May 23, 2015

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Players praise outgoing Browns president Mike Holmgren for bringing stability, order thoughout organization

Left tackle Joe Thomas preceded Mike Holmgren and he’ll outlast him. But don’t count Thomas in the growing number of people piling on the outgoing president. Thomas remembers what life was like inside Browns headquarters before Holmgren arrived in December 2009. He remembers when general manager George Kokinis didn’t make it through his first season Read More…

Second-quarter meltdown against Giants leaves Browns with 11th straight loss

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Running back Trent Richardson sat on the bench in the final, merciless minutes with a pink towel draped over his head. His expression seemed part-disappointment, part-disbelief. Quarterback Brandon Weeden was bruised in the locker room from beating himself up. His blood was also boiling. The rookies are 0-5 in their Browns Read More…

Book on Eli: Giants QB is clutch performer Browns must contain

Eli Manning is a finisher. And the NFL is all about finishing. While the Browns annually lament close calls and near-misses, the Giants have hoisted two Super Bowl trophies in the last five seasons. Manning is the biggest reason and can point to his pair of Super Bowl MVPs as proof. In the historic upset Read More…

Browns linebacker Craig Robertson has a knack for being around the ball

BEREA — Browns linebacker Craig Robertson has been one of the bright spots in the team’s dark, winless season to date. In his first NFL season, the North Texas product is tied for the AFC lead with two interceptions and has carved out a significant role for himself on defense and special teams. “It’s still Read More…

Pat Shurmur, Browns see positives despite another loss

BEREA — Browns coach Pat Shurmur was remarkably upbeat and composed Friday afternoon, less than 24 hours after Cleveland suffered a hard-fought 23-16 loss in Baltimore. Though the Browns are 0-4 on the season and have dropped 10 straight games overall, he refused to be critical of his players or their effort against the Ravens Read More…

Who’ll stop the run? Talented running backs on Browns and Bills should put plenty of pressure on defenses

The lakefront has always been the spot to see special running backs on Sunday afternoons. The tradition will continue today with the confluence of three ball carriers who made headlines in the last couple of weeks. Cleveland rookie Trent Richardson will meet Browns legend Jim Brown before the game at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The possible Read More…

A big change of heart: Ex-Browns superstar Jim Brown returns, is open to having a role with the team

AVON — Jim Brown ate breakfast with former teammates and other Browns alumni, posed for a picture on the first tee, then walked to his golf cart for the shotgun start. Brown was back with the Browns on Friday morning and he’s looking to stick around. He had a meeting scheduled for today with soon-to-be-owner Read More…

Indians squander early chance, lose sixth straight game against Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Cleveland Indians had a great opportunity to give Justin Masterson an early lead Friday night. That chance quickly evaporated, just like it usually does when Masterson is on the mound. Luis Mendoza pitched into the seventh inning in his first start since a bout with strep throat, leading the Kansas Read More…

Ready to make his mark: Browns rookie Trent Richardson hasn’t lost any confidence after ragged debut

CINCINNATI — If Bengals middle linebacker Rey Maualuga finds himself on his back this afternoon with cleat marks on his chest and his helmet dislodged, he can blame Katrina. Not the hurricane. Trent Richardson’s mom. Richardson, Cleveland’s rookie running back, credits his mom for what coaches and teammates call his “quiet confidence.” She’s also the Read More…

Frostee Rucker glad for time he had with Bengals, but ready to beat them as a Brown

BEREA — Defensive end Frostee Rucker left his heart in Cincinnati, along with his frozen yogurt store, when he signed with the Browns on March 15. But don’t confuse his fondness for the Queen City with any regrets about leaving the Bengals as a free agent. “They gave me six blessed years in Cincinnati, and Read More…