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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


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.

Can Manziel win starting job in Cleveland? (6:45)
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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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Thomas makes excellence look routine

Now with eight Pro Bowl selections in as many seasons, Joe Thomas is well on his way to Canton. The ever-reliable left tackle easily makes the top 20 in Bill Barnwell's player rankings. Grantland: NFL top 100

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Jon Gruden spends time tutoring Johnny Manziel

As he works to put a disastrous rookie season behind him, Johnny Manziel worked with QB guru Jon Gruden this week ahead of reporting to training camp.

Johnny Football 2.0 (6:06)
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5dPat McManamon

Cleveland Browns 53-man roster projection's Pat McManamon predicts the 53-man roster for the Cleveland Browns for the 2015 season as the team gets set to enter training camp.


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