October 22, 2014

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A Tweet and a leak reveal QB: Word is it’s Brady

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BEREA — Derek Anderson kept quiet, Brady Quinn played dumb and Eric Mangini guarded the information like a state secret. The news got out anyway. Bills receiver Terrell Owens sent well wishes to Quinn on his Twitter.com account Wednesday, “Congrats 2 Brady Quinn 4 starting job w/Cleveland Browns!!” And the Plain Dealer reported Quinn will Read More…

Browns’ run game a question

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Whomever Eric Mangini trots out to quarterback Sunday against Minnesota shouldn’t count on much help from the running game. Starting running back Jamal Lewis turned 30 last month and averaged 2.6 yards on 24 carries in the preseason. James Davis was a pleasant surprise in August, averaging 7.8 yards, but he’s a rookie. Jerome Harrison, Read More…

Mangini picks starting QB, but he’s not saying who it is

Who will it be? Mangini knows, but he's not telling.

BEREA — White smoke didn’t billow out of the chimney at Browns headquarters Monday, but the eagerly anticipated choice had been made. Coach Eric Mangini picked a starting quarterback for the season opener Sunday against Minnesota. Fitting of the secrecy of a papal election, however, Mangini declined to reveal whether it’s Brady Quinn or Derek Read More…

Browns notes: Cribbs wants and plans to play Sunday

BEREA — Joshua Cribbs is conflicted. He wants to play football, but he wants to get paid more money to do it. Cribbs skipped the start of voluntary minicamp but quickly returned. He attended mandatory minicamp and all of training camp, but wouldn’t rule out walking out when the season arrived. Well, the season has Read More…

Rumors wrong: Browns cuts don’t include Jamal Lewis

BEREA – Running back Jamal Lewis is still a Cleveland Brown. Coach Eric Mangini still hasn’t named a starting quarterback. “I really don’t have any additional information on the quarterbacks,” he said to open a conference call Saturday night. The stunner some suspected – the release of 10,000-yard rusher Lewis – didn’t happen. The whispers Read More…

Scott Petrak: Browns’ QB secrecy gets ridiculous

Going through the whole process, apparently, includes evaluating how Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson look standing on the sideline for an entire preseason game. Browns coach Eric Mangini can keep as many secrets as he wants – after all, the fans can live without the information – but not revealing his plan to sit both Read More…

Browns roster spots up for grabs tonight

Eric Mangini insists he hasn’t decided on a starting quarterback heading into tonight’s preseason finale in Chicago. Whether or not that’s the truth, there are plenty of other determinations to be made before the season starts Sept. 13. And this is the last chance for those on the bubble to secure roster spots. The league Read More…

No snap decision: Browns coach Mangini refuses to rush starting QB pick, says process not complete

BEREA – The longer Eric Mangini waits to pick a starting quarterback, the less time the winner has to find a rhythm with the rest of the first-team offense. Mangini doesn’t care. The Browns coach declined to name his regular-season starter Monday, despite Brady Quinn’s strong performance Saturday night in a 23-17 win over Tennessee Read More…

Browns notes: Veteran lineman Ryan Tucker reportedly released

BEREA – Ryan Tucker’s career with the Browns looks like it’s over. WKNR 850-AM reported Monday that the veteran offensive lineman had been released. The team wouldn’t confirm the move, but Tucker had arthroscopic knee surgery Wednesday so an injury settlement must be reached before he can be officially released. Tucker’s agent, Joseph Coletta, didn’t Read More…

Source: Browns lineman Tucker had knee surgery last week

Browns offensive lineman Ryan Tucker had arthroscopic knee surgery Wednesday, according to a source familiar with the situation. Arthroscopic surgery is usually performed to remove torn cartilage or scar tissue and isn’t nearly as serious as reconstructive surgery. The recovery time can be as short as two weeks, but it seems doubtful Tucker will be Read More…