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FANS 2016 BROWNS TRAINING CAMP INFORMATION

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:

 

DATE TIME (EDT)   DATE TIME (EDT)
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

 

CLEVELAND BROWNS 2016 TRAINING CAMP

PROHIBITED/ALLOWED ITEMS*

 

  • 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.

DIRECTIONS FOR FAN PARKING

 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.

 

CLEVELAND BROWNS 2016 SCHEDULE

PRESEASON

Week 1: Aug. 12 – at Green Bay Packers – 8 p.m./WEWS

Week 2: Aug. 18 – Atlanta Falcons – 8 p.m./WEWS

Week 3: Aug. 26 – at Tampa Bay Buccaneers – 8 p.m./CBS

Week 4: Sept. 1 – Chicago Bears – 8 p.m./WEWS

 

REGULAR SEASON

Week 1: Sept. 11 – at Philadelphia Eagles – 1 p.m./CBS

Week 2: Sept. 18 – Baltimore Ravens – 1 p.m./CBS

Week 3: Sept. 25 – at Miami Dolphins – 1 p.m./CBS

Week 4: Oct. 2 – at Washington Redskins – 1 p.m./CBS

Week 5: Oct. 9 – New England Patriots – 1 p.m./CBS

Week 6: Oct. 16 – at Tennessee Titans – 1 p.m./CBS

Week 7: Oct. 23 – at Cincinnati Bengals – 1 p.m./CBS

Week 8: Oct. 30 – New York Jets – 1 p.m./CBS

Week 9: Nov. 6 – Dallas Cowboys – 1 p.m./FOX

Week 10: Nov. 10 – at Baltimore Ravens (Thursday) – 8:25 p.m./NFL Network

Week 11: Nov. 20 – Pittsburgh Steelers – 1 p.m./CBS

Week 12: Nov. 27 – New York Giants – 1 p.m./FOX

Week 13: BYE

Week 14: Dec. 11 – Cincinnati Bengals – 1 p.m./CBS

Week 15: Dec. 18 – at Buffalo Bills – 1 p.m./CBS

Week 16: Dec. 24 – San Diego Chargers (Saturday) – 1 p.m./CBS

Week 17: Jan. 1 – at Pittsburgh Steelers – 1 p.m./CBS

 

*Home games in bold print*

Cleveland Browns 2016 Offseason Media Schedule

Browns Helmet Sideways Photo

Date(s) Event

April 5  Offseason workouts

April 19-21 Voluntary veteran minicamp

April 22 Pre-draft availability

April 28-30 NFL Draft

May 13-15 Rookie minicamp

May 14 Fan Fest

May 18 OTA session #2

May 25 OTA session #5

June 1 OTA session #8

June 7-9 Mandatory veteran minicamp

TBD Training camp

 

BROWNS OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE ON SIGNING RG3

Browns sign QB Robert Griffin III

BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns have signed free agent QB Robert Griffin III.

“We are excited to add Robert to our team,” said Browns Executive Vice President of Football Operations Sashi Brown. “Robert possesses a unique skill set at the quarterback position. He has played at a high level in this league and is intent on doing everything in his power to return to that level on a consistent basis. After meeting with him, having him work out for us and doing our diligent research, we felt it was right to grant him an opportunity with our organization. We were able to see and feel his passion and commitment to re-establishing himself as a starting quarterback in this league and his embrace of the hard work that will be is essential to his development. We’ve been clear on the importance of improving and stabilizing the quarterback position for our franchise. We have said that the draft is and will be our primary focus, but we will always look to complement the draft through free agency, and this is one of those examples. We look forward to working with Robert and getting him in the building with his teammates at the start of the offseason program on April 4.”

“We are excited about Robert joining the Cleveland Browns,” said Browns Head Coach Hue Jackson. “He brings starting experience to our team and organization. He’s a young, athletic, talented passer and he’s really just starting out in this league. Just like every player on our team, Robert will have to earn every opportunity he gets. He will compete with the rest of the quarterbacks on our roster and he helps improve our QB room, which was one of my goals upon taking the job. It’s a special room and we want to put special people and players in that room. We are looking forward to working with Robert, as well as the rest of the quarterbacks on our roster. We have a lot of work to do to prepare to be the best QB room in the NFL and we look forward to the challenge that lies ahead.”

