October 1, 2014

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Browns notes: Lewis piles up the yards, plus a lot of frustration

CLEVELAND — Browns running back Jamal Lewis made NFL history Sunday as the 24th player to rush for 10,000 career yards. Understandably, though, he wasn’t in the mood to celebrate after Cincinnati spoiled the occasion by beating Cleveland, 14-0. “After this season, it don’t mean nothing honestly,” Lewis said. “It’s a milestone, it’s a great Read More…

It’s not all bad: Browns land Rogers and Thomas on Pro Bowl

BEREA — The focal points of the Browns’ offensive and defensive lines are headed to Hawaii. Left tackle Joe Thomas and nose tackle Shaun Rogers were named to the AFC Pro Bowl team Tuesday, giving Cleveland multiple selections for just the second time in 14 years. Thomas was voted onto the roster as a starter, Read More…

Browns notes: Heiden slated for knee surgery

BEREA — The Browns’ worst fears about tight end Steve Heiden were realized Tuesday when medical tests revealed a torn right anterior cruciate ligament and a strained medial collateral ligament. The nine-year veteran, who was injured Monday night in a  30-10 loss in Philadelphia, will undergo reconstructive knee surgery Thursday and is expected to be Read More…

Big night for bigs: Varejao, Jackson come up, well, big with Ilgauskas out, as Cavaliers down 76ers for 11th straight win

CLEVELAND — Nothing, it seems, can stop the Cavaliers from making history every time they step on the court this season. Cleveland’s latest fantastic feat came Friday night, when Anderson “Wild Thing” Varejao and rookie Darnell Jackson played integral roles in an 88-72 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. The win was the Cavaliers’ team record-tying Read More…

Cavs notes: Time for others to step up with Ilgauskas down

CLEVELAND — It’s not going to be easy replacing two-time All-Star center Zydrunas Ilgauskas, so the Cavaliers will do it by committee. Anderson Varejao started for Ilgauskas Friday, but coach Mike Brown told rookie power forwards J.J. Hickson and Darnell Jackson to expect more action. “It’s time for Andy, J.J., Darnell, Tarence (Kinsey) and Sasha Read More…

Browns tight end Winslow wants to stay in Cleveland

BEREA — Tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been injured, suspended and frustrated at various points during this soap opera of a season for the Browns. But despite those trials and tribulations, the fifth-year pro is still happy to be in Cleveland. “I love being a Cleveland Brown,” Winslow said Thursday. “I do want to Read More…

Browns notes: Some players are still thinking Pro Bowl

BEREA — The presidential election was held last month, but the Browns were back in the voting booth Thursday afternoon. Cleveland’s players and coaches cast their ballots for the AFC Pro Bowl team following practice, choosing starters and reserves at each position. The annual NFL all-star game is Feb. 8 in Hawaii. “You hear some Read More…

Browns: QB Dorsey on the spot against powerful Titans

 BEREA — There are no illusions about what Ken Dorsey brings to the table at this stage of his football career. The 27-year-old quarterback last started an NFL game in 2005, hasn’t completed a pass in three seasons and owns a 2-8 record as a pro. “Is he as good with his arm strength as Read More…

Browns notes: Crennel warns players in wake of Burress incident

 BEREA — New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress never played for the Browns, but he has been a major topic of discussion within their training facility. Burress accidentally shot himself in the right leg early Saturday morning in Manhattan and has been charged with two felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon. That Read More…

Brian Dulik: Manning, Colts escape with win

 The Indianapolis Colts feature a Hall of Fame-bound quarterback, two elite wide receivers, a pair of solid running backs and one of the best coaches in the NFL. On Sunday afternoon, though, the perennial Super Bowl contenders looked more like pretenders — but still found a way to leave Cleveland with a 10-6 victory. “Whew! Read More…