November 23, 2014

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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…

Browns notes: Marcus Benard out for year

Benard

BEREA — Defensive end Marcus Benard’s motorcycle crash Monday ended his season. Benard was placed on the non-football injured list Wednesday, and he is ineligible to return for the final 12 games. Benard spent his third night in the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday, according to a team spokesman. The Browns have revealed only that he Read More…

Browns DE Marcus Benard done for year following motorcycle crash

BEREA – Browns defensive end Marcus Benard’s motorcycle crash Monday has cost him the rest of the season, and he remains in the Cleveland Clinic, according to a team spokesman. Benard was placed on the non-football injured list today, ending his season after four games. Rookie free agent Auston English was activated from the practice Read More…

Browns’ Pat Shurmur gets better handle on playmakers

BEREA — Rookie Greg Little will start at wideout and move into the slot in three-receiver sets. Tight end Evan Moore won’t just be used in the red zone and will see his playing time increase. Running back Peyton Hillis will get the majority of the carries. These are the personnel adjustments coach Pat Shurmur Read More…

Peyton Hillis meets with media, says future might not be in Cleveland

BEREA — Running back Peyton Hillis stood with his back against an empty wooden locker in the middle of the spacious room Monday, surrounded by cameras, microphones, tape recorders and notebooks. He answered questions for about 11 minutes, many of them regarding the lack of a contract extension he desires. A similar scene has played Read More…