January 26, 2015

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Irate Browns fans refusing to attend home games

CLEVELAND — The regular-season sellout streak at Cleveland Browns Stadium will reach 85 this afternoon. Every game since 1999 has been sold out and shown on local television, despite the Browns being 55-116 overall and 28-56 on the lakefront. But twice in the last four weeks, owner Randy Lerner has needed help to buy the Read More…

BREAKING NEWS: No Browns blackout Sunday

BEREA — The Browns game Sunday vs. the San Diego Chargers will be shown on local television, the team announced this afternoon. The Browns, WOIO-TV (Channel 19) and several local establishments combined to purchase the remaining tickets. There were “a few thousand” left Thursday afternoon when the Browns received a 24-hour extension from the NFL. Read More…

Browns update: Eric Wright uncertain for Sunday

BEREA — Browns cornerback Eric Wright didn’t practice during the 30 minutes open to the media Friday morning. That’s bad news for a team that placed two starters (nose tackle Shaun Rogers, safety Brodney Pool) on injured reserve this week and could be without two others (defensive end Kenyon Coleman, linebacker Kamerion Wimbley). Wright said Read More…

Business as usual for Browns

BEREA — The offensive linemen went one-on-one, working on their technique with no shortage of contact. The cornerbacks tried to keep up with the wideouts in a passing drill. The special teams units covered kicks. Everyone was in full pads. A day after Jamal Lewis’ career and Brodney Pool’s season ended due to problems from Read More…

Browns notes: Cornerback McDonald demoted, not even a backup

McDonald

BEREA — Cornerback Brandon McDonald thought things were bad when he was demoted from starter to backup two games ago. They’ve gotten worse. “I didn’t even get any reps with the backups,” McDonald said Thursday morning regarding practice Wednesday. “So I’m a specialist.” McDonald, a fifth-round pick out of Memphis in 2007, started two games Read More…

Concussions end Lewis’ career, put Pool’s in jeopardy

BEREA — Jamal Lewis couldn’t have envisioned his career ending like this. Not with a 1-yard carry for a 1-10 team, followed by a nerve-racking trip to the doctor. Lewis was placed on injured reserve Wednesday night with post-concussion symptoms. He announced last month this would be the final season of his 10-year career. The Read More…

Browns safety Brodney Pool likely out for the season

Pool

BEREA — Browns safety Brodney Pool is likely done for the season following a concussion suffered Sunday in a 16-7 loss to Cincinnati. It’s at least the fourth of his five-year career, and coach Eric Mangini said Wednesday he was definitely out for this week’s game against San Diego and “there’s a chance he won’t Read More…

Browns notes: Pool’s fourth head injury could end his season

BEREA — Safety Brodney Pool will have a serious decision to make when the cobwebs clear. Pool suffered at least his fourth concussion in his five-year career Sunday in a 16-7 loss to the Bengals. The latest medical studies show the long-term dangers of concussions, including a correlation between the number of concussions and the Read More…

Browns nose tackle Shaun Rogers out for the season with leg injury

Rogers

BEREA — The Browns allowed 210 yards rushing Sunday in Cincinnati, and nose tackle Shaun Rogers wasn’t carted off until the final four minutes. They won’t have to wait long to see how much worse it can get without him. Rogers is done for the year with a lower leg injury that will require surgery Read More…

Browns’ Shaun Rogers placed on injured reserve, needs surgery, Mangini says

BEREA — Things can get worse for the 1-10 Browns. Nose tackle Shaun Rogers is headed to injured reserve with a lower leg injury that will require surgery, coach Eric Mangini announced this afternoon. Mangini didn’t give the specific injury. Rogers, who went to the Pro Bowl last season, was engaged with a Bengals lineman Read More…