December 20, 2014

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(Updated) Browns RB Peyton Hillis misses practice again, will be gametime decision

BEREA – Browns running back Peyton Hillis (hamstring) didn’t practice today and will be a gametime decision Sunday in San Francisco. Tight end Benjamin Watson returned from a concussion and expects to start, while receiver Mohamed Massaquoi was ruled out following a concussion suffered Sunday. Coach Pat Shurmur said Hillis will be listed as questionable Read More…

Browns preview: Cribbs, Ginn as good as it gets in return game

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BEREA — Browns kick returner Joshua Cribbs is tough, fearless and charismatic. 49ers counterpart Ted Ginn Jr. is quick, elusive and enigmatic. Even with those major differences, they have one important thing in common. “Josh and Ted are both so good at what they do, they make blocking for them a pleasure,” San Francisco linebacker Read More…

Browns RB Peyton Hillis has sore hamstring, won’t practice today

BEREA – Browns running back Peyton Hillis’ hamstring was sore today after practicing Wednesday and he won’t practice today, coach Pat Shurmur said. Hillis strained the hamstring Oct. 16 in the first quarter against Oakland and tried to play through it before leaving the game. He didn’t play Sunday in the 6-3 win over Seattle. Read More…

Browns’ Peyton Hillis says he’s done talking about contract

BEREA — Peyton Hillis is done talking about his contract situation. The running back still doesn’t have the extension he’s wanted for months. He still feels he’s underpaid and underappreciated. He’s just done discussing it publicly. “I would rather not talk about a contract the rest of the year,” he said Wednesday. “I think there’s Read More…

Browns notes: Scott Fujita back at practice

BEREA — Browns linebacker Scott Fujita spent the offseason fighting for players rights as part of the NFLPA’s executive committee. Ironically, he learned first-hand what changes were made after suffering a concussion Oct. 16 in Oakland, Calif. Fujita returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since being injured, and had nothing but praise for Read More…

(Updated) Browns update: Peyton Hillis back at practice, remains No. 1 running back

BEREA – Browns running back Peyton Hillis will practice “full go” today and start Sunday against the 49ers if he’s healthy, coach Pat Shurmur said this morning. Hillis didn’t play Sunday after straining his hamstring Oct. 16 in Oakland. He missed Week 3 with strep throat and on the advice of his agent. Hillis led Read More…

Browns: Don’t worry, Pat Shurmur wants to run the ball

After a month of training camp, four preseason games and six regular-season games, many Browns fans and observers still don’t understand the West Coast Offense being installed by coach Pat Shurmur. That’s not necessarily a knock on those watching. Through six games the offense hasn’t looked like Shurmur had hoped. The Browns are ranked 23rd Read More…

Browns know they still have lots to work on

BEREA — Coach Pat Shurmur could relax a bit Monday afternoon. The Browns’ two-game slide was over. They sat at 3-3 and in the middle of the NFL pack. A week filled with drama, tough questions and raised tension levels ended Sunday with a 6-3 win over the Seahawks. As a calm Shurmur addressed the Read More…

Browns notes: Dawson suffered thigh bruise against Seattle

BEREA — Phil Dawson kicked the winning field goal Sunday with an injured right leg. Dawson suffered a thigh bruise early in the game, coach Pat Shurmur said Monday. Dawson made a 52-yarder in the second quarter, then broke a 3-3 tie with a 53-yarder in the fourth quarter of the 6-3 win over Seattle. Read More…

Browns: Kicker Phil Dawson won game despite thigh bruise

BEREA – Browns kicker Phil Dawson’s winning performance Sunday became even more impressive today when coach Pat Shurmur divulged Dawson suffered a thigh bruise early in the 6-3 win over the Seahawks. “He gutted it out pretty good,” Shurmur said, who didn’t know the specific play when Dawson was hurt. Dawson made 52- and 53-yard Read More…