November 23, 2014


(Updated) Browns owner, CEO defend decision to fire Chudzinski, vow to get it right in 2nd try

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BEREA — Jimmy Haslam has owned the Browns for a little more than a year and is already conducting his second coaching search. That happens when you fire two coaches in your first 15 months on the job. Haslam sat in the same seat Monday as he did 364 days earlier and said many of Read More…

Browns lose season finale 20-7 to Pittsburgh; speculation swirls over coach Rob Chudzinski’s future

PITTSBURGH — The Browns’ season came to an end Sunday with a 20-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field. The question now is whether coach Rob Chudzinski’s tenure will come to a conclusion after only one season on the job. As the short-handed Browns were dominated by Pittsburgh, speculation swirled about Chudzinski’s job Read More…

Super bad: Browns look awful against Jets, suffer sixth straight loss and ninth in last 10 games

Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell is sacked by New York Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson and Leger Douzable, left. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — In six weeks, Super Bowl XLVIII will be played on the same field the Browns occupied Sunday on a 70-degree afternoon. The Browns couldn’t have looked further from a championship team if they had moved to Antarctica. The Browns played arguably their worst game of a miserable season that continues to Read More…

Browns blow another 4th-quarter lead, drop 5th straight, fall 38-31 to Bears in home finale

Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery catches a 45-yard touchdown pass against Cleveland Browns free safety Tashaun Gipson on Sunday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

CLEVELAND — The Browns scored two defensive touchdowns. They got a spark and a touchdown from running back Edwin Baker, who arrived Tuesday and had never carried the ball in an NFL game. They led three times. As is almost always the case with the Browns, none of it mattered. The Browns ended their home Read More…

(Updated) Browns blow late lead, lose 27-26 stunner to Patriots

Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden tackles New England Patriots tight end Matthew Mulligan after a catch in the fourth quarter on Sunday. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — After the Browns had played their best football of the season for 57 minutes and 21 seconds Sunday, everything had to go wrong for them to fall short of an improbable and impressive upset of the Patriots in Gillette Stadium. Everything went wrong. Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in the last Read More…

Browns QB Jason Campbell cleared for practice, has chance to start Sunday vs. Patriots

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)

BEREA — Browns quarterback Jason Campbell was cleared to return to practice Thursday, putting him in the mix to start against the New England Patriots. The ninth-year pro suffered a concussion on Nov. 24 when Pittsburgh cornerback William Gay delivered a left-handed blow to his face mask. The play went unpenalized by referee Terry McAulay, Read More…

(Updated) Browns unusual QB situation still unsettled, coach Rob Chudzinski holding off on naming starter

Cleveland Browns head coach Rob Chudzinski, left, congratulates quarterback Brandon Weeden after a touchdown pass during an NFL football game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

BEREA — Running back Willis McGahee, in his 11th season, has never seen a quarterback scenario like the one the Browns face this week. “Unfortunately, bad things have been happening to our quarterbacks,” he said Wednesday. Record-setting receiver Josh Gordon has caught passes from three starting quarterbacks in 10 games and could very possibly see Read More…

Browns sign journeyman QB Caleb Hanie; starter for Sunday in New England yet to be determined

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Browns coaches spend Tuesdays putting the game plan together. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner will need to come up with multiple game plans, because any one of four quarterbacks could start Sunday in New England. A team spokesman said Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden remain in the NFL’s concussion protocol. They need to be cleared by Read More…

Updated: Browns give up late TD, fall 32-28 to Jacksonville for 6th loss in 7 games

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver and Cleveland native Cecil Shorts catches a 20-yard touchdown pass against Browns cornerback Joe Haden Sunday. The score gave the Jaguars a 32-28 win over the Browns. (AP Photo/David Richard)

CLEVELAND — Cornerback Joe Haden was on the verge of tears. Quarterback Brandon Weeden was concussed. Fans would’ve been shocked — if they hadn’t seen it so many times before. The Browns reached rock-bottom of another lost season Sunday with a 32-28 defeat to Jacksonville. A loss to the previously 2-9 Jaguars was bad enough. Read More…

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…