December 19, 2014

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Josh Gordon — and Browns — enjoy his return

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon moves against Atlanta Falcons outside linebacker Kroy Biermann. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson )

ATLANTA — Josh Gordon knows how to make an entrance. He just has to work on eliminating the messy exits. Gordon returned from a 10-game suspension and had perhaps the largest impact Sunday in the Browns’ 26-24 last-second win. He led the team with eight catches and 120 yards and was targeted 16 times by Read More…

Browns 26, Falcons 24: Billy Cundiff kicks winning field goal as time expires

ATLANTA — The Browns had the game, lost it and got it back. The end is all that matters. Billy Cundiff made a 37-yard field goal as time expired to lift Cleveland to a 26-24 win inside the Georgia Dome. Quarterback Brian Hoyer, who had thrown two fourth-quarter interceptions, led the final drive. He was Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns Pregame Update: ILB Karlos Dansby inactive, OLB Jabaal Sheard will play; points of interest; important numbers; the prediction

ATLANTA — The Browns will be without their defensive leader today against Atlanta, as inside linebacker Karlos Dansby is inactive. The Browns will have outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard, who will play despite suffering a foot injury last week. Coach Mike Pettine originally feared Sheard would miss the rest of the season, but he got a Read More…

Browns expecting wide receiver Josh Gordon’s return to generate new opportunities for offense

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon warms up before an NFL preseason game. Gordon's 10-game suspension for repeated violations of the NFL's drug policy is set to end Monday, when the Pro Bowler will be allowed to rejoin his teammates after being exiled since September. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

ATLANTA — Brian Hoyer may not recognize what he sees when he gets to the line of scrimmage today inside the Georgia Dome. It’s called space. After a season of eight and nine defenders packing the box to stuff the run, Hoyer will have to lift his head to find the safeties. They’ll be well Read More…

Browns Notes: Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan impressed with WR Josh Gordon

Wide receiver Josh Gordon catches a pass during his return to the field Wednesday following his 10-game suspension. (AP/Photo, The Plain Dealer, Chuck Crow)

BEREA — Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has had receiver Josh Gordon back for two practices. He likes what he’s seen. “He fits in great. We love real good receivers,” Shanahan said Thursday. “I’ve been excited with Josh and how he’s looked. He’s come back in good shape and each day you get out there you Read More…

Browns top pick Justin Gilbert sits as undrafted rookie K’Waun Williams excels at nickelback

Cleveland Browns defensive back K'Waun Williams breaks up a pass in the end zone against Houston Texans wide receiver Damaris Johnson. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — The question to defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil was about rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert. The answer was a tribute to rookie nickelback K’Waun Williams. “I would say that K’Waun Williams has earned the right to be on the field,” O’Neil said Thursday. “I think that you would struggle to find a corner that was Read More…

VIDEO: Browns WR Josh Gordon returns to practice, says he’s ‘very ready’ to contribute to playoff push

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BEREA — Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” blared through the field house speakers Wednesday as the Browns began stretching. It set the perfect mood for receiver Josh Gordon’s return to the practice field after serving a 10-game drug suspension. He’s back for the final six-game stretch and said he’s “extremely pumped” to be part Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns OLB Jabaal Sheard ‘day-to-day’ with rare foot injury

Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard is helped off the field after an injury against the Houston Texans Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — The Browns caught a break on the injury front. Outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard won’t need surgery on his foot and should be back soon, a league source confirmed to The Chronicle-Telegram this morning. The source referred to Sheard as day-to-day. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport was first to report the news. Sheard came up Read More…

Browns waive disgruntled RB Ben Tate, who had seen his playing time slashed

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A week after running back Ben Tate said he wasn’t satisfied with his shrinking role, the Browns showed their dissatisfaction with Tate. Tate was released Tuesday morning, ending a short and disappointing stint in Cleveland. “With all the transactions we make while constructing our roster, it will always be our intent to do what is Read More…

Browns: Team dealing with significant injuries to LBs Dansby, Sheard

Cleveland linebacker Karlos Dansby is led off the field after sustaining an injury Sunday in a loss to the Texans at FirstEnergy Stadium. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — If the Browns are going to make a playoff push, they’ll have to do it without a pair of defensive stalwarts. Coach Mike Pettine said Monday that outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard (foot) could miss the rest of the season and inside linebacker Karlos Dansby (knee) may be out “upwards of a month” following Read More…