April 20, 2014

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Browns commentary: Things to look for in a QB

The Browns have been looking for the long-term answer at quarterback since the day they returned to the NFL in 1999. The fans know all too painfully the list of 20 that began with Tim Couch and is paused on Jason Campbell. No. 19, Brian Hoyer, is the only one who remains on the roster. Read More…

Mack happy to be a Brown

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Alex Mack is happy to be the highest-paid center in the NFL. Happy the venture into free agency is behind him. Happy to have a long-term contract, and the power to opt out after two years. And, yes, happy to be a Brown. Mack was back at Browns headquarters Read More…

Mack staying in Cleveland

  Scott Petrak The Gazette The angst was unnecessary. The worry wasted. Center Alex Mack isn’t going anywhere. At least for the next two years. After a month of uncertainty with Mack on the free agent market, the Browns quickly ended the drama Friday, announcing they will match the five-year, $42 million offer sheet he Read More…

Browns must keep Mack

  The numbers are in. Browns free agent center Alex Mack is scheduled to sign a five-year, $42 million offer sheet today with the Jacksonville Jaguars, according to multiple reports. It would make him the highest-paid center with an average of $8.4 million a year. The deal includes $18 million over the first two years, Read More…

Mack wants to go to Jacksonville

  Scott Petrak The Gazette Alex Mack wants to leave Cleveland for Jacksonville. Soon it will be up to the Browns whether they choose to block his path. Mack, a free agent center, will sign a five-year offer sheet with the Jaguars by Friday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday. The Browns will then have five Read More…

Browns: Weighing in on Mack situation, Haslam optimistic center will stay put

VALLEY VIEW — The visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars by free agent center Alex Mack hasn’t changed the outlook of Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. “We remain optimistic that Alex Mack will be a Cleveland Brown for a long time,” Haslam said Tuesday night before the Cleveland premiere of “Draft Day,” a fictional movie about the Read More…

Browns: Burleson sees good things ahead

Nate Burleson believes he brings a lot to the Browns — leadership, experience and a 1,000-yard season if healthy. He wouldn’t have come aboard unless he thought the team was poised to get over the hump and make a run at the playoffs. “I see them as a team that’s ready to take that next Read More…

It’s been 20 years since Progressive Field opened as Jacobs Fields

Balloons fly during the national anthem before Friday's game between the Minnesota Twins and the Cleveland Indians in Cleveland. (AP)

Twenty years later, to the day, another gray-haired southpaw opened the Indians’ home season with a ceremonial first pitch. Mike Hargrove doesn’t have the international clout of his predecessor on the mound — President Bill Clinton — but he’s beloved by Cleveland fans. The Indians celebrated the 20th anniversary of the opening of Progressive Field Read More…

Kipnis contract is good start for home opener

  The first Indians home win of the season came early Friday morning. Before the 133-minute rain delay that included a half-hour of bright sunshine. Before the offense erupted for seven runs in its last three at-bats. Before starting pitcher Danny Salazar fought through 5⅔ innings and the bullpen slammed the door. Before the 7-2 Read More…

Browns: Burleson expected to visit

Veteran wide receiver Nate Burleson is expected to meet with the Browns on Saturday. (AP FILE PHOTO)

The Browns continue to look for help at receiver and aren’t content to wait until the receiver-rich draft. Nate Burleson, an 11-year veteran, is scheduled to make a free agent visit to the Browns on Saturday. FoxSports’ Alex Marvex was first to report the visit, adding Burleson was scheduled to meet with the Dolphins first. Read More…