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So who is the backup for the backup?
As Scott told us today, Thad Lewis, recently called up from the practice squad, got the first team reps today in Berea. That’s right. Not Brandon Weeden with a bum shoulder. Not Colt McCoy, also with a bum shoulder. Thaddeus Lewis. Just a reminder, Lewis is a 25-year-old from Duke with a much-heralded arm and some decent athletic ability. He’s been with the Browns since Pat Shurmur arrived having originally been with the Rams via undrafted free agency in 2010.
Although not the exact same scenario, this reminded me of another season-ending game against Pittsburgh when the Browns had no healthy quarterbacks left and signed Bruce Gradkowski to play. Obviously this is a bit different because Thad Lewis has been with the Browns, played with them in pre-season and has been in practice all year. Regardless, let’s take a trip down memory lane and remember what that final day of the NFL season was like.
First of all, the Cleveland Browns lost that game 31...
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Taddeus Lewis could go from playing with the practice squad to starting in an NFL game in just a week’s time. With shoulder injuries being sustained by both Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy, it was the recently added Lewis who is taking first-team snaps during practice heading into the Browns’ Week 17 tilt against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
On Christmas Eve, the Browns announced...
The Browns will finish off the 2012 season against the Steelers this Sunday in Pittsburgh. After the game ends, we will not have to wait long to see Pat Shurmur fired. Tom Heckert should follow him out the door shortly after. And with that, the Haslam and Banner era of Cleveland Browns football will begin.Rumors are already running wild about how the Browns will hire as their...
It’s going to be the toughest game to predict all year in all likelihood. The Browns and Steelers don’t have anything to play for but pride and paychecks. The teams are a mystery right now at least on the Browns’ side of the equation as Brandon Weeden, Trent Richardson and even Colt McCoy are questionable at best and out in all probability. It could be the last game as a member...
The season is about to end for the Browns, and usually that means change is next.
Two weeks ago, Cleveland still had a chance to make the playoffs. But two straight lopsided losses and a slew of injuries have placed the Browns in a familiar predicament as they prepare for Sunday's season finale at Pittsburgh. Coach Pat Shurmur is likely to be replaced next week, and new owner...
Browns quarterbacks Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy are not practicing again because of shoulder injuries.
Coach Pat Shurmur said both remain sidelined as Cleveland prepares for Sunday's season finale against Pittsburgh. Weeden and McCoy were hurt last week against Denver. Third-stringer Thad Lewis took all the snaps with the Browns' first-team offense in practice on Wednesday...
BEREA If running back Trent Richardson is unable to play Sunday, it will be Montario Hardestys chance to start his first game of the season.
Richardson injured his ankle near the end of the game and left Denver in a walking boot. Pat Shurmur hasnt ruled Richardson out, but he has yet to practice this week and is listed as doubtful.
Richardson is just 50 yards shy of hitting the...
BEREA, Ohio (AP) -- Josh Cribbs has apologized for his profane tweet following the Cleveland Browns' latest loss.
Cribbs said Wednesday that he was mad at himself for muffing a punt, angry that it contributed to a 34-12 setback in Denver, then enraged when he got several derogatory messages.
He responded Sunday by sending out:
"See all the negativity on twitter after I gave...
Most anyone who has listened to sports talk radio in Cleveland is familiar with Hiram. I know him on Twitter now too and decided I wanted to talk to him a little bit about what drives him to call so much. How he arrives at his thoughts on the Browns and why he can be so aggressive attacking local hosts. After following him for a while I find him to be a different kind of thinker...
The Cleveland Browns continued their practice preparations on Thursday for the Sunday season finale at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers and their daily injury report is now out.
Cornerback Sheldon Brown (head, foot), tight end Jordan Cameron (head), quarterback Colt McCoy (right shoulder), running back Trent Richardson (ankle) and quarterback Brandon Weeden (right shoulder...
The Cleveland Browns are down to their third-string quarterback.
With both Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy missing practice Wednesday due to right shoulder injuries, Thad Lewis took first-team snaps in practice. Elevated from the practice squad on Monday, Lewis could make his NFL debut in Pittsburgh on Sunday.
The Browns also signed free agent quarterback Josh Johnson, who spent...
On Wednesday, the Cleveland Browns signed QB Josh Johnson to their roster but rookie QB Thad Lewis could get the start this week when the Cleveland Browns play their season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The moves by the Browns were made necessary with Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy both nursing shoulder injuries sustained last Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Neither quarterback...
Third-string quarterback Thad Lewis is one day closer to starting for the Browns.
With Brandon Weeden and Colt McCoy not practicing again because of right shoulder injuries, Lewis worked with Cleveland's first-team offense on Thursday as the Browns prepared for Sunday's season finale against Pittsburgh.
Weeden and McCoy were hurt last week against Denver, and although...
Jimmy Haslam and Joe Banner were Photoshopped into the 2012 Cleveland Browns team photo at his direction. Not only is that a true statement, but Haslam chronicled it on the new documentary TV show, “Road Tested,” about the Cleveland Browns.
Last night’s episode handled the Browns’ losses to the Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos. The losing isn’t what’s important...
Browns third-string quarterback Thaddeus Lewis took reps with the starters today because rookie Brandon Weeden (sprained throwing shoulder) and Colt McCoy (sore throwing shoulder) did not practice today.
If neither Weeden nor McCoy can play Sunday, Lewis would start for the Browns (5-10) in their season finale against the Pittsburgh Steelers (7-8) at Heinz Field. Lewis, who has...