October 2, 2014

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Brian Dulik: Colt McCoy shows plenty of promise in preseason opener

Unlike many of his peers, Browns quarterback Colt McCoy didn’t waste any time during the 132-day NFL lockout. The second-year pro organized four unofficial team camps and made countless public appearances. But more than anything else, he studied Cleveland’s brand new playbook from cover to cover. McCoy’s hard work paid off Saturday night, when he Read More…

Coach Pat Shurmur opens Browns career with victory

CLEVELAND – Browns coach Pat Shurmur couldn’t have asked for much more Saturday night at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Quarterback Colt McCoy looked like an old pro in Shurmur’s new West Coast Offense, and the first-team offense scored two touchdowns in three possessions, exiting with a lead. Rookie defensive linemen Phil Taylor and Jabaal Sheard made Read More…

Browns beat Packers 27-17 in preseason opener

CLEVELAND – Pat Shurmur’s debut as Browns coach was a success. The Browns beat the Super Bowl champion Packers 27-17 Saturday night at Cleveland Browns Stadium in the preseason opener. The Browns trailed 17-14 at halftime but rallied behind their backups. Jeff Wolfert kicked a 46-yard field goal with 10:09 left in the third quarter Read More…

Browns update: Packers lead 17-14 at halftime; Colt McCoy looks good

CLEVELAND – Colt McCoy made the most of his playing time Saturday night in Cleveland’s preseason opener. The second-year quarterback played three series and led two touchdown drives. He left after one drive in the second quarter with a 14-7 lead. The Packers rallied against the Browns backups to take a 17-14 lead into halftime. Read More…

Browns, Packers tied at 7 after 1st quarter

CLEVELAND – The preseason started shakily for the Browns on Saturday night. In Pat Shurmur’s debut as a head coach, the Browns had to use a timeout before the first snap because they had 12 defenders on the field. They quickly recovered, and were tied with the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers 7-7 after Read More…

Browns pregame notes: WR Carlton Mitchell has finger surgery, inactive for game

CLEVELAND — A few pregame notes before the Browns open the preseason Saturday night against the Green Bay Packers at Cleveland Browns Stadium. ** Receiver Carlton Mitchell had finger surgery Friday and was inactive for the game Saturday. He practiced Thursday and was not on the injury report provided by Shurmur. The team didn’t give Read More…

Browns’ Brandon Jackson has something to prove

BEREA — Brandon Jackson slips out of the backfield and sprints down the sideline. The catch is a tough one — the ball dropping over his shoulder at a tricky angle — but Jackson makes it with ease and gets both feet inbounds for a long completion to move the chains. That scene played out Read More…

Browns: Coach Pat Shurmur says starters will play a quarter Saturday

BEREA – Quarterback Colt McCoy and the rest of the Browns starters will play a quarter Saturday night in the preseason opener against Green Bay at Cleveland Browns Stadium. First-year coach Pat Shurmur said Thursday the second team will play about two quarters, followed by the rest of the roster to finish the game. Shurmur Read More…

Browns rookie Jabaal Sheard catching on

BEREA — Jabaal Sheard has big plans for the Browns’ preseason opener Saturday against the Green Bay Packers. The rookie defensive end says he will go all-out to sack Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and send the defending Super Bowl champions home with a loss. “That would be awesome,” said Sheard, who was selected in the Read More…

Safety Usama Young wants to be on field, but welcomes all competition

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BEREA — The Browns needed a starting free safety because they didn’t want to bring back Abram Elam. Safety Usama Young was looking for a place where he could start because the New Orleans secondary was too crowded with proven veterans. It was a match made in free-agency heaven. “He’s a real physical guy. He’s Read More…