September 18, 2014

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Browns fall 30-28 to Lions

CLEVELAND – Pat Shurmur is no longer perfect. The first-year Browns coach suffered his first loss Friday night, 30-28 to the Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The game was overrun by sloppiness, including 26 penalties for 211 yards. The Browns are 1-1 in the preseason. The Browns led 28-13 early in the third quarter, Read More…

Browns update: RB Armond Smith goes 81 yards as Cleveland keeps lead

CLEVELAND – Browns coach Pat Shurmur called rookie running back Armond Smith a “fast sucker” this week after practice. Smith showed just how fast when he took Cleveland’s opening play of the third quarter 81 yards for a touchdown. Smith, from Union College, got a good seal block from Branndon Braxton off left tackle, hit Read More…

Browns update: Colt McCoy hangs tough as Cleveland leads 21-13 at halftime

CLEVELAND – The second quarter wasn’t pretty, but the Browns went into halftime with a 21-13 lead over the Lions. Nine penalties were called in the second quarter – after seven in the first – as the Browns outscored Detroit 14-3 to take the lead. Colt McCoy overcame drops, penalties and inconsistent protection to go Read More…

Browns update: Lions lead 10-7 after 1st quarter

CLEVELAND – The efficient offense that debuted last week was missing for the Browns in the first quarter Friday night at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Browns trailed the Detroit Lions 10-7 after a quarter. Cleveland’s first-team offense scored two touchdowns on three possessions last week in a win over Green Bay to open the preseason. Read More…

Browns: RBs Peyton Hillis, Montario Hardesty out for tonight’s game

CLEVELAND – The Browns will be without running backs Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty for the preseason game against the Detroit Lions tonight at 7:30 at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Hardesty practiced in full pads all week – the first time since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last preseason – but he’s inactive as the Browns Read More…

Colt McCoy to face big test tonight vs. Lions

Browns quarterback Colt McCoy wasn’t sacked in the preseason-opening win over Green Bay. When he left after three series, his jersey looked clean enough to skip the laundry. It won’t be easy to duplicate that tonight against the Lions. Not with Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and his habit of using the opposing quarterback as Read More…

Browns’ D’Qwell Jackson putting his injuries in the past

Browns middle linebacker D’Qwell Jackson looks on during training camp practice Wednesday. Jackson has missed 26 games the past two seasons due to a pair of torn pectoral muscles. (AP photo.)

BEREA — D’Qwell Jackson couldn’t believe it was happening again. Making a routine play during a training camp practice last August, he felt it. The same sensation he had 10 months earlier when his left pectoral muscle tore against the Steelers. This time it was the right pec. Another surgery, another lost season. “I was Read More…

Browns note: Cribbs still speaking out against new kickoff return rule

Browns wide receiver and return star Josh Cribbs stretches Wednesday during Browns practice. Cribbs doesn’t like the new kickoff rule but said he will still find ways to be effective. (AP photo.)

BEREA — Joshua Cribbs, the NFL’s all-time leader with eight kickoff returns for touchdowns, has been a vocal critic of the new kickoff rules since they were announced in March. He still doesn’t like the decision to move the kick forward 5 yards to the 35-yard line but says he will succeed anyway. “Good returners Read More…

Browns notes: Jim Tressel visits Browns practice

Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel talks with Browns coach Pat Shurmur during practice in Berea on Tuesday. Wide receiver Juan Nunez is on the right. (AP photo.)

BEREA — Jim Tressel was back on the sideline Tuesday morning, just blocks from where he grew up. But he didn’t blow a whistle, call a play or shout an instruction. On a gorgeous day to watch football practice, that’s all the former Ohio State coach did. Tressel, who was forced to resign in May Read More…

Browns: Peyton Hillis, Eric Steinbach, T.J. Ward suffer minor injuries

BEREA — The Browns had three notable players stop practicing Wednesday, but coach Pat Shurmur downplayed the severity of the injuries. Left guard Eric Steinbach walked into the fieldhouse with a trainer and didn’t return. Shurmur said his back tightened and the move was precautionary. Running back Peyton Hillis felt his hamstring “just a little Read More…