Browns have acquired quarterback Brock Osweiler

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The Browns have acquired quarterback Brock Osweiler, and his $16 million guaranteed salary, from Houston.  Cleveland also receives the Texans’ 2018 second-round pick and a 2017 sixth-round pick.  While Osweiler technically is coming to Cleveland, the team is not acquiring him to be its QB.  Teams already have reached out to the Browns to inquire about Osweiler’s availability.  The Browns are expected to trade or release Osweiler before the season.

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Spring League invites Manziel, adds former NFL players

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An independent football league debuting in April is embracing high-profile NFL players who were shunned, extending invitations to Johnny Manziel and Ray Rice and lining up several former draft picks with the promise of a shot to display their talent.

Spring League CEO Brian Woods told The Associated Press he had conversations with representatives for Rice and Vince Young, and challenged Manziel to prove himself on the field in a few months.

“If Johnny Manziel is serious about a future in the NFL,

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Browns and Bears will coach Senior Bowl Teams

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The Browns and Bears will coach the Senior Bowl teams.  Hue Jackson, who just finished his first season with the Browns, will coach the South team.  Cleveland has the No. 1 overall pick after finishing 1-15.  John Fox, in his second season with the Bears, will lead the North.  The Bears finished 3-13 and will select third in April’s draft.

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Is Terrelle Pryor changing his tune about re-signing with the Browns?

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Terrelle Pryor has been the breakout star of the Cleveland Browns’ otherwise dismal season. The quarterback-turned-wideout is just 87 yards shy of 1,000 receiving yards, and FOX Sports’ Cameron DaSilva says re-signing Pryor should be a priority.

GM Sashi Brown said it was back in November, and Pryor has only padded his stats since then (70 catches, 913 yards, 4 TDs). Meanwhile, Pryor has maintained his loyalty to coach Hue Jackson and Cleveland all season.

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