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D. Anderson, B. Edwards Participate in Browns' Practice

Quarterback Derek Anderson and wide receiver Braylon Edwards participated in the Cleveland Browns' practice today and, barring setbacks, should be in the lineup in Sunday's opener against the Dallas Cowboys. Anderson had been sidelined by a concussion. Edwards had been on the shelf since suffering a cut on his...

 

By Mark Maske | September 1, 2008; 06:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

B. Quinn Likely to Make Second Straight Start

Brady Quinn is likely to make his second straight preseason start at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns this week, with Derek Anderson sidelined by a concussion. Anderson made an appearance on the practice field Tuesday and did some throwing but did not participate in full team drills....

 

By Mark Maske | August 27, 2008; 12:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

D. Anderson's Concussion Makes B. Quinn Browns' Starter For Now

The concussion suffered by Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson during Monday night's loss to the New York Giants is said to be mild, but Anderson probably will miss at least a preseason game or two. Brady Quinn takes over as the starter for now. Kick returner Josh Cribbs reportedly...

 

By Mark Maske | August 20, 2008; 09:58 AM ET | Comments (1)

D. Anderson Has Concussion

Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson suffered a concussion and a bruised hand on the sack by New York Giants defensive end Osi Umenyiora that knocked him from Monday night's game at Giants Stadium. Brady Quinn took over for Anderson and would be in line to take over as the...

 

By Mark Maske | August 19, 2008; 10:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Possible Concussion For D. Anderson

The Cleveland Browns are being overrun tonight at Giants Stadium, and quarterback Derek Anderson has headed to the locker room to be checked for a possible concussion. Anderson left the game after being sacked by defensive end Osi Umenyiora and, after a brief stay on the sideline, walked to...

 

By Mark Maske | August 18, 2008; 09:18 PM ET | Comments (1)

B. Edwards Out of Hospital

Browns wide receiver Braylon Edwards was released from the Cleveland Clinic today. Edwards spent the night in hospital after suffering a cut on the back of his right leg that required stitches. He suffered the cut when fellow Browns wideout Donte' Stallworth stepped on the back of his foot...

 

By Mark Maske | August 10, 2008; 08:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Grant Bentley's Request to be Released

The Cleveland Browns released LeCharles Bentley at the center's request. Bentley missed the last two seasons after signing with the Browns. He suffered a knee injury and then underwent a series of operations and was plagued by a staph infection. He passed a physical this week and resumed practicing,...

 

By Mark Maske | June 11, 2008; 03:18 PM ET | Comments (3)

L. Bentley Practices With Browns

Center LeCharles Bentley practiced with the Cleveland Browns today. Bentley signed with the Browns before the 2006 season but hasn't played for them after injuring his knee at the outset of his first training camp with the team. He's been sidelined by a series of operations and a staph...

 

By Mark Maske | June 10, 2008; 02:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

GM Savage Gets Three-Year Extension in Cleveland

General Manager Phil Savage has signed a three-year contract extension with the Cleveland Browns, the team announced today. The deal runs through the 2012 season. Savage was hired by the Browns from the Baltimore Ravens' front office in January 2005 and has overseen a rebuilding project that resulted in...

 

By Mark Maske | May 2, 2008; 02:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Get Five Prime Time Games

The Cleveland Browns went 10-6 and just missed the AFC playoffs last season. They re-signed quarterback Derek Anderson this offseason. The NFL schedule-makers apparently expect the Browns to be good--and entertaining--next season. The Browns have five prime time games, including three Monday nighters. They're also scheduled to play a...

 

By Mark Maske | April 15, 2008; 07:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Extension Coming for Savage in Cleveland

The Cleveland Browns already have given Coach Romeo Crennel a contract extension on the heels of their 10-6 season. Up next is General Manager Phil Savage. Owner Randy Lerner said Tuesday, according to the Associated Press, that an extension with Savage should be completed soon. Crennel signed a two-year...

