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Friday's 60-second rant: RG3 is Browns' missing piece

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 10:31 a.m. ET
With a talented roster lacking a quality QB, the Browns could have been set for years if they had succeeded in nabbing Robert Griffin III.

Eagles sign TE Moore

Posted Dec. 20, 2012 @ 2:30 p.m. ET
The Eagles signed TE Evan Moore to the active roster, the team announced Thursday.

Writing's on wall for Heckert, Shurmur in Cleveland

Posted Dec. 20, 2012 @ 10:25 a.m. ET
The Browns' Week 15 loss to the Redskins likely signalled the end for GM Tom Heckert and head coach Pat Shurmur in Cleveland.

Browns make roster moves

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 6:17 p.m. ET
The Browns signed DB Prince Miller and LB Adrian Moten and placed LB James-Michael Johnson and DB T.J. Ward on injured reserve with knee injuries.

Browns add to new management, hire president

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Alec Scheiner has been named the new president of the Browns. He spent the previous eight years working for the Cowboys.

Browns waive DB Patterson

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 5:51 p.m. ET
The Browns waived DB Dimitri Patterson on Monday, the team announced.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens wobbling down the stretch

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 3:52 p.m. ET
The Ravens are in the playoffs, but they hardly look like contenders, and now they have to deal with the talented, desperate Giants. 

Cousins leads Redskins over Browns 38-21

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 4:48 p.m. ET
Rookie Kirk Cousins threw for 329 yards and two TDs filling in for Robert Griffin III, leading the Redskins to their fifth straight win, 38-21 over the Browns.

Redskins announce Cousins to start Sunday

Posted Dec. 15, 2012 @ 10:56 p.m. ET
The Redskins announced Saturday evening that rookie Kirk Cousins will be the starting quarterback in the team’s Week 15 game against the Browns.

Shurmur still has work to do to save job

Posted Dec. 13, 2012 @ 11:11 a.m. ET
Pat Shurmur desperately needs wins against quality opponents in order to stay in Cleveland at least one more season.

AFC North Spin cycle: Leaders running in place

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 3:17 p.m. ET
It was a lost week for the AFC North's top playoff contenders, but the Browns sure enjoyed themselves. 

Browns roll past Chiefs for third-straight win

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
Travis Benjamin's 93-yard punt return touchdown helped the Browns win their third straight game, 30-7 over the Chiefs on Sunday.

Young Browns hitting their stride

Posted Dec. 09, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
While Browns GM Tom Heckert's future remains unclear, what is clear is that Heckert has helped remake the roster in three years on the job.

Browns now playing a season of 'what ifs'

Posted Dec. 06, 2012 @ 3:57 p.m. ET
With a great deal of uncertainty looming in the offseason, the Browns are quietly beginning to put together a solid run to end the season.

AFC North Spin cycle: Steelers finish with a flourish

Posted Dec. 03, 2012 @ 2:38 p.m. ET
Don't forget about the Steelers. And don't pencil the Ravens in as AFC North champions just yet.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Lewis, Dion (RB)

Posted April 11, 2013 @ 11:20 a.m.
The Browns have acquired Lewis from the Philadelphia Eagles in a trade for linebacker Emmanuel Acho.
Lewis played 24 games in two seasons with the Eagles, who selected him in the fifth round in 2011. He rushed for 171 yards on 36 carries and scored two touchdowns. The 5-foot-8, 195-pound Lewis also returned kickoffs for Philadelphia as a rookie and will likely be a candidate to take over those duties for Cleveland. Lewis averaged 21.6 yards on 31 kickoff returns in 2011.

Nelson, David (WR)

Posted April 08, 2013 @ 8:30 p.m.
The Browns signed Nelson to a one-year contract Monday.
Nelson, who played three seasons for Buffalo, is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in last season's opener. The 6-foot-5, 214-pounder started 17 games for the Bills, who signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Nelson had 94 catches for 1,042 yards and eight touchdowns with the Bills. In 2011, he was second on the club in catches (61) and receiving yards (658). He also had five TDs.

