March 29, 2015

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Browns, Bengals tied at 7 after first quarter

CINCINNATI – The Browns got off to their best start of the season this afternoon in Paul Brown Stadium. For the first time this season, they scored a touchdown in the first quarter. And they did it on the opening drive of the game. But the Bengals scored on a 16-yard Cedric Benson run with Read More…

Browns update: RB Peyton Hillis active; RB Montario Hardesty not expected to play

CINCINNATI – The Browns (4-6) will have an unexpected look in the backfield this afternoon vs. the Bengals (6-4) at Paul Brown Stadium. Running back Peyton Hillis is active after missing the last five games with a strained hamstring. Coach Pat Shurmur had ruled him out Monday, but he progressed more quickly than expected and Read More…

Browns: Peyton Hillis feeling better, could play Sunday

BEREA — Running back Peyton Hillis caught a screen pass Friday and accelerated down the sideline. He continued down the field without incident. He didn’t come up lame, reach for the left hamstring or spike the ball in disgust. Hillis on the practice field was a welcome sight for the Browns, as he returned for Read More…

Browns notes: Joe Haden looking forward to rematch with Bengals’ A.J. Green

BEREA — Browns cornerback Joe Haden is in only his second year in the NFL, while Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green is a rookie. Their head-to-head battles, though, figure to extend well into the future. “A.J. is a pretty good receiver and I would call myself a pretty good corner, so this will be a Read More…

(Update) Browns RB Peyton Hillis practices, is a “gametime decision”

BEREA – Browns running back Peyton Hillis practiced today for the first time since aggravating a strained hamstring Nov. 4 and will be a gametime decision Sunday in Cincinnati. Hillis, who hasn’t played since originally injuring the hamstring Oct. 16, said he felt good, practiced at nearly game speed and it “looks positive for Sunday.” Read More…

Browns RB Peyton Hillis returns to practice; status for Sunday uncertain

BEREA – Browns running back Peyton Hillis practiced this morning for the first time since aggravating a strained hamstring Nov. 4. He took a few repetitions with the first team, including a couple of handoffs, during the 20 minutes open to the media at the start of practice. Coach Pat Shurmur said Monday that Hillis Read More…

Browns notes: Phil Dawson’s year has had lots of ups, downs

BEREA — Phil Dawson has been on an emotional rollercoaster since the end of last year, when he believed his Browns career was over. The veteran kicker sold his home on the west side and moved back to his native Texas, only to have Cleveland tag him as its “franchise player” just before the NFL Read More…

Brutal finish should tell Browns plenty

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BEREA — Five games in six weeks. Three in 12 days. AFC North time has arrived. When the NFL schedule came out in April, there was no escaping the brutal finish assigned to the Browns. It finally gets here Sunday in Cincinnati, and appears even more daunting than first thought. Not only are perennial playoff Read More…

Browns RB Montario Hardesty practices

BEREA – Browns running back Montario Hardesty practiced today after missing the last three weeks with a calf tear. Shurmur said Hardesty will start Sunday against the Bengals if he’s healthy, but Chris Ogbonnaya will see action regardless. Ogbonnaya has started the last three weeks and rushed for a career-high 115 yards Sunday in a Read More…

Learning some things about Browns’ rookie coach

We’re learning more about Pat Shurmur every week. That’s only natural, considering it’s his first year in Cleveland. Shurmur must be learning about himself, too, as he experiences a variety of things for the first time as a head coach. He remains comfortable in his own skin — if the Browns turn into a playoff Read More…