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Johnny Manziel won’t start Sunday, but he’s ready “right now”

Johnny Manziel won’t start Sunday for the Memphis Express. Instead, Brandon Silvers will make his first career start in the Alliance of American Football, the third starting quarterback for the Express this season. Manziel, though, took the second-most reps behind Silvers this week. “I think he’s ready right now, just because he knows so much [more]

Browns sign offensive lineman Bryan Witzmann

The Browns added some offensive line depth Friday, picking up a former starter. The team announced the signing of free agent Bryan Witzmann. He started seven games at right guard for the Bears last year while Kyle Long was out with an injury. Witzmann, and has 20 starts in his career. Originally signed by the [more]

Pat Shurmur excited about addition of Kevin Zeitler

Most of the news about the Giants this offseason has centered on the guy leaving. But once you set aside trading Odell Beckham to the Browns, Giants coach Pat Shurmur sounded genuinely excited about the addition of guard Kevin Zeitler (who also came over from Cleveland in a separate deal for Olivier Vernon). “He’s been [more]

Broncos bring back backup quarterback Kevin Hogan

Kevin Hogan is starting another year as a backup quarterback in Denver. Hogan, who was on the Broncos’ roster last year but never got on the field for a game, has re-signed with Denver, Mike Klis of 9 News reports. The 26-year-old Hogan entered the NFL as a fifth-round pick of the Chiefs in 2016. [more]

Odell Beckham says he needs to “gather thoughts” in deleted social media post

The statement issued after the trade that brought receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to Cleveland had Beckham saying all the right things. His own words were slightly less effusive, calling the trade “bittersweet.” A recent social media post sent a more complicated message. “I love you all so much, for the ones that follow and support [more]

Johnny Manziel confident he can play “at any level anywhere”

Johnny Manziel hasn’t played in the NFL since 2015, the last of two failed seasons in Cleveland. The former Heisman Trophy winner, though, hasn’t given up on a return to the NFL one day. First, though, Manziel will have to prove himself in the Alliance of American Football. Manziel, 26, held his introductory press conference [more]

Tony Jefferson: Browns still have to come take the AFC North from us

After making a trade for Odell Beckham while the Ravens were saying goodbye to several top defensive players, the Browns have been installed as the betting favorites to win the AFC North in 2019. One holdover on the Ravens defense thinks that may be putting the cart before the horse. Safety Tony Jefferson acknowledges that [more]

Dave Gettleman: We won’t put too much pressure on Jabrill Peppers

Safety Jabrill Peppers is excited about last week’s trade that sent him to the Giants because it allows him to return to his home state of New Jersey for the next phase of his career. Peppers will be asked to do more than trade on his status as a local boy made good, of course. [more]

Texans sign Darren Fells

Tight end Darren Fells has found a new team. Fells was released by the Browns earlier this month after they were unsuccessful in their attempt to trade him to another club. PFT has learned, via a league source, that Fells has agreed to a one-year contract with the Texans. Fells made a late switch from [more]

Jabrill Peppers happy to be heading home

Jabrill Peppers is leaving a team on the rise to one that obviously is rebuilding, even if they can’t see it. But the safety is going home. Peppers said his family is more excited than he is about the trade that sent him from the Browns to the Giants, because it ended their commute to [more]

What’s next for Vontaze Burfict?

The Bengals have released linebacker Vontaze Burfict, making him a free agent five days after free agency began. So what’s next for one of the dirtiest player in the league? Last year, conflicting reports emerged regarding whether the Raiders were trying to trade for Burfict, a move that would have reunited him with former Bengals [more]

Giants G.M.: Got “offer we couldn’t refuse” for Odell Beckham Jr.

Giants General Manager Dave Gettleman is talking to his beat writers at the moment, his first remarks since trading wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. And while speculation about a deal for the star wideout has been lingering for months, Gettleman said the only team he initiated trade talks with were the Bills, a reflex to [more]

Trent Richardson keeps scoring touchdowns in the AAF

Trent Richardson was a bust in the NFL, but he sure has a nose for the end zone in the AAF. Richardson scored two more touchdowns for his Birmingham Iron in Sunday night’s win over the San Diego Fleet, with one touchdown coming on the ground and one through the air. Richardson now has nine [more]

Browns will be watching most of the draft for a change

It’s possible that the Browns might have never gotten themselves into position for the playoffs — and it’s important to remember they’re not there yet — without the pick-hoarding of the previous administration. But after swinging a deal for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., the Browns will find themselves in an unusual role on draft [more]

John Dorsey: Freddie Kitchens will hold players accountable

The Browns made a big move for wide receiver Odell Beckham last week and the reasons why they wanted him on the field are clear to anyone who has watched Beckham play football over the last five seasons. The reasons why some teams would be skeptical about acquiring Beckham have also been easy to see. [more]

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