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Official Browns Press Release – Robert Griffin injury update

 BEREA, Ohio – Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III sustained a significant injury during the team’s season opener at Philadelphia on Sunday and has been placed on injured reserve.*

He is expected to miss an extended period of time during the 2016 season after medical tests on Sunday night and Monday morning revealed a fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder. Although surgery is not required at this time, Griffin’s left shoulder will be re-evaluated in 3-4 weeks.

“It’s very unfortunate, Robert came in and has worked extremely hard to learn our offense and earn the respect of his teammates,” Browns coach Hue Jackson said. “This is a tough loss because everyone has seen how invested he has been in this team and his dedication to the work needed to improve his craft. We all know these are the realities of the NFL, injuries occur and you have to find ways to overcome them so they don’t impede your progress. Robert will do everything in his power to rehab and get healthy but Josh McCown is on this roster for a reason and we have great confidence in him. He is more than capable. His veteran presence has been an asset to our team throughout our process of preparing for the season. We look forward to him assuming the role of the starter and leading our offensive unit.”

Griffin signed with the Browns as a free agent in March. He completed 12 of 26 passes for 190 yards and added 37 rushing yards against the Eagles.

McCown started eight games for the Browns last season. He completed 186 of 292 passes for 2,109 yards with 12 touchdowns, four interceptions and a 93.3 rating in 2015.

* Under the new injured reserve rules for the 2016 season, each team can designate one player to return. Designation does not need to be made until that player is able to return to practice. A player placed on injured reserve is eligible to return to practice in six weeks and must miss a minimum of eight games.


Browns 2016 training camp with 11 free public practices, beginning July 29

Browns to host Orange & Brown Scrimmage at Ohio Stadium Aug. 6

BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns 2016 training camp, presented by Northeast Ohio Ford Dealers, will feature 11 free public practices at the team’s facility in Berea, beginning Friday, July 29, as well as free access to the team’s Orange & Brown Scrimmage, presented by TourismOhio, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday, Aug. 6.

“Last week, we concluded what I thought was a productive offseason program for our team,” said Head Coach Hue Jackson. “I appreciated our players’ hard work and effort as they worked tirelessly on improving in every area and at learning our process of what it will take to be successful in this league. We have more work ahead as we strive to accomplish our goals. We are excited about the opportunity to build on that foundation with our fans during training camp as we continue to prepare for the upcoming season.”

After the completion of training camp and the Browns’ second preseason game vs. Atlanta at FirstEnergy Stadium on Aug. 18, Cleveland will conduct joint practices in Tampa Bay prior to the Preseason Week 3 game against the Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium.

All training camp practices at the team’s Berea training facility are free to fans, who can register online or by downloading the Browns Mobile App. On the day of each session, fans may also access their tickets directly from the Browns Mobile App for entry.

Browns 2016 season ticket members will have an exclusive window to register for open practices from July 12-14 prior to public availability opening at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 14. For the third consecutive year, the Browns will implement a training camp registration process to help maximize each fan’s experience at all open sessions, as well as to best accommodate guests who must make travel arrangements to attend training camp.

Browns fans are also encouraged to visit www.ClevelandBrowns.com and the Browns Mobile App as a resource for daily updates, including weather and additional information for each practice.

Free registration for the Cleveland Browns 2016 Orange & Brown Scrimmage opens to season ticket members exclusively on June 21 and to all fans on June 23. The team’s on-field session will begin at 3 p.m. while the Browns once again will bring Dawg Pound Drive to St. John Arena in Columbus, where the team will feature many engaging pregame opportunities for all fans to enjoy beginning at noon.

Last year’s inaugural Orange & Brown Scrimmage attracted 49,734 fans to The Horseshoe, the highest of any Browns scrimmage or Family Day since totals were first kept in 2005.

