August 21, 2014

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Browns QB Colt McCoy has high ankle sprain; Jake Delhomme likely to start

BEREA – Browns rookie Colt McCoy didn’t practice Wednesday with a high left ankle sprain, the third suffered by a Cleveland quarterback this season. Coach Eric Mangini said McCoy’s injury was slightly different than those to Jake Delhomme and Seneca Wallace, who were sidelined for a month, but in the same category. “I’m optimistic it Read More…

Updated: Browns WR Joshua Cribbs misses practice again, listed as questionable

BEREA — Browns receiver/kick returner Joshua Cribbs was listed as questionable on the official injury report — meaning there’s  a 50-50 chance he’ll play — after not practicing all week with at least three dislocated toes. The Browns play at Jacksonville on Sunday. “We’ll see (Saturday) morning,” coach Eric Mangini said. “We’d like to push Read More…

Browns LB Marcus Benard won’t practice, undergoing more tests

BEREA – Browns linebacker Marcus Benard won’t practice Friday after fainting before practice Thursday. Coach Eric Mangini said Benard will undergo more tests today after spending about eight hours in the hospital Thursday before being released. “We’re trying to rule out anything, make sure everything’s OK,” Mangini said. “He’s in good spirits. I expect him Read More…

Browns QB Colt McCoy to make first home start Sunday

BEREA – Rookie quarterback Colt McCoy will make his first home start Sunday against Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. Veterans Seneca Wallace and Jake Delhomme missed practice again Friday as they recover from high ankle sprains. Neither has practiced since the Falcons game Oct. 10, but Wallace was listed as questionable on the Read More…

Countdown to Mangini-Belichick begins; Colt McCoy in line for another start

BEREA – The buildup to Eric Mangini vs. Bill Belichick began Wednesday with a series of questions to the coaches. Some even were answered. The Browns (2-5) host the Patriots (6-1) on Sunday, and much of the focus will be on the coaches and their postgame handshake. “They seem to be very entertaining,” said Mangini, Read More…

Joshua Cribbs defends Steelers LB James Harrison

BEREA – Browns receiver Joshua Cribbs holds no grudge against Steelers linebacker James Harrison, despite a helmet-to-helmet hit that gave Cribbs a concussion and knocked him out of the game Sunday. “He’s a vicious linebacker, he’s a good linebacker,” Cribbs said Friday after his first practice of the week. “If he had played for us, Read More…

Joshua Cribbs back at Browns practice, expected to play Sunday

BEREA – Joshua Cribbs, the Browns’ Mr. Everything, returned to practice Friday after missing two days. Coach Eric Mangini expects him to play Sunday in New Orleans. Cribbs and receiver Mohamed Massaquoi suffered concussions Sunday in Pittsburgh on shots to the head from Steelers linebacker James Harrison. Massaquoi didn’t practice all week, but Mangini wouldn’t Read More…

Browns RB Peyton Hillis expects quad to be good Sunday

BEREA – Browns running back Peyton Hillis is confident his strained quadriceps won’t hinder him Sunday against the Steelers and their top-ranked run defense. He returned to practice in a limited capacity Friday after missing two days, and was listed as questionable on the injury report. “During pregame you have to turn it loose,” he Read More…

Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan rips Bengals lineman Nate Livings for “cheap shot”

BEREA — Browns defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, sick of hearing some of the Cincinnati Bengals criticize Cleveland rookie safety T.J. Ward, called out Cincinnati guard Nate Livings for a “cheap shot” Sunday during the Browns’ 23-20 win. Ward’s big hit on slot receiver Jordan Shipley drew a 15-yard penalty and $15,000 fine. Bengals receiver Terrell Read More…

Browns RB Peyton Hillis misses practice to rest thigh, expected to start Sunday

BEREA – Running back Peyton Hillis, who has 322 rushing yards and four touchdowns in his first season with the Browns, didn’t practice Friday as the team chose to rest his sore thigh. He showed up on injury list Thursday as limited. “He felt a little tightness (Thursday),” coach Eric Mangini said Friday. “It shouldn’t Read More…