February 27, 2015

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Browns notes: Struggling Josh Gordon says effort isn’t the problem

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer throws a pass to wide receiver Josh Gordon against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon had his least productive game in two years Sunday against Indianapolis, being limited to two catches for 15 yards. The Pro Bowl performer also was kept off the field for 15 plays, many of them on third down, which he admitted was an unwanted surprise. “I’m usually in Read More…

Browns notes: Jordan Cameron happy to be back in lineup

Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron runs the ball against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — Browns tight end Jordan Cameron had a very eventful weekend, becoming a social media star and returning from a five-game absence. The former saw him post a Christmas-themed photo — with his 5-year-old son, Tristan, in matching Elf on the Shelf pajamas — and the latter featured him suiting up against the Colts. Read More…

Browns Notes: Billy Cundiff continues slump, misses FG in 5th straight game

Cleveland Browns kicker Billy Cundiff boots a 39-yard field goal against the Indianapolis Colts. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CLEVELAND — Five missed field goals in five weeks have placed Browns kicker Billy Cundiff squarely on the hot seat. Cundiff failed on a 40-yard attempt and made a 39-yarder Sunday as the Indianapolis Colts edged Cleveland 25-24 at FirstEnergy Stadium. The ninth-year pro is 7-for-12 on field goal attempts over the last five games Read More…

Brian Dulik: It’s time to make the move to Johnny Manziel

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel warms up before the game against the Indianapolis Colts Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Browns coach Mike Pettine showed admirable courage and loyalty by starting Brian Hoyer at quarterback against the Indianapolis Colts. In return, Hoyer gave him myriad reasons why rookie Johnny Manziel should be under center for the rest of the season. Hoyer managed only 140 passing yards and threw two interceptions Sunday, allowing Indianapolis to rally Read More…

Colts running back Trent Richardson ignores his critics, says he’s still the same player Browns drafted third in 2012

BEREA — Colts running back Trent Richardson willingly admits his NFL career hasn’t gone as planned. “T-Rich” didn’t expect the Browns to draft him with the No. 3 overall pick in 2012, nor did he expect them to trade him two games into the next season. More than anything else, though, the former Alabama standout Read More…

Browns Notes: Josh Cribbs wishes Browns would have called him

Josh Cribbs returns a punt for the Indianapolis Colts against the Jaguars on Nov. 23. Cribbs said he wanted to come back and play for the Browns but the team never contacted him. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

BEREA — Week after week, Joshua Cribbs sat at home watching the Browns’ punt return follies, waiting to be called upon to help. Cleveland general manager Ray Farmer, however, never contacted him — and was indignant when his name was mentioned at a press conference. Indianapolis wound up signing Cribbs to a one-year contract Nov. Read More…

Browns: Pettine not ready to make decision on starting QB

Brian Hoyer, left, and Johnny Manziel will vie for the Browns starting quarterback job.

BEREA — Browns coach Mike Pettine described his team’s offense as “listless” and “stagnant,” but insisted that he hasn’t decided to bench quarterback Brian Hoyer. At the same time, he made it clear that rookie Johnny Manziel is a strong candidate to start this week when Cleveland hosts Indianapolis. “I’m not ready to make decision Read More…

Browns notes: Miles Austin still hospitalized with kidney injury

Miles Austin

BEREA — Browns wide receiver Miles Austin remains hospitalized at the Erie County Medical Center as doctors determine the extent of his damaged kidney. The 30-year-old receiver experienced abdominal discomfort Sunday following Cleveland’s 26-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills. He was transported from Ralph Wilson Stadium in an ambulance and admitted to the suburban medical Read More…

Brian Dulik: Are Hoyer’s days as the starter numbered?


Brian Hoyer kept a stiff upper lip and insisted that he was still the best quarterback on the Browns. Unfortunately, his statistics — and the actions of coach Mike Pettine — said otherwise. Hoyer threw two interceptions and failed to score a touchdown Sunday, prompting his benching in the fourth quarter of the Buffalo Bills’ Read More…

Browns notes: Terrance West fumble proved costly

Cleveland Browns running back Terrance West runs the ball against the Buffalo Bills Sunday. (AP Photo/Gary Wiepert)

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Browns coach Mike Pettine didn’t hesitate to throw Terrance West under the bus Sunday afternoon. The rookie running back fumbled midway through the third quarter, and Jerry Hughes returned it for an 18-yard touchdown as the Buffalo Bills beat Cleveland 26-10. West’s fumble occurred one play — exactly 10 seconds — after Read More…