November 23, 2014

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Browns down 24-7 after bad third quarter

OAKLAND, Calif. – With their starting quarterback hurt and their vaunted running game stymied, the Raiders still found a way to extend their lead over the Browns in the third quarter. Without their running back, the Browns imploded. The Browns trail 24-7 heading into the fourth quarter. Running back Peyton Hillis has an injured hamstring Read More…

Raiders lead Browns 14-7 at halftime

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Browns showed some life in the second quarter, but Oakland’s Jacoby Ford stole back the momentum with a 101-yard kickoff return for a touchdown. The Raiders (3-2) lead 14-7 at halftime. The Browns (2-2) are normally solid on kick coverage, but lost contain early and couldn’t catch him late. Kicker Phil Read More…

Browns trail Oakland 7-0 after 1st quarter

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Browns did little right in the first quarter and trail 7-0 after the first quarter. The Raiders, playing in front of a sellout crowd filled with emotion following the recent death of longtime owner Al Davis, took the lead with an 88-yard drive capped by a 4-yard run by Darren McFadden. Read More…

Browns update: CB Joe Haden out; center Alex Mack will start

OAKLAND, Calif. – Browns cornerback Joe Haden, arguably the team’s best defensive player, is inactive for today’s game vs. the Raiders at 4:05. He sprained his knee Oct. 2 in a loss to Tennessee and hasn’t practiced since. He took the field for warmups but only threw passes and didn’t attempt to run. He then Read More…

Raider have emotions, home field on their side today against Browns

OAKLAND, Calif. — Black is always the color of choice at Raiders home games. Never has it been more appropriate than for today’s visit from the Browns. The game will serve as a public memorial to Oakland owner Al Davis, who died Oct. 8. The O.co Coliseum — otherwise known as the Black Hole — Read More…

Browns: Shurmur wants improved RAC from receivers

BEREA — Coach Pat Shurmur wants to bring RAC back to the Browns. There’s no need to panic. He doesn’t mean former coach Romeo Crennel, whose initials and nickname are RAC, and who went 24-40 from 2005-08. Shurmur’s West Coast offense relies on run after catch (RAC) and he’s looking for improvement coming out of Read More…

(Updated) Browns center Alex Mack returns to practice, cornerback Joe Haden doesn’t

BEREA – Browns center Alex Mack returned to the practice field today and said it will be a gametime decision whether he plays Sunday in Oakland. Mack had an appendectomy Oct. 3 after playing the previous day despite feeling ill with what turned out to be appendicitis. Cornerback Joe Haden hasn’t practiced since spraining his Read More…

Browns: Outside Linebacker Chris Gocong’s play getting notice

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BEREA — Without prompting, Raiders coach Hue Jackson mentioned Browns outside linebacker Chris Gocong on a conference call this week. He didn’t just bring up Gocong, he placed him on a pedestal. “The kid Gocong is playing as well as anybody at Will (weakside) linebacker,” Jackson said. “He’s an unbelievable dogger (blitzer), he makes explosive Read More…

Browns will pay DE Marcus Benard remainder of contract, despite motorcycle accident

BEREA – The Browns will pay defensive end Marcus Benard the remainder of his $525,000 salary, a league source confirmed. Benard was placed on the season-ending non-football injury list Wednesday following a motorcycle accident Monday afternoon after practice. Because he was hurt away from the field, the Browns could’ve withheld $370,000, approximately $31,000 a week Read More…

Browns: Center Alex Mack’s status still uncertain after surgery

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BEREA — Center Alex Mack doesn’t miss practice. And he sure as heck doesn’t miss games. But his status for Sunday’s game in Oakland remains in doubt following an emergency appendectomy Oct. 3. Mack missed practice again Wednesday — his fourth straight, including the bye week — and was limited to watching from the sideline Read More…