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Hue Jackson: Dez Bryant still in play despite Josh Gordon return

The Cleveland Browns welcomed back receiver Josh Gordon on Saturday, but head coach Hue Jackson made it clear that development won’t impact Dez Bryant.“No, I think one has nothing to do with the other in my opinion,” Jackson said, per Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. “Again, things will unfold as they will. The most important thing we know is that Josh is here, and again, we’ve had a good conversation with Dez and until he’s a Cleveland Brown, I can only worry about the guys that...

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Josh Gordon returns to Browns, but hurdles remain

Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon returned to the team, but there are some roadblocks to him seeing the field.

Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon has returned to the team, but he still has some hurdles to jump before he’s fully reinstated by the NFL.

That means Gordon will not practice let alone play until the league determines he’s ready to do so. Gordon’s treatment plan is managed by the NFL, so they will make the call on when he has satisfied that jointly negotiated—by the...

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Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon to rejoin team

Josh Gordon is ready to come back to the Cleveland Browns.Days before the start of training camp, the wideout took a leave of absence to focus on his mental health and well-being. But now he’s ready to return. And if you don’t believe, just read his own words. After all, Gordon put them on Twitter Saturday afternoon. Gordon, of course, is fresh off his reinstatement to the league following multiple substance-abuse violations. Since returning, he’s been open about his journey and where...

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Cleveland Browns WR Josh Gordon returns to team

Josh Gordon is back. The wideout announced Saturday morning that he’d be returning to the Browns. Gordon had been absent from training camp and the Browns’ first two preseason games as he worked on his mental and physical health. “I would like to thank the NFL, NFLPA, the entire Cleveland Browns organization, the University of Florida, and my friend and business manager Michael Johnson Jr for playing such pivotal roles during this process,” Gordon said. “This has by no means...

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Josh Gordon announces his return to Browns

Josh Gordon has been away from the Cleveland Browns since before the start of training camp, but on Saturday he announced he was making his return.In an open letter posted to his Twitter account, Gordon told fans he appreciated the “love, support and most importantly your patience as I took the time needed to ensure my overall mental and physical health.” pic.twitter.com/W265srVBsR— Flash Gordon (@JOSH_GORDONXII) August 18, 2018 Gordon thanked his team, the NFL, NFLPA, the University...

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Josh Gordon announces return to Browns

The Cleveland Browns have Josh Gordon back in the fold.The wide receiver announced in a statement that he has rejoined the team after leaving as part of his ongoing treatment plan.Gordon states that he “took the time needed to ensure my overall mental and physical health” and that “in order for me to reach my full potential my primary focus must remain on my sobriety and mental well-being.” Browns GM John Dorsey said the team will take it slowly in easing Gordon back into football...

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Chris Pokorny

Browns’ defensive snap counts, stats, and PFF notes: Preseason Week 2

The Browns’ defensive line shows up early.

Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on defense for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 2 preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.

The Browns’ defensive line made their mark early, forcing stops against the run and disrupting the passing game. Larry Ogunjobi was a machine in particular, logging a sack and having another tackle for a loss on a running play. Myles Garrett and Emmanuel Ogbah didn’t combine for any tackles, but Garrett had a...

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Chris Pokorny

Browns’ offensive snap counts, stats, and PFF notes: Preseason Week 2

The passing game went dead, but the running game was more alive than ever.

Below, we analyze the snap counts and stats on offense for the Cleveland Browns’ Week 2 preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.

Unlike the first preseason game, the preseason home opener against Buffalo wasn’t a banner day for the quarterbacks, despite a strong running game to work with. One thing I like to think about in the preseason, though, is “what did we try and repeatedly fail at in this game, so we...

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Thomas Moore

Cleveland Browns: 3 takeaways from loss to the Bills

Running game, first-team defense were sound, but struggles highlight the issues with team’s depth.

It had to end at some point.

The Cleveland Browns dropped their preseason home opener to the Buffalo Bills on Friday night, the club’s first preseason loss since Sept. 1, 2016.

Here are three quick takeaways from the game.

The running game was sound

A week after struggling to move the ball on the ground against the New York Giants, the Browns made an effort early in the game against the...

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Browns' Larry Ogunjobi finds unlikely mentor in Bengals' Geno Atkins

As a rookie, Larry Ogunjobi took a chance and sought out Geno Atkins, the start of a mentorship that goes well beyond just being workout partners.

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Saturday Dawg Chow: Browns news (8/18/18)

More of the latest Browns news and notes from around the web in today’s dose of the Daily Dawg Chow.

Cleveland Browns:

Browns still evaluating fit with Dez Bryant (clevelandbrowns.com) - The Browns hosted Dez Byrant on a visit as they continue to ?court the veteran wide receiver.? The former Cowboys star visited the team’s facility Thursday as the two sides determine whether the pairing would make a good fit. Cleveland’s shot to join the “biggest turnaround ever club” (ESPN) -...

