Six Key Players the Browns Must Re-Sign This Offseason

With eight months until kickoff, all eyes will be on Ray Farmer and the Browns front office to see what moves will be made to keep the Browns heading in the right direction. As free agency rapidly approaches, some major pieces in this Browns core could be putting on a jersey representing a different city next year. In order for the Browns to avoid another explosion in the front office...
Via Pro Football Spot
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WFNY’s 2014 Cleveland Browns Position Review: Cornerbacks

Over the next many weeks, I will be reviewing and discussing the performance of the 2014 Cleveland Browns position by position. It was a tough season for the Cleveland Browns, falling in five straight games to end the season at 7-9. The team showed some glimpses of promise and some other areas of concern. So lets get to it! In the 2014 season, the Cleveland Browns’ cornerback group...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Haden officially inactive against Panthers; Cam Newton set to play

The last time Buster Skrine was forced to cover a 6-foot-5-inch rookie wide receiver for an entire contest, Tampa Bay’s Mike Evans tallied seven catches for 124 yards and two touchdowns. This Sunday, Skrine will be tasked with covering Carolina’s 6-foot-5-inch rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin as the Browns’ lockdown cornerback Joe Haden is officially inactive with a shoulder...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The D Shuts Down Cincy: Browns Film Room

The Cleveland Browns are in first place after beating the Cincinnati Bengals on national television last Thursday. The Browns completely dominated the Bengals, beating them 24-3. Their defense played in what may have very well been their best game of the season, forcing four Cincinnati turnovers. The unit was able to hold the Bengals’ offense to just 165 total yards in the game...
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November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Week 10 Winners and Losers

NFL pregame shows are the best, aren’t they? You have a handful of broadcast personalities surrounded by a bunch of former players, executives and coaches in oversized topcoats, discussing a game that’s about to take place though readily admitting that they have yet to watch a specific team play. Not long before former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner picks (along with the rest of...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Behind the Box Score

The Cleveland Browns moved to 5-3 on the season with their Week 9 narrow defeat of Tampa Bay. Mike Pettine’s bunch played strong defense once again and benefited from momentum changing plays on special teams as well as timely throws from Brian Hoyer to pull out the “W”. It wasn’t always pretty, but after the win Cleveland finds themselves right in the middle of the AFC...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bucs WR Mike Evans turning into rare hit for Lovie Smith and Jason Licht

TAMPA, Fla. -- There's room to nitpick Mike Evans pushing off against cornerback Buster Skrine on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' final drive Sunday. Don't do it. Avoid the temptation. There was too much good from the rookie wide receiver to see it all receive the Wite-Out treatment because of a late penalty that wiped away a first down. The sequence turned a manageable fourth-and-1 into...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns vs. Buccaneers: Tweets of the Game – First Half

It’s the Browns and the Buccaneers and the Browns need to win this game. Things only get more difficult and all Browns fans hope that the team’s offensive line can improve. The unit won’t have it easy against the Buccaneers and Gerald McCoy. Will the Browns be able to score touchdowns this week? Will their defense continue their improved play over the last few weeks? We must...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Defenders Dig Dog Bone Charms As Reward For High Performance

Cleveland coaches developed an interesting way to reward defensive players who “Play like a Brown” this season. The Browns’ defensive staff gave players spiked dog collars before the season and reward them with dog bone charms every time they get interceptions, sacks or simply show strong effort during a play. While it sounds like a rewards system a first-grade teacher might...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Week 6 Winners and Losers

Having spent a bunch of time with some extended family in the days leading up to Sunday afternoon, I received a slew of small talk inquiries—”So, whatcha think?” they would ask, the context being universally understood. Did I think the Cleveland Browns had a chance in their impending game against the Pittsburgh Steelers? Call me pessimistic, but I didn’t quite understand...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns lead Steelers 21-3 at the half – Tweets of the game

In lieu of an in-depth first half recap, I decided I’d catalog some of the best Tweets as the action happened. I’ll keep this updated throughout and have a game recap when it’s all over. 1st Quarter Steelers vs. Browns brings out all the stars. Here’s Dustin Fox who apparently found “Papa John” Schnatter. Cleveland, Papa John is in you. http://t.co/AyEiIRQTp6 — Eric...
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October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 5 Film Room: The Defense

The Cleveland Browns had another late-game comeback win this past Sunday versus the Tennessee Titans. It was a game of two halfs for the defense. Just like the opener against Pittsburgh, the Browns defense played horrible in the first half, but stood strong in the second half shutting out Charlie Whitehurst and the Titans. So what was the difference between the first half defense...
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October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns secondary, Buster Skrine didn’t have a good day against Titans

The Cleveland Browns defensive secondary has struggled so far this season. Early on, I thought it had more to do with the pass rush not working and opposing quarterbacks having too much time. It also didn’t help that the first three quarterbacks the Browns faced this year — Roethlisberger, Flacco and Brees — are all guys who have won Super Bowls. Yet again though, on Sunday...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Week 5 Winners and Losers

