September 1, 2015

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Browns: Offensive line has chance to make statement tonight

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The offensive line has the chance to make a statement tonight at FirstEnergy Stadium. Granted, it’s only the second preseason game, and Cleveland’s starters are expected to play only 15-25 snaps, but a strong performance against Buffalo’s highly talented defensive front would show the line is ready to be the strength of the offense. And Read More…

Browns: Fact box for preseason game tonight against Buffalo

Browns vs. Bills WHERE: FirstEnergy Stadium WHEN: Tonight, 8 o’clock PRESEASON RECORDS: Cleveland 0-1, Buffalo 0-1 2014 RECORDS: Cleveland 7-9, Buffalo 9-7 ALL-TIME PRESEASON SERIES: Browns lead 8-3, teams are 2-2 in Cleveland LAST PRESEASON MEETING: Browns won 20-17 at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Aug. 26, 2006 COACHES: Mike Pettine is 7-9 in his second season with Cleveland Read More…

Browns Notes: WR Terrelle Pryor aggravates hamstring injury, CB Justin Gilbert injures hip flexor

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Soft-tissue injuries are making life hard on the Browns. Receiver Terrelle Pryor returned to the stationary bike Tuesday night after aggravating a right hamstring injury and didn’t participate in the second day of practices with the Buffalo Bills at St. John Fisher College. He’s expected to miss Thursday night’s preseason game against Read More…

Browns Training Camp Log: News, notes and observations

NEWS OF THE DAY: The Browns concluded their two-day practice session vs. the Buffalo Bills at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y. Struggling cornerback Justin Gilbert injured a hip flexor early in practice during a one-on-one drill. He had it wrapped in ice and was done for the day. He became the fifth Cleveland Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns receiver/returner Travis Benjamin pushing to make roster

Travis Benjamin

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Travis Benjamin has started training camp like his job is on the line. It is. Maybe that should be in the past tense. With three preseason games left on the schedule, the spots at the bottom of the roster are guaranteed to no one. But Benjamin seems to have gone from the Read More…

Browns Training Camp Log: News, notes and observations

NEWS OF THE DAY: The Browns began their two-day practice session against the Buffalo Bills at St. John Fisher College in Pittsford, N.Y., outside of Rochester. The practice was spread over three fields and wasn’t as action-packed as hoped. Browns cornerback Justin Gilbert, however, was a busy man. He had a terrible day, allowing several Read More…

Browns CB Tramon Williams relives nightmarish end to last season as way to help youngsters like Justin Gilbert move on from bad plays

Tramon Williams

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — A short-term memory is a necessity for a successful cornerback. Tramon Williams was reminded of that painful reality last year after giving up the winning touchdown in overtime of the NFC championship game. He thought he was headed back to the Super Bowl before a Green Bay meltdown that ended with Seattle Read More…

Browns Notes: Backup OL Ryan Seymour suspended for 1st 4 games for violating PED policy

Ryan Seymour

PITTSFORD, N.Y. — Backup offensive lineman Ryan Seymour has been suspended without pay for the first four regular-season games for violating the NFL policy on performance-enhancing substances, the league announced Monday afternoon. Per its drug policies, the league doesn’t reveal the banned substance that causes a failed test. “Although I did not knowingly take a Read More…

Browns coach Mike Pettine excited to see old friend, mentor Rex Ryan and practice against Bills

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It’s a safe bet there’s a back room reserved for Rex Ryan, Mike Pettine and their coaching staffs somewhere in Rochester, N.Y., over the next couple of days. Whether it’s Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, a wing joint or Ryan’s favorite corner bar, the former colleagues-turned-head coaches can’t share a city for three days without drinking beer, swapping Read More…

Browns QB Connor Shaw to have thumb surgery, likely headed to injured reserve

Connor Shaw’s second season is over before it really got started. Shaw, a reserve Browns quarterback, will have surgery on his right thumb, is expected to miss “an extended period of time” and will likely be placed on season-ending injured reserve. It’s an unfortunate break for Shaw, an undrafted rookie last year who’s trying to Read More…