 

By Mark Maske | March 12, 2008; 09:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

S. Rogers Gets New Contract to Go With New Team

Defensive tackle Shaun Rogers agreed to a six-year, $42 million contract with the Cleveland Browns that includes $20 million in guaranteed money. The Browns obtained Rogers in a trade with the Detroit Lions on Friday after the Lions' near-deal to send the defensive tackle to the Cincinnati Bengals unraveled....

 

By Mark Maske | March 5, 2008; 03:24 PM ET | Comments (2)

D. Stallworth to Browns, B. Berrian to Vikings

Randy Moss remains unsigned but other wide receivers, including former New England Patriots teammate Donte' Stallworth, are finding teams. Stallworth has agreed to a deal with the Cleveland Browns. The Patriots made him a free agent by declining to pick up an option in his contract. Wideout Bernard Berrian,...

 

By Mark Maske | March 1, 2008; 07:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

New Contract For C. Williams

Defensive tackle Corey Williams is getting a new contract as part of the trade sending him from the Green Bay Packers to the Cleveland Browns. The longterm deal apparently will include about $18 million in guaranteed money for Williams, who'd been given the franchise player tag in Green Bay....

 

By Mark Maske | February 29, 2008; 10:37 AM ET | Comments (223)

Browns Reportedly Have Deal to Keep D. Anderson

The Cleveland Browns reportedly have agreed to a deal to retain quarterback Derek Anderson, a restricted free agent. The Associated Press reported that Anderson agreed to a multi-year contract to remain in Cleveland. The two sides had been discussing a three-year deal worth about $20 million. Anderson threw for...

 

By Mark Maske | February 29, 2008; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

J. Lewis Agrees to Deal With Browns

INDIANAPOLIS--Tailback Jamal Lewis agreed to a contract to remain with the Cleveland Browns. Lewis ran for 1,304 yards for the Browns this past season, his first in Cleveland after seven years with the Baltimore Ravens....

 

By Mark Maske | February 21, 2008; 04:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Expressing Optimism That New Deal With D. Anderson Will Get Done

Cleveland Browns General Manager Phil Savage is expressing confidence that the team will sign quarterback Derek Anderson to a new contract before he becomes a restricted free agent in nine days. "I have reason to think it will get done," Savage told WKYC-TV in Cleveland. Savage expressed similar sentiments...

 

By Mark Maske | February 20, 2008; 09:59 AM ET | Comments (1)

Crennel Reportedly Agrees to Extension With Browns

PHOENIX--The Cleveland Browns and their coach, Romeo Crennel, reportedly agreed Monday night to a two-year contract extension running through the 2011 season. The season began with Crennel's job security being questioned, but ended with him earning praise for his work as the Browns went 10-6 and just missed the...

 

By Mark Maske | January 29, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Plan to Extend Crennel's Contract

General Manager Phil Savage said at a news conference today that the Cleveland Browns plan to extend the contract of Coach Romeo Crennel. Crennel is three seasons into a five-year contract and led the Browns to a 10-6 record this season. He'd gone 10-22 in his first two seasons...

 

By Mark Maske | January 9, 2008; 03:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Keep Offensive Coordinator Off Head Coaching Market

The Baltimore Ravens lost a second head coaching candidate when the Cleveland Browns signed offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski to a two-year contract extension running through the 2011 season. The Browns previously had granted the Ravens permission to interview Chudzinski. Instead, Chudzinski joins New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels...

 

By Mark Maske | January 7, 2008; 07:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

Some Field Goals Could Be Subject to Replay Reviews in Future Seasons

The NFL's competition committee will study the issue this offseason of whether instant replay should be made available to review certain field goal attempts, a league spokesman said today. The committee's consideration will come in reaction to the bizarre ending of the Cleveland Browns' triumph Sunday over the Baltimore...

 

By Mark Maske | November 20, 2007; 10:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Keeping L. Bentley on Shelf

The Cleveland Browns announced that they're keeping center LeCharles Bentley on the physically unable to perform list all season. Bentley has undergone a series of knee operations since being hurt on the first day of training camp in the summer of 2006. "As we've said all along, we want...