Fans will have the opportunity to register for up to three practices in Berea, along with a maximum of four guests, as space permits. Parties wishing to attend more than three practices or book for groups of six-or-more people are encouraged to contact the Browns ticket office directly (440-824-3434).

When arriving with their ticket or the Browns Mobile App to open training camp practices, fans can enter the Browns training facility through the Beech Street entrance, with gates opening one hour before each session starts. Membership-services stations will also be available to all visitors inside and outside the complex to assist fans.

Parking is available on the campus of Baldwin-Wallace University, near the intersection of Beech Street and Bagley Road.

Cleveland Browns Training Camp is presented by Northeast Ohio Ford Dealers and in association with University Hospitals and Discount Drug Mart. The Orange & Brown Scrimmage is presented by TourismOhio and in association with Giant Eagle.

Browns fans may call Browns membership services (440-891-5050) for more information on registration and practice times. Details are also available atwww.ClevelandBrowns.com, on Twitter by messaging @BrownsFanSquad or e-mailing tickets@ClevelandBrowns.com

Browns 2016 training camp schedule:


Friday, July 29# 3-5:30 p.m.   Wednesday Aug. 10 3:15-5:45 p.m.
Saturday, July 30 3:25-5:55 p.m.   Thursday, Aug. 11 Travel day
Sunday, July 31 3-5:30 p.m.   Friday, Aug. 12 P1: at Packers
Monday, Aug. 1 3-5:30 p.m.     8 p.m., WEWS
Tuesday, Aug. 2 3-5:30 p.m.   Saturday, Aug. 13 No practice
Wednesday, Aug. 3 No practice   Sunday, Aug. 14 Practice closed
Thursday, Aug. 4 3:25-5:55 p.m.   Monday, Aug. 15 3:15-5:45 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 5 6-8:30 p.m.   Tuesday, Aug. 16 Practice closed
Saturday, Aug. 6** Orange & Brown Scrimmage   Wednesday, Aug. 17 No practice
  3-5:30 p.m.   Thursday, Aug. 18 P2: vs. Falcons
Sunday, Aug. 7 No practice     8 p.m. WEWS
Monday, Aug. 8 3:15-5:45 p.m.   Friday, Aug. 19 Practice closed
Tuesday, Aug. 9 3:15-5:45 p.m.      


*All practice dates and times are approximate and subject to change. All public practices are subject to weather conditions. Practices moved into the field house will be closed to the public for space reasons.

**The Browns will host the Orange & Brown Scrimmage at Ohio Stadium.

# Annual Cleveland Browns Blood Drive





  • Smoking is prohibited.
  • Weapons, noisemakers, animals and aerosol cans are prohibited.
  • Alcoholic beverages are prohibited.
  • Plastic bottles and boxed liquids are permitted. Cans and glass are prohibited.
  • Soft-case coolers are permitted. Hard-plastic coolers are prohibited.
  • Cameras are permitted but must not interfere with another fan’s enjoyment of practice. The images reproduced may not be used commercially. Commercial video equipment is prohibited.
  • Umbrellas, strollers, purses, fanny packs, backpacks, and diaper bags are permitted but are subject to inspection.
  • Portable folding chairs and lawn chairs are permitted but are subject to inspection.

*Subject to change at team’s discretion.


 From the North to Cleveland Browns Training Facility

Take I-71 South (Columbus) to Bagley Road exit #235

Turn right onto Bagley Road

Continue on Bagley Road to Beech Street on right

Parking available at Baldwin-Wallace


From the South to Cleveland Browns Training Facility

Take I-71 North (Cleveland) to Bagley Road exit #235

Turn left onto Bagley Road

Continue on Bagley Road to Beech Street on right

Parking available at Baldwin-Wallace


From the East to Cleveland Browns Training Facility

Take I-480 West (Toledo) to I-71 South (Columbus)

Continue on I-71 South to Bagley Road exit #235

Turn right onto Bagley Road

Continue on Bagley Road to Beech Street on right

Parking available at Baldwin-Wallace


From the West to Cleveland Browns Training Facility

Take I-480 East (Youngstown) to I-71 South (Columbus)

Continue on I-71 South to Bagley Road exit #235

Turn right onto Bagley Road

Continue on Bagley Road to Beech Street on right

Parking available at Baldwin-Wallace


Handicap Parking: Handicap-accessible parking is located at the Berea training facility. Parking and entry for those with a proper handicap tag will be available near the Browns training facility entrance at 76 Lou Groza Blvd.



