Rookie re­ceiver Call­away strug­gles to find con­sis­tency

Lost fum­ble against Tex­ans erased long gain in third quar­ter.

Dayton Daily News - - SPORTS - By Nate Ul­rich

Wide re­ceiver An­toBEREA — nio Call­away has been chas­ing consistent pro­duc­tion through­out his roller-coaster ride of a

SUN­DAY’S GAME

Pan­thers at Browns, 1 p.m., Fox, 95.3, 101.1 WZLR rookie sea­son.

The fourth-round draft pick of the Browns watched it slip from his grasp again Sun­day in a 29-13 loss to the Hous­ton Tex­ans.

On third-and-12 at the Browns 23, Call­away made a con­tested catch over the mid­dle against safety An­dre Hal and sprinted away from the de­fense. But as cor­ner­back Aaron Colvin closed in on him, Call­away drifted to his right, and safety Justin Reed forced him to fum­ble at the 6. Colvin re­cov­ered the fum­ble in the end zone.

What should have been a 77-yard touch­down with 3:35 left in the third quar­ter went down the drain, and the Browns trailed 26-7 in­stead of mak­ing things in­ter­est­ing.

“I was mad. I was pissed,” Call­away said Thurs­day as the Browns (4-7-1) pre­pared for Sun­day’s home game against the Carolina Pan­thers (6-6). “Right there, we had an op­por­tu­nity to close the lead. I mean, it was a start. That wouldn’t have put us right there, but it was a start, and I just want to make those plays when I can.”

Two snaps ear­lier, Call­away had beaten cor­ner­back Sha­reece Wright for a 76-yard touch­down re­cep­tion, but the play was negated by left tackle Greg Robinson’s hold­ing penalty.

“I told him, ‘You’re putting it on tape,’ that you can make the big plays, that you can catch the ball

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