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Browns Suspend WR Gordon

Browns Suspend WR Gordon Matt Sullivan/Getty Images(CLEVELAND, OH) -- The Cleveland Browns has suspended Josh Gordon for the regular season finale against the Baltimore Ravens. Gordon was placed on the reserve/suspended list Saturday after missing a team walkthrough. Before the latest suspension, Gordon missed the first 11 games of the season after testing positive for marijuana under the NFL's substance abuse policy. He struggled to acclimate to the new offense in Cleveland and posted 24 catches for 303 touchdowns, with no touchdowns.   In a corresponding move, the team promoted wide receiver Phil Bates from the practice squad. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Browns’ QB Johnny Manziel Admits He Needs Take Job More Seriously

Browns’ QB Johnny Manziel Admits He Needs Take Job More Seriously Elsa/Getty Images(BEREA, Ohio) -- With Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel's rookie season over, he admits that this year has taught him he needs to put in more time to become a successful player in the NFL. Manziel struggled mightily in limited action this season, including his one and only start where he completed just 10 of 18 passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns. "It's been a year of growing up for me," Manziel said. "It's a job for me now. I have to take it a lot more seriously than maybe I did at first." A hamstring injury in Week 16 against the Carolina Panthers will keep him out this Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. Manziel came into the NFL with plenty of hype, but failed to live up to it. He seems to know the root of his struggles. "I haven't painted the greatest picture of me being in here and staying on top of my stuff," Manziel said. "I'm sure the stuff off the field has negatively affected that. But I know, and what matters to me the most, is that guys in this locker room see that I'm working...This is my life and my job and I'm 100 percent committed to that." The Browns traded back into the first round of the draft to select Manziel 22nd overall. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Johnny Manziel’s Dud Debut

Johnny Manziel’s Dud Debut Elsa/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- With all the hype surrounding Sunday's debut of Johnny Manziel, not much can be said after a 30-0 beat down at the hands of the Cincinnati Bengals. The Cleveland Browns first round quarterback was downright dreadful; completing 10-18 passes for 80 yards and two interceptions. He was also sacked three times. Manziel seemed lost and confused. While under pressure, "Johnny Football" panicked, his mechanics became sloppy and he began to stare down receivers.  The same magic that captured highlights in college were lowlights on the NFL stage. The Bengals (9-4-1) ran the ball all over the Browns, as rookie Jeremy Hill pounded the rock for 148 yards on 25 carries including two touchdowns.  This latest loss will likely cripple the Browns playoff chances as they have now dropped four of their last five and their record falls to 7-7. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Pettine Explains Why Manziel Is Starting

Pettine Explains Why Manziel Is Starting Scott Boehm/Getty Images(BEREA, Ohio) -- The Cleveland Browns will go with Johnny Manziel at quarterback on Sunday against the Bengals. Head coach Mike Pettine said Wednesday he made the move "because of the lack of performance at that position over the last four games." "They have to understand that as a unit, if we don't pick our play around the quarterback, we'd be extremely foolish to expect different results," he continued. Cleveland has dropped their last two and sit in last place in the AFC North. "Certainly a great challenge this week to be back in the division," Pettine said.  "Looking forward to being back out in front of the dog pound.  We're expecting a high level of intensity for a lot of reasons.  I think it'll be a playoff type atmosphere." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Luck Rallies Colts to Down Browns

Luck Rallies Colts to Down Browns Joe Robbins/Getty Images(CLEVELAND, Oh.) -- Andrew Luck lead a thrilling second half rally to defeat the Cleveland Browns 25-24. Saturday, with the Indianapolis Colts trailing 21-7 entering the third quarter, Luck engineed four scoring drives to earn the Colts their ninth win. The final march went 11 plays, 90 yards and was capped by a one-yard touchdown toss to T.Y Hilton with :36 second remaining. Luck struggled early as the Cleveland defense harrassed him to the tune of three sacks and two interceptions; including one to Browns rookie corner Justin Gilbert that was returned for a touchdown. The Colts signal caller rebounded though finishing the say completing 24 of 53 passes for 294 yards and two touchdowns.  T.Y Hilton found his groove, connecting with Luck ten times for 150 yards and a pair of touchdowns. The speedy wideout brought the momentum back to the Colts when he escaped several defenders for a 42 yard score late in the third quarter. The Colts will host their division rival Houston Texans next week with an opportunity to clinch the AFC South. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Cundiff Does It Again, Browns Beat Falcons Late

