August 28, 2015

Elyria
Clear
61°F
 

You’ve gotta have Hartline: Ohio product provides leadership to receiving corps

Brian Hartline

BEREA — Brian Hartline is the third-highest-paid wide receiver on the Browns. In all, there are 16 players on the roster who will earn more than his $3 million salary. Given those numbers, one could make a strong argument that Hartline gave Cleveland more bang for its buck than anyone else during training camp. The Read More…

Browns: Johnny Manziel sidelined again by sore elbow

BEREA — Browns offensive coordinator John DeFilippo believes Johnny Manziel’s unorthodox throwing motion contributed to his sore right elbow. The backup quarterback was unable to practice Monday because of the injury, which flared up one day earlier at training camp. “You see a three-quarter release sometimes and that puts a lot of pressure on the Read More…

Browns notes: Cornerback Justin Gilbert failing to impress

BEREA — Cornerback Justin Gilbert was a major disappointment — on and off the field — during his rookie year with the Browns. The No. 8 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft was inactive for two of the final five games, angering team officials with his immaturity and lack of professionalism. Based on the Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel has sore elbow again, likely to miss practice Monday

BEREA — A sore right elbow has temporarily put Browns backup quarterback Johnny Manziel on ice. The second-year pro, who has made steady progress throughout training camp, had his practice end prematurely Sunday when the injury flared up. Manziel completed a deep pass to rookie wide receiver Josh Lenz, but immediately turned toward the sideline Read More…

Dulik: Running game remains stalled for Browns

Browns coach Mike Pettine wants to have the toughest team in the AFC North Division. So do his assistants, many of whom have repeated that goal throughout training camp. Unfortunately, their 90-man roster hasn’t been up to the challenge, especially at one key position. Cleveland’s running backs have been ineffective — and often injured — Read More…

Browns: Fact box for preseason game tonight against Buffalo

Browns vs. Bills WHERE: FirstEnergy Stadium WHEN: Tonight, 8 o’clock PRESEASON RECORDS: Cleveland 0-1, Buffalo 0-1 2014 RECORDS: Cleveland 7-9, Buffalo 9-7 ALL-TIME PRESEASON SERIES: Browns lead 8-3, teams are 2-2 in Cleveland LAST PRESEASON MEETING: Browns won 20-17 at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Aug. 26, 2006 COACHES: Mike Pettine is 7-9 in his second season with Cleveland Read More…

Browns’ Danny Shelton has big talent and a big personality

Danny Shelton

CLEVELAND — Danny Shelton has made quite an impression at Browns training camp, both with fans and his teammates. The rookie defensive tackle delivered the biggest hit at the Orange and Brown Scrimmage — blasting wide receiver Marlon Moore on the sideline — and has displayed a strong motor during practices in Berea. And Shelton Read More…

Cavaliers to be a staple on national TV next season

CLEVELAND — LeBron James and the Cavaliers were the top national television attraction in the NBA last season. The league expects them to be an even bigger ratings draw in 2015-16. Eastern Conference champion Cleveland was awarded the two marquee timeslots of the regular season, opening the NBA schedule Oct. 27 at Chicago and playing Read More…

Not short on skills: Undersized Browns wide receiver Taylor Gabriel continues to show his worth is not so easily measured

Gabriel-SLIDE

BEREA — Wide receiver Taylor Gabriel was one of the feel-good stories of last season for the Browns. The undrafted rookie from Abilene Christian, who attended minicamp on a tryout basis, wound up leading the AFC with an average of 17.3 yards per reception. If his early work in training camp is any indication, the Read More…

Brian Dulik: Mike Pettine’s presence gives Browns some reason to believe

Pettine-SLIDE

The fans were subdued and the excitement level was far from buzzworthy on the opening day of Browns training camp. It truly was striking to see empty areas around the practice fields where jam-packed crowds have been the norm. Even worse, many in the crowd of 2,945 were treated to obstructed views of the action, Read More…