September 22, 2014


Browns notes: Jordan Cameron hopes to return Sunday

Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron runs after catching a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sept. 7. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

BEREA — Browns tight end Jordan Cameron isn’t making any promises, but he is crossing his fingers in hopes of returning to action Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. The Pro Bowler has been plagued by a right shoulder strain since Aug. 2 — suffered during “Family Day” at the University of Akron — and was Read More…

Browns linebacker Paul Kruger off to strong start this season

Cleveland Browns linebacker Paul Kruger rushes in for a sack of New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — Paul Kruger’s devotion to explosion has meant the demolition of opposing offensive linemen and several plays blown up in the backfield. Through two games, he’s been dynamite. “His start, it’s electric when you watch the way he’s playing,” inside linebacker Karlos Dansby said Wednesday. Kruger has two sacks, two quarterback hits, eight tackles, Read More…

Browns TE Jordan Cameron, LB Barkevious Mingo return to practice

Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron runs after catching a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sept. 7. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

BEREA — Tight end Jordan Cameron and outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo returned to practice this afternoon after not practicing last week and missing Sunday’s win against the Saints. Coach Mike Pettine said before practice he expected the pair to be limited today. Running back Ben Tate (knee) was the only player to miss practice, as Read More…

Petrak analysis: Browns offensive coordinator Shanahan deserves some credit

Browns offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan talks with quarterbacks Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer during a preseason game. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

The Browns have scored 53 points through two games. It’s the highest two-game total to open a year since 2007, when they scored 51 in Week 2. Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan deserves more credit than he’s getting. And, yes, I know six of the points came on Tashaun Gipson’s interception return for a touchdown. The Read More…

Josh Gordon pleads guilty to DWI

Josh Gordon

Josh Gordon keeps making news, even though he’s not anywhere near a football field. The Browns’ All-Pro receiver pleaded guilty Tuesday to a DWI charge in North Carolina through his attorney, the Wake County Clerk of Court confirmed to He received 12 months unsupervised probation and owes $290 in court costs and a $100 Read More…

Browns coach Mike Pettine gets emotional with family after 1st win

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine celebrates after a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints in an NFL football game Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — The reality of his first win as an NFL head coach hit Mike Pettine a few steps into the tunnel from the field to the locker room. His teenage son, Ryan, and college daughter, Megan, ran up to him like he had spent the last two years overseas and gave him giant hugs, Read More…

Browns notes: QB Brian Hoyer understands why some doubt him, but doesn’t let it bother him

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer changes the play at the line of scrimmage in the first quarter Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — Brian Hoyer threw only four incompletions after Johnny Manziel returned to the sideline for good Sunday. Hoyer completed 15 of his last 19 passes for 137 yards and led two touchdown drives, including the winner. The success gave coach Mike Pettine an idea. “The way he responded, we should play Johnny the first Read More…

Browns Notes: Mike Pettine relishes first win, says fans’ energy was big

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine walks off the field after a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints in an NFL football game Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Browns coach Mike Pettine wore his heart on his sleeve and made no attempt to conceal his emotions Sunday afternoon. After Billy Cundiff split the uprights on a 29-yard field goal with three seconds left, Pettine bounded onto the field — his face flush with pure joy — to celebrate Cleveland’s 26-24 victory Read More…

Browns 26, Saints 24: Brian Hoyer leads winning drive, gets coach Mike Pettine his 1st win

Mike Pettine

CLEVELAND — The last time the Browns won a home opener, Brian Hoyer had a fresh diploma from St. Ignatius and was just starting his career at Michigan State. Johnny Manziel was in grade school in Texas. Mike Pettine was a lowly assistant with the Ravens, less than three years removed from his time as Read More…

Brian Dulik: Once again, Browns QB Brian Hoyer proves he has the clutch gene

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer throws under pressure from New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Brian Hoyer gritted his teeth and took a deep breath when the Browns unveiled their “Johnny Football” offensive package Sunday afternoon. Then he went back into the game and showed the world why he is Cleveland’s starting quarterback — and rookie Johnny Manziel is his backup. Hoyer engineered a brilliant 14-play, 85-yard drive in the Read More…