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CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Browns' defense got a whole lot bigger, and a whole lot healthier.
Massive tackle Phil Taylor was activated Friday from the physically-unable-to-perform list and will play Sunday against Baltimore.
It will be Taylor's season debut after missing Cleveland's first eight games after undergoing surgery on a torn chest muscle he hurt lifting weights in May. The 335-pounder practiced all week and coach Pat Shurmur said Friday that Taylor's "ready to go" against the Ravens. Taylor's return will help offset the loss of underrated tackle Ahtyba Rubin, who will miss his second game in a row with a calf injury.
A first-round pick in 2011, Taylor made 16 starts as a rookie in 2011 and made 59 tackles and four sacks. The Browns have missed his size inside, where they've had to use rookies Billy Winn and John Hughes.
"It's great to have Phil back," defensive coordinator Dick Jauron said. "As of now, he'll certainly...
BEST OF MAXIM
Browns fans are trying to convince me that I was wrong to say they were going to win 0-2 games. The fact is, this is not a good team. Maybe they win 5 games, it doesn't matter. They don't have enough talent on this roster to make a playoff run anytime in the future.
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We definitely feel like [we've closed the gap within the AFC North]. We feel like we were in the division [games], but we were just a couple plays off. Now that we’ve beat Cincinnati and we’re coming off of this last week’s win, we just feel like there’s no reason why we can’t keep these wins coming. They’re a beatable team, they’re really talented though not to...
15 Years ago, the dilapidated Cleveland Stadium -- former home of the Browns and Indians -- was demolished. Though Cleveland was without a football team for a bit, it's since been replaced by Progressive Field and Cleveland Browns Stadium -- shiny new-age facilities featuring all the amenities you'd expect.
After the demolition, pieces of the stadium were...
Being a woman of the generation when girls were only permitted to play touch football if their male friends invited them to be on the team, I've never played tackle football. I can only imagine the pain the players must feel after a 60-minute game of hits that are rougher than some car accidents.
As a nurse, I know all that hitting produces intense inflammation, and with it...
Hurricane Sandy may have crippled the Eastern Seaboard, but it looks like Cleveland had to deal with an odd situation caused by the "superstorm".
Sandy caused bits and pieces of the old Cleveland Municipal Stadium to be thrown out of Lake Erie and wash ashore in nearby Bratenahl, Ohio.
Why was the wreckage of the stadium in Lake Erie you ask? Simple. When the former...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Brandon Weeden had his trigger finger ready.
While relaxing at home Tuesday night, Cleveland's rookie quarterback was reviewing the Sept. 27 game against Baltimore on his iPad when he came to that fateful moment in the third quarter.
With the Browns trailing just 16-10 and driving for a potential go-ahead touchdown, Weeden hung a third-down pass toward the...
Showcasing personal style on the gridiron is not an option for NFL players. Even a slight alteration to their team uniform, such as a cleat color change, can result in a football fashion-related fine. Off-the-field, players have free reign when it comes to their sartorial decisions. In the NFL, the competition extends off-the-field as guys vie for best-dressed honors. Cleveland...
Not in a long time can I remember this much talk between teams heading into a game as there has been leading up to this Sunday’s match-up between the Browns and Ravens. Trent Richardson is going to exchange jerseys with Ray Rice. The Browns think they’re a different team than the one that lost on Thursday night. Trent Richardson is the hardest player to tackle in the league according...
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Nov 1, 2012 8:20 PM
For the Browns:
Did not participate: DB Dmitri Patterson (ankle), DL Athyba Rubin (calf) and DL Brian Sanford (knee)
Limited participation: LB D’Qwell Jackson (foot/toe), DL Juqua Parker (undisclosed), RB Trent Richardson (chest/rib), DB Ray Ventrone (hand/calf) and DB T.J. Ward (hand/shoulder)
Full participation: DB Johnson Bademosi (hip), DB Tashaun Gipson (knee), DL John Hughes...
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Might we be able to go streaking?
A win against the Ravens today would give the Browns an honest-to-God win streak AND they’ll have won two-in-a-row within the division.
While I’m not super duper confident heading into this game, there is some reason for optimism. The Browns played the Ravens fairly well in Baltimore (without Joe Haden), Phil Taylor is making his season debut...