Browns coach Hue Jackson said Brock Osweiler will start the second preseason game Monday night against the Giants, with rookie DeShone Kizer moving up to second team. Osweiler completed 6-of-14 passes for 42 yards with no TDs or interceptions in the first exhibition game.
Browns’ receiver Corey Coleman has been cleared of wrongdoing in an assault case. The Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s office said an investigation into a December assault on a 26-year-old man at Coleman’s apartment failed to produce sufficient evidence that Coleman was a participant.
Cleveland Browns coach Hue Jackson will establish a foundation dedicated to fighting human trafficking and helping its victims. While the foundation has the coach’s name, Jackson made it clear it’s a family venture, with his wife Michelle actively involved in the day-to-day operations. Jackson said the immediate effort is to provide safe housing for adult female human trafficking victims.
Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, the top overall pick in the NFL draft, injured his foot during practice yesterday. Coach Hue Jackson could not asses if the injury was serious.
The Browns acquired safety Calvin Pryor from the Jets for linebacker Demario Davis. Pryor was drafted 18th overall by New York in 2014.
The Cleveland Browns signed linebacker Christian Kirksey to a four-year contract extension.
The Browns hired former Colts general manager Ryan Grigson as senior personnel executive. Girgson was the GM responsible for trading a first-round pick to Cleveland for running back Trent Richardson.
The Browns added needed cornerback depth by agreeing to a two-year contract with free agent Jason McCourty.
McCourty played for the Titans the past eight seasons.
Cleveland lost fourth-round pick Howard Wilson to a fractured patella in minicamp.
The NFL denied Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon’s application for reinstatement. He can reapply for reinstatement in the fall. Gordon hasn’t played since 2014 because of suspensions for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.
The Steelers open and close their season against the Browns. Pittsburgh hosts the champion Patriots in Week 15. Cleveland battles Minnesota in London in Week 8.