April 2, 2015

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Holmgren mum on whether Mangini stays with Browns

BEREA — New president Mike Holmgren is designing a structure for the Browns organization from his home in Arizona. When he arrives in town next Monday, he’ll begin putting the plan in place. Whether that vision includes coach Eric Mangini remains to be seen. Holmgren, speaking to the local media for the first time Monday Read More…

Holmgren: Mangini’s future isn’t decided

BEREA — New Browns president Mike Holmgren said Monday he hasn’t made a decision on coach Eric Mangini’s future. Holmgren, speaking for the first time with the Cleveland media on a conference call from Arizona, said he’ll arrive in town next Monday and meet with Mangini. The Browns have won three straight to improve to Read More…

Browns 23, Raiders 9: Third straight win may save Mangini

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CLEVELAND — If the Jets had finished 2008 like this, Eric Mangini never would’ve been fired. The Browns won their third straight game Sunday, beating the hot-tempered Oakland Raiders 23-9 at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The reborn Browns have won three in a row two other times, 2001 and 2007, but even an unprecedented four-game surge Read More…

Plenty of stories to watch today when Browns meet Raiders

CLEVELAND — Mike Holmgren begins his job as president this week and may be a special guest today at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Eric Mangini could be in his final days as Browns coach. Charlie Frye returns to town as Oakland’s starting quarterback, just as Derek Anderson re-enters the starting lineup for the Browns. The Raiders Read More…

Browns notes: Offensive line’s play vs. Chiefs attracts national notice

BEREA – Jerome Harrison rushed for 286 yards, the team totaled 351 rushing yards and Brady Quinn wasn’t sacked. “You don’t have those types of games maybe but once in your career, maybe twice,” left guard Eric Steinbach said. “It’s kinda like an offensive lineman’s dream.” The line often gets overlooked when the offense has Read More…

New Browns president has a lot to do … and we’re more than happy to tell him where to start

Mike Holmgren restored the Packers’ pride and turned the lowly Seahawks into a respected and perennial playoff contender. The challenge he just accepted could be the most difficult of his career. Holmgren was hired Monday as president of the Browns. They haven’t won a playoff game since 1994, haven’t reached the postseason since 2002 and Read More…

Despite getting cut, Elyria Catholic grad Matt Wilhelm never thought his NFL career was over

Matt Wilhelm was supposed to be in San Diego in September. Instead, he spent the month working one-on-one with a trainer at Elyria Catholic High School, his alma mater. Wilhelm landed on his feet with the San Francisco 49ers, but not before his life in the Southern California paradise was interrupted when the Chargers cut Read More…

Charlie Frye to make Cleveland homecoming with Raiders

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BEREA — Brady Quinn. Derek Anderson. Brett Ratliff. No matter who’s throwing the ball for the Browns next year, Charlie Frye said they’ll all benefit immensely from playing under new president Mike Holmgren. “It’s not just Brady, it’s any quarterback who’s out there, whoever’s on Cleveland’s roster,” Frye said Wednesday night on a conference call. Read More…

Brady Quinn hurt, placed on IR

BEREA — Brady Quinn has led the Browns to two straight victories, but he won’t have the chance to make it three in a row. The third-year quarterback was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a left foot injury, prematurely ending his season and elevating Derek Anderson to the starting job. Cleveland was 2-7 in Read More…

Browns discuss Holmgren hire

BEREA — Eric Mangini knows his fate rests in Mike Holmgren’s hands. He hopes Holmgren remembers what it’s like to be a coach struggling through a difficult season — and that it doesn’t necessarily mean a change should be made. “If you’ve been a head coach, you understand the different things that go into any Read More…