Are the Browns “the new Raiders?”

Matt Williamson Hot Fire

ESPN is talking about NFL free agency thus far and the Cleveland Browns appear at the bottom of the list with a big fat letter grade “D.” Mike Sando, Bill Polian, Louis Riddick, Field Yates and former Browns scout Matt Williamson discussed free agency to this point for many teams, but Williamson’s quotes are the

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Browns tender Gipson, Robertson, Kitchen and Bademosi

Craig Robertson Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns have tendered qualifying offers to defensive back Johnson Bademosi, safety Tashaun Gipson, defensive lineman Ishmaa’ily Kitchen and linebacker Craig Robertson. Both Robertson and Gipson have reportedly been handed a second-round tenders to the tune $2.356 million. A few highlights on the players involved: • Bademosi has led the Browns in special-team tackles in

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Cleveland defensive backs headline PFF’s All-AFC North Team

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A startling lack of play-makers would lend itself to the Cleveland Browns being left off of any AFC North lists, but the trenches and the defense graded out incredibly well for Pro Football Focus and their All-AFC North team. While Joe Thomas was an interesting omission on the offensive side of the ball, rookie guard

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WFNY’s 2014 Cleveland Browns Position Review: Safeties

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Starting last week, I have been 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

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Joe Thomas Voted First-Team All Pro

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Cleveland Browns left tackle Joe Thomas was voted to the Associated Press 2014 All-Pro first team. Thomas received 22 of 50 possible votes, placing second to the Dallas Cowboys’ Tyron Smith, who got 35 votes. This marks the fifth time that Thomas has been voted All-Pro first team, most among this season’s All-Pros. Thomas played all

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A whole slew of Cleveland Browns finished first in Pro Bowl fan voting

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The fans have spoken. While Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers led all vote-getters, and Houston Texans’ defensive dynamo JJ Watt led all defenders, several members of the Cleveland Browns were ranked No. 1 in their respective positions. Perrenial Pro Bowler Joe Thomas leads the pack on the offensive side of the ball, but is joined by another

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Karlos Dansby doesn’t get cleared for Week 15

Karlos Dansby Cleveland Browns

As recent as Sunday morning, Cleveland Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby thought he could be one of the active members of his team as they host the division-leading Cincinnati Bengals. Alas, the defensive captain will be in street clothes once again, having suffered an MCL sprain in the Week 11 loss to the Houston Texans. Dansby

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My Cleveland Sportsman of the Year: Tashaun Gipson

Tashaun Gipson Cleveland Browns

Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year is an annual must-read. Sadly, that the national recognition rarely has anything to do with the teams or individuals whom we cover. In turn, WFNY will soon announce its choice for 2014’s Cleveland Sportsman of the Year. Here’s one of the nominations for that honor by an WFNY writer.

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Justin Gilbert a surprise inactive for Week 13

Justin Gilbert Cleveland Browns

As if losing free safety Tashaun Gipson was not enough of a blow to the Cleveland Browns secondary, the team will also be without rookie cornerback Justin Gilbert (illness) as they pay visit to the Buffalo Bills during the Week 13. The eighth-overall selection in the 2014 NFL Draft was playing well as of late,

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Solid run defense, shutdown coverage, and the amazing Joel Bitonio- Film Room

Justin Gilbert Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns bounced back after a tough loss to the Houston Texans by coming from behind to beat the Atlanta Falcons on a last-second field goal. It was a sloppy game for the Browns, but the team remained calm and came back to win the game with just under a minute to go. The

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Tashaun Gipson’s loss leaves a big gap in the Browns defense

Tashaun Gipson Cleveland Browns

The Cleveland Browns have had many injuries on the defensive side of the ball this season, but none may be bigger than the loss of free safety Tashaun Gipson. Amidst this Sunday’s win over the Atlanta Falcons, Gipson injured his MCL and possibly the PCL, according to head coach Mike Pettine. The injury occurred early in the

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Tashaun Gipson and Jadeveon Clowney both active for Sunday’s game

Tashaun Gipson Cleveland Browns

Cleveland Browns safety Tashaun Gipson and Houston Texans rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney are among the notable players on the active list for Sunday’s game in Cleveland. After being sidelined most of the week with a concussion, Gipson is active and will start. The NFL’s leader with six interceptions, he suffered the concussion in last Thursday’s

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Arian Foster out against Browns on Sunday; Phil Taylor to IR

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As the snow continues to pummel the city of Cleveland, injury news for the Browns’ Week 11 tilt against the Houston Texans continues to pile up. One of the more discussed injuries heading into Sunday has been Houston running back Arian Foster who has been officially listed as out for the afternoon. There was early-week optimism

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Tashaun Gipson being evaluated for concussion

Tashaun Gipson Cleveland Browns

Safety Tashaun Gipson has been a true playmaker for the Browns defense with six interceptions so far this season. But his availability for this week’s game versus the Houston Texans could be in question. Head coach Mike Pettine announced today that Gipson has been suffering from headaches since the win versus the Cincinnati Bengals last

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Cleveland Browns vs. Oakland Raiders: Behind the Box Score

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The Cleveland Browns rebounded from their sleepwalk in Jacksonville to knock off the Raiders 23-13 at home on Sunday. The game was a bore through the first three quarters as the teams traded punts and field goals, but Brian Hoyer found Andrew Hawkins in the end zone late in the third quarter to wake up FirstEnergy Stadium and

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Watch Matt Schaub throw a trick play interception to the Browns

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Matt Schaub didn’t start the day at quarterback for the Raiders, but Matt Schaub still found a way to throw an interception. On a long field goal attempt, the Raiders moved into trick play formation that put Matt Schaub in deep shotgun. He fumbled the snap, seemed disoriented and put it up for grabs. Tashaun

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WFNY’s State of the Browns: Safeties

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Browns Training Camp is now in full swing. The team is in the process of installing Mike Pettine’s new defensive scheme. He wants his defense to be physical and tough in order to compete in the AFC North. In order to do so, the Browns added several players who fit this qualification, one of which

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