January 31, 2015

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Browns RB Montario Hardesty inactive; Chris Ogbonnaya will start 3rd straight

CLEVELAND – Browns running back Montario Hardesty will miss his third straight game today with a calf injury, and Chris Ogbonnaya will make his third straight start – the first three of his career. The Browns (3-6) host the Jacksonville Jaguars (3-6) at 1 o’clock. The Browns have lost three straight and five of six. Read More…

Browns: Improved red zone production required

CLEVELAND — Forget the final drive, when coach Pat Shurmur was content with kicking what would’ve been the go-ahead field goal. Prior to that, the Browns had three trips inside the red zone last week against St. Louis. They walked away with three Phil Dawson field goals. If they had traded up for a touchdown Read More…

Browns tight ends producing, just not dominating

BEREA — The tight ends were the talk of training camp. On the occasions when passes were completed in practice, they were on the receiving end. Evan Moore looked like the answer to the team’s red zone problems. The phrase “tight-end friendly offense” was said and written about as often as “Peyton Hillis on the Read More…

Browns notes: Montario Hardesty could be back on field Sunday

BEREA — Running back Montario Hardesty will be a game-time decision Sunday when the Browns host the Jacksonville Jaguars. Cleveland coach Pat Shurmur said the second-year pro has successfully increased his workload throughout the week, giving him an opportunity to play for the first time since tearing his right calf Oct. 30 in San Francisco. Read More…

Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi expected to play Sunday; RB Montario Hardesty will be a gametime decision

BEREA – Receiver Mohamed Massaquoi took repetitions during team drills today at practice, and coach Pat Shurmur expects him to play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. “I anticipate he’ll play for sure,” Shurmur said following practice. Massaquoi has missed two of the last three games after sustaining a concussion Oct. 23 against Seattle on a Read More…

Former Brown Matt Roth still wild, solid in Jacksonville

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BEREA — The question was dangerous: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Matt Roth? The answer could’ve been anything. It could’ve been appropriate or not. Nice or not. Judgmental or not. Roth made quite an impression on his teammates during his season-plus with the Browns. Not only did he Read More…

Browns can’t find the goal line at home

BEREA — The next time the Browns score a touchdown at home, the officials should stop the game and immediately send the ball down I-77 to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. OK, that may be a little much. Cleveland’s hometown touchdown drought hasn’t reached historical proportions. But it did pass annoying, troublesome and painful Read More…

Browns coach Pat Shurmur expects safety T.J. Ward to play again this year

BEREA – Browns coach Pat Shurmur said this morning he expects strong safety T.J. Ward to play again this season. Ward missed the game Sunday with his right foot in a cast and has been ruled out for this week against Jacksonville. The cast was removed Monday, allowing for another examination, and Shurmur said it Read More…

The CT’s Scott Petrak grades the Browns

I know this midseason report comes a week late. I had some thoughts about Peyton Hillis I wanted to get off my chest last week. And when the NFL eventually goes to an 18-game schedule, maybe I’ll be remembered for being ahead of the curve with my “midseason” report card coming after nine games. Regardless, Read More…

Browns still kicking themselves over loss

BEREA — Pat Shurmur has lived in Cleveland for less than a year. He’s coached only nine games with the Browns. He might not be able to find Elyria or Lodi on a map. But he feels your pain. If living through gut-wrenching, difficult-to-comprehend losses makes you a true Clevelander, Shurmur officially earned his stripes Read More…