September 21, 2014

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Browns notes: Favre helped out Colt McCoy

BEREA — Browns quarterback Colt McCoy spent two days over the summer with Brett Favre, in hopes of better learning the West Coast Offense. The Browns confirmed the NFL Network’s report on the subject Monday, and said McCoy initiated the sessions. The duo met near Favre’s home in Hattiesburg, Miss., where the Hall of Fame-bound Read More…

Browns: RB Montario Hardesty returns to practice

BEREA – Browns running back Montario Hardesty returned to practice Monday after missing two weeks. He participated in the team drills, including a physical inside running drill in which he was tackled to the ground. He took several repetitions and appeared to come through the full-pad practice OK. Hardesty said he was glad to be Read More…

Browns’ Colt McCoy off to a fast start

Colt McCoy surveys the situation as he drops back to pass  against the Green Bay Packers in Saturday’s preseason opener. McCoy looked comfortable in the Browns’ new West Coast Offense and had the stats to prove it. (AP photo.)

With most of the 90 players on the Browns roster seeing action Saturday night, the coaches had tons to process Sunday as they watched the film from the 27-17 victory over the Green Bay Packers. Before they moved onto the tooth-and-nail position battles for the final roster spots, coach Pat Shurmur and his staff likely Read More…

Browns 27, Packers 17: Browns open preseason, Pat Shurmur Era with solid showing against Super Bowl champs

CLEVELAND – Browns coach Pat Shurmur couldn’t have asked for much more Saturday night at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Quarterback Colt McCoy looked like an old pro in Shurmur’s new West Coast Offense, and the first-team offense scored two touchdowns in three possessions, exiting with a lead. Rookie defensive linemen Phil Taylor and Jabaal Sheard made Read More…

Brian Dulik: Colt McCoy shows plenty of promise in preseason opener

Unlike many of his peers, Browns quarterback Colt McCoy didn’t waste any time during the 132-day NFL lockout. The second-year pro organized four unofficial team camps and made countless public appearances. But more than anything else, he studied Cleveland’s brand new playbook from cover to cover. McCoy’s hard work paid off Saturday night, when he Read More…

Coach Pat Shurmur opens Browns career with victory

CLEVELAND – Browns coach Pat Shurmur couldn’t have asked for much more Saturday night at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Quarterback Colt McCoy looked like an old pro in Shurmur’s new West Coast Offense, and the first-team offense scored two touchdowns in three possessions, exiting with a lead. Rookie defensive linemen Phil Taylor and Jabaal Sheard made Read More…

Browns beat Packers 27-17 in preseason opener

CLEVELAND – Pat Shurmur’s debut as Browns coach was a success. The Browns beat the Super Bowl champion Packers 27-17 Saturday night at Cleveland Browns Stadium in the preseason opener. The Browns trailed 17-14 at halftime but rallied behind their backups. Jeff Wolfert kicked a 46-yard field goal with 10:09 left in the third quarter Read More…

Browns update: Packers lead 17-14 at halftime; Colt McCoy looks good

CLEVELAND – Colt McCoy made the most of his playing time Saturday night in Cleveland’s preseason opener. The second-year quarterback played three series and led two touchdown drives. He left after one drive in the second quarter with a 14-7 lead. The Packers rallied against the Browns backups to take a 17-14 lead into halftime. Read More…

Browns, Packers tied at 7 after 1st quarter

CLEVELAND – The preseason started shakily for the Browns on Saturday night. In Pat Shurmur’s debut as a head coach, the Browns had to use a timeout before the first snap because they had 12 defenders on the field. They quickly recovered, and were tied with the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers 7-7 after Read More…

Browns pregame notes: WR Carlton Mitchell has finger surgery, inactive for game

CLEVELAND — A few pregame notes before the Browns open the preseason Saturday night against the Green Bay Packers at Cleveland Browns Stadium. ** Receiver Carlton Mitchell had finger surgery Friday and was inactive for the game Saturday. He practiced Thursday and was not on the injury report provided by Shurmur. The team didn’t give Read More…