Cundiff Does It Again, Browns Beat Falcons Late Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- The Cleveland Browns let a nine point fourth quarter lead slip away, but kicker Billy Cundiff hit another game winning field goal as time expired to give his team a 26-24 win over the Falcons on Sunday. Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer threw three picks, but found a way to lead his team down the field in the final minute to set up the Cundiff game winner. Browns Josh Gordon pulled in eight passes for 127 yards in his first game since being suspended for 10 games due to violating the NFL substance abuse policy. "I knew the guys weren't going to quit on me," Gordon said. "I definitely wasn't going to quit on them." Hoyer admitted that he was not happy with his performance even though the Browns came out with the win. "Nothing to lose, really," Hoyer said when asked about the final drive. "Go out and play fearless. That's all I have at that point." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Browns Cut Ben Tate

Browns Cut Ben Tate Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images(CLEVELAND, Oh.) -- The Cleveland Browns signed running back Ben Tate to a two-year, $6.2 million contract this offseason. Tuesday, the Browns released Tate after he suited up for only ten games.   The Browns signed Tate away from the Houston Texans to be their feature back in offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's offense. Tate proved to offer little in Cleveland. When playing his old team this past week, Tate carried the ball twice for -9 yards.  Tate had also complained about sharing carries with fellow running backs Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West.  When asked about the release, General Manager Ray Farmer stated, "With all the transactions we make while constructing our roster, it will always be our intent to do what is best for our football team. This move is no different and we wish Ben the best going forward."   Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Browns’ Gordon Returns from Suspension

Browns’ Gordon Returns from SuspensionMatt Sullivan/Getty Images(CLEVELAND, Oh.) -- Cleveland Browns superstar wide receiver Josh Gordon has been reinstated by the NFL after serving a 10 game suspension. Gordon was suspended by the league after testing positive for marijuana. It was his th...

Brian Hoyer: Our Goal Is to Go 1-0

Brian Hoyer: Our Goal Is to Go 1-0 Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CLEVELAND) -- The Cleveland Browns (6-3) will host the Houston Texans (4-5) on Sunday.   Cleveland continues to impress this year and quarterback Brian Hoyer knows the importance of this game. "Our main goal this week is to be 1-0," Hoyer said. "We're not going to get a berth into the playoffs based off this game. We realize its one game at a time, so from here on out its seven one game seasons." Hoyer will be going up against an old teammate -- Ryan Mallett, the starting quarterback this week, who was a backup to Tom Brady in New England. "I can honestly say it's the strongest arm I've ever seen," Hoyer said of Mallett.   Hoyer was also in New England when Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien was the defensive coordinator for the Patriots. "I don't think I'd be the player I am today without Billy," Hoyer said. "My time in New England, I remember him telling me 'I don't really coach Tom Brady, I just kind of guide him in the right direction and game plan', I feel like I got the benefit of his extra coaching.  It really helped me out as far as a quarterback in this league." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Browns Win the Battle of Ohio

