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Browns release Leon McFadden

The Browns are parting ways with their third-round pick from the 2013 NFL Draft. The club will waive cornerback Leon McFadden, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Saturday. PFT has confirmed the Browns will release McFadden, a San Diego State product. McFadden (5-10, 190) played in all 16 games for Cleveland in…

Browns releasing Chris Ogbonnaya

The Browns are set to part ways with a recent mainstay in their RB corps. The club will release tailback Chris Ogbonnaya, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. PFT has confirmed Ogbonnaya’s departure. A fifth-year pro, the 28-year-old Ogbonnaya has appeared in 42 regular season games since joining Cleveland in 2011,…

PFT Live 8/28: Mary Kay Cabot, PFT Planet

Mike Florio talks to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer about Josh Gordon’s one-year suspension and what it means for the Browns in the 2014 season. Mike also answers viewer questions about the Logan Mankins trade, Jim Harbaugh’s future in San Francisco, and when we might see Teddy Bridewater starting for the Vikings.…

Browns won’t let Josh Gordon play in CFL

The question of whether the CFL would welcome suspended Browns receiver Josh Gordon is complicated, convoluted, and ultimately irrelevant. As Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer said during Thursday’s PFT Live, the Browns won’t give Gordon permission to play in Canada.  A league source tells PFT that the Browns already have informed Gordon…

Shorties (An Interview with Margaret Atwood, The Best Overlooked Film Soundtracks, and more)

Vulture interviewed author Margaret Atwood. Word and Film listed the best overlooked film soundtracks. Time, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Wall Street Journal reviewed the new Haruki Murakami novel Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage. Bookworm interviewed author...

Brian Orakpo thought Johnny Manziel’s finger was “hilarious”

The NFL will likely not share their amusement, but apparently the recipients of Johnny Manziel’s Half-Bud Adams Salute thought it was funny. Via Tom Reed of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Washington outside linebacker Brian Orakpo used all 10 of his fingers to make Manziel’s “money” gesture after one of the three sacks Manziel took. “I didn’t…

Travis Benjamin Injury: Updates on Browns WR's Ribs and Return

As if worrying about the status of Josh Gordon wasn't enough for the Cleveland Browns, now they could be without Travis Benjamin. The Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot reported that Benjamin was being tested for a concussion by the team's...Show More Summary

At The Gay Games Opening Ceremony

3 weeks agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Cleveland Plain Dealer: Safe to say, not many sporting events would include a trio of drag singers lip-syncing "Proud Mary" as the opening number. Or an athlete from Mexico decked out in a sombrero -- and knee-high, red, platform boots and skimpy silver shorts. Show More Summary

Jim Brown says Browns receiver Josh Gordon needs to 'get his life together'

Cleveland Browns legend Jim Brown rarely pulls punches, and he wasn't likely to do so with Josh Gordon. Attending his first training camp of the year, Brown told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Gordon — the troubled receiver who is facing...Show More Summary

PFT Live Friday 8/8: Mary Kay Cabot

Mike Florio talks to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer about the Browns preseason opener against the Lions, the ongoing quarterback battle and Josh Gordon’s future with the team. Mike also answers viewer questions about Ben Roethlisberger, the Raiders chances in 2014, and more.  

Ohio contractor gets 28 months in prison for ordering dumping of fracking waste and lying about it

Mahoning River John Caniglia, at the Cleveland Plain Dealer, reports: The owner of a Youngstown oil-and-gas-drilling company was sentenced Tuesday to 28 months in prison for ordering employees to dump tens of thousands of gallons of fracking waste into a tributary of the Mahoning River. U.S. Show More Summary

ESPN suspends Dan Le Batard for two days after he admits trolling LeBron James on a billboard

3 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Dan Le Batard, a Miami-based journalist and radio host for ESPN, got a little too funny for his own good. After getting publicly, albeit politely, told off by the Cleveland Plain Dealer for allegedly attempting to purchase a full-page ad (likely written in comic sans) to troll LeBron James, Le Batard decided to make an even […]

Jim Brown says Browns receiver Josh Gordon needs to 'get his life together'

Cleveland Browns legend Jim Brown rarely pulls punches, and he wasn't likely to do so with Josh Gordon. Attending his first training camp of the year, Brown told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Gordon — the troubled receiver who appears...Show More Summary

Cleveland Newspaper Rejects Heat Fans' Ad Busting On LeBron

last monthSports : Deadspin

Dan Le Batard, as part of a stunt for his radio show, attempted to purchase a full-page ad in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. (A mockup, via @itsleooo, can be seen below.) It would have been paid for by interested Miamians via Kickstarter, and poked fun at LeBron James for not, as of yet, publicly thanking Miami fans. Read more...

Jason Pinkston absent, and neither he nor Browns will say why

Hard to believe as it may seem, the Browns currently employ football players not named Johnny Manziel.  As to one of them, a question has arisen regarding his employment. Via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, offensive lineman Jason Pinkston isn’t around.  And no one will say what’s going on. “I can assure…

You can become the LeBron James beat reporter for Cleveland.com

If you’ve wanted an opportunity to cover the NBA and LeBron James, you may want to consider applying to the Northeast Ohio Media Group. The owner of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland.com and several smaller Ohio newspapers is looking for a beat reporter to cover LeBron James and LeBron James only. This is similar to […]

Report: Johnny Manziel’s off-field actions have “alarmed” Browns

At the outset of Browns training camp comes a published report indicating the organization is concerned about Johnny Manziel’s off-field activities this offseason. Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, citing unnamed sources,...Show More Summary

Northeast Ohio Media Group seeks a LeBron reporter

Northeast Ohio Media Group, which recently advertised its Cavaliers-beat opening, is now looking for someone to cover LeBron James fulltime for Cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer. The ad describes this as “one of the most challenging...Show More Summary

From ‘Homecoming King’ to ‘End of an Era’: How newspaper front pages handled LeBron’s decision

2 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

On Friday we highlighted The Plain Dealer’s famous 2010 front page when LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat. Here’s how that newspaper — and others, from Ohio to Florida — handled his decision to return to Northeast...Show More Summary

Sneak peek at Sun-Sentinel front page: ‘LeGone’

2 months agoIndustries / Media : Media Wire

In Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, the front page of Saturday’s newspapers will be celebratory (here’s a look at The Plain Dealer’s). Throughout South Florida, the tone will likely be a little different. Here’s an early look at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s front page: The page is the work of designer Lillian Mayor and design director David Schutz. Show More Summary

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