September 18, 2014

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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…

(Updated) Quarterback Brandon Weeden struggles again as Browns drop second straight, fall to Packers 31-13

Green Bay Packers' A.J. Hawk (50) is called for a face mask penalty as he tries to sack Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden. (AP Photo/Mike Roemer)

GREEN BAY, WIS. — Brandon Weeden’s plan to bounce back never got off the ground Sunday at cold, damp and historic Lambeau Field. His first two passes sailed out of bounds — by a bunch. His third was dropped by Davone Bess. He got hit on the fourth. The Browns fell behind by 14 before Read More…

Browns QB Brian Hoyer has reconstructive knee surgery, team hoping for return in spring

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 — Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer, who went 3-0 as a starter this season, underwent reconstructive right knee surgery today at Cleveland Clinic. Team doctors Mark Schickendantz and Lutul Farrow performed the operation. “Just knowing Brian, from a rehab standpoint, I know he’s going to do everything he can to get ready,” coach Rob Chudzinski Read More…

(Updated) Browns coach Rob Chudzinski sticks with QB Brandon Weeden as starter

Cleveland Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden throws against the Detroit Lions Sunday in Cleveland. Detroit won 31-17. (AP Photo/David Richard)

BEREA – Coach Rob Chudzinski is sticking with quarterback Brandon Weeden. Despite him falling to 0-3 as the starter with a 31-17 loss to the Lions on Sunday. Despite the logic-defying interception on a backhanded flip in the fourth quarter. With veteran Jason Campbell sitting on the bench with 31 career wins in 71 starts. Read More…

Browns don’t score in 2nd half, lose to Lions 31-17

CLEVELAND — The Browns’ three-game winning streak is over. The Lions dominated the second half, scored 24 straight points and beat the Browns 31-17 at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Lions improved to 4-2. The Browns fell to 3-3, out of first place in the AFC North and face back-to-back road games at Green Bay and Kansas Read More…

Police report: Bernie Kosar refused Breathalyzer test, fumbled alphabet, thought credit card was driver’s license

SOLON — Former NFL quarterback Bernie Kosar blamed knee and ankle surgeries stemming from his professional career for not being able to perform a field sobriety test before he was arrested on drunken driving charges on Sunday. The police report detailing the incident also shows Kosar refused to take a Breathalyzer test to measure his Read More…

QB Brian Hoyer leads way again as Browns beat Bengals, 17-6, for 2nd straight win

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CLEVELAND — The ball was barely out of Brian Hoyer’s hand when he started running. In the opposite direction. Hoyer knew he had finished a game-sealing, job-keeping, 91-yard touchdown drive before the 1-yard pass landed in fullback Chris Ogbonnaya’s hands — and he was ready to celebrate. He sprinted away from the Dawg Pound down Read More…