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Browns beat Bengals 21-16 to finish season 8-9

Cleveland has finished its season on a high note.Without starting quarterback Baker Mayfield, the Browns defeated the Bengals 21-16 on Sunday to finish their season 8-9.With the Browns also out of playoff contention, D’Ernest Johnson got the bulk of the work at running back and finished with 123 yards on 25 carries with a 4-yard [more]

Browns lead Bengals 14-7 at halftime

The Bengals aren’t playing their starters as they rest up for the postseason. The Browns aren’t playing Baker Mayfield.Cincinnati receiver Ja’Marr Chase set a single-season franchise record for receiving yards.And the Browns lead the Bengals 14-7 at halftime.Case Keenum is 14-of-19 passing for 152 yards with a touchdown, an interception, and a lost fumble. Keenum’s [more]

Ja’Marr Chase sets Bengals single-season receiving record

With the AFC North already clinched, the Bengals are resting several starters for Sunday’s game against the Browns — including quarterback Joe Burrow.But rookie receiver Ja’Marr Chase is active and started the game in part because he was so close to setting the team’s single-season record for receiving yards.Consider the mission accomplished.On the first play [more]

NFL Week 18 early inactives: David Bakhtiari returns, Aaron Jones will sit

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information.Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari last took the field in a regular season game in Week 16 of last season, but his long wait to get back on the field will finally come [more]

Browns reportedly “plan” to move forward with Baker Mayfield

As the offseason arrives for the 18 non-playoffs team, the time has come to device, and to leak, plans. Plans to do this. Plans to not to do that. Tentative positions reached for strategic reasons and at all times subject to change.That’s the most important thing to remember when digesting the ongoing flurry of reports [more]

Jadeveon Clowney fined for tossing Chase Claypool’s shoe

Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski criticized defensive end Jadeveon Clowney for “hurting the team” when he was penalized for taking Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool‘s shoe off and throwing it at the end of a play in last Monday night’s game.The unsportsmanlike conduct foul gave the Steelers 15 yards after the Browns had stopped them [more]

Browns place Denzel Ward on COVID-19 list, activate D’Ernest Johnson

Browns cornerback Denzel Ward was already questionable for Cleveland’s season finale against Cincinnati with a groin injury. Now his status isn’t uncertain.Ward was placed on the COVID-19 list on Saturday, the team announced.Ward has three interceptions and 10 passes defensed in 15 games this year.Cleveland has also activated backup running back D’Ernest Johnson off the [more]

NFL Week 18 injury report roundup: Who’s starting at QB for the 49ers?

We’ve reached the final weekend of the 2021 regular season.The final 16 games will be played on Saturday and Sunday with the Raiders and Chargers taking the honors for the 272nd and final game of the NFL’s first 17-game season. The injury reports for all 32 teams taking part in those games are listed below:49ers [more]

Browns place Joe Jackson on COVID-19 reserve list

The Browns placed defensive end Joe Jackson on the practice squad COVID-19 reserve list. He will not play in Sunday’s season finale against the Bengals. The Browns now have three players on their practice squad COVID-19 reserve list and three from their active roster on the list.Jackson has played in the Browns’ defensive line rotation, [more]

Kevin Stefanski says he has a “good relationship” with Baker Mayfield

After a disappointing 2021 season, there are plenty of questions about the Browns and quarterback Baker Mayfield going forward.Mayfield took issue with a report from Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com that he may ask to be traded if issues with head coach Kevin Stefanski are not worked out. But the Browns might want to upgrade [more]

Paul Finebaum on “punk” Baker Mayfield: “He is a poor man’s Johnny Manziel”

Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield‘s NFL career arguably is at a crossroads. For some, the Rubicon was crossed long ago.Appearing Friday on ESPN Cleveland, ESPN college football analyst Paul Finebaum provided a stinging assessment of Mayfield.“I got into it with him in college,” Finebaum said. “He came after me on Twitter. And I thought he was [more]

Baker Mayfield takes issue with report that he may ask to be traded

Baker Mayfield is not taking the high road.In response to a report from Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer that Mayfield may ask to be traded due to issues with coach Kevin Stefanski, Mayfield went on the offensive, on Twitter.“Clickbait,” Mayfield said on Twitter. “You and many other Cleveland local media continue to [more]

USFL’s initial head coaches include Todd Haley, Mike Riley, Kevin Sumlin

The reborn USFL is scheduled to get underway this spring with eight teams and the league announced the head coaches for four of those teams on Thursday.Former Chiefs head coach Todd Haley and former Chargers head coach Mike Riley are part of the group. Haley is going to coach the Tampa Bay Bandits while Riley [more]

Report: Baker Mayfield may ask to be traded

The Browns and quarterback Baker Mayfield have been on a collision course for weeks, if not months. The collision may indeed happen this offseason.Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that, if Mayfield “doesn’t get assurances that things will change next season,” the quarterback will “consider asking to be traded.”The primary change he [more]

Bengals put Larry Ogunjobi on COVID-19 reserve list

The Bengals’ COVID-19 reserve list continued to grow on Thursday.The team announced that defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi has been placed on the list. There are now nine players on the list with Ogunjobi joining running back Joe Mixon, defensive end Trey Hendrickson, and safety Vonn Bell among the first-teamers who are currently out of action.Ogunjobi [more]

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