October 21, 2014

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell calls Browns owner Jimmy Haslam ‘a man of great integrity’

BEREA – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is standing behind Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. Goodell was on Cleveland’s practice fields Thursday for a youth clinic to promote the fundamentals of tackling. But his seven-minute news conference was dominated by questions about Haslam and the legal troubles of his family company, Pilot Flying J. Goodell was strong Read More…

Browns: Jordan Norwood glad to be back in picture, really just wants chance to contribute

BEREA — Joshua Cribbs was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and an outstanding special teams player throughout his eight-year stay with the Browns. Cleveland CEO Joe Banner and general manager Michael Lombardi, however, decided he wasn’t valuable enough to re-sign during the offseason. With Cribbs now a member of the Oakland Raiders, the Browns know Read More…

Browns notes: Team making changes to improve game-day experience for fans

BEREA — Major renovations to the former Cleveland Browns Stadium will not begin until after the 2013 season, but fans should experience minor improvements to their game-day experience this fall. Browns president Alec Scheiner announced a series of changes Monday that are designed to make trips to FirstEnergy Stadium a more pleasant experience than it Read More…

Browns QB Brandon Weeden says he knows how to handle adversity, a key for coach Rob Chudzinski

BEREA – Quarterback Brandon Weeden doesn’t slam his helmet after an interception, and he doesn’t throw his wedge or bury it in the turf after a shank on the golf course. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t care. He just feels there’s a better way to deal with adversity. “I gave up a lot of home Read More…

Browns notes: Rookie Barkevious Mingo gets a sack, taught a few lessons in first day in pads

BEREA – Outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo turned the corner Sunday and blew by undrafted rookie tackle Martin Wallace. Before backup quarterback Jason Campbell could react, Mingo was next to him. Quarterbacks aren’t allowed to be touched, but that qualified as a sack. And it came in Mingo’s first NFL practice in full pads. “You’ve got Read More…

Browns notes: Brothers and best friends Paul and Dave Kruger love being teammates

BEREA – Paul Kruger is a good big brother. He lets Dave hang out with him in the cafeteria and ask as many questions as he wants about training camp. “We’re best friends. Even back home we live together,” Paul said. “So honestly, it’s real special having him here. “Not only is it cool and Read More…

Browns offensive lineman Ryan Miller out of hospital only hours after suffering concussion that scared teammates

BEREA – The good news came quickly. By Saturday night at 8 o’clock, Ryan Miller had been released from the Cleveland Clinic, a little more than three hours after suffering a concussion during practice. The fact that Miller was OK contradicted the scene inside the Browns’ field house late Saturday afternoon. Scary only begins to Read More…

Brian Dulik: New Browns coach Rob Chudzinski channels his inner fan as training camp opens

Browns coach Rob Chudzinski waited his entire life for this moment, wondering if it would ever arrive. When it did, on Thursday afternoon, he couldn’t contain his excitement. Chudzinski conducted his first training camp practice as an NFL head coach, soaking in every second — and sharing as much of it as possible — with Read More…

Scott Petrak’s top 5 players to watch at Browns camp

Ninety players will report for the first training camp practice this afternoon. Fifty-three will make the final roster in September.Everyone will have a hand in the Browns’ success or failure, but five, in particular, will play pivotal roles in 2013. They will also provide some of the most interesting story lines. Here’s a look at Read More…

Browns: Scott Petrak’s top 5 things to watch at training camp

The Browns open training camp Thursday afternoon in Berea, and the first padded practice is scheduled for Saturday. As is usually the case with the Browns, they’re in the middle — or start — of a makeover. Coach Rob Chudzinski is new. So are coordinators Norv Turner (offense) and Ray Horton (defense), much of the Read More…