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Browns, Colts scuffle their way through Thursday’s practice

Many coaches have talked about preferring joint practices to preseason games because they give a chance for more situational work against another team than one can get in a game situation. Having a more controlled situation only works if the players are under control, which Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton referenced earlier this week when [more]

Which teams will have the best offenses in 2019?

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is feeling pretty good about his team’s offense in 2019. And for good reason. But other offenses should be pretty good this year, too. Simms and I looked at six of them via Thursday’s PFT Live draft. The results were a bit surprising. Which is a nice way of saying [more]

Odell Beckham Jr. dealing with hip injury, expected back “pretty soon”

Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. did not participate in team drills Wednesday because of a hip injury. Coach Freddie Kitchens, though, indicated the injury isn’t serious. “He’s got a little bit of something going on but we expect him back pretty soon,’’ Kitchens said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Six times [more]

Looking at players who are worth the headache, actual or perceived

Raiders receiver Antonio Brown, an excellent player, has nevertheless carried plenty of headaches with him to Oakland. His situation inspired Wednesday’s PFT Live draft. Which NFL players are worth the headache? Simms and I drafted three each. They’re named in the attached video. Watch it, and then point out any we may have forgotten. And then [more]

Baker Mayfield: People want us to lose because the hype is so real

At this time last year, the Browns were riding a 17-game losing streak and carrying few expectations that they’d be making a push for a playoff spot. It’s a very different scene around the team this year. Between a 5-2 close to last year, Odell Beckham‘s arrival and the continued maturation of young players like [more]

UFC star put Myles Garrett through the most intense workouts he’s done

Browns pass rusher Myles Garrett has lost weight this offseason, but he says he’s feeling as powerful as ever by training with a star of the Octagon. Former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic worked out with Garrett during the offseason, and Garrett came away amazed by how hard mixed martial arts fighters work. “It was [more]

Report: Antonio Callaway has done everything asked since positive test

Antonio Callaway has followed his comprehensive treatment plan and done everything asked of him since testing positive for marijuana last season, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer said, citing a source. The NFL last week announced a four-game suspension for Callaway for violation of the substance abuse policy. “What I can tell you [more]

Freddie Kitchens: Tough camp has been “culture shock” to some players

The Browns aren’t having Camp Cupcake. Freddie Kitchens has had his team in pads 11 times in 14 practices, including the Orange and Brown scrimmage. “This has been a pretty tough camp for these guys,’’ Kitchens said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I think it’s been kind of a culture shock, [more]

Browns lineman Chad Thomas released from hospital

The Browns got some good news, after a scary day. The team announced that defensive end Chad Thomas had been released from the hospital, and has been diagnosed with a neck strain. He was immobilized and carted off the field during practice today, and taken directly to the hospital.  But the team has already declared [more]

Chad Thomas taken to hospital, has feeling in extremities

The Browns had a scare in practice this morning, as defensive end Chad Thomas was immobilized and taken off the field on a stretcher, but there appear to be some good signs. According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Thomas “has feeling in his extremities.” He was taken to University Hospitals for [more]

Chad Thomas immobilized, carted off at Browns practice

The Browns will be waiting for word on defensive end Chad Thomas‘s condition after Monday’s practice. Thomas was injured during the session and the team’s training staff strapped him to a backboard after assessing his injury on the field. A cart was brought out and Thomas was loaded onto it for a trip inside after [more]

Andrew Luck won’t participate in joint practices with the Browns

When the Colts and Browns get together for joint practices this week, three No. 1 overall draft picks will be in the same place. Only two of them will practice. Via Mike Wells of ESPN.com, Colts coach Frank Reich said Monday morning that quarterback Andrew Luck, the first pick in 2012, won’t participate in the [more]

Browns sign Rico Gathers

The Browns have made a change to their tight end group. The team announced the signing of former Cowboy Rico Gathers on Sunday. Tight end/fullback Orson Charles has been released in a corresponding move. Gathers was a 2016 sixth-round pick by the Cowboys after playing college basketball at Baylor. He spent his rookie year on [more]

Freddie Kitchens: Baker Mayfield’s skill for escaping can’t be coached

Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens likes Baker Mayfield‘s ability to escape the pocket and make plays with his leg. But Kitchens won’t take credit for it. Kitchens said that’s an ability a quarterback either has or doesn’t have, and Mayfield has it. “I do not really think you can coach anybody on escaping, and if [more]

Bill O’Brien: Texans have a “vision” for how to use Duke Johnson

The Houston Texans officially have acquired running back Duke Johnson from the Browns. Next comes figuring out how he’ll help the team. “We have a vision for how we want to use him, we’re excited about it, we’ve got to get him rehabbed,” coach Bill O’Brien told reporters on Saturday. “He hasn’t missed any games [more]

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