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2 of a kind: Chubb, Hunt give Browns powerful backfield

Nov. 12, 2019 5:03 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Freddie Kitchens has struggled to make two star wide receivers happy. The Browns coach now has a pair of elite running backs to please as well. One football. Four playmakers. That's not necessarily a bad problem. With Kareem Hunt returning from his eight-game NFL suspension to join Nick...

Browns take step forward in strange, unpredictable season

Nov. 11, 2019 2:34 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — When the Browns finally reached the end zone after so many embarrassing, empty trips inside the red zone, they also re-discovered Rashard Higgins, their mysteriously lost wide receiver. Perversely perfect. This strange, unpredictable season had another weird moment. Desperate for a win,...

Front and center: Browns sign C Tretter to 3-year extension

Nov. 8, 2019 9:23 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — While they wait for quarterback Baker Mayfield to develop, the Browns are confident they have the right guy giving him the ball every play. Cleveland signed steady center JC Tretter to a three-year, $32.5 million contract extension on Friday, locking him up before he considered leaving as...

Safety Randall returns to practice with struggling Browns

Nov. 6, 2019 12:54 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns starting safety Damarious Randall has returned to practice after missing two games with a hamstring injury. Randall's return is significant because the struggling Browns (2-6) are thin at the position after releasing Jermaine Whitehead. The team cut Whitehead on Monday after he...

Pain, no gain: Browns stumbling in season sliding away

Nov. 4, 2019 6:18 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Odell Beckham Jr. wore clown-themed cleats that didn't conform to the NFL's fussy dress code. The footwear choice was fitting. The Browns are a three-ringed circus, their coach walking a tightrope. Cleveland dropped its fourth straight game Sunday, losing 24-19 to the Denver Browns, who...

With Allen, Broncos offense has the gambles Flacco craved

Nov. 4, 2019 3:57 PM EST

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — That's exactly what Joe Flacco was begging for from his play caller: Bravado. Aggression. Risks. Trickery. Only, Brandon Allen was the direct beneficiary, not Flacco. Rich Scangarello busted out all the elements expected of him when Broncos coach Vic Fangio plucked him off Kyle...

Allen leads Broncos past Browns 24-19 in first NFL start

Nov. 3, 2019 10:52 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Brandon Allen slept like a baby before jolting the Denver Broncos' sleepy offense. "Yeah, I slept fine," Allen said after leading the Broncos past the Cleveland Browns 24-19 Sunday in his NFL debut, 1,402 days after his last start at the University of Arkansas. Allen's numbers weren't...

Browns still sliding after sloppy, penalty-filled loss to NE

Oct. 28, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — With a chance to see how they stacked up against the NFL's best team and its unrivaled coach, the Browns and Freddie Kitchens flopped. Completely. Miserably. Inexplicably. They're not in the same league with the Patriots right now. Nowhere close. Three turnovers on three consecutive...