BEREA, Ohio (AP) — With a bright smile, easygoing nature and similar facial expressions, rookie cornerback Greedy Williams looks like a young Chris Rock.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Greedy Williams has already shown the Browns his recovery skills.
After accidentally missing Cleveland's phone call telling him he was about to be drafted in the second...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Free agent cornerback Kevin Johnson is scheduled to meet with the Browns, a person familiar with the visit confirmed to The Associated Press.
Browns’ Mayfield will use NFL rookie runner-up as motivator
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield stepped onto the stage and took a handoff from former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar.
At least he got one postseason trophy.
Mayfield, who finished second to New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley in voting for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, was named Cleveland's top professional athlete at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards on Wednesday night.
Browns open wide coaching search; Williams first interview
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns believe they finally have the pieces. All that's missing is someone to keep them together.
A day after Cleveland ended a promising turnaround season following a winless 2017, general manager John Dorsey said he will interview interim coach Gregg Williams and offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens in his search for the Browns' ninth full-time coach since 1999.
Dorsey's pursuit will start internally and quickly expand.
‘Terrifying’ twosome: Pro Bowlers Garrett, Ward lead Browns
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Myles Garrett interrupted linebacker Joe Schobert's interview session and then took his place at the podium — shirtless.
Pro Bowlers can do whatever they want.
The former No. 1 overall pick earned his first — and probably not his last — Pro Bowl selection on Tuesday, a personal accomplishment the dominating defensive end said is merely the initial stage of his journey toward greatness.
"It's nice," he said. "Step one of many steps to come."
Browns rookie CB Ward to miss second game with concussion
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns will again be without rookie starting cornerback Denzel Ward, who will miss his second straight game Saturday at Denver with a concussion.
Ward has been in concussion protocol since getting hurt while making a tackle in a Dec. 2 loss at Houston. Ward sat out last week's win over Carolina and missed all three practices this week before the Browns announced Thursday that he has been ruled out against the Broncos.
Browns activate cornerback Mitchell from injured reserve
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns cornerback Terrance Mitchell has been activated from injured reserve after missing eight games with a broken right wrist.
Cleveland made the move Saturday, enabling Mitchell to be available for Sunday's game against Carolina. The Browns need Mitchell because rookie cornerback Denzel Ward is out with a concussion suffered last week at Houston.
Browns rookie CB Denzel Ward in concussion protocol
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns rookie Denzel Ward remains in concussion protocol after getting hurt in Sunday's loss at Houston.
Ward got injured in the first half and did not return in Cleveland's 29-13 loss to the Texans, who won their ninth straight game.
Interim coach Gregg Williams said Ward was initially checked for a neck "stinger" before he was evaluated for a head injury. The No. 4 overall pick in this year's draft, Ward has three interceptions this season.
Browns Preview Capsule
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.
Pat Shurmur hasn’t provided quick fix for Giants offense
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — The additions of new coach Pat Shurmur and No. 2 overall draft pick Saquon Barkley didn't provide a quick fix for the New York Giants' offense.
The 20-10 loss to the Cleveland Brown in the preseason opener Thursday night at MetLife Stadium was somewhat disappointing, at least based on the statistics.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Denzel Ward gets things done quickly.
One of the rookie cornerback's first goals was to earn a starting job. Check. Next was paying off the mortgage on his mom's house. Check. Then it was signing his NFL contract and reporting to training camp on time. Done.
Now he wants to help the Browns win. OK, that may take a minute.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland's fastest rookie was the slowest to sign.
But that doesn't matter, Denzel Ward is under contract.
The No. 4 overall pick in this year's draft, Ward signed his four-year, $29 million deal on Wednesday and reported to training camp with the Browns' other first-year players and veterans.
The speedy Ward, who is expected to start this season, is receiving a signing bonus of $19.2 million. Ward's deal also includes a team option for a fifth year.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's first win was beating the clock.
The No. 1 overall pick in this year's NFL draft signed his rookie contract on Tuesday with the Cleveland Browns, who believe the quarterback from Oklahoma can lead them back to respectability and more.
Mayfield finalized his four-year, $32 million deal a day before Cleveland's players are scheduled to report to training camp and avoided being a holdout. Mayfield's contract includes a $22 million signing bonus.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jamar Taylor's trade to Arizona is official.
Cleveland traded another of their starting quarterbacks to the Cardinals on Saturday for a sixth-round draft pick in 2020. The teams agreed to the swap on Friday and had to work out final details before it was announced.
The Browns previously shopped Taylor and finally worked out a deal with the Cardinals, who will likely start him opposite star Patrick Peterson.
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.
NFL GMs, take notes
Mark Craig lists his top 25 prospects in this years NFL draft, which begins Thursday, regardless of draft projection or position:
1. Bradley Chubb, edge rusher, North Carolina State: First defender selected fits a lot of teams top need.
2. Quenton Nelson, guard, Notre Dame: Perhaps the safest pick and a certain top-10 selection.
3. Saquon Barkley, running back, Penn State: Has the multidimensional game needed for modern back.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Six first-team All-Americans, including Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and North Carolina State defensive end Bradley Chubb, are among 22 players who will attend the NFL draft.
Four of the highly rated quarterbacks in this crop also will be at AT&T Stadium — Josh Allen, Sam Darnold, Lamar Jackson and Josh Rosen. Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield has chosen not to attend.
Barkley and Chubb are projected to go in the top five picks.
After they posted outstanding 40-yard dash times at the NFL combine, cornerback Parry Nickerson and defensive end Ade Aruna still felt as if they had plenty to prove at Tulane's pro day.
By the end of Tuesday's two-hour-plus session at the New Orleans Saints' indoor facility, they were pleased with what they showed scouts representing 28 NFL teams.
If chaos is a ladder, don’t walk underneath the 2018 NFL draft unless you want the bad luck. It’s going to be crazy.
This is what happens when the top of the draft is weak, the overall strength of draft lacks players at premiere positions, and most importantly, there are myriad quarterbacks expected to go in the top-40.