Browns Pro Bowl cornerback Denzel Ward has been placed on the COVID-19 reserve list and will miss Sunday’s season finale against Cincinnati.
Ward was already questionable with a groin injury suffered in Monday’s loss at Pittsburgh.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Cam Heyward knows what it takes to shut down the Cleveland Browns' rushing attack.
The Steelers have the worst rush defense in the league, but they were able to keep running back Nick Chubb and the Browns in check when the AFC North rivals met in Cleveland on Halloween.
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Now that they’ve moved a step closer to earning the NFC’s lone first-round playoff bye, it’s becoming apparent the Green Bay Packers don’t merely need that extra week to get healthier.
CLEVELAND (7-7) at GREEN BAY (11-3)
Saturday, 4:30 p.m. EST, Fox
OPENING LINE: Packers by 7, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
CLEVELAND (AP) — With the game's outcome in doubt and Cleveland's season in serious danger, the Browns turned to their most reliable player.
Nick Chubb came through as always.
“We needed him and he showed up,” said Browns cornerback Denzel Ward.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A change at quarterback did nothing, and the Detroit Lions were plagued by many of the same problems they've had all season.
Once again, close. Once again, losers.
Unable to get one more big play down the stretch and thwarted by coach Dan Campbell's conservative approach in the final minutes, the Lions fell 13-10 on Sunday to the Cleveland Browns, who leaned on star back Nick Chubb to run out the clock in the final minutes.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Nick Chubb returned to the Browns in shorts, sleeveless and raring to run.
Cleveland's star back was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Friday, clearing the way for him to play Sunday when the Browns host the winless Detroit Lions to begin a crucial three-game stretch.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Baker Mayfield limped to the sideline with a bruised knee, and with him went the Cleveland Browns' hopes.
In the game, and possibly the season.
The departure of the insurance pitchman and quarterback was a demoralizing way to complete a week in which the Browns finally rid themselves of receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The Patriots and Browns have waded through differing levels of adversity to make it back above .500.
Cleveland (5-4) has lived through quarterback Baker Mayfield playing through left shoulder issues and disgruntled receiver Odell Beckham Jr.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Bill Belichick doesn't have to worry about his New England defense containing Cleveland's best offensive player.
Browns' star running back Nick Chubb will miss Sunday's game against the Patriots after testing positive for COVID-19 earlier this week and then not passing protocols in time to be eligible to play.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns remain hopeful star running back Nick Chubb will play this week at New England despite testing positive for COVID-19.
Chubb, who rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns last week at Cincinnati, was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Tuesday along with rookie running back/punt returner Demetric Felton.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Nick Chubb's positive COVID-19 test despite being vaccinated has the Browns taking extra precautions.
They're back to wearing masks inside the building, holding meetings virtually, closing their cafeteria and not taking any chances.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Throughout Dont’a Hightower’s nine seasons in New England, the veteran linebacker said the identity of the Patriots’ defense has always been predicated on two things — being physical and stopping the run.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns didn't have much time to celebrate their biggest win this season before being hit with another off-field issue.
Star running back Nick Chubb was placed on the COVID-19/reserve list Tuesday after testing positive and could miss this week's game at New England, the latest obstacle for a Cleveland team that spent last week working out a separation with Odell Beckham Jr.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Wyatt Teller's alligator-carrying, defender-crushing days with the Browns will continue for a few more years.
The massive, mauling right guard signed a four-year, $56.8 million contract extension with Cleveland on Tuesday that could keep him with the team through the 2025 season.
CINCINNATI (AP) — With drama swirling and doubt threatening to wreck Cleveland's season, Myles Garrett felt Baker Mayfield needed to address the Browns before kickoff.
As pregame warmups finished, they had a moment while huddling with their teammates.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's season is on pause for the moment — and may be for a while. That doesn't mean the Browns have to slow down as well.
Mayfield missed Thursday night's game with a shoulder injury that worsened last week when he fractured a bone during a fall after being tripped by Arizona's J.J.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield had the best seat in the house to watch the Browns' backups deliver.
Case Keenum stepped in for an injured Mayfield and made the most of his first start in two years, third-string back D'Ernest Johnson rushed for 146 yards and Cleveland overcame a short week and a long list of injuries to beat the Denver Broncos 17-14 on Thursday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield also is dealing with a broken bone in his injured left shoulder but believes he can play with it, a person familiar with his health told The Associated Press on Thursday night.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry has been activated from injured reserve to possibly help Cleveland's injury-decimated offense Thursday night against the Denver Broncos.
One of the league's most consistent pass catchers, Landry has been out since he sprained his medial collateral knee ligament while being tackled in the first quarter against Houston on Sept.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The NFL's top rushing team has run into major trouble.
Browns star back Nick Chubb will miss his second straight game with a calf injury, leaving Cleveland without its two best backs Thursday night against the Denver Broncos.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The injuries, and not just your run-of-the-mill bumps and bruises but significant ones to big-name players, are piling up quickly for the Browns.
