Dave Clark Cincinnati Enquirer Published 3:01 p.m. UTC Jul 26, 2018 Defensive back and return specialist Adam "Pacman" Jones has spent the majority of his career in the National Football League with the Cincinnati Bengals - from 2010 to 2017. And if a reported tryout with the Cleveland Browns goes well, the Bengals could see him at least twice a year. Jones, who became a free agent at the start of the new league year after the Bengals announced they declined an option in his contract for the 2018 season, has a tryout with the Browns on Friday, according to a report via Twitter from ESPN's Adam Schefter. Jones will turn 35 at the end of September. He started for the Bengals before suffering a season-ending groin injury in December against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jones said several times in 2017 that he wants to play for a few more seasons, according to The Enquirer's Jim Owczarski. Jones has a history of off-field problems and was suspended to start last season. Earlier this … [Read more...] about Report: Former Bengals cornerback Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones to try out for Cleveland Browns
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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Browns open training camp today, kicking off the 2018 season in front of the "Hard Knocks" cameras. They are looking to put last season's 0-16 record behind them. Over the last two weeks, Mary Kay Cabot, Scott Patsko and I have previewed each of the positions on the team. Here is our complete list: Quarterbacks: Hue Jackson says Baker Mayfield isn't ready to walk out there right now and play Offense: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | Tackle | Interior line Defense: Defensive end | Defensive tackle | Linebacker | Cornerback | Safety Listen to our position-by-position preview podcast: Get the best Browns news and perspective in your inbox at lunch time every weekday. Sign up for our Browns newsletter. Go inside the Browns every week with cleveland.com's Orange and Brown Podcast, featuring Mary Kay Cabot and Dan Labbe. Listen and subscribe here. … [Read more...] about Cleveland Browns training camp 2018: Position previews
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Scribbles in my Cleveland Browns notebook as Josh Gordon announced he won't open training camp with the team: 1. The Browns receiver had some type of setback, even if the reports are he didn't fail a drug test. As training camp opens, Gordon is receiving some type of treatment. Gordon and the Browns declined to elaborate. 2. Gordon did something like this in 2016. He went through all of training camp with the Browns. He had to serve a 4-game suspension to open the season. Just as the suspension ended and Gordon appeared eligible to play, he voluntarily went into a rehabilitation center. He didn't play at all in 2016. 3. Maybe this will be different. Perhaps Gordon will be able to tame the demons he has battled for years. The latest issue is anxiety, according to ESPN. 4. The Browns appear willing to stand with Gordon and support him during his treatment -- which is fine. But the Browns simply can't count on Gordon. Since then end of his Pro Bowl 2013 season, … [Read more...] about Cleveland Browns Scribbles: With Josh Gordon in limbo, now what?
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns completed minicamp Thursday, but the main news of the day and for the next month will continue to revolve around speculation about the intentions of one LeBron James. In what some consider a slow time of year for sports news, speculation about LeBron provides plenty to write and talk about. Everything seems to be fair game for rumor. Such as which school The King's kids are enrolled in for next year and James's choice of colors for his wardrobe of the day. Some, like Charles Barkley are already tired of all the hype, saying he refuses to let LeBron hijack his life. With Browns training camp still over a month away, the NBA Draft out of the way in less than a week and the Indians cruising in a weak Central Division, expect plenty more 'news' about LeBron. Crowquill, by Plain Dealer artist Ted Crow, appears three times a week in The Plain Dealer and on cleveland.com. … [Read more...] about Cleveland Browns minicamp and LeBron’s decision: Crowquill
Thom Fladung is managing partner at Hennes Communications, a Cleveland firm that offers media training and crisis management and communications services. Tell the truth. Tell it all. Tell it first. Tell it fast. Tell it on "Hard Knocks."OK, that last one about HBO's Emmy Award-winning inside look at a National Football League team's training camp is not one of our fundamental principles at Hennes Communications when we're working with clients facing a crisis.But the first four are. And they speak to why the Cleveland Browns should embrace being this season's featured team on "Hard Knocks."A few weeks ago, the anticipated news was made official: the Browns would be this season's "Hard Knocks" team, starting Aug. 7 for five weekly one-hour episodes of a show that has taken football fans behind the scenes, to see players getting cut, players suffering season-ending injuries, players trash-talking and lots of coaches using lots of swear words.The selection of the Browns … [Read more...] about Personal View: Cleveland Browns’ appearance on HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ offers a weekly reputation management tutorial