Browns coach says OBJ missed ‘a lot’ by skipping practices

Football 05/30/19, 14:05

Odell Beckham Jr.'s extended absence may have finally gotten to Browns coach Freddie Kitchens.The superstar wide receiver skipped all but one day of Cleveland's voluntary practices (OTAs) over the past month, and Kitchens said Thursday that he's eager to see Beckham next week when the team holds its mandatory minicamp.Asked ...

Browns confident free agent DT McCoy will choose them

Football 05/30/19, 13:05

Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens is optimistic the team will sign free agent defensive tackle Gerald McCoy.The six-time Pro Bowler, who was recently released by Tampa Bay, visited with Cleveland last week and met with the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday. He's reportedly scheduled a meeting with the Carolina Panthers as ...

OBJ will ride into Cleveland with customized orange Rolls

Football 05/29/19, 14:57

Odell Beckham Jr.'s got a new team and a new ride.The star wide receiver has purchased a tricked-out, orange Rolls Royce complete with a pop-up hood ornament that features a miniaturized model of him in a Browns uniform making one of the one-handed catches he became known for while with ...

Practice? Beckham spends 1 day with Browns, leaves again

Football 05/15/19, 17:29

Odell Beckham Jr.'s current part-time employment isn't bothering the Browns.Not yet, anyway.The star wide receiver did not practice Wednesday after showing up Tuesday for Cleveland's voluntary offseason program, ending an excused — if not questionable — monthlong absence. Beckham, who was acquired in a March trade with the New York ...

Odell Beckham Jr. practicing with Browns for first time

Football 05/14/19, 10:07

Odell Beckham Jr. is finally practicing with the Browns.The star wide receiver reported to the team's headquarters Monday and was on the field Tuesday with his teammates for the first organized team activity practice. Beckham skipped Cleveland's voluntary workout program last month, and his absence drew criticism and highlighted the ...

Daniel Jones gets more than passing grade at Giants minicamp

Football 05/04/19, 14:45

After two days of rookie minicamp, it's easy to see why the New York Giants drafted Daniel Jones of Duke with the No. 6 pick.He reminds them of someone they know: Eli Manning.Jones can throw all the passes. His focus is football. And when he talks about life in the ...

Browns bolster defense in second NFL draft under GM Dorsey

Football 04/27/19, 20:03

Freddie Kitchens emerged from the Browns' draft room looking like a wide-eyed rookie.Things had been moving pretty quickly for Cleveland's first-year coach, who seemed a little dazed after spending three whirlwind days observing general manager John Dorsey and his staff relentlessly work the phones with other NFL front-office executives while ...

Browns stay defensive on third day of NFL draft

Football 04/27/19, 13:53

The Cleveland Browns stayed defensive on the third day of the NFL draft, selecting Miami cornerback Sheldrick Redwine and Alabama linebacker Mack Wilson.Looking to add depth and toughness, general manager John Dorsey used his first four picks on defensive players.On Friday, the Browns, who didn't have a first-round pick after ...

Getting Greedy: Browns select LSU’s Williams in second round

Football 04/26/19, 19:29

The Cleveland Browns addressed the need for another starting cornerback, moving up three spots in the second round of the NFL draft to select LSU's Greedy Williams with the No. 46 overall pick on Friday night.Browns general manager John Dorsey sent the No. 46 pick and No. 144 to Indianapolis ...

Browns don’t make trade, sit out first round of NFL draft

Football 04/25/19, 23:01

John Dorsey only traded text messages during the first round of this year's NFL draft.Cleveland's wheeling-dealing general manager, who has overturned his roster with numerous transactions over the past year, didn't make a move into the first round Thursday night and will start the second day still holding onto his ...

Giants go QB early, take Duke’s Jones at No. 6 overall

Football 04/25/19, 20:41

The New York Giants have their heir apparent to Eli Manning, just not the one everyone expected.With glaring needs for an edge rusher and defensive players, the Giants stunned many at the NFL draft by taking Daniel Jones of Duke with the sixth pick overall.In the weeks leading up to ...

Browns enter NFL draft as outsiders without 1st-round pick

Football 04/21/19, 15:11

John Dorsey's patience is about to be tested as if never before.After having the No. 1 overall pick in each of the past two NFL drafts, the Browns — and their industrious general manager — will begin this year's as spectators.They may not stay that way.FILE - In this Monday, ...

Giants have 2 first rounders: expect beef and maybe a QB

Football 04/18/19, 14:08

After trading offensive catalyst Odell Beckham Jr. and sacks leader Olivier Vernon to Cleveland and losing perennial leading tackler Landon Collins to free agency, the New York Giants are rebuilding heading into the NFL draft.The question is, where does general manager Dave Gettleman start? He has 12 picks overall, including ...

Giants kept Manning in dark about future and Beckham trade

Football 04/15/19, 14:56

The New York Giants kept two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning in the dark until recently about his future with the team, and didn't give him a warning about the trade of star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns.Speaking as organized team activities started Monday, the 38-year-old quarterback ...

After trading Beckham, Giants made sure Shepard stays

Football 04/12/19, 16:06

After shipping superstar wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns in a stunning trade, the New York Giants made sure Eli Manning had his second-favorite target locked up for years to come.The Giants on Friday signed Sterling Shepard to a four-year contract extension that will pay him roughly ...

Big catch: Browns welcome Beckham after ‘surreal’ trade

Football 04/01/19, 14:41

Odell Beckham Jr. looked at Baker Mayfield to his left, Jarvis Landry to his right and Myles Garrett at the end of the dais."This can't be real," Beckham said, a tuft of bleached blond hair poking out from under his orange Cleveland Browns cap.This was no April Fools' Day joke.Cleveland ...

Giants owner: Trading Beckham came with ‘reluctant approval’

Football 03/24/19, 21:24

For all the off-field shenanigans, verbal discord and injuries, Odell Beckham Jr. still is a special player. Giants owner John Mara recognizes that in the wake of the team trading the standout wide receiver to Cleveland earlier this month."They made an offer that Dave (Gettleman, the Giants' general manager) and ...

Gettleman goes on offense over Odell Beckham deal and Eli

Sports 03/18/19, 13:37

After a week of being beaten up in the media over the trade of popular star receiver Odell Beckham Jr., general manager Dave Gettleman went on the offensive, saying the trade was in the best interests of the New York Giants and was a deal the organization could not refuse.Gettleman ...

Free Agency: Disenchantment works, trench warriors coveted

Sports 03/15/19, 14:44

It's probably fair to compare the opening of the NFL's business season with the wildness often seen on the stock market floor. A frenzy of bidding and trading and changes of mind — all involving millions of dollars.Several trends already have appeared during the two days of the "legal tampering" ...

Slow down: Browns GM tempers expectations after Beckham deal

Football 03/14/19, 18:43

Fans are scrambling to get their hands on tickets, jerseys and make their first Odell Beckham Jr. sighting.It's only mid-March and Cleveland's in a full-blown football frenzy. Expectations for the upcoming season, which were already enormous before the team traded for Beckham, have spun out of control.Browns general John Dorsey's ...

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