October 21, 2014

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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…

Manziel says college players should be paid

  Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — Johnny Manziel will never have to worry about money again, having signed his first NFL contract and several multi-million dollar endorsement deals. The Browns’ rookie quarterback, however, believes he should have been paid while playing football at Texas A&M over the past three seasons. “I think college football Read More…

Browns Notes: Joe Haden doubtful for Sunday

Justin Gilbert

BEREA — Pro Bowl cornerback Joe Haden sat out practice for the second straight day with a hip injury, putting his availability in doubt for the Browns’ game Sunday against Pittsburgh. Undrafted rookie Robert Nelson and first-round pick Justin Gilbert continued to take reps with the starting defense, but coach Mike Pettine declined to speculate Read More…

Browns No. 1-ranked offensive line draws label of ‘football nerds’ from coaches

Ben Tate

BEREA — Joe Thomas, the seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle likely on his way to the Hall of Fame, has a master’s degree in hand and foot placement. John Greco, the journeyman right guard who’s found a home 75 miles northwest of where he grew up in Youngstown, stood in the middle of the locker Read More…