September 21, 2014

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Browns notes: Donte Stallworth’s place on the team being evaluated

BEREA — Receiver Donte Stallworth could rejoin the Browns in time for training camp, but it’s unclear if the team wants him back. Stallworth pleaded guilty Tuesday to DUI manslaughter charges in Florida and was sentenced to 30 days in prison and two years of house arrest. One of his lawyers said the plea agreement Read More…

Browns analysis: New coach Eric Mangini already has his believers, but there’s still a lot to learn about this team

BEREA — The greatest Brown of all time is impressed with the latest man charged with returning the frustrated franchise to its former glory. “What you have is a man with a plan, and it’s about football,” Hall of Fame running back and team adviser Jim Brown said of coach Eric Mangini. “He deals with Read More…

Browns notes: Quarterback battle still far from decided

BEREA — The quarterback derby is neck-and-neck. After the final minicamp practice Saturday, coach Eric Mangini said Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson will enter training camp even in their competition to be the starter. “We’re going to go into training camp …,” Mangini said, using his right hand to draw a flat plane. What has Read More…

Role could grow: Browns running back Jerome Harrison getting positive reviews from new coach

BEREA — Normally a comparison by the new coach to one of his favorite former players would elicit a broad smile, a lively step or a puffed-out chest. But this is running back Jerome Harrison’s fourth year in the NFL and he’s been the subject of offseason hype before. So he’s not getting his hopes Read More…

Browns notes: Hobbling Derek Anderson sits out afternoon minicamp session

BEREA — Quarterback Derek Anderson missed the afternoon practice Friday with what appeared to be a leg injury. He worked with trainers and watched team drills as Brady Quinn took all the snaps with the first team. Anderson and Quinn are competing for the starting job. Coach Eric Mangini met with the media between practices, Read More…

Let it rain: Browns coach Eric Mangini likes bad weather, says it helps team get used to tough conditions

BEREA — A couple of questions posed decades ago by Creedence Clearwater Revival were answered Thursday at Browns minicamp. Cleveland players have finally seen the rain. And Eric Mangini isn’t about to stop it. Practice started in the rain, and it never halted. Practice, or the rain. If anyone needed another example how much has Read More…

Browns notes: Dawson kicks off the rust, but stays silent on contract demands

BEREA — Phil Dawson wants a new contract. He just doesn’t want to talk about it. The Browns kicker practiced Thursday at the start of a three-day mandatory minicamp. He skipped a pair or “voluntary” minicamps and the organized team activities (OTAs). He has two years remaining on his deal at $1 million apiece. “This Read More…

Browns: Offensive lineman added to mix

BEREA — The Browns added an offensive lineman to the mix Friday, signing tackle George Foster. Foster, a six-year veteran, spent the last two years with the Lions, playing in 19 games, including 12 starts. He played in only four games in 2008, with three starts. The 20th pick by Denver in 2003, Foster (6-foot-5, Read More…

Browns QB battle looks to be a long one: Coach Eric Mangini says process will eventually reveal starter

BEREA — Derek Anderson is already tired of talking about his quarterback competition with Brady Quinn. “I think we’re overanalyzing the whole thing,” he said Thursday after a practice during organized team activities. “We’re in June. I play my best, Brady plays his best and Coach picks who goes in. “We’re not going to beat Read More…

Browns notes: Donte Stallworth enters not-guilty plea in DUI manslaughter case

BEREA — Receiver Donte Stallworth pleaded not guilty to DUI manslaughter charges Thursday in Miami. A pedestrian died in March when Stallworth hit him with his Bentley. The plea was entered at a court hearing by Stallworth’s attorney, according to the Associated Press. Stallworth did not appear in court, and a trial date has not Read More…