September 22, 2014

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Ravens 23, Browns 21: Cleveland wastes several chances, loses on field goal as time expires

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker and holder Sam Koch watch Tucker's 32-yard field goal to beat the Cleveland Browns, 23-21, Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CLEVELAND — The Browns had the chance to go into the bye week 2-1. They had the chance to have a mountain of momentum following last week’s win over the Saints. They had the chance to move a game ahead of the Ravens in the AFC North. They had the chance to prove they aren’t Read More…

Brian Dulik: Browns have plenty of areas that need fixing, but QB isn’t one of them

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer passes against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer played a near-perfect game Sunday afternoon, completing 14 straight passes on his way to 290 yards and a touchdown against the Ravens. Unfortunately for the Browns, the same couldn’t be said about many of his teammates, who allowed Baltimore to steal a 23-21 win at FirstEnergy Stadium. “That’s a very good Read More…

Browns notes: Penalty negates trick play, spoils Johnny Manziel’s big moment

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel catches a pass on a trick play in the second quarter against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday. The play was called back on a Browns penalty. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CLEVELAND — The legend of “Johnny Football” could have grown exponentially Sunday afternoon, if not for an ill-timed penalty in the Browns’ 23-21 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel caught a 39-yard pass from Brian Hoyer in the second quarter, but it was erased because of an illegal shift committed by rookie Read More…

Browns special teams stumble badly against Ravens

Baltimore Ravens cornerback Asa Jackson blocks a field goal-attempt by Cleveland Browns kicker Billy Cundiff in the fourth quarter Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CLEVELAND — With the game hanging in the balance Sunday, the Browns’ special teams couldn’t tip the scale. Not only did the kicking game not help the Browns, it cost them dearly in a 23-21 loss to the Ravens at FirstEnergy Stadium that was decided when Justin Tucker nailed a 32-yard field goal as time Read More…

Browns Pregame Update: TE Jordan Cameron and LB Barkevious Mingo active; 3 points of interest; numbers game; the pick

CLEVELAND – The Browns (1-1) will have tight end Jordan Cameron, their No. 1 receiving threat, back today vs. the Baltimore Ravens (1-1). Kickoff is at 1 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium. Cameron didn’t play last week in the win over the Saints after injuring his shoulder in the opening loss to Pittsburgh. He returned to Read More…

Browns QB Brian Hoyer knows team history, relishes chance to start against Ravens

Brian Hoyer

Brian Hoyer was a frightened 10-year-old as the hammering, sawing and drilling grew louder around him. He was an eyewitness to the Browns’ departure to Baltimore as he sat in old Cleveland Stadium for its final game Dec. 17, 1995. “I just remember being scared at the game because of the people ripping out the Read More…

Browns Notes: Players see no backlash from NFL’s PR problems

BEREA — The ugly headlines keep coming for the NFL, but several Browns players said they haven’t felt the sting of guilt by association. “I think the vast majority of people realize that because one or two people got in trouble it doesn’t mean that everybody in the NFL is the same,” left tackle Joe Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel enjoyed first three snaps, says he’s proud of Brian Hoyer for winning drive vs. Saints

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel rolls away from pressure against the New Orleans Saints Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — Johnny Manziel didn’t want to overreact to his first three plays in the NFL, but they brought a smile to his face nearly a week later. “It was good,” he said Friday. “It was good to get the nerves off, shake a little rust off and just get out and run around for Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns WR Josh Gordon’s suspension reduced to 10 games

Josh Gordon

BEREA — Browns receiver Josh Gordon is back in the NFL and he’s welcome back inside Browns headquarters. He’ll be eligible to return to the field Nov. 23 against the Atlanta Falcons. Gordon was officially reinstated Friday after the NFL and NFL Players Association finalized a new substance abuse policy. His suspension was reduced to Read More…

It’s full speed ahead for Browns rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell

baby backs

BEREA — Ben Tate signed a two-year, $6.2 million contract March 15 to become the Browns’ featured running back. Just six months later, his status in Cleveland isn’t nearly as sunny because of “The Baby Backs.” Rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell have shined during Tate’s absence with a sprained right knee, creating major competition Read More…