November 20, 2014

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Josh Gordon overjoyed to be back with Browns

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BEREA — Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’” blared through the field house speakers Wednesday as the Browns began stretching. It set the perfect mood for receiver Josh Gordon’s return to the practice field after serving a 10-game drug suspension. He’s back for the final six-game stretch and said he’s “extremely pumped” to be part Read More…

Browns release veteran running back Tate

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A week after running back Ben Tate said he wasn’t satisfied with his shrinking role, the Browns showed their dissatisfaction with Tate. Tate was released Tuesday morning, ending a short and disappointing stint in Cleveland. “With all the transactions we make while constructing our roster, it will always be our intent to do what is Read More…

Browns happy to have Gordon back

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BEREA — Josh Gordon smiled and waved at the media horde as he walked out of the locker room. He wore a Baylor hoodie and basketball shorts, Nike boots with fluorescent yellow and a fur-lined hunting hat with the flaps down to cover his ears. Gordon was officially back with the Browns on Monday following Read More…

Two Cleveland linebackers sidelined

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BEREA — If the Browns are going to make a playoff push, they’ll have to do it without a pair of defensive stalwarts. Coach Mike Pettine said Monday that outside linebacker Jabaal Sheard (foot) could miss the rest of the season and inside linebacker Karlos Dansby (knee) may be out “upwards of a month” following Read More…

Gipson still waiting for clearance to play

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Tashaun Gipson wants to keep the good times rolling Sunday against the Texans. He’s not talking about the run of forced turnovers that has him leading the league with six interceptions. The free safety is focused on the team’s three-game winning streak and five victories in the last six Read More…

Browns WR Josh Gordon counting down days to return next week

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BEREA — Josh Gordon’s countdown is at three. “I see him in passing in the hallway and always ask him how many days, and he always knows the exact number of days,” coordinator Kyle Shanahan said Thursday. “He’s been itching at this for a while.” The receiver’s 10-game suspension for violating the NFL’s substance-abuse policy Read More…

Browns notes: Skrine praised for bounce-back game vs. Bengals

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BEREA — Cornerback Buster Skrine has been one of the most dogged competitors on the Browns during his four NFL seasons. Just like his predecessors, Cleveland defensive coordinator Jim O’Neil has quickly become a fan of the 5-foot-9, 185-pounder from Chattanooga. “The thing I love about Bust is if there’s one guy on the defensive Read More…

Browns Notes: Mike Pettine says Terrance West earned last start, but won’t say he’ll be No. 1 on Sunday

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BEREA — Terrance West rushed for 94 yards on a season-high 26 carries in the Browns’ 24-3 win over Cincinnati last week. To NFL Network viewers, however, his most notable contribution was an over-the-top touchdown celebration in the third quarter. As soon as quarterback Brian Hoyer saw West playing to a camera near the Cleveland bench, Read More…

Browns QB Brian Hoyer vs. Houston’s Ryan Mallett: Tom Brady’s former backups meet as starters

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BEREA — Watch and learn from one of the best of all time. Rarely work on gamedays, and never in pressure situations. Get invited to hang out with supermodel Gisele Bundchen and friends. Being Tom Brady’s backup is a good gig if you can get it. Cleveland’s Brian Hoyer and Houston’s Ryan Mallett can share Read More…

Browns Notes: RB Ben Tate not satisfied with role, use in 3-back rotation

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BEREA — During Ben Tate’s four years in Houston, he longed to escape the shadow of Pro Bowler Arian Foster and become a feature running back. When he signed a two-year deal with the Browns in March, he thought he’d have that opportunity. Nine games into his Cleveland career, he’s part of a three-back rotation Read More…