Browns Win the Battle of Ohio Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(CINCINNATI) -- Three Cleveland Browns running backs scored touchdowns to lead the team past the Cincinnati Bengals 24-3 on Thursday night. The win snaps the Browns 17-game road losing streak within their division and ends the Bengals' streak of 14 consecutive regular season home games without a loss. "A huge boost for our guys," Browns head coach Mike Pettine said. "Just look at the streaks we ended. Not many people gave us a chance." The Browns (6-3) are now tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for first place in the AFC North. Linebacker Craig Robertson intercepted Andy Dalton's pass on the Bengal's first drive of the game, giving Cleveland the ball on Cincinnati's 18 yard line. It took the Browns only 5 plays to score from there -- the final being a Ben Tate four-yard rush up the middle for a touchdown.The Bengals would add a field goal, but the Browns would answer, scoring early in the second quarter, this time on an Isaiah Crowell two-yard touchdown run.Terrance West's one-yard touchdown scamper in the third quarter gave the Brown's a 24-3 lead, putting the game out of reach for the Bengals. Andy Dalton had a horrible game for Cincinnati completing 10-of-33 passes for 86 yards and three interceptions. While the Bengals' fans didn't have much to cheer for when it came to their team, they had a lot to be happy for after the first quarter: The Bengals held a ceremony honoring four-year-old Leah Still, who is battling Stage 4 pediatric cancer and is the daughter of Cincinnati defensive tackle Devon Still. Leah was on the field as the Bengals announced a $1.3 million donation to Cincinnati's Children's Hospital and Medical Center in Leah's name. It was also the first time Leah was able to watch her father play since 2012. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Brian Hoyer: ‘We Know What’s at Stake’ Against Bengals

Brian Hoyer: ‘We Know What’s at Stake’ Against Bengals David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images(BEREA, Ohio) -- The Browns are preparing for a big divisional road game against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. Cleveland is 1-2 on the road this season and quarterback Brian Hoyer knows the importance of this game. "Playing a division opponent you never have to say anything more than that," Hoyer said.  "We know what's at stake and we know what's going on.  We're not taking this lightly at all." First place in the AFC North will be on the line and the Browns are looking forward to showcasing their team in primetime. "It's a difficult team to have a short week on because of what they do schismatically," Hoyer said.  "You watch their film and they mix things up a bit.  It'll definitely be a challenge." The Bengals are 2-0 in their division games this year. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Bengals’ Still Will Have Daughter In Attendance for First Time

Bengals’ Still Will Have Daughter In Attendance for First Time Tom Cammett/Diamond Images/Getty Images(CINCINNATTI, OH) -- Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Devon Still has had to deal with more adversity than most NFL players will ever experience. This Thursday, he will likely experience an unrivaled type of joy, as his daughter will be able to attend her first NFL game to see her father play. In June, Leah Sari Still was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer. In late August, Devon was cut from the team.  The Bengals re-signed him to their practice squad the next day to help him pay for the medical costs. On September 10, the Bengals signed Devon to their active roster. This week Leah Sari has recovered enough from her surgery that she will be able to travel to Cincinnati to see her father and the Bengals challenge the Browns on Thursday Night Football. "This is the first time she has been able to travel," Devon said. "I know she is excited to come to Cincinnati and see what Cincinnati has to offer her." Life on the road and being on an active roster has been tough for Devon, as he has been away from his daughter. "I know it will be different for me because I'll be able to see my daughter, I'll be able to touch her, I'll be able to hug her, which is totally different than being able to FaceTime her,"  Devon said.  I can't wait until she shows up here Wednesday and is able to go to her first game this year." Devon has greatly appreciated the support fans and other teams have shown this season.  A couple of weeks ago, when the Bengals traveled to New England, the Patriots cheerleaders wore Still's jersey in support.  Patriots owner Robert Kraft also donated $25,000 to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Leah's name. This week, Devon thinks the crowd reaction will be special. "I think the crowd will go crazy," Devon said. "They've been supporting her the whole time with her being all the way in Philadelphia. I know her being here in Cincinnati and them having the chance to see her, it's going to get the crowd kind of hyped."  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Jaguars Stun Browns, Get First Win of Season

