April 25, 2014

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Browns notes: Winslow may play against Redskins

BEREA — Coach Romeo Crennel didn’t give any details about tight end Kellen Winslow’s undisclosed illness, but he’s hopeful he can play Sunday at Washington. “Kellen is at home and he’s resting,” Crennel said Tuesday. “He asked us for his privacy, so I’m not talking about it until he chooses to talk about it or Read More…

Rebirth of the Browns: Big win over Super Bowl champion Giants gives Browns’ season new life, hope

CLEVELAND — Welcome back, Browns. Welcome back to “Monday Night Football.” Welcome back to NFL relevance. The Browns (2-3), given up for dead by football fans near and far (especially near), upset the Super Bowl champion and previously undefeated New York Giants 35-14 Monday night at Cleveland Browns Stadium. It was a performance worthy of Read More…

Browns 35, Giants 14: Breaking down the Browns’ big win

THUMBS UP Derek Anderson, Browns quarterback He silenced the “Brady, Brady” chants before they could get started. Anderson, right, had his best outing of the season — by far — as the Browns showed the nation they’re not ready to give up on the season. Anderson was 18-for-29 for two touchdowns, no interceptions and a Read More…

Giants, national spotlight offer Browns chance at redemption: Win over Super Bowl champs could turn season around

CLEVELAND — For those unfamiliar with “Monday Night Football” — it has been five looooong years since the Browns played on the unique stage — Hank Williams Jr. opens every telecast by screaming: Are you ready for some football? When it comes to the Browns’ matchup with the Giants tonight on ESPN, he should tweak Read More…

Browns vs. Giants: Breaking down the game

MARQUEE MATCHUP Giants QB Eli Manning vs. Browns pass defense Eli Manning is the toast of New York after being named Super Bowl MVP in the Giants’ first championship in 17 years and opening this season with four straight wins. Just 11 months ago, he was a month-old onion bagel headed to the dumpster. “It Read More…

Giants’ Hixon is Frye’s guy: Former Browns quarterback recognized receiver’s talent while teammates at Akron

BEREA — Charlie Frye decided it was time to speak up. Giants receiver Domenik Hixon had thrust himself into the NFL consciousness with 102 yards and his first career receiving touchdown in a 44-6 win over Frye’s Seahawks last Sunday, and the ex-Browns quarterback was being asked to comment on his former Akron Zips teammate Read More…

K2 not OK: Browns tight end spends two nights in hospital with undisclosed illness, is only 50-50 to play Monday night

BEREA — Pro Bowl tight end Kellen Winslow spent a second straight night in the hospital Friday with an undisclosed illness, but the Browns remained hopeful that he might be able to play Monday night against the Giants. Coach Romeo Crennel said there’s a 50-50 chance he’ll play, and Winslow was officially listed as questionable Read More…

Browns notes: Williams not backing away from his comments about the Giants

BEREA — Corey Williams’ comments earlier in the week created a “controversy” big enough to find room on the back page of the New York tabloids, but he took the dust-up in stride. “Man, you know what? The only thing I gotta say, we’re only a couple days away,” Williams said Friday. “We’ll see. That’s Read More…

Winslow 50-50 for Monday’s game

BEREA – Browns Pro Bowl tight end Kellen Winslow spent Thursday night in the hospital with an undisclosed illness, and coach Romeo Crennel said there’s a 50-50 he’ll play Monday night against the Giants. Winslow didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday after feeling fine earlier in the week. Crennel said he anticipated Winslow being released from Read More…

Crennel warns Browns players to keep politics to themselves

BEREA — Free speech may be protected by the First Amendment, but it’s not the No. 1 priority in the Browns locker room. Coach Romeo Crennel gathered the players after practice Wednesday, told them not to let politics become a dividing force within the team and warned them to avoid the rancor prevalent in today’s Read More…