April 16, 2014


Browns put five players in Pro Bowl


BEREA — Browns tackle Joe Thomas and center Alex Mack are headed back to the NFL Pro Bowl. This time, they’ll have plenty of company from Cleveland. Cornerback Joe Haden, wide receiver Josh Gordon and tight end Jordan Cameron joined Thomas and Mack in being named to the league’s all-star game Friday, which takes place Read More…

Browns notes: Haden hoping for Pro Bowl bid

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden warms up before the game against the New England Patriots Sunday in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BEREA — Browns cornerback Joe Haden has his fingers and toes crossed, hoping to hear his name called tonight when the NFL unveils its Pro Bowl rosters. A total of 86 players will be chosen for the Jan. 26 game in Hawaii, but will not be equally divided between AFC and NFC representatives for the Read More…

Brian Dulik: Just no defending Browns defense any longer

Cleveland Browns defensive end Billy Winn forces a fumble by Chicago Bears tight end Martellus Bennett. Strong safety T.J. Ward, left, recovered the ball and returned it 51 yards for a touchdown. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, though, and it’s time to start blaming the Browns’ defense. For the third time in three weeks, Cleveland squandered a fourth-quarter lead in spectacular fashion Sunday afternoon, allowing 21 points in a nine-minute span to hand the Chicago Bears Read More…

Bears QB Jay Cutler is healthy again … and Browns get him

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler walks around the field during team warmups on Monday. The quarterback has been cleared to play Sunday against the Browns. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

BEREA — Jay Cutler played the best game of his career at FirstEnergy Stadium, so it’s only fitting he will be under center Sunday when the Bears visit the Browns. Chicago coach Marc Trestman announced Thursday that Cutler has recovered from his left high ankle sprain and will start at quarterback against Cleveland. Josh McCown Read More…

Browns notes: New running back Edwin Baker familiar with Norv Turner’s system, expects to contribute right away

Edwin Baker (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

BEREA — Running back Edwin Baker admits his knowledge about the Browns is limited. So much so, that the only players he knew when Cleveland signed him earlier in the week were NFL legend Jim Brown and running back Fozzy Whittaker. “I’m just happy to be here and I know this is a great organization,” Read More…

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski choosing to stress the team’s strong play against Patriots, not the frustrating finish

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden  tackles New England Patriots tight end Matthew Mulligan after a catch in the fourth quarter on Sunday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BEREA — Browns coach Rob Chudzinski stuck with his script and chose to accentuate the positive Monday afternoon. It wasn’t easy, though, coming less than 24 hours after Cleveland completely melted down in a 27-26 loss to the New England Patriots. “I see the light and am encouraged by our team,” Chudzinski said. “I see Read More…

Browns notes: Coach Rob Chudzinski defends Fozzy Whittaker’s play on costly onside kick against Patriots

Cleveland Browns running back Fozzy Whittaker runs from New England Patriots defensive tackle Chris Jones in the second quarter on Sunday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

BEREA — Running back Fozzy Whittaker made the wrong play in the wrong place at the wrong time Sunday, allowing New England to pull off its first successful onside kick since Jan. 1, 1995. Yet coach Rob Chudzinski refused to second-guess the sequence that allowed the Patriots to score the winning points in a 27-26 Read More…

Browns QB Jason Campbell cleared for practice, has chance to start Sunday vs. Patriots

Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron  stands over quarterback Jason Campbell Sunday. Campbell was injured on a sack and fumble and left the game. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — Browns quarterback Jason Campbell was cleared to return to practice Thursday, putting him in the mix to start against the New England Patriots. The ninth-year pro suffered a concussion on Nov. 24 when Pittsburgh cornerback William Gay delivered a left-handed blow to his face mask. The play went unpenalized by referee Terry McAulay, Read More…

Brian Dulik: Browns cornerback Joe Haden hurting over latest loss, but then, he had a hand in causing the pain

Browns cornerback Joe Haden gave up a game-winning touchdown to Cleveland native and Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Cecil Shorts Sunday.  (AP Photo/David Richard)

Joe Haden has never experienced a winning season with the Browns, but he has played in plenty of spirit-crushing losses. None of them, however, have affected him quite like Cleveland’s 32-28 defeat at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon. “I (expletive) can’t stand losing,” an emotional Haden said, fighting back tears. “I Read More…

Browns notes: Quarterback Brandon Weeden’s up-and-down day ends with another loss … and a concussion

Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden is tackled by Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin on Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CLEVELAND — Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden threw for a career-high 370 yards and three touchdowns Sunday, but it came at a price. The second-year pro was diagnosed with a concussion following Cleveland’s 32-28 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, preventing him from holding a postgame press conference. Weeden completed 24 of 40 passes, including a 95-yard Read More…