Campbell, Jason (QB)

Posted March 26, 2013 @ 9:23 p.m.
The Browns signed Campbell to a two-year contract on Tuesday, bringing him to provide competition for fellow quarterback Brandon Weeden.
A first round pick by the Redskins in 2005, Campbell has started 77 games and thrown 76 touchdown passes in eight seasons. Weeden's starting spot might not be completely assured after an up-and-down rookie season.

Barnes, Kevin (CB)

Posted March 25, 2013 @ 5:16 p.m.
The Cleveland Browns signed Barnes to a one-year contract. Barnes has played in 31 career NFL games for Washington and Detroit.
He was drafted by the Redskins in the third round in 2009 and played in 15 games. In 2011, he recorded a career-high 26 tackles and two interceptions in 15 games. He was traded to the Lions last year and played in two games before he was waived on Sept. 18.

Richardson, Trent (RB)

Posted March 23, 2013 @ 8:36 p.m.
Richardson has been sued by two women who say they were assaulted at his home last year. A lawyer for Krystal Jones of Maple Heights and Kathleen Hunter of Cleveland says the lawsuit was filed Friday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. A Browns spokesman declined to comment. Richardson's agent didn't immediately comment.
The complaint, obtained by the Plain Dealer of Cleveland, says the women were invited to Richardson's Columbia Station house in December but soon asked to leave. It says Richardson then cursed the women for "slamming a door" and "disrespecting his house." The lawsuit says Richardson banged on Jones' vehicle, causing damage. It says Richardson then urged his girlfriend and two other women, also named in the lawsuit, to attack the plaintiffs.

Bryant, Desmond (DT)

Posted March 14, 2013 @ 3:23 p.m.
Browns defensive lineman Desmond Bryant has apologized for his arrest last month, saying the incident was a "mistake" and that "it's really not the kind of person that I am." Bryant, who played for Oakland last season, signed a five-year, $34 million free agent contract on Tuesday with Cleveland.
The 6-foot-6, 311-pounder was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief, and his police mugshot went viral on the internet. Bryant said he's moved on from the incident, and Browns CEO Joe Banner said the team has no concerns about Bryant's character.

Ogbonnaya, Chris (RB)

Posted March 14, 2013 @ 11:31 a.m.
The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with running back Chris Ogbonnaya on a two-year contract. Ogbonnaya was signed by the Browns in 2011 and started four games. Cleveland has three running backs under contract: Richardson, Ogbonnaya and Montario Hardesty.
Ogbonnaya made one start and played in 15 games last season, usually replacing Trent Richardson on third down. He finished with 24 receptions for 187 yards and gained 30 yards on eight carries. He made a career-high six receptions for 73 receiving yards in a win at Cincinnati, and had a career-long 54-yard reception against the New York Giants.

Barnidge, Gary (TE)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 5:34 p.m.
Barnidge signed with the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday.
Barnidge's decision came one day after the Panthers, his former team, re-signed their other backup tight end Ben Hartsock.

Davis, Kellen (TE)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 12:07 p.m.
The Chicago Bears have released Davis.
The Bears announced the move Wednesday, one day after signing versatile tight end Martellus Bennett away from the New York Giants. Davis appeared in all 80 games with 35 starts over five seasons for the Bears. He had 47 receptions for 529 yards and 11 touchdowns. In two playoff games, he had two catches for 42 yards and a TD.

Groves, Quentin (LB)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 10:34 a.m.
The Cleveland Browns continued a spending spree to upgrade their defense in free agency, signing former Arizona linebacker Quentin Groves to a two-year, $2.8 million contract on Wednesday.
Groves is the third defensive player signed already by the Browns, who agreed to terms with linebacker Paul Kruger and lineman Desmond Bryant on Tuesday. The Browns entered free agency $47.4 million under the salary cap and have so far been among the NFL's most aggressive teams.

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