Ben Donahue
Ben Donahue
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Over 25 years of experience in sports including coach, athletic director, game day operations, media relations, football operations, and scout. Ben currently writes for Browns Nation as well as profootballhistory.com. His first book, The Rise of Washington State University Football: The Erickson and Price Years is available through Arcadia Publishing. To read more of Ben’s work, head to donahuesports on Twitter.
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Shawn Porter Reveals His Thoughts On Deshaun Watson

Shawn Porter prepares for the start of a welterweight title fight against WBO champion Terence Crawford at Michelob ULTRA Arena on November 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
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Browns Defender Discusses Myles Garrett's Latest Injury Scare

Myles Garrett #95 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates after a sack during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 01, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
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Analyst Raves About 1 Browns Position Group After Ravens Game

The helmet of Christian Yount #57 of the Cleveland Browns sits on the turf before the start of the Browns and Baltimore Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland. Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
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Ravens Are Making Notable Signing Ahead Of Browns Game

A detail of a Baltimore Ravens helmet prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium on January 01, 2023 in Baltimore, Maryland. Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
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Tony Rizzo Makes Big Projection For Browns Against Lamar Jackson

Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens runs with the ball against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on October 23, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
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Graphic Shows Myles Garrett's Efficiency At Creating Pressure

Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals is sacked by Myles Garrett #95 of the Cleveland Browns during the second half at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 10, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
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Global Music Superstar Admits To Being A Browns Fan

A Cleveland Browns helmet lays in the end zone before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Ravens defeat the Browns 23-21. Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
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Reporter Notes Browns Could 'Get Out' Of Deshaun Watson’s Contract

Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns runs the ball against Kwon Alexander #54 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Acrisure Stadium on September 18, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
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NFL Fines Deshaun Watson For 3 Violations Against Steelers

Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns looks to pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Acrisure Stadium on September 18, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
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Minkah Fitzpatrick Breaks Silence On His Nick Chubb Tackle

Nick Chubb #24 of the Cleveland Browns looks on during warmups before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
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Denzel Ward Talks About Going Against Derrick Henry This Week

Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans walks off of the field after defeating the Cleveland Browns 43-13 at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 8, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
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Pat McAfee Names Intriguing Star As An Option To Replace Nick Chubb

Former Colts punter Pat McAfee watches the Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns joint training camp practice on August 14, 2019 at the Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, IN. Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
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Jim Schwartz Has Made Unique Request To Browns Defenders

Grant Delpit #22 of the Cleveland Browns reacts after a play against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of the game at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 24, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
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Analyst Says Browns Can Beat 'Anyone' In The NFL

Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates a rushing touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 10, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
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Tony Rizzo Notes 1 Major Factor In Browns' Win Over Bengals

Nick Chubb #24 of the Cleveland Browns plays against the Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 10, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
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Stats Show How Impressive Browns' Defense Was In Win Over Bengals

Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals is sacked by Myles Garrett #95 of the Cleveland Browns during the second half at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 10, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
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Myles Garrett Notes The Importance Of Beating The Bengals

Myles Garrett #95 and Sione Takitaki #44 of the Cleveland Browns celebrate after a defensive play during the second half of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 31, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
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Analyst Names Surprising HC To Replace Kevin Stefanski

Head coach Kevin Stefanski of the Cleveland Browns looks on in the first half of a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on December 11, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
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Dustin Hopkins Gets Candid On Kicking In Browns Stadium

Cleveland Browns fans in the stands during the game against the Chicago Bears at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
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Browns Analyst Speaks On The Future Of Austin Watkins Jr.

Austin Watkins Jr. #80 of the Cleveland Browns scores a 22-yard touchdown during the second half of the 2023 Pro Hall of Fame Game against the New York Jets at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on August 3, 2023 in Canton, Ohio. Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
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Browns Nation Contributing Writer Has First Book Published

Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
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NFL Insider Details Browns Trade With Patriots

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Stats Show Dawand Jones Is Dominating In The NFL Preseason

Dawand Jones #74 of the Cleveland Browns blocks Nolan Smith #3 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half of the preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on August 17, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
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Pat McAfee Raves About Dorian Thompson-Robinson's Performances

Dorian Thompson-Robinson #17 of the Cleveland Browns passes during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on August 17, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ben Donahue • 7 months ago
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Analyst Offers Explanation To Kevin Stefanski's Comments On Cade York

Cade York #3 of the Cleveland Browns kicks a field goal during the first quarter against the Washington Commanders at FedExField on January 01, 2023 in Landover, Maryland. Ben Donahue • 7 months ago
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Browns Defender Reveals His Thoughts About Joint Practice With Eagles

Linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah #6 and defensive end Ogbo Okoronkwo #54 of the Cleveland Browns celebrate a stop during the first half of a preseason game against the Washington Commanders at Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 11, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. Ben Donahue • 7 months ago
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Stats Show Dorian Thompson-Robinson Is Having A Remarkable Preseason

Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson #17 of the Cleveland Browns looks for a pass during the second half of a preseason game against the Washington Commanders at Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 11, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Commanders defeated the Browns. Ben Donahue • 7 months ago
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Joe Thomas Reveals The Moment He Knew Johnny Manziel Would Fail With Browns

Cleveland Browns Quarterback and former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel celebrates with the team after the Southwest Classic football game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Texas A&M Aggies played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Texas A&M defeats Arkansas 35-28 in overtime. Ben Donahue • 7 months ago
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Tony Rizzo Has Big Reaction To Johnny Manziel Netflix Documentary

Johnny Manziel watches play between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Arkansas Razorbacks during the Southwest Classic at AT&T Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. Ben Donahue • 7 months ago
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Browns Receiver Expected To Miss Several Weeks Due To Knee Injury

A Cleveland Browns helmet lays in the end zone before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Ravens defeat the Browns 23-21. Ben Donahue • 7 months ago
Shawn Porter prepares for the start of a welterweight title fight against WBO champion Terence Crawford at Michelob ULTRA Arena on November 20, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Shawn Porter Reveals His Thoughts On Deshaun Watson

  As long as there has been football, coaches have preached to their athletes to “prac... Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
Myles Garrett #95 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates after a sack during the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns Stadium on October 01, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Browns Defender Discusses Myles Garrett's Latest Injury Scare

  This past Sunday, the Cleveland Browns lost to division-rival Baltimore, 28-3. The... Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
The helmet of Christian Yount #57 of the Cleveland Browns sits on the turf before the start of the Browns and Baltimore Ravens game at M&T Bank Stadium on December 24, 2011 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Analyst Raves About 1 Browns Position Group After Ravens Game

  The Cleveland Browns came back down to terra firma on Sunday after their humiliating 2... Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
A detail of a Baltimore Ravens helmet prior to the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium on January 01, 2023 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Ravens Are Making Notable Signing Ahead Of Browns Game

  The Baltimore Ravens have been hit hard by injuries in 2023 and the team added five mo... Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
Quarterback Lamar Jackson #8 of the Baltimore Ravens runs with the ball against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium on October 23, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Tony Rizzo Makes Big Projection For Browns Against Lamar Jackson

  The Cleveland Browns defense hasn’t given fans much to cheer about the past few seas... Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals is sacked by Myles Garrett #95 of the Cleveland Browns during the second half at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 10, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Graphic Shows Myles Garrett's Efficiency At Creating Pressure

  The Cleveland Browns are currently 2-1 and the primary reason is because of their defe... Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
A Cleveland Browns helmet lays in the end zone before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Ravens defeat the Browns 23-21.
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Global Music Superstar Admits To Being A Browns Fan

  After their dominating victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, the Cleveland Brow... Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns runs the ball against Kwon Alexander #54 of the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Acrisure Stadium on September 18, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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Reporter Notes Browns Could 'Get Out' Of Deshaun Watson’s Contract

  On Saturday, word spread around the sports world that Cleveland Browns quarterback Des... Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns looks to pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at Acrisure Stadium on September 18, 2023 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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NFL Fines Deshaun Watson For 3 Violations Against Steelers

  Through the first two weeks of the 2023 season, Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun W... Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
Nick Chubb #24 of the Cleveland Browns looks on during warmups before the game against the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on October 02, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Minkah Fitzpatrick Breaks Silence On His Nick Chubb Tackle

  Last Monday night, Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb sustained a serious knee i... Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
Derrick Henry #22 of the Tennessee Titans walks off of the field after defeating the Cleveland Browns 43-13 at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 8, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Denzel Ward Talks About Going Against Derrick Henry This Week

  The Cleveland Browns and the running back position have been in the news a lot this we... Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
Former Colts punter Pat McAfee watches the Indianapolis Colts and Cleveland Browns joint training camp practice on August 14, 2019 at the Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield, IN.
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Pat McAfee Names Intriguing Star As An Option To Replace Nick Chubb

  On Monday night, the Cleveland Browns lost star running back Nick Chubb for the remain... Ben Donahue • 5 months ago
Grant Delpit #22 of the Cleveland Browns reacts after a play against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of the game at FirstEnergy Stadium on December 24, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Jim Schwartz Has Made Unique Request To Browns Defenders

  The NFL has long been called the “No Fun League” and the league’s rulebook even... Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
Deshaun Watson #4 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates a rushing touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 10, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Analyst Says Browns Can Beat 'Anyone' In The NFL