Holy Crap. Like, seriously—Holy. Crap. This Cleveland Browns unit has been the tale of two halves all season long, but there has been nothing like what they did on Sunday. The first 24 minutes of football looked like some of the most embarrassing play the orange and brown have managed to muster in quite some time. The second 24, well, with many thanks to Charlie Whitehurst and...
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October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Titans QB Locker hurts right hand vs. Browns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Titans quarterback Jake Locker has hurt his right hand in the second quarter against the Cleveland Browns, and he is questionable to return. Locker went to the locker room with a team doctor after being hit high on a blitz by Browns cornerback Buster Skrine. Charlie Whitehurst replaced him and threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Kendall Wright for a 21-3 lead...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker Nearly Takes a Browns' Butt to the Face

Whenever you have a quarterback return to the lineup after being out with an injury it is only natural that the defense is going to come after him with reckless abandon in hopes of rattling him in case he's not 100 percent healthy yet. So it should come as no surprise that the Cleveland Browns are really pressing Titans QB Jake Locker.However, what they are using to come after him...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

5 reasons the New Orleans Saints could lose in Cleveland

The Saints are coming off a rough loss to the Falcons in Atlanta, and although on paper a matchup against the Browns seems like the perfect remedy to return to .500 they do have to travel up to Ohio – which makes things interesting. Here are five pit-falls that could cost the Saints a second game. 5.) The Browns’ secondary is elite   Cornerback Joe Haden is up there with the...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 1 Inactives: Browns vs Steelers

The defensve line is a deep unit for the Browns, but they lose a little of that depth for their week one match-up with the Steelers. John Hughes (hamstring) is still not ready to return to action and will not dress for the game. Additionally, Desmond Bryant (wrist) was listed as doubtful on Cleveland’s injury report and he will not play against the Steelers. Other inactives include...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Steelers kickoff 2014 season with date against rival Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns @ Pittburgh Steelers Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Sunday, September 7, 2014 1p.m. (ET) Key Matchup Markus Wheaton vs. Buster Skrine. That might seem like a odd key match-up. After all, Steelers receiver Antonio Brown and Cleveland corner Joe Haden are Pro Bowlers and currently among the best at their respective positions. But that’s probably why the Wheaton...
Via cover32 - Steelers
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Injury Report: DE Desmond Bryant Unable To Practice Wednesday

The Cleveland Browns have now released their first participation injury report for the upcoming game Sunday at Heinz Field against the Pittsburgh Steelers . Practicing fully Wednesday were cornerback Pierre Desir (knee), cornerback Joe Haden (foot), cornerback Buster Skrine (thumb), linebacker Eric Martin (concussion) and long snapper Christian Yount (shoulder). Defensive lineman...
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September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

X's and O's: Markus Wheaton vs. Buster Skrine/Justin Gilbert

Heading into the Pittsburgh Steelers Sept. 7 home opener against the Cleveland Browns, all eyes are on the young, rebuilt defense, led by impressive rookie linebacker Ryan Shazier and stalwart Lawrence Timmons in the middle.While you wouldn't be wrong to focus on the play of the defense, you'd be remiss to overlook the growth on offense, especially at the X receiver spot opposite...
Via Pro Football Spot
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns release initial depth chart for season opener

BEREA, Ohio - The first regular-season Cleveland Browns depth chart offered few surprises. Now that the roster is down to the regular-season size of 53, there really wasn't much intrigue, either. At positions of note, the Browns listed Craig Robertson as the starter at inside linebacker ahead of rookie Christian Kirksey and Buster Skrine as the starter at cornerback over rookie first...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

What to watch in Browns preseason finale

CLEVELAND - The best thing that's happened to the Cleveland Browns in two weeks is coach Mike Pettine getting word from the medical staff that cornerback Buster Skrine should be cleared from his thumb surgery in time to play in the Sept. 7 season opener. Seriously. The Browns have been bad on the field. Off the field, Thursday brought the official verdict that Josh Gordon is suspended...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns continue ugly preseason against Rams

The first string offense finally scored a touchdown in the third preseason game. It came with less than a minute left in the first half, after the Rams scored the first 20 points in the game. Hoyer threw a five yard touchdown pass to Andrew Hawkins which was set-up by a long kick-off return by Marlon Moore. Hoyer was ten-for-sixteen for 84 yards, a touchdown and an interception....
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August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Injury Update: Buster Skrine may need surgery

Cleveland Browns cornerback Buster Skrine could need surgery on his thumb, however the team is optimistic that he’ll be available by the start of the regular season. #452777833 / gettyimages.comOn Friday, Skrine left the practice and remained sidelined during Saturday’s drills.“I’m not sure how long he’ll be, but we think he should be available for the opener,” Head Coach...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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