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Michael Hoag

Browns vs. Bills Final Score: Penalties, special teams lapses cripple Cleveland in 19-17 loss

The Cleveland Browns repeatedly shot themselves in the foot with penalties and special teams lapses, allowing Buffalo to escape FirstEnergy Stadium with a 19-17 preseason win.

The Cleveland Browns lost their first home preseason game 19-17 to the Buffalo Bills.

The Browns took an early 7-0 lead on their first possession, racking up 63 yards on the ground. Carlos Hyde flashed several big runs, including this highlight reel stiff-arm of former Browns safety Jordan Poyer.

CARLOS HYDE GROWN...

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Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns - 4th Quarter Game Thread

Discuss the 4th quarter of BUF vs. CLE live, as the action unfolds.

The Browns and Bills traded field goals in the third quarter, keeping the Browns’ deficit at three points as the game moves to the fourth quarter with the Bills up 13-10. Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield threw a touchdown to rookie receiver Derrick Willies, but the Browns’ third offensive pass interference penalty of the game negated the score.

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Game: Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns
Date/Time: Friday,...

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Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns - 3rd Quarter Game Thread

Discuss the 3rd quarter of BUF vs. CLE live, as the action unfolds.

The Cleveland Browns starters had a chance to add more points, but two offensive pass interference calls backed them up out of field goal range. Rookie Bills quarterback Josh Allen then came on and led an impressive touchdown drive, but that too was extended by more Browns penalties. Baker Mayfield took the field for the first time at FirstEnergy Stadium with 3:55 left in the first half. Mayfield handed it off to fellow...

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Watch: Carlos Hyde stiff-arms Jordan Poyer into next week

Carlos Hyde was running angry Friday night as the Cleveland Browns battled the Buffalo Bills, as Jordan Poyer can certainly attest.Hyde got loose on the right side after his offensive line set him up beautifully, and then he did the rest, stiff-arming Poyer into the turf on his way to a 26-yard gain. That’s just nasty. And so, so darn beautiful, too.Hyde ended up punching in a touchdown run, too. It looks like rookie Nick Chubb has a long way to go before he unseats Hyde in the starting...

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NFL confused over how to pronounce Tyrod Taylor’s name

We have a bonafide name controversy brewing in the NFL surrounding Cleveland Browns quarterback Tyrod Taylor.Since his days at Virginia Tech, Taylor’s first name has commonly been pronounced as “Ty-rod”, with the “Y” being prominent. However, we’re coming to find out that that pronunciation may not be correct.Some observers noticed on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” that Taylor’s name was pronounced as “Tuh-rod” rather than “Ty-rod” by some of his teammates. That led “Good...

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Michael Hoag

Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns - 2nd Quarter Game Thread

Discuss the 2nd quarter of BUF vs. CLE live, as the action unfolds.

The Cleveland Browns starting defense forced four three-and-outs, and their starting offense ran all over Buffalo’s starters, racking up 73 yards—63 yards on the opening scoring drive—and one touchdown on the ground in the first quarter. They had just 50 yards rushing in last week’s preseason opener against the Giants.

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Game: Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns
Date/Time: Friday, August 17, 2018 at 7:30...

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Chris Pokorny

Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns - 1st Quarter Game Thread

Discuss the 1st quarter of BUF vs. CLE live, as the action unfolds.

Today, the Cleveland Browns take on the Buffalo Bills for their second preseason game. We will have game threads running for each quarter, so be sure to participate in the discussions.

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Game: Buffalo Bills vs. Cleveland Browns
Date/Time: Friday, August 17, 2018 at 7:30 PM ET
Television: WEWS, Channel 5 - Tim Couch & Jay Crawford
Local Radio: ESPN 850 WKNR, 92.3 The Fan, 98.5 FM WNCX

This is the official game thread...

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Browns announce inactives for preseason Week 2 vs. Bills

The Cleveland Browns released their inactive list for their second preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.

The Cleveland Browns released their inactive list for their second preseason game against the Buffalo Bills.

Dan Labbe of the Plain Dealer provided the list of inactives a little more than an hour before Friday night’s 7:30 p.m. kickoff at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Here are the #Browns players not playing tonight. pic.twitter.com/Rmo6Rp7Ga4

— Dan Labbe (@dan_labbe) August 17,...

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Did Josh Gordon leave Browns over child support dispute?

Josh Gordon made the surprising announcement last month that he is leaving the Cleveland Browns temporarily despite reports that he has not failed a drug test or violated any NFL rules, and there has been speculation that his leave of absence could have to do with an ongoing child support case.Back in 2016, a warrant was issued for Gordon’s arrest after he was ordered by a court to submit a DNA sample for a paternity test. Gordon later acknowledged that the child in question was his, but...

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