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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5 days ago  |  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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9 days ago  |  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...
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11 days ago  |  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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13 days ago  |  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...
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13 days ago  |  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...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Haden will sit out the Browns final preseason game

Browns star cornerback Joe Haden will miss their final preseason game this Thursday as he rests a sore foot. #Browns CB Joe Haden (sore foot) will sit out Thursday preseason finale, back for opener. CB Buster Skrine (thumb surgery) aiming for opener — Mary Kay Cabot (@MaryKayCabot) August 24, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: ...
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23 days ago  |  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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24 days ago  |  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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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Buster Skrine reportedly underwent thumb surgery

According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan,  Browns cornerback Buster Skrine underwent thumb surgery. #Browns CB Buster Skrine had thumb surgery, source said. On track to play Week One at #Steelers. — Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) August 18, 2014 var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Bills, Browns, Cardinals, Giants, & Raiders

  Bills LT Cordy Glenn has been cleared for team drills. (Joe Buscaglia) Browns CB Buster Skrine underwent thumb surgery, but is on track to play Week 1. (Adam Caplan) Cardinals DE Darnell Dockett was carted off the practice field Monday with a right knee injury. (Craig Morton) Former first-round pick G Jonathan Cooper appears to be having trouble trusting his healed leg...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns announce inactives for second preseason game

From the Browns: The following Browns have been ruled out and will not travel to Washington for tomorrow night's game against the Redskins: OL Michael Bowie (shoulder), DL Desmond Bryant (wrist), DB Pierre Desir (knee), LB Darius Eubanks (shoulder), OL Randall Harris (knee), DB T.J. Heath (hip), LB Eric Martin (concussion), LB Keith Pough (ankle), DB Buster Skrine (thumb), DB...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns notebook: Gordon back, Johnson trying to impress, Skrine out

BEREA, Ohio -- The Browns wide receiving corps has been in flux for much of the off-season and into training camp. The Browns top three wide receivers in 2013 on paper were Josh Gordon, Greg Little and Davone Bess. Two of the three for sure are gone and possibly all three, if Gordon is suspended for the season. The Browns didn't draft a wide receiver and signed veterans Miles...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Browns, Dolphins, Eagles, Patriots & Raiders

  Browns HC Mike Pettine mentioned that wrist surgery for DE Desmond Bryant remains a possibility, but he is expected to get a second opinion. (Nate Ulrich) CB Buster Skrine left Friday’s practice with a thumb injury. (Mary Kay Cabot) Dolphins There hasn’t been “significant improvement” between QB Ryan Tannehill and WR Mike Wallace in regarding to their chemistry....
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns Position Preview: Defensive Backs

The Cleveland Browns are set to begin a 2014 season pegged with excitement and a restored sense of hope surrounding the franchise. The Browns have employed a new sense of toughness and attitude behind head coach Mike Pettine. Will the new changes finally bring winning ways, or will this season fall in line with the continuing disappointment in recent years? There is only one way...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

WFNY’s State of the Browns: Special Teams

Training Camp is in its second week and the preseason is just a couple of days away. To this point, we have gone through every position in the WFNY’s State of the Browns series. The last group we will look at in this weekly look is the special teams. The special teams unit is a very important group and could be a difference maker in any game. Last season, the team had an average...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Defenders Wearing Boxing Gloves In Practice To Prevent Holding

BEREA, Ohio — The Browns are ready to rumble. To prepare for the NFL’s crackdown on defensive holding this season, the team is making its cornerbacks and safeties wear boxing gloves during training camp practices. The smaller, mittenlike gloves — used by kickboxers and in mixed martial arts — are meant to deter players from latching onto jerseys of wide receivers, an allowable...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Browns have some veteran confidence… Training Camp Notes 7.27.14

Sunday’s camp practice was kind of boring. I’ve been to enough of these now that I think I can get a sense of when the intensity is at a pitch and when it’s not. Maybe Day 1 was something of an energy dump, like a fighter who punches himself out in the first round and day two was a bit more relaxed, but the intensity just wasn’t totally there. It’s early though, so I...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

WFNY’s State of the Browns: Cornerbacks

Browns training camp begins on Saturday and the excitement is starting to build. The Browns have made huge news on and off the field. The team had many holes to fill going into the offseason. One of the biggest flaws on the team was the cornerback position. They had a top corner in Joe Haden, but after him there was not much talent and depth in the group. Cornerbacks are a huge importance...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns Projected Defensive Depth Chart

#491723289 / gettyimages.com The offensive moves for this off-season of the Cleveland Browns have been more publicized, with the addition of RB Ben Tate and of course QB Johnny Manziel. However, the best work of this offseason may have been on the defensive side. Not only did the Browns draft CB Justin Gilbert #8. but also signed 2 proven veterans in S Donte Whitner and LB Karlos...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Quotable Monday: Special teams are stacked in Cleveland

Chris Tabor is the Special Teams coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, and has been for the past few seasons. So he knows what he’s talking about when he says that the Browns’ current special teams roster is stacked: “I’m excited about it. In my three years here, going into my fourth, I think this is probably the first year where we’ve had multiple guys. We’re always...
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June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns’ Leon McFadden prepares for battle at cornerback

Now Browns cornerback Leon McFadden knows how Buster Skrine feels. The Browns’ former regime drafted McFadden in the third round out of San Diego State in 2013 to challenge cornerback Skrine. A groin injury in training camp kept McFadden from challenging Skrine. He missed the first two preseason games in 2013 before returning in the third preseason game against the Indianapolis...
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June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Gilbert will have every opportunity to win starting job in Cleveland

According to the Akron Beason-Journal.  rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert will have every oppuruntiy to win a starting job with the Browns. So far, incumbent starter Buster Skrine has worked with the first unit, and he will fight to delay Gilbert’s inevitable promotion. Still, O’Neil has conceded the obvious — Gilbert will “get every opportunity to win” the No. 2 cornerback...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns are hoping Justin Gilbert starts opposite Joe Haden

Buster Skrine the small school corner has been taking all the reps at #2 cornerback spot, but the team is hoping first round draft pick Justin Gilbert can take over. Defensive Coordinator Jim O’Neil has made it clear that Gilbert will get “every opportunity to win” the No. 2 job, because the team wants to […] The post Browns are hoping Justin Gilbert starts opposite Joe Haden...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Browns wrap Mini-Camp: What to watch for as Offseason continues

The Cleveland Browns are ready to ditch the helmets, shorts and T-shirts. The Browns wrapped up their mandatory minicamp on Thursday and gave way to the closest thing to a summer break for NFL players. Veterans will depart from Berea and go home. Rookies will remain in the Cleveland area for about two more weeks doing some classroom work, making appearances in the community and taking...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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