Browns Finish Preseason 4-0

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Cody Kessler threw for 144 yards and a touchdown, Kevin Hogan tossed for 180 and two scores as the Browns topped the Bears 25-0.  Cleveland hosts Pittsburgh next Sunday afternoon to open the regular season.

 

Browns Trade Cam Erving To KC

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The Browns continued their roster overhaul yesterday when they traded offensive lineman Cam Erving, a former first-round pick, to the Chiefs for a fifth-round selection in 2018.  The deal gives Cleveland 13 picks in April’s draft, including multiple selections in the first, second, fourth, fifth and sixth rounds.

 

Browns Release Joe Haden

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The Cleveland Browns released two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden.  Coach Hue Jackson said he wanted Haden on his defense, but deferred to Sashi Brown, the team’s top front-office executive, to make decisions that help the Browns.  28-year-old Haden has played in only 18 games over the past two seasons because of injuries.

 

Browns Promote Kizer Look To Trade Osweiler

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The Cleveland Browns, after naming rookie DeShone Kizer the starting quarterback for their third preseason game, have renewed their attempt to trade veteran Brock Osweiler.  Osweiler, who is due a guaranteed salary of $16 for 2017, is not expected to play Saturday night in Tampa Bay.

 

12 Browns Players Kneel

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A dozen Browns players took a knee in prayer during the national anthem last night.  While a group knelt behind the bench, several other players placed a hand on a kneeling teammate’s shoulder in support.  Tight end Seth DeValve, who became the first know white NFL player to take a knee during the national anthem, said recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia, had a lot to do with the decision.

 

Osweiler Will Start For Browns Monday Night

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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.

 

Coleman Cleared

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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.

 

Browns Coach Fights Human Trafficking

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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.

 

Top Pick Injured

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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.