May 4, 2015

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Browns notes: GM Tom Heckert still waiting to see the Montario Hardesty he drafted

BEREA — General manager Tom Heckert has yet to see the Montario Hardesty he saw at Tennessee, then traded up to draft in the second round in 2010. That’s not likely to change in the final three weeks of the season. Hardesty, a running back, remained limited in practice Friday with a calf injury originally Read More…

Browns QB Colt McCoy out for Sunday; TE Ben Watson headed to IR

BEREA – Browns quarterback Colt McCoy (concussion) was sent home again this morning and won’t make the trip to Arizona for the game Sunday. Seneca Wallace will start his first game of the season. Coach Pat Shurmur also announced tight end Benjamin Watson will be placed on season-ending injured reserve with three games left. He Read More…

GM Tom Heckert feels Browns have made progress in ’11

BEREA — General manager Tom Heckert hates the 4-9 record but believes the Browns have made progress in his second season building the roster. He’s also quick to admit there’s a lot of work yet to be done and holes to be filled. “It’s hard for me to sit here and say we’ve gotten tremendously Read More…

Browns GM Heckert: No decisions made on McCoy and Hillis, but team wants to bring back LB Jackson

BEREA – General manager Tom Heckert said this afternoon he hasn’t made long-term decisions on quarterback Colt McCoy and running back Peyton Hillis, and will evaluate the roster after the season. He did say he plans to re-sign middle linebacker D’Qwell Jackson, whose contract expires in March. Jackson is second in the NFL with 125 Read More…

Browns QB Colt McCoy sent home again; Seneca Wallace expected to start

BEREA — Browns quarterback Colt McCoy was sent home again today with a concussion, and the team moved forward preparing veteran Seneca Wallace to start Sunday in Arizona. McCoy hasn’t practiced or prepared for the Cardinals since sustaining a concussion last Thursday night on a helmet-to-helmet hit from Steelers linebacker James Harrison. Coach Pat Shurmur Read More…

Colt McCoy wasn’t tested for concussion, Holmgren says

Browns president Mike Holmgren makes a point during a news conference Wednesday in Berea. (AP photo.)

BEREA — Browns quarterback Colt McCoy was never given a concussion test on the sideline Thursday night in Pittsburgh. The reason: The team’s doctors and trainers didn’t see the vicious helmet-to-helmet hit from Steelers linebacker James Harrison that drew a 15-yard penalty and a one-game suspension from the league. Browns president Mike Holmgren made the Read More…

Browns president Mike Holmgren confirms McCoy didn’t have concussion test on sideline, defends coach, medical staff

BEREA – Browns president Mike Holmgren said today the team’s medical staff didn’t administer a standard concussion test to quarterback Colt McCoy on the sideline Thursday night in a 14-3 loss to Pittsburgh. The reason: The doctors and trainers didn’t see Steelers linebacker James Harrison’s helmet-to-helmet hit on McCoy and its impact. McCoy’s head snapped Read More…

NFL, union talk to team about Colt McCoy situation

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The NFL and the players union don’t always see eye to eye. The lockout that cost the league its offseason is the most obvious example. But the sides independently determined it was necessary to come to Cleveland to investigate how the Browns handled quarterback Colt McCoy’s concussion Thursday night in the 14-3 loss to Pittsburgh. Read More…

Pat Shurmur adamant Browns followed medical procedure on Colt McCoy

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BEREA — Coach Pat Shurmur wouldn’t budge. Faced Monday with a second day of questions about the handling of quarterback Colt McCoy’s concussion Thursday night, Shurmur stuck with his statement from Friday that the Browns followed protocol before allowing McCoy to re-enter the 14-3 loss to Pittsburgh. But he refused to answer questions about the Read More…

James Harrison says McCoy hit doesn’t warrant a suspension

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PITTSBURGH — James Harrison hasn’t heard from NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker doesn’t expect to either, though he might be the only one. The 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year remains adamant he did nothing wrong during his violent hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy in last Thursday’s 14-3 Pittsburgh Read More…