April 18, 2014

Intermittent clouds

Browns: Brandon Weeden, Montario Hardesty big reasons for optimism

BEREA — The Browns’ 2-0 preseason record would be meaningless, except any victory carries weight for a franchise starved for success.
But the real value from the start to the preseason was the progress made from the opener in Detroit to Thursday ni… Read More…

Browns notes: Jordan Cameron, Travis Benjamin return to practice

BEREA — Two emerging playmakers returned to practice Friday after missing almost a week with injuries.
Second-year tight end Jordan Cameron and rookie receiver Travis Benjamin participated fully in the 80-minute practice. Cameron and Benjamin were in… Read More…

Brandon Weeden leads Browns into Packers’ place

BEREA — At Oklahoma State, Brandon Weeden could throw nine passes in a long drive. In his NFL debut, nine passes were a full night’s work.
“As a quarterback you like to get in the rhythm of the game and get going,” he said Tuesday. “It… Read More…

Browns: Dick Jauron’s goal is to stop the run

Browns defensive coordinator Dick Jauron directs Emmanuel Stephens during training camp. (AP photo.)
BEREA — Strutting isn’t in Dick Jauron’s personal playbook. He doesn’t use his Ivy League education to brag. He deflects credit, accepts critic… Read More…

WR Mohamed Massaquoi says he never had concussion symptoms after hit Friday

BEREA – Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi said this morning he didn’t suffer any concussion symptoms after taking a shot to the head Friday on the first offensive play of the preseason. He was removed from the game and taken to the locker room for … Read More…

Joshua Cribbs just wants to win, happy to play wherever needed

BEREA — It’s hard to keep a good football player down. And Joshua Cribbs is a good football player.
So it should be no surprise that after his first season without a kick return for a touchdown in 2010, he broke the drought with an 84-yard p… Read More…

Browns notes: Linebacker L.J. Fort flashing his stuff

Browns linebacker L.J. Fort takes a break during training camp. He has been a pleasant surprise for Cleveland while filling in for an injured D’Qwell Jackson. (AP photo.)
BEREA — Rookie linebacker L.J. Fort didn’t have any trouble identifying his… Read More…

Observations from Browns practice

BEREA – The Browns are in the dog days of camp. The players are tired, the coaches are sick of telling the players the same things and 15 players missed practice for the second straight day with injuries.
But the beat went on this morning, with 75 of… Read More…

Browns: Josh Gordon has to learn fast, show results

BEREA — Rookie receiver Josh Gordon stopped running the go route, and Colt McCoy’s pass hit the ground with a thud. The closest sets of hands belonged to defensive backs.
Coach Pat Shurmur had seen enough and replaced Gordon with Joshua Cribbs. Off… Read More…

Browns DE Marcus Benard has new appreciation for life following motorcycle accident

BEREA – Defensive end Marcus Benard expressed a renewed appreciation for life and the Browns organization this afternoon after practice during the second week of organized team activities.
Benard met with reporters for the first time since a motorcyc… Read More…