November 25, 2015

Mostly sunny

Browns update: Colt McCoy hangs tough as Cleveland leads 21-13 at halftime

CLEVELAND – The second quarter wasn’t pretty, but the Browns went into halftime with a 21-13 lead over the Lions.
Nine penalties were called in the second quarter – after seven in the first – as the Browns outscored Detroit 14-3 to take the lead.
Colt McCoy overcame drops, penalties and inconsistent protection to go 10-for-18 for […] Read More…

Browns update: Lions lead 10-7 after 1st quarter

CLEVELAND – The efficient offense that debuted last week was missing for the Browns in the first quarter Friday night at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The Browns trailed the Detroit Lions 10-7 after a quarter.
Cleveland’s first-team offense scored two touchdowns on three possessions last week in a win over Green Bay to open the preseason.
Quarterback Colt […] Read More…

Browns: RBs Peyton Hillis, Montario Hardesty out for tonight’s game

CLEVELAND – The Browns will be without running backs Peyton Hillis and Montario Hardesty for the preseason game against the Detroit Lions tonight at 7:30 at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
Hardesty practiced in full pads all week – the first time since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament last preseason – but he’s inactive as the Browns continue […] Read More…

Coach Pat Shurmur opens Browns career with victory

CLEVELAND – Browns coach Pat Shurmur couldn’t have asked for much more Saturday night at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
Quarterback Colt McCoy looked like an old pro in Shurmur’s new West Coast Offense, and the first-team offense scored two touchdowns in three possessions, exiting with a lead.
Rookie defensive linemen Phil Taylor and Jabaal Sheard made plays in […] Read More…

Browns beat Packers 27-17 in preseason opener

CLEVELAND – Pat Shurmur’s debut as Browns coach was a success.
The Browns beat the Super Bowl champion Packers 27-17 Saturday night at Cleveland Browns Stadium in the preseason opener.
The Browns trailed 17-14 at halftime but rallied behind their backups.
Jeff Wolfert kicked a 46-yard field goal with 10:09 left in the third quarter to tie it. […] Read More…

Browns update: Packers lead 17-14 at halftime; Colt McCoy looks good

CLEVELAND – Colt McCoy made the most of his playing time Saturday night in Cleveland’s preseason opener.
The second-year quarterback played three series and led two touchdown drives. He left after one drive in the second quarter with a 14-7 lead.
The Packers rallied against the Browns backups to take a 17-14 lead into halftime.
McCoy went 9-for-10 […] Read More…

Browns, Packers tied at 7 after 1st quarter

CLEVELAND – The preseason started shakily for the Browns on Saturday night. In Pat Shurmur’s debut as a head coach, the Browns had to use a timeout before the first snap because they had 12 defenders on the field.
They quickly recovered, and were tied with the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers 7-7 after the […] Read More…

Browns pregame notes: WR Carlton Mitchell has finger surgery, inactive for game

CLEVELAND — A few pregame notes before the Browns open the preseason Saturday night against the Green Bay Packers at Cleveland Browns Stadium.
** Receiver Carlton Mitchell had finger surgery Friday and was inactive for the game Saturday. He practiced Thursday and was not on the injury report provided by Shurmur.
The team didn’t give a timetable […] Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns’ final pick is Nebraska safety Eric Hagg

BEREA — The Browns concluded their draft Saturday night by taking Nebraska safety Eric Hagg with the 248th pick.
Hagg (6-foot-1 1/2, 209 pounds) was an All-Big 12 pick after five interceptions and 49 tackles as a senior. He was named team MVP and won the character award.
He started the majority of games his final three […] Read More…

NFL Draft: Browns trade up, take Pitt tackle Jason Pinkston

BEREA — The Browns started the draft with a trade, and they all but finished it with one.
The Browns traded their two sixth-round picks (Nos. 168 and 170) to Minnesota to get the 150th pick and take Pittsburgh tackle Jason Pinkston (6-foot-3, 317 pounds). He played left tackle for the Panthers but is expected to […] Read More…