February 7, 2016

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Browns: McCown day-to-day, but optimistic; Manziel meets with NFL

BEREA — Starter Josh McCown didn’t practice Wednesday, but he and coach Mike Pettine sounded optimistic he can play Sunday vs. the Arizona Cardinals. Backup Johnny Manziel took the first-team repetitions, then met with league investigators. Such is the state of the quarterback position for a franchise that has had nothing but uncertainty and unanswered Read More…

Pettine says Manziel’s interview with NFL imminent in investigation

BEREA — Browns coach Mike Pettine said quarterback Johnny Manziel’s interview with the NFL is “imminent.” Manziel will meet with league officials regarding the domestic incident with his girlfriend Oct. 12. Manziel and Colleen Crowley fought in his car and were questioned by Avon police. No charges were filed and they were allowed to leave Read More…

Browns notes: Pettine says NFL interview with Manziel won’t interfere with team’s schedule

BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine believes the NFL will respect the Browns’ schedule in its investigation of the Oct. 12 domestic incident involving backup quarterback Johnny Manziel. The league set up an interview with Manziel, but won’t release the date and site. At the same time, Manziel is preparing to possibly start Sunday against the Read More…

Browns: Pettine says McCown’s still the starting QB, health permitting

BEREA — For coach Mike Pettine, there isn’t a decision to make. He still got the question. “If our starting quarterback is physically able to play, will we play him?” Pettine asked sarcastically. “Yes.” He was referring to Josh McCown. That means Johnny Manziel would remain the backup, despite many people arguing McCown’s shoulder injury Read More…

Rams 24, Browns 6: Cleveland loses ball, quarterback, game

Browns-SLIDE

ST. LOUIS — The Browns lost the ball. Then they lost it again and again and again. They lost their starting quarterback. For the second time in seven weeks. They lost the game, a winnable affair against the St. Louis Rams inside Edward Jones Dome. The Browns fell 24-6 to drop to 2-5 on the Read More…

Browns notes: Cornerback Pierre Desir has sour homecoming

ST. LOUIS — Cornerback Pierre Desir’s homecoming went south in two plays. With the Browns trailing by four points in the third quarter Sunday, Desir was called for a 26-yard pass interference penalty as he tried to cover speedy Rams receiver Kenny Britt. Desir couldn’t keep up again on the next play, as Britt ran Read More…

Browns: Johnny Manziel ready to play, talk to NFL about incident

ST. LOUIS — Quarterback Johnny Manziel said he’ll be excited and prepared if he gets the start next Sunday at home against the Arizona Cardinals. He said he’ll also be ready to talk to the NFL about the Oct. 12 incident in which he was questioned by Avon police following an in-car argument with his Read More…

Browns: McCown looks to bounce back after Broncos loss, but faces tough Rams D-line

BEREA — The pressure will be on Josh McCown in a variety of ways Sunday in St. Louis. The Rams are tied for third in the league with 19 sacks through five games, and the defensive line is one of the best in the NFL. It is even faster inside the dome. McCown was crestfallen Read More…

Browns rookie Danny Shelton off to slow start

BEREA — Rookie nose tackle Danny Shelton expects more out of himself. So do the Browns. The No. 12 pick in the draft hasn’t made the desired impact through six games. He’s started them all and has five solo tackles, including one for a loss, and nine assists. “Personally, I haven’t done what I want Read More…

Browns: Pettine says top 4 WRs ‘entrenched,’ Bowe on outside looking in

BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine doesn’t expect receiver Dwayne Bowe’s role to increase anytime soon. He’s a distant fifth on the team’s depth chart. Bowe has been inactive four of six weeks, including the last two when he’s been healthy following a hamstring injury. He’s been targeted twice with no catches. He signed a two-year, Read More…