September 30, 2014

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Browns: Hardesty ready to make debut

BEREA — Browns running back Montario Hardesty has passed his physical, made it through several practices and earned his coach’s trust. Now, there is only one hurdle left for him to clear in his comeback from reconstructive left knee surgery. Hardesty will make his much-anticipated 2011 debut tonight when Cleveland travels to Philadelphia to play Read More…

Browns’ Lauvao looking to put past behind him

BEREA — Shawn Lauvao’s rookie season was filled with frustration. He suffered a high ankle sprain in the preseason that took him out of the running for a starting spot and kept him inactive for the first six games. He made just one start in 10 games, as then-coach Eric Mangini lost trust and went Read More…

Browns update: Joe Thomas glad to have deal done; Peyton Hillis misses practice

BEREA – Joe Thomas was at left tackle Tuesday for the Browns’ morning practice, the last of training camp. That shouldn’t be a surprise, because that’s where he’s been just about every day for the last four-plus years. Thomas signed a seven-year, $84 million contract extension Monday night, with $44 million guaranteed, but it was Read More…

Pro Bowl tackle Joe Thomas signs 7-year, $84 million extension with Browns

BEREA – Joe Thomas has 84 million more reasons to love Cleveland. The Browns and Thomas, their Pro Bowl left tackle, agreed to a seven-year, $84 million contract Monday night, a league source confirmed. The Browns, whose policy is to wait until a deal is signed to announce it, had no comment. The deal includes Read More…

Browns update: QB Colt McCoy feels more comfortable, less pressure than at the start of camp

BEREA – Browns quarterback Colt McCoy is having a great preseason through two games. He’s thrown four touchdowns with no interceptions and led five touchdown drives in nine possessions. But McCoy said Monday that he felt a lot of pressure when training camp started last month. He was given the starting job in the offseason, Read More…

Poor second effort: Mistake-prone Browns fall to Lions

CLEVELAND – Crisp, it clearly was not. The Browns fought through the sloppiness for much of Friday night and led by 15 points early in the third quarter thanks to a gutsy performance from quarterback Colt McCoy. But two fumbles by fourth-string running back Armond Smith sparked a Lions comeback and Cleveland fell 30-28 at Read More…

Brian Dulik: Browns show fans why preseason is waste of time

When NFL commissioner Roger Goodell finally gets his way and expands the regular season to 18 games, he can cite Friday night as a prime example of why. The Browns’ 30-28 loss to the Detroit Lions was an unwatchable debacle, even by the low standards of preseason football. There were myriad mistakes, misplays and miscommunications, Read More…

Browns notes: Lack of practice time keeps Hardesty on bench again

CLEVELAND – Running back Montario Hardesty will get at least another week of practice before he plays against another team. The Browns made Hardesty, who had knee surgery last preseason, inactive Friday night against the Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The third preseason game is Thursday night in Philadelphia. Sitting Hardesty follows the team’s Read More…

Browns lose lead, fall to Lions

CLEVELAND – Crisp, it clearly was not. The Browns fought through the sloppiness for much of Friday night and led by 15 points early in the third quarter. But two fumbles by fourth-string running back Armond Smith sparked a Lions comeback and Cleveland fell 30-28 at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Browns are 1-1 in the Read More…

Browns fall 30-28 to Lions

CLEVELAND – Pat Shurmur is no longer perfect. The first-year Browns coach suffered his first loss Friday night, 30-28 to the Detroit Lions at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The game was overrun by sloppiness, including 26 penalties for 211 yards. The Browns are 1-1 in the preseason. The Browns led 28-13 early in the third quarter, Read More…