January 31, 2015

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(Updated): Browns CB Joe Haden returns to practice; LB Scott Fujita ruled out

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BEREA – Cornerback Joe Haden (knee) returned to practice today, but running back Peyton Hillis (hamstring) and linebacker Scott Fujita (concussion) did not as the Browns prepared to host Seattle on Sunday. Coach Pat Shurmur ruled Fujita out for Sunday, but said everyone else has a chance to play. Haden, who hadn’t practiced since spraining Read More…

(Updated) Browns center Alex Mack returns to practice, cornerback Joe Haden doesn’t

BEREA – Browns center Alex Mack returned to the practice field today and said it will be a gametime decision whether he plays Sunday in Oakland. Mack had an appendectomy Oct. 3 after playing the previous day despite feeling ill with what turned out to be appendicitis. Cornerback Joe Haden hasn’t practiced since spraining his Read More…

Browns (updated): RB Peyton Hillis sick, sent home; Joshua Cribbs misses practice

BEREA – Browns running back Peyton Hillis was ill when he arrived at the team facility this morning and the team sent him home, coach Pat Shurmur said. Hillis didn’t practice and was listed as questionable (50-50 chance he’ll play), but Shurmur said he expects him to play Sunday against the Dolphins. Hillis played all Read More…

Browns update: Safeties T.J. Ward, Usama Young return; Mike Adams plans on being starter

BEREA – Monday was the day of the safety at Browns practice. T.J. Ward and Usama Young returned in limited roles, and Mike Adams boldly announced his intention to hold onto the starting job. Ward and Young have been battling hamstring injuries for the last couple of weeks. Young hasn’t played in any preseason games, Read More…

Browns update: RB Armond Smith goes 81 yards as Cleveland keeps lead

CLEVELAND – Browns coach Pat Shurmur called rookie running back Armond Smith a “fast sucker” this week after practice. Smith showed just how fast when he took Cleveland’s opening play of the third quarter 81 yards for a touchdown. Smith, from Union College, got a good seal block from Branndon Braxton off left tackle, hit Read More…

Browns update: Colt McCoy hangs tough as Cleveland leads 21-13 at halftime

CLEVELAND – The second quarter wasn’t pretty, but the Browns went into halftime with a 21-13 lead over the Lions. Nine penalties were called in the second quarter – after seven in the first – as the Browns outscored Detroit 14-3 to take the lead. Colt McCoy overcame drops, penalties and inconsistent protection to go Read More…

Browns update: Lions lead 10-7 after 1st quarter

CLEVELAND – The efficient offense that debuted last week was missing for the Browns in the first quarter Friday night at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Browns trailed the Detroit Lions 10-7 after a quarter. Cleveland’s first-team offense scored two touchdowns on three possessions last week in a win over Green Bay to open the preseason. Read More…

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…