July 26, 2014

Elyria
Cloudy
66°F
test

Hillis in final vs. Vick to see who will be on next Madden video game cover

Michael Vick

Peyton Hillis versus Michael Vick. Winner take all. Hillis, the Browns running back who quickly became a fan favorite last season, advanced to the finals of the tournament to determine the player who will be on the cover of “Madden NFL 12,” the latest edition of the popular video game series. He will face Vick, Read More…

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell talks lockout with Browns fans

Browns season-ticket holders had an audience with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday. And he stepped away from the first day of resumed labor mediation in Minneapolis to speak with them. Goodell took questions during a conference call with 5,000 Browns fans. The primary topic, as expected, was the lockout that has halted nearly all Read More…

Browns notes: Browns learn preseason foes

BEREA — The Browns know their preseason opponents. Now they just have to hope the lockout ends in time for a preseason. On Tuesday, NFL teams announced the opponents, sites and weekends for the four exhibition games. The Browns open by hosting the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers the weekend of Aug. 11-15 in Read More…

Talbot makes it eight: Starter stellar as Indians blank Angels, extend win streak

ANAHEIM, Calif. – If the Cleveland Indians keep winning at this rate, it’s going to be difficult for them to sneak up on anyone. Mitch Talbot took a shutout into the ninth inning and the Indians got home runs from Asdrubal Cabrera and Matt LaPorta to beat the Los Angeles Angels 4-0 Monday night for Read More…

Browns’ draft pick is still anybody’s guess

The NFL Draft is three weeks from today. While the options for the Browns with the No. 6 pick should be narrowing, plenty remains unsettled at the top of the draft. ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. predicts the Browns will select Alabama receiver Julio Jones in his latest mock draft released Wednesday. ESPN’s Todd McShay Read More…

Browns: Key to West Coast offense is throwing the ball efficiently

Colt McCoy (AP photo.)

The West Coast offense has been around for decades, yet its arrival on the North Coast is shrouded in mystery for many Browns fans. What exactly does a West Coast offense entail? How does it fit in the harsh temperatures and gusting winds of the lakefront? Can it compete with the ground-and-pound systems of Pittsburgh Read More…

Browns’ Sheldon Brown undergoes surgery for rotator cuff

Brown

Browns cornerback Sheldon Brown had surgery after the season to repair a torn rotator cuff, he said Thursday, and rehabs two hours every morning in Charlotte, N.C. He expects to be 100 percent by June. “I won’t miss time,” he said by phone on his way to rehab. Brown had the surgery a couple of Read More…

Browns CB Sheldon Brown rehabbing after shoulder surgery, expects to be ready for training camp

Browns cornerback Sheldon Brown had surgery after the season to repair a torn rotator cuff, he said Thursday, and rehabs two hours every morning in Charlotte, N.C. He expects to be 100 percent by June. “I won’t miss time,” he said by phone on his way to rehab. Brown had the surgery a couple of Read More…

Browns linebacker Scott Fujita defends players’ lawsuit

Browns minicamp 5.jpg

Browns linebacker Scott Fujita sat in the meeting rooms. He listened to the mediator. He read the NFL’s proposals. “The hardcore economics of a deal wasn’t even close,” he said Wednesday by phone from California. “The league’s proposals got worse as time went on. “The NFL did a great job of spin control, manipulating the Read More…

If knee’s healthy, Da’Quan Bowers could be Browns’ pick

If Clemson defensive end Da’Quan Bowers passes the medical tests, ESPN NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay thinks he’s a natural for the Browns to select with the No. 6 pick in April. If Bowers is still available. Bowers didn’t work out at the scouting combine last month after surgery in January to repair what he Read More…