9:15 AM EDT, Sat October 19, 2019
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Browns notebook: JC Tretter resists reading tea leaves about contract situation after Austin Corbett trade

Starting center JC Tretter has become a key player for the Browns, yet his contract situation has largely flown under the radar.Perhaps it's because Austin Corbett, the 33rd overall pick in last year's draft, had settled in as Tretter's primary backup and potential heir apparent.But when General Manager John Dorsey acknowledged his blatant miss on Corbett by trading him Tuesday to the Los Angeles Rams for a fifth-round selection in 2021, the importance of the Browns re-signing [...]
Oct 18, 2019

2-4 Browns still believe they have what it takes to turn season around: 'We will be A-OK'

Damarious Randall shook his head and smiled when a reporter asked him if the Browns going 2-4 through their first six games has made him question what they can still do this season."We will be A-OK. I can definitely promise you that," Randall, the starting free safety not known for lacking confidence, replied Wednesday before he and other Browns players departed team headquarters in Berea for their Week 7 bye.Everyone involved acknowledges the Browns have underachieved thus far, [...]
Oct 16, 2019

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett punched by photograph-seeking man

Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is a self-proclaimed pacifist off the football field.The man who punched him in the face Wednesday should probably be thankful the 6-foot-4, 262-pound Pro Bowler is averse to violence.Garrett told Cleveland police he was in his car on East 9th Street in downtown [...]
Oct 16, 2019

Browns notebook: John Dorsey not flinching over Baker Mayfield's struggles: 'I love everything about him'

BEREA — Baker Mayfield has been plagued by second-year struggles for the majority of this season.You wouldn't know it, though, by talking about the Browns quarterback with the man who drafted him first overall last year.General Manager John Dorsey said Wednesday he "100 percent" still believes Mayfield can become the franchise QB he thought he would be when he made the pick."To master the quarterback position is very hard. You just can’t go and show up [...]
Oct 16, 2019

Without naming Trent Williams, Browns GM John Dorsey says he's talked to Washington but 'it takes two to tango'

BEREA — If the Browns don't trade for Washington seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams, it won't be because they didn't explore the possibility.Browns General Manager John Dorsey made that much clear Wednesday without mentioning Williams by name.Asked during a news conference if he's spoken to Washington President Bruce Allen lately, Dorsey replied, "We've had a few conversations. Is there anything you want me to pass on to him?"When a reporter told [...]
Oct 16, 2019

Browns QB Baker Mayfield resting injured hip for second consecutive practice

BEREA — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield rested his injured hip Wednesday for the second consecutive practice.Mayfield suffered the injury in the third quarter of Sunday's 32-28 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.Mayfield participated in stretching and calisthenics Tuesday before watching practice. He didn't even go through warm-ups Wednesday and spent practice helping coach wide receivers as they ran routes and caught passes from backup quarterback Garrett Gilbert and [...]
Oct 15, 2019

Browns quarterbacks coach puts all 11 interceptions on Baker Mayfield, but still sees 'vast improvement'

BEREA — In Ryan Lindley’s world, there is no tipped ball discount.Baker Mayfield leads the league with 11 interceptions, and Browns quarterbacks coach Lindley refused to put any of the responsibility on Mayfield’s teammates who have let balls go through their hands or deflect off them for turnovers.“He gets all of them. We don’t put ‘em on anybody else; he’s got all 11 right now,” Lindley said after practice Tuesday. [...]
Oct 15, 2019

Browns trade 2018 second-round pick Austin Corbett to Rams for 2021 fifth-round choice

BEREA — Browns General Manger John Dorsey is done trying to salvage Austin Corbett as a second-round draft pick.Dorsey agreed to trade Corbett to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for a fifth-round choice in the 2021 draft.Corbett never became a starter for the Browns, even though Dorsey chose him with the first pick of the second round (No. 33 overall) in 2018. Corbett appeared in 14 games in his two seasons with the team.Dorsey has received praise from fans [...]
Oct 15, 2019

Browns trade 2018 second-round pick Austin Corbett to Rams for selection in 2021

BEREA — Browns General Manger John Dorsey is done trying to salvage Austin Corbett as a second-round draft pick.Dorsey agreed to trade Corbett to the Los Angeles Rams on Tuesday for an undisclosed selection in the 2021 draft, the Browns announced. Corbett never became a starter for the Browns, even though Dorsey chose him with the first pick of the second round (No. 33 overall) in 2018. He appeared in 14 games in his two seasons with the teams. He was inactive in [...]
Oct 15, 2019

Stump Mitchell calls Nick Chubb 'elite' ... as fast as any NFL back

Nick Chubb's position coach says the second-year Browns player has turned the corner and joined the small cluster of top running backs.
Oct 15, 2019

Baker Mayfield rests during Browns practice but Freddie Kitchens says QB will face Patriots after bye

BEREA — Coach Freddie Kitchens said Tuesday he has no doubt quarterback Baker Mayfield will play when the Browns (2-4) come off their bye to visit the New England Patriots (6-0) on Oct. 27.Mayfield was on the practice field Tuesday but rested after suffering a hip injury in the third quarter of Sunday's 32-28 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Mayfield participated in stretching and warm-ups, moving slowly as he did a karaoke drill. But he watched the remainder of practice. [...]
Oct 15, 2019

Browns receiver Rashard Higgins says he's been healthy enough to play in past two games: 'It is frustrating'

BEREA — Rashard Higgins revealed Tuesday he's surprised the Browns didn't play him the past two games because he's been healthy enough to return to action.Higgins suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament Sept. 8 in the season opener and hasn't played since. But he insisted his knee was ready to go Oct. 7, when he was inactive against the San Francisco 49ers, and Sunday, when he was active but didn't play against the Seattle Seahawks."It is frustrating," [...]
Oct 15, 2019

Browns QB Baker Mayfield on practice field but limited with hip injury

BEREA — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield was on the practice field Tuesday after suffering a hip injury in the third quarter of Sunday's 32-28 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.Mayfield participated in stretching and warm-ups, moving slowly as he did a karaoke drill. Then he watched individual drills during the portion of practice open to reporters.Coach Freddie Kitchens said Monday he didn't think Mayfield would miss any practice as a result of the hip injury. [...]
Oct 14, 2019

Coach Freddie Kitchens challenges Browns to become a team: 'All this talent we’ve got, that’s gotten us 2-4'

BEREA — The bond supposedly built during the Browns’ four-day trip to Indianapolis in August was a mirage.With his underachieving team facing the harsh reality of a 2-4 start, Browns coach Freddie Kitchens pushed a “Do your job” motto and challenged his players to morph from a group into a team during their bye week.“At some point, we have to become a team,” Kitchens said Monday. “The difference between a group and a team is [...]
Oct 14, 2019

Browns DB T.J. Carrie says he shouldn't have 'let it get to a ref standpoint'

A veteran cornerback says the Browns' "loaded" defense must look in the mirror before facing up to New England.