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NFL offers explanation for overturned first down in Browns loss

The Cleveland Browns were on the short end of one of the strangest replay reviews in recent NFL history.After running back Carlos Hyde appeared to achieve what would like have been a game-clinching first down with 1:32 left on the clock Customized Cleveland Browns Jerseys , the on-field call was reversed by the replay official, who called for a review of the play.The call was overturned, Browns National howled in disbelief - as did many non-Browns fans - and the Browns would eventually go on to lose the game in overtime.On Monday, the NFL came up with an explanation for why it overturned a play that did not seem to have enough evidence to change the on-field call of a first down. According to an article by ESPN’s Kevin Seifert www.authenticsclevelandbrowns.com , an NFL spokesman said the replay official “pieced together” two angles of the play to come to the conclusion that Hyde was short of the first-down marker:Seems like the replay official did a lot of extra work to try and find a reason to overturn the call.Browns head coach Hue Jackson took the right approach about the questionable decision during his Monday press conference, according to clevelandbrowns.com:The replay was far from conclusive and it was surprising to just about everyone when the call was overturned. But that doesn’t mean the Browns defense has to turn around and let the Raiders drive down the field for a touchdown and two-point conversion to tie the game. Even so, this is one of those games that is going to sting for a while.WR Ricardo Louis out for season with neck injury, 3 other players on PUP list On Wednesday Cleveland Browns T-Shirt , the Cleveland Browns announced that WR Ricardo Louis will miss the entire 2018 season with a neck injury. Despite being the team’s leading receiver in 2017 (which wasn’t saying much), only 12% of fans thought he was going to make the roster this season due to the additions of Jarvis Landry and Antonio Callaway.In addition, the team announced that the following three players will begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) listT Desmond Harrison (ankle)DE Chad Thomas (groin)SS Jabrill Peppers (groin)Those three moves do not open up spots on the 90-man roster, but it gives the team options to keep them on the list into the regular season (if they were to be injured that long). Odds are Cleveland Browns Hats , most of them will be back before long.Cleveland also utilized the “Did Not Report” label with WR Josh Gordon as a mechanism to (at least temporarily) open another roster spot. So the losses of Louis and Gordon mean two spots are open for Cleveland to add players in the coming days — training camp officially opens to the public on Thursday.
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