BEREA, Ohio -- The Cleveland Browns on Tuesday signed QB Caleb Hanie. In addition, the team placed LB Brandon Magee (pectoral) on injured reserve.
Hanie is a 6-2, 222-pound veteran in his sixth NFL season out of Colorado State. He has appeared in 10 career games with four starts. Hanie has completed 59 of 116 passes (50.9 percent) for 679 yards with three touchdowns and 10 interceptions. Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by Chicago in 2008, Hanie spent four years with the Bears. Last year, he was the third quarterback for Denver for all 16 games. He spent training camp this season with the Ravens.
He finished his career at CSU fifth in Mountain West history with 39 touchdown passes and seventh with 6,523 total yards. A native of Forney, Texas, he graduated from Forney High School.
Magee appeared in eight games and recorded three special-teams tackles.
Joe Haden opens up on his Sunday post game comments.
CLEVELAND -- Cecil Shorts came home and broke some hearts.
A Cleveland kid who grew up rooting for the Browns, Shorts caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Chad Henne with 40 seconds left, rallying the Jacksonville Jaguars to a 32-28 win on Sunday.
On third-and-9, Henne lofted a perfect pass to the left corner for Shorts, who had beaten cornerback Joe Haden. Shorts got both feet down in the end zone before tumbling out of bounds.
It was a dream moment for Shorts, who earlier this week talked about the excitement of returning to play in front of family members and friends. As a kid, his father raised him to support the local teams.
"I'm all Cleveland -- Browns, Indians, Cavaliers," he said. "That's all I knew growing up."
He's added another entry to the city's pained sports history.
Henne drove the Jaguars (3-9) 80 yards in nine plays for the winning TD as Jacksonville continued its stunning turnaround after losing its first eight games, all by at least 10 points. The Jaguars are 3-1 since their bye with all three victories on the road.
Before Shorts' catch, it appeared Browns beleaguered quarterback Brandon Weeden was going to shake off a rough afternoon. He had given the Browns (4-8) a 28-25 lead with a 95-yard TD pass to Josh Gordonwith 3:55 left.
Gordon returned from a head injury and finished 10 catches for a team record 261 yards. He's the first player in NFL history to have consecutive 200-yard games. He had 237 in a loss last week against Pittsburgh, and Gordon has 1,249 yards this season despite missing two games with a drug suspension.
Still, Henne marched the Jaguars downfield to win it. Jacksonville stopped Cleveland's final chance by batting down a desperation pass by Weeden into the end zone.
Josh Scobeekicked three field goals for the Jaguars.
Down 21-20 and their offense doing nothing, the Jaguars took the lead when Browns center Alex Macksnapped the ball over Weeden's head into the end zone and the QB kicked it out of bounds for a safety.
Weeden, back in the starting lineup because Jason Campbellhas a concussion, finished 24 of 40 for 370 yards with three TDs and two interceptions -- both coming in the final 2:35 of the first half. A team spokesman said Weeden was diagnosed with a concussion following the game after reporting symptoms.
Because of the head injury, Weeden did not speak with reporters.
Henne went 24 of 40 for 195 yards and two TDs for the Jaguars. Jacksonville running back Maurice Jones-Drew ran for 77 yards and threw an 8-yard TD pass to Marcedes Lewisin the second quarter.
Gordon left briefly in the third quarter after sustaining a head injury while trying to make a leaping catch. Safety Winston Guyknocked off Gordon's helmet. Gordon's head snapped back and he appeared to bang it as he landed on the hard ground. Guy was penalized for an illegal hit.
Gordon walked to the sideline without any help, was examined on the bench and escorted to the locker room for further evaluation. He returned to a large ovation in the final minute of the quarter and caught a 10-yard pass on his first play back.
A few plays after Gordon went out, Weeden connected with Greg Littlefor a 4-yard TD to put the Browns ahead 21-20.
Weeden fell apart late in the second period, throwing the two picks and getting stripped of the ball as the Jaguars converted three turnovers into 13 quick points to take a 20-14 halftime lead.
