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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) is chased by Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Browns' Garrett practices, expected to play against Raiders

Oct. 30, 2020 3:24 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett's relentless pursuit of quarterbacks, sacks and awards won't be detoured this week. Cleveland's defensive standout practiced Friday after missing two days with an ankle injury and expects to play Sunday against the Las Vegas Raiders. “It’s doing all right....

FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Rashard Higgins (82) reaches for a pass as Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Darius Phillips (23) defends during an NFL football game in Cincinnati. The sure-handed wide receiver came in last week and made several clutch catches for the Browns after Odell Beckham Jr. got hurt. (AP Photo/Emilee Chinn, File)

WR Higgins grabs chance to play more for Browns with OBJ out

Oct. 30, 2020 3:08 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Even if Rashard Higgins was shown a shortcut, he probably wouldn't take it. The sure-handed wide receiver, who made several clutch plays — and his biggest and best catch as a pro — for the Browns last week in a win over Cincinnati after Odell Beckham Jr. got hurt, has run...

Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib (94) reacts after the Las Vegas Raiders lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker)

Mayfield, better Browns back home to face Raiders before bye

Oct. 29, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Back when he was a TV commentator and dubbed a quarterbacks guru, Raiders coach Jon Gruden dissected Baker Mayfield's game and decided he loved it. That hasn't changed. “The guy is an excellent quarterback,” Gruden said. That's still up for debate, but Mayfield, who has been...

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, right, is sacked by Cleveland Browns' Myles Garrett (95) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Browns' Myles Garrett idle for second day with ankle injury

Oct. 29, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Cleveland Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett was held out of practice for the second straight day with an ankle injury. Garrett, who leads the NFL with nine sacks, didn't practice Thursday as the Browns (5-2) continued to get ready for Sunday's game against the Las Vegas Raiders...

Cincinnati Bengals' Darius Phillips (23) intercepts a pass intended for Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. (13) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Better without Beckham? Stats say maybe; Mayfield disagrees

Oct. 28, 2020 4:08 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The numbers don't lie. Baker Mayfield has been a better quarterback for the Browns when Odell Beckham isn't around. The eyes don't deceive either. Mayfield lacked on-field chemistry over two seasons with Beckham, forcing passes to the speedy, sometimes needy, star wide receiver labeled a...

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) is chased by Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett (95) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Browns star, league sack leader Garrett not practicing

Oct. 28, 2020 1:05 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns defensive end Myles Garrett, the NFL's sacks leader, is not practicing Wednesday because of an ankle injury. Coach Kevin Stefanski gave few details about Garrett's condition, but said the team is being cautious as it prepares for this week's game against the Las Vegas Raiders....

Cleveland Browns' Donovan Peoples-Jones (11) celebrates his touchdown reception with Jarvis Landry (80) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Big loss: Browns take first steps without injured Beckham

Oct. 26, 2020 3:27 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns had finally figured out how to best use Odell Beckham Jr.'s unique skills. They're back at the drawing board now in Cleveland. Beckham won't be a distraction or a weapon for quarterback Baker Mayfield for the rest of 2020 — at least. His season's over, and if the Browns...

Cleveland Browns' Odell Beckham Jr. (13) is examined during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. Browns star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will miss the rest of the season after tearing a knee ligament during Sunday's 37-34 win at Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Beckham's season over, Browns star WR tears knee ligament

Oct. 26, 2020 12:44 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. was in a much better place emotionally and physically. This was going to be the season he changed minds. He was determined to make 2020 — and its many obstacles — a special year, re-establish himself as one of the NFL's best players and lead the Browns back...

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) talks with wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones after Peoples-Jones' touchdown reception during the second half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)

Hurting Mayfield, Browns score late, outduel Bengals 37-34

Oct. 25, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Baker Mayfield brushed aside all the outside noise about his dismal performance last week. Then, nursing sore ribs, he shut up all the critics. “What criticism? What are you talking about?” Mayfield quipped after throwing five touchdown passes and leading the Browns past the...

Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper (81) hurdles over Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Steven Nelson (22) while trying for more yards during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Browns TE Hooper undergoes appendectomy, out against Cincy

Oct. 23, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns will be without dependable tight end Austin Hooper for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals after he underwent an appendectomy. The team said Hooper, who signed a four-year, $42 million contract with Cleveland as a free agent this year, had the operation Friday at...