February 10, 2016

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Browns pregame update: RB Trent Richardson active, FB Owen Marecic a healthy scratch

CLEVELAND – Browns running back Trent Richardson (rib cartilage) is active and expected to start today against the San Diego Chargers at 1 p.m. at a soaked Cleveland Browns Stadium. Fullback Owen Marecic was a healthy scratch for the first time this season. The fourth-round pick in 2011 has four drops and no catches this Read More…

Players praise outgoing Browns president Mike Holmgren for bringing stability, order thoughout organization

Left tackle Joe Thomas preceded Mike Holmgren and he’ll outlast him. But don’t count Thomas in the growing number of people piling on the outgoing president. Thomas remembers what life was like inside Browns headquarters before Holmgren arrived in December 2009. He remembers when general manager George Kokinis didn’t make it through his first season Read More…

Browns: Injuries could force Fujita to retire

BEREA — Browns starting strongside linebacker Scott Fujita has not retired from the NFL, but he appears to be strongly leaning in that direction. Fujita met with the media Friday for the first time since being shut down for the season, where he disclosed the extent of his major neck and shoulder injuries. The 33-year-old Read More…

Browns notes: WR Little optimistic about many things

BEREA — Browns wide receiver Greg Little has never lacked confidence in himself or his team. Not surprisingly, he also sees good things ahead for Cleveland’s NBA franchise. “I was peeping them out, and I definitely think the Cavaliers are going to the playoffs,” Little said Friday following practice. “I also could see Kyrie (Irving) Read More…

Browns QB Brandon Weeden impressing coaches, teammates with improvement

BEREA — The pass was perfect. It wasn’t the best part of the play for quarterback Brandon Weeden. When Josh Gordon dropped Weeden’s picturesque 47-yard rainbow that hit him in stride for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, the throw was negated. So was the act of bravery that preceded it. Colts 310-pound nose Read More…

Browns’ Trent Richardson expects more, wants to get healthy

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BEREA — The pain was worse than running back Trent Richardson anticipated. So was the game film. “It really didn’t look like me,” he said. Richardson tried to play through a rib cartilage injury Sunday in a loss to the Colts but was benched after eight carries for 8 yards. He realizes he didn’t help Read More…

Browns LB Scott Fujita headed to season-ending injured reserve

BEREA – Browns coach Pat Shurmur announced that veteran linebacker Scott Fujita will go on season-ending injured reserve with a shoulder/neck injury. Fujita has missed the last two games and consulted specialists. He’s contemplated retirement to avoid permanent injury, but Shurmur didn’t know if Fujita will retire. “I spoke with him this morning, and I Read More…

Outgoing Browns president says he has few regrets despite few wins

BEREA — Mike Holmgren regrets the win-loss record and that he won’t be around to finish the rebuilding project he started with the Browns. But he isn’t finished working in football, and may even return to coaching. Holmgren met with the local media for likely the final time Tuesday in a 45-minute news conference. He Read More…

Outgoing Browns president Mike Holmgren may not finish season, not ready to retire

BEREA — Outgoing Browns president Mike Holmgren regrets the 10-29 record during his 2½-year tenure but feels he left the organization in better shape and thinks the team is close to winning. “We didn’t win enough games,” he said. “I’m hoping the table is set for the future.” Holmgren met with the media for about Read More…

Weak running game is a big part of Browns’ struggles

BEREA — This isn’t what the brain trust had in mind in April. When president Mike Holmgren, general manager Tom Heckert and coach Pat Shurmur traded three draft picks to move up one spot and ensure they landed running back Trent Richardson, they didn’t envision a running game ranked 30th in the league. Or an Read More…