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Tue, 20 Aug 2002 08:44:27 -0700
Colts.com reports the Indianapolis Colts have waived RB Ben Gay.
Sun, 05 May 2002 10:53:37 -0700
The Tennessean reports the Tennessee Titans had some interest in RB Ben Gay before he was released by Cleveland and claimed by Indianapolis. The team decided against pursuing him because of his inconsistencies off the field.
Tue, 30 Apr 2002 16:30:27 -0700
Colts.com reports the Indianapolis Colts have claimed RB Ben Gay off waivers from the Cleveland Browns.
Wed, 24 Apr 2002 14:17:40 -0700
ClevelandBrowns.com reports the Cleveland Browns have released RB Ben Gay.
Wed, 20 Mar 2002 10:29:19 -0800
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis said this off-season is kind of a make-or-break time for RB Ben Gay. Davis said Gay's biggest challenge will be the maturity aspect of learning, noting his hunger will need to be high to get a bigger piece of the offensive action. Davis said if Gay comes through, it's like hitting a home run. If he doesn't, the team doesn't lose anything.
Fri, 08 Feb 2002 10:51:06 -0800
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports Cleveland Browns RB Ben Gay will stay in the states this year and participate fully in the Browns' off-season conditioning program. There had been some speculation that he may be sent to NFL Europe, but he wasn't one of the Browns' players allocated to the league.
Thu, 20 Dec 2001 07:17:20 -0800
Updating an earlier story, the Plain Dealer reports in addition to missing this week's game, Cleveland Browns RB James Jackson (ankle) may miss the rest of the season. "It's probably like it was a couple of weeks ago the very first time he injured it," coach Butch Davis said yesterday. "He took a severe shot and a sprain, and we'll see. They've got him in a boot-walker and they'll address it every single day. He took a tremendous amount of treatment [yesterday and the day before]." With Jackson out Jamel White and Ben Gay will carry the load and see some action at H-back too if Aaron Shea can't play Sunday.
Sun, 02 Dec 2001 19:18:35 -0800
Patrick McManamon reports for the Beacon Journal the Cleveland Browns unveiled a new short-yardage QB when they put S Scott Frost under center for two plays. He ran the option, which he said he can run in his sleep. He pitched to Ben Gay for a 6-yard gain the first time, but was stopped for a 1-yard gain the second time. "I doubt you'll see it again," Frost said. "We saw some things in their defense that we thought we could get away with it." He played some tight end and he had two passes thrown his way.
Fri, 23 Nov 2001 14:50:20 -0800
ClevelandBrowns.com reports Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis said he wouldn't reveal any plans on how he is going to utilize RBs James Jackson, Ben Gay and Jamel White this weekend. TE/H-back Rod Monroe is expected to be active for the first time this year. Aaron Shea will start at H-back with Mike Sellers suspended.
Fri, 23 Nov 2001 10:06:20 -0800
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports RB Ben Gay's stories were lost in the shuffle this week with all of the other legal problems Browns' players have run into. Gay said he was dealing drugs as recently as a year ago, that he was in a gang-related shootout in Kansas and that there was a period in his life he needed to drink to stop his hands from shaking. Head coach Butch Davis said the Browns are trying to find out how much truth there is to it, and it's just another area of things they're looking into.
Sun, 18 Nov 2001 20:48:42 -0800
Marla Ridenour reports for the Beacon Journal Cleveland Browns rookie RB Ben Gay, known as "The Legend," had a good debut against the Ravens today. He got the call today because coach Butch Davis felt normal starter James Jackson (ankle) would not have his normal explosiveness running the ball. Gay carried 18 times for 56 yards, caught one pass for 7 yards and returned two kickoffs for 66 yards. "I'm happy. I'm blessed," Gay said. "The offensive line was outstanding, the defense was outstanding. The wide receivers, coaches, a team game, I love it." Gay had one mistake, a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the second quarter after his 42-yard kickoff return. Davis talked like Jackson will be back next week.
Fri, 16 Nov 2001 16:44:59 -0800
ClevelandBrowns.com reports Cleveland Browns RB James Jackson (ankle) practiced on Friday. However, he remains questionable for this weekend's game. If he cannot play, Jamel White would take over as the team's starting tailback and Ben Gay would also likely see some action. H-back Mike Sellers (knee) was also able to go through Friday's practice.
Mon, 15 Oct 2001 16:21:32 -0700
Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis said RB James Jackson (ribs) would benefit from bigger holes to run through. Davis said he didn't think Jackson's rib injury was bothering him that much. The team plans to give backup RB Ben Gay, a rookie, more action during practice this week and he could see some time this weekend.
Wed, 10 Oct 2001 12:42:01 -0700
The Canton Repository reports Cleveland Browns rookie RB Ben Gay improved on kickoff returns last weekend after head coach Butch Davis told him to be more assertive in returning the ball. He had returns of 36 and 31 yards against the Chargers. On the punt return game, WR Dennis Northcutt will probably replace Kevin Johnson on returning punts soon. The team has slowly worked Northcutt back after he suffered a collarbone injury earlier this year.
