxville.

Browns see improvement from 2016 fourth-round pick Ricardo Louis

Friday, June 23rd, 2017

Wide receiver Ricardo Louis was one of 14 draft picks to make the Cleveland Browns last season. “Now he lines up at the line of scrimmage and hears the play and sees the defense and recognizes the coverage, he goes 100 miles per hour,” wide receiver coach Al Saunders said, via Pat McManamon of ESPN.com. Head coach Hue Jackson echoed the sentiments, saying Louis has “really improved” since last season.

Tramon Williams says he wanted out of unstable Cleveland environment

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Cornerback Tramon Williams was released by the Cleveland Browns in February after spending the last two seasons with the club. Williams started 22 out of a total 27 games played for the Browns over that span, recording 105 total tackles with two interceptions. In an interview with John Clayton and Pat Kirwin on Sirius XM NFL Radio, Williams felt the situation in Cleveland wasn’t exactly ideal.