April 19, 2014

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Browns lose another opener, fall 23-10 to Miami

CLEVELAND – The Browns changed the front office, the coaching staff and a number of players in the offseason. None of it changed their luck in the season opener. Miami sucked the air out of FirstEnergy Stadium with a 23-10 victory this afternoon. The Browns have lost nine straight openers and 14 of 15 since Read More…

Third-quarter update: Dolphins 13, Browns 10

CLEVELAND – The Dolphins’ touchdown midway through the third quarter propelled them to a 13-10 lead over the Browns after three quarters of the opener at FirstEnergy Stadium. Ryan Tannehill beat an all-out blitz on third-and-9 with a 12-yard completion to Brandon Gibson. Two plays later, he hit former Ohio State receiver Brian Hartline for Read More…

Browns pregame update: DL Ahtyba Rubin inactive for opener with calf injury; CB Buster Skrine will start

CLEVELAND – The Browns will be without one of their key defenders today for the season opener against Miami, as defensive end Ahtyba Rubin is inactive. Rubin, who’s entering his fourth year as a starter, injured his calf in practice Thursday, didn’t practice Friday and had been listed as questionable. He missed three games last Read More…

Browns make roster cuts, will need to add kicker

BEREA – The Browns cut 14 players today, including two kickers, as they trimmed their roster to the regular-season limit of 53. Veteran kicker Shayne Graham’s contract was terminated and rookie Brandon Bogotay was waived. The Browns don’t have a kicker on the roster, but will add one in the next few days. Coach Rob Read More…

Browns: Brandon Weeden named starting QB

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BEREA – Browns coach Rob Chudzinski ended whatever suspense was left, naming quarterback Brandon Weeden the starter for the regular season. “Brandon has earned this job,” Chudzinski said this morning. “We are all behind him.” Weeden has taken every repetition with the first-team offense through the offseason and training camp, so the announcement seemed like Read More…

Commissioner Roger Goodell says NFL doesn’t plan to intervene regarding Pilot Flying J scandal, calls Browns owner Jimmy Haslam ‘man of great integrity’

BEREA — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is satisfied with the way Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is handling the FBI investigation of Pilot Flying J, and the league has no plans to intervene in the operation of the Browns. “He doesn’t need any pushing,” Goodell said this afternoon as the Browns began practice. “This company means Read More…

Update: Browns lineman Ryan Miller suffered concussion, likely to be released from hospital tonight

BEREA – Browns offensive lineman Ryan Miller suffered a concussion during practice and was taken to the Cleveland Clinic, but is expected to be released tonight, the team said. Miller was knocked unconscious after contact in a one-on-one drill, left tackle Joe Thomas said. Coach Rob Chudzinski clarified that it was an injury to the Read More…

Browns move training camp practice indoors; closed to public

BEREA – The weather didn’t cooperate. The Browns will practice in pads this afternoon for the first time under coach Rob Chudzinski, but fans won’t be able to watch perhaps the best day of camp. The stubborn rain forced Chudzinski to move practice inside to the field house, and there’s no room for fans. The Read More…

Browns owner Jimmy Haslam ‘very optimistic’ regarding investigation of Pilot Flying J, says team has no cash flow problems

BEREA — Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said he’s “very optimistic” regarding the federal investigation of Pilot Flying J, he’s committed to owning the team for a long period and cash flow isn’t a problem. Haslam spoke to reporters for seven minutes as the Browns began their first practice of training camp under bright sunshine. Haslam Read More…

Updated: Browns WR Josh Gordon suspended for 2 games by NFL for violating drug policy

The Browns will open the regular season without No. 1 receiver Josh Gordon. Gordon was suspended without pay for the team’s first two regular-season games for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, the NFL announced Friday afternoon. Gordon was also fined two additional game checks. “In February, I was diagnosed with strep throat for which a Read More…