October 24, 2014

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Browns: DE Armonty Bryant done for year, C Alex Mack to have surgery soon

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BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine got a sense of what beating the Steelers means to the city on his way home from the stadium Sunday. “I knew certainly a good time was had in the Muni lot,” he said Monday. “Driving by that thing, it looked like a war zone. “I’m sure a lot of Read More…

Browns 31, Steelers 10: Cleveland dominates rival, improves to 3-2 with 2nd straight win

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CLEVELAND — No furious comeback. No last-second heroics. Nothing fluky. Just a dominant win against a hated rival in a critical game. The Browns played their best 60 minutes of the season Sunday and clobbered the Steelers 31-10 at a raucous FirstEnergy Stadium. They improved to 3-2 with their second straight win. “To beat those Read More…

Brian Dulik: Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer keeps proving he’s a leader and a winner

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Joe Haden was headed out of the Browns locker room, but he abruptly changed course when he saw Brian Hoyer striding toward the interview podium. “My man,” the Pro Bowl cornerback said, smiling broadly. “You can say whatever you want up there.” Though it was a simple gesture, it reflected the feelings of the entire Read More…

Banged-up Browns defense turns in bang-up performance in win over Steelers

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden breaks up a pass in the end zone against Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — The Browns defense faced an uphill battle Sunday against Pittsburgh. It was down two starters and a key reserve. Two other starters were ailing and two more contributors were lost during the game. It had not played well so far, entering Sunday allowing 421.8 yards — second-worst in the NFL — and 26.2 Read More…

Browns notes: Big win has downside as Pro Bowl center Alex Mack suffers broken leg

Cleveland Browns center Alex Mack, left, is surrounded by teammates before he is taken off the field with an injury in the second quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CLEVELAND — Browns center Alex Mack will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken left lower leg Sunday, a league source confirmed. The two-time Pro Bowl selection was injured on a running play in the second quarter of Cleveland’s 31-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mack was immediately placed in an air Read More…

Browns Pregame Update: Joe Haden, Paul Kruger active, Ahtyba Rubin inactive; 3 points of interest; relevant numbers; the prediction

CLEVELAND — Browns cornerback Joe Haden (hip) and outside linebacker Paul Kruger (back) are active for the game today against the Steelers at 1 o’clock at FirstEnergy Stadium. Nose tackle Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) is inactive, further depleting the defensive line. The three starters were listed as questionable on the injury report Friday. In a surprise Read More…

Browns need to avoid another slow start, too much Ben Roethlisberger to beat Steelers, get back in AFC North race

The Browns set an NFL record by coming back from a 25-point deficit last week to beat the Titans. They know 0-3 in the AFC North is an even more daunting hole, one that would be nearly impossible to overcome. That would come with a loss today to Pittsburgh. “You can’t fall to 0-3 in Read More…

Johnny Manziel: NCAA needs to change, start paying players

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BEREA — Johnny Manziel will never have to worry about money again, having signed his first NFL contract and several multimillion dollar endorsement deals. The Browns rookie quarterback, however, believes he should have been paid while playing football at Texas A&M over the past three seasons. “I think college football is at a big crossroads Read More…

(UPDATED): Browns CB Joe Haden, LB Paul Kruger, NT Ahtyba Rubin listed as questionable for Sunday vs. Steelers

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden plays against the Tennessee Titans Sunday. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

BEREA — Cornerback Joe Haden (hip), outside linebacker Paul Kruger (back) and nose tackle Ahtyba Rubin (ankle) were listed as questionable for Sunday’s pivotal game against the Steelers. Haden returned to practice this morning after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday with a sore hip. He stretched, backpedaled, ran and leaped to catch passes during the Read More…

Browns Notes: CB Joe Haden misses practice again; Justin Gilbert, Robert Nelson preparing in case

Cleveland Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert makes a catch during practice at the NFL football team's facility Wednesday. The rookie cornerback was benched last week at Tennessee and the No. 8 overall pick has had a rough NFL introduction. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

BEREA — Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden sat out practice for the second straight day with a hip injury, putting his availability in doubt for the Browns’ game Sunday against Pittsburgh. Undrafted rookie Robert Nelson and first-round pick Justin Gilbert continued to take reps with the starting defense, but coach Mike Pettine declined to speculate Read More…