October 26, 2014

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QB Brian Hoyer doesn’t panic, brings Browns back from 25 down

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer passes against the Tennessee Titans Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Brian Hoyer was poised in the huddle, methodically leading the Browns on drive after drive to the biggest comeback in franchise history. He was calm in his postgame news conference, stoically answering questions as if he hadn’t just been the star in the greatest road comeback in NFL regular-season history. He saved Read More…

Browns notes: Travis Benjamin shakes off dropped punt, hauls in two big TD passes

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Travis Benjamin catches a 17-yard pass for a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans Sunday in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Travis Benjamin didn’t hang his head. Instead, he raised his arms, leaped in the air and caught two fourth-quarter touchdowns in the Browns’ 29-28 comeback win Sunday. Benjamin was about to be the goat after dropping a punt that Tennessee’s Marqueston Huff recovered late in the third quarter. Benjamin is averaging 0.7 Read More…

Pregame update: Browns RB Ben Tate active; 3 points of interest; key numbers; prediction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Browns running back Ben Tate is back. Just ask him. “GAMEDAY I’m back,” Tate tweeted this morning. Tate is active for today’s game against Tennessee and expected to start. He missed the last two games with a knee injury. He was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday, was a full participant Friday Read More…

Browns looking to stop Titans’ rushing attack today

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans haven’t scored in the first quarter. They’ve committed seven turnovers. They’ve suffered three straight losses by at least 16 points. Their quarterback of the future, Jake Locker, is hurt all the time and his future may soon be in the past. One thing the Titans (1-3) have been able Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel enjoyed return to college, plans to reach out to fellow Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston

Former Texas A&M quarterback, Johnny Manziel, center, gestures the "Gig'Em" sign after being presented with his Aggie ring by Lee Hood, Academic Advisor, Texas A&M and Porter Garner, President and CEO of Association of Former Students at A&M, in a half time ceremony Saturday in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

BEREA — Johnny Manziel got a reminder last Saturday of what he gave up when he decided to enter the NFL Draft. He used the bye to watch Texas A&M beat Arkansas 35-28 in overtime. The game was in Arlington, Texas, but he spent the weekend reminiscing about his three years in College Station with Read More…

Browns: Mingo accepts larger role in coverage, but still wants to rush the passer, get sacks

Barkevious Mingo

BEREA — Outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo doesn’t have a sack, a quarterback hit or a batted pass in two games. His coaches have said it’s unfair to judge Mingo by the numbers, because he’s been asked to drop a lot in coverage. But Mingo was the No. 6 pick in 2013, and that comes with Read More…

Browns Notes: Special teams coordinator Chris Tabor ‘confident’ multitude of problems can be fixed

Browns long snapper Christian Yount, above, is trying to hold off Charley Hughlett, who was signed to the practice squad on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — Special teams coordinator Chris Tabor might’ve needed the bye week more than anyone else in the Browns organization. Then again, the weekend off gave him more time to think about the rough start for his units. “We need to play better on special teams,” he said Thursday. “We’re all aware of that, and Read More…

Browns looking to solve road woes by sticking together, staying poised behind QB Brian Hoyer

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer calls a play against the Baltimore Ravens Sept. 21 in Cleveland. Baltimore won 23-21. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine believes one of the keys to winning on the road is staying united in a hostile environment. The Browns have become divided too many times in the last 15 years … and fallen hard. The Browns are a disastrous 33-89 on the road since returning in 1999, compared to an Read More…

Browns Notes: Long snappers Christian Yount, Charley Hughlett competing for job

Browns long snapper Christian Yount, above, is trying to hold off Charley Hughlett, who was signed to the practice squad on Tuesday.   (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — It doesn’t have the sizzle of a quarterback controversy, but the Browns are waging a full-fledged, midseason long snapper competition. Christian Yount, who’s held the job since late in 2011, is on the active roster. He’s trying to hold off Charley Hughlett, who was signed Tuesday to the practice squad. “We’ll rotate those Read More…

Browns Notes: Head coach Mike Pettine cautions against looking ahead

Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron walks off the field on Sept. 21. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)

BEREA — The Browns’ players received a mathematics lesson from coach Mike Pettine in their pre-practice meeting Tuesday. Pettine explained that the combined records of Cleveland’s next five opponents isn’t 4-16. It’s one, as in, “There is a reason why you take it one game at a time.” “You just can’t afford to look ahead Read More…