RB Ben Tate Returns To Practice As Browns Get Back To Work

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BEREA (92.3 The Fan) – Running back Ben Tate returned to practice Tuesday as the Cleveland Browns returned to work fresh off their bye week.

Tate, sidelined since the team’s opener at Pittsburgh, wore a brace on his right knee as he took the first reps in various drills.

Tate sprained his knee in the first half following a 25-yard run against the Steelers. He finished with 41 yards on just 6 carries before being forced to depart.

Rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell have combined for 345 yards and 5 touchdowns this season but have struggled in the passing game accounting for just 5 catches for 30 yards.

Tate said last week that despite the production on the ground from the duo, referred to as the ‘baby backs,’ he expects to retain his starting role.

The Browns signed Tate in the offseason to a 2-year $6.2 million deal.


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Studs and Duds: Offensive Rookies Stand Out, But Defense Needs Help

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By Danny Cox

The Cleveland Browns are so close to being 3-0, but alas, they are sitting at 1-2 thanks to a couple of losses by a combined five points that all came after time expired. A large number of players are stepping up and doing what the team needs to win, but there are players on the defense that need to up their game and stop losses from happening so late in the clock.

When looking at the studs for the Browns so far this season, there are a few that jump into the spotlight, but mostly they’re rookies.

Running backs Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell

Bobby Rainey and Trent Richardson gone. Ben Tate out with an injury. West and Crowell are two rookies that needed to step into the spotlight in a hurry, and they took it and ran with it. In the first three games, they’ve got…

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Coach Sam Rutigliano: “It’s A Process, It Will Take Some Time, But There Are A Lot Of Pluses”

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Coach Sam Rutigliano, former Browns coach discusses what it means to have a “culture of winning” and how the Browns don’t have that right now. He brings up how each game can turn on 3 or 4 plays and they all went against the Browns yesterday. Coach Sam thinks now is a great time to regroup and this season can still be a success. Coach Sam feels the team isn’t where they need to be yet, but he can see that they are closing in on that point.

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Top 10 Cleveland Browns Victories Since 1999

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The Cleveland Browns surprised almost everyone with their dominant performance against the New Orleans Saints this past Sunday. Surprisingly, the Browns are 4-1 against the Saints since returning to the league in 1999.

With the Browns first victory of the 2014 season, we thought we’d take a look at some of the best victories since 1999. Enjoy!

(Photo Credit: Tom Hauck  /Allsport) (Photo Credit: Tom Hauck /Allsport)

Date: October 31, 1999
Opponent: New Orleans Saints
Score: 21–16
Why was it a big game?: The first win for the new Cleveland Browns

(Photo by Paul Spinelli/Getty Images) (Photo by Paul Spinelli/Getty Images)

Date: November 14, 1999
Opponent: Pittsburgh Steelers
Score: 16–15
Why was it a big game?: The first victory in the Cleveland Browns/Pittsburgh Steelers rivalry of the new era Browns

Running back William Green #31 of the Cleveland Browns carries the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during the NFL game at Cleveland Browns Stadium on December 29, 2002 in Cleveland, Ohio.  The Browns defeated the Falcons 24-16.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Running back William Green #31 of the Cleveland Browns carries the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during the NFL game at Cleveland Browns Stadium on December 29, 2002 in…

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Roda Report: Gordon & New Drug Policy, Training Camp On Move, NFL Mob Mentality

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Roda Report: Kenny Roda joined Baskin & Phelps Wednesday to discuss Josh Gordon’s opportunity under the newly announced NFL drug policy, the possibility of Browns training camp going to Columbus or another location than Berea, and the public outcry from fans and sponsors that appeared to affect Adrian Peterson’s status in the league.


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Making the case for Corey Kluber as the AL Cy Young Award winner



So, Corey Kluber is having a heck of a 2014 season – Cy Young worthy, in our view. There are other good candidates, of course, so we thought we’d help you make the case for CK, the Klubot, as this year’s AL Cy Young award. (All numbers updated as of Wednesday morning.)

  • 16 – 2nd-highest AL win total
  • 2.54—4th-best AL ERA
  • 244—2nd-highest AL strikeout total
  • 219.2—2nd-highest AL inning total
  • 3—2nd-most complete games
  • 10—3rd-best AL strikeout/9 IP total
  • 24—3rd-most AL quality starts
  • 6.3—3rd-highest AL Wins Above Replacement

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  • 16—Most wins by Tribe starter since 2008
  • 244—First Tribe pitcher to reach 200 Ks since Sabathia in 2007
  • 9—All-time Cleveland pitchers with 200 Ks (Feller, Score, McDowell, etc.)
  • 1.84—Second-half ERA, third-lowest figure in MLB
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Browns Drive Late To Stun Saints, 26-24

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CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Call it “The Drive II.”

Pinned at their own 4 with 2:46 to play, the Cleveland Browns hopes of avoiding an 0-2 start were on life support.

Then Brian Hoyer took over and drove them 85 yards in 13 plays to put them in position to win it.

Billy Cundiff kicked a 28-yard field goal to cap a 14-play 85 yard drive to give the Cleveland Browns a 26-24 win over the New Orleans Saints Sunday afternoon at FirstEnergy Stadium.

Hoyer completed 24 of 40 passes for 204 yards and a touchdown in the win for Cleveland, who won their home opener for the first time since 2004.

Drew Brees, who rallied the Saints from a 16-3 first half deficit, finished the day 27 of 40 for 237 yards, 2 touchdowns and an interception which was returned for a TD.

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Avila hits 2-run HR in 8th, Tigers top Indians

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DETROIT (AP) — Alex Avila hit a two-out, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Detroit Tigers kept their slim AL Central lead, beating the Cleveland Indians 5-4 Saturday night.

The Tigers remained a half-game ahead of Kansas City, which topped Boston 7-1.

Avila sent a full-count pitch from reliever Bryan Shaw (5-4) into the right-field stands for his 11th home run.

Victor Martinez hit his career-best 31st home run for Detroit.

Joba Chamberlain (2-5) pitched an inning of scoreless relief. Joe Nathan worked the ninth for his 31st save.

Detroit right fielder Torii Hunter saved two runs in the eighth with a two-out, diving catch of Yan Gomes’ short fly ball with runners on second and third.

Michael Brantley homered for Cleveland.

Mike Aviles’ two-out, two-run double into the right-field corner in the fifth gave Cleveland a 4-3 lead.

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