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Is Crowell still Cleveland's top back?

Isaiah Crowell is the most athletically-gifted back for the Browns. If he can stay the No. 1 option ahead of Terrence West and rookie Duke Johnson, look for Crowell to put up big numbers. Fantasy X factors

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Manziel not the man in first practice

Johnny Manziel's first practice of his second season didn't start well. His first four drop backs went: Sack, sack, pass almost intercepted and pass batted down. Josh McCown worked with the first team and Manziel worked with the backups.

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Browns' Ekpre-Olomu (knee) likely out for season

Rookie cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, a seventh-round draft pick of the Cleveland Browns in May, is likely to miss the 2015 season as he continues to recover from a knee injury.

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McCown, Mack among worst contracts

The Browns are well represented on Bill Barnwell's list of the NFL's worst deals. Getting in a bidding war for Josh McCown isn't a good idea. Neither is paying a center a boatload of cash. Grantland: All-bad-contract team

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NFL Nation Buzz: Cleveland Browns

Pat McManamon weighs in on the durability of quarterback Josh McCown and the importance of the preseason for backup Johnny Manziel.

Browns Searching For Starting Back

The Browns were the only NFL team to have three running backs with 100 carries apiece in 2014. The contest for the starting role could shake out once they put the pads on. Yates: Position battles (Insider)

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Mack cleared as full participant in Browns camp

Center Alex Mack, who missed 11 games last season with a broken ankle, will be full-go when the Cleveland Browns open training camp Thursday, coach Mike Pettine said.

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Pettine: Manziel could win starting job

While Johnny Manziel enters camp as the No. 2 QB, coach Mike Pettine says, "I wouldn't say I'm guaranteeing today that Josh McCown is going to be the starter against the Jets. A lot can happen in preseason."

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Pettine leaves door open for Manziel to be starter

Johnny Manziel begins training camp as the Cleveland Browns' backup, but coach Mike Pettine said Manziel can still win the starting QB job based on performance.

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McManamon: Manziel has positives in camp

ESPN NFL Nation Browns reporter Pat McManamon talks with Sarah Spain and Prim Siripipat about question marks surrounding Cleveland's offense including early reports on Johnny Manziel's offseason.

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