January 29, 2015

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Browns update: Usama Young to start at safety, Emmanuel Stephens at defensive end

CLEVELAND – Safety Usama Young will make his first start for the Browns (3-5) in place of T.J. Ward this afternoon against the Rams (1-7). Kickoff is at 1 o’clock. Ward’s right foot was in a cast during the week and it’s unknown when he’ll be able to return. The team’s hoping to get a Read More…

Browns rookie receiver Greg Little still a little off his game

BEREA — Rookie receiver Greg Little is still searching for his first NFL touchdown. His timing with quarterback Colt McCoy has been just as elusive. Yes, there’s a connection between the two — there haven’t been enough quality connections between McCoy and Little. It’s not for a lack of trying. Since Little was inserted into Read More…

Browns notes: After sharing a job, Usama Young, Mike Adams to take the field together

BEREA — Usama Young and Mike Adams spent the first seven games splitting time at free safety. Adams started all of them, but they alternated throughout the game. With starting strong safety T.J. Ward expected to miss several weeks with a foot injury — he was listed as doubtful on the injury report, but his Read More…

Browns safety Usama Young returns to practice

BEREA – Browns safety Usama Young (hip) returned to practice this morning after missing Wednesday and Thursday. He lined up with the starters during the portion open to the media and is expected to replace T.J. Ward on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. Ward hasn’t practiced all week with a foot injury suffered Sunday Read More…

Browns safety T.J. Ward not expected to play vs. Rams with foot injury

BEREA – Browns strong safety T.J. Ward will likely miss Sunday’s game against the St. Louis Rams with a foot injury. Coach Pat Shurmur wouldn’t entirely rule him out this morning, but said there’s a “very good chance” he won’t play. Ward’s right foot was still in a cast after feeling “a pop” near the Read More…

Browns safety T.J. Ward in cast, won’t practice today

BEREA – Browns safety T.J. Ward didn’t practice today and his right foot is in a cast, coach Pat Shurmur said this morning. Shurmur wouldn’t reveal the results of an MRI on Ward’s foot – Ward called it a sprain Sunday – but said he was in a cast to try to get the foot Read More…

It’s no fun keeping up with the Browns’ Peyton Hillis

I’m sick of writing about Peyton Hillis. Not his 211 rushing yards, 3.5 average and two touchdowns. Not his highlight-reel hurdling of defenders. Not even his fumbling problem. I’m sick of writing about the soap opera. His unrelenting and unrequited demands for a contract extension. His midweek marriage in Arkansas. His Sunday off with strep Read More…

Browns try to stay positive as injuries, losses mount

BEREA — The Browns reached the midpoint of their season Sunday with a 30-12 dismantling in Houston to fall to 3-5. The second half began Monday in typical Browns fashion. Quarterback Colt McCoy had both knees wrapped and moved slowly through the locker room. Running back Peyton Hillis was already ruled out for the game Read More…

Browns notes: IR not in Peyton Hillis’ plans

BEREA — The Browns have a plan for running back Peyton Hillis, and so far it doesn’t include injured reserve. Coach Pat Shurmur said Monday Hillis is out for Sunday’s home game against the St. Louis Rams. Hilllis will spend the week at the team facility rehabbing the strained left hamstring he reinjured Friday in Read More…

Browns RB Peyton Hillis won’t play Sunday; team not planning to put him on IR

BEREA – Browns coach Pat Shurmur said this afternoon the Browns aren’t planning to put running back Peyton Hillis on season-ending injured reserve, despite a hamstring injury that will keep him out Sunday against the Rams – his fourth straight game on the sideline. “We want him to get healthy,” Shurmur said. “Our conversation about Read More…