February 8, 2016

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Browns pregame notes from New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS – A few pregame notes/thoughts from the Big Easy as the Browns prepare to play the Super Bowl champion Saints. ** Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy will make his second straight start, as Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace are inactive for the second straight week with high ankle sprains. McCoy played well in his Read More…

Browns: Texans McCoy, Brees set to square off today

NEW ORLEANS — The comparison is tempting. Drew Brees and Colt McCoy are Texas natives. Brees is listed at 6-foot, McCoy 6-1. They’ve come as far as they have with accuracy and intelligence. The comparison is premature — by a few years. McCoy knows this better than anyone. “Obviously, I don’t deserve to have my Read More…

Browns: Cribbs OK with hit that knocked him out of game

BEREA – Joshua Cribbs can’t forgive Steelers linebacker James Harrison. You can’t forgive someone when you don’t think he did anything wrong. The league office, members of the Browns and some in the media took shots at Harrison this week for his style of play – to the point he considered retirement. But Cribbs came Read More…

Joshua Cribbs defends Steelers LB James Harrison

BEREA – Browns receiver Joshua Cribbs holds no grudge against Steelers linebacker James Harrison, despite a helmet-to-helmet hit that gave Cribbs a concussion and knocked him out of the game Sunday. “He’s a vicious linebacker, he’s a good linebacker,” Cribbs said Friday after his first practice of the week. “If he had played for us, Read More…

Joshua Cribbs back at Browns practice, expected to play Sunday

BEREA – Joshua Cribbs, the Browns’ Mr. Everything, returned to practice Friday after missing two days. Coach Eric Mangini expects him to play Sunday in New Orleans. Cribbs and receiver Mohamed Massaquoi suffered concussions Sunday in Pittsburgh on shots to the head from Steelers linebacker James Harrison. Massaquoi didn’t practice all week, but Mangini wouldn’t Read More…

Diplomat, Browns fan: Condoleezza Rice meets with her favorite team

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BEREA — Condoleezza Rice is a true Cleveland Browns fan. Not only does she keep a plain orange helmet in her office, she also has kept the faith despite all the losing. Rice, former Secretary of State under President George W. Bush, stopped by Browns headquarters Thursday afternoon to visit her favorite team. She spoke Read More…

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice addresses Browns

BEREA – Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice stopped by Browns headquarters Thursday afternoon to visit her favorite team. She spoke to the players and answered their questions about foreign policy, then briefly addressed the media. “It’s a team I’m sure is going in the right direction,” Rice said. “I continue to be an optimist Read More…

Browns WR Joshua Cribbs, Mohamed Massaquoi still out following concussions

BEREA – Browns receivers Joshua Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi were held out of practice against Thursday as they recover from concussions suffered Sunday in a 28-10 loss to Pittsburgh. Coach Eric Mangini said they were at team headquarters and participating in meetings. Their status for Sunday in New Orleans in uncertain. “They’re both getting better,” Read More…

Browns linebacker Scott Fujita calls NFL hypocrites on big hits

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BEREA — Scott Fujita wants players to be pro­tected. He hates seeing his teammates, or oppo­nents, stagger off the field with concussions caused by hits to the helmet. But the outspoken Browns linebacker has signif­icant problems with how league officials are han­dling the issue after a series of fierce collisions across the league Sunday. The Read More…

Browns notes: McCoy back under center

BEREA — Rookie quarter­back Colt McCoy impressed coaches and teammates with the way he handled his NFL debut at Pittsburgh’s Heinz Field. Next up: the deafening sounds of the Louisiana Super­dome. Browns coach Eric Mangini said Wednesday that McCoy will make his second straight start Sunday in New Orleans unless Jake Delhomme or Seneca Wallace Read More…