Here’s the podcast from today’s show with my thoughts on the Browns, Johnny Manziel and Marvin Lewis calling “Johnny Football a midget.

 Listen to here:



Might thoughts on the Cavs win in Chicago, Ohio State blowing out Illinois and the Browns getting the job done against Tampa Bay.



I can’t wait to get started today with my new radio gig, “The Kenny Roda Show” every Monday through Friday from 3pm-6pm on 1480 WHBC and WHBC.com. You can also download the free TuneIn Radio app so you can listen on your phone wherever you are.


 Guests scheduled to join me today for my first show are former OSU/Browns HOF wide receiver Paul Warfield, Cavs general manager David Griffin & the funniest man in America Frank Caliendo. Plus we want you to be a part of the show as well by calling (330) 450-1480.

Today’s topics include how good are the Browns and Buckeyes really? What are your expectations for LeBron and the Cavs this season? Plus high school football rivalry week with Massillon versus McKinley and the playoff picture. I’ll talk to you today at 3 on WHBC!


Had a blast as I always do whenever I join one of my favorite guys in sports, Dan Dakich on “The Dan Dakich” show on 1070 The Fan in Indianapolis. We talked Cleveland sports, Cavs vs Pacers, LeBron, Browns and Brian Hoyer.


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DE- Carlos Dunlap                         Bengals

NT- Haloti Ngata                           Ravens

DE- Wallace Gilberry                     Bengals

OLB- Vontaze Burfict                    Bengals

ILB- Lawrence Timmons               Steelers

ILB- Karlos Dansby                        Browns

OLB- Terrell Suggs                        Ravens

CB- Joe Haden                               Browns

CB- Lardarius Webb                      Ravens

SS- Troy Polamalua                      Steelers

FS- Donte Whitner                        Browns


P– Sam Koch                                 Ravens


Team Totals – Ravens 4, Browns 3, Bengals 3, Steelers 2



QB- Ben Roethlisberger                Steelers

RB- Giovani Bernard                     Bengals

WR- A.J. Green                               Bengals

WR- Antonio Brown                      Steelers

WR- Torey Smith                           Ravens

TE- Jordan Cameron                     Browns

LT- Joe Thomas                             Browns

LG- Kelechi Osemele                    Ravens

C-  Alex Mack                                Browns

RG- Marshall Yanda                     Ravens

RT- Andre Smith                           Bengals


PK – Justin Tucker                        Ravens

PR- Antonio Brown                      Steelers

KR- Jacoby Jones                           Ravens


Team Totals – Ravens 5, Browns 3, Steelers 3, Bengals 3


This is of course subject to change based on injury, practice and game performance, but this is how I see the 2014 Cleveland Browns lining up on Sunday, September 7th at Pittsburgh.

I’ve said it all along and I’m sticking to it, I believe it would be smart to start Brian Hoyer at quarterback for the first three games of the season if healthy, and see how he does. If he plays well and you’re winning you stick with him. If he struggles, or the offense struggles and you’re 1-2, or 0-3 after playing Pittsburgh, New Orleans and Baltimore then use the bye week in week #4, to reevaluate the QB position and decide if it’s time for Johnny Manziel to be your starter in game four at Tennessee.Johnny Manziel Browns SI Cover Photo

On defense I know that the Browns spent a lot of money in free agency on outside linebacker Paul Kruger last year, but he was a big disappointment. I believe there’s a great chance for second year linebacker and last year’s first round pick Barkevious Mingo to step up in camp and earn a starting job there. I also believe that this year’s first round pick, Justin Gilbert will beat out Buster Skrine for the right corner back spot and start from day one.

