Browns sign WR Jaelen Strong, played for Texans, Jaguars
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns boosted their wide receiving group by signing Jaelen Strong, who missed last season with a knee injury.
A former third-round pick, Strong sat out 2018 after...
Cleveland Browns beat injury-plagued Broncos 17-16
DENVER (AP) — Whether it was "The Fumble" or "The Drive" in the playoffs in the 1980s or the 11 consecutive times Denver had dumped Cleveland, the Broncos always served as the Browns' biggest bugaboo.
With John Elway watching from his suite at Mile High Stadium, Baker Mayfield capitalized on Denver's depleted cornerback corps and dubious coaching decisions in leading the Browns past the Broncos 17-16 on Saturday night.
Texans defense looks to improve after 9th straight win
HOUSTON (AP) — With the defense forcing a season-high four turnovers, the Houston Texans extended their winning streak to nine games with a win over the Browns.
But as good as the unit has been, the Texans believe they can get much better down the stretch with the first test coming on Sunday against Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts.
Grounded: Mayfield, Browns thumped in 38-14 loss to Chargers
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield and the Browns got grounded.
A week after he led Cleveland to a thrilling overtime win, the Browns rookie quarterback was bottled up and bashed on Sunday by the Los Angeles Chargers, who rolled to a convincing 38-14 win in a game they controlled from the start.
Mayfield was sacked five times, threw two interceptions, rolled his ankle and showed inexperience as a pro in his third NFL start.
Browns rookie WR Willies breaks collarbone, out indefinitely
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Already thin, the Browns' group of wide receivers has gotten skeletal.
Rookie Derrick Willies broke his collarbone in practice Friday and will miss Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Chargers and likely several more, further depleting a receiving unit lacking experienced playmakers.
Fast track: Browns speedy WR Callaway to fill Gordon’s role
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — With Josh Gordon long gone after he and his baggage were jettisoned to the Patriots, the Browns need another dynamic playmaker to stretch the field.
Antonio Callaway had better be ready.
"He ain't got no choice," Browns receiver Jarvis Landry said with a smile.
Gordon decision, Gonzalez misses, add to Browns’ misfortune
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A day after deciding to move on from troubled receiver Josh Gordon, the Cleveland Browns now have cause to consider cutting loose their kicker, too.
The Browns were kicking themselves after yet another missed opportunity Sunday, losing 21-18 to the Saints in no small part because Zane Gonzalez missed two field goals and two extra points.
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CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-16)
New faces: GM John Dorsey, QB Tyrod Taylor, WR Jarvis Landry, RB Carlos Hyde, LB Mychal Kendricks, DB Damarious Randall, QB Baker Mayfield, CB Denzel Ward, LT Austin Corbett, RT Chris Hubbard, WR Antonio Callaway, TE Darren Fells, DB E.J. Gaines, WR Jeff Janis, DB Terrance Mitchell, DL Chris Smith, QB Drew Stanton, CB T.J. Carrie.
Key losses: LT Joe Thomas, RB Isaiah Crowell, QB DeShone Kizer, NT Danny Shelton, CB Jason McCourty, CB Jamar Taylor, WR Ricardo Louis.
Browns coordinator Haley trying to mesh talent, toughness
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns offensive coordinator Todd Haley awoke Wednesday and discovered his phone was overloaded with text messages.
Browns warn rookie receiver Callaway to stay out of trouble
CLEVELAND (AP) — Rookie wide receiver Antonio Callaway has been warned by the Browns to run straight routes off the field.
Callaway, who came to Cleveland with a troubled background, was cited last week for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license.
Browns rookie WR Callaway had bullets, gun part in car
CLEVELAND (AP) — As Browns wide receiver Antonio Callaway stood by, a police officer said he "got real nervous" when he found bullets and a gun part while searching the rookie's vehicle.
Callaway was cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license after being stopped by Strongsville, Ohio police early Sunday morning for failing to yield to oncoming traffic..
Browns rookie WR Callaway cited for marijuana possession
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Antonio Callaway didn't take long to run into trouble with the Browns.
The fourth-round draft pick and wide receiver from Florida, who arrived in Cleveland with a history of issues while in college, was cited early Sunday morning for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license.
