Pro Bowl free safety Tashaun Gipson, a restricted free agent, did not report to Browns headquarters Monday for the start of the team's voluntary offseason conditioning program, a league source confirmed for the Beacon Journal.
The Browns extended a second-round tender to Gipson on March 9. If he were to play under the tender, he would be scheduled to make $2.356 million during the 2015 season.
Gipson, 24, has made it known via social media he's less than elated about the second-round tender.
Browns coach Mike Pettine was asked March 24 at the NFL owners meetings if the organization was trying to sign Gipson to a long-term deal.To read more or comment...
Quarterback Johnny Manziel took a small step Monday in his quest to regain everyone's trust and respect by reporting to Browns headquarters for the start of the team's offseason conditioning program.
A person familiar with the situation told the Beacon Journal Manziel is in attendance for the voluntary workouts in Berea just like the Browns expected. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team had yet to publicly discuss attendance.
The former Heisman Trophy winner has been in town since at least Sunday afternoon, when he sat courtside during the Cavaliers' 113-100 win over the Boston Celtics in Game 1 of a first-round playoff series at Quicken Loans Arena.
Less than two weeks ago, Manziel was discharged from an inpatient rehabilitation facility in which he spent more than 10 weeks receiving treatment for possible substance abuse. He checked in Jan. 28 and news of his release broke April 11.To read more or comment...
As we get closer and closer to the start of the 2015 NFL Draft, mock draft writers are getting more adventuous with the Cleveland Browns. In this week's mock draft roundup we see several trades. Some of them are quite strange.
Published April 16
No. 12: DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
No. 19: Danny Shelton, DT, Washington
Explanation: "Louisville’s DeVante Parker has an excellent mix of size (6-3, 209
pounds), speed (4.45 40 at the Combine), soft hands, catch radius and body control on tougher
Click the link for an updated version of this story: Johnny Manziel apologizes to Browns, their fans and says he intends to "regain everyone’s trust and respect"
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel released a statement through the team Friday about a week after being discharged from an inpatient rehabilitation facility in which he spent more than 10 weeks receiving treatment for possible substance abuse.
The full statement is below.
“I would like to thank my family, friends, the Browns organization, my teammates and Browns fans everywhere for your patience, understanding and support during my stay at Caron. The doctors and staff have been amazing and what I’ve learned in the last couple of months has been tremendous. I owe private apologies to a lot of people that I disappointed but a very public one to the Browns organization and the fans that I let down. I take full responsibility for my actions and it’s my intention to work very hard to regain everyone’s trust and respect. I understand that will take time and will only happen through what I do and not what I say. I also understand there’s a lot of curiosity about this but anyone who has a friend or family member that’s been through things like this knows it’s an ongoing process. I’m going to continue to ask folks to try to respect my privacy as I determine to what degree I am comfortable talking about a subject which I consider very personal. Most of you have been considerate about that and I thank you for it. I look forward to seeing my teammates next week and focusing on football and my desire to be the best possible player, teammate, and man that I can be.”To read more or comment...
The Cleveland Browns revealed new uniforms on Tuesday night at the Cleveland Convention Center. The uniforms feature three different jersyes and three different pairs of pants. In total, there are nine different combinations the team can use this season.
But do you like the new jerseys? Take our poll and let us know. Which is your favoirte or least favorite? Hop into the comments and section and tell us.
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Finally, the Cleveland Browns have new uniforms.
The team unveiled new uniforms Tuesday night at the Cleveland Convention Center in front of a crowd of 3,000 people.
The new uniforms feature three different jersey colors and three different colors of pants. In total, the Browns have their choice of nine different uniform options. The jersey colors are white, brown and orange. The pants are orange, brown and white.To read more or comment...
The Browns are either seriously considering drafting a running back in the first round April 30 or they're trying to create the impression they are.
Georgia running back Todd Gurley and Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon are on the team's list of pre-draft visitors, according to reports. NFLDraftScout.com projects both of them to become first-round selections.
The Browns have two first-round choices (Nos. 12 and 19 overall).
Gurley visited the Browns on Monday, ESPN reported. Gordon is scheduled to visit the team Friday, according to NFL Network.To read more or comment...
The Cleveland Browns are unveiling new uniforms tonight at the Cleveland Convention Center and here's what we know:
- The event will start with arrivals on the orange carpet beginning at 6 p.m.
- The actual jersey unveiling will take place during an hour-long show that will air live on WEWS-Channel 5, and on ClevelandBrowns.com. We will also be streaming the event on the Ohio.com homepage, courtesy of Channel 5.
- Nine current Browns players will model the nine different jersey combinations, according to ESPN.com's Patrick McManamon. Those players include Dwayne Bowe, Armonty Bryant, Karlos Dansby, Brian Hartline, Taylor Gabriel, Chris Kirksey, Barkevious Mingo, Joe Thomas and Donte Whitner.To read more or comment...