July 31, 2014

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Browns vs. Bengals: Breaking it down

THUMBS UP Leon Hall, Bengals CB He scored the only touchdown Cincinnati needed when he returned an interception 50 yards in the first quarter. Hall entered the game with no interceptions in 14 games and left Cleveland with three, which tied a team record. He easily won the Michigan matchup with Braylon Edwards, added two Read More…

Browns vs. Bengals: Forecast calls for cold, snow and ugly

 CLEVELAND — Ugly could be the word of the day on the lakefront. The forecast calls for snow, wind and temperatures falling into the teens. The Browns and Bengals have a combined 6-21-1 record. The quarterbacks are a pair of eggheads with rag arms and rotten ratings. Then there’s the mood. Browns fans have had Read More…

Davis knows his time with Browns could be running out, but he plans to keep his emotions in check

BEREA — Andra Davis has lost 69 games in seven years as a Brown. For the pain and suffering alone, he should be recognized Sunday in what could be his final game at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Davis, whose service time trails only Phil Dawson’s decade among current players and includes just 42 wins, is set Read More…

Trade talk? Drop it: Edwards says he wants to lead Browns’ turnaround not leave town, despite recent critical comments

BEREA — Braylon Edwards’ criticism of the Cleveland fans isn’t an attempt to talk his way out of town, the receiver insisted Thursday. But he would like to be cut some slack. “I can’t apologize for what happened before I got here,” he said. “I wasn’t a part of ‘The Drive.’ I didn’t fumble at Read More…

Browns notes: Jurevicius excited about returning next season

BEREA — Joe Jurevicius’ knee feels better than it has in almost a year, which has him excited about returning to the field in 2009. The veteran receiver had his seventh knee surgery in 12 months Dec. 11. Originally scheduled for Vail, Colo., the surgery was performed by the renowned Dr. James Andrews in Alabama. Read More…

Rucker’s up, ready or not: Winslow, Heiden injuries thrust rookie tight end into the spotlight

BEREA — Asked last week for a scouting report on Martin Rucker, tight end Kellen Winslow said the rookie has a lot of potential, then added a qualifier. “He’s got a long way to go, just knowledge of the game, speed of the game, knowing when to run his routes off what coverage, that sort Read More…

Browns notes: Safety Jones ready to tackle new contract

BEREA — The Browns’ remaining two games have added meaning for safety Sean Jones. He’s going to be looking for a job soon and wants to impress possible employers. “I’m excited about these last two games, getting my resume out there,” he said Wednesday. Jones is in the last year of the five-year contract he Read More…

Past their prime (time): Browns don’t give national television audience much reason to care in blowout loss to Eagles

PHILADELPHIA — The rest of the country’s last memory of the Browns will be a 30-10 loss Monday night. Sorry, Northeast Ohio, you’re stuck with them. The Browns fell to 4-10 with their fourth straight loss and shouldn’t expect a return engagement in 2009 on “Monday Night Football,” or any other platform where ratings are Read More…

Browns vs. Eagles: Breaking it down

THUMBS UP Jason Avant, Eagles receiver The former Michigan Wolverine took advantage of soft coverage by the Browns cornerbacks to catch five balls for a career-high 101 yards. He entered the game with 25 catches and 260 yards this season, but came up big on third down Monday, especially early as the Eagles built an Read More…

Browns notes: Rogers having huge impact on special teams

PHILADELPHIA — Shaun Rogers is a candidate to make the Pro Bowl as a defensive lineman — the rosters will be announced this afternoon — but he wasn’t able to transform the Browns defense into a run-stuffing, top-10 unit as hoped. However, his impact was felt immediately on special teams. Rogers has blocked two field Read More…