April 18, 2014

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Browns up 3-0 after 1st quarter; RB Peyton Hillis over 1,000 yards

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Running back Peyton Hillis had an eventful first quarter this afternoon in Cleveland’s game against the Bills. The Browns led 3-0 after a quarter. Hillis surpassed 1,000 yards rushing for the season with 56 yards on nine carries, was stuffed on third-and-goal at the 1 and fumbled trying to hurdle safety Read More…

Browns-Bills to play in rain; Colt McCoy is 3rd QB

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Don’t expect to see snow when you tune into the Browns-Bills game at 1 o’clock. Despite forecasts earlier in the week, the snowglobe conditions from the Cleveland-Buffalo game of 2007 won’t be re-created. It’s been raining/misting all morning in western New York, and it’s supposed to stay that way throughout the Read More…

Browns GM Heckert sees plenty of positives in debut season

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. – Tom Heckert isn’t used to losing, and he doesn’t like it. In his nine years in Philadelphia’s front office, the Eagles had just one losing season. They also went to a Super Bowl. The Browns are 5-7 in Heckert’s first year as general manager and would need a minor miracle to Read More…

Doing it all is not a problem for Browns tight end Benjamin Watson

BEREA – “You’re in.” When slot receiver Chansi Stuckey enters the game from the sideline, he occasionally gives that message to tight end Benjamin Watson. Stuckey’s looking for a laugh. Watson’s always in. First-and-10, second-and-2, third-and-18. The situation doesn’t matter. Watson is always in the huddle. On an offense that runs a variety of personnel Read More…

Browns QB Colt McCoy returns to practice, could dress Sunday

BEREA – Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy (high left ankle sprain) returned to practice Friday in a limited capacity, and coach Eric Mangini said there was a chance he could be the No. 3 quarterback Sunday in Buffalo. McCoy was inactive for the last two games after getting hurt Nov. 21 in a loss at Jacksonville. Read More…

Browns are venturing into a winter wonderland

BEREA — One week after playing in picture-perfect conditions in Miami, the Browns are venturing into a winter wonderland. The weather forecast for Sunday afternoon, when Cleveland plays the Bills in Buffalo, includes freezing rain followed by heavy snow — with strong winds and temperatures dropping into the teens. In other words, Ralph Wilson Stadium Read More…

Browns coach Eric Mangini loves winter weather

BEREA – Let it snow! Let it snow! Drivers and holiday shoppers might disagree with the sentiment, but Browns coach Eric Mangini is a huge fan of the white stuff and all that accompanies it. “I really do love this weather,” he said Thursday. “I think it’s great football weather and I think if you Read More…

Abram Elam’s impact with Browns tough to miss

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BEREA — Surrounded by celebrated rookies Joe Haden and T.J. Ward, veteran leader Sheldon Brown and talented but erratic Eric Wright, safety Abram Elam is easily overshadowed in the Browns secondary. His play the last three weeks can’t be ignored. Elam’s totaled 20 tackles, two interceptions, two sacks and a fumble he forced and returned Read More…

Browns notes: Hodges takes special honor in stride

BEREA — Punter Reggie Hodges ranks sixth in the NFL in net average, signed a two-year contract extension last month and was named AFC special teams player of the week Wednesday. He hasn’t gotten a big head. “It must be a slow week in the NFL,” Hodges said when asked about the award. “Must not Read More…

Browns QB Colt McCoy out today, could practice this week

BEREA – Browns rookie quarterback Colt McCoy wasn’t scheduled to practice Wednesday, but coach Eric Mangini said there’s a chance he’ll participate Thursday or Friday. Jake Delhomme’s expected to start Sunday in Buffalo, his third straight. “There’s a shot for him practicing this week,” Mangini said of McCoy. “I wouldn’t say it’s a slam dunk, Read More…