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Browns settle for two field goals from inside 10-yard line, trail Giants 14-6 at halftime

By Nate Ulrich Published: November 27, 2016

Click the link for an updated version of the story: Giants 27, Browns 13: Cleveland three-quarters of way to winless season after surrendering seven sacks vs. New York 

The Browns settled for two field goals from inside the 10-yard line and trailed the New York Giants 14-6 at halftime Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium.

The Browns' defense did its part early by holding the Giants scoreless during their first four possessions.

But the offense handed the Giants a gift with the game's first turnover.

On first-and-10 from Cleveland's 25, Browns running back Isaiah Crowell ran for 3 yards and lost a fumble. Defensive tackle Damon Harrison forced the fumble. and strongside linebacker Devon Kennard recovered it at the Browns' 31 with 7:45 left in the second quarter.

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Browns free safety Ed Reynolds will start despite knee injury, cornerback Tramon Williams inactive

By Nate Ulrich Published: November 27, 2016

Free safety Ed Reynolds will be active when the Browns (0-11) host the New York Giants (7-3) beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Reynolds will start for the third consecutive game. He entered this weekend listed as questionable with a knee injury suffered last week in practice.

Cornerback Tramon Williams (knee) will be inactive. He was limited in practice throughout last week and listed as questionable.

Other inactives for the Browns will be quarterbacks Cody Kessler (concussion) and Joe Callahan, offensive linemen Gabe Ikard and Jonathan Cooper, wide receiver Jordan Payton and defensive lineman Tyrone Holmes.

Guard Justin Pugh (knee), wide receiver Tavarres King, defensive tackle Jay Bromley, cornerback Leon Hall, center Brett Jones (calf), right tackle Marshall Newhouse (knee) and quarterback Josh Johnson will be inactive for the Giants.

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Browns DC Ray Horton hopes Eli Manning's durability suddenly becomes an issue

By Nate Ulrich Published: November 25, 2016

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning is the epitome of durability, but that won't stop Browns defensive coordinator Ray Horton from fantasizing about facing his backup Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Horton said Friday he hopes Browns rookie defensive end Carl Nassib will sack his older brother, Giants backup quarterback Ryan Nassib.

The wishful thinking probably won't become reality because Manning is an NFL iron man and Nassib hasn't played this season. Manning's 193 consecutive starts is the longest streak among all active players and third all time among quarterbacks (Brett Favre holds the record at 297 and Peyton Manning is second at 227).

"I don’t know if another NFL player has ever sacked his brother," Horton said. "So that’s kind of our goal -- you talked about 193 [starts in a row] for Eli -- is to get Eli out of the game and let Ryan come in and see if Carl can maybe, whoever picks up the bill tomorrow night for dinner, maybe that’ll give him a little incentive to get after his brother."

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Browns QB Robert Griffin III practices Wednesday after being designated to return from IR

By Nate Ulrich Published: November 23, 2016

Click the link for an updated version of this story: Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III returns to practice, says he’s eager to prove he can still be future of franchise

Browns quarterback Robert Griffin III has a significant reason to be thankful.

Griffin is practicing on the eve of Thanksgiving for the first time since he suffered a fractured coracoid bone in his left shoulder Sept. 11 during the regular-season opener.

Griffin had pep in his step upon his return to the field, and his excitment was obvious during the 20-minute portion of practice open to reporters. At one point, Griffin jumped on the back of associate head coach-offense Pep Hamilton. He also exchanged high-fives and handshakes with teammates.

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Are the winless Cleveland Browns regressing? (podcast)

By Dan Kadar Published: November 22, 2016

On this week's Akron Beacon Journal and podcast, we discuss the latest reasons why the Cleveland Browns remain the NFL's only winless team.

Following Sunday's loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Browns were officially eliminated from the playoffs. Veteran offensive tackle Joe Thomas put some of the blame on the team's front office. Wide receiver Terrelle Pryor called out the team's inability to block. Quarterback Josh McCown took a different tactic and placed blame on himself. On the podcast, Nate says which is the better way to go for the Browns players during a tough season.

MORE: Browns coach Hue Jackson hell-bent on preventing his team from splintering: ‘I am going to be the calming voice’

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