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AFC North Spin cycle: Bengals primed to rally?

Posted Nov. 12, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Bengals started the second half with a huge win. Now, can they make a run? We explore in the AFC North "Spin cycle."

Browns can't afford communication issues on offense

Posted Nov. 11, 2012 @ 3:59 p.m. ET
With so much riding on the next seven games for the Browns, getting plays to QB Brandon Weeden quickly enough is a must for the offense.

Shurmur belongs in Cleveland until end of season

Posted Nov. 08, 2012 @ 1:05 p.m. ET
While the firing of Browns coach Pat Shurmur may be warranted, Jimmy Haslam needs to exercise restraint and wait until the end of the season to make a move.

AFC North Spin cycle: Ravens, Steelers separating from pack

Posted Nov. 05, 2012 @ 1:12 p.m. ET
At the season's midpoint, it's business as usual in the AFC North.

Ravens beat Browns for 10th consecutive time

Posted Nov. 04, 2012 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Joe Flacco threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Torrey Smith with 4:26 left as the Ravens beat Cleveland 25-15.

Key matchup: Browns running game vs. Ravens run defense

Posted Nov. 03, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
If the Ravens want to sweep the season series with Cleveland, they will need to be stronger against the run than they have been of late. 

Richardson living up to expectations in Cleveland

Posted Nov. 01, 2012 @ 1:39 p.m. ET
When the Browns selected Trent Richardson third overall in April's draft, it was done with games like last Sunday’s in mind.

Richardson has toughed it out for Browns

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 6:08 p.m. ET
The Browns' Week 10 bye figures to aid RB Trent Richardson, who has played through injury for a good deal of the season. 

AFC North Spin cycle: Here comes Pittsburgh

Posted Oct. 29, 2012 @ 1:55 p.m. ET
Here come the Steelers. And hey, look, the Browns won! We recap how the two AFC North teams in action fared in Week Eight. 

Richardson, Browns hand Chargers third straight loss

Posted Oct. 28, 2012 @ 4:46 p.m. ET
Rookie Trent Richardson rushed for 122 yards and scored a touchdown, leading the Browns to a soggy, wind-whipped 7-6 win over the Chargers on Sunday.

Pat Shurmur's seat getting warmer by the day

Posted Oct. 25, 2012 @ 12:13 p.m. ET
Browns head coach Pat Shurmur did himself no favors when he elected to punt on 4th-and-1 late in the Week Seven loss to the Colts.

Browns place LB Fujita on I.R.

Posted Oct. 24, 2012 @ 12:09 p.m. ET
The Browns placed LB Scott Fujita on injured reserve, head coach Pat Shurmur told reporters Wednesday.

Holmgren: "We did not win enough games"

Posted Oct. 23, 2012 @ 7:35 p.m. ET
The coaching itch never completely left Mike Holmgren, who will walk away from the Browns feeling mostly dissatisfied and unfulfilled.

Browns place OLG Pinkston on I.R.

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
The Browns placed OLG Jason Pinkston on injured reserve and signed OL Jarrod Shaw to the active roster.

AFC North Spin cycle: Steelers impressive in key win

Posted Oct. 22, 2012 @ 1:51 p.m. ET
The Steelers, in a much-needed strong performance, won at Cincinnati and took a step forward. The rest of the AFC North? Not so much. 

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Lewis, Dion (RB)

Posted April 11, 2013 @ 11:20 a.m.
The Browns have acquired Lewis from the Philadelphia Eagles in a trade for linebacker Emmanuel Acho.
Lewis played 24 games in two seasons with the Eagles, who selected him in the fifth round in 2011. He rushed for 171 yards on 36 carries and scored two touchdowns. The 5-foot-8, 195-pound Lewis also returned kickoffs for Philadelphia as a rookie and will likely be a candidate to take over those duties for Cleveland. Lewis averaged 21.6 yards on 31 kickoff returns in 2011.

Nelson, David (WR)

Posted April 08, 2013 @ 8:30 p.m.
The Browns signed Nelson to a one-year contract Monday.
Nelson, who played three seasons for Buffalo, is coming off a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered in last season's opener. The 6-foot-5, 214-pounder started 17 games for the Bills, who signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Nelson had 94 catches for 1,042 yards and eight touchdowns with the Bills. In 2011, he was second on the club in catches (61) and receiving yards (658). He also had five TDs.

