November 24, 2014

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Browns rookie Barkevious Mingo spends Friday night in hospital; Dion Lewis will have surgery on broken leg

Top draft choice Barkevious Mingo was kept at the Cleveland Clinic for a second night Friday so doctors could observe his bruised lung. Change-of-pace running back Dion Lewis will need surgery on his broken left fibula and could miss the season. Right … Read More…

Browns notes: Coach Rob Chudzinski says starters will play quarter Thursday vs. Rams

BEREA – Coach Rob Chudzinski has just about finished his plan for playing time for the preseason opener Thursday night against the St. Louis Rams at FirstEnergy Stadium. “We are going to play our starters, for the most part, for about a quarter,”… Read More…

Browns RB Dion Lewis has impressed coaches, gets chance with starters in Trent Richardson’s absence

BEREA – Dion Lewis is trying to gain the trust of his new coaching staff. Trust that he will pick up the blitz on third down. Trust that he’ll catch the ball. Trust that if No. 1 running back Trent Richardson gets dinged or needs a breather, the ba… Read More…

Undrafted free agent Josh Aubrey continues to impress, has real shot at roster spot

BEREA — Undrafted free agents are easy to dismiss in training camp. For most the NFL dream will die this summer when they are told to turn in their playbooks, so there’s no point in investing in them. Josh Aubrey has been impossible to ignore throu… Read More…

Browns: Right tackle Mitchell Schwartz not content with good rookie season, wants to keep getting better

BEREA — Browns right tackle Mitchell Schwartz recognizes his first NFL season was solid, but not spectacular. After breaking through the rookie wall, the 6-foot-5, 320-pounder plans on making his sophomore year much more successful. “There were tim… Read More…

Browns notes: Kickers dueling, but preseason games will likely decide winner

CLEVELAND — The kicker competition has been under way for a while, but won’t really get started until later in the week — the preseason begins Thursday when the Rams visit FirstEnergy Stadium. Veteran Shayne Graham and rookie Brandon Bogo… Read More…

Browns GM Michael Lombardi says new regime wants sustained success not quick fix

CANTON — Browns general manager Michael Lombardi stood in front of a dining hall packed with grizzled, frustrated fans at the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club event. Many of them have been watching the Browns longer than Lombardi has been alive. They don’t waste time. The first question after Lombardi’s monologue referenced the Read More…

Browns rookie Armonty Bryant apologizes, grateful to get yet another chance

BEREA – Armonty Bryant was worried his Browns career would be over before it began. He should’ve been. Following his arrest May 3 for driving under the influence in Ada, Okla., the Browns considered cutting ties with Bryant, the defensive end whom they drafted out of Division II East Central a week earlier in the Read More…

Browns Notes: Barkevious Mingo not hung up on weight, looks good in first practice

BEREA – Reporter: Do you think you’re skinny? Barkevious Mingo: A huge laugh, then an answer. “Naw, I think I’m just fine the way I am,” he said. Mingo’s weight has been a topic of discussion since he was drafted with the No. 6 pick. The volume was raised when he arrived in Cleveland with Read More…

Browns draft pick Armonty Bryant, who has past arrest for selling marijuana, hit with DUI

When Armonty Bryant was drafted by the Browns in the seventh round April 27, he was asked about an arrest in college for selling marijuana twice to an undercover officer. He said he would take advantage of his second chance and not let anyone down. Now, he’s hoping for a third chance. And rookie minicamp Read More…