December 19, 2014

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Browns outclassed by Texans, trail 24-3 at halftime

HOUSTON – The Browns are halfway to another loss. Maybe more than halfway. Cleveland (3-4) trails Houston (5-3) 24-3 at halftime in Reliant Stadium. The offensive struggles continued for the Browns, who have just one touchdown in the last 10 quarters. They were blanked 10-0 in the second quarter. Meanwhile, the usually solid defense was Read More…

Browns down 14-3 after first quarter

HOUSTON – Once again, the Browns will have a steep hill to climb if they hope to pull out an upset victory. The slow starts continued as the Browns trailed the Texans 14-3 after the first quarter today in Reliant Stadium. Houston took the opening kickoff – following the coin toss by former President George Read More…

Browns update: Special teamer Ray Ventrone inactive; Lawrence Vickers to start for Texans

HOUSTON – With running backs Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty and nickelback Dimitri Patterson previously ruled out for the Browns, the only notable name on their inactive list this morning was special teamer Ray Ventrone. The Browns (3-4) play the Texans (5-3) at 1 o’clock in Reliant Stadium. Ventrone hurt the hamstring Oct. 16 in Read More…

Browns offense needs help, but quick fix unlikely

HOUSTON — Not everything is Peyton Hillis’ fault. Yes, he’s alienated teammates with his antics. Yes, he may be writing his ticket out of town by being a constant headache for management. Yes, the game plans have been restricted by his absences. But even Hillis at top form couldn’t fix all that’s wrong with the Read More…

Curses! Browns running back Peyton Hillis hurts hamstring again

BEREA — Just when it appeared that Browns running back Peyton Hillis’ season couldn’t get any worse, it did. Hillis re-injured his left hamstring after taking a handoff at practice Friday, prompting him to fling the football and his helmet down to the ground. He exited the field with a trainer and did not return, Read More…

Browns RB Peyton Hillis reinjures hamstring in practice

BEREA – Browns running back Peyton Hillis’ nightmare of a season continued this afternoon when he aggravated his left hamstring on a simple handoff during the portion of practice open to the media. He took the ball off right guard and felt something in his hamstring. He straightened up and fired the ball down the Read More…

Shotgun not a quick fix for Browns' offense, players say

BEREA — Right tackle Tony Pashos scoffed at the suggestion. The accompanying laugh included a hint of frustration and the clear implication of ignorance from the outsiders. Right guard Shawn Lauvao chuckled, too, but without as much condescension. The topic: The shotgun formation and if the Browns can use it as the basis for their Read More…

Browns notes: Peyton Hillis expects to play Sunday

BEREA — Running back Peyton Hillis tried to rush back last week, aggravated his strained left hamstring and couldn’t play against the 49ers. He took a more measured approach this week, practiced in a limited role Thursday and declared himself on pace to start Sunday against the Houston Texans. He originally pulled the hamstring Oct. Read More…

Browns update: RB Peyton Hillis looks good in return to practice

BEREA – Browns running back Peyton Hillis looked good in his return to practice this afternoon as he recovers from a strained hamstring. He was the first running back through individual drills and took the first snaps with the first-team offense during the half-hour open to the media. The team practiced in full pads. The Read More…

More drama for Peyton Hillis after he skips kids charity event

BEREA — Peyton Hillis can’t even get Halloween right. It’s been that kind of year for the star-crossed running back. Hillis was scheduled to appear at a Halloween party Monday night for the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland with ex-Browns center LeCharles Bentley. The party was thrown for Cleveland families and promoted through Northeast Read More…