February 11, 2016

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Bye over, not QB questions for Browns

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BEREA — The long weekend didn’t bring clarity to the Browns quarterback situation. The players returned to work Monday after four days off, resuming practice and meetings. Rookie Colt McCoy again took the snaps with the first-team offense, while Seneca Wallace and Jake Delhomme remained side­lined as they rehabbed ankle injuries. “I think Jake and Read More…

Browns at the bye: A different vibe and reason for optimism

The bye week has a different feel this year. The Browns are 2-5. They have uncer­tainty at quarterback. Coach Eric Mangini isn’t exactly on the hot seat, but his future beyond Jan. 2 is in doubt. Yet optimism and a sense of calm sur­round the team. The thorough 30-17 win over the Super Bowl champion Read More…

Browns’ starting QB job a mystery again

BEREA — A) Stick with rookie Colt McCoy. He’s played with composure beyond his years in his first two starts. B) Go back to Seneca Wal­lace. He got better in each of his four starts, hopes to prac­tice next week as his high ankle sprain recovers and possibly play Nov. 7 against the Patriots following Read More…

Browns notes: Hardesty looking to the future after injury

BEREA — Rookie running back Montario Hardesty needed time to process his lat­est devastating injury. But five weeks after surgery to repair a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, he’s over the heartbreak and focused on making a comeback in 2011. “The biggest thing for me, just disappointed at the timing of things,” Read More…

Browns QB Seneca Wallace could be ready for Patriots game

BEREA – Browns quarterback Seneca Wallace has been out of a walking boot since Monday and thinks there’s a good chance he’ll be able to play Nov. 7 against the Patriots when the Browns return from the bye week. “If things go well around here in the training room, it’s a big possibility,” he said Read More…

Browns update: Colt McCoy talks about his role; James Davis waived; Mohamed Massaquoi practices

BEREA – Browns rookie quarterback Colt McCoy isn’t getting ahead of himself. Despite coming off his first win – a thrilling 30-17 upset of the Super Bowl champion Saints – he said all the right things Tuesday when asked if he wanted to remain the starter for the rest of the year. “I’m going to Read More…

Browns 30, Saints 17: Defense, trick plays carry Browns past NFL champs

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NEW ORLEANS — Rob Ryan, with his long silver hair matted down after players emptied the Gatorade bucket on him to cel­ebrate a brilliant game plan, looked up at the barking Browns fans as he walked off the field and into the tunnel. “Who Dat?” the cocky defen­sive coordinator screamed, steal­ing the rallying cry of Read More…

Browns’ David Bowens has best game ever against New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS — David Bowens had never been invited to the postgame interview room. In 158 previous NFL games in 12 years with six teams, no one asked him to stand in front of the media and talk about the game he just played. The honor is usually reserved for quarterbacks, running backs and super­stars. Read More…

Browns notes: Scott Fujita flattens old team

NEW ORLEANS — Browns linebacker Scott Fujita got his Big Easy homecoming out of the way Saturday. On Sunday, he was focused on football. Fujita played for the Saints from 2006-09 and became deeply involved with the com­munity. After winning the Super Bowl last year, he signed with the Browns. In his return, he played Read More…

Browns shock Super Bowl champion Saints

NEW ORLEANS — The Browns stunned the Super Bowl champion Saints 30-17 on Sunday in a raucous Louisiana Superdome. The Browns got two interception returns for touchdowns from linebacker David Bowens, picked off Drew Brees four times and used three trick plays to improve to 2-5 and give rookie quarterback Colt McCoy his first victory. Read More…