“I’m excited about the opportunity to join the Dawg Pound and help build something here in Cleveland,” Griffin said. “Coach Hue and Pep (Hamilton), I had a great meeting with them. I really believe in what they preach and how they can help not only me as a player but this team win games and that’s what we’re all about.

“I’m just excited to come in and compete. Nothing’s ever been given to me in my life, so I just want to go out and compete with the guys and grow with this team. I feel like that’s all I’m really focused on. I cherish the opportunity to get another chance to play this beautiful game.”

Griffin is 6-2, 218 pounds and entering his fifth NFL season out of Baylor. Originally selected by Washington with the second overall pick in 2012, Griffin has appeared in 37 games with 35 starts. He has completed 679 of 1,063 passes (63.9 percent) for 8,097 yards with 40 touchdowns, 23 interceptions and a 90.6 rating. He has added 1,480 career rushing yards with eight scores.

Griffin set NFL rookie records for passer rating (102.4), interception percentage (1.27) and rushing yards by a quarterback (815) en route to being named 2012 Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year and a Pro Bowl selection. He led the Redskins to a 10-6 record and their first division title in 13 years. Griffin totaled 3,200 passing yards with 20 touchdowns and five interceptions, while adding 815 rushing yards and seven touchdowns.

Starting 13 games in 2013, Griffin recorded a career-high 3,203 passing yards, as he became the fifth quarterback in NFL history to record 3,000 passing yards in each of his first two seasons. He started seven games in 2014 and registered 1,694 passing yards. Last season, he was inactive 15 games and dressed but did not play in another. He was released by Washington on March 7.

He started 40 games at Baylor and earned the Heisman Trophy following the 2011 season. He completed 800 of 1,192 career passes (67.1 percent) for 10,366 yards with 78 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. He added 2,254 rushing yards with 33 touchdowns.  In 2011, Griffin led Baylor (10-3) to its first 10-win season since 1980, as well as the program’s first bowl victory in 19 years. Griffin graduated from Copperas Cove (Texas) High School and set numerous high school and college track and field records. He was born in Japan, where his parents were stationed for the military.

 

BROWN WAIVE JOHNNY MANZIEL

Browns Official Press Release 3-11-16

 BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns have waived QB Johnny Manziel.

Manziel appeared in 14 games with eight starts after being selected by the Browns in first round of the 2014 draft. He completed 147 of 258 passes for 1,675 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions. He added 259 rushing yards and one score. Last season, Manziel started six games and threw for 1,500 yards with seven touchdowns and five interceptions, while adding 230 rushing yards.

 

 

 

10 REASONS WHY HUE JACKSON IS A GOOD HIRE AS THE BROWNS NEW HEAD COACH

In my opinion, Hue Jackson is the right choice from the the candidates interviewed by Jimmy Haslam and the Browns to be their next head coach and here’s why I believe that:

He has previous NFL head coaching experience with the Oakland Raiders in 2011.

He has experience as an NFL and college Offense Coordinator most recently with the Cincinnati Bengals, as well as the OC with the Raiders, Falcons and Redskins. In college he called plays for USC and Cal.

He has experience in many different NFL coaching roles with 5 different NFL teams (Redskins, Falcons, Ravens, Raiders and Bengals) during his 15 years in the National Football League.

He comes from the Cincinnati Bengals, a team in your division, so he already knows all three teams in the AFC North that you play twice a year and must beat to win the division.

He has experience in working with quarterbacks from being an OC and QB coach in the NFL, while also playing the quarterback position in college at Pacific.

He has experience working for a dysfunctional NFL franchise from when he was the head coach in 2011 with the Oakland Raiders. He guided them to an 8-8 record, still their best record in the last 5 years.

He has playoff coaching experience as an assistant from throughout his NFL career.

You strengthen the Cleveland Browns with an experienced head coach and also at the same time, you weaken one of your rivals in the Cincinnati Bengals who won the division in 2015.

With his 15 years in the National Football League with 5 different teams and with different coaches, he should be able to put together a solid coaching staff.

Addition by subtraction! He’s not Mike Pettine, Rob Chudzinski or Pat Shurmur. The Browns actually got a head coach they wanted instead of having to settle for their third fourth or fifth choice.
#TurnAroundBrowns

Browns Part Ways With General Manager Ray Farmer, Head Coach Mike Pettine

Here is the official press release from the Cleveland Browns on the firings of Ray Farmer and Mike Pettine with thoughts from team owner Jimmy Haslam.