 

By Mark Maske | November 6, 2007; 10:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Place T. Washington on IR

The Cleveland Browns placed veteran defensive tackle Ted Washington on the injured reserve list, ending his season. Washington began the season as a starter but had lost the job to Ethan Kelly, and the Browns indicated he'd been plagued by knee problems....

 

By Mark Maske | October 31, 2007; 09:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Winslow's Status Unclear Because of Partial Shoulder Dislocation

Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow suffered a partially dislocated left shoulder during Sunday's loss to the Oakland Raiders. It's unclear if Winslow will be able to play this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens, although he vowed to reporters Wednesday that he would play. Winslow didn't participate in the...

 

By Mark Maske | September 27, 2007; 09:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

D. Anderson, Not Quinn, to be Browns' Starter at Quarterback, For Now

The Cleveland Browns announced that Derek Anderson, not rookie Brady Quinn, will take over as their starting quarterback this week after today's trade of Charlie Frye to the Seattle Seahawks for a sixth-round draft choice. Quinn becomes the No. 2 quarterback for now. Ken Dorsey was signed to be...

 

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2007; 07:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Frye Trade Makes Sense for Both Browns, Seahawks

Today's trade of quarterback Charlie Frye from the Cleveland Browns to the Seattle Seahawks works for both teams. For the Browns, the path is now cleared for prized rookie Brady Quinn to take over as the starting quarterback. The first-round draft pick had a good preseason, and there were...

 

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2007; 04:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Agree to Trade C. Frye to Seahawks

The Cleveland Browns and Seattle Seahawks have agreed to a trade that will send quarterback Charlie Frye to Seattle. The Browns apparently receive a late-round draft pick in return. The move gives the Seahawks the backup quarterback they'd been seeking, and perhaps means that the Browns will turn to...

 

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2007; 01:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Quinn Could Get Starting Nod for Browns

The Cleveland Browns are contemplating a starting quarterback switch this week from Charlie Frye to prized rookie Brady Quinn. Quinn put himself in position to take over the job with an impressive preseason....

 

By Mark Maske | September 10, 2007; 11:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Crennel Reportedly Picks Frye as Browns' Starter

Coach Romeo Crennel reportedly told his Cleveland Browns players following Thursday night's preseason-ending triumph in Chicago that Charlie Frye will enter the regular season as the team's starting quarterback. Wide receiver Joe Jurevicius told the Canton Repository that "Charlie is our quarterback." Frye beats out fellow holdover Derek Anderson...

 

By Mark Maske | August 31, 2007; 08:45 AM ET | Comments (1)

Browns Use Physically Unable to Perform List to Delay Decision About L. Bentley

The Cleveland Browns placed center LeCharles Bentley on the physically unable to perform list, meaning that he will miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season before the team must make a decision about whether to allow him to begin practicing in hopes of playing this...

 

By Mark Maske | August 29, 2007; 10:37 AM ET | Comments (2)

Quinn Positioning Himself to be Browns' Starter--Maybe Not to Open the Season, But Not Too Longer After

Rookie quarterback Brady Quinn is playing well after his late arrival to training camp, but Cleveland Browns officials continue to say they don't expect him to be the team's starter at the outset of the regular season. Charlie Frye and Derek Anderson are competing for that job. But with...

 

By Mark Maske | August 26, 2007; 07:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

For Crennel and Browns, It's a Coin Flip Between Frye, Anderson

Romeo Crennel plans to use a highly advanced coaching method to pick the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback for tonight's preseason opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. He's going to flip a coin. At least that's what he told reporters late in the week. Charlie Frye and Derek Anderson are...

 

By Mark Maske | August 11, 2007; 09:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

More Bad Luck for Crennel, Browns

Romeo Crennel probably is coaching for his job this season in Cleveland, but he's having typical Browns' bad luck in training camp. First the team couldn't get a contract done quickly with agent Tom Condon for rookie quarterback Brady Quinn, dealing a setback to Quinn's progress. Then right tackle...

