March 2, 2015

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Indians: Tribe adds three players to the fold

CLEVELAND — At the recent winter meetings, Indians general manager Chris Antonetti hinted that he had something surprising up his sleeve. Tribe fans are hoping this isn’t it. Cleveland was busy Friday, acquiring three players, but it was more quantity than quality, with only one of them, outfielder Aaron Cunningham, a safe bet to grace Read More…

Browns QB Colt McCoy out for Sunday; TE Ben Watson headed to IR

BEREA – Browns quarterback Colt McCoy (concussion) was sent home again this morning and won’t make the trip to Arizona for the game Sunday. Seneca Wallace will start his first game of the season. Coach Pat Shurmur also announced tight end Benjamin Watson will be placed on season-ending injured reserve with three games left. He Read More…

Browns coach Pat Shurmur defends team’s handling of Colt McCoy’s concussion

BEREA – Browns coach Pat Shurmur defended this afternoon the way he and the medical staff handled quarterback Colt McCoy and the decision to put him back in the game Thursday night after he took a helmet-to-facemask hit from Steelers linebacker James Harrison late in the fourth quarter. Shurmur said McCoy didn’t exhibit concussion symptoms Read More…

Gilbert emails league on proposed Paul trade

INDEPENDENCE — There’s something about Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert and emails. The man who ripped LeBron James to shreds in a letter to fans on the night the small forward bolted for Miami was at it again Thursday night, emailing NBA Commissioner David Stern and urging him to block the proposed deal that would have Read More…

Browns RB Peyton Hillis reinjures hamstring in practice

BEREA – Browns running back Peyton Hillis’ nightmare of a season continued this afternoon when he aggravated his left hamstring on a simple handoff during the portion of practice open to the media. He took the ball off right guard and felt something in his hamstring. He straightened up and fired the ball down the Read More…

(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…