  The Cleveland Browns began the 2023 season on a high note. In Week 1, Cleveland met... Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
Nick Chubb #24 of the Cleveland Browns plays against the Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 10, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Tony Rizzo Notes 1 Major Factor In Browns' Win Over Bengals

  The Cleveland Browns began the 2023 season with a spectacular 24-3 thrashing of in-sta... Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
Joe Burrow #9 of the Cincinnati Bengals is sacked by Myles Garrett #95 of the Cleveland Browns during the second half at Cleveland Browns Stadium on September 10, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Stats Show How Impressive Browns' Defense Was In Win Over Bengals

  As much as Cleveland Browns fans should be cautious after one win, it’s hard not to... Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
Myles Garrett #95 and Sione Takitaki #44 of the Cleveland Browns celebrate after a defensive play during the second half of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium on October 31, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Myles Garrett Notes The Importance Of Beating The Bengals

  For the past two years, the Cleveland Browns have fallen far short of preseason expect... Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
Head coach Kevin Stefanski of the Cleveland Browns looks on in the first half of a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on December 11, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Analyst Names Surprising HC To Replace Kevin Stefanski

  This year marks Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski’s fourth season with the... Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
Cleveland Browns fans in the stands during the game against the Chicago Bears at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 26, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Dustin Hopkins Gets Candid On Kicking In Browns Stadium

  Former Cleveland Browns kicker Phil Dawson booted footballs for the organization for 1... Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
Austin Watkins Jr. #80 of the Cleveland Browns scores a 22-yard touchdown during the second half of the 2023 Pro Hall of Fame Game against the New York Jets at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium on August 3, 2023 in Canton, Ohio.
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Browns Analyst Speaks On The Future Of Austin Watkins Jr.

  Every year at this time, NFL fans inevitably have their hearts broken when their team... Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
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Browns Nation Contributing Writer Has First Book Published

    “College football coaches can’t spend all their time developing prolific off... Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
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NFL Insider Details Browns Trade With Patriots

  The preseason may be over for the Cleveland Browns, but the team continues to fine-tun... Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
Dawand Jones #74 of the Cleveland Browns blocks Nolan Smith #3 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the first half of the preseason game at Lincoln Financial Field on August 17, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Stats Show Dawand Jones Is Dominating In The NFL Preseason

  The NFL preseason is a time for rookies, backups, and recently signed free agents to s... Ben Donahue • 6 months ago
Dorian Thompson-Robinson #17 of the Cleveland Browns passes during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on August 17, 2023 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Pat McAfee Raves About Dorian Thompson-Robinson's Performances

  Through three preseason games, there is no doubt that Cleveland Browns rookie quarterb... Ben Donahue • 7 months ago
Cade York #3 of the Cleveland Browns kicks a field goal during the first quarter against the Washington Commanders at FedExField on January 01, 2023 in Landover, Maryland.
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Analyst Offers Explanation To Kevin Stefanski's Comments On Cade York

  The struggle is real for the Cleveland Browns' second-year kicker Cade York. Drafte... Ben Donahue • 7 months ago
Linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah #6 and defensive end Ogbo Okoronkwo #54 of the Cleveland Browns celebrate a stop during the first half of a preseason game against the Washington Commanders at Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 11, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Browns Defender Reveals His Thoughts About Joint Practice With Eagles

  There’s a saying that goes, “If you want to be a winner, hang around with winners.... Ben Donahue • 7 months ago
Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson #17 of the Cleveland Browns looks for a pass during the second half of a preseason game against the Washington Commanders at Cleveland Browns Stadium on August 11, 2023 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Commanders defeated the Browns.
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Stats Show Dorian Thompson-Robinson Is Having A Remarkable Preseason

  After two preseason football games, Dorian Thompson-Robinson is further proof that good va... Ben Donahue • 7 months ago
Cleveland Browns Quarterback and former Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel celebrates with the team after the Southwest Classic football game between the Arkansas Razorbacks and the Texas A&M Aggies played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Texas A&M defeats Arkansas 35-28 in overtime.
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Joe Thomas Reveals The Moment He Knew Johnny Manziel Would Fail With Browns

  This week's release of the Netflix documentary Johnny Football about former Cleveland Brow... Ben Donahue • 7 months ago
Johnny Manziel watches play between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Arkansas Razorbacks during the Southwest Classic at AT&T Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Arlington, Texas.
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Tony Rizzo Has Big Reaction To Johnny Manziel Netflix Documentary

  In the spring of 2014, it could be argued that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manzie... Ben Donahue • 7 months ago
A Cleveland Browns helmet lays in the end zone before the game against the Baltimore Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Ravens defeat the Browns 23-21.
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Browns Receiver Expected To Miss Several Weeks Due To Knee Injury

  There’s nothing more frustrating for NFL hopefuls than to have all their hard work d... Ben Donahue • 7 months ago