 

By Mark Maske | August 10, 2007; 09:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Browns' High-Priced Guard Hurting

High-priced guard Eric Steinbach suffered a sprained knee during a Cleveland Browns' practice this week. Steinbach hurt the knee during an indoor practice, and the Browns probably will be cautious after signing Steinbach to a seven-year, $49.5 million contract as a free agent this past offseason. Last summer, center...

 

By Mark Maske | August 9, 2007; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

B. Quinn, Browns Agree to Deal

Rookie quarterback Brady Quinn agreed to a five-year contract with the Cleveland Browns today, ending his absence from training camp. The deal is worth just more than $20 million and could pay Quinn, the second of the Browns' two selections in the first round of the NFL draft in...

 

By Mark Maske | August 7, 2007; 01:56 PM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Tackle Suspended By League for Violation of Steroid Policy

The NFL suspended Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Ryan Tucker for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league's policy on steroids and banned substances. "I didn't intend to compromise the integrity of the NFL [or] my team," Tucker said after the Browns' morning practice, according...

 

By Mark Maske | August 3, 2007; 02:10 PM ET | Comments (1)

Browns Restore Hope, But First There Are More Lumps to be Taken

Team-By-Team Offseason Roundup Cleveland Browns Players Released: Daylon McCutcheon, CB Terrelle Smith, FB Joe Andruzzi, G Free Agents Lost: Dennis Northcutt, WR Brian Russell, S Alvin McKinley, DT Nick Eason, DE Traded: Reuben Droughns, RB Traded For: Tim Carter, WR Free Agents Re-Signed: Lennie Friedman, C/G Free Agents Added:...

 

By Mark Maske | May 10, 2007; 01:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Tell Andruzzi He's Being Cut

The Cleveland Browns have told guard Joe Andruzzi that they plan to release him this week. Andruzzi has two seasons remaining on a four-year, $9 million contract. Offensive tackle Kevin Shaffer is trying to get the Browns to trade him after they used the third overall selection in the...

 

By Mark Maske | May 3, 2007; 09:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Complete Trade, Take B. Quinn

NEW YORK--The trade got done. The Cleveland Browns sent a second-round pick today (up from the third-rounder they originally offered) and their first-rounder next year to the Dallas Cowboys for the 22nd choice. The Browns selected Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn and, after taking Wisconsin left tackle Joe Thomas...

 

By Mark Maske | April 28, 2007; 04:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Trying to Trade Up For B. Quinn

NEW YORK--Brady Quinn's plummet might end right here. The Cleveland Browns are offering a third-round pick later today and next year's first-rounder to the Dallas Cowboys to try to move up from the second round and select Quinn, the Notre Dame quarterback....

 

By Mark Maske | April 28, 2007; 04:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

First Surprise: Browns Go With J. Thomas

NEW YORK--The draft's first mild surprise came when the Cleveland Browns used the third choice on Wisconsin left tackle Joe Thomas. Thomas was regarded as one of the draft's top five players but the Browns passed over Notre Dame quarterback Brady Quinn and Oklahoma tailback Adrian Peterson....

 

By Mark Maske | April 28, 2007; 12:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Intensifying Pursuit of T. Green

The Cleveland Browns reportedly are launching contract negotiations with Trent Green and his agent as a possible precursor to a trade for the Kansas City Chiefs' veteran quarterback. The Chiefs are attempting to trade Green after re-signing fellow quarterback Damon Huard to go with youngster Brodie Croyle. The Chiefs'...

 

By Mark Maske | April 6, 2007; 10:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Browns, Possibly Lions Joining Dolphins in T. Green Chase

The Cleveland Browns have entered the bidding for Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Trent Green. Both teams have confirmed publicly that trade talks have taken place. The Chiefs had been dealing mostly with the Miami Dolphins. Green apparently has agreed to a new contract with the Dolphins as a precursor...

 

By Mark Maske | March 30, 2007; 10:56 AM ET | Comments (1)

Bengals Decline to Match Browns' Offer to S. Smith

The Cincinnati Bengals announced they won't match the Cleveland Browns' offer sheet to defensive tackle Shaun Smith, a restricted free agent. Smith goes to the Browns for a four-year deal worth approximately $8 million. The Bengals don't receive any draft-pick compensation. Smith is the second defensive tackle added this...

