Browns lose LB Christian Kirksey, DB EJ Gaines for season

The Browns are down two more defensive starters for the rest of the season. Cleveland on Wednesday placed linebacker Christian Kirksey and defensive back E.J. Gaines on injured reserve, effectively ending their seasons. Kirksey, who has battled through a number of injuries this season, hurt his hamstring in the second half of Sunday’s loss to …

Browns had chance to grab big opportunity, but fell well short in Pittsburgh

For 18 and-a-half fleeting minutes, the Browns looked better than the Steelers. They looked like an evolved and matured version of Week 1’s team. Baker Mayfield produced the bump you’d expect from someone who replaced his incumbent. The Steelers couldn’t solve the young, ravenous Browns defense. This was the Browns’ statement game. This was their …

Steelers pull away in 2nd half to down Browns in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH — A swing of momentum the Browns’ way in Sunday’s third quarter didn’t have the staying power Cleveland needed. The Browns sliced into Pittsburgh’s lead in the third quarter after a wacky turn of events, but the Steelers delivered a resounding response to send Cleveland out of Heinz Field with a 33-18 loss. The …

Hue Jackson: 'Before season is out, you are going to hear from both' Nick

Duke Johnson is steadfast with his message. From Draft Day in 2015 until he led the team in receptions last season, from this offseason — when the Browns both drafted and signed a running back — until Wednesday — when he was asked about the trade involving one of those running backs — his message …

Browns pay homage to Joe Thomas, who believes team is on cusp of turnaround

CLEVELAND — Over the course of 11 seasons, Joe Thomas became masterful in the art of deflecting praise with a certain brand of humility tinged with humor and self-deprecation. So it was fitting, then, when the former Browns left tackle and future Hall-of-Famer wore a Baker Mayfield jersey to what was something of a homecoming …