BEREA — The Browns were bundled up Monday as they came back from the bye, but the blustery practice conditions couldn’t take the bounce from their step.
Buoyed by their win over the Ravens on Nov. 3 and Baltimore’s overtime win against Cincinnati on Sunday, Cleveland’s players were bubbling over the possibilities of the next seven …Read More
The Browns are 4-5 at the bye, their best record through nine games since they were 5-4 in 2007. For those who guessed a 7-9 finish in the preseason, the Browns are right on schedule.
No one, however, could’ve predicted the route they traveled to arrive at 4-5.
Running back Trent Richardson and quarterback Brandon Weeden …Read More
BEREA — Fullback Chris Ogbonnaya proudly calls himself “one of the utility guys” on the Browns’ offense, along with tight ends Gary Barnidge and MarQueis Gray.
Going forward, though, Ogbonnaya will have a much more defined role.
Cleveland coach Rob Chudzinski and offensive coordinator Norv Turner both indicated they plan on giving the 6-foot, 225-pounder more carries …Read More
BEREA — Receiver Greg Little isn’t remorseful about his pair of 15-yard penalties Sunday in a win over the Baltimore Ravens. He justified his actions by claiming self-defense.
“He was choking me,” Little said Wednesday, referring to Ravens safety James Ihedigbo. “There’s a thin line between football and just morals, and I’m not going to let …Read More
BEREA — Coach Rob Chudzinski should’ve known better. Scheduling Michael Irvin to talk for 45 minutes is like trying to squeeze a yard into a foot.
It’s not going to happen.
Irvin went an extra 35 minutes in his speech to Browns players Wednesday, delaying the final practice before the players broke for a four-day weekend. No …Read More
BEREA — Browns quarterback Jason Campbell will turn 32 on New Year’s Eve, but he believes he is playing the best football of his nine-year NFL career.
“I think I’m there, and I just feel like I’m in a different place as far as where my mindset is,” Campbell said Tuesday following practice. “I was having …Read More
BEREA — Browns rookie offensive lineman Garrett Gilkey believes his calling in life is to help prevent bullying while supporting other victims. He shares his story at schools, churches and youth groups to spread the message of perseverance and protection.
“I was booed in front of the entire school during the recognition of being on the …Read More
CLEVELAND — Ravens rookie fullback Kyle Juszczyk lived out another one of his dreams on Sunday afternoon.
Juszczyk was on the field for every special teams snap during Baltimore’s 24-18 loss to the Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium, marking the first time the Cloverleaf graduate has played in an NFL game in his home state.
“I …Read More
CLEVELAND — All victories count as one, but some are more special.
This was one of those extra-special wins.
The Browns beat the Ravens 24-18 Sunday night at FirstEnergy Stadium. They entered the bye week with a celebration, feeling of …Read More
BEREA — The Browns defense has allowed 31 points each in back-to-back losses.
It was at its worst in the fourth quarter, stopped forcing turnovers and continued to struggle on third down. The tackling was subpar against the Packers on Sunday.
Coordinator Ray Horton’s confidence remains at an all-time high.
“We’ve been evolving as a defense …Read More