September 2, 2014

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Browns’ Greg Little takes it slow, but thinks he can be a No. 1 receiver

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BEREA — Receiver Greg Little, a second-round draft pick in April, was the Browns’ biggest offseason acquisition at what many consider the team’s weakest position. He hasn’t played a game since 2009 and was kicked off the North Carolina team in one of the many scandals that eventually got coach Butch Davis fired. The eyes Read More…

Browns: Joshua Cribbs hurts leg in practice, and other observations

BEREA – The fans welcomed the Browns back Sunday morning with the first open practice of coach Pat Shurmur’s 2-day-old training camp. Here are some highlights of the 2½-hour session and the interviews that followed. ** Receiver/special teamer Joshua Cribbs stopped practicing about halfway through and had his knee wrapped in ice for a while. Read More…

Browns Notes: Pat Shurmur deals with injuries on first day of practice

BEREA – It wasn’t perfect, but Pat Shurmur was pleased with his first practice as Browns coach. The four-month NFL lockout deprived Shurmur of the entire offseason. The full squad didn’t report until Friday, then the players were on the field Saturday morning for a two-hour session to start training camp. “For our first day Read More…

A quiet confidence: New Browns coach Pat Shurmur isn’t shy when it comes to taking charge

Pat Shurmur hasn’t lost a game as Browns head coach. He hasn’t had a player disrespect him in front of the team. He hasn’t been grilled by reporters for a third-down play call that backfires against the Steelers. So maybe any discussion about his calm and composed demeanor should wait. Pressure does strange things to Read More…

Browns: Day One of training camp arrives with injuries, trades

BEREA – Phil Dawson was never mistaken for a hippie – or Justin Bieber – in his first 12 years with the Browns, but he looked more clean-cut than ever Saturday. His head was shaved bald under his Browns cap. Other than that, it was the same old No. 4. Only with a range of Read More…

Browns: WR Mohamed Massaquoi, OL Eric Steinbach sit out first practice under coach Pat Shurmur

BEREA – The first practice of the Pat Shurmur era is in the books. The new Browns coach, who’s a head coach for the first time, began training camp Saturday morning with a two-hour session closed to the public. The players were in helmets, small shoulder pads (shells) and shorts. “It’s fun because we’re back Read More…

Browns: 5 players to watch during training camp

Reporters haven’t seen the Browns assembled on the field for a practice since before last season’s finale, a 41-9 loss to the Steelers. For the die-hard fans, they haven’t seen a practice since training camp closed last August. Eric Mangini was the coach, new coach Pat Shurmur was an assistant in St. Louis and no Read More…

Browns: Defensive line gets a boost with Mitchell deal

Defensive end Jayme Mitchell agreed to a two-year contract to return to the Browns. He is in line to become a starter. Five more draft picks reached deals, according to multiple reports. All but first-rounder Phil Taylor were in the fold on the day the players were required to report to training camp. Cornerback Eric Read More…

Browns: Cornerback Eric Wright picks fresh start in Detroit

The Browns are likely in the market for a cornerback after Eric Wright chose to sign with the Detroit Lions rather than return to Cleveland. Wright, a second-round pick in 2007, announced on Twitter early this morning that he was headed to Detroit. He reportedly signed a one-year deal. “Much love to all my Cleveland Read More…

5 big issues to watch during Browns training camp

Browns training camp wasn’t shortened by the four-month NFL lockout, but it was affected. Drastically. The Browns will assemble Saturday for their first full-squad practice under new coach Pat Shurmur. They’ll do it without an offseason workout or minicamp. Some of the players have never seen a full playbook. So Shurmur and Co. will have Read More…