October 25, 2014

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Browns Pregame Update: NT Ahtyba Rubin inactive with ankle injury; 3 points of interest; important numbers; prediction

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Browns nose tackle Ahtyba Rubin will miss his second straight game with an ankle injury. Ishmaa’ily Kitchen will start in his place today against the Jaguars. Kickoff is at 1 o’clock. Coach Mike Pettine was hopeful early in the week that Rubin would be able to play, but he was limited during Read More…

Browns: Coordinator Kyle Shanahan has offense clicking with strong system, effective play calls

Kyle Shanahan

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Travis Benjamin streaks across the field on a deep cross, running away from the defenders into a large area of open space. Jordan Cameron sneaks off the line with the Steelers defense none the wiser, and runs free down the sideline. Ben Tate follows the block of tight end Jim Dray and Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel not worried about when he’ll play, just getting ready in case he’s needed

Johnny Manziel

BEREA — The Nos. 3, 32 and 36 draft picks in May will start at quarterback this weekend. The No. 22 pick, Johnny Manziel, will not. And with Brian Hoyer stringing wins and looking for a long-term contract, it’s uncertain when Manziel will get his chance to start for the Browns, if ever. Would he Read More…

Browns rookie RB Terrance West says benching taught him to wait patiently for his turn

Terrance West

BEREA — Terrance West wants the ball. When he doesn’t get it, he’s not happy. “I’m a team guy, but at the same time, I’m a ball hog,” the rookie running back said Wednesday. “If I could tell a coach, ‘Give me the ball every play,’ I would. I’m a ball hog, but that’s just Read More…

Browns Notes: QB Brian Hoyer disputes report, shuts down further talk about his contract situation

Brian Hoyer

BEREA — Quarterback Brian Hoyer is done talking about his contract situation. But he wanted to say something first, strongly disputing a report that he wouldn’t sign a long-term extension unless the Browns planned to get rid of rookie Johnny Manziel. “I’ve said all I’ve needed to say about the topic, but I wanted to Read More…

Browns analysis: QB Brian Hoyer belongs in Cleveland, so expect a contract extension to get done eventually

Brian Hoyer

I can’t imagine Brian Hoyer walking away from his hometown team when his contract expires after the season. I don’t think the Browns would be stupid enough to let him. A long-term deal may take awhile to get done, and the negotiations could become contentious, but Hoyer remaining in Cleveland for the rest of his Read More…

Browns Notes: QB Brian Hoyer’s agent says Johnny Manziel won’t impact contract talks

Cleveland Browns backup quarterback Johnny Manziel talks with Brian Hoyer on the sideline Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — Quarterback Brian Hoyer improved to 6-2 as a starter for the Browns on Sunday with his first win over the Steelers. He’s eighth in the league with a 99.5 rating and first with 13.6 yards per completion. As he further establishes himself as a quality and reliable starter, his uncertain contract status gains Read More…

Browns: DE Armonty Bryant done for year, C Alex Mack to have surgery soon

mack bryant

BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine got a sense of what beating the Steelers means to the city on his way home from the stadium Sunday. “I knew certainly a good time was had in the Muni lot,” he said Monday. “Driving by that thing, it looked like a war zone. “I’m sure a lot of Read More…

Browns 31, Steelers 10: Cleveland dominates rival, improves to 3-2 with 2nd straight win

Brian Hoyer

CLEVELAND — No furious comeback. No last-second heroics. Nothing fluky. Just a dominant win against a hated rival in a critical game. The Browns played their best 60 minutes of the season Sunday and clobbered the Steelers 31-10 at a raucous FirstEnergy Stadium. They improved to 3-2 with their second straight win. “To beat those Read More…

Browns Pregame Update: Joe Haden, Paul Kruger active, Ahtyba Rubin inactive; 3 points of interest; relevant numbers; the prediction

CLEVELAND — Browns cornerback Joe Haden (hip) and outside linebacker Paul Kruger (back) are active for the game today against the Steelers at 1 o’clock at FirstEnergy Stadium. Nose tackle Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) is inactive, further depleting the defensive line. The three starters were listed as questionable on the injury report Friday. In a surprise Read More…