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Ex-Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi had most of left hand amputated

Mohamed Massaquoi was a second-round pick in the 2009 draft because of his ability to catch a football, but he lost one of the hands that helped in that task after an ATV accident. Massaquoi revealed the prosthetic he now wears in place of most of his left hand — his thumb is intact — [more]

A.J. McCarron free agency ruling expected this week

Bengals quarterback A.J. McCarron is set to find out his status for the offseason this week. McCarron is challenging the Bengals’ decision to place him on the non-football injury list during his rookie season. McCarron hurt his shoulder and a year on the NFI list would mean that he’s a restricted free agent this offseason [more]

Johnny Manziel opening up about past problems

Johnny Manziel wants to get back into football, somewhere. And he knows that will include rehabbing his image, among other things. The failed Browns first-rounder taped an interview for ABC’s Good Morning America, and talked about his struggles. “I was self-medicating with alcohol, that’s what I thought would make me happy and get out of [more]

Kansas City purge could be coming, on defense

Not since Ryan returned to Scranton and Creed dyed his hair with toner from the copier has there been more anticipation of a youth movement. As explained by Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star, Chiefs G.M. Brett Veach is expected to make dramatic changes to the roster in an effort to make it “younger, [more]

Will Kirk Cousins’ next contract tie compensation to cap percentage?

Several franchise quarterbacks who previously received big-money contracts are seeing those contracts pale in comparison to more recent contracts, thanks to the consistent growth of the salary cap. So when will a franchise quarterback (or any other player) manage to tie his compensation to the growth of the cap? Already, the various baseline franchise tenders [more]

Cleveland attendance proves customers aren’t total suckers

There are a few bedrock truths in the world, things you can count on year after year. The Browns are bad at football, and market economies work. According to Pat McManamon of, the Browns average attendance last year was 63,883, the lowest since the team came back to Cleveland in 1999. In fact, to [more]

Browns hire Sam Shade as assistant special teams coach

The Browns have hired Sam Shade as assistant special teams coach, the team announced Wednesday. He will help new special teams coach Amos Jones, who the team hired last month to replace Chris Tabor. The Bengals made Shade a fourth-round pick in 1995, and he played in 117 games for Cincinnati (1995-98) and Washington (1999-02). [more]

Report: Chargers to hire Rip Scherer as tight ends coach

The Los Angeles Chargers are set to hire former UCLA assistant Rip Scherer as tight ends coach, per Bruce Feldman of Scherer spent the last two seasons coaching tight ends at UCLA under head coach Jim Mora. He had two previous stints in the NFL with the Carolina Panthers (2009-10) and Cleveland Browns (2005-08). [more]

Scot McCloughan on record as big Baker Mayfield fan

The Browns have brought Scot McCloughan into the organization as a personnel consultant and it stands to reason that part of his portfolio in Cleveland will deal with the draft. Before and after being fired as the General Manager in Washington, McCloughan was running a scouting service and spent a lot of time putting together [more]

12 franchises remain without a Super Bowl title

Now that the Eagles have the franchise’s first Super Bowl title, who is the next franchise without a Lombardi Trophy to get one? Twelve teams remain without a shiny Lombardi for their trophy case. The Falcons nearly accomplished it last season and came the closest to knocking off the Eagles this postseason. The Jaguars and [more]

Eagles, among other things, wrap up 32nd pick in 2018 NFL Draft

The offseason started for most teams long before the confetti fell last night. But like a Broad Street hangover, the reality is about to hit the Eagles that they don’t have much to work with this offseason, at least in terms of draft capital. With the loss, the Patriots earned the 31st pick in the [more]

Browns add Scot McCloughan as personnel consultant

New Browns General Manager John Dorsey continues to build an actual football staff, as he approaches his first and most important draft. According to Chris Mortensen of ESPN,¬†Scot McCloughan has joined the Browns as a personnel consultant. McCloughan has been out of work but active on Twitter since being first from his job as Washington’s [more]

Kenny Britt on his career: We don’t count Cleveland

Kenny Britt‘s teams went 5-13 this season, including two wins in the postseason. Yet, the wide receiver has made it to the Super Bowl. It’s no wonder Britt considers himself the luckiest man in the world this week, though the Patriots likely make him inactive for a third consecutive postseason game. “I’m pretty sure everybody [more]

Sam Darnold will be happy to be wherever he lands

If Sam Darnold keeps talking, he will get a chance to say how excited he would be to play for every team in the NFL. The Southern Cal quarterback was making the rounds at radio row, making him a target for writers as he moved to and fro. So Steve Serby of the New York [more]

Brian Hoyer: Browns have won four games since benching me

Brian Hoyer is at the Super Bowl as the Patriots’ backup quarterback, and he had some things to say this week about a team that is very far from the Super Bowl. Hoyer pointed out that the Browns have won just four games since they benched him as their starting quarterback in favor of Johnny [more]

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