So are the losses.
Cleveland's season, still just six games old, has suddenly gone astray.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns will be without one of their best offensive players for quite a while.
He might have company on the sideline.
Punishing running back Kareem Hunt is expected to miss at least one month because of a significant calf injury sustained against Arizona on Sunday, one of several key injuries to a Cleveland team with little time to heal.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield slowly walked out of FirstEnergy Stadium with his left arm immobilized by a sling.
Cleveland's season might as well be fitted with one.
The Browns took a beating in a 37-14 loss on Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals as Mayfield reinjured his non-throwing shoulder and running back Kareem Hunt suffered a potentially serious calf injury.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Star running back Nick Chubb will miss the Cleveland Browns’ game Sunday against the undefeated Arizona Cardinals, but wide receiver Jarvis Landry could return to action.
Chubb, who is second in the NFL with 523 yards rushing, did not practice all week because of a calf injury and was ruled out by coach Kevin Stefanski following the team’s workout Friday.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Keeping slippery Arizona quarterback Kyler Murray under control is a difficult challenge for any defense — even in the best of circumstances.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings made a major investment in their defense for this year, badly needing better fortification against the run.
Most of their newcomers have played well. The results haven't yet followed suit.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After winning the NFL's Coach of the Year award in his first season with Cleveland, Kevin Stefanski now has a victory over his old team in Minnesota to highlight the start of his second year.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Arms flailing, legs churning while kicking up grass and dirt as his dreadlocked hair flies from under his helmet, Kareem Hunt's got a running style that's both unorthodox and unique.
CLEVELAND (AP) — With quarterback Baker Mayfield's left shoulder smarting and dependable wide receiver Jarvis Landry in the locker room with a knee injury, Browns coach Kevin Stefanski was forced to make an in-game adjustment.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield wasn't missing a snap. So once his left shoulder got popped back into its socket, there was no stopping him.
Just like another tough-as-nails quarterback.
“He's like Brett Favre 2.0,” Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett said with smile.
It’s the second week of the NFL season, and scoring is already at a breakneck pace. These players are my best bets to continue the trend at the running back and wide receiver positions in Week 2.
CLEVELAND BROWNS (12-6)
New faces: DE Jadeveon Clowney, LB Anthony Walker Jr., S John Johnson III, DE Takk McKinley, CB Troy Hill, DT Malik Jackson, DT Andrew Billings, rookie CB Greg Newsome II, rookie LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, K Chase McLaughlin.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Nick Chubb may celebrate his huge contract extension by running extra sprints or lifting more weights.
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns weren't going to let Nick Chubb run away.
Cleveland and the star running back agreed Saturday night to a three-year, $36.6 million contract extension, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press on Saturday night.
CLEVELAND BROWNS (12-6)
CAMP SITE: Berea, Ohio
LAST YEAR: Finally, the breakthrough. Despite a lack of traditional offseason due to the COVID-19 pandemic, first-year coach Kevin Stefanski helped the Browns end 18-year playoff drought.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Along with everything else, Baker Mayfield is practicing patience this summer.
The Cleveland Browns quarterback, whose strong 2020 season seemingly ended any debate about whether he can lead the franchise over the long term, said Wednesday that he's in no rush to get a contract extension.
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Nick Chubb wants to go on a long run with the Browns.
Entering the final season of his rookie contract, Chubb, who has rushed for 2,561 yards over the past two seasons and become a fan favorite in Cleveland, said his agent has had talks with the team about a long-term contract extension.
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield found Odell Beckham Jr. and maybe some of his missing swagger.
Mayfield threw two touchdown passes, Nick Chubb ran for two scores and 124 yards and the Cleveland Browns gave coach Kevin Stefanski his first NFL victory Thursday night by beating the Cincinnati Bengals 35-30 on the NFL's 100th birthday...
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — This one slipped out of Cleveland's hands.
ATLANTA (AP) — Todd Gurley says he often communicated with two other former Georgia running backs, Sony Michel and Nick Chubb, during the 2018 season.
Now that Gurley and Michel are having a Super Bowl reunion as the leading rushers for the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots, respectively, that conversation is on hold.
A few days before the Rose Bowl, Oklahoma defensive captain Ogbonnia Okoronkwo heard one too many “Big 12 vs. SEC” questions prevailing over Pasadena, California, and said: “You know, I just don’t understand where that comes from.
COMING THIS WEEK
In just his second season as Georgia’s coach, Kirby Smart has his alma mater in position to contend for a playoff spot. The Bulldogs have climbed to No. 4 in The Associated Press poll thanks to a one-point win at Notre Dame and three straight SEC blowouts over Mississippi State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — No matter how difficult it was to find running room early on, Georgia kept trying to establish its ground attack.
That stubborn approach eventually paid off.
Nick Chubb and Sony Michel combined to rush for 229 yards and two touchdowns Friday as Georgia came from behind in the fourth quarter to beat TCU 31-23 in the Liberty Bowl.