November 24, 2014

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(UPDATED) Browns OLB Jabaal Sheard ‘day-to-day’ with rare foot injury

Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard is helped off the field after an injury against the Houston Texans Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — The Browns caught a break on the injury front. Outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard won’t need surgery on his foot and should be back soon, a league source confirmed to The Chronicle-Telegram this morning. The source referred to Sheard as day-to-day. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport was first to report the news. Sheard came up Read More…

Browns waive disgruntled RB Ben Tate, who had seen his playing time slashed

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A week after running back Ben Tate said he wasn’t satisfied with his shrinking role, the Browns showed their dissatisfaction with Tate. Tate was released Tuesday morning, ending a short and disappointing stint in Cleveland. “With all the transactions we make while constructing our roster, it will always be our intent to do what is Read More…

Browns: Team dealing with significant injuries to LBs Dansby, Sheard

Cleveland linebacker Karlos Dansby is led off the field after sustaining an injury Sunday in a loss to the Texans at FirstEnergy Stadium. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — If the Browns are going to make a playoff push, they’ll have to do it without a pair of defensive stalwarts. Coach Mike Pettine said Monday that outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard (foot) could miss the rest of the season and inside linebacker Karlos Dansby (knee) may be out “upwards of a month” following Read More…

Browns: WR Josh Gordon returns from suspension

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BEREA — Josh Gordon smiled and waved at the media horde as he walked out of the locker room. He wore a Baylor hoodie and basketball shorts, Nike boots with fluorescent yellow and a fur-lined hunting hat with the flaps down to cover his ears. Gordon was officially back with the Browns on Monday following Read More…

Browns notes: Tate’s role has diminished since start of season

Cleveland Browns running back Ben Tate runs the ball against the Houston Texans Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — Ben Tate’s role has diminished drastically since opening the year as the starting running back. He played only 16 of 77 snaps Sunday in the 23-7 loss to Houston, rushing two times for minus-9 yards. Coach Mike Pettine said Monday there are a variety of reasons rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell have Read More…

Browns Notes: Coach Mike Pettine discusses RB Ben Tate’s reduced playing time, cites explosiveness of rookies

BEREA — Ben Tate’s role has diminished drastically since opening the year as the starting running back. He played only 16 of 77 snaps Sunday in the 23-7 loss to Houston, rushing two times for minus-9 yards. Coach Mike Pettine said Monday there are a variety of reasons rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell have Read More…

Browns WR Josh Gordon officially off suspension; team excited for his return, but trying to manage expectations

BEREA — Josh Gordon smiled and waved at the media horde as he walked out of the locker room. He wore a Baylor hoodie and basketball shorts, Nike boots with fluorescent yellow and a fur-lined hunting hat with the flaps down to cover his ears. Gordon was officially back with the Browns on Monday following Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns defense dealt pair of big blows: LBs Jabaal Sheard, Karlos Dansby expected to miss significant time with injuries

BEREA — If the Browns are going to make a playoff push, they’ll have to do it without a pair of defensive stalwarts. Coach Mike Pettine said Monday that outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard (foot) could miss the rest of the season and inside linebacker Karlos Dansby (knee) may be out “upwards of a month” following Read More…

(UPDATED) Texans 23, Browns 7: Cleveland’s 3-game winning streak, possession of 1st place end with ugly loss

Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and strong safety D.J. Swearinger sack Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer in the first quarter Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium. (AP Photo)

CLEVELAND — So long, first place. See ya, three-game winning streak. Welcome back, doubts. The Browns were riding high after a prime-time win in Cincinnati, but their stay alone atop the AFC North lasted exactly a week. It ended Sunday with a 23-7 flop against the Houston Texans at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Browns fell to Read More…

Browns Pregame Update: Safety Tashaun Gipson in starting lineup; points of interest, relevant numbers, the pick

CLEVELAND — Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson quickly recovered from a concussion and is in the starting lineup for today’s game vs. the Houston Texans. Kickoff at FirstEnergy Stadium is set for 1 o’clock. Gipson looked like his ballhawking self in pregame warmups after missing three practices during the week after being diagnosed with a Read More…