December 21, 2014

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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…

Browns RB Peyton Hillis apologizes for missing charity event

BEREA – Browns running back Peyton Hillis apologized this afternoon for missing a charity event Monday at the Boys & Girls Club of Cleveland. “I just want to say I’m sorry about the charity event they had yesterday with the Boys and Girls Club,” Hillis said. “There was a lot of miscommunication between me and Read More…

Browns update: RB Peyton Hillis doesn’t practice; status uncertain

BEREA – Browns running back Peyton Hillis participated in the team’s walkthrough this morning but didn’t practice during the portion open to the media. “He’s been running around, but the football stuff is different,” Shurmur said between the walkthrough and practice. “We’ll see how much he can do.” Hillis has missed the last two games Read More…

Browns cut receiver Brian Robiskie

BEREA — Brian Robiskie was billed as the most NFL-ready receiver in the draft when he came out of Ohio State in 2009. Less than three years later, he’s out of a job. Robiskie was waived by the Browns on Tuesday to make room for running back Thomas Clayton. The Browns were desperate for a Read More…

Injuries to Hillis, Hardesty have Browns looking for backs

BEREA — The route was simple. Something running back Montario Hardesty’s done countless times in his life. On the Browns’ fourth offensive snap of the game Sunday, he went left out of the backfield and turned upfield to give quarterback Colt McCoy an underneath option. That’s when it happened. A tear to his right calf Read More…

Browns notes: Injury list growing

BEREA — The Browns are hoping they dodged a couple of bullets Sunday with injuries to linebacker Chris Gocong and nickelback Dimitri Patterson. Gocong suffered a stinger in the fourth quarter and was forced to leave the game. He missed the entire preseason with a similar injury that caused a pinched nerve and loss of Read More…

Browns RB Montario Hardesty will miss games with torn calf muscle

BEREA – Browns running back Montario Hardesty will “miss some games,” with a moderate calf tear, coach Pat Shurmur said this afternoon. Hardesty was in a walking boot today after pulling up lame Sunday on the fourth snap of the 20-10 loss in San Francisco. He was running a pass route when the injury occurred. Read More…