October 24, 2014

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Browns Notes: Joe Haden looking forward to second chance against Cecil Shorts

Joe Haden

BEREA — Browns cornerback Joe Haden has experienced many lows in his career, but rock bottom occurred last Dec. 1 at FirstEnergy Stadium. The Pro Bowl honoree was beaten for the game-winning touchdown by Cecil Shorts III with 40 seconds left, allowing lowly Jacksonville to beat Cleveland 32-28. Following the game, Haden broke down in Read More…

Browns Notes: QB Brian Hoyer disputes report, shuts down further talk about his contract situation


BEREA — Quarterback Brian Hoyer is done talking about his contract situation. But he wanted to say something first, strongly disputing a report that he wouldn’t sign a long-term extension unless the Browns planned to get rid of rookie Johnny Manziel. “I’ve said all I’ve needed to say about the topic, but I wanted to Read More…

Browns rookie RB Terrance West says benching taught him to wait patiently for his turn

Terrance West

BEREA — Terrance West wants the ball. When he doesn’t get it, he’s not happy. “I’m a team guy, but at the same time, I’m a ball hog,” the rookie running back said Wednesday. “If I could tell a coach, ‘Give me the ball every play,’ I would. I’m a ball hog, but that’s just Read More…

Browns analysis: QB Brian Hoyer belongs in Cleveland, so expect a contract extension to get done eventually

Brian Hoyer

I can’t imagine Brian Hoyer walking away from his hometown team when his contract expires after the season. I don’t think the Browns would be stupid enough to let him. A long-term deal may take awhile to get done, and the negotiations could become contentious, but Hoyer remaining in Cleveland for the rest of his Read More…

Browns: DE Armonty Bryant done for year, C Alex Mack to have surgery soon

mack bryant

BEREA — Coach Mike Pettine got a sense of what beating the Steelers means to the city on his way home from the stadium Sunday. “I knew certainly a good time was had in the Muni lot,” he said Monday. “Driving by that thing, it looked like a war zone. “I’m sure a lot of Read More…

Browns Notes: QB Brian Hoyer’s agent says Johnny Manziel won’t impact contract talks

Johnny Manziel, Brian Hoyer

BEREA — Quarterback Brian Hoyer improved to 6-2 as a starter for the Browns on Sunday with his first win over the Steelers. He’s eighth in the league with a 99.5 rating and first with 13.6 yards per completion. As he further establishes himself as a quality and reliable starter, his uncertain contract status gains Read More…

Browns 31, Steelers 10: Cleveland dominates rival, improves to 3-2 with 2nd straight win

Brian Hoyer

CLEVELAND — No furious comeback. No last-second heroics. Nothing fluky. Just a dominant win against a hated rival in a critical game. The Browns played their best 60 minutes of the season Sunday and clobbered the Steelers 31-10 at a raucous FirstEnergy Stadium. They improved to 3-2 with their second straight win. “To beat those Read More…

Browns notes: Big win has downside as Pro Bowl center Alex Mack suffers broken leg

Alex Mack

CLEVELAND — Browns center Alex Mack will miss the rest of the season after suffering a broken left lower leg Sunday, a league source confirmed. The two-time Pro Bowl selection was injured on a running play in the second quarter of Cleveland’s 31-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mack was immediately placed in an air Read More…

Brian Dulik: Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer keeps proving he’s a leader and a winner

Brian Hoyer

Joe Haden was headed out of the Browns locker room, but he abruptly changed course when he saw Brian Hoyer striding toward the interview podium. “My man,” the Pro Bowl cornerback said, smiling broadly. “You can say whatever you want up there.” Though it was a simple gesture, it reflected the feelings of the entire Read More…

Banged-up Browns defense turns in bang-up performance in win over Steelers

Joe Haden, Antonio Brown

CLEVELAND — The Browns defense faced an uphill battle Sunday against Pittsburgh. It was down two starters and a key reserve. Two other starters were ailing and two more contributors were lost during the game. It had not played well so far, entering Sunday allowing 421.8 yards — second-worst in the NFL — and 26.2 Read More…