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...
In last week's mock draft roundup, Washington defensive tackle Danny Shelton was the popular choice for the Cleveland Browns. This week the most popular choice has become Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Marcus Mariota. There are also some real head scratchers this week.
Published April 9
No. 12: DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville
No. 19: Todd Gurley, RB, Georgia
Explanation: "While they got pretty good production out of the rookie tandem at running back in 2014, Gurley certainly could qualify as the "best player available" at this spot on the board. The Browns can take him knowing he doesn't have to be an impact player in Week 1, and create an opportunity for him to be a stud for them as he reaches his full potential when at 100 percent."To read more or comment...
Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been discharged from the inpatient rehabilitation center where he spent more than 10 weeks receiving treatment for possible substance abuse, a person familiar with the situation confirmed Saturday for the Beacon Journal.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because neither the Browns nor Manziel's camp had issued a statement to confirm the news. ESPN.com first reported Manziel's release.
Manziel, the 22nd overall pick in last year's NFL Draft, checked into the facility Jan. 28 in an effort to abandon a hard-partying lifestyle for which he became notorious.
Last month at the NFL owners meetings, Browns coach Mike Pettine said he expected Manziel to be released from rehab in time to report to team headquarters in Berea for the start of the franchise's offseason conditioning program April 20.
As the 2015 NFL Draft approaches, prospects are visiting and working out for teams.
Below is a list of prospects who reportedly have official pre-draft visits and/or private workouts set up with the Browns. Each team is allowed to host 30 national prospects for visits until a week before the draft, which runs April 30-May 2. There is no limit on private workouts.
The list was originally published April 7 and most recently updated April 17. It does not include meetings at the NFL Scouting Combine, pro days or elsewhere, just visits to team headquarters and private workouts.
Alabama wide receiver Amari Cooper (visit) -- NFLDraftScout.com projection: first-round pick
Georgia running back Todd Gurley (visit) -- NFLDraftScout.com projection: first-round pickTo read more or comment...