Jaguars Stun Browns, Get First Win of Season David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- Denard Robinson rushed for a career-high 127 yards and a touchdown while the Jacksovnille defense held Cleveland to just 69 yards on the ground en route to a 24-6 Jaguars win on Sunday. It was the first win of the year for Jacksonville (1-6), snapping a nine-game losing streak. The Browns (3-3) took a 6-0 lead with a pair of field goals from Billy Cundiff despite being inside the 20-yard line on both drives. They found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard just before halftime when Blake Bortles and Allen Robinson connected for a 31-yard touchdown pass. Jacksonville added to their lead in the third quarter with a Josh Scobee field goal, the only points by either team in that period. The Jaguars let their defense do the rest, keeping the league's third-best rushing attack in check while forcing three turnovers. The victory was the first for the franchise since Dec. 15, 2013 when they beat the Houston Texans. Only adding to the Browns' frustration was the inability to score on three interceptions of Bortles. Quarterback Brian Hoyer was just 16-for-41 passing with 215 yards while Ben Tate rushed for a team-high 36 yards. Robinson, a star quarterback at Michigan in college, carried the ball 22 times and scored on an eight-yard scamper in the fourth quarter that put Jacksonville ahead 17-6. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/12/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/12/14 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: NLCS: St. Louis Cardinals 5 - San Francisco Giants 4 (Series Tied, 1-1) NFL: Dallas Cowboys 30 (5-1) - Seattle Seahawks 23 (3-2) Green Bay Packers 27 (4-2) - Miami Dolphins 24 (2-3) Denver Broncos 31 (4-1) - New York Jets 17 (1-5) Cleveland Browns 31 (3-2) - Pittsburgh Steelers 10 (3-3) Cincinnati Bengals 27 (3-1-1) - Carolina Panthers 27 (3-2-1) - Tie in Overtime New England Patriots 37 (4-2) - Buffalo Bills 22 (3-3) Detroit Lions 17 (4-2) - Minnesota Vikings 3 (2-4) Baltimore Ravens 48 (4-2) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 17 (1-5) San Diego Chargers 31 (5-1) - Oakland Raiders 28 (0-5) Arizona Cardinals 30 (4-1) - Washington Redskins 20 (1-5) Chicago Bears 27 (3-3) - Atlanta Falcons 13 (2-4) Tennessee Titans 16 (2-4) - Jacksonville Jaguars 14 (0-6) Philadelphia Eagles 27 (5-1) - New York Giants 0 (3-3) NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs 6 (1-2-0, 2 pts) - New York Rangers 3 (1-2-0, 2pts) Los Angeles Kings 4 (1-1-1, 3pts) - Winnipeg Jets 1 (1-2-0, 2pts) Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/5/14

Scoreboard Roundup – 10/5/14 Hemera/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- MLB: American League Division Series: Baltimore Orioles 2 - Detroit Tigers 1 (Orioles win series, 3-0, Advance to ALCS) Kansas City Royals 8 - Los Angeles Angels 3 (Royals win series, 3-0, Advance to ALCS) NFL: New England Patriots 43 (3-2) - Cincinnati Bengals 17 (3-1) Carolina Panthers 31 (3-2) - Chicago Bears 24 (2-3) Cleveland Browns 29 (2-2) - Tennessee Titans 28 (1-4) Philadelphia Eagles 34 (4-1) - St. Louis Rams 28 (1-3) New York Giants 30 (3-2) - Atlanta Falcons 20 (2-3) New Orleans Saints 37 (2-3) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31 (1-4) - Overtime Dallas Cowboys 20 (4-1) - Houston Texans 17 (3-2) - Overtime Buffalo Bills 17 (3-2) - Detroit Lions 14 (3-2) Indianapolis Colts 20 (3-2) - Baltimore Ravens 13 (3-2) Pittsburgh Steelers 17 (3-2) - Jacksonville Jaguars 9 (0-5) Denver Broncos 41 (3-1) - Arizona Cardinals 20 (3-1) San Francisco 49ers 22 (3-2) - Kansas City Chiefs 17 (2-3) San Diego Chargers 31 (4-1) - New York Jets 0 (1-4) NASCAR: Joey Logano won at Kansas Speedway. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

ESPN: RB Ingram Out at Least a Month with Broken Hand

ESPN: RB Ingram Out at Least a Month with Broken Hand Stacy Revere/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram is expected to miss at least a month after breaking his hand during Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, according to ESPN. ESPN reports Ingram suffered the injury in the first half. Despite the injury, Ingram stayed in the game. Ingram, 24, had been very productive to start the season. In two games he rushed for 143 yards on 24 carries, scoring three touchdowns. The Saints (0-2) have a deep backfield that includes Pierre Thomas and Khiry Robinson, who have both started games in the NFL. The Saints take on the Minnesota Vikings (1-1) Sunday in New Orleans. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Saints Prepare for Browns

