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Baker Mayfield: Don’t overlook our running game

The Browns made one of the biggest moves of the offseason when they traded for wide receiver Odell Beckham and the wideout’s arrival combined with the already high expectations for quarterback Baker Mayfield‘s second season has made the team’s passing game a focus of attention in recent months. Mayfield wasn’t the only rookie to make [more]

LJ Scott is a day away from becoming a free agent again

Former Michigan running back LJ Scott decided after two days with the Browns to quit football. If he decides to unquit, Scott likely will be able to join any team he wants. The Browns could have placed Scott on the reserve/retired list, keeping his rights while taking him off the roster. Instead, the Browns waived [more]

Freddie Kitchens likes what he sees from Antonio Callaway

Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway had a solid rookie season as a fourth-round draft pick last year, catching 43 passes for 586 yards and five touchdowns. Coach Freddie Kitchens thinks Callaway may be even better this year. Kitchens said after watching Callaway at Organized Team Activities this week that Callaway looks like he’s in better [more]

Baker Mayfield cherishes time around Tom Brady

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has spent some time with Tom Brady this year, appearing with him in a commercial celebrating the NFL’s 100th season, and then hanging out with him at the Kentucky Derby. Mayfield is trying to learn from watching Brady off the field. Mayfield said he and Brady haven’t spent much time going [more]

Kareem Hunt admits he hadn’t told the Chiefs the whole story

When a video emerged in late November 2018 of then-Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt pushing and kicking a woman in the hallway of a Cleveland hotel nine months earlier, the Chiefs moved quickly to cut Hunt — reportedly because Hunt had lied to the Chiefs about the incident. Speaking to reporters for the first time [more]

Browns add running back D’Ernest Johnson

The Browns added a running back, with AAF experience. The team announced the addition of running back D’Ernest Johnson, who replaced the waived LJ Scott on the roster. Johnson was with Orlando, and was third in the league in rushing. He played at South Florida, and was the school’s all-time leader in rushing and all-purpose [more]

Olivier Vernon likes the Browns’ plan on defense

Olivier Vernon is content to be the other guy the Browns got from the Giants in trade this offseason. But even if he was the only one, it would have been a big deal. Lost in all the attention paid to Odell Beckham Jr., the Browns acquired an impact pass-rusher to pair with Myles Garrett [more]

Baker Mayfield: Kareem Hunt is taking advantage of his second chance

Browns running back Kareem Hunt has gotten a second chance because he has the talent to justify it. Regardless, the second chance has been given — and the second chance is being maximized. “Absolutely,” quarterback Baker Mayfield told reporters on Wednesday regarding whether Hunt is making the most of that opportunity. “He really is. Good [more]

Report: LJ Scott leaves Browns, decides to quit football

Michigan State running back LJ Scott didn’t last long with the Browns. Two days to be exact. Scott has decided to leave the team and quit football, Dana Balash of WFMJ Sports reports. Scott left school after playing only four regular-season games in 2018. He could have applied for a medical redshirt but opted against [more]

Kareem Hunt has apologized but not to victim

Kareem Hunt said it took him “a long, long time” before watching the video of him shoving and kicking a woman in the hallway of his Cleveland residence. The Browns running back said he was ashamed when he finally saw it. “I was like, ‘Wow, it’s pretty bad. That’s not me,’” Hunt said Wednesday, via [more]

Freddie Kitchens wants Baker Mayfield to keep being Baker Mayfield

New Browns coach Freddie Kitchens has plenty of things to worry about as he prepares for his first year on the job. He doesn’t have to worry about Baker Mayfield. Kitchens has a very simple expectation for Mayfield, as it relates to leadership in his second season in the NFL. “I want him to keep [more]

Baker Mayfield on Odell Beckham: You trust he’ll be there when it matters

Wide receiver Odell Beckham made a cameo appearance at Browns OTAs this week, but he wasn’t around on Wednesday when head coach Freddie Kitchens, quarterback Baker Mayfield and others from the team met with the media. Kitchens downplayed the absence of a player during voluntary workouts and said he’d only be concerned in Beckham misses [more]

Duke Johnson not at Browns OTAs after all

Despite reports earlier this week that Browns running back Duke Johnson was going to show up for OTAs, today’s OTAs came and went without Johnson. Johnson asked to be traded earlier this offseason, the Browns said no many times, but there were indications he was willing to show up and practice the role they insist [more]

Kareem Hunt: I have to earn everybody’s trust

Running back Kareem Hunt had a press conference at the Browns’ facility on Wednesday afternoon to discuss what he’s been doing since signing with the team and being suspended for the first eight games of the regular season. Hunt’s suspension came after video of a violent incident with a woman came to light and he [more]

Report: Patriots talking to Jamie Collins about return

The Patriots could be bringing a familiar face back to their defense. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team has had talks with linebacker Jamie Collins about rejoining the team. The Patriots drafted Collins in the second round of the 2013 draft and traded him to the Browns for a third-round pick during [more]

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