October 1, 2014

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Browns camp update: Mangini no closer to naming a starting QB

Sorry, Brady Quinn fans. Coach Eric Mangini isn’t prepared to name the fan favorite the starting quarterback. Quinn was one of the relative bright spots in Saturday’s brutal 17-0 preseason loss to the Packers, but Mangini wants to let the quarterback competition run its course. He wouldn’t name a starter for Saturday’s game against the Read More…

New year, same old ugly play for Browns — Scott Petrak

The Mangini Effect was nonexistent Saturday night at Lambeau Field. The first two weeks of Browns training camp under new coach Eric Mangini were night and day from the camps of Romeo Crennel. The tackling was live, the hitting hard and penalties were followed by punishment laps. Everything done to sharpen the focus and heighten Read More…

Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson ready to improve his already great performances

D’Qwell Jackson is different this year. He’s still 6 feet, 240 pounds and quick with a smile. He still runs to the ball and is in on a majority of the tackles. He’s still a starter at inside linebacker in the Browns’ 3-4 scheme. But something is different this year. Beginning his fourth season, Jackson Read More…

Focus on QBs: Battle for starting job gets serious as Browns take on Packers in preseason opener

BEREA – Let the games – and the real quarterback competition – begin. After two grueling weeks of practice and a competitive intrasquad scrimmage, the Browns open the preseason tonight at Green Bay. It’s the start of a three-week sprint to determine who will quarterback the team Sept. 13 when the Vikings visit to kick Read More…

Stallworth out season without pay, will be reinstated after Super Bowl

Stallworth

BEREA — The assumption became official Thursday. Receiver Donte Stallworth won’t play in the NFL this year. Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Stallworth that he’s suspended without pay for the 2009 season for violating the league’s policies on substance abuse and personal conduct. He had been indefinitely suspended, and will be reinstated after the Super Bowl Read More…

Healthy Derek Anderson back to fun-loving, carefree ways

Derek Anderson might be in a battle for the starting quarterback job, but he’s decided to try  to have fun this season just the same. (AP photo.)

BEREA — The goofy grin has returned. So have the hearty laugh and playful spirit. In other words, the old D.A. is back. “You have to run around and be a dummy sometimes,” Browns quarterback Derek Anderson said Wednesday. Anderson wasn’t himself during spring minicamps. He had been mentioned in offseason trade rumors, was deemed Read More…

Browns camp update: The real deal on latest quarterback ‘controversy’

The latest Browns quarterback “controversy” is much ado about nothing. After the intrasquad scrimmage Sunday, Derek Anderson said Brady Quinn — his competition for the starting quarterback job — told the defense the offense’s hand signals so it would know which play Anderson was running. Anderson was having fun with Quinn, but ESPN.com mentioned his Read More…

Browns camp update: QB Ratliff trying to be more than an afterthought

Brett Ratliff isn’t a contender to win the starting quarterback job, but he won’t let the coaching staff forget about him. He followed a solid scrimmage Sunday by leading the first-team offense to a touchdown in a two-minute drill Tuesday morning at practice. Coach Eric Mangini said he wanted to see Ratliff and fourth-stringer Richard Read More…

Browns have a handful of possibilities at receiver

The Browns have question marks across the roster, but no position has less certainty than wide receiver. There’s Braylon Edwards and … a handful of possibilities. Rookie second-round picks Brian Robiskie and Mohamed Massaquoi are locks to make the team, but their roles are far from defined. The coaching staff would love one to win Read More…

Browns Family Day scrimmage: QBs have highs, lows

CLEVELAND — The first landmark in the quarterback competition arrived Sunday in the form of the Brown and White Scrimmage at Cleveland Browns Stadium. When the 14,314 fans left on a sunny, sticky afternoon, no clear-cut leader had emerged. The preseason starts Saturday night in Green Bay. The regular-season opener is Sept. 13 on the Read More…