BEREA, Ohio – The Cleveland Browns on Sunday night relieved General Manager Ray Farmer and Head Coach Mike Pettine of their duties.

Mike Pettine and Ray Farmer - Courtesy of AP

Farmer joined the organization in March of 2013 as the Assistant General Manager and was promoted to General Manager in February of 2014.

Pettine was named the 15th full-time head coach of the Browns on January 23, 2013. In two full seasons with the team, he compiled at 10-22 record.

Jimmy Haslam Standing Photo

Owner Jimmy Haslam released the following statement:

“We greatly appreciate Ray’s and Mike’s dedication and hard work while with the Cleveland Browns. We’ve made this decision because we don’t believe our football team was positioned well for the future. We are all disappointed with where we are and we take full responsibility. We will approach the search for our next football coach and executives to lead our football operations with a clear vision regarding what we need to do to build a successful organization. We will be methodical in looking for strong, smart leaders with high character who are relentlessly driven to improve our football team, willing to look at every resource possible to improve, and who embrace collaboration to ultimately make the best decisions for the Cleveland Browns. We are fully committed to bringing our fans the winning organization they so clearly deserve.”

Owner Jimmy Haslam will be available to the media in the postgame press conference room at FirstEnergy Stadium at approximately 8 p.m. tonight. Accredited media may park in the North Port Authority lot and should enter through the west service-level gate.

 

 

PODCAST – KENNY RODA 1 ON 1 WITH TIM COUCH

What did former Browns QB TIM COUCH have to say about Josh McCown being named the starter vs Oakland, dealing with concussions, hometown boos and Johnny Manziel’s future? Listen here as he joined me today on the Kenny Roda Show on News-Talk 1480 WHBC – http://cdn.stationcaster.com/…/mpeg/TIM_COUCH-1443038676.mp3

Tim Couch Photo

 

McCOWN CLEARED TO PLAY, WILL START vs RAIDERS

 

Veteran QB to return to practice Wednesday

 By: Andrew Gribble, ClevelandBrowns.com Senior Staff Writer

BEREA, Ohio – Josh McCown is out of the NFL’s concussion protocol and is set to make his second start of the season Sunday against the Oakland Raiders at FirstEnergy Stadium, Head Coach Mike Pettine announced Wednesday.

McCown was injured at the end of Cleveland’s first offensive series of the season. He completed 5-of-8 passes for 49 yards and ran three times for 23 yards.

McCown will be on the practice field this afternoon when the Browns begin their on-field preparations for the Raiders.

 

BROWNS SIGN QB AUSTIN DAVIS AND ADD 2 MORE TO PRACTICE SQUAD

 

OFFICIAL CLEVELAND BROWNS PRESS RELEASE

Browns Helmet Sideways Photo

BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns on Monday signed QB Austin Davis to the 53-man roster and signed OL Garth Gerhart and DL Dylan Wynn to the practice squad. In addition, the club placed DB Charles Gaines (hamstring) on injured reserve – designated for return.

Davis is 6-2, 221-pounds and in his fourth NFL season out of Southern Mississippi. Originally signed by St. Louis as an undrafted free agent in 2012, Davis made his NFL debut last year appearing in 10 games (eight starts) with the Rams. He completed 180 of 284 passes (63.4 percent) for 2,001 yards with 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions. He set USM single-season and career records for passing yards, touchdowns and completion percentage. A native of Collinsville, Miss., Davis graduated from West Lauderdale High School.

Gaines, a sixth round pick this year, will be eligible to return to practice Week 6 and eligible to play Week 8.

Gerhart is 6-1, 310 pounds and officially in his second NFL season out of Arizona State. He re-joins the Browns after initially signing with the club as an undrafted free agent in 2012 and spent that season on the club’s practice squad. He appeared in two games with the Packers last season. His brother, Toby, is a running back for the Jaguars.  A native of Corona, Calif., Gerhart graduated from Norco High School.

Wynn signed with the Browns as an undrafted free agent in May and was waived during final roster cuts.

The practice squad is now at the NFL maximum 10 players.