January 28, 2015

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Mike Holmgren in town talking to Browns

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BEREA — Former Super Bowl-winning coach Mike Holmgren arrived in town Monday and continued his visit with the Browns today, a source confirmed. The meeting was originally reported by the Akron Beacon Journal. Owner Randy Lerner’s top priority is hiring a “strong, credible” leader to run the football operations. Holmgren is believed to have been Read More…

Browns’ Cribbs an all-purpose star

Joshua Cribbs runs with the football Thursday against the Steelers. (AP photo.)

BEREA — Joshua Cribbs won’t be getting a trip to Honolulu this year courtesy of the NFL. That’s only because the Pro Bowl will be held in Miami. Cribbs, who made the all-star game in 2007 as a returner and missed out as a first alternate last year, likely solidified a spot on the AFC Read More…

Browns notes: McDonald returns to starting role

BEREA — Cornerback Brandon McDonald’s season has been uneven, to say the least. He started the first three games, was benched for a game, started the next five, then was benched for three more. He returned to the starting lineup Thursday night in Pittsburgh, making four tackles with a pass breakup. “I think he’s handled Read More…

Eric Mangini: Keep him or not?

Eric Mangini believes he deserves to return as Browns coach, saying he has the team headed in the right direction. Of course, it won’t be his decision. The truth is there are valid arguments for bringing him back and vaild arguments for cutting him loose. (AP photo.)

Should he stay or should he go? One of the most intriguing questions facing the Browns is whether coach Eric Mangini will be brought back for a second season. Owner Randy Lerner remains mum on Mangini’s future, focusing instead on the search for someone to head the football operations. Lerner is expected to leave the Read More…

Mangini maintains Browns on right track despite 2-11 record

BEREA – Coach Eric Mangini tried to savor the 13-6 upset of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday night. He stayed up later than usual into Friday morning to soak in the joy. After early weightlifting and a film session, he gave the players off until Wednesday. He plans on spending time with his kids this Read More…

Photo gallery: Browns finally able to celebrate a win over the Steelers

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CLEVELAND — Matt Roth was the first to make the trip. Followed by Mike Adams, Kamerion Wimbley and Alex Mack. They all ran to the Dawg Pound to rejoice with the fans. For the first time since October 2008, they had a chance to celebrate a home win. It wasn’t just any win. It was Read More…

Hopes high for a Browns win over Steelers

CLEVELAND — The Browns are 1-11 and have lost seven straight. They’ve dropped 12 in a row to the Steelers, and eight straight to Pittsburgh at Cleveland Browns Stadium. If you’re not old enough to remember Tim Couch, you won’t recall the last time the Browns knocked off their archenemy from down the turnpike. Yet, Read More…

Quinn relishes start versus Steelers

BEREA — Brady Quinn wraps up his third season with the Browns in less than a month, but Thursday night will be his first shot against the Steelers. The stunted start to his career remains a sore point for Quinn. But for a kid who grew up in the Columbus area cheering for the Browns, Read More…

Browns players haven’t given up

BEREA — When Eric Mangini met San Diego’s Norv Turner at midfield Sunday for the traditional postgame coaches’ handshake, Turner asked Mangini to deliver a message to the Browns. “The first thing he said was how impressed he was with the way the guys fought and he wanted me to tell the group that,” Mangini Read More…

Chargers 30, Browns 23: Latest loss has some watchable moments

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CLEVELAND — The Browns gave the audience a reason to tune in — for about an hour at the beginning and 15 minutes at the end. A local television blackout was avoided Friday, enabling fans to watch the train wreck the season has become from the comfort of their couches. And with the clicker close. Read More…