November 27, 2014

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Browns TE Jordan Cameron returns to practice, but ruled out for Sunday’s game in Atlanta

Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron is helped off the field after an injury against the Oakland Raiders. Cameron is practicing for the first time in four weeks after missing the past three games due to a concussion. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

BEREA — Browns tight end Jordan Cameron is confident about his football future, even after suffering three concussions in the last 23 months. The Pro Bowl performer returned to practice Friday, albeit on a limited basis, for the first time since absorbing a head shot from Raiders safety Brandian Ross on Oct. 26. “If I Read More…

Brian Dulik: Spurs win this round, but expect big things from Cavs by season’s end

San Antonio Spurs' Boris Diaw and Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving battle for the ball Wednesday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich is one of the surliest interviews in professional sports. He enjoys demeaning sideline reporters and mocking journalists in every city, as was the case Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena. Popovich’s responses included, “Duh,” “Did you stay up all night thinking of that question?” and “I never said that. You’re making those Read More…

Brian Dulik: Browns still confident, await Josh Gordon’s return

The Browns’ stay atop the AFC North Division lasted a week. It ended with a thud Sunday as the Houston Texans manhandled Cleveland 23-7 at FirstEnergy Stadium. That thud, specifically, was the sound of All-NFL defensive end J.J. Watt delivering a bone-crushing hit — and there were many — as the Texans temporarily deflated the Read More…

Browns notes: Running back Ben Tate a forgotten man against old team

CLEVELAND — Running back Isaiah Crowell made his first NFL start Sunday in the Browns’ 23-7 loss to the Houston Texans, while Ben Tate was virtually invisible against his former team. Crowell — an undrafted rookie from Alabama State — rushed for a team-high 61 yards on 14 carries, including a 35-yarder that was Cleveland’s Read More…

Browns notes: Skrine praised for bounce-back game vs. Bengals

Cleveland Browns cornerback Buster Skrine runs back an interception against the Cincinnati Bengals Nov. 6 in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

BEREA — Cornerback Buster Skrine has been one of the most dogged competitors on the Browns during his four NFL seasons. Just like his predecessors, Cleveland defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil has quickly become a fan of the 5-foot-9, 185-pounder from Chattanooga. “The thing I love about Bust is if there’s one guy on the defensive Read More…

Browns Notes: Mike Pettine says Terrance West earned last start, but won’t say he’ll be No. 1 on Sunday

Browns running back Terrance West gets away from Bengals defensive tackle Brandon Thompson last Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

BEREA — Terrance West rushed for 94 yards on a season-high 26 carries in the Browns’ 24-3 win over Cincinnati last week. To NFL Network viewers, however, his most notable contribution was an over-the-top touchdown celebration in the third quarter. As soon as quarterback Brian Hoyer saw West playing to a camera near the Cleveland bench, Read More…

Brian Dulik: Browns make believers of television audience

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton (14) is tackled by Cleveland Browns defensive end Billy Winn (90) Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

NBC didn’t believe the Browns were ready to play in primetime. Neither did ESPN or CBS. That’s why Cleveland’s one guaranteed national television appearance of the season took place on NFL Network. Suffice to say, the Browns made the most of their lone opportunity, dominating the Cincinnati Bengals in a 24-3 victory on Thursday Night Read More…

Browns notes: WR Hawkins misses Cincinnati homecoming

Cleveland Browns tight end Gary Barnidge (82) makes a catch against Cincinnati Bengals free safety Reggie Nelson (20) Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

CINCINNATI — Andrew Hawkins missed his homecoming. Hawkins, Cleveland’s leading receiver, was inactive Thursday night for the matchup with the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. He spent the previous three years with the Bengals before being signed by the Browns as a restricted free agent. Hawkins took a big hit to his thigh and knee Read More…

Browns vs. Bengals: Marquee matchup features wide receiver A.J. Green vs. cornerback Joe Haden

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden breaks up a pass intended for Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

A.J. (left) Green’s first three seasons were as good as any wide receiver in NFL history, featuring three Pro Bowl selections and a league-record 260 receptions. The Georgia product broke Anquan Boldin’s mark for catches in a player’s first three years, while gaining 3,833 yards and scoring 29 touchdowns. Only Randy Moss had more receiving Read More…

Browns: Former WR Greg Little criticizes Pettine, says game is personal

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Greg Little warms up before a game in Cincinnati on Sunday. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

BEREA — Wide receiver Greg Little always talked a good game during his three seasons with the Browns. He continues to do so as a member of the Cincinnati Bengals. Little criticized Cleveland coach Mike Pettine and vowed to exact revenge on his former team Tuesday during a group interview in Cincinnati. The Browns play Read More…