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Brandon Bolden changes to No. 25, to honor his grandfather, Frank Pitts

Patriots running back Brandon Bolden, who has racked up two Super Bowl rings during his time in New England, has a family member who previously won one of them. When Bolden returns to the NFL in 2021 after opting out in 2020, he’ll be honoring that family member. Bolden’s grandfather, Frank Pitts, spent 11 years [more]

Alex Van Pelt “definitely” notices a level of confidence from Baker Mayfield

In 2019, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield had the wrong coaching staff. In 2020, he had the right one. Mayfield consistently improved throughout the 2020 season, fulfilling his potential as a franchise quarterback while flourishing under first-year head coach Kevin Stefanski. Mayfield seems to be ready to build on last year’s progress. “He was impressive,” offensive [more]

Who signs first: Lamar Jackson, Baker Mayfield, or Josh Allen?

Ravens coach John Harbaugh got it right the other day when he said that it’s basically a “done deal” that quarterback Lamar Jackson will sign a second contract. Jackson will indeed get a second deal. As will Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and Bills quarterback Josh Allen. Still, someone has to go first. And whoever goes [more]

Browns DC Joe Woods confident new faces will jell this summer

Joe Woods is heading into his second season as the Browns’ defensive coordinator, but this year’s unit doesn’t look a lot like the one he oversaw last year. The Browns signed free agents like John Johnson, Jadeveon Clowney, Anthony Walker, Troy Hill, Malik Jackson and Takk McKinley before taking cornerback Greg Newsome and linebacker Jeremiah [more]

Browns OC: “No doubt” we’ll be better with Odell Beckham Jr.

One of the narratives that followed the Browns throughout last season was that their offense improved after receiver Odell Beckham Jr. tore his ACL and was lost for the season. Cleveland’s coaches and players countered that by arguing the offense was on track to improve regardless, as the team’s new coaching staff got more familiar [more]

Jadeveon Clowney: I haven’t run into many guys like Myles Garrett in the NFL

Jadeveon Clowney has been in the league since 2014. He’s also on his fourth team in the last four years, having gone from Houston to Seattle, Tennessee, and now Cleveland. But for all his experience and former teammates, Clowney sees someone unique in defensive end Myles Garrett. “It’s funny, I haven’t run into many guys [more]

Jadeveon Clowney’s surgically repaired knee feeling “good”

Jadeveon Clowney had a forgettable season in Tennessee. He finished with 19 tackles, no sacks, six quarterback hits and four tackles for loss in eight games last season. The edge rusher’s season ended prematurely with a torn meniscus that required surgery. Clowney, 28, is participating in the Browns’ minicamp this week and appears 100 percent [more]

Baker Mayfield: Odell Beckham looks “really great”

Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is making major strides in his recovery from last year’s torn ACL, according to quarterback Baker Mayfield. “He looks really great,” Mayfield said of Beckham. “After seeing him run and really just talking to him, as well, he feels comfortable. He is still getting used to some of these [more]

Baker Mayfield: Offense hitting the ground running this year

Quarterback Baker Mayfield and many other Browns offensive players were not with the team during the voluntary phases of the offseason program, but they were working out together and that still put them way ahead of where they were last year. Last year saw the Browns working virtually while installing a new offense after hiring [more]

Jadeveon Clowney: Browns D reminds me of 49ers a couple of years ago

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney did his first on-field work this week since signing with the Browns as a free agent and head coach Kevin Stefanski said he liked what he saw from one of this year’s biggest acquisitions. Clowney likes what he’s seeing in Cleveland as well. Clowney held a press conference with reporters on [more]

Baker Mayfield: I’m in no rush to receive a contract extension

The Browns have several players from their 2018 draft class in line for contract extensions. Cornerback Denzel Ward and running back Nick Chubb both said they’d like to stay in Cleveland on long-term deals on Tuesday. On Wednesday, it was 2018 No. 1 overall pick’s turn. Quarterback Baker Mayfield is under contract through the 2022 [more]

Travis Kelce: AFC has good teams all over the place

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce said recently that he thinks they and the Browns are “definitely neck and neck” when it comes to teams who can contend in the AFC, but that doesn’t end the list of teams that are on his radar heading into the 2021 season. Kelce was asked about that comment during [more]

JC Tretter: Offseason a success, players felt they actually had a choice

Browns center JC Tretter is also the president of the NFL Players Association and that role put him front and center in the debate about how the league’s offseason programs would look this year. Tretter and the NFLPA pushed for players to not participate in the voluntary, in-person portions of programs and there were a [more]

Callie Brownson to return from suspension in time for training camp

The Browns suspended chief of staff Callie Brownson last week after she pleaded guilty to operating a vehicle under the influence. Her suspension will end before training camp begins. “She will be back for training camp, but I am not going to get into the specifics right now,” Browns coach Kevin Stefanski said Tuesday. Brownson [more]

Jadeveon Clowney looked 100 percent in first practice with Browns

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney practiced with his new teammates for the first time, which was his first practice since surgery to repair a torn meniscus that kept him out of eight games in 2020. Clowney looked 100 percent, Mary Kay Cabot of cleveland.com reports. “Jadeveon and Takk [McKinley], they were meeting some guys for the [more]

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