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Chronicle-Telegram

Browns coach Mike Pettine says QB Johnny Manziel remains in rehab; expresses confidence in Josh McCown if asked to start

CLEVELAND — Josh McCown went 1-10 as a starter last year and has a career passer rating of 76.1. The Browns recently signed him to a three-year, $14 million contract. Johnny Manziel remains in rehab after a wasted rookie season. He was the No. 22 pick in May. Connor Shaw is undersized with a below-average Read More...The post Browns coach Mike Pettine says QB Johnny Manziel remains in rehab; expresses confidence in Josh McCown if asked to start appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1...

Akron Beacon Journal

Browns coach Mike Pettine says he would be comfortable with Josh McCown starting next season, fellow quarterback Johnny Manziel still in rehab

CLEVELAND: Browns coach Mike Pettine pumped up veteran quarterback Josh McCown as the team’s projected starter for next season and revealed Johnny Manziel is still in a rehabilitation center.Speaking publicly for the first time since the Browns struck a three-year, $14 million deal with McCown on Feb. 27, Pettine outlined the organization’s quarterback situation Monday night before signing autographs during the Cleveland Auto Show at the I-X Center.McCown’s contract includes $6.25 million guaranteed with $5.25 million guaranteed in 2015. Those figures indicate the Browns view McCown as...

News-Herald

Cleveland Browns: Mike Pettine confident Johnny Manziel can improve, but priority is his personal life

Johnny Manziel is still in rehab, but Browns coach Mike Pettine is confident the troubled quarterback will be a better player than he was last year once he can concentrate on football again.Manziel has been in a rehab clinic for unspecified dependency issues since Jan. 28. In the meantime, the Browns signed 35-year-old quarterback Josh McCown and gave up on Brian Hoyer, who is expected to sign a free-agent contract with the Houston Texans as early as March 10 when the league year begins at 4 p.

Akron Beacon Journal

Nate Ulrich: Breaking down Browns’ top needs with free agency on horizon

NFL free agency won’t officially begin until 4 p.m. Tuesday, but the Browns have already been on the prowl for a couple of weeks.They agreed to a three-year, $14 million contract with veteran quarterback Josh McCown on Feb. 27. They’re also among the teams pursuing veteran free-agent wide receiver Brian Hartline.Players who have been cut this offseason — like McCown and Hartline — are free to sign anytime.Beginning Saturday, all 32 teams will be permitted to enter contract negotiations with other clubs’ players who have expiring contracts. Those players cannot execute a deal with a...

News-Herald

Cleveland Browns: Josh McCown ready for 'tall order'

Josh McCown knows how quickly the revolving door for quarterbacks spins in Berea.McCown will be the 23rd quarterback to start for the Browns since 1999 unless Johnny Manziel beats him out in training camp, in which case he will be a highly paid backup.On Feb. 27, McCown signed a three-year, $14 million deal that will pay him $5.

Akron Beacon Journal

Quarterback Josh McCown has optimistic outlook on future with Browns but knows winning in Cleveland is ‘obviously a tall order’

Josh McCown realizes 22 quarterbacks have started for the Browns since 1999 with little success partly because his younger brother, Luke, a fourth-round draft pick in 2004, is one of them.The older McCown will likely join the long list after striking a three-year, $14 million contract, which includes $6.25 million guaranteed, with the Browns last week.Luke went 0-4 with the Browns, and Josh isn’t taking the challenge he faces lightly.“It’s obviously a tall order,” Josh McCown said Monday, speaking from San Diego on a conference call. “My reaction, though, is that that’s the past,...

Browns Beat | Plain Dealer

Cleveland Browns agree to terms with Josh McCown on 3-year deal

Josh McCown was signed primarily to serve as a mentor to Johnny Manziel, Connor Shaw and any other young quarterback the Browns might bring in.

News-Herald

Jeff Schudel: Demand for Josh McCown an indicator of NFL quarterback market in 2015

The bidding war by the Browns, Buffalo Bills, New York Jets and Chicago Bears for Josh McCown illustrates how bare the cupboard is for NFL quarterbacks in 2015, including those coming out of college.McCown is fresh off a 1-10 season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who released him with one year left on a two-year contract he signed last year.

Columbus Dispatch

Sports report: Browns sign veteran quarterback Josh McCown

The Cleveland Browns agreed to terms on a three-year contract with quarterback Josh McCown. McCown, 35, went 1-10 as Tampa Bay’s starter last season. His signing likely means the Browns will not re-sign Brian Hoyer, who won 10 games for them the past two seasons and is poised to become a free agent next month.

Akron Beacon Journal

Josh McCown’s 3-year deal with Browns is worth $14 million, including $6.25 million guaranteed, with another $6 million possible through incentives

Striking a deal with veteran Josh McCown won’t preclude the Browns from shopping for other quarterbacks this offseason, but it’s worth noting that they’re paying him like a short-term starter.The three-year contract the Browns and McCown agreed upon Friday is worth $14 million and could escalate to a maximum of $20 million because of incentives associated with playing time and reaching the postseason, a league source confirmed Saturday for the Beacon Journal. The deal also includes $6.25 million guaranteed — $5.25 million in 2015 — the source said.The source spoke on condition of...

CBS Sports

Is Josh McCown the hottest free agent?

Will Brinson and Jason La Canfora talk about Josh McCown, Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota on Day One at the NFL Combine.

His And Hers

Bucs QB Cries in Press Conference after Loss

Kenny Mayne joins His & Hers to discuss Josh McCown crying at a press conference after Bucs loss to Atlanta Falcons.

FOX Sports

Who's in the market for Vick, McCown?

The FOX Football Daily crew discusses where Michael Vick and Josh McCown could be headed this offseason.