September 3, 2014

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Game, playoff hopes get away from Browns in 27-11 loss to Steelers; QB Jason Campbell knocked out with concussion

Cleveland Browns tight end Jordan Cameron  stands over quarterback Jason Campbell Sunday. Campbell was injured on a sack and fumble and left the game. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND — Eight days can be an eternity in the NFL. Long enough to drop two rivalry games in humiliating fashion, fall out of playoff contention, discourage a fan base and lose another starting quarterback. The Browns’ week-plus from hell ended Sunday with a 27-11 loss to the Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium and quarterback Jason Read More…

Cleveland mayor, Browns reach agreement to fund FirstEnergy Stadium renovations

This architect's rendering provided by the Cleveland Browns shows part of a proposed renovation of FirstEnergy Stadium. (AP Photo/Cleveland Browns)

The Cleveland Browns’ $120 million plan to “modernize” FirstEnergy Stadium is a significant step closer to reality. The Browns and the administration of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson reached an agreement Tuesday to fund the project proposed by the team last week. City Council must approve the deal, which was announced at a joint news conference. Read More…

Browns implode in 2nd quarter, humbled by Bengals in 41-20 loss

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Greg Little fumbles the ball as he is hit by Cincinnati Bengals defensive back Brandon Ghee in the second half. Sunday in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

CINCINNATI – Meaningful turned maddening. Relevant became ridiculous. A chance for first place devolved into a fight to stay out of last. All in a historically horrid second quarter that made last week’s talk of the Browns (4-6) being in playoff contention seem premature, if not absurd. The Bengals (7-4) scored a franchise-record 31 points Read More…

Bengals 41, Browns 20: Cleveland crushed in critical AFC North showdown

CINCINNATI — The Browns’ premature playoff talk was silenced as the Bengals established themselves as the clear favorite in the AFC North with a 41-20 victory this afternoon at Paul Brown Stadium. Cincinnati heads into its bye week 7-4 and with at least a 1½-game lead in the division. (The Ravens’ game was still in Read More…

(Updated) Browns 24, Ravens 18: Cleveland snaps 11-game losing streak to rival as QB Jason Campbell finishes game with injured ribs

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell runs against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CLEVELAND — All victories count as one, but some carry more meaning. This was one of those extra-special wins. The Browns beat the Ravens 24-18 Sunday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. They entered the bye week with a joyous celebration, a strong sense of satisfaction and a ton of optimism. The win snapped an 11-game losing Read More…

H.S. Football: Lorain’s game tonight at Warren G. Harding canceled after recent events in Warren

Lorain High School’s football season ended sooner than expected. The Titans’ Week 10 game tonight at Warren G. Harding High School was canceled this afternoon because of heightened tensions in the Warren community. A 24-year-old man was killed Saturday at a gas station and another man was shot to death Oct. 19 in a confrontation Read More…

Browns QB Brian Hoyer calls injury “most disappointing thing” that’s ever happened to him, but thankful for support and has moved on to rehab

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer is treated on the sidelines after an injury to his right knee on Oct. 3. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA — Brian Hoyer was exactly where he wanted to be: winning games for the hometown team as the starting quarterback. Then it happened. His cleat stuck in the turf, Bills linebacker Kiko Alonso drilled him from the side and his right anterior cruciate ligament tore. “That’s the most disappointing thing that’s ever happened to Read More…

(Updated) Browns turn down offers for WR Josh Gordon, make no moves at trade deadline

The offers weren’t good enough, and receiver Josh Gordon has been too good. So he’s still a member of the Browns. The NFL trade deadline passed at 4 p.m. Tuesday with no movement from the Browns, and little across the league. Cleveland had been the subject of several rumors involving a variety of players, the Read More…

Browns get uplifting performance from QB Jason Campbell, but fall to undefeated Kansas City, 23-17, for 3rd straight loss

Jason Campbell slide

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As Jason Campbell headed out of the locker room, he stopped to talk with CEO Joe Banner. Banner complimented his performance and reached up to fix the collar on his tan suit. The latest new Browns quarterback looked good on and off the field Sunday and made an obvious difference. But Read More…

(Updated) Benched Browns QB Brandon Weeden takes “full responsibility” for losses, but remains confident in his ability, wants another shot in Cleveland

BEREA — Brandon Weeden doesn’t want his Browns career to end like this. “I hope I get another shot,” he said Friday. “I’m champing at the bit.” Weeden spoke to reporters for the first time since being benched earlier in the week. Weeden will back up veteran Jason Campbell on Sunday in Kansas City, but Read More…