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 08:21:08 -0700
The Beacon Journal reports after his 124 yard rushing day on Sunday, Cleveland Browns rookie RB James Jackson will hold onto his starting job. "James has started the first two games, and at this time there's no reason to think that won't continue,'' Coach Butch Davis said yesterday. Jamel White will be used as a change-up and on third downs. Ben Gay appears relegated to special teams for the time being.
Thu, 06 Sep 2001 20:20:36 -0700
Patrick McManamon reports for the Beacon Journal Cleveland Browns RB Ben Gay looks like he will be on the active list this week. Coach Butch Davis said he anticipates all three running backs being active, with Gay starting on three of five special teams.
Tue, 04 Sep 2001 19:34:13 -0700
Patrick McManamon reports for the Beacon Journal it looks like Cleveland Browns coach Butch Davis will wait to Sunday to name a starting RB. Davis is playing it close to the vest whether Jamel White or James Jackson starts. Ben Gay played in relief in all four pre-season games, and he could play in this one.
Tue, 28 Aug 2001 22:39:18 -0700
The Akron Beacon Journal reports Cleveland Browns RB Ben Gay is expected to see a lot of playing time in the Browns' pre-season finale against the Panthers this weekend. Head coach Butch Davis stated that Gay has come a "long way" so far and the team could work him into the mix as early as the second quarter. The team wants to throw him into the mix to see how he does.
Sat, 25 Aug 2001 21:08:50 -0700
Patrick McManamon reports for the Beacon Journal it is starting to look like Cleveland Browns RBs James Jackson and Jamel White will get the bulk of the playing time at RB. The Browns probably will keep RB Ben Gay, but he might find himself inactive for a few weeks - or until he masters pass protection and does not fumble. Rookie WR Quincy Morgan, who has improved steadily and Kevin Johnson appear to be in for now as the team's starting WRs. WRs Lenzie Jackson and Jammi German appear to have taken advantage of opportunities as they fight for spots as backups.
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 11:38:05 -0700
The Beacon Journal reports Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis said the competition at running back might continue through the end of preseason. The team has five running backs on the roster: rookie James Jackson, Jamel White, Travis Prentice, Ben Gay and Carl Fair. Davis said there is still no clear-cut No. 1.
Thu, 16 Aug 2001 21:11:16 -0700
Patrick McManamon reports for Akron Beacon Journal the Cleveland Browns had a scare today when RB Ben Gay came up grabbing his leg after a run in the afternoon practice. Gay returned to the field after an hour in the locker room. Apparently Gay had a cut on the back of his calf that required four stitches.
Fri, 10 Aug 2001 04:58:44 -0700
The Canton Repository reports the hotly contested battle for RB spots on the Cleveland Browns roster continues. After cutting Rashon Spikes on Wednesday, there are five RBs left battling for probably three spots. The depth chart lists second-year man Travis Prentice and rookie James Jackson as co-starters. Jamel White and rookie Ben Gay are listed as co-backups. Carl Fair remains on the roster too. Currently White is running with the first-team in practice, but coach Butch Davis has not named a starter for this weekend's pre-season game.
Sat, 04 Aug 2001 20:03:27 -0700
Patrick McManamon reports for the Akron Beacon Journal Cleveland Browns coach Butch Davis praised the play of three of his RBs after today's scrimmage. Rookie RB James Jackson (six carries for 22 yards), Jamel White (five for 20 and three receptions for 45 yards) and rookie Ben Gay (three carries for 20 yards and a bunch of missed tackles). "They dialed it up," Davis said. "There was definitely some electricity when they ran the ball."
Sat, 28 Jul 2001 20:26:02 -0700
Patrick McManamon reports for the Akron Beacon Journal the Cleveland Browns defense dominated today's scrimmage. The offensive highlight was a 58-yard run by rookie RB Ben Gay. Gay's run did come against the third- and fourth-team defense, but the crowd in attendance loved it. Gay was the sixth RB to carry the ball for the Browns in the scrimmage. Fellow rookie James Jackson started the game with the first team.
Wed, 25 Jul 2001 11:20:22 -0700
The Canton Repository reports Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis said RB Ben Gay is about an 80-1 long shot to make the team. However, Davis also calls him “intriguing.” Davis said he has good vision and confidence in himself. Gay plans to lower the odds each day by practicing hard.
Tue, 17 Jul 2001 21:51:43 -0700
Jason Cole reports for the Miami Herald the Miami Dolphins have confirmed they have only moderate interest in any of the 10 players eligible for Wednesday's NFL supplemental draft. RB Ben Gay, who last played with Edmonton in the CFL in 2000, may be the most intriguing. Though the Dolphins have scouted Gay and were impressed, they likely will pass on him. Only a couple of the players are expected to be taken on Wednesday. The leading candidates are LB Curtis Holden of Washington State and OL Shaun Rose of East Carolina.