December 19, 2014

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Browns QB Brian Hoyer states his case to keep starting job, cites 10-5 record

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BEREA — Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer wants to finish what he started. And he stated his case this afternoon. “Because we’re here. We’re 7-5,” he said. “This just doesn’t happen by luck. It was hard-earned, and we’ve worked to get where we’re at.” Hoyer has started all 12 games, but was benched in favor of Read More…

Johnny Manziel leads Browns on 80-yard TD drive when he finally gets call

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Johnny Manziel hopped off the bench — wearing a winter hat with the fuzzy ball on top — and feverishly looked for a ball to take some practice snaps. His chance had come. Finally. “That first drive, very nervous to get in there for the first time in a live game Read More…

Bills 26, Browns 10: Johnny Manziel replaces struggling QB Brian Hoyer, scores TD in ugly loss

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ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — With each inaccurate incompletion, foolish interception and failed trip inside the red zone, coach Mike Pettine inched closer to the move that could define his first season. When Brian Hoyer was intercepted for the second time by safety Da’Norris Searcy early in the fourth quarter Sunday, Pettine had reached his tipping Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel said he tried to avoid fight, blames ‘very intoxicated, very aggressive’ person

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BEREA — Johnny Manziel was done for the night and an elevator ride from being in his apartment. He had let his guard down. “As I was waiting for my elevator, I was approached by what has been made out to be a fan,” Manziel said Friday. “This was a very intoxicated, very aggressive person Read More…

Gordon says he felt alienated

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Brian Hoyer’s faith in Josh Gordon on the field is obvious. In Gordon’s return Sunday from a 10-game drug suspension, Hoyer targeted him 16 times, including twice on interceptions. The trust isn’t confined to gameday. “We welcomed him back with open arms,” Hoyer said Wednesday. “Not just because of Read More…

Scott Petrak: Hey, Browns fans, it’s OK to talk playoffs

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Coach Mike Pettine was right Monday when he said it’s too soon for the Browns to start studying the standings. It’s not too early for the rest of us. With five games left, the Browns (7-4) are smack-dab in the middle of the AFC playoff picture. Only three teams have a better record — New Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel allegedly involved in fight early Saturday morning

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Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel didn’t leave the sideline Sunday, but was back in the news Monday. Manziel was involved in an altercation at about 2:30 Saturday morning at The 9 in downtown Cleveland. The alleged victim’s account to the police claimed “Johnny Football and his entourage” assaulted him in a brawl by the elevators, Read More…

Browns Notes: Safety Tashaun Gipson to miss rest of regular season with knee injury

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Free safety Tashaun Gipson is likely done for the regular season with a torn right medial collateral ligament. It’s yet to be determined if the Browns will keep him on the roster in the hopes he can return if they make the playoffs. The Browns (7-4) haven’t qualified for the postseason since 2002. “The timing Read More…

Browns coach Mike Pettine, WR Andrew Hawkins never lost faith in QB Brian Hoyer

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As Brian Hoyer chastised himself Sunday night for his two fourth-quarter interceptions, coach Mike Pettine and his team celebrated their quarterback’s comeback. Hoyer regrouped mentally and completed four straight passes for 61 yards to set up Billy Cundiff for the winning 37-yard field goal in the 26-24 victory over Atlanta. “I don’t think there’s ever Read More…

Brian Hoyer leads Browns to last-second win over Falcons

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ATLANTA — Brian Hoyer was reeling. He had just thrown his second careless interception of the fourth quarter with the Browns trying to hang onto the lead. His face showed the disappointment and disgust in himself. Things only got worse when Matt Bryant made a 53-yard field goal with 44 seconds left to give the Read More…