March 3, 2015

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Browns notes: Montario Hardesty could be back on field Sunday

BEREA — Running back Montario Hardesty will be a game-time decision Sunday when the Browns host the Jacksonville Jaguars. Cleveland coach Pat Shurmur said the second-year pro has successfully increased his workload throughout the week, giving him an opportunity to play for the first time since tearing his right calf Oct. 30 in San Francisco. Read More…

Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi expected to play Sunday; RB Montario Hardesty will be a gametime decision

BEREA – Receiver Mohamed Massaquoi took repetitions during team drills today at practice, and coach Pat Shurmur expects him to play Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. “I anticipate he’ll play for sure,” Shurmur said following practice. Massaquoi has missed two of the last three games after sustaining a concussion Oct. 23 against Seattle on a Read More…

Former Brown Matt Roth still wild, solid in Jacksonville

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BEREA — The question was dangerous: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Matt Roth? The answer could’ve been anything. It could’ve been appropriate or not. Nice or not. Judgmental or not. Roth made quite an impression on his teammates during his season-plus with the Browns. Not only did he Read More…

Browns can’t find the goal line at home

BEREA — The next time the Browns score a touchdown at home, the officials should stop the game and immediately send the ball down I-77 to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. OK, that may be a little much. Cleveland’s hometown touchdown drought hasn’t reached historical proportions. But it did pass annoying, troublesome and painful Read More…

Browns coach Pat Shurmur expects safety T.J. Ward to play again this year

BEREA – Browns coach Pat Shurmur said this morning he expects strong safety T.J. Ward to play again this season. Ward missed the game Sunday with his right foot in a cast and has been ruled out for this week against Jacksonville. The cast was removed Monday, allowing for another examination, and Shurmur said it Read More…

The CT’s Scott Petrak grades the Browns

I know this midseason report comes a week late. I had some thoughts about Peyton Hillis I wanted to get off my chest last week. And when the NFL eventually goes to an 18-game schedule, maybe I’ll be remembered for being ahead of the curve with my “midseason” report card coming after nine games. Regardless, Read More…

Browns still kicking themselves over loss

BEREA — Pat Shurmur has lived in Cleveland for less than a year. He’s coached only nine games with the Browns. He might not be able to find Elyria or Lodi on a map. But he feels your pain. If living through gut-wrenching, difficult-to-comprehend losses makes you a true Clevelander, Shurmur officially earned his stripes Read More…

Browns notes: Confused? Not Shurmur

BEREA — Coach Pat Shurmur tried Monday to clear up the confusion surrounding the botched handoff to tight end Alex Smith late in the fourth quarter of the 13-12 loss to the Rams on Sunday. Shurmur said he knew Smith was in the game as the fullback for Owen Marecic, who was out for a Read More…

Browns: Rams DL James Hall got piece of Phil Dawson’s missed field goal

BEREA – Add one more line to the list of things that went wrong on the Browns’ missed field-goal try with just over two minutes left in the 13-12 loss to St. Louis on Sunday. Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo said today defensive lineman James Hall deflected Phil Dawson’s kick, which missed fluttered just wide of Read More…

Browns RB Peyton Hillis, safety T.J. Ward ruled out for next game

BEREA – Browns running back Peyton Hillis (hamstring) and safety T.J. Ward (foot) have been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, coach Pat Shurmur announced this afternoon. Hillis will miss his fifth straight game and sixth of the season. He strained the hamstring Oct. 16, then reinjured it in practice Nov. 4. Read More…