October 21, 2014

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Petrak: Quinn should be Browns’ QB

It’s time. While I highly doubt Browns coach Eric Mangini will end the suspense and announce his starting quarterback today, he should. The regular season is less than two weeks away, the Browns have only two practices this week and the goal of the preseason finale is to not get anyone hurt. So the quarterback Read More…

Browns’ OL Tucker has knee surgery

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…

Browns 23, Titans 17: Team shines; Quinn outplays Anderson

CLEVELAND — The Browns got a nice victory over a tough Tennessee Titans team Saturday night. Perhaps more importantly, they seemed to gain a measure of clarity in the quarterback competition. The Browns were outclassed and fell behind 7-0 in the first quarter, but used a blocked field goal by Robaire Smith and timely turnovers Read More…

Time to get serious: Tonight’s Titans game could tell a lot about Browns’ season

CLEVELAND – How the Browns fare in 2009 will remain a mystery until the season starts Sept. 13, if not longer. But tonight’s preseason game against the Tennessee Titans could provide the greatest glimpse into what’s ahead this fall in the first year under coach Eric Mangini. The third preseason game is the dress rehearsal Read More…

Browns players mingling in new-look locker room

BEREA — Braylon Edwards is out of his comfort zone. And he likes it. For four years, he occupied the same locker at Browns headquarters. He was among his fellow receivers, adjacent to the quarterbacks and across from the tight ends. In the first year of the Eric Mangini Era, Edwards is on the other Read More…

Age just a number? Browns’ Lewis hits 30, still believes he can carry the rushing load

BEREA – Jamal Lewis hit the big 3-0 Wednesday. He didn’t keel over, start walking with a cane or announce his retirement. He did take some ribbing from his teammates. “Talk about the ’70s and Ozzie Newsome,” receiver Braylon Edwards said as they switched spots in front of the assembled media. The history of the Read More…

Browns analysis: Anderson staying close to Quinn in QB race

Derek Anderson is making things hard for Eric Mangini, and Brady Quinn fans. Quinn was the presumptive pick to win the starting quarterback job when training camp opened, but Anderson won’t go away. He’s thrown the ball well since the beginning of camp and made his loudest statement Saturday night with a strong first quarter Read More…

Big improvement: Browns look like different team against Lions … even score a touchdown

CLEVELAND – Another week of practice under coach Eric Mangini, or a visit from the dreadful Detroit Lions? You make the call. Whatever the reason, the Browns were much improved Saturday night in their second preseason game. They ended their seven-game touchdown drought on the opening possession, scored on their first four possessions behind quarterback Read More…

Browns players and fans hoping for relief from TD drought

CLEVELAND — A touchdown. It’s a common occurrence across the NFL. The Colts’ Peyton Manning needed just one series to get one Thursday night, then only a play for No. 2. A touchdown. It would be enough to let Browns players and fans exhale. The Browns haven’t scored an offensive touchdown since Nov. 17 at Read More…

The unknown QB: Mangini vows he won’t rush into a decision on starter

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BEREA — The questions keep coming. Which quarterback will start the second preseason game Saturday night? How much will each quarterback play? When will the regular-season starter be named? The answers don’t follow. The ongoing battle between Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson remains the hottest topic among fans and media, but coach Eric Mangini won’t Read More…