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Jon Stinchcomb

Daily Dawg Chow (6/17/19)

More of the latest Browns news and notes from around the web in today’s dose of the Daily Dawg Chow.

Cleveland Browns:

“Joe Haden says Browns talent is undeniable, would’ve been ‘sweet’ to have been in Cleveland for turnaround” (C-T) - “Steelers cornerback Joe Haden looks behind him down the turnpike and sees the team he always envisioned when he played in Cleveland.” “Spotty offseason attendance fueled Desmond Harrison’s release from the Browns” (PFT) - “The...

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Thomas Moore

Browns vs. Rams: 5 most memorable games of all-time

Teams have met infrequently over the years, but with some memorable results.

The Cleveland Browns will make their return to Sunday Night Football when they host the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3 of the 2019 regular season.

The game will mark the Browns first appearance on a Sunday night game since the 2008 season when they hosted the Pittsburgh Steelers for in Week 2 of that season.

The Browns and the Rams have been an infrequent matchup since Cleveland entered the NFL in 1950. The two teams...

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Thomas Moore

Sunday Dawg Chow: Browns news (6/16/19)

More of the latest Browns news and notes from around the web in today’s dose of the Sunday Dawg Chow.

Cleveland Browns:

Shawne Merriman sees greatness in Myles Garrett (cleveland.com) - Former Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman put together a three-year run at the start of his career that saw him collect 39.5 sacks, including a league-high 17 in 2006 despite playing in just 12 games due to suspension. He sees that type of ability to get after the quarterback in Browns defensive end Myles...

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Watch: Shawne Merriman: Myles Garrett will be known as 'one of the best to do it' when career is over

The former Charger legend and pro bowl linebacker has high praise for the talented Cleveland Browns pass rusher.

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Thomas Moore

ESPN: Dontrell Hilliard a surprise offseason standout

Second-year running back may see an increased role on the Browns in 2019.

The Cleveland Browns traversed the final weeks of the offseason with more pearl clutching than it would seem possible for such a short amount of time.

Starting with the agita over wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.’s lack of attendance at voluntary organized team activities, and continuing through running back Duke Johnson’s request for a trade, a veteran intervention for quarterback Baker Mayfield over his comments...

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Thomas Moore

Saturday Dawg Chow: Browns news (6/15/19)

More of the latest Browns news and notes from around the web in today’s dose of the Saturday Dawg Chow.

Cleveland Browns:

Browns’ Odell Beckham, Baker Mayfield already having problems on offense in Cleveland? (nj.com) - Trouble in paradise? Like you would expect anything different? The Cleveland Browns are having trouble installing their offense during spring workouts. Sure, part of it could be linked to wide receiver Odell Beckham skipping most of the OTAs. But these problems seem to...

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Browns' Jarvis Landry: Baker Mayfield's Duke Johnson Comments Are 'A Non-Issue'

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry told reporters that quarterback Baker Mayfield's comments regarding running back Duke Johnson's trade requests are "a non-issue...

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Browns coach Freddie Kitchens reportedly having issues with offensive coordinator

New Cleveland Browns head coach Freddie Kitchens hired former Buccaneers offensive coordinator Todd Monken for the same role, but Monken’s transition has reportedly not gone well, according to Mike Silver of NFL.com (Twitter link).  In turn, Kitchens has been forced to play a larger-than-expected role in “spearheading” Cleveland’s offense, per Silver. Kitchens had already been planning to call offensive plays in 2019, so it’s unclear what the issue regarding Monken might be. ...

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Chris Pokorny

Silver: Veteran players talked to Baker Mayfield about Duke Johnson comments

Baker Mayfield isn’t going to change how he handles himself.

It is definitely the offseason! On Thursday, Mike Silver of the NFL Network talked about some issues in the Cleveland Browns locker room, due to how quarterback Baker Mayfield handled his questions during minicamp about running back Duke Johnson. All of Silver’s comments are in the clip below.

Part of what I reported about the Browns on @nflnetwork pic.twitter.com/PM4SKspCr6

— Michael Silver (@MikeSilver) June 13,...

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Chris Pokorny

Reports surface about Freddie Kitchens & Todd Monken trying to work things out

Much like the Duke Johnson headline earlier, we also had a second story come out on Thursday about the Cleveland Browns, this time regarding the working relationship between head coach Freddie Kitchens and offensive coordinator Todd Monken. First, let’s start with what Mike Silver of the NFL Network said about Monken’s transition to Cleveland “not going as smoothly as planned.”

I also reported that the transition to new OC Todd Monken has not gone as smoothly as planned, resulting...

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Report: Baker Mayfield Approached by Browns Veterans over Duke Johnson Comments

Several Cleveland Browns veterans reportedly approached Baker Mayfield after the quarterback made critical comments about running back Duke Johnson Jr.'s trade request...

