September 30, 2014

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Browns camp update: Mangini mum on injuries

As receiver Braylon Edwards is about to miss his sixth straight practice of training camp with an undisclosed injury, Browns coach Eric Mangini defended his philosophy of not revealing or discussing injuries. Mangini said he doesn’t like to set timetables for injuries, because they often are wrong or set artificial expectations. He also believes teams incur Read More…

Mangini has team hitting hard to get ready for regular season

BEREA — Tight end Aaron Walker catches a ball over the middle and promptly gets drilled in the back by linebacker Eric Barton. Tight end Steve Heiden engages linebacker Kamerion Wimbley on a running play and drives him to the ground. Linebacker D’Qwell Jackson sprints at running back James Davis, swallows him up and drops Read More…

Browns notes: Smith happy for chance

BEREA — Shaun Smith is fighting for a roster spot along a crowded defensive line. While that’s not the ideal situation for a guy who started 19 games the last two seasons, he’s not complaining. “I’m just happy to have a job, man, be able to play football,” Smith said Monday between two-a-day practices. “I’m Read More…

Browns camp update: Hard hits and full pads

The Browns have been in full pads three times in their first four practices. On Sunday, they did a live tackling drill in which the defender’s goal was to take the offensive player to the ground. Whenever there’s a hitting drill — and there are plenty — coach Eric Mangini is nearby watching intently. Browns Read More…

Father knows best: Buddy Ryan’s expertise could help son, Browns

BEREA — Buddy Ryan coached in the NFL for nearly 30 years. He was an assistant on the 1969 Jets team that upset the Colts to win Super Bowl III. He got into a sideline fight with fellow assistant Kevin Gilbride. He was head coach of the Eagles and Cardinals. But he is best known Read More…

Browns notes: Mangini lays down the law

BEREA — Coach Eric Mangini had seen enough. A sloppy no-huddle drill turned uglier with back-to-back false start penalties by linemen Isaac Sowells and Kurt Quarterman and a bounced shotgun snap from center Hank Fraley. So Mangini sent the entire offense on a lap around the field. “Guys were jumping offsides and the ball was Read More…

Drill, baby, drill: New Browns coach Eric Mangini opens camp with focus on working players hard, building cohesion

BEREA – On the eve of the first practice of his first training camp as Browns coach, Eric Mangini got a surprise on his drive out of the team complex. “I was leaving the facility and I had to check twice. Somebody was camping out for this morning,” Mangini said Saturday following the morning practice Read More…

Edwards bored just watching: Browns receiver sidelined by mystery injury, but he says it’s not serious

BEREA – Braylon Edwards walked onto the practice field Saturday morning without pads and carrying his cleats. At least he was wearing sneakers – he learned something from last year’s training camp accident in which his stocking foot was spiked – but that’s far from the ideal way to begin training camp in a contract Read More…

Browns notes: Joshua Cribbs wants to play, but also wants a new deal

BEREA – Joshua Cribbs reported to Browns camp on time and practiced Saturday. His next move remains a mystery – even to him. “I can’t make any predictions on what I’m going to do in the future,” he said following the morning practice of two-a-days. “I can tell you I want to be out here Read More…

Five players to watch as the Browns open training camp today

The Browns open training camp this morning with a new head coach and coaching staff. While the commanding presence of Eric Mangini is a noticeable — and significant — change in the franchise, the players will ultimately determine if the Browns can reverse their fortunes after a 4-12 finish in 2008. Here are five to Read More…