January 30, 2015

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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…

NFL Draft: Browns trade up, take Pitt tackle Jason Pinkston

BEREA — The Browns started the draft with a trade, and they all but finished it with one. The Browns traded their two sixth-round picks (Nos. 168 and 170) to Minnesota to get the 150th pick and take Pittsburgh tackle Jason Pinkston (6-foot-3, 317 pounds). He played left tackle for the Panthers but is expected Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns take CB Buster Skrine in fifth round

BEREA — The Browns, desperate for speed, added some in the fifth round with Chattanooga cornerback/kick returner Buster Skrine. He ran a 4.22-second 40-yard dash as a junior, then timed a 4.37 at the scouting combine when he stumbled. Skrine is 5-foot-9 1/2 and 186 pounds but said he plays bigger and with toughness. His Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns take Stanford fullback Owen Marecic in 4th round

BEREA — The Browns drafted Stanford two-way starter Owen Marecic on Saturday in the fourth round. The pick was No. 124 overall, acquired Thursday in a trade with Atlanta. Marecic spent his whole career at fullback and added linebacker duties partway through his junior year. He started both ways as a senior for the Cardinal. Read More…