December 19, 2014

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Browns QB Johnny Manziel said he tried to avoid fight, blames ‘very intoxicated, very aggressive’ person

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BEREA — Johnny Manziel was done for the night and an elevator ride from being in his apartment. He had let his guard down. “As I was waiting for my elevator, I was approached by what has been made out to be a fan,” Manziel said Friday. “This was a very intoxicated, very aggressive person Read More…

Buffalo’s Sammy Watkins has no hard feelings against Browns

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BEREA — Mike Pettine was certain the Browns were going to draft Sammy Watkins. The Clemson wide receiver also was convinced he was coming to Cleveland. The Buffalo Bills, however, had other ideas — and made an offer the Browns couldn’t refuse. Buffalo acquired the No. 4 overall pick in the NFL Draft, which it Read More…

Gordon says he felt alienated

Scott Petrak The Gazette BEREA — Brian Hoyer’s faith in Josh Gordon on the field is obvious. In Gordon’s return Sunday from a 10-game drug suspension, Hoyer targeted him 16 times, including twice on interceptions. The trust isn’t confined to gameday. “We welcomed him back with open arms,” Hoyer said Wednesday. “Not just because of Read More…

Whitner, several Bills exchange war of words

Brian Dulik The Gazette BEREA — Browns safety Donte Whitner spent his first five NFL seasons in Buffalo, but did not leave on good terms. Four years later, his relationship with Bills fans — and former teammates — is even worse thanks to a Twitter war of words over the summer. The Cleveland native tweeted, Read More…

Scott Petrak: Hey, Browns fans, it’s OK to talk playoffs

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Coach Mike Pettine was right Monday when he said it’s too soon for the Browns to start studying the standings. It’s not too early for the rest of us. With five games left, the Browns (7-4) are smack-dab in the middle of the AFC playoff picture. Only three teams have a better record — New Read More…

Browns QB Johnny Manziel allegedly involved in fight early Saturday morning

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Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel didn’t leave the sideline Sunday, but was back in the news Monday. Manziel was involved in an altercation at about 2:30 Saturday morning at The 9 in downtown Cleveland. The alleged victim’s account to the police claimed “Johnny Football and his entourage” assaulted him in a brawl by the elevators, Read More…

Browns Notes: Safety Tashaun Gipson to miss rest of regular season with knee injury

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Free safety Tashaun Gipson is likely done for the regular season with a torn right medial collateral ligament. It’s yet to be determined if the Browns will keep him on the roster in the hopes he can return if they make the playoffs. The Browns (7-4) haven’t qualified for the postseason since 2002. “The timing Read More…

Browns coach Mike Pettine, WR Andrew Hawkins never lost faith in QB Brian Hoyer

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As Brian Hoyer chastised himself Sunday night for his two fourth-quarter interceptions, coach Mike Pettine and his team celebrated their quarterback’s comeback. Hoyer regrouped mentally and completed four straight passes for 61 yards to set up Billy Cundiff for the winning 37-yard field goal in the 26-24 victory over Atlanta. “I don’t think there’s ever Read More…

Brian Hoyer leads Browns to last-second win over Falcons

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ATLANTA — Brian Hoyer was reeling. He had just thrown his second careless interception of the fourth quarter with the Browns trying to hang onto the lead. His face showed the disappointment and disgust in himself. Things only got worse when Matt Bryant made a 53-yard field goal with 44 seconds left to give the Read More…

Josh Gordon — and Browns — enjoy his return

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ATLANTA — Josh Gordon knows how to make an entrance. He just has to work on eliminating the messy exits. Gordon returned from a 10-game suspension and had perhaps the largest impact Sunday in the Browns’ 26-24 last-second win. He led the team with eight catches and 120 yards and was targeted 16 times by Read More…