Posted September 16, 2012 on AP on Fox
Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita is playing for the first time since his three-game bounty suspension was temporarily overturned on appeal. Fujita practiced last week, showing he was recovered from a leg injury in training camp. He sat out an opening loss to the Eagles. The Browns are short-handed at cornerback against the Bengals on Sunday. Joe Haden is serving the first of his four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Sheldon Brown was out of the starting lineup with an injured shoulder, replaced by Buster Skrine. The Bengals start undrafted linebacker Vontaze Burfict in place of the injured Thomas Howard, out for the season with a torn knee ligament suffered last week in practice. Defensive end Carlos Dunlap (knee) and running back Bernard Scott (hand) are inactive.

Browns DB Sheldon Brown was Active to Keep Streak Alive

Cleveland Browns veteran cornerback Sheldon Brown was active on Sunday, playing one play, which kept his consecutive games played streak in tact at 162. Missing most of the week’s practices due to a shoulder injury, Brown did not start in Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals; second-year cornerback Buster Skrine drew coverage opposite of Dimitiri Patterson. Taking up one...

Despite improved offense, Browns lose to Bengals 34-27

The Browns ran into a Bengals team with some good offensive playmakers, and ultimately couldn’t stay out of their own way to win it. The three big storylines of the Browns game today will be special teams, replacement defensive backs and penalties even though it could have been Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson. Unfortunately, the Browns weren’t able to overcome their mistakes...

NFL News: Scott Fujita Speaks Out About Replacement Refs

Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita played his first game of the season Sunday, and today decided to voice his displeasure about the replacement officials working the games. Fujita is a member of the NFLPA’s executive committee, and was part of the negotiations for the current CBA. [Related: What happened on D'Qwell Jackson's unnecessary roughness penalty]

Browns secondary can't stop Bengals

CINCINNATI -- The Cleveland Browns had a good defensive game in the opener -- and lost. Then they had a good offensive game in the second week -- and lost. Which brings up the question: Is a loss easier to take when the losing team looks good? Or are the Browns, at this point of a season, playing just well enough to lose? Sunday in Cincinnati, the Browns got record-breaking rookie...

NFL News: Browns Fujita Not Named in Bounty Affidavit

Cleveland Browns linebacker Scott Fujita may be one step closer to having his name cleared in the New Orleans Saints bounty-based scandal that has permeated his life for the last several months. Per CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora, former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, in a signed affidavit turned over to the NFL as it prepared for its meeting with suspended “Bountygate”...

Browns’ Young Secondary Still Has Potential Despite Rough Day

There’s no other way to say it than to say that the young guys were overwhelmed yesterday. Trevin Wade got torched. Buster Skrine seemed overmatched and chasing. Eric Hagg played pedestrian when he wasn’t giving up his own touchdown. Look, it’s difficult to lose your top two cornerbacks in between week one and week two of an NFL season. No matter how much planning you do to...

Week 3: Bills, Browns matchup

Buffalo at Cleveland Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at Cleveland Browns Stadium, Cleveland - TV: CBS; DirecTV: 708 *TV announcers: Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein *Keys to the game: The Browns zero in on hemming in Bills RB C.J. Spiller, who brings an average of over 10 yards per carry (29 carries, 292 yards) into the game, and take their chances with QB Ryan Fitzpatrick. The Bills needed...

Browns To Start Skrine, Patterson At Corner; Week 2 Inactives Announced

The Browns released their inactive list for this afternoon’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals in Paul Brown Stadium. Quarterback Thaddeus Lewis, running back Brandon Jackson, wide receiver Jordan Norwood, offensive lineman Oniel Cousins, linebackers James-Michael Johnson and Tank Carder, and safety and special teamer Ray Ventrone will not be on the active roster today. It appears...

Browns' Jackson off to a fast start

BEREA Despite the Browns being winless in two games, team captain DQwell Jackson is off to arguably the best start of his seventh NFL season. He had a career best three sacks against the Bengals, three QB hurries, two tackles for loss, as well as an interception. Jackson has an interception in each game, as well as a fumble recovery to go with his eight tackles. Jackson didnt know...

The Cleveland Browns: Ten observations from the Browns vs Bengals game

  Brandon Weeden played like a 28 year old 1st round draft pick, and that’s a compliment. He broke rookie QB passing records, and that list includes Bernie Kosar, Brian Sipe, Otto Graham and Eric Zeier to bring the list and the accomplishment back to reality. I was one of the biggest screamers that if he did not improve he would have to get yanked by week 6.  After a 26-37...

Dalton throws 3 TDs, Bengals beat Browns 34-27

Not even a breakout game by Cleveland's rookie playmakers could change the outcome of Ohio's intrastate series. Adam ''Pacman'' Jones returned Cleveland's first punt 81 yards for a touchdown Sunday, and Andy Dalton matched his career high with three touchdown passes, leading the Cincinnati Bengals to a 34-27 victory in their one-sided rivalry. The Bengals... Pick ‘Em Contest Week 2 Picks

Week 2 has arrived and the picks are in, Matt, Dave and Jeremy have jumped out to an early lead, but how long will they stay on top. Here are the games we’ll be picking for this week. Week 2 Bears v Packers/Browns v Bengals/Ravens v Eagles/Saints v Panthers/ Lions v 49ers/Broncos v Falcons   James Packers Their offense can’t be stagnant forever, and for my fantasy team James...

Five Keys: Week Two Postmortem

Well, despite the ongoing defensive deficiencies (and boy are there), the Bengals did manage to win the game on Sunday, and that feels a heck of a lot better than last week. Still, there are glaring problems on the defense.  Ironically, the defense was supposed to carry the offense, but Sunday it was the offense staying working hard to stay one step ahead because the defense was...
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