CLEVELAND (AP) — From the start, the Browns took chances in the NFL draft.
After 0-16, what did they have to lose?
Cleveland's selection of polarizing Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick was a major surprise, and the Browns followed with another shocker, taking Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward at No. 4 — several slots higher than most mock drafts predicted.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida receiver Antonio Callaway failed a drug test at the NFL combine, a mistake that could damage his draft status.
A person with knowledge of the situation says NFL teams were made aware of the result Tuesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because the league does not release that information publicly.
Callaway, Elam seek 2nd chances at Florida’s pro day
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Receiver Antonio Callaway and safety Matt Elam have spent the last few weeks working out together in South Florida.
They chatted about their Florida careers. They pushed each other to get better. They counted down to this day.
It was a second chance for both of them, really.
Callaway and Elam were among the main attractions at Florida's annual pro day Wednesday, two former college stars looking to land on NFL rosters after a year away from football.
Florida allows 4 suspended players to rejoin team activities
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Running back Jordan Scarlett and three other Florida players suspended last season amid felony fraud charges have rejoined team activities.
School officials confirmed the return of the players Tuesday to The Associated Press.
"All of our players understand the standards and expectations we have of them to be members of the Florida football program," Florida coach Dan Mullen said in a statement.
Injured Florida safety Harris leaves school early, turns pro
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Marcell Harris, the Florida safety who tore his right Achilles tendon in late July and missed all of last season, is forgoing his final year of eligibility and entering the NFL draft.
Harris announced the decision Thursday on Instagram, saying he "became strong mentally and gained different perspectives of the game that I may have never seen" while sitting out.
Florida DT Bryan leaving school early, entering NFL draft
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida defensive tackle Taven Bryan has decided to forgo his senior year and enter the NFL draft.
Bryan announced his decision Monday on Twitter, saying coach Dan Mullen's return to Gainesville "made this decision very difficult because I have the highest regard for him." Bryan ultimately, though, chose to move on.
Suspended Florida players get pre-trial intervention
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Seven suspended Florida players, including standout receiver Antonio Callaway, are entering a pretrial intervention program that could result in the dismissal of felony credit card fraud charges.
Felony fraud complaints filed against 9 suspended Gators
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida standout receiver Antonio Callaway used a stolen credit card to add $1,970 to his campus bookstore prepaid account and then used the money to purchase a high-end computer and fancy headphones, according to university police.
Now he's facing two third-degree felony charges and potentially the end of his college football career.
COLUMBIA, Mo. • The college football season is just two weeks old, too early to make decisive judgments about most teams, good or bad, especially Jim McElwain’s Florida Gators.
McElwain: Antonio Callaway running out of chances at Florida
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Jim McElwain didn't hesitate when asked if troubled receiver Antonio Callaway is running out of chances following his third off-the-field issue in the last 20 months.
"Absolutely," McElwain said on Monday. "The one thing I will do is I'll continue to help. I'll continue to be there. I'll continue to support. But obviously the consequences, you make your own bed, man."
Florida suspends Callaway, 6 others for opener vs Michigan
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has suspended troubled receiver Antonio Callaway and six other players for the team's season opener against Michigan.
Defensive end Keivonnis Davis, defensive lineman Richerd Desir-Jones, linebacker James Houston, linebacker Ventrell Miller, defensive lineman Jordan Smith and offensive tackle Kadeem Telfort also won't play Sept. 2 against the Wolverines in Arlington, Texas.
Florida WR Callaway gets plea deal in marijuana case
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida receiver Antonio Callaway has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Prosecutors dropped a marijuana possession charge as part of Monday's plea deal, which State Attorney Bill Cervone said was standard for cases involving small amounts of drugs. Callaway also was fined $301.
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Florida athletic director Scott Stricklin offered a telling response when asked about standout receiver Antonio Callaway at the Southeastern Conference's annual meetings Friday.
Asked how involved he is in Callaway's situation, Stricklin responded: "Which one?"
DESTIN, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Jim McElwain says star receiver Antonio Callaway's recent citation for marijuana possession triggered "a lot more of the education, a lot more of the testing."
