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NFLPA president JC Tretter on wristbands to show vaccination status: “We did not agree to them”

The NFL wants teams to come up with a way to distinguish vaccinated from unvaccinated players on the practice field. Some teams are doing it. The NFL Players Association wants none to do it. “We did not agree to them and think they are unnecessary,” NFLPA president and Browns center JC Tretter said in a [more]

Browns put Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah on COVID-19 reserve

Browns rookie linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah won’t be able to start training camp on time. Owusu-Koramoah has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list. Players can be placed on the list either because they test positive for COVID-19 or because they have a high-risk contact with someone who tested positive. Owusu-Koramoah surprisingly fell in the draft [more]

Odell Beckham: Everything feels great

Browns players and coaches gave sparkling reviews of wide receiver Odell Beckham‘s condition as the team’s offseason program came to a close and Beckham said things remain good on the health front with training camp about to start. Beckham has spent close to a year rehabbing the torn ACL that ended his 2020 season and [more]

Browns sign Anthony Schwartz, have all eight draft picks under contract

The Browns announced the signings of first-round choice Greg Newsome II and third-round selection Anthony Schwartz. They are the final players of the club’s eight 2021 draft picks to sign. Newsome’s signing was reported earlier in the day. Schwartz, a receiver the Browns drafted with the 91st overall selection, totaled 1,433 career receiving yards on [more]

Browns sign first-round pick Greg Newsome

The Browns’ first-round draft pick is in the fold. Greg Newsome, a cornerback selected by the Browns with the 26th overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft, has signed his four-year rookie contract, his agents confirmed to PFT. Newsome played his college football at Northwestern, where he was a two-year starter and chosen a first-team [more]

Browns unveil special commemorative uniform to celebrate their 75th anniversary

The Browns will celebrate their 75th anniversary this season, and one way the team will pay homage to its history is with a special commemorative uniform. The Browns unveiled the special uniforms on their mobile app at midnight Saturday with only the team’s registered mobile app users getting an exclusive first look, Daryl Ruiter of [more]

Cleveland’s baseball team will be known as the Guardians

Last year, two prominent American sports franchises announced that they would be changing their names. Those organizations took different approaches. Washington elected to be known immediately as the Football Team while a permanent name was chosen that did not have ties to Native American imagery. Cleveland’s baseball team elected to continue on as the “Indians” [more]

Terrelle Pryor escapes serious injury after crashing three-wheel motorized bike

Terrelle Pryor Sr. escaped serious injury after his three-wheel motorized bike was clipped by a car, causing it to flip twice. The former NFL player posted photos and a video after his wreck Thursday, writing on his Instagram story that he was “luckily still breathing.” Pryor added he is “done with bikes.” The Vanderhall model [more]

Baker Mayfield feeling more confident heading into second year in same system

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield had two different head coaches, Hue Jackson and Gregg Williams, in his rookie year. Then he had another head coach, Freddie Kitchens, in his second year. And then he had another head coach, Kevin Stefanski, in his third year. Heading into his fourth year in the NFL and with Stefanski is [more]

Mychal Kendricks sentenced to one day in jail, three years probation

After a long series of delays, linebacker Mychal Kendricks has finally been sentenced for pleading guilty to insider trading in 2018. According to multiple reports, Kendricks was sentenced on Thursday to one day in jail, three years of probation, and 300 hours of community service. Kendricks entered the guilty plea when he was a member [more]

Former NFL player, coach Jim Shofner dies at 85

Former NFL player and long-time assistant coach Jim Shofner died July 17, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports. Shofner was 85. TCU confirmed Shofner’s death. Shofner, who grew up in Fort Worth and went on to a two-sport career with the Horned Frogs, was a first-round choice of the Browns in 1958. He [more]

Baker Mayfield: Odell Beckham Jr. feels even better than he looks

By all accounts, receiver Odell Beckham Jr. looked healthy and ready to roll during Cleveland’s offseason program after tearing his ACL last year. But quarterback Baker Mayfield was even more optimistic about Beckham’s prospects when speaking to the media at a youth football camp on Wednesday. “About a month ago I would have said that [more]

Baker Mayfield: Higher vaccine rates create a competitive advantage

Cole Beasley may not want to hear it, but it’s the truth. NFL teams with higher vaccination rates will have an edge over teams with lower vaccination rates. Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield addressed that point earlier today, while speaking at a youth football camp. “It’s a competitive advantage, but it’s also way more than that,” [more]

Baker Mayfield “not worried” about his contract

With training camp set to begin next week, Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has not yet signed a contract extension. The No. 1 overall pick in 2018 is one of three first-round QBs from his draft class likely to receive one in the near future. The others are Buffalo’s Josh Allen and Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson. Back [more]

21 NFL teams will hold joint practices in August

The NFL released the entire schedule of joint practices, and 21 teams will have at least one practice with another team. Only Washington, the Lions, Saints, Seahawks, Cardinals, Chiefs, Texans, Jaguars, Bengals, Steelers and Bills will not work with another team. Seven teams — the Eagles, Giants, Dolphins, Patriots, Jets, Panthers and Rams — each [more]

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