April 29, 2016

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First-quarter update: Browns, Dolphins scoreless

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Browns defensive lineman Shaun Rogers’ 14th career blocked kick preserved a scoreless tie between Cleveland and Miami after a quarter today at Sun Life Stadium. The Dolphins moved to the 23-yard line on their first possession, but Dan Carpenter’s kick was blocked. The Dolphins were content with a field-goal try, running Read More…

Browns-Dolphins pregame update

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The Browns caught a break today, as Dolphins Pro Bowl receiver Brandon Marshall was deactivated for today’s game. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Marshall practiced on a limited basis during the week, but the hamstring wasn’t deemed ready. Davone Bess will start in his place. One of the beneficiaries of Marshall’s Read More…

Browns: Defensive stand required today

PLANTATION, Fla. — The Browns defense needs to make a stand. Sure tackling would be a good start. A stop in the final minutes would be a fine way to finish. The proper intensity from start to finish is a must. The defense hasn’t been awful lately — or throughout the season – but enough Read More…

Browns coach Eric Mangini confirms Delhomme to start, ‘satisfied’ with league’s response to officiating question

BEREA – Browns coach Eric Mangini formally named Jake Delhomme the starting quarterback for Sunday’s game in Miami. He will be making his second straight start after leading a 24-23 win over Carolina. Rookie Colt McCoy missed his second week of practice with a high left ankle sprain, and Mangini said he’d decide Saturday if Read More…

Crazy? Browns’ linebacker Matt Roth says no, but some might argue the point

The reason the Miami Dolphins waived outside linebacker Matt Roth last season remains shrouded in mystery. What he’s brought to the Browns is as obvious as his bulging biceps: toughness, stoutness against the run, a pass-rushing presence. And a little bit of crazy. “He’s a crazy man in the locker room, a crazy man on Read More…

Browns notes: Haden’s improved play getting noticed

BEREA – Browns cornerback Joe Haden’s case for a permanent starting job gets stronger by the day. He was named NFL defensive rookie of the month Thursday after totaling 15 tackles, seven passes defensed, three interceptions and a special teams tackle as the Browns went 2-2 in November. The three interceptions led NFL rookies, and Read More…

Delhomme ready for another start with Browns

BEREA — Quarterback Jake Delhomme didn’t need to see the game film to know the gravity of his mistake. He didn’t even need the play to reach its conclusion. So when coach Eric Mangini talked to him this week about the importance of avoiding interceptions, Delhomme didn’t hear anything he didn’t already know. “When I Read More…

Browns QB Jake Delhomme expected to start against Dolphins

BEREA – Browns rookie Colt McCoy (ankle) didn’t practice Wednesday, and veteran Jake Delhomme is in line to make his second straight start Sunday in Miami. Coach Eric Mangini wouldn’t rule out McCoy, who was inactive Sunday after suffering a high ankle sprain Nov. 21 against Jacksonville, but said Delhomme would get the bulk of Read More…

Browns: Team makes minor moves

BEREA — The Browns promoted receiver Jordan Norwood from the practice squad Tuesday and waived kick returner Clifton Smith. Norwood (5-foot-11, 179 pounds) spent the first 11 weeks on the practice squad. He was originally signed by Cleveland as an undrafted rookie on May 1, 2009, was waived and spent 13 weeks on Philadelphia’s practice Read More…

Browns: Mangini praises Delhomme but won’t name him starter

BEREA — Coach Eric Mangini hates the interceptions as much as the disgruntled fans do. But he won’t overlook the positives of quarterback Jake Delhomme and join the angry mob. Mangini remained relieved Monday after the Browns escaped with a 24-23 win over Carolina on Sunday. He criticized the team’s turnovers — like he always Read More…