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Steelers’ Maurkice Pouncey has ‘no regrets’ about role in fight vs. Browns

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- A jovial Maurkice Pouncey didn't have any regrets about his role in the fight between Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and Browns defensive end Myles Garrett three weeks ago in Cleveland.Pouncey, who served a two-game suspension, was gregarious and light-hearted while speaking publicly Wednesday for the first time since the brawl."The NFL had to make a statement, and rightfully so," Pouncey said of the fines. "At the end
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Browns release reserve DE Chris Smith

[ad_1] BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns have released defensive end Chris Smith on Tuesday.Smith had one tackle in nine games for the Browns. He was not active Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, even though Cleveland was without defensive end Myles Garrett, who's suspended for the season.Smith's girlfriend, Petara Cordero, was struck and killed by a driver on a highway in September.A passenger, Cordero had exited Smith's vehicle after his
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Freddie Kitchens indicates Damarious Randall benching short term

[ad_1] Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens indicated Monday that safety Damarious Randall's benching was likely for one game only."His status going forward is he'll come back this week and I'm assuming we'll do everything we need to do to be on the field,'' Kitchens said, according to Cleveland.com.Randall, the team's starting free safety, was made inactive for Sunday's game against the Steelers for an unspecified violation, but ESPN's Jake Trotter
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Browns shift from salvaging this season to saving this era – Cleveland Browns Blog

[ad_1] BEREA, Ohio -- Cleveland's season all but ended Sunday where Cleveland seasons typically go to die anyway.The junior-varsity Pittsburgh Steelers, headlined by a once fourth-team quarterback who couldn't defeat Youngstown State while in college, defeated the other team in Northeast Ohio, which fell in Pittsburgh for a 16th consecutive time. That's the third-longest road losing streak to a single opponent in NFL history, tying the Browns' other ignominious losing
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Source — Browns release reserve DE Chris Smith

[ad_1] BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns have released defensive end Chris Smith, a source confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday.Smith had one tackle in nine games for the Browns. He was not active Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, even though Cleveland was without defensive end Myles Garrett, who's suspended for the season.Smith's girlfriend, Petara Cordero, was struck and killed by a driver on a highway in September.A passenger, Cordero had
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Week 14 NFL Power Rankings — 1-32 poll, plus who’s under fire in the final month

[ad_1] 6:40 AM ETNFL NationESPN The NFL Power Rankings looked at players, coaches and executives on the hot seat in the preseason. Now that we're in the home stretch of the regular season, we figured we'd revisit this subject and see who was under fire going into the final month.From players with rocky futures, coaches who might have to update their résumés or executives whose rosters are under scrutiny, our
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Week 13 NFL overreactions – The Jaguars’ Foles problem, and Kitchens will be one-and-done

[ad_1] A lot of air went out of a lot of NFL balloons in Week 13. If you're a fan of the Browns, Chargers, Colts, Raiders, Panthers, Jaguars or even Eagles, Sunday was a tough day for whatever remaining hope this season held for you.Not that all of those teams are cooked, mind you. But Sunday was some level of gut punch for all of those teams if they were
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Steelers blast Freddie Kitchens for controversial shirt

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- Cleveland Browns coach Freddie Kitchens downplayed his "Pittsburgh Started It" T-shirt in the aftermath of his team's 20-13 loss, but Steelers players blasted the coach for putting his team in a bad position."I know that our coach never would have done anything like that," left guard Ramon Foster said. "Why throw gas? When you do something like that, you throw your players in harm's way. He's not
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Steelers’ James Washington fights through pass interference for TD catch

[ad_1] PITTSBURGH -- Just as the sun came out at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Devlin Hodges rifled a deep pass to receiver James Washington in the end zone on Sunday.Despite defensive pass interference from Cleveland Browns cornerback T.J. Carrie, Washington came down with it for a 30-yard touchdown, the Steelers' first of the afternoon to tie the game 10-10 with a minute left in the first half.Unbelievable touchdown grab‼️@DevlinHodges10