June 29, 2016

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Browns coach Eric Mangini loves winter weather

BEREA – Let it snow! Let it snow! Drivers and holiday shoppers might disagree with the sentiment, but Browns coach Eric Mangini is a huge fan of the white stuff and all that accompanies it. “I really do love this weather,” he said Thursday. “I think it’s great football weather and I think if you Read More…

Abram Elam’s impact with Browns tough to miss

BEREA — Surrounded by celebrated rookies Joe Haden and T.J. Ward, veteran leader Sheldon Brown and talented but erratic Eric Wright, safety Abram Elam is easily overshadowed in the Browns secondary. His play the last three weeks can’t be ignored. Elam’s totaled 20 tackles, two interceptions, two sacks and a fumble he forced and returned Read More…

Browns notes: Hodges takes special honor in stride

BEREA — Punter Reggie Hodges ranks sixth in the NFL in net average, signed a two-year contract extension last month and was named AFC special teams player of the week Wednesday. He hasn’t gotten a big head. “It must be a slow week in the NFL,” Hodges said when asked about the award. “Must not Read More…

Browns QB Colt McCoy out today, could practice this week

BEREA – Browns rookie quarterback Colt McCoy wasn’t scheduled to practice Wednesday, but coach Eric Mangini said there’s a chance he’ll participate Thursday or Friday. Jake Delhomme’s expected to start Sunday in Buffalo, his third straight. “There’s a shot for him practicing this week,” Mangini said of McCoy. “I wouldn’t say it’s a slam dunk, Read More…

Does race matter as Peyton Hillis nears rushing milestone?

Peyton Hillis is a virtual lock to reach 1,000 yards rushing Sunday in Buffalo. He needs just 38 and will face the Bills’ last-ranked run defense. Hillis would be the ninth Brown to hit the milestone. He’d be the NFL’s first white running back to reach 1,000 since Craig James in 1985. The Browns have Read More…

Browns better? Yes, but Mangini not satisfied

BEREA — Picture it, if you dare. Browns president Mike Holmgren and coach Eric Mangini spotting each other at 40,000 feet and running down the aisle toward one another. Use slow-motion, like a reunion scene in a movie, but with an “America’s Funniest Home Videos” ending. The midair celebration hasn’t happened, but the idea doesn’t Read More…

Browns notes: Joe Thomas says Miami’s priority was shutting down Hillis

BEREA — Left tackle Joe Thomas had a simple explanation for the uncharacteristically slow day of running back Peyton Hillis on Sunday in the 13-10 win over the Dolphins. “We knew going in, from what they were saying in the media, that that was their No. 1 goal. They were not going to let Peyton Read More…

Browns 13, Dolphins 10: Browns pick off a win with interception, FG

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Take that, Miami. South Beach still has the warmth and the hot people, and the Heat still has LeBron James and a thumping of the Cavaliers last week. But Cleveland got a hard-fought Browns victory over the Dolphins on Sunday on a perfect 76-degree day. Cleveland 13, Miami 10. More photos Read More…

Joe Haden proves he’s a playmaker

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — The Dolphins threw deep at Joe Haden. They threw hooks at him. They threw screens at him. They ran at him. Haden didn’t flinch. The Browns No. 1 draft pick in April played his best game as a pro Sunday in Cleveland’s 13-10 victory over the Dolphins. Haden intercepted a pass Read More…

Browns notes: No mistaking Jake’s solid game

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Jake Delhomme said he’s always mindful of not throwing the backbreaking interception. In Sunday’s 13-10 win over the Dolphins, it looked that way. Delhomme threw the ball away, checked down to running back Peyton Hillis and tight end Benjamin Watson, didn’t force the ball into coverage and avoided the costly mistake Read More…