 

By Mark Maske | March 16, 2007; 12:29 PM ET | Comments (1)

Browns Add R. Smith

The Cleveland Browns agreed to a four-year contract with free agent defensive tackle Robaire Smith, formerly of the Tennessee Titans. Smith was one of the better players left on the free agent market and gives the Browns a considerable upgrade on their defensive line. The Browns are to find...

 

By Mark Maske | March 15, 2007; 03:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Sign Bengals Lineman to Offer Sheet

The Cleveland Browns signed defensive tackle Shaun Smith, a restricted free agent from the Cincinnati Bengals, to an offer sheet. The Bengals have a week to decide whether to retain Smith by matching the Browns' offer. They would not receive draft-pick compensation if they allow Smith to go to...

 

By Mark Maske | March 9, 2007; 08:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Giants Trade for Droughns

The New York Giants, needing a running back to replace the retired Tiki Barber, obtained Reuben Droughns today in a trade with the Cleveland Browns. The Giants sent wide receiver Tim Carter to Cleveland for Droughns, who is likely to split time with Brandon Jacobs with the Giants. Droughns...

 

By Mark Maske | March 9, 2007; 04:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

J. Lewis to Browns, Ravens Zeroing In on McGahee

Tailback Jamal Lewis, released by the Baltimore Ravens last week, agreed to a one-year contract with the Cleveland Browns and the Ravens seem intent on replacing him by trading for the Buffalo Bills' Willis McGahee. The Ravens released Lewis a week ago but indicated they were interested in re-signing...

 

By Mark Maske | March 7, 2007; 09:40 PM ET | Comments (1)

Clements to Niners, Steinbach to Browns, A. Thomas to Patriots

Three of the best players available in free agency picked teams tonight as cornerback Nate Clements agreed to a record-setting contract with the San Francisco 49ers, guard Eric Steinbach picked the Cleveland Browns and linebacker Adalius Thomas chose the New England Patriots. Clements agreed to what an NFL source...

 

By Mark Maske | March 3, 2007; 12:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Keep Fraley

The Cleveland Browns re-signed center Hank Fraley to a four-year contract just before free agency began overnight. The Browns wanted to either re-sign Fraley or make a run at center Shaun O'Hara but O'Hara re-signed with the New York Giants earlier Thursday night....

 

By Mark Maske | March 2, 2007; 09:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Win Coin Flip for Third Pick in Draft

Who says the Cleveland Browns have only bad luck? The Browns won a coin toss with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today for the third overall selection in the NFL draft in April. The Buccaneers will pick fourth. The two clubs had identical 4-12 records and their opponents had the...

 

By Mark Maske | February 23, 2007; 02:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

Winslow's Knee Surgery More Extensive Than Originally Thought

The knee surgery that Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow underwent on Jan. 30 apparently was more extensive than was believed at the time. According to several reports, Winslow underwent microfracture surgery on his knee. Initially, it was thought he merely was having damaged cartilage repaired and scar tissue...

 

By Mark Maske | February 23, 2007; 07:25 AM ET | Comments (28)

L. Bentley Facing Another Surgery for Career-Threatening Knee Injury

Center LeCharles Bentley was one of the most coveted players on the NFL's unrestricted free agent market last offseason. He left the New Orleans Saints and signed a six-year, $36 million contract with the Cleveland Browns. But he still hasn't played for the Browns and it's possible his career...

 

By Mark Maske | February 20, 2007; 09:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Hire Chudzinski as Offensive Coordinator

The Cleveland Browns hired Rob Chudzinski as their offensive coordinator. He was the San Diego Chargers' tight ends coach the past two seasons and served as the Browns' tight ends coach before that....