Saints Prepare for Browns Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The New Orleans Saints will travel to Cleveland to take on the Browns on Sunday. New Orleans is looking to avoid their first 0-2 start since the 2007 season and the Browns come into the losing their last eight in a row. Saints quarterback Drew Brees went 29 for 42 with 333 yard with a touchdown and an interception in the 37-34 loss to Atlanta last week. "We don't feel like it's doomsday, but there is a sense of urgency to get better," Brees said this week. "Biggest thing on the road is communication," Brees continued.  "I feel like we've got a pretty good system when it comes to that, but it's always a challenge." Cleveland last won their home opener in 2004 and quarterback Brian Hoyer knows the Saints defense will be tough to beat. "For me, I try to get rid of the ball relatively quick," Hoyer said of the Saints defense.  "I think it has to do with your preparation and knowing what the defense is trying to do. Against a team that is coached by Rob Ryan, sometimes that’s hard because he can try to confuse you, so you really have to be on top of your game preparation and see as many looks as you can and then try to take that to the field." Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Suspended Browns’ Receiver Josh Gordon to Sell Cars During the Season

Suspended Browns’ Receiver Josh Gordon to Sell Cars During the Season Matt Sullivan/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Now that he's suspended for the entire 2014 season, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has found a new job...selling cars. Gordon will serve as the goodwill ambassador for the Sarchione Auto Group in Ohio, according to ESPN. He will work a 40-hour week in all aspects of the Randolph, Ohio-based dealer group's car business. The 23-year-old Gordon is one of the most talented players in the NFL, and even led the league in receiving last season despite playing just 14 games. "He's going to put his time in,'' Jeff Sarchione, who co-owns a dealership in Randolph, told cleveland.com. "He'll be everything from a salesman to attaching himself at the hip with my brother and I just learning the automotive business from top to bottom.'' Gordon was suspended the entire season for once again violating the league's drug policy. "We're just finding that out as well," Browns head coach Mike Pettine said. "That's something I don't really want to get into because I want to discuss the guys that are here ... Internally we want what's best for him. We just hope for that to occur." Last season, Gordon caught 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio 

ESPN: Manziel Fined $12K

ESPN: Manziel Fined $12K Elsa/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --Cleveland Browns rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel was fined $12,000 by the NFL for making an obscene gesture toward the Washington Redskins sideline during a preseason game Monday night, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The incident occurred after Manziel threw an incompletion in the third quarter of the Browns 24-23 loss to the Redskins.                                                                                                                                                  According to ESPN's Ed Werder, Manziel's agent Erik Burkhardt says the rookie hasn't decided whether to appeal the fine.                                                                                                                                                   The 21-year-old Manziel, who was recently beat out by teammate Brian Hoyer for the starting quarterback job, was selected with the 22nd overall pick in this year's draft.  Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

Browns Name Brian Hoyer Starter over Manziel

Browns Name Brian Hoyer Starter over Manziel Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images(BEREA, Ohio) -- The Cleveland Browns announced that Brian Hoyer will be the starting quarterback entering the 2014 season on Wednesday. Hoyer and Johnny Manziel were in a quarterback competition all camp and preseason, but Hoyer's veteran experience is what put him over the top. "He was the clear leader from the beginning," Browns head coach Mike Pettine said in a statement. "We've maintained all along that if it was close, I would prefer to go with the more experienced player. Brian has done a great job in the meeting rooms and with his teammates on the practice field and in the locker room." The announcement comes after the No. 22 pick in this year's draft gave the middle finger to fans during their Monday night game against Washington. "I need to earn everything for me to get in," said Manziel.. "Nothing should be given to me, I completely understand that. I need to continue to come in here every day and get better and be around these guys and let them know who I am and how I am." Coach Mike Pettine said after Wednesday's practice that there are no plans to develop a package of plays for Manziel, who starred at Texas A&M but has been slow to adjust to playing under center and learning a new playbook. Manziel said the coach gave him no reason for the decision." Hoyer has only four starts in his career and completed 2-of-6 passes for 16 yards on Monday night. Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio

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