Speaking at the Southeastern Conference's annual spring meetings Tuesday, McElwain expressed disappointment with Callaway's latest off-the-field troubles.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida receiver Antonio Callaway, the team's top playmaker, is facing a marijuana possession charge.
According to court documents posted Thursday, Callaway was cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession (fewer than 20 grams) last weekend in Gainesville.
Coach Jim McElwain said in a statement that he's aware of the citation and "it is being dealt with."
No. 20 Florida faces No. 21 Iowa in the Outback Bowl
No. 20 Florida (8-4, SEC) vs. No. 21 Iowa (8-4, Big Ten) 1 p.m. EST (ABC).
No. 19 Florida upgrades Callaway’s status for Tennessee
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 19 Florida is expected to have dynamic receiver Antonio Callaway back against 14th-ranked Tennessee on Saturday.
Coach Jim McElwain says Callaway "got around pretty good" in practice Wednesday and upgraded his injury status, saying "take him off the doubtful list and put him questionable to probable as we go."
No. 14 Vols, No. 19 Gators both dealing with injury issues
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Injuries will cause the latest renewal of the Florida-Tennessee rivalry to test the depth of both teams.
Florida’s Callaway ‘highly questionable to doubtful’ to play
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Jim McElwain says leading receiver Antonio Callaway is "highly questionable to doubtful" to play against North Texas.
Callaway injured a quadriceps in a 45-7 victory against Kentucky. Callaway leads the 23rd-ranked Florida (2-0) with 13 catches for 201 yards and two touchdowns, including a career-long 78-yarder against the Wildcats.
No. 23 Florida ‘a little nervous’ about WR Callaway’s status
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 23 Florida could be without leading receiver Antonio Callaway against North Texas on Saturday.
Coach Jim McElwain says he's "a little nervous" about Callaway's availability in the Gators' final tuneup before playing Southeastern Conference rival Tennessee.
Callaway injured a quadriceps in a 45-7 victory against Kentucky. Callaway leads Florida (2-0, 1-0 SEC) with 13 catches for 201 yards and two touchdowns, including a career-long, 78-yarder against the Wildcats.
Florida beats Kentucky 45-7 for 30th straight win in series
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Luke Del Rio delivered Florida's most prolific passing performance in a Southeastern Conference game in a dozen years — even topping Tim Tebow's best with the Gators.
Del Rio threw for 320 yards and four touchdowns, including a 78-yarder to Antonio Callaway, and Florida beat Kentucky 45-7 Saturday to extend its winning streak in the series to 30.
No. 25 Florida rules out WR Worton for opener vs UMass
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 25 Florida has ruled out receiver C.J. Worton for its season opener Saturday against UMass.
Coach Jim McElwain said Wednesday that Worton, who is being counted on to be a significant part of the receiving corps, won't be available because of a high ankle sprain. Worton hasn't practiced since injuring his right ankle about three weeks ago.
Florida’s Callaway cleared to play in opener vs UMass
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 25 Florida will have its top receiver available for Saturday's season opener against UMass.
Sophomore Antonio Callaway, suspended much of the spring semester because a fellow student said he sexually assaulted her, has been cleared to play against the Minutemen.
Florida’s Tabor, Lewis return from weeklong suspensions
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida cornerback Jalen Tabor and tight end C'yontai Lewis have rejoined the team after a weeklong suspension.
Coach Jim McElwain suspended both players for fighting in practice, saying neither will play in No. 25 Florida's opener against UMass next week.
McElwain said Thursday that both have resumed team activities and would return to practice later in the day.
A woman who accused two University of Florida football players of sexual assault skipped a school code of conduct hearing Friday because a Gators sports booster was assigned to adjudicate the case, her attorney said in a letter to the school.
Receiver Antonio Callaway and quarterback Treon Harris were suspended by the university in January for conduct code violations. There are no police records of a complaint against Callaway and Harris, who is in the process of...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida will allow troubled receivers Antonio Callaway, Tyrie Cleveland and Rick Wells to practice when fall camp opens Thursday.
Coach Jim McElwain says all three will be on the field despite their ongoing issues.
Callaway was suspended in January for violating the university's code of conduct policy. He was partially reinstated in June, and allowed to return to campus and work out with teammates. McElwain has repeatedly declined to...