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Ray Strickland is an opinion writer for The Kent Stater. Contact him at rstrick4@kent.edu.

Opinion: Farmer must go, not Pettine

Ray Strickland November 19, 2015

The Browns—once again—sit at the bottom of the AFC North division with a 2-8 record and head coach Mike Pettine seems to be on his way out the door.After an embarrassing loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers...

Cleveland quarterback Brandon Weeden, right, celebrates with offensive lineman Joe Thomas after he completed a 95-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to Josh Gordon against Jacksonville at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Cleveland, Ohio. The Jaguars defeated the Browns, 32-28. (Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal/MCT)

Browns keep Joe Thomas despite discussions with Denver, make no moves at trading deadline

Joe Thomas is still a member of the Cleveland Browns.The eight-time Pro Bowl left tackle, who’s played 8,443 straight snaps to start his career, was the subject of intense rumors as the 4 p.m. trade...

Browns coach Pettine discusses QB controversy

Coach Mike Pettine said veteran Josh McCown remained in the concussion protocol but the team should know soon if he’ll be cleared to practice Wednesday, when on-field preparation starts for Sunday’s...

Browns coach Mike Pettine says team preparing for Johnny Manziel to start Sunday

As the Browns tried to move on from the shockingly awful 31-10 opening loss to the Jets on Sunday, they prepared to move forward with Johnny Manziel as the starting quarterback for Week 2.Josh McCown...

AP: Browns QB Brian Hoyer states his case to keep starting job, cites 10-5 record

Scott Petrak, Associated Press December 1, 2014

BEREA, Ohio — Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer wants to finish what he started.And he stated his case this afternoon.“Because we’re here. We’re 7-5,” he said. “This just doesn’t happen by luck....

AP: Browns wide receiver remains in hospital with kidney injury

Tom Withers, Associated Press December 1, 2014

BEREA, Ohio — Browns wide receiver Miles Austin remains hospitalized after sustaining a kidney injury during Sunday's loss to Buffalo.Cleveland coach Mike Pettine said Monday that Austin is expected...

Cleveland Browns back-up quarterback Johnny Manziel runs for 39 yards after a pass catch against the Baltimore Ravens hat was nullified by a penalty on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. 

AP: Bills rally to beat Manziel, Browns 26-10

John Wawrow, Associated Press December 1, 2014

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Once safety Da'Norris Searcy and the Buffalo Bills' defense chased Cleveland Browns starter Brian Hoyer, they weren't going to let Johnny Manziel change the outcome. Searcy...

AP: Josh Gordon — and Browns — enjoy his return

Scott Petrak, Associated Press November 25, 2014

ATLANTA — Josh Gordon knows how to make an entrance.He just has to work on eliminating the messy exits.Gordon returned from a 10-game suspension and had perhaps the largest impact Sunday in the Browns’...

Cleveland Browns Jabaal Sheard sacks Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins in the first quarter at Cleveland Browns Stadium on Sunday, December 16, 2012, in Cleveland, Ohio. The Washington Redskins defeated the Cleveland Browns, 38-21.

AP: Browns starters Dansby, Sheard have major injuries

Tom Withers, AP Sports Writer November 17, 2014

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Browns’ defense has taken two more major hits, blows that could knock them from playoff contention.Cleveland could be without starting linebackers Karlos Dansby and Jabaal Sheard...

Cleveland wide receiver Josh Gordon, right, grabs a pass in front of Jacksonville safety Johnathan Cyprien at FirstEnergy Stadium on Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, in Cleveland, Ohio. The Jaguars defeated the Browns, 32-28.

AP: Josh Gordon’s return brightens Browns after loss

Tom Withers, AP Sports Writer November 17, 2014

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Dressing at his cubicle, wide receiver Josh Gordon slipped on a pair of green shorts and a hooded Baylor sweatshirt. He tied the laces of his Nike hiking boots, threw on a floppy-eared,...

AP: Browns believing after 31-10 rout of Steelers

Tom Withers, Associated Press October 13, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — Brian Hoyer slapped every hand he could, making contact with all those wanting to touch one of their own — the guy becoming a bigger hero by the day. And as Cleveland's quarterback...

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