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Patriots cut Jordan Richards after signing Justin Bethel

The Patriots are cutting core special teams player Jordan Richards after coming to terms with Justin Bethel, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Richards joined the team Oct. 2 and played 59 special teams snaps in three games. Richards was with the Falcons last season, starting 12 games. The Patriots drafted him in the second round [more]

Browns sign Eli Ankou off Jacksonville’s practice squad

The Browns have signed defensive tackle Eli Ankou to the active roster from Jacksonville’s practice squad. Ankou is in his third NFL season out of UCLA. He originally signed with Houston as an undrafted free agent in 2017. Ankou has appeared in 11 career games with the Jaguars. He has made 19 tackles and 1.5 [more]

Browns “not ready to say anything yet” about offensive line changes

The Browns traded offensive lineman Austin Corbett to the Rams last week and General Manager John Dorsey admitted to ” a few conversations” with Washington that many believe were about a potential trade for Washington’s disgruntled left tackle Trent Williams. That deal may never come to fruition, but the Corbett trade and other in-house developments [more]

Odell Beckham complains on social media about fine for uniform violation

Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was fined $14,037 for a uniform violation, and he is not happy about it. On Monday night, Beckham posted the letter he received from the NFL informing him of the fine for his uniform pants not covering his knees during the Week Six game against Seattle. The letter from Akil [more]

Kareem Hunt “looked good” in his return to practice

Suspended players usually don’t get to practice until the Monday of the week they can return to action. The NFL made an exception for Kareem Hunt. The running back practiced with the Browns on Monday, though he still has two games left in his eight-game suspension. “The time with the team enables him to re-acclimate [more]

Baker Mayfield practiced Monday, hip “good to go” for Week Eight

The Browns were back on the practice field after returning from a bye week on Monday and quarterback Baker Mayfield went through the workout with the rest of the team. Mayfield did not take part in practice before the team scattered last week because of a hip issue that he suffered in the team’s Week [more]

Kareem Hunt cleared to practice with Browns

Most of the Browns are returning to work after a bye week, but one player will be rejoining the team after a much longer stretch on his own. The Browns announced on Monday that the league has cleared running back Kareem Hunt to begin practicing. Hunt still has two games to go on his eight-game [more]

NFL recently issued second reminder to all teams about criticizing officiating

After the Browns lost last week to the Seahawks, Cleveland coach Freddie Kitchens opted not to discuss officiating. “I got a memo the other day,” Kitchen said. I am not commenting on it. You guys saw the game.” He’s not the only one who got the memo. On October 11 (two days before the Seahawks-Browns [more]

Baker Mayfield fined $12,500 for criticizing officials

After Sunday’s loss to the Seahawks, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield said of the officials, “I’ll probably get fined for this, but they were pretty bad today.” Mayfield was right: He did get fined. The NFL fined Mayfield $12,500 for his criticism of the officiating. Mayfield called out the officials for two plays in particular, both [more]

Report: Cleveland repeatedly tried to get Trent Williams, Washington repeatedly said no

Cleveland General Manager John Dorsey hinted this week that he’s been trying to trade for Washington’s holdout left tackle Trent Williams. Those attempts have apparently been ongoing all season. Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports that Dorsey has been reaching out to Washington every week, all season long, in an attempt to land Williams. But [more]

Damarious Randall: All goals still in front of Browns, even Super Bowl

The Browns’ bandwagon is a lot lighter than it was when the season started. Many who picked the Browns to make the postseason for the first time since 2002 already have written off Cleveland. “[They] can stay written off, because at the end of the day it’s going to be the same people saying ‘Oh, [more]

Bengals sign defensive end Anthony Zettel

The Bengals signed free agent defensive end Anthony Zettel, the team announced Thursday. He takes the roster spot left open by the release of running back Samaje Perine. Zettel, a fourth-year player, originally entered the league as a sixth-round choice of the Lions in 2016. He was with the Lions for two seasons. Zettel joined [more]

Police identify “fan” who punched Myles Garrett

Myles Garrett is tied for the league lead with nine sacks, but a “fan” turned the tables on him Wednesday. The Browns defensive end tweeted about the incident after contacting police. While Garrett was driving through downtown Cleveland on Wednesday afternoon, he said a man recognized him and got out of his car in traffic [more]

John Dorsey praises Odell Beckham’s performance to date

Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. hasn’t had the impact on the team that many had envisioned. The man who traded for Beckham, however, thinks that the player is as good as advertised. “I think Odell is one of the finest receivers I have ever been around, and I have been around a Hall of Fame [more]

Browns G.M. still encouraged by his coach and quarterback

The Browns might be 2-4, but General Manager John Dorsey did his best Frank Drebin on Wednesday, declaring that there’s nothing to see here, and that quarterback Baker Mayfield and coach Freddie Kitchens are doing a great job. Via Jake Trotter of ESPN.com, Dorsey had nothing but support for the quarterback he picked first overall [more]

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