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Browns sign LB Jacob Phillips, third-round pick from LSU

Jul. 13, 2020 12:41 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have signed LSU linebacker and third-round pick Jacob Phillips, leaving safety Grant Delpit as their only unsigned 2020 selection. Phillips was taken with the No. 97 overall pick by the Browns, who have overhauled their linebacking unit after not re-signing free agents...

Ricardo Zapata, left, a photographer for the Los Angeles Angels, has his temperature taken by Sarah Morris before entering Angels Stadium for baseball practice on Monday, July 6, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. New protocols like temperature checks, social distancing, and limiting amount of people allowed in sports venues have been put in place due to the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The Latest: California CCAA moving all sports to the spring

Jul. 9, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The California Community College Athletic Association is moving all sports, even football, to the spring. The decision announced Thursday was one of three potential scenarios approved by the CCCAA Board of Directors last month....

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2020, file photo, Alabama offensive lineman Jedrick Wills runs a drill at the NFL football scouting combine in Indianapolis. The Cleveland Browns have signed rookie tackle Wills, their first-round draft pick who will try to slide over to the left side in the NFL. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)

Browns sign 'Bama tackle Wills, team's first-round pick

Jul. 7, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jedrick Wills has slid into place for the Browns. The former Alabama star right tackle, who will attempt to slide over to the left side for Cleveland, signed his four-year, $19.7 million contract on Tuesday, two weeks before he's scheduled to report to his first NFL training camp. The deal...

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns defensive end Olivier Vernon fights past a block by New England Patriots offensive tackle Marcus Cannon, rear, in the second half of an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. The Browns have reconstructed defensive end Olivier Vernon's contract for next season, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. Vernon's future with the Browns seemed uncertain as he was set to make $15.25 million in 2020. But the club reworked his deal and he'll earn $11 million, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team is not publicly disclosing the agreement.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

AP source: Browns restructure DE Olivier Vernon's contract

Jul. 7, 2020 5:36 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Olivier Vernon's status with the Browns has more certainty. So does his paycheck. The defensive end, whose future in Cleveland seemed in doubt for months, has renegotiated his contract for next season, a person familiar with the talks told the Associated Press on Tuesday. Vernon's days...

FILE - Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku celebrates after the Browns defeated the Cincinnati Bengals 27-19 in an NFL football game, Dec. 8, 2019 in Cleveland. Agent Drew Rosenhaus has asked the Browns to trade tight end and former first-round draft pick David Njoku, a person familiar with the request told the Associated Press on Friday, July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/David Richard, file)

AP Source: Agent asks Browns to trade tight end David Njoku

Jul. 3, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Agent Drew Rosenhaus has asked the Cleveland Browns to trade tight end and former first-round draft pick David Njoku, a person familiar with the request told The Associated Press on Friday. Rosenhaus wants his client out of Cleveland, but the Browns, who picked up the fifth-year contract...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2020, file photo, Philadelphia Eagles strong safety Malcolm Jenkins speaks with members of the media at the NFL football team's practice facility in Philadelphia. NFLPA president JC Tretter warned players they have to

NFL players raise concerns on playing, others ignore advice

Jul. 1, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

Some NFL players are raising concerns about playing football amid the coronavirus pandemic while others are ignoring advice of medical experts by working out with teammates. JC Tretter, a center on the Cleveland Browns and president of the NFL Players Association, wrote an open letter to players on Tuesday,...

FILE - This Feb. 5, 2020, file photo shows Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski, left, and general manager Andrew Berry posing for a photo after speaking during a news conference at the NFL football team's training facility in Berea, Ohio. Dismayed by George Floyd's tragic death in Minneapolis yet strengthened by the nationwide wave of protests that followed, Berry, one of only two Black general managers in the NFL, felt compelled to do more. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, Fle)

GM Berry, Browns launch racial justice initiative for change

Jun. 25, 2020 1:39 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Berry was moved emotionally, and eventually into action. Dismayed by George Floyd's tragic death in Minneapolis, yet strengthened by the nationwide wave of protests that followed, Berry, Browns vice president of football operations and one of only two Black general managers in the...

FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) stands on the field before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, in Cleveland. Scared he jeopardized his NFL career when police found a small amount of marijuana in his car during a traffic stop, Hunt, who served an eight-game league suspension last season for physical altercations while with Kansas City, said Monday, June 22, 2020, that he's grateful the Browns have stood by him.(AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Browns' Hunt 'blessed' for another chance after traffic stop

Jun. 22, 2020 2:28 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kareem Hunt knows he's run out of second chances. “I've got to do better,” he said. Scared he jeopardized his NFL career when police found a small amount of marijuana in the Browns running back's car during a traffic stop, Hunt, who served an eight-game league suspension last...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone speaks with members of the media after the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Jacksonville, Fla. When the coronavirus pandemic forced everyone indoors — away from their everyday environments — creativity was the key. Marrone held weekly contests for his team, including a cooking competition last month with judging based solely on appearance and presentation. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton, File)

NFL teams went high-tech for team bonding this offseason

Jun. 20, 2020 10:34 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — NFL players and coaches went home in March and stayed there for the next few months, along with most of the world. Football pads were replaced by iPads. Handshakes and high-fives gave way to emojis and video chats. When the coronavirus pandemic forced everyone indoors — away from...

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019 file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) passes against the Baltimore Ravens during the second half of an NFL football game in Cleveland. Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield plans to kneel during the national anthem this upcoming season to support protests of social injustice, police brutality and racism, Saturday, June 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Mayfield "absolutely" will kneel during national anthem

Jun. 13, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield plans to kneel during the national anthem this upcoming season to support protests of social injustice, police brutality and racism. In answering a post from a fan on his Instagram account Saturday that pleaded with him not to kneel, Mayfield...