January 28, 2015

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(UPDATED) Browns Pregame Notes: CB Joe Haden inactive; playoffs no longer possibility; points of interest; important numbers; prediction

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Browns cornerback Joe Haden is inactive for today’s game against the Carolina Panthers with a shoulder injury. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. Haden bruised the rotator cuff in his right shoulder last week in the 30-0 loss to the Bengals when he dived on an interception attempt and landed hard on the Read More…

Browns, Johnny Manziel confident last week was just a bump in the road

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Humbled, not shaken. Johnny Manziel’s first NFL start wasn’t what he hoped or expected. The disaster of a debut — a 30-0 loss to the Bengals — all but eliminated the Browns from the playoff chase and called into question, for some, Manziel’s ability to succeed at this level. Coordinator Kyle Shanahan Read More…

Browns defensive tackle Ahtyba Rubin set to play 100th game with team, wants to re-sign

Cleveland Browns nose tackle Ahtyba Rubin (71) runs onto the field before an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts Dec. 7. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — Ahtyba Rubin has played for five coaches in seven years with the Browns, but has never been on a team with a winning record. Despite those gloomy numbers, the friendly defensive tackle wants to re-sign with Cleveland after this season. “I love it here, so it would be awesome to play my whole Read More…

Browns Pro Bowler Joe Thomas accused of multiple environmental violations in Wisconsin

Joe Thomas

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials have accused Cleveland Browns lineman Joe Thomas of committing nearly a dozen environmental violations on his hunting land west of Madison. The state Department of Natural Resources sent the former Wisconsin Badgers standout and seven-time Pro Bowler a letter Wednesday accusing him of 11 violations. They range from building Read More…

Browns Notes: Joe Thomas is media MVP

Browns offensive lineman Joe Thomas (73) was selected as the team’s Player of the Yearby the Cleveland chapter of the Pro Football Writers Association on Thursday. (AP Photo)

BEREA — Browns tackle Joe Thomas was a unanimous selection as the team’s Player of the Year by the Cleveland chapter of the Pro Football Writers Association. The seven-time Pro Bowl selection is the first offensive lineman to win the award, which has been given out since 2001. “It’s pretty special and definitely a little Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel says he needs to trust his eyes, and let ball fly

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel looks to pass against the Buffalo Bills. (AP Photo/Bill Wippert)

BEREA — Timid is not an adjective commonly used in connection with the risk-taking, hard-partying, trash-talking Johnny Manziel. That’s how he described his play Sunday in his first NFL start. “It’s just what I was telling myself throughout the week, when you see something and your eyes see it, trust it and then go out Read More…

Cavaliers Notes: LeBron stresses importance of playing well at The Q

Cleveland Cavaliers' Dion Waiters tries to block a shot by Atlanta Hawks' Shelvin Mack Wednesday, Dec in Cleveland. Mack scored 24 points off the bench in the Hawks' 127-98 win. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — The Cavaliers want to make always-sold-out Quicken Loans Arena a place no team looks forward to visiting. Cleveland entered its game against the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday having won six straight at The Q, where it was 8-4 on the season, only to get clobbered 127-98 by the Hawks. “We still have a Read More…

Browns Notes: Garrett Hartley taking time off from TV to kick

Cleveland Browns kicker Garrett Hartley warms up before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — Garrett Hartley was already planning for his life after football, co-starring in the hunting series “Southern Chaos” on Sportsman Channel, when the Browns called him last week. The former Saints kicker made all 10 of his field goal attempts in a Dec. 9 tryout, then was offered a two-year contract just three days Read More…

Browns believe organization has rid itself of losing culture

The Cleveland Browns huddle up against the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine and his players think Browns legend Bernie Kosar has it wrong. They insist the culture within the organization has changed for the better and will support a winner. They know the best way to demonstrate that is to stop the skid at three and finish the season with wins in Read More…

Scott Petrak: Remember when the Browns were relevant?

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel walks off the field with center Ryan Seymour after an interception by the Cincinnati Bengals Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

A collection of thoughts with the season winding down, the Browns reeling and the playoffs out of the picture. Relevance was nice while it lasted. For the first time since 2007, the Browns entered December with a winning record. That meant extended excitement and finally games with real meaning. Unfortunately for Browns fans, the early Read More…