May 23, 2015

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Browns vs. Steelers not likely to be a bland finale

CLEVELAND — When the Browns and Steelers met 24 days ago in Pittsburgh, both starting quarterbacks were knocked from the game but returned to finish the night. Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger on a severely sprained ankle, Cleveland’s Colt McCoy with a bruised brain. Neither has fully recovered, but Roethlisberger practiced all week and will be under Read More…

Browns vs. Steelers: Just the facts

Browns vs. Steelers • WHERE: Cleveland Browns Stadium • WHEN: Today, 4:15 p.m. • RECORDS: Browns 4-11; Steelers 11-4 • LAST WEEK: Browns lost 20-14 at Baltimore; Steelers won 27-0 vs. St. Louis • SERIES: Steelers lead 63-56, including 2-0 in the playoffs • SERIES AT CLEVELAND: Browns lead 35-23 • LAST MEETING: Steelers won Read More…

Browns vs. Steelers: Marquee matchup

Steelers WRs Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown vs. Browns CBs Joe Haden and Sheldon Brown Speed killed the Browns in the first meeting with the Steelers. Mike Wallace got to the Browns early, beating Sheldon Brown for a 22-yard completion and gaining 21 yards on an end-around to set up Pittsburgh’s first touchdown. Antonio Brown Read More…

Browns vs. Steelers: Nickel Package … 5 points of interest in today’s game

1. One tough cookie Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will start today, a little more than three weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain in a win over the Browns. Backup Browns linemen Scott Paxson (low) and Brian Schaefering (high) sandwiched Roethlisberger, contorting the ankle into a position it isn’t meant to see. No one should Read More…

Browns: DE Sheard shining in first year

Brian Dulik The Chronicle-Telegram BEREA — Browns defensive end Jabaal Sheard didn’t hit the rookie wall this season, he ran right through it. The 6-foot-2, 255-pounder leads the team with 71⁄2 sacks and is one of nine Cleveland players to start all 15 games. He hopes to add to both numbers Sunday when the Browns Read More…

Browns: Colt McCoy has no hard feelings about concussion foul up

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BEREA — Quarterback Colt McCoy entered the locker room Thursday during the final minutes of the portion open to the media. With a fresh beard, flannel coat and tired eyes, he stood in front of his corner locker surrounded by reporters and answered questions for 10 minutes. It was his first public appearance since Dec. Read More…

Browns QB Colt McCoy talks, doesn’t blame team’s medical staff

BEREA – Browns quarterback Colt McCoy spoke this afternoon for the first time since Dec. 8, the night he suffered a concussion on a helmet-to-facemask hit by Steelers linebacker James Harrison. McCoy repeatedly complimented the Browns’ medical staff, which has come under fire for its handling of the concussion. McCoy was allowed to return to Read More…

Browns: Plenty talk of big hit as Steelers come back to town

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BEREA — The Steelers, headed to the playoffs for the fourth time in five years, will visit the lakefront Sunday to finish the Browns’ season. Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison likely ended Cleveland quarterback Colt McCoy’s year with a helmet-to-facemask hit Dec. 8. McCoy still hadn’t been cleared by the medical staff Wednesday to return to Read More…

Browns offensive tackle Joe Thomas makes 5th straight Pro Bowl

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BEREA — Even in a mistake-filled season by the Browns, left tackle Joe Thomas remains perfect. The fifth-year pro was named to his fifth NFL Pro Bowl on Tuesday, earning a starting spot on the AFC’s offensive line. He joins Hall of Fame running back Jim Brown as the only Cleveland players to be selected Read More…

Browns: McCoy improving, season might not be over

Scott Petrak The Chronicle-Telegram BEREA — Quarterback Colt McCoy’s season might not be over after all. Coach Pat Shurmur said McCoy is improving, worked out and attended all the meetings Monday. He could return to practice Wednesday, nearly three weeks after suffering a concussion on a brutal helmet-to-facemask hit from Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison on Read More…