April 29, 2016

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Peyton Hillis fires back after Joe Thomas’ comments

BEREA — Less than 24 hours after being called “toxic” by Browns tackle Joe Thomas, Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis fired back at his former teammate Thursday. Hillis told Kansas City reporters that five-time Pro Bowl selection Thomas was “kind of like a crazy ex-girlfriend, you know? It’s been over a year. Get over it.” Read More…

Notes: Coach Romeo Crennel still dealing with Chiefs tragedy

BEREA — On Saturday, Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel watched Jovan Belcher, his young linebacker, commit suicide by shooting himself in the head. Belcher had earlier killed his girlfriend, who was the mother of their 3-month-old daughter. On Wednesday, Crennel and the Chiefs attended a memorial service for Belcher. “You can’t go away from it. I’ll Read More…

Browns’ Joe Thomas blasts former RB Peyton Hillis

BEREA — Joe Thomas hasn’t forgotten how difficult Peyton Hillis made life last season. He hasn’t forgiven, either. With Hillis set to return to Cleveland Browns Stadium on Sunday as the backup to Kansas City speedster Jamaal Charles, Thomas took several shots at Hillis on Wednesday when asked to recall the year of drama. “It Read More…

Browns LT Joe Thomas rips former teammate Peyton Hillis

BEREA – Browns Pro Bowl left tackle took several shots at former teammate Peyton Hillis, who returns Sunday as the backup running back of the Kansas City Chiefs. Hillis spent 2011 in a contract dispute with the Browns. He wanted a long-term deal after a breakout 2010 but didn’t get it and went public with Read More…

Scott Petrak: New Browns regime should stick with Weeden

I despise snap judgments. I don’t believe in love at first sight. I need at least two trips to the mall before I feel comfortable buying a Christmas present. I’ve never walked out of a movie in the first half-hour. Today’s world, especially the sports world, is in a constant rush to judgment. We feel Read More…

Browns coach Pat Shurmur making a late push to keep his job

BEREA — Four games remain in the Browns’ season. Whether coach Pat Shurmur’s tenure lasts any longer is among the hottest topics in Northeast Ohio. Shurmur’s future has been uncertain since Jimmy Haslam bought the team and announced he’d evaluate all personnel and make decisions after the season. The assumption was the new regime would Read More…

Browns notes: Josh Gordon shakes off rust, rises to No. 1

BEREA — Rookie receiver Josh Gordon looked lost during the preseason, but he’s certainly found his footing — and the end zone. Gordon set career highs Sunday in the win over Oakland with six catches for 116 yards. He added his fifth touchdown, a 44-yard go route down the left sideline. “He came here not Read More…

Browns put together key drive, snap long losing streak away from home

OAKLAND, Calif. — Nursing a three-point lead and backed up to the shadow of his own goal post, rookie Brandon Weeden engineered a touchdown drive that gave the Cleveland Browns a happy plane ride home for a change and hope for a much brighter future. Weeden threw for a career-high 364 yards and a TD Read More…

Browns employee commits suicide at team facility

An assistant groundskeeper for the Cleveland Browns committed suicide Saturday, a team source confirmed. Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer reported the employee hanged himself and the body was found in an equipment shed Saturday at the team facility in Berea. “This is a terrible tragedy and our heartfelt condolences go out to the family,” the Browns Read More…

Browns daring to dream: That’s right, they have their sights set on winning two in a row

Linebacker and captain D’Qwell Jackson isn’t prone to hyperbole. But in the afterglow of the 20-14 win over the Steelers last week, his emotions got the best of him. “If we can take that focus to the rest of our season, I think we can win the rest of our games,” he said. Whoa, big Read More…