FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — After the Browns had played their best football of the season for 57 minutes and 21 seconds Sunday, everything had to go wrong for them to fall short of an improbable and impressive upset of the Patriots in Gillette Stadium.
Everything went wrong.
BEREA — Browns quarterback Jason Campbell was cleared to return to practice Thursday, putting him in the mix to start against the New England Patriots.
The ninth-year pro suffered a concussion on Nov. 24 when Pittsburgh cornerback William Gay delivered a left-handed blow to his facemask. The play went unpenalized by referee Terry McAulay, but Gay …Read More
BEREA — Josh Gordon caught the simple in route, absorbed a shot from safety Winston Guy, spun and took off. Cornerback Dwayne Gratz thought he had him, but Gordon pulled away. Safety Johnathan Cyprien had the angle on him, then didn’t.
Gordon’s 95-yard touchdown Sunday against Jacksonville not only made NFL history as he became the …Read More
BEREA — Defensive end Desmond Bryant will have a surgical procedure this week to correct an irregular heartbeat, and his first season with the Browns is over.
Bryant experienced symptoms Monday morning, according to a team spokesman, and was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list Wednesday. He wasn’t in the hospital and is expected to make …Read More
BEREA — Running back Willis McGahee, in his 11th season, has never seen a quarterback scenario like the one the Browns face this week.
“Unfortunately, bad things have been happening to our quarterbacks,” he said Wednesday.
Record-setting receiver Josh Gordon has caught passes from three starting quarterbacks in 10 games and could very possibly see a fourth …Read More
Offensive coordinator Norv Turner is always busy on Tuesday as he puts together the game plan for the weekend. This Tuesday might’ve been the most hectic in his 23 years in the NFL.
Without knowing which of four quarterbacks will start Sunday in New England, Turner had to come up with multiple plans to take on …Read More
BEREA — The Browns blew four leads Sunday, including one in the final minute, to lose to lowly Jacksonville. They have dropped three straight and six of seven to fall to 4-8.
They travel to New England on Sunday to face Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the first-place Patriots (9-3).
And they don’t know who will play …Read More
Joe Haden has never experienced a winning season with the Browns, but he has played in plenty of spirit-crushing losses.
None of them, however, have affected him quite like Cleveland’s 32-28 defeat at the hands of the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon.
“We (expletive) can’t stand losing,” an emotional Haden said, fighting back tears. “I put my …Read More
CLEVELAND — Cornerback Joe Haden was on the verge of tears. Quarterback Brandon Weeden was concussed.
Fans would’ve been shocked — if they hadn’t seen it so many times before.
The Browns reached rock-bottom of another lost …Read More
BEREA — Improved technique? Nope. Experience against the NFL’s best wideouts? Not it. Coaching from coordinator Ray Horton? Guess again.
Browns cornerback Joe Haden has a different, and definitive, reason why he’s playing the best football of his career, which will likely result in his first trip to the Pro Bowl.
“It’s mostly, honestly, the way …Read More