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Baker Mayfield's comments about Duke Johnson not well-received by teammates?

Recently, Baker Mayfield threw some serious shade toward teammate Duke Johnson, who has requested a trade from the Cleveland Browns. Mayfield told reporters that Johnson needs to either get on the train or get off it. He also called Johnson’s issue “self-inflicted” and said “he’s gotta do his job.” Apparently, that wasn’t well-received by at least some of the veteran players inside Cleveland’s locker room. Michael Silver of NFL.com spoke about the way it impacted the team,...

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What to Expect from Todd Monken: Similarities, Differences from Oklahoma’s Air Raid

Todd Monken’s arrival to the Cleveland Browns and his experience in Air Raid and Air Coryell systems might have been overshadowed by the arrival of a few players this offseason, but his brand of offense seems like it might be a perfect fit for Baker Mayfield.

In this video I break down a few plays from Monken’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers offense, and how it was similar yet different from Lincoln Riley’s Oklahoma Sooners offense. Here is the video:

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10 most underpaid stars in the NFL today

Huge contracts have been doled out to many of the NFL’s top stars recently, yet there are some who are still making far less than their production warrants. With that in mind, we’re focusing on 10 underpaid NFL stars who represent the biggest bargains in the league right now. Note: Players set to receive extensions soon, such as Dak Prescott, Michael Thomas, Joey Bosa and Marcus Peters, will not be included in this list.  Alvin Kamara, running back, New Orleans Saints There are few...

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Thomas Moore

Browns claim two spots on PFF list of 50 best players in the NFL

Defensive end Myles Garrett and wide receiver Odell Beckham earn a place among league’s elite.

The Cleveland Browns have built a team that many expect to contend for a playoff berth - and possibly more - in the 2019 NFL season.

Two cornerstone’s of that team have been selected to Pro Football Focus’ list of the 50 best players in the NFL.

Checking in at No. 35 is defensive end Myles Garrett, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2017 NFL Draft.

Don’t sleep on Myles Garrett in...

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Barry Shuck

Former Browns’ TE Kellen Winslow, Jr. found guilty of rape

Guilty verdict one of many for the former first-rounder

Former Browns’ first-round selection Kellen Winslow, Jr. has been found guilty of several charges with the most serious a conviction of rape during his trial in San Diego, California according to a story in the San Diego Union Tribune.

After a lengthy trial that is ongoing, the North County jury deliberated and was able to find Winslow, Jr. guilty of rape of a 58-year old woman, plus guilty of lewd conduct and also indecent exposure,...

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Barry Shuck

Johnny Manziel in the News Again

Wants to play in the XFL with a Texas club

Just when you thought former Browns’ first-round draft pick quarterback Johnny Manziel had quietly gone into the night, he is back on the sports page.

The new XFL will kick off in the spring of 2020, and amongst their eight clubs are two franchises located in the State of Texas: Dallas and Houston. Both teams are unnamed at the present although merchandise is for sale on the XFL website that displays “XFL Dal” or “XFL Hou.”

Manziel was...

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Jon Stinchcomb

Daily Dawg Chow (6/13/19)

More of the latest Browns news and notes from around the web in today’s dose of the Daily Dawg Chow.

Cleveland Browns:

“Chubb keeps to himself but loves thriving in a crowded backfield” (Browns.com) - “In a recent survey of Browns players, Nick Chubb was a popular choice when asked who was the quietest member of the team.” “Browns Film Room: S Sheldrick Redwine’s strengths and weaknesses” (WFNY) - “The Cleveland Browns put a heavy focus on the defensive side of the ball...

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Thomas Moore

Sporting News: Browns uniforms among the NFL’s worst

Cleveland at No. 30 on list of league’s uniform rankings, but help is on the way in 2020.

The Cleveland Browns will debut new uniforms for the 2020 NFL season, an event that cannot arrive soon enough for Tadd Haislop at The Sporting News.

Haislop took a stab at ranking the uniforms worn by the league’s 32 teams from best to worst, and while the Browns are a team on the rise, their uniforms are decidedly lacking as they come in at No. 30:

Change is coming, and it can’t arrive soon...

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Jon Stinchcomb

Daily Dawg Chow (6/12/19)

More of the latest Browns news and notes from around the web in today’s dose of the Daily Dawg Chow.

Cleveland Browns:

“Odell Beckham Jr. believes he is the most scrutinized player in NFL” (DPD) - “The focus on the Browns caused a lot of drama for Cleveland during their offseason program, mainly because of Beckham’s lack of attendance at the team’s facility.” “Browns new LBs will push the vets for jobs and other takes from the offseason” (Plain Dealer) - “Browns...

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