August 28, 2015

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The Morning Hit–8/7/15

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about so you go into the weekend armed with information, making you the cocktail party sensation. Some people like being that person way too much. We’re just gonna go ahead and get right to it. Here we go. Browns in Columbus. Tonight, Read More…

(UPDATED) Browns QB Johnny Manziel says there’s a “night-and-day difference” in his play compared to last year

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BEREA — Quarterback Johnny Manziel wasn’t perfect. Far from it. But for the second straight practice he was significantly better. In fact, Wednesday and Thursday might have been his best back-to-back practices in his year-plus with the Browns. “Better, but I still feel coming off the field the last couple days that I’m still leaving Read More…

Browns OL John Greco trying to keep starting job by not worrying about threat of first-round pick Cameron Erving

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BEREA — An uncluttered mind is John Greco’s friend. With rookie Cameron Erving, the No. 19 pick, lining up at Greco’s right guard spot with the second team, Greco tries to keep his head clear and his mission simple. “I don’t want to mentally screw myself,” he said Wednesday. “I’m going to play my game Read More…

Browns Training Camp Log, Day 6

NEWS OF THE DAY: Outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo didn’t practice and wasn’t on the field with a knee injury. Coach Mike Pettine said it would be further evaluated. Pettine said receiver Terrelle Pryor is “doubtful” to participate Friday in the intrasquad scrimmage at Ohio State after injuring his hamstring Tuesday and not practicing Wednesday. CAMPER Read More…

Browns WR Terrelle Pryor misses practice with hamstring injury, doubtful for scrimmage at Ohio State

BEREA – Browns receiver Terrelle Pryor missed practice this morning with a hamstring injury and is unlikely to play Friday in the intrasquad scrimmage at Ohio State. “I probably lean towards the doubtful side,” coach Mike Pettine said. “We’ll see.” The scrimmage is always a highlight of training camp, and Pryor’s return to Columbus was Read More…

Browns CB Justin Gilbert believes he’s improving, but knows he has to “prove that I really want to be a part of this team”

BEREA — Consistency is a consistent theme whenever coach Mike Pettine and secondary coach Jeff Hafley talk about cornerback Justin Gilbert. “(It’s) a big thing for me,” Gilbert said. “Just coming, making plays on a consistent basis and just being alert in the meeting room and being involved and really wanting to be here.” In Read More…

Browns Training Camp Log, Day 5

NEWS OF THE DAY: Receiver Terrelle Pryor felt tightness in his right hamstring, had it iced on the sideline and didn’t return to practice. He said it’s not serious. Before the injury, he threw a pair of touchdown passes off end-arounds. The already-thin backfield lost another member when rookie sixth-round fullback Malcolm Johnson left the Read More…

Browns WR Terrelle Pryor leaves practice with tight hamstring, says it’s not serious

BEREA — Browns receiver Terrelle Pryor didn’t finish practice after feeling tightness in his right hamstring, but said the injury isn’t serious. “It’s really light actually. I didn’t pull anything or anything like that,” he said Tuesday. “It was just really precaution ’cause I felt a little tightness as I was running. Usually I sprint Read More…

Not short on skills: Undersized Browns wide receiver Taylor Gabriel continues to show his worth is not so easily measured

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BEREA — Wide receiver Taylor Gabriel was one of the feel-good stories of last season for the Browns. The undrafted rookie from Abilene Christian, who attended minicamp on a tryout basis, wound up leading the AFC with an average of 17.3 yards per reception. If his early work in training camp is any indication, the Read More…

Browns WR coach Joker Phillips says Terrelle Pryor “all in” at new position

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BEREA — One conversation. That’s all Browns receivers coach Joker Phillips needed to be convinced Terrelle Pryor was committed to making the switch from quarterback to receiver. “I heard it in his voice the first time I talked to him over the phone that he really wants to be a wide receiver,” Phillips said Sunday Read More…