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Daily Dawg Chow: Browns news (11/13/14)

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Cleveland Browns:

  • "Concussion Could Keep Browns S Tashaun Gipson Out Sunday" (92.3 The Fan) - "The Cleveland Browns have been playing shorthanded on offense, and this week they could be on defense. Safety Tashaun Gipson was diagnosed with a concussion and did not practice Wednesday."
  • "Browns dealing with success" (OBR) - "The Browns are in unfamiliar territory. They are in first place in the AFC North and a Browns team hasn’t been in first place in their division since the 1994 season. Mike Pettine said he didn’t have to spend much time talking to the team about being in first place."
  • "Browns have (No.) 99 problems with J.J. Watt" (AP) - "J.J. Watt seems to be everywhere these days. Turn on the tube, and there he is dancing on a TV commercial. Check out the supermarket's magazine display rack and there's Houston's dynamic No. 99 on the covers of two national sports magazines..."
  • "Browns preparing for another former Tom Brady backup in Ryan Mallett" (MJ) - "Another graduate of the Tom Brady Quarterback School is about to get his diploma. Ryan Mallett, 6-foot-6, 245 pounds, will make his first NFL start for the Houston Texans on Nov. 16 against the Browns in FirstEnergy Stadium."

NFL:

  • "AFC North Is League's Best Overall Since 1935" (AP) - "With a 6-4 record, the Baltimore Ravens would be at or near the top of every division except one: their own. In the AFC North, it translates into last place. It's the only division where being good isn't good enough."
  • "Dez Bryant: 'Don't test my loyalty'" (ESPN) - "Dez Bryant says he would prefer to retire as a member of the Dallas Cowboys, but feeling respected by the franchise he plays for is a higher priority for the Pro Bowl receiver."
  • "Cam Newton: 'Yes, I’m hurt'" (PFT) - "Football coaches like to say there’s a difference between being hurt and being injured. That distinction is apparently what Panthers coach Ron Rivera was making when he said on Tuesday that Cam Newton isn’t injured."
  • "Aldon Smith seeks fresh start after suspension return" (USA TODAY) - "Aldon Smith is not a monster. He is not a menace to society, unless you belong to the society of NFL offensive tackles. Smith can be a lot of things, those close to him say: Emotional. Gentle. Intellectual. Artistic."