March 1, 2015

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Browns Notes: Garrett Hartley taking time off from TV to kick

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BEREA — Garrett Hartley was already planning for his life after football, co-starring in the hunting series “Southern Chaos” on Sportsman Channel, when the Browns called him last week. The former Saints kicker made all 10 of his field goal attempts in a Dec. 9 tryout, then was offered a two-year contract just three days Read More…

Brian Dulik: This wasn’t the debut Johnny Football had envisioned

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Johnny Manziel will have many more opportunities to wreck this league, but his first NFL start went as well as the Titanic’s initial showdown with an iceberg. The rookie quarterback was overmatched — and completely overwhelmed — from start to finish Sunday as the Cincinnati Bengals routed the Browns 30-0. Johnny Football threw two terrible Read More…

Browns Notes: Secondary takes injury hit

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CLEVELAND — Cornerbacks Joe Haden and Justin Gilbert are the latest additions to the Browns’ long list of injuries, both being hurt Sunday in a 30-0 loss to Cincinnati at FirstEnergy Stadium. Pro Bowl honoree Haden exited with a right shoulder injury, while Gilbert was diagnosed with a possible concussion later in the second quarter. Read More…

Browns notes: Struggling Josh Gordon says effort isn’t the problem

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BEREA — Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon had his least productive game in two years Sunday against Indianapolis, being limited to two catches for 15 yards. The Pro Bowl performer also was kept off the field for 15 plays, many of them on third down, which he admitted was an unwanted surprise. “I’m usually in Read More…

Browns notes: Jordan Cameron happy to be back in lineup

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BEREA — Browns tight end Jordan Cameron had a very eventful weekend, becoming a social media star and returning from a five-game absence. The former saw him post a Christmas-themed photo — with his 5-year-old son, Tristan, in matching Elf on the Shelf pajamas — and the latter featured him suiting up against the Colts. Read More…

Browns Notes: Billy Cundiff continues slump, misses FG in 5th straight game

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CLEVELAND — Five missed field goals in five weeks have placed Browns kicker Billy Cundiff squarely on the hot seat. Cundiff failed on a 40-yard attempt and made a 39-yarder Sunday as the Indianapolis Colts edged Cleveland 25-24 at FirstEnergy Stadium. The ninth-year pro is 7-for-12 on field goal attempts over the last five games Read More…

Brian Dulik: It’s time to make the move to Johnny Manziel

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Browns coach Mike Pettine showed admirable courage and loyalty by starting Brian Hoyer at quarterback against the Indianapolis Colts. In return, Hoyer gave him myriad reasons why rookie Johnny Manziel should be under center for the rest of the season. Hoyer managed only 140 passing yards and threw two interceptions Sunday, allowing Indianapolis to rally Read More…

‘T-Rich’ has seen his share of twists, turns

Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — Colts running back Trent Richardson willingly admits that his NFL career hasn’t gone as planned. “T-Rich” didn’t expect the Browns to draft him with the No. 3 overall pick in 2012, nor did he expect them to trade him two games into the next season. More than anything else, Read More…

Browns Notes: Josh Cribbs wishes Browns would have called him

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BEREA — Week after week, Joshua Cribbs sat at home watching the Browns’ punt return follies, waiting to be called upon to help. Cleveland general manager Ray Farmer, however, never contacted him — and was indignant when his name was mentioned at a press conference. Indianapolis wound up signing Cribbs to a one-year contract Nov. Read More…

Fall Coach of the Year: Mande Luttner led Brunswick to regional final, school record

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Brunswick volleyball coach Mande Luttner has a great relationship with her players, but she managed to hide a secret from them until this fall. “We learned that Coach believes in superstitions, especially on game days,” outside hitter Ally Badowski revealed. “She had a strict routine that no one could change because if it got messed Read More…