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Browns analyst for and ESPN 850 WKNR and 1540 KNR2. Analyst on SportsTimeOhio. Author, husband and father of two. — Browns receiver Andrew Hawkins delivered an impassioned explanation of why he wore a T-shirt in pre-game introductions Sunday to protest the recent shootings of a boy and man in separate police incidents in Ohio. Hawkins donned a shirt that read "Justice for Tamir Rice and John Crawford" on the front and "The Real Battle for Ohio" on the back. — Hartley, 38, kicked for the dome-based Saints sporadically from 2008 to 2013. He missed the 2011 season with a hip injury. In 57 games, Hartley made 82 of 101 field goal tries and 176 of 177 PATs. He was released by the Saints on Dec. — By Tony Grossi Extra Points ... No harm, no foul: Johnny Manziel disputed the facts of the reported "brawl" involving him, his roommate and an overzealous fan. — By Tony Grossi The Morning Kickoff ... Stars and planets aligning: I have this theory about Brian Hoyer's storybook season - and yes, when you're the quarterback of a Browns team that is 7-4 and in the thick of the AFC North division race, then that qualifies as a storybook season. — Extra Points ... Next men up (cont.): Free safety Tashaun Gipson has a torn medial collateral ligament and potentially damage to the posterior collateral ligament. The possible multiple injuries to the knee means Gipson probably will be lost for the rest of the season. — Rex Ryan did his coaching protégé, Mike Pettine, a huge favor in inspiring his New York Jets to a 20-13 upset victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. The Pittsburgh loss dropped the Steelers to 6-4 and left the Browns, for whom Pettine is in his first season as a head coach, all alone in first place in the AFC North with a 6-3 record. — Four Downs on Browns v. Cincinnati Bengals First down: Mohamed Sanu v. Buster Skrine Since when is A.J. Green not the Bengals receiver to worry about? Since now. While Green sat out three games with a "turf toe" injury, Sanu emerged as a breakout star in his third season. — The Morning Kickoff ... Haden on the spot: Through three games, Joe Haden has had the toughest job on the Browns. Playing Mike Pettine's demanding "press corner" technique every defensive snap -- with the ticky-tacky rules the way they are for cornerbacks -- and doing it against Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown, Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham and Joe Flacco and Steve Smith, well, it doesn't get any tougher than that. — The Morning Kickoff ... The lowdown: The Browns will enter the NFL draft with 10 selections over the seven rounds - their own in every round plus the Colts' selections in the first and fourth rounds, and the Steelers' pick in the third round.
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Dec 21, 2014

Drowning sorrows w @budshaw after another #Browns season in toilet. Bartender!

Dec 21, 2014

Analysis: Not a good sign for a new regime when #Browns first-round picks are not contributing in the 15th game.…

Dec 21, 2014

Updated analysis of #Browns 17-13 loss and sorry QB situation. Good grief, they were beat by a QB with a broken back.…

Dec 21, 2014

Johnny Manziel did not suffer his hamstring injury on the run, but on a pass for Josh Gordon 2 series earlier.…

Dec 21, 2014

Somebody in the press box actually called that play before it happened. No names, please.

Dec 21, 2014

Key players in that apparent #Browns defensive turnover: Sione Fua, Justin Gilbert.

Dec 21, 2014

Scott Solomon having game of his career. Who?

Dec 21, 2014

Johnny Manziel now on his feet watching from sideline, wearing knit cap.

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