BEREA: Browns undrafted rookie nickel cornerback K’Waun Williams returned to practice Wednesday after being medically cleared from a concussion he suffered Oct. 12 in a 31-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
What went right: Free safety Tashaun Gipson had two interceptions and cornerback Buster Skrine tallied another. The three takeaways gave the Browns the ball at the Jaguars’ 17, the Jaguars’ 33 and the Browns’ 12, but the offense produced just three points off them. “With three turnovers, you expect to win that football game if we do what we’re supposed to do [on offense],” wide receiver Andrew Hawkins said.
BEREA: When the Browns ended their 25-day search for a head coach by choosing Mike Pettine on Jan. 23, many outsiders doubted his ability to secure a high-quality offensive coordinator because he had been hired later than his NFL peers.
0 — The number of games the Browns have played without Alex Mack as their starting center since his debut in 2009. Also, zero is the number of games that John Greco, Mack’s replacement, has started at center in his seven-year career.
1. The Browns start a three-game stretch Sunday against teams with a combined record of 1-16. The Jacksonville Jaguars and Oakland Raiders are 0-6 and 0-5, respectively, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 1-5. Winning these three games, one away and two at home, would put the Browns in great position for a playoff run. The Browns soundly beat the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers 31-10 last weekend. The Browns’ first four games featured wins by two points and one point, and losses by three points and two points.
BEREA: The Browns placed Pro Bowl center Alex Mack on injured reserve Friday, officially ending his season after he suffered a broken left fibula Sunday in the second quarter of a 31-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.