April 19, 2014

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Browns notes: NT Rogers has monster game

 JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The game was over, the win finally preserved, and Shaun Rogers was spent. He dropped to one knee in the middle of the field and stayed there. As his teammates celebrated, those wishing to include him in the party had to come to him. “I was tired as all get-out,” Rogers said Read More…

Crennel wants Browns to keep focus on field: But can team really leave distractions behind and just play ball?

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Coach Romeo Crennel spent the week in the eye of the storm. Arguably his best player, tight end Kellen Winslow, was suspended for today’s game against the Jaguars. His boss, general manager Phil Savage, uncorked an emotional rant on the radio but left Crennel to answer the many sensitive questions involving the Read More…

Browns: Rushing defense will be on the spot

 BEREA — Getting an accurate read on the Browns defense is almost as difficult as figuring out which side to believe on Issue 6. The Browns have allowed 146.3 rushing yards per game — normally the most telling defensive statistic — which ranks 26th in the NFL. But they’ve only allowed 17.6 points a game Read More…

Browns notes: TE Rucker hoping to get his chance

 BEREA — Rookie tight end Martin Rucker is waiting and hoping. With Kellen Winslow suspended for Sunday’s game in Jacksonville, Rucker moves up to third on the depth chart. While that’s better than fourth, he still doesn’t know if he’ll be active Sunday. “It’s difficult not knowing whether you’re going to dress. And if you Read More…

Browns GM Savage fires back, says Winslow suspension justified

BEREA — Phil Savage’s voice got louder as it filled with emotion. It wasn’t yet 8 o’clock Thursday morning, but the general manager was fired up as he defended himself and the organization for suspending tight end Kellen Winslow. “I capitalize that word, T-E-A-M. The Browns are bigger than one person,” Savage said on his Read More…

Browns notes: Braylon rips Chudzinski’s play calling

BEREA — Receiver Braylon Edwards admitted Thursday he’s yet to find his groove this season. He doesn’t think offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski has, either. “He has a couple of games where I only got three passes a game, so we all have to find a way to get in that groove,” Edwards said. “Be it Read More…

Browns suspend Winslow for game: GM Savage says tight end’s comments violate club’s ‘team-first concept’

BEREA — Pro Bowl tight end Kellen Winslow’s rant against the organization, in particular general manager Phil Savage, will cost him $235,294 after the Browns suspended him for a game Tuesday evening for conduct detrimental to the team. Winslow must forfeit a game check, which is worth a 17th of his $4 million salary. Winslow Read More…

Browns suspend Winslow for a week

BEREA – Tight end Kellen Winslow was suspended one game by the Browns for conduct detrimental to the team, general manager Phil Savage announced this evening in a statement.   Winslow will forfeit a game check, which is worth $235,294, or a 17th of his $4 million salary. Winslow won’t attend meetings or practice this Read More…

More controversy: Crennel confirms Winslow had staph infection, but isn’t happy tight end spoke his mind to media

BEREA — Coach Romeo Crennel was disappointed Kellen Winslow took his frustration with general manager Phil Savage to the media and was considering discipline for creating a distraction. But Crennel, who verified that Winslow had a staph infection, also supported Winslow and his future with the team. “I’m just saying that if he has an Read More…

Browns notes: Plenty of reasons for Anderson’s struuggles, according to Crennel

BEREA — Coach Romeo Crennel tried to explain Derek Anderson’s fall from grace Monday. A week earlier, on “Monday Night Football,” Anderson threw for 310 yards and two touchdowns and looked like a Pro Bowler. Six days later, he went 14-for-37 for 136 yards, a touchdown and a 57.9 rating in a 14-11 loss to Read More…