September 2, 2015

Elyria
Partly sunny
86°F
 

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Scott Petrak has been covering the Browns since 2004. He can be reached at 329-7253 or spetrak@chroniclet.com. Like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.

Browns QB Johnny Manziel: Doctors said surgery isn’t necessary; sore arm feeling better

BEREA — Surgery isn’t on the table for Johnny Manziel. The sore-armed Browns quarterback said Tuesday he’s spoken with several doctors, including renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. James Andrews, and the verdict was consistent. An MRI revealed no structural damage in the right elbow, and rest was agreed upon as the best remedy. “We reached out Read More…

Browns Notes: DL Phil Taylor cut, will still collect $5.5 million from team

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BEREA — The Browns will pay defensive lineman Phil Taylor $5.5 million this season — and he won’t take a single snap for them. The team terminated Taylor’s contract Tuesday in the roster cut to 75 players. The final year of his rookie contract was guaranteed after the Browns picked up the fifth-year option before Read More…

Browns LB Barkevious Mingo returns to practice less than month after knee surgery, hopes to play Week 1

BEREA — The clock is ticking down to the start of the regular season. And the beat gets louder by the day. With the regular season less than two weeks away — Sept. 13 at the New York Jets — outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo led a number of injured Browns back onto the practice field Read More…

Browns QB Josh McCown finishes preseason with strong outing, gets warning from coach Mike Pettine to avoid big hits

Quarterback Josh McCown and many of the Browns starters played their final preseason snaps Saturday night at Tampa Bay. They finished on a high note with a third-quarter touchdown drive, a 31-7 victory — Cleveland’s first of the preseason – and plenty of good vibes heading into the regular-season opener Sept. 13 at the New Read More…

Browns Notes: Team reviewing options at RB, and coach Mike Pettine doesn’t rule out Ray Rice

The Browns spent Sunday reviewing their options at running back after rookie Duke Johnson sustained a concussion Saturday night in the 31-7 victory over Tampa Bay in the third preseason game. “Running back will likely be one of the first topics discussed,” coach Mike Pettine said on a conference call. He was asked if veteran Read More…

Under the Friday night lights

The first Friday of the high school football season is a special night in Lorain County. Footballs fill the air, fans fill the stadiums and dreams fill the minds of the talented teens who have spent countless hours preparing for the moment. The weather rose to the occasion. On a perfect night for football, 20 Read More…

Just another game: Browns quarterback Josh McCown shrugs off return to Tampa Bay to play his old team

Josh McCown is friendly, accommodating and thoughtful with reporters. But he was curt this week when asked to reflect on his time with Tampa Bay. “I’d rather not,” he said. McCown has good reason for not wanting to spend too much time thinking about his year with the Buccaneers, whom the Browns visit tonight. He Read More…

Browns Notes: WR Terrelle Pryor frustrated by missed time, but has “burning desire” to play in preseason

BEREA — Receiver Terrelle Pryor’s lingering hamstring injury cost him precious time on the field and with his son. His frustration was obvious as he talked to reporters Thursday, but he said it hasn’t gotten the best of him. “It’s making me, not angry, but I have that burning desire like I want to get Read More…

Browns coach Mike Pettine says QB Johnny Manziel won’t play in final 2 preseason games as he battles elbow soreness

BEREA — Johnny Manziel’s preseason is over at the halfway point. Manziel didn’t throw for the fourth straight day Thursday with a sore right elbow. Coach Mike Pettine ruled him out for the game at Tampa Bay on Saturday and the finale Thursday in Chicago. “Just given the short week and not wanting to put Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns QB Johnny Manziel may be shut down for week with sore elbow; team discussing adding QB

BEREA — Johnny Manziel’s right elbow is still barking. So he still isn’t throwing. Which is troubling for a quarterback. Manziel made a couple of soft tosses with his left hand during warm-ups and handed off with the right. But that was the extent of his action Wednesday afternoon during the half-hour of practice open Read More…