Bud Light Kicks Off 2017 NFL Season With All-New Browns Cans

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Bud Light’s team-specific cans are back once again for the 2017 NFL season, with 28 new designs that feature the official logo and catchphrase or rallying cry for each NFL franchise. And for the first time, this initiative is being rolled out in both 12-ounce cans as well as 16-ounce aluminum bottles.

In addition to showing off your team pride, each can features a Snapcode that will unlock a chance to win Super Bowl LII tickets, an interactive Bud Bowl-style game and team-specific Snapchat filters when consumers take a photo of the Snapcode.

As you can see in the photo above, Cleveland’s can is a reference to the Dawg Pound, the fans’ famous end-zone abode at FirstEnergy Stadium, with the slogan “Beware of Dawgs”.

This year’s NFL cans are currently on shelves in select markets, and will be available nationwide later this month. You can also snag a bottle (not a can) during any home games at FirstEnergy Stadium.

What do you think of the new Bud Light Cleveland Browns can?

Browns Looking to Deal Osweiler After Kizer Named Starter for Third Preseason Game

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The Browns, after naming rookie DeShone Kizer as the starting quarterback for their third preseason game, have renewed their attempt to trade veteran Brock Osweiler, Pat McManamon of ESPN.com reports.

Browns coach Hue Jackson named Kizer as the starter for Saturday’s preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in a statement released Wednesday morning, saying the former Notre Dame star is “certainly positioning himself well to earn the starting job heading into the regular season.”

Osweiler, who is due a guaranteed salary of $16 million for 2017, is not expected to play Saturday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Asked whether he would ask for a trade, Osweiler told ESPN, “that’s something I’m going to stay away from.”

“I’ve told you guys all along, I’m always going to just focus on the things that I can control,” Osweiler said. “Right now, that’s being a great teammate, that’s continuing to prepare, be a pro, stay in the playbook and continue to strive to be a better player every day.”

The Browns acquired Osweiler in May as a throw-in on a deal that sent Houston’s second round draft pick in 2018 to Cleveland. The Browns listened to trade offers then, but kept Osweiler after not finding a deal they liked.

Jackson Says He’d Like to Name a Starting QB For the Season Opener by Wednesday

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On Wednesday, Hue Jackson will end the suspense and name his starting quarterback not only for Saturday night’s dress rehearsal game in Tampa, but for the season opener against the Steelers, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

“I kind of want to put this thing to bed by Wednesday,” Jackson said after Monday night’s 10-6 victory over the Giants. “I kind of want to say, ‘Here is where we are going’ and just move forward in that direction.”

Jackson is confident that he’s ‘seen enough’ to make the right decision.

“I’ve done this long enough in my career and know what it looks like and what it feels like and what it should be,” he said. “I feel pretty good about it. We’ll travel in that direction. If I feel like after watching the tape we need to wait a little longer, we’ll wait a little longer. I just feel like we are at the point where we can move forward and feel good about it.”

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Browns WR Corey Coleman Won’t Face Charges For New Year’s Eve Attack of 26-Year-Old

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No charges will be filed against Browns wide receiver Corey Coleman in connection with an attack on a 26-year-old man at the building in downtown Cleveland where Coleman lives, Adam Ferrise of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley said in a statement on Tuesday that DNA evidence tested by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled Coleman out as a possible suspect in the case.

Court records filed in that case state that Coleman took part in the fight, but O’Malley said the evidence never showed that Coleman was part of the Dec. 31 beating that left a man unconscious and bleeding in a parking garage stairwell.

“The investigation into this felonious assault has failed to produce sufficient evidence that Corey Coleman was a participant,” O’Malley’s statement says.

Coleman’s brother, Jonathan Coleman, 25, and his roommate Jared Floyd, 24, both of Dallas, were previously charged with felonious assault in connection with the Dec. 31 attack. They attacked the man in the lobby of Coleman’s downtown Cleveland condo at the Pinnacle Condominiums on West Lakeside Avenue, investigators have said.

Both pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Brock Osweiler Named as Browns Starting QB for Preseason Opener


Browns coach Hue Jackson announced Monday that Brock Osweiler will start the preseason opener Thursday night against the Saints, Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

Cody Kessler will be the second man up, followed by DeShone Kizer and Kevin Hogan.

It doesn’t mean, however, that Osweiler will start the season opener against the Steelers Sept. 10. Kizer is still in the mix for that.

“At this stage in the evaluation process of our quarterbacks, we are going to have Brock start the preseason opener against the Saints on Thursday night,” head coach Hue Jackson said in a release. “A lot goes into our evaluation but it’s always going to be about efficiently and effectively running the offense. You want your starter to be able to do that despite any circumstance.

“Brock hasn’t really gotten any first team reps and this will give him that chance. We look forward to seeing what he can do with this opportunity throughout the week and against the Saints.”

The announcement comes a few days after the Dolphins expressed interest in trading for Osweiler, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The Browns, Schefter said on The Dan Patrick Show, did not want to part with the veteran. The Dolphins ultimately coaxed Jay Cutler out of retirement.

Is DeShone Kizer the Man to Start the Preseason Opener for the Browns?

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Since 1999 it seems like a rite of passage during training camp for the Browns to be searching for a starting quarterback.

This year is no different, with the competition between three very different players – Cody Kessler, Brock Osweiler, and rookie draft pick DeShone Kizer.

Many assume that due to his experience from a year ago as a rookie that Kessler would be the choice to get the first crack at being a starter, but indications are coming in that seem to be minds are changing in Berea.

That is as of now, rookie draft pick Kizer is quickly moving up the ladder, and Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com writes that it looks like the former Notre Dame QB could be the man come the preseason opener in a week.

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Browns Safety Ed Reynolds Could Miss Six Weeks with Sprained MCL

Browns safety Ed Reynolds sprained his MCL in his left knee and is expected to be sidelined about six weeks, a source told Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Reynolds’ ACL is intact, the source said. Coach Hue Jackson had indicated Sunday that was the case.

Reynolds, who started seven games for Cleveland last season, was injured Saturday when the Browns wore full pads for the first time in training camp.

Reynolds appeared in 10 games last season, recording 40 tackles and a sack.