A Browns source said money wasn't a factor in the franchise's decision to sign Cody Parkey over the weekend instead of fellow kicker Robbie Gould.
The Miami Herald cited NFL sources who said Browns special teams coordinator Chris Tabor wanted his team to sign Gould after Patrick Murray suffered a left knee injury in Friday's walk-through practice, but the front office decided Gould was too expensive and went with Parkey instead.
"Money played no role in the decision," the Browns source said Monday morning. "It's ridiculous to think that it would."
Parkey went 3-of-6 on field goals Sunday in a 30-24 overtime loss to the Miami Dolphins. He missed attempts of 41, 42 and 46 yards. The miss from 46 yards came with no time left in regulation, and the Browns would have won 27-24 if he had made it.To read more or comment...
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Undrafted rookie cornerback Briean Boddy-Calhoun returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown with 6:47 left in the second quarter to help the Browns capture a 13-10 halftime lead Sunday against the Miami Dolphins at Hard Rock Stadium.
The Browns used two players at quarterback in the first half: rookie Cody Kessler and quarterback-turned-wide receiver Terrelle Pryor.
In his NFL regular-season debut, Kessler completed 8-of-11 passes for 76 yards with a 91.5 passer rating.To read more or comment...
Two-time cornerback Joe Haden is among the Browns players who'll be inactive against the Miami Dolphins beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium.
Haden suffered a groin injury in Thursday's practice and was listed as questionable for the game. He traveled to Miami with the Browns and jogged and stretched on the field about three hours before kickoff.
Veteran Tramon Williams will start in place of Haden opposite Jamar Taylor. Undrafted rookie Tracy Howard will likely serve as the No. 3 cornerback for the Browns.
Losing Haden is a significant blow for the injury-riddled Browns.To read more or comment...