September 21, 2014

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Browns rookie Jabaal Sheard catching on

BEREA — Jabaal Sheard has big plans for the Browns’ preseason opener Saturday against the Green Bay Packers. The rookie defensive end says he will go all-out to sack Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and send the defending Super Bowl champions home with a loss. “That would be awesome,” said Sheard, who was selected in the Read More…

Safety Usama Young wants to be on field, but welcomes all competition

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BEREA — The Browns needed a starting free safety because they didn’t want to bring back Abram Elam. Safety Usama Young was looking for a place where he could start because the New Orleans secondary was too crowded with proven veterans. It was a match made in free-agency heaven. “He’s a real physical guy. He’s Read More…

Browns notes: Cornerback Sheldon Brown feels comfortable with Shurmur’s style of defense

BEREA — Cornerback Sheldon Brown has been around too long — this is his 10th NFL season — to get excited over a couple of interceptions at a training camp practice. In fact, he said he took no extra meaning from Tuesday’s practice in which he had two interceptions and nearly a third. “For me, Read More…

Browns: Coach Pat Shurmur eager to see his team vs. the Packers

BEREA – After a week and a half of training camp, Browns coach Pat Shurmur is eager to see his players against another team. That opportunity will come Saturday at home against the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers. “I’m looking forward to seeing where we’re at,” he said Tuesday following a practice in full Read More…

Browns cornerback Joe Haden embracing his new city

Joe Haden has endeared himself to fans with his play and his outgoing ways off the field, whether its signing autographs or dressing the part while attending Cavs and Indians games. (AP photo.)

BEREA — Browns cornerback Joe Haden had no trouble filling his days during the 4½-month lockout. Becoming one of Cleveland’s favorite professional athletes takes a lot of time. He dressed up in a full Cavaliers uniform, including an Anderson “Wild Thing” Varejao wig, to sit courtside at Quicken Loans Arena. He donned the uniform of Read More…

Browns: WR Mohamed Massaquoi out again, and other observations

BEREA – Receiver Mohamed Massaquoi’s left foot and lower leg remained in a cast Monday, and he still hasn’t practiced in training camp. Massaquoi, expected to be the team’s No. 1 wideout, continued his routine of riding a stationary bike and standing on the sideline during team drills. The Browns have said little regarding the Read More…

Is more of Evan Moore in the works for Browns?

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Browns tight end Evan Moore returned to practice Thursday — he wasn’t allowed to participate until the league year officially began because he was a restricted free agent in the offseason — with a spectacular one-handed touchdown catch. He popped up and yelled, “I’m back,” a few times. He admitted Saturday he had jumped the Read More…

Browns: QB Colt McCoy happy with his progress after a week of camp

CLEVELAND – Coach Pat Shurmur and quarterback Colt McCoy shared a post-practice laugh Saturday afternoon in the Cleveland Browns Stadium locker room where they hope to celebrate many wins over the next decade. While nervous fans and hyper-critical media tend to focus on every interception or incompletion, coach and quarterback chose to keep an eye Read More…

Browns Notes: Busy rookie Greg Little finds time to dunk

CLEVELAND – Rookie receiver Greg Little caught a touchdown pass Saturday during Family Day at Cleveland Browns Stadium. That’s when the fun began. Little streaked toward the goal post, brought the football down between his knees, lifted it back up and threw it over the crossbar for a two-handed reverse dunk. It looked like something Read More…

Browns’ Thomas planning to keep his talents on the North Coast

BEREA – Cleveland fans still scarred by LeBron James’ betrayal and departure to Miami don’t have to worry about Joe Thomas bolting for greener pastures (read: Green Bay). The Browns aren’t about to let Thomas go anywhere anytime soon. And Thomas doesn’t want to leave. “I love it here, I love the Browns, I love Read More…