March 2, 2015

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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…

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…