October 31, 2014

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Browns coach Mike Pettine, teammates sense QB Johnny Manziel’s frustration from not playing

Johnny Manziel

BEREA — Johnny Manziel has said all the right things about life as the backup quarterback. He’s staying in his “own lane,” playing his “role” and supporting starter Brian Hoyer. His best friend and coach know standing on the sideline is killing him. “He’s the ultimate competitor,” Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans said Wednesday on a Read More…

Browns Notes: Jordan Cameron’s replacements bring own styles to TE

Jim Dray, Khalil Mack

BEREA — Browns tight end Jim Dray has played five solid seasons in the NFL, while Gary Barnidge is in his seventh year in the league. Though they are filling in for Pro Bowler Jordan Cameron (concussion), neither has any illusion of playing at his level. “Jordan is literally an athletic freak, so you really Read More…

Scott Petrak: Twitter was must-see social media Monday night

Colt McCoy, Brandon Weeden

Twitter can be trouble. People have lost jobs because of an ill-advised 140 characters, including PGA of America president Ted Bishop last week. Guys are so worried about what they’re missing in their timelines, they bury their heads in their phones and ignore their friends at the bar. It’s added hours to the beat writers’ Read More…

Browns Notes: DL John Hughes placed on IR-designated for return

John Hughes

BEREA — The injury-riddled defensive line was dealt another blow Sunday as John Hughes sustained a knee injury late in the fourth quarter of the 23-13 win over the Raiders. He will miss at least eight games after being placed on injured reserve-designated for return Monday. Hughes’ medial collateral ligament was injured but won’t require Read More…

Browns happy with ‘ugly’ win over Raiders, know they have to play better on offense

Brian Hoyer, Justin Tuck

BEREA — The Browns took a page out of late Raiders owner Al Davis’ playbook Sunday. Just win, baby. “I’ll take ugly wins all day,” coach Mike Pettine said Monday. The Browns didn’t score a touchdown until the fourth quarter. They converted only two of 12 third downs. They rushed for 39 yards with an Read More…

Browns notes: Jordan Cameron has concussion, is under watch

Jordan Cameron

CLEVELAND — Browns tight end Jordan Cameron’s difficult season got even tougher on Sunday afternoon. The fourth-year pro suffered a concussion in the second quarter of Cleveland’s 23-13 win over the Raiders, absorbing a blow to the head from Oakland strong safety Brandian Ross after making a 21-yard reception. Cameron, who has a history of Read More…

Dulik: Browns continuing to show progress

Andrew Hawkins, Ben Tate

It wasn’t pretty, certainly wasn’t easy and was far from the most entertaining NFL game of the season. Yet, the Browns’ 23-13 win Sunday over the Oakland Raiders represented genuine progress, which is nothing to scoff at given their recent history. “A win is a win — that’s all it comes down to — and Read More…

Browns: Defense rises to the occasion

Derek Carr, Paul Kruger

CLEVELAND — The Browns’ offense scored two late touchdowns to secure a 23-13 victory over the Raiders on Sunday, but it was Cleveland’s defense that undoubtedly delivered the win. Much maligned after an embarrassing defeat last week to winless Jacksonville, the Browns’ bounced back in dominating fashion, defensively, shutting down Oakland for nearly the entire Read More…

Browns 23, Raiders 13: Cleveland gets back to winning ways, pulls away from winless Oakland

Donte Whitner, Darren McFadden

CLEVELAND — When the Browns broke their seven-quarter touchdown drought Sunday with a 4-yard pass to Andrew Hawkins, quarterback Brian Hoyer immediately went to celebrate with – and thank — the parties responsible. He made a beeline to the bench with 14:17 left in the fourth quarter to find strong safety Donte Whitner and cornerback Read More…

Emphasis on game changes Cameron’s role

  Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — Browns tight end Jordan Cameron’s statistics are eye-popping, just as they were last season. The reason his numbers are notable, however, is very different. Cameron has played a miniscule role in Cleveland’s new-look offense, managing just 10 receptions for 210 yards through six games. One year ago, the Read More…