Here are my projected starters as of (7-26-14) for the Cleveland Browns:


QB- Brian Hoyer

RB- Ben Tate

WR- Andrew Hawkins

WR- Miles Austin

WR- Nate Burleson

TE- Jordan Cameron

LT- Joe Thomas,

LG- Joel Bitonio

C – Alex Mack

RG- John Greco

RT- Mitchell Schwartz



LDE- Ahtyba Rubin

NT- Phil Taylor

RDE- Desmond Bryant

LOLB- Barkevious Mingo

LILB- Craig Robertson

RILB- Karlos Dansby

ROLB- Jabaal Sheard

LCB- Joe Haden

SS- Donte Whitner

FS- Tashaun Gibson

RCB- Justin Gilbert



Kudos to Mike Pettine for setting a date on when he’ll announce who his starting quarterback will be. The first year head coach said he’ll make that decision sometime before the third preseason game versus the Rams on August 23rd at home. This is smart for a number of reasons:

1) He beats the media to the punch of asking him every day of training camp when he’ll announce his starter.

2) It gives both Brian Hoyer and Johnny Manziel a time table so they can show off talents and their command of Kyle Shanahan’s offense and they’ll know how long they have to impress the coaches.

3) By making the decision at that point, it allows the starting QB to lead the team in third preseason game, or the so called “dress rehearsal” game for the regular season.

Besides the quarterback battle in training camp, I have two other positions I’ll be watching closely to see who emerges:

Wide Receiver – With Josh Gordon facing a potential season long suspension, this is by far the weakest position on the team. The Browns do not have a wide receiver that scares any team in the NFL. All the receivers on the squad not named Gordon, combined for a total of 1 touchdown catch last season. So I’ll be paying close attention to who will emerge from a group of has-beens, no-names, injury recovering vets and rookies.

Linebacker – Paul Kruger is overpaid and under produced last year. Can Barkevious Mingo become a starter? Is Karlos Dansby an upgrade over D’Qwell Jackson? Does Craig Robertson step his game up? A lot of question marks at this position.


I expect Kevin Love to be on the Cavaliers opening day roster for the 2014-15 season. It’s looking more and more like G.M. David Griffin will have to include Andrew Wiggins in the deal to acquire Love, but if that’s what Minnesota wants to get it done and if LeBron James wants it to be done, then if you’re Griff you include the first overall pick of the 2014 draft.

Sources have told me that a package of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a 2015 first round draft pick, along with other bodies and contracts throw in should be enough to get the trade for Love done. Minnesota may be asking for more, and are probably leaking other alleged teams trade offers to try and scare the Cavs into upping their offer, but I’ve been told that David Griffin should hold firm on the last two number #1 overall picks and a first rounder next year and for Love and it will eventually happen.

It’s going to be great experience for Cavalier guards Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters to participate this summer in Team USA Basketball’s training camp July 28-31st. Irving is on the roster of players who have a chance to make Team USA, while Waiters was chosen to be part of the 2014 USA Basketball Select squad that will play against Team USA. These practices and games of going against America’s best are only going to make both players better individually and overall, and that benefits David Blatt and the Cavaliers. Just stay healthy!


I picked them to be slightly above .500 before the season started and to just miss out on the playoffs and unfortunately that’s what it looks like right now for Tribe. While the hitting is starting to improve, there is still too much uncertainty with the starting pitching and the defense remains a big question mark and that has led Terry Francona’s bunch to be nothing more than a .500 team to this point. We’ll see if G.M. Chris Antonetti makes a big move to give this team a shot in the arm before the July 31st trading deadline, but I’m not holding my breath on that.