April 20, 2014


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…

Gay’s fine provides little comfort to Browns

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay has been fined for his hit on Browns quarterback Jason Campbell. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — The NFL office has made Steelers cornerback William Gay pay for his hit to the head of Browns quarterback Jason Campbell. Gay was fined $15,750 by the league Friday, docking him for delivering a left-handed shot to Campbell’s facemask during the third quarter of Pittsburgh’s 27-11 victory at Cleveland. Specifically, the NFL ruled Read More…

Weeden expected to start this week for the Browns

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden, back right, is hit by Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jason Worilds (93) while throwing a pass in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013. Pittsburgh won the game 27-11. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — Whether Browns fans like it or not, Brandon Weeden is expected to start this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The embattled quarterback regained the job Sunday afternoon when Jason Campbell suffered a concussion in the third quarter of Cleveland’s 27-11 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Coach Rob Chudzinski said Campbell briefly visited the Read More…

Brian Dulik: There’s plenty of blame for the Browns to share … and it’s all well-deserved

Cleveland Browns kicker Billy Cundiff watches his field goal attempt miss Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski lamented the missed opportunities. Safety T.J. Ward couldn’t stop talking about turnovers. Wide receiver Josh Gordon bristled when asked about the booing. Their frustration was obvious and completely justified Sunday after the Pittsburgh Steelers crushed Cleveland 27-11 at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns’ playoff hopes were all but extinguished with the loss, Read More…

Brian Dulik: Browns prove they’re not ready for big games yet

Browns quarterback Jason Campbell gets himself up after being hit by Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Michael Johnson. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

On a rainy afternoon in downtown Cincinnati, the Browns’ playoff hopes were submerged in the Ohio River. Cleveland’s offense was overmatched and its special teams were anything but, allowing the Bengals to come from behind for a 41-20 rout Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium. The loss essentially eliminated the Browns from the AFC North Division Read More…

Browns notes: Joe Haden’s big day … two interceptions, one for a TD, and shutting down A.J. Green … doesn’t ease pain

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden  returns an interception for a touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

CINCINNATI — Browns cornerback Joe Haden scored his first NFL touchdown and had his first two-interception game in Sunday’s 41-20 loss to the Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. But the fourth-year pro, who also held Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green to a career-low 7 yards on two receptions, wasn’t in the mood to celebrate either Read More…

Browns hope to keep Bengals QB Andy Dalton struggling

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton looks back toward the bench after being sacked by Baltimore Ravens defensive end DeAngelo Tyson on Nov. 10. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

BEREA — It’s only taken two weeks for Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton to fall from the penthouse to the outhouse. Dalton was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month in October, but has followed that honor with two terrible performances — totaling six interceptions and 10 sacks in a pair of defeats. The Browns Read More…

Browns notes: Wide receiver Greg Little, Ravens safety James Ihedigbo avoid fines despite Sunday’s skirmish

Head linesman Mark Hittner separates Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little from Baltimore Ravens strong safety James Ihedigbo on Sunday. Little was called for a personal foul. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — Browns wide receiver Greg Little and Ravens safety James Ihedigbo have gotten away with their angry actions against each other. The NFL announced Friday that neither player was fined for their confrontations during Cleveland’s 24-18 victory over Baltimore at FirstEnergy Stadium. Little was called for a pair of personal fouls against Ihedigbo — Read More…

Browns plan to give Chris Ogbonnaya the chance to boost team’s struggling running game

Chris Ogbonnaya

BEREA — Fullback Chris Ogbonnaya proudly calls himself “one of the utility guys” on the Browns’ offense, along with tight ends Gary Barnidge and MarQueis Gray. That’s about to change. Cleveland coach Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner indicated they plan on giving the 6-foot, 225-pounder more carries in hopes of jump-starting their moribund Read More…

Browns notes: Campbell playing best football of his career

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell runs against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — Browns quarterback Jason Campbell will turn 32 years old on New Year’s Eve, but he believes he is playing the best football of his nine-year NFL career. “I think I’m there, and I just feel like I’m in a different place as far as where my mindset is,” Campbell said Tuesday. “I was Read More…