 

By Mark Maske | January 20, 2007; 08:01 PM ET | Comments (1)

Lerner Pondering Crennel's Fate

Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner apparently plans to participate in a series of organizational meetings before deciding whether to retain Romeo Crennel as the team's coach. The Browns have gone 10-22 in two seasons under Crennel, the former Super Bowl-winning defensive coordinator for the New England Patriots. If Crennel...

 

By Mark Maske | January 2, 2007; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dorsey to Start at QB for Browns

Ken Dorsey is to be the starting quarterback for the Cleveland Browns this weekend, with Charlie Frye and Derek Anderson both hurt. The Browns signed Lang Campbell, who's been with them the past two training camps, as their backup....

 

By Mark Maske | December 27, 2006; 09:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Probably Will Go With Anderson Again at QB

Derek Anderson appears likely to start again at quarterback for the Cleveland Browns this weekend against the Baltimore Ravens. Charlie Frye remains unable to practice because of an ailing wrist....

 

By Mark Maske | December 14, 2006; 12:25 PM ET | Comments (2)

D. Anderson Appears Set to Start for Browns Against Steelers

Cleveland Browns quarterback Charlie Frye didn't participate in today's practice because of a bruised right wrist. It seems likely that second-year backup Derek Anderson, who engineered Sunday's overtime triumph over the Kansas City Chiefs, will make his first NFL start Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers....

 

By Mark Maske | December 5, 2006; 10:03 PM ET | Comments (1)

Browns Say Tucker Is Battling Unspecified Mental Disorder

The Cleveland Browns announced today that right tackle Ryan Tucker won't play again this season because of an unspecified mental illness. The Browns placed Tucker on the reserve-nonfootball injury list this week. Club physician Anthony Miniaci said in a written statement released by the team today that the Browns...

 

By Mark Maske | December 1, 2006; 05:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Savage Says Crennel Won't Be Fired

Cleveland Browns General Manager Phil Savage told reporters today that he supports Coach Romeo Crennel and Crennel will keep his job next season. Savage said during a news conference at the team's headquarters in Berea, Ohio, that Crennel has "total support" from Savage and Browns owner Randy Lerner. "Romeo...

 

By Mark Maske | November 30, 2006; 09:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Status of Browns Right Tackle Uncertain Because of Illness

Starting right tackle Ryan Tucker was absent from the Cleveland Browns on Monday and Wednesday. The team has indicated only that Tucker is ill, refusing to provide specifics. He played in last Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos but didn't finish the game....

 

By Mark Maske | October 26, 2006; 11:36 AM ET | Comments (5)

Browns Call Carthon's Departure a Resignation

The Cleveland Browns announced the departure of offensive coordinator Maurice Carthon today as a resignation by Carthon that the team had accepted. People around the league said that Carthon had been fired Monday, and that's how the transaction was depicted in several reports....

 

By Mark Maske | October 24, 2006; 11:41 AM ET | Comments (7)

Browns Fire Offensive Coordinator Carthon

The Cleveland Browns fired offensive coordinator Maurice Carthon. He is the third offensive coordinator to be fired league-wide this season, following the Baltimore Ravens' Jim Fassel and the Arizona Cardinals' Keith Rowen. The move came one game after Coach Romeo Crennel had said following the team's bye week that...

 

By Mark Maske | October 24, 2006; 05:41 AM ET | Comments (0)

Browns CB Baxter Done for Season After Injuring Both Knees

Cleveland Browns cornerback Gary Baxter suffered torn patellar tendons in both his knees during Sunday's loss to the Denver Broncos. Baxter is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday and will be sidelined for the remainder of the season. Browns Coach Romeo Crennel said during a news conference today that Baxter...

 

By Mark Maske | October 23, 2006; 02:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Offensive Coordinators Taking the Fall

Offensive coordinators are the scapegoats for struggling teams this season. Baltimore Ravens Coach Brian Billick fired his friend, Jim Fassel, on Tuesday after the Ravens' second straight loss Sunday. Arizona Cardinals Coach Dennis Green ousted Keith Rowen on the heels of the club's Monday night meltdown against the Chicago...

