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Browns move back up, take Justin Gilbert eighth overall

By Josh Alper

The Browns created a bit of excitement when they traded down to the ninth pick as the Bills moved up to get Sammy Watkins. They created some more when they moved from No. 9 to No. 8 in a trade with the Vikings, triggering many thoughts that quarterback Johnny Manziel’s […]

A.P.'s daughter: 'I can't believe you lost to the Browns'

By Sessler, Marc

Even little children are surprised the Browns beat the Vikings on Sunday:

Funny, but nobody in Minnesota is laughing after the Vikings fell to 0-3 with a 31-27 loss to Cleveland, who kept Peterson in check and forced the game into Christian Ponder‘s hands.

The Vikings quarterback ran for a pair […]

Vikings cornerback Chris Cook injured groin, will miss rest of game

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

Vikings cornerback Chris Cook tweaked is groin in the first half Sunday and will not return, according to the team.

When Cook initially went to the sidelines, he was listed as “probable” to return, but was downgraded to “questionable” before being ruled out during half time.

With Cook out, A.J. Jefferson played right […]

Big plays give Browns halftime lead at Minnesota

By Mike Wilkening

One of Sunday’s most entertaining games has taken place in Minneapolis.

Yes, we’re serious.

The Browns, led by passing game led by quarterback Brian Hoyer and wideout Josh Gordon, have a 24-17 lead after two quarters at Mall of America Field.

The Browns also used two second-quarter trick plays on special teams […]

Report: Colts had interest in Toby Gerhart before netting Richardson

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

The Browns traded Trent Richardson to the Colts this week, springing wide speculation that they’re playing for next season or beyond.

Before they landed Richardson, the Colts were also interested in Vikings backup running back Toby Gerhart, according to CBS Sports.

The Colts had apparently targeted running backs still on their rookie deals, […]

Vikings off to good start against Browns

By Mike Wilkening

The winless Vikings are off to a fast start against fellow 0-2 club Cleveland.

Adrian Peterson’s two-yard touchdown run capped an 11-play, 80-yard drive to give Minnesota a 7-0 lead 5:47 into the game.

The VIkings were 3-of-3 on third downs on the drive. Quarterback Christian Ponder was sharp, completing 3-of-4 passes […]

Browns vs. Vikings: Takeaways from Minnesota’s 31-27 Loss

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In the Minnesota Vikings‘ 31-27 loss to the Cleveland Browns, it came down to one quarterback who was able to get it done when it mattered, while another fell well short. Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer overcame two second-half interceptions just in time to lead his team to the game-winning touchdown with […]

Peterson “soul-searching” after slow (for him) start

By Darin Gantt

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For many backs, being on pace for more than 1,500 yards is reason to celebrate.

But for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, it’s cause for introspection.

According to Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Peterson said he needed to do some “soul-searching” after rushing for 100 yards last week […]

Making adjustments to Trent Richardson trade.

Derek Wetmore and Andrew Krammer discuss the Vikings midweek adjustments to the Browns’ lineup changes, including the trade that sent RB Trenton Richardson packing. #1500espn #sportswire #homepage

Browns announce that third-string QB Brian Hoyer will start Sunday

By dwetmore@1500espn.com

The Vikings started the season 0-2 and may have been in need of a pick-me-up.

They got it Wednesday, with the announcement that Browns starting quarterback Brandon Weeden will not start Sunday’s game due to injury. And Jason Campbell, the Browns’ listed backup, has been leap-frogged by third-string signal caller Brian Hoyer.

 

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