Campbell, Jason (QB)

Posted March 26, 2013 @ 9:23 p.m.
The Browns signed Campbell to a two-year contract on Tuesday, bringing him to provide competition for fellow quarterback Brandon Weeden.
A first round pick by the Redskins in 2005, Campbell has started 77 games and thrown 76 touchdown passes in eight seasons. Weeden's starting spot might not be completely assured after an up-and-down rookie season.

Barnes, Kevin (CB)

Posted March 25, 2013 @ 5:16 p.m.
The Cleveland Browns signed Barnes to a one-year contract. Barnes has played in 31 career NFL games for Washington and Detroit.
He was drafted by the Redskins in the third round in 2009 and played in 15 games. In 2011, he recorded a career-high 26 tackles and two interceptions in 15 games. He was traded to the Lions last year and played in two games before he was waived on Sept. 18.

Richardson, Trent (RB)

Posted March 23, 2013 @ 8:36 p.m.
Richardson has been sued by two women who say they were assaulted at his home last year. A lawyer for Krystal Jones of Maple Heights and Kathleen Hunter of Cleveland says the lawsuit was filed Friday in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court. A Browns spokesman declined to comment. Richardson's agent didn't immediately comment.
The complaint, obtained by the Plain Dealer of Cleveland, says the women were invited to Richardson's Columbia Station house in December but soon asked to leave. It says Richardson then cursed the women for "slamming a door" and "disrespecting his house." The lawsuit says Richardson banged on Jones' vehicle, causing damage. It says Richardson then urged his girlfriend and two other women, also named in the lawsuit, to attack the plaintiffs.

Bryant, Desmond (DT)

Posted March 14, 2013 @ 3:23 p.m.
Browns defensive lineman Desmond Bryant has apologized for his arrest last month, saying the incident was a "mistake" and that "it's really not the kind of person that I am." Bryant, who played for Oakland last season, signed a five-year, $34 million free agent contract on Tuesday with Cleveland.
The 6-foot-6, 311-pounder was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief, and his police mugshot went viral on the internet. Bryant said he's moved on from the incident, and Browns CEO Joe Banner said the team has no concerns about Bryant's character.

Ogbonnaya, Chris (RB)

Posted March 14, 2013 @ 11:31 a.m.
The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with running back Chris Ogbonnaya on a two-year contract. Ogbonnaya was signed by the Browns in 2011 and started four games. Cleveland has three running backs under contract: Richardson, Ogbonnaya and Montario Hardesty.
Ogbonnaya made one start and played in 15 games last season, usually replacing Trent Richardson on third down. He finished with 24 receptions for 187 yards and gained 30 yards on eight carries. He made a career-high six receptions for 73 receiving yards in a win at Cincinnati, and had a career-long 54-yard reception against the New York Giants.

Barnidge, Gary (TE)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 5:34 p.m.
Barnidge signed with the Cleveland Browns on Wednesday.
Barnidge's decision came one day after the Panthers, his former team, re-signed their other backup tight end Ben Hartsock.

Davis, Kellen (TE)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 12:07 p.m.
The Chicago Bears have released Davis.
The Bears announced the move Wednesday, one day after signing versatile tight end Martellus Bennett away from the New York Giants. Davis appeared in all 80 games with 35 starts over five seasons for the Bears. He had 47 receptions for 529 yards and 11 touchdowns. In two playoff games, he had two catches for 42 yards and a TD.

Groves, Quentin (LB)

Posted March 13, 2013 @ 10:34 a.m.
The Cleveland Browns continued a spending spree to upgrade their defense in free agency, signing former Arizona linebacker Quentin Groves to a two-year, $2.8 million contract on Wednesday.
Groves is the third defensive player signed already by the Browns, who agreed to terms with linebacker Paul Kruger and lineman Desmond Bryant on Tuesday. The Browns entered free agency $47.4 million under the salary cap and have so far been among the NFL's most aggressive teams.

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