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Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) talks with offensive tackle Jack Conklin (78) and guard Joel Bitonio (75) during practice at the NFL football team's training facility Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, in Berea, Ohio. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Browns' Mayfield admits he was 'lost' in chaotic 2019 season

Aug. 14, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Baker Mayfield knew he needed to drop some weight, and maybe a little of the attitude. If there was anything the Browns' self-assured quarterback learned during a chaotic, losing 2019 season in Cleveland it was that he had to change. “I would say I lost myself not having that...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter (64) lines up against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. The Browns center and NFLPA president says he will push for daily testing for the coronavirus as the NFL ramps up to a possible season. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

Browns starting C Tretter sidelined after procedure on knee

Aug. 14, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns starting center JC Tretter underwent a surgical procedure on his knee Thursday and could be out for an extended period. First-year coach Kevin Stefanski revealed Tretter's unexpected surgery at the start of his Zoom call with reporters on Friday. Stefanski did not...

Former NFL player sentenced to prison on drug charge

Aug. 12, 2020 2:59 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A former NFL player was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday for conspiring to distribute 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilograms) of marijuana and money laundering, federal prosecutors said. Richard Dwight Alston, 39, engaged in a multi-year, cross-country conspiracy to traffic in large...

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2020, filer photo AFC wide receiver Jarvis Landry, of the Cleveland Browns, runs the ball up the field during the NFL Pro Bowl football game against the NFC in Orlando, Fla. Landry was activated from the physically unable to perform list, clearing the way for him to practice in training camp following offseason hip surgery. Landry has not missed a game in six NFL seasons. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)

Browns' star receiver Landry activated from injury list

Aug. 8, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry was activated from the physically unable to perform list, clearing the way for him to practice in training camp following offseason hip surgery. Landry has not missed a game in six NFL seasons. That streak has been in doubt after he underwent an extensive...

FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield scrambles during the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Cleveland. Looking back, Browns rookie coach Kevin Stefanski is now thrilled he decided to take a trip to Texas in March to visit Baker Mayfield. During a Zoom conference call on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, Stefanski revealed that he went to Austin and spent time with Mayfield. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Face time: Browns' Stefanski visited QB Mayfield in February

Aug. 7, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Looking back, Browns rookie coach Kevin Stefanski is thankful he took a trip to Texas in February and visited Baker Mayfield. It would be four months before he'd see his quarterback in person again. “I didn’t know about this global pandemic," Stefanski quipped. During a Zoom...

Coach Danny Chavez aids 14-year-old Estevan Rodriguez during boxing practice Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, at West Texas Knockout Boxing Club in Odessa, Texas. Both are wearing masks to abide by the boxing club's health and safety rules, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Tuesday was the club's first day open since late March. (Eli Hartman/Odessa American via AP)

The Latest: AAC to play 8 conference games, up to 12 total

Aug. 5, 2020 3:58 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The American Athletic Conference says it will keep its eight-game conference football schedule in place and allow its 11 schools to play up to four nonconference games. The AAC also announced it could move the date of its...

FILE - In this Dec. 15, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter (64) lines up against the Arizona Cardinals during the first half of an NFL football game in Glendale, Ariz. The Browns center and NFLPA president says he will push for daily testing for the coronavirus as the NFL ramps up to a possible season. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)

NFLPA president, Browns C Tretter wants daily COVID testing

Aug. 5, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — One union took precedence when Browns center JC Tretter considered whether to play in 2020 — his growing family. The NFLPA's new president, who has spent the past few months fighting to make sure players are protected from the COVID-19 virus, carefully weighed the risks of...

FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, Miami Marlins' Jonathan Villar, left, Jesus Aguilar, center, and Jon Berti wait to bat during a baseball scrimmage at Marlins Park in Miami. Marlins CEO Derek Jeter blamed the team's coronavirus outbreak on a collective false sense of security that made players lax about social distancing and wearing masks. Infected were 21 members of the team's traveling party, including at least 18 players. None is seriously ill, Jeter said Monday, and he expects all to return this season.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

The Latest: Marlins a late arrival for 1st game in 9 days

Aug. 4, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Miami Marlins are scheduled to end an eight-day hiatus with a game at Camden Yards, although getting to that point has not been easy. Major League Baseball released a statement around three hours before the scheduled 7:35...

FILE - In this Dec. 29, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. catches a pass before an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Cincinnati. Cleveland general manager Andrew Berry said Tuesday that Beckham has been fully committed to reporting to the team's facility. (AP Photo/Gary Landers, File)

Browns pleased with "engaged" Beckham so far in camp

Aug. 4, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — While there's no guarantee Odell Beckham Jr. will stay quiet, the Cleveland Browns are confident their outspoken star receiver won't be bolting from training camp. Beckham had recently questioned the NFL's decision to push forward and play the 2020 season despite the COVID-19 virus...

FILE - In this July 24, 2020, file photo, members of the St. Louis Cardinals wait to be introduced before the start of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in St. Louis. The Cardinals 4-game series against the Detroit Tigers was postponed Monday, Aug. 3, 2020, after more Cardinals players and staff staffers test positive for COVD-19. The series was to have been played in Detroit from Tuesday through Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

The Latest: Indiana St pauses football workouts .

Aug. 3, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Indiana State has paused football workouts for two weeks after six players tested positive for COVID-19. Coach Curt Mallory told players, coaches and support staff everyone must quarantine for 14 days. The athletic department...