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Fri, 15 May 2015 08:57:51 -0700
Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel has turned off head coach Mike Pettine, while general manager Ray Farmer, owner Jimmy Haslam and offensive coordinator John DeFilippo believe Manziel can be salvaged, according to a source.
Fantasy Tip: Pettine has installed Josh McCown as the starter entering training camp, and Manziel will have to earn the spot back. McCown obviously isn't the answer at 35, so the potential for Manziel is still there. At this rate, McCown is a low-end QB2, and Manziel shouldn't be drafted.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 17:26:09 -0700
Updating a previous story, Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer told NFL Media's Andrea Kremer Wednesday, April 29, he hasn't had any serious talks with Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster about trading for the No. 2 pick in Thursday's draft.
Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:26:32 -0700
Central Florida WR Breshad Perriman had dinner with Cleveland Browns executives recently, including general manager Ray Farmer.
Fantasy Tip: Perriman will be one of the top receivers to go in the 2015 NFL Draft, but his fantasy value depends on which team ends up drafting Perriman and what role he has.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:19:47 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer has been suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season for illegally texting coaches during games this past season. Farmer will not be allowed to enter any of the team's facilities or games during the suspension. The team will not lose any draft picks due to the incident but was fined $250,000.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 08:16:11 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer is expected to be suspended for texting during games. However, the team isn't expected to lose a draft pick, according to sources.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 15:23:24 -0700
The Cleveland Browns were informed at this week's NFL owners' meetings that they will face severe discipline, according to sources. General manager Ray Farmer acknowledged he violated the league's electronic policy by texting during games. The extent of the discipline is expected to be announced next week.
Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:17:37 -0800
Cleveland Browns president Alec Scheiner has denied trying to run the football operations of the organization after a CBSSports.com report said Scheiner was "involved in everything," doing "too much." Scheiner said he sometimes watches film with general manager Ray Farmer "to sit in there and try to learn and listen." "I like my role," Scheiner said. "I've got enough on my plate."
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:38:03 -0800
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer has admitted within the team that he sent text messages during games last season, Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said Wednesday, Feb. 11. Texting from front office personnel to coaches during a game is a violation of NFL rules, but Haslam said Farmer has the full support of the organization.
Wed, 04 Feb 2015 09:33:01 -0800
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer may be suspended up to four games and the team may be fined and lose draft picks for their role in violating the NFL electronic use policy by a team executive texting the sideline during a game over play calls.
Fri, 02 Jan 2015 11:04:38 -0800
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer will ultimately make the decision on his future, according to general manager Ray Farmer. "If he wants to be back, that leverage is definitely in his court to make that happen," Farmer said. "Assuming that we could agree to that deal, then that opportunity's available. If we can't come to that agreement, then he obviously would not be back. There's a lot of work to be done in that regard."
Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:35:47 -0800
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer said the team would not hesitate to draft a quarterback in the first round of the 2015 draft.
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:19:54 -0800
Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine and general manager Ray Farmer will not be fired, according to owner Jimmy Haslam.
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 00:20:42 -0800
The Cleveland Browns may look to upgrade the quarterback position in the offseason despite the presence of QB Johnny Manziel. League sources have said Browns general manger Ray Farmer has long been fascinated by Oregon QB Marcus Mariota, who is widely expected to be a top-five pick in the 2015 draft. Cleveland owns the 14th and 19th picks in the first round.
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:40:09 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer said in a statement that the team is disappointed with WR Josh Gordon's arrest, but the organization has stronger feelings about the situation.
Fantasy Tip: Gordon's season and possibly career could be in jeopardy because of his numerous off-field issues. Most owners probably can avoid him because of his possible suspension and off-field issues, but owners in very deep leagues could consider using a late-round flier on him in case he plays at some point in 2014.
Mon, 19 May 2014 14:22:25 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer announced the signings of the following players Monday, May 19: RB Jourdan Brooks (Bengals), WR Taylor Gabriel (Abilene Christian), OL Randall Harris (Towson), DL Jacobbi McDaniel (Florida State), DB Robert Nelson (Arizona State) and TE James Oboh (Towson). Per NFL policy, all undrafted free-agent contracts are three-year deals. Financial terms of the contracts were not disclosed.
Wed, 07 May 2014 11:02:46 -0700
Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said Tuesday, May 6, he will not interfere with the decision-making in this year's NFL Draft and that the calls will be up to general manager Ray Farmer. Cleveland holds the No. 4 overall selection in the draft.
Thu, 01 May 2014 07:32:14 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer is considered this year's wild card in the 2014 NFL Draft. Draft prognosticators aren't sure what he will do, and he'll have many options at No. 4 overall.
Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:20:53 -0700
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer said he has talked to general managers from eight to 10 teams over the past 24 hours about possible trades during the 2014 NFL Draft.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:54:55 -0800
Cleveland Browns CEO Joe Banner, who is on his way out of the organization, had the new offensive and defensive coordinators reporting directly to him, according to a league source. The source said Banner was a bit of a control freak and structured the coaching staff so the coordinators answered directly to him. Coordinators generally answer directly to the head coach. New general manager Ray Farmer, who was the assistant GM at the time, was not involved in the search for a new head coach.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:33:24 -0800
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer said there is a possibility that the team does not take a quarterback with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and decides to go in another direction.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:57:32 -0800
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer said he believes he is on the same page with head coach Mike Pettine in terms of what they are looking for in players. "My philosophy is the same as Mike's. I think we're in lockstep. We think the same things are important: toughness, instincts, competitiveness that's off the charts. He added in passion, relentlessness, productivity. We'll build a team that's reflective of both of our characters," Farmer said.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:50:00 -0800
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer said he has not told many of the coaches or front office people who his top quarterback prospect is at this point, because he wants to hear how they see the quarterback prospects first. Farmer said he has a prospect in mind but would not necessarily select that player with the fourth overall pick.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 11:39:46 -0800
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer said offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan will be able to give his thoughts about the quarterback position, but that Farmer and head coach Mike Pettine will decide who the team acquires.
Sun, 16 Feb 2014 07:43:08 -0800
Cleveland Browns GM Ray Farmer said the team knows what quarterback the team would select if the NFL Draft were today, but did not disclose who their pick would be. "Yes, I do. I've studied the quarterbacks and I've studied other players, and I've already started to formulate the rank and order of each position," Farmer said. "I do know what I'd do if I was held down at the moment. It doesn't mean that can't change, but I currently have somebody in front."
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 01:05:10 -0800
New Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer is in touch with WR Davone Bess regarding his personal issues, and the team's top priority is making sure Bess gets the help he needs.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 11:47:54 -0800
The Cleveland Browns hired former Kansas City Chiefs vice president of player personnel Bill Kuharich to assist new general manager Ray Farmer Tuesday, Feb. 11. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 10:10:00 -0800
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer said a decision will be made on LB D'Qwell Jackson before his $4 million roster bonus is due in March.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:10:01 -0800
Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer agreed to a four-year contract Tuesday, Feb. 11. Financial terms have not been disclosed.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:05:49 -0800
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer said he will consult with people on the team's quarterback decision. "I'll make the right decision," Farmer said.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:04:41 -0800
Cleveland Browns general manager Ray Farmer said he had no promises from the team about a job that caused him to turn down the Miami Dolphins job. Farmer said that job was not the right situation for him.
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 06:59:25 -0800
The Cleveland Browns fired general manager Michael Lombardi and named Ray Farmer their new general manager. CEO Joe Banner has also stepped down.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 13:16:25 -0800
Cleveland Browns executive Ray Farmer will remain with the team, and he will not take a second interview with the Miami Dolphins for their general manager position.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:31:03 -0800
The Miami Dolphins have listed Cleveland Browns executive Ray Farmer and Tampa Bay Buccaneers executive Dennis Hickey as finalists for their general manager position. Farmer remains the front-runner, according to sources.
Mon, 13 Jan 2014 06:06:29 -0800
Updating previous reports, Cleveland Browns assistant general manager Ray Farmer is believed to have impressed the Miami Dolphins the most in his interview. He's expected to be a finalist for their general manager vacancy.
Sun, 12 Jan 2014 09:27:19 -0800
Cleveland Browns assistant general manager Ray Farmer is expected to be a finalist for the Miami Dolphins general manager position.
Fri, 10 Jan 2014 13:15:55 -0800
Cleveland Browns assistant general manager Ray Farmer is believed to be the leading candidate for the Miami Dolphins general manager job.
Thu, 09 Jan 2014 12:27:12 -0800
The Miami Dolphins will interview Cleveland Browns assistant general manager Ray Farmer for their vacant general manager position.
Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:41:24 -0800
The Cleveland Browns named Ray Farmer as the assistant general manager Tuesday, Mar. 5. Farmer was previously the director of player personnel for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:17:12 -0800
The Cleveland Browns will interview Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel Ray Farmer for their general manager position Friday, Jan. 11.
Sat, 05 Jan 2013 18:35:50 -0800
The Kansas City Chiefs interviewed director of pro personnel Ray Farmer Saturday, Jan. 5, for their general manager opening. However, they are still likely to hire Green Bay Packers director of football operations John Dorsey for the position.
Tue, 01 Jan 2013 18:25:22 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs director of pro personnel Ray Farmer, Seattle Seahawks vice president of football administration John Idzik, Arizona Cardinals vice president of player personnel Steve Keim, Arizona Cardinals director of player personnel Jason Licht, NFL Network analyst Michael Lombardi and Buffalo Bills assistant general manager/director of player personnel Doug Whaley are all considered candidates for the vacant general manager position for the Cleveland Browns.