April 1, 2015

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Browns notes: Dropped passes don’t affect Greg Little’s confidence

BEREA — Browns wide receiver Greg Little recognizes that he played poorly Sunday in Cincinnati, flat-out dropping four passes in a 23-20 loss to the Bengals. But if anyone thought that performance would hurt his confidence, they were dead wrong. “I should catch every ball, that’s the way I feel,” Little said Wednesday after practice. Read More…

Browns’ Ryan Pontbriand released after several errors

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BEREA — Ryan Pontbriand joined the Browns as a punch line. Then-coach Butch Davis used a fifth-round draft pick on him in 2003, drawing ridicule for making him one of the highest-picked long snappers in the history of the NFL. Pontbriand spent the next eight seasons as one of the Browns’ most reliable players, rarely Read More…

Browns: Greg Little’s first TD came with four big drops

BEREA — Greg Little looked the ball into his arms, caught it, carried it to the sideline and made sure it was put away for safekeeping. The first touchdown of his career Sunday meant a lot. “I took it home and put it on my nightstand and watched it all night,” he said Monday. If Read More…

Browns LB Scott Fujita out with broken hand

BEREA – Browns linebacker Scott Fujita will miss a “significant amount of time” with a broken right hand that requires surgery. He broke the hand in two places Sunday in the second half of the 23-20 loss to Cincinnati. Coach Pat Shurmur said this afternoon Fujita will have surgery this week and could be placed Read More…

Strong start falls apart as Browns slip to 4-7

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CINCINNATI — The Browns finally solved the start Sunday. Now, if they could only figure out the finish. On a day when they scored their first first-quarter touchdown of the season, led by 10 points twice, including in the third quarter, and got an unexpected spark from running back Peyton Hillis, the Browns still managed Read More…

Josh Cribbs voices frustration after another defeat

CINCINNATI — For better or worse, Browns special teams standout Joshua Cribbs remains the face of the franchise. That face, however, couldn’t even fake a smile following Cleveland’s latest late-game meltdown. “What we’re doing obviously ain’t working,” Cribbs said Sunday after the Cincinnati Bengals rallied for a 23-20 victory over the Browns. “Hard work isn’t Read More…

Browns notes: Peyton Hillis says he’s back in the groove

CINCINNATI — Browns running back Peyton Hillis returned to action Sunday after missing five games with an injured left hamstring. He rushed for a team-high 65 yards on 19 carries in Cleveland’s 23-20 loss to the Bengals. “I was satisfied, I guess, with some of my performance today,” Hillis said. “Coming back on one day Read More…

Browns can’t finish the job, fall to Bengals again

CINCINNATI – The Browns finally solved the start Sunday. Now, if they could only figure out the finish. On a day when they scored their first first-quarter touchdown of the season, led by 10 points twice, including in the third quarter, and got an unexpected spark from running back Peyton Hillis, the Browns still managed Read More…

Browns fall in Cincinnati, 23-20

CINCINNATI – The Bengals swept the Battle of Ohio. Cincinnati followed up a season-opening victory in Cleveland with a 23-20 win today at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals (7-4) trailed 17-7 at halftime and 20-10 in the third quarter. The winning 26-yard field goal by Mike Nugent came with 38 seconds left. It was set Read More…

Browns clinging to 20-17 lead after 3 quarters

CINCINNATI – The third quarter featured three full possessions and three scores as the action heated up in the Battle of Ohio. The Bengals scored twice to the Browns’ once in the period, and the Browns entered the fourth quarter with a 20-17 lead. The Browns led 17-7 at halftime, but the Bengals made it Read More…