Until his meltdown, Weeden had looked sharp for most of the opening half. He connected with Gordon on a 21-yard TD for a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter. The Jaguars tied it when Jones-Drew took a pitch to the right and lobbed his scoring pass to Lewis.
Weeden targeted Gordon on nearly every play as Jacksonville's young secondary struggled to handle the 6-foot-3, 225-pounder, who has emerged as a rising NFL star.
Willis McGahee's 1-yard TD run gave the Browns a 7-0 lead, but the Jaguars responded with Henne's 18-yard scoring toss to tight end Clay Harbor.
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Browns linebacker Paul Krueger talks on Brandon Weeden getting booed.
CLEVELAND -- Ben Roethlisberger made it a Sweet 16 over the Browns.
Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes and beat Cleveland again as the Pittsburgh Steelers moved back into the playoff picture with a 27-11 win over the Browns on Sunday.
Roethlisberger connected on a 41-yard TD pass to Antonio Brown in the first half, and hit Emmanuel Sanders on a 4-yarder in the third quarter for the Steelers (5-6), who have turned their season around following an 0-4 start.
Roethlisberger finished 22 of 34 for 217 yards and improved to 16-1 against the Browns (4-7), who have lost five of six and seen a promising year turn into yet another miserable one.
Browns quarterback Jason Campbell sustained a concussion in the third quarter when he was sacked by cornerback William Gay. Campbell was struck in the helmet by Gay and his head snapped back and banged the turf.
Gay later picked off Brandon Weeden and returned it 21 yards for a TD, giving the Steelers a 27-3.
After losing to Minnesota on Sept. 29, the Steelers looked old, slow and a shell of themselves. Things didn't look any better when they gave up 55 points and 610 yards to New England earlier this month.
But with three straight wins, they're right back in postseason contention, where they usually are when the schedule moves into December.
Pittsburgh continued its dominance of Cleveland since 1999. The Steelers have turned one of the NFL's best rivalries into a laughable, one-sided affair, going 25-5 in the past 14 years.
One bright spot for the Browns was wide receiver Josh Gordon, who set a team record with 237 yards receiving.
Campbell's scary injury has Cleveland's season on a familiar slide. He was leveled on a blind-side blitz on third down by Gay, who came in untouched and dislodged the ball. As the QB lay flat on his back near midfield, Pittsburgh's Will Allen scooped the ball and returned it to Cleveland's 4.
Campbell, who earlier left game for one play in the first half after aggravating a rib injury was being checked by the Browns' training staff. Roethlisberger came over and gave him a gentle tap on the helmet.
A wobbly Campbell was taken to the bench and examined before being helped onto a cart and driven to the locker room. Campbell's head slumped as he was taken away.
Former starter Weeden, who twice lost his job this season, was booed at times, and went 13 of 30 for 209 yards.
One play after Campbell's fumble, Roethlisberger tossed his TD pass to Sanders, giving the Steelers a 20-3 lead.
Pittsburgh spent the rest of the game running the clock, pinning the Browns deep and clearing out fans in FirstEnergy Stadium the way they almost always do. When the game ended, the Steelers were cheered as they walked into their tunnel by a few hundred fans who couldn't have imagined them saving this season following their horrific start.
The Steelers scored 10 points late in the second quarter to take a 13-3 halfime lead.
Roethlisberger connected with Brown behind cornerback Joe Haden for the game's first TD..
Steelers super safety Troy Polamalu got the ball right back when he stripped running back Chris Ogbonnaya after an 8-yard run and the Steelers recovered. The Steelers got a 32-yard field goal from Shaun Suisham with 7 seconds left to open their 10-point lead.
Both teams moved the ball effectively on their first possessions, but had drives stall and settled for field goals. Suisham's 47-yarder gave the Steelers a 3-0 lead, and the Browns responded with Billy Cundiff kicking a 49-yard field goal.
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