December 21, 2014

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Browns: RBs Peyton Hillis, Montario Hardesty out for tonight’s game

CLEVELAND – The Browns will be without running backs Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty for the preseason game against the Detroit Lions tonight at 7:30 at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Hardesty practiced in full pads all week – the first time since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last preseason – but he’s inactive as the Browns Read More…

Coach Pat Shurmur opens Browns career with victory

CLEVELAND – Browns coach Pat Shurmur couldn’t have asked for much more Saturday night at Cleveland Browns Stadium. Quarterback Colt McCoy looked like an old pro in Shurmur’s new West Coast Offense, and the first-team offense scored two touchdowns in three possessions, exiting with a lead. Rookie defensive linemen Phil Taylor and Jabaal Sheard made Read More…

Browns beat Packers 27-17 in preseason opener

CLEVELAND – Pat Shurmur’s debut as Browns coach was a success. The Browns beat the Super Bowl champion Packers 27-17 Saturday night at Cleveland Browns Stadium in the preseason opener. The Browns trailed 17-14 at halftime but rallied behind their backups. Jeff Wolfert kicked a 46-yard field goal with 10:09 left in the third quarter Read More…

Browns update: Packers lead 17-14 at halftime; Colt McCoy looks good

CLEVELAND – Colt McCoy made the most of his playing time Saturday night in Cleveland’s preseason opener. The second-year quarterback played three series and led two touchdown drives. He left after one drive in the second quarter with a 14-7 lead. The Packers rallied against the Browns backups to take a 17-14 lead into halftime. Read More…

Browns, Packers tied at 7 after 1st quarter

CLEVELAND – The preseason started shakily for the Browns on Saturday night. In Pat Shurmur’s debut as a head coach, the Browns had to use a timeout before the first snap because they had 12 defenders on the field. They quickly recovered, and were tied with the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers 7-7 after Read More…

Browns pregame notes: WR Carlton Mitchell has finger surgery, inactive for game

CLEVELAND — A few pregame notes before the Browns open the preseason Saturday night against the Green Bay Packers at Cleveland Browns Stadium. ** Receiver Carlton Mitchell had finger surgery Friday and was inactive for the game Saturday. He practiced Thursday and was not on the injury report provided by Shurmur. The team didn’t give Read More…

Browns: No more Wildcat for Joshua Cribbs, other observations from practice

BEREA – Browns receiver/special teamer Joshua Cribbs will have one fewer slash preceding his name this season. Cribbs’ days as a Wildcat quarterback appear to be over. “He’s not a big fan of the Wildcat, but he’s a big fan of getting me the ball as much as possible,” Cribbs said Friday after practice, referring Read More…

Browns: WR Mohamed Massaquoi, OL Eric Steinbach sit out first practice under coach Pat Shurmur

BEREA – The first practice of the Pat Shurmur era is in the books. The new Browns coach, who’s a head coach for the first time, began training camp Saturday morning with a two-hour session closed to the public. The players were in helmets, small shoulder pads (shells) and shorts. “It’s fun because we’re back Read More…

Browns: Cornerback Eric Wright picks fresh start in Detroit

The Browns are likely in the market for a cornerback after Eric Wright chose to sign with the Detroit Lions rather than return to Cleveland. Wright, a second-round pick in 2007, announced on Twitter early this morning that he was headed to Detroit. He reportedly signed a one-year deal. “Much love to all my Cleveland Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns’ final pick is Nebraska safety Eric Hagg

BEREA — The Browns concluded their draft Saturday night by taking Nebraska safety Eric Hagg with the 248th pick. Hagg (6-foot-1 1/2, 209 pounds) was an All-Big 12 pick after five interceptions and 49 tackles as a senior. He was named team MVP and won the character award. He started the majority of games his Read More…