 

By Mark Maske | October 18, 2006; 10:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

Crennel to Keep Closer Eye on Browns' Offense

Cleveland Browns Coach Romeo Crennel decided during his team's bye week not to fire offensive coordinator Maurice Carthon. But Crennel has not given Carthon a complete vote of confidence, instead saying that he will take a more active role in overseeing the offense even though his expertise is on...

 

By Mark Maske | October 18, 2006; 09:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Winslow Expected to Rejoin Browns Wednesday After Brother's Funeral

Tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. is expected to rejoin the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday after attending his younger brother's funeral today in Kansas City, Mo. Justin K.B. Winslow reportedly was found unconscious on Thursday and was taken to a hospital but could not be revived. A cause of death...

 

By Mark Maske | October 17, 2006; 07:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Crennel Tells Winslow To Stop Airing Complaints Publicly

Cleveland Browns Coach Romeo Crennel met with tight end Kellen Winslow after Winslow criticized the club's offensive play-calling Monday. Crennel told reporters today that he's in charge and if Winslow has any problems, he should seek to have them addressed internally. Winslow declined to speak to reporters today. On...

 

By Mark Maske | September 20, 2006; 10:07 PM ET | Comments (3)

Browns Place CB McCutcheon on IR

The Cleveland Browns placed cornerback Daylon McCutcheon on the injured reserve list today because of a knee injury, ending his season....

 

By Mark Maske | September 19, 2006; 08:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Jurevicius Out 4-6 Weeks

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Joe Jurevicius is to be sidelined four to six weeks because of broken ribs....

 

By Mark Maske | September 12, 2006; 02:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Volek Bound for Chargers or Browns?

There is talk around the league that Tennessee Titans quarterback Billy Volek could be traded to the San Diego Chargers or Cleveland Browns. The Titans drafted Vince Young in April and just signed veteran Kerry Collins. Volek is the starter, for now, but Collins might take over as soon...

 

By Mark Maske | August 31, 2006; 02:59 PM ET | Comments (5)

Good Help (at Center) Is Hard to Find, But Browns Keep Trying

The Cleveland Browns keep trying to find help at center. Today they traded a conditional draft choice next year to the Chicago Bears for Lennie Friedman. Friedman has made 32 starts at center or guard in seven seasons for the Denver Broncos, Washington Redskins and Bears. The Browns lost...

 

By Mark Maske | August 24, 2006; 04:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Edwards Could Make Return to Browns' Lineup Saturday

It's possible that wide receiver Braylon Edwards will get his first playing time of this exhibition season when the Cleveland Browns play Saturday at Buffalo. Edwards is working his way back from the torn knee ligament that cut short his rookie season last year....

 

By Mark Maske | August 24, 2006; 01:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Browns' Center Woes Worsen

If anyone can figure out a way to field an offense without a center, notify the Cleveland Browns. They probably would consider it at this point. The position wasn't supposed to be a headache for Coach Romeo Crennel after the Browns signed free agent LeCharles Bentley in March to...

 

By Mark Maske | August 16, 2006; 08:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Winslow Makes Return

How eager was Kellen Winslow for the preseason to get started? The Cleveland Browns' third-year tight end walked to midfield in full uniform two hours before kickoff Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field, while other players were dressed in warmup gear. Winslow had two catches in the Browns' loss...

 

By Mark Maske | August 11, 2006; 08:30 AM ET | Comments (2)

Browns Losing Another Center With Hallen Retiring

Cleveland Browns center Bob Hallen has decided to retire, an NFL source said this morning. An announcement likely will be made today. Hallen abruptly left the team this week because of what Coach Romeo Crennel said were medical and personal issues. He had been plagued by back problems in...

 

By Mark Maske | August 11, 2006; 08:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

Browns Have Center Issues

The Cleveland Browns are down to their third center after placing Bob Hallen on their exempt-left squad list today. Coach Romeo Crennel told reporters that Hallen had left the team for personal and medical reasons and might retire. Cleveland lost its starting center, LeCharles Bentley, to a season-ending knee...

 

By Mark Maske | August 8, 2006; 11:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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