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Matt Borcas is a Mentor, Ohio native who recently emerged from a field of 4,000 competitors to land a job writing about the NFL for ESPN’s Grantland. Matt’s Browns-centric column on the NFL Draft will run regularly here all the way up to draft weekend and through its immediate aftermath. Enjoy!
In these days of pre-Draft angst, it’s comforting to know that a perfect, if fictional, Cleveland Browns Draft lies on the horizon of 2014 theatrical releases. For the uninitiated, the movie is called Draft Day, starring Kevin Costner as the Browns GM, Dennis Leary as the head coach, and Jennifer Garner as the GM’s love interest.
Co-screenwriter Rajiv Joseph described it thusly to Plain Dealer film critic Clint O’Connor:
It’s a movie that takes place in one day. It’s about the general manager of the Cleveland Browns. His professional and personal lives collide on the day of the NFL draft. He has these draft picks and he’s trying to save his team, which is going down the drain. Not a big
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ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi speculates that the Cleveland Browns could deal either converted linebacker Jabaal Sheard or converted defensive end Athyba Rubin on the day of the NFL Draft.
Sheard, a 6-foot-3-inch, 264-pound defensive end, was the 37th pick in the 2011 NFL draft for the Browns. He has 15 1/2 sacks in two seasons, leading the team in sacks the past two years. There...
The Cleveland Browns have many holes to fill and the 2013 NFL Draft first round is considered pedestrian at best.
Quarterback is at the top of the list as confidence in current starter Brandon Weeeden seems to be on shaky ground.
Back up Jason Campbell could cause some noise, but the big picture has the Browns selecting a quarterback. The general consensus is top rated quarterback...
Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland believes the Browns could be open to trading either DE/OLB Jabaal Sheard or DL Ahtyba Rubin.
Grossi points out that both players still have market value and believes Sheard could fetch a second-round pick for the Browns.
Grossi adds that he wouldn’t rule out the Browns taking an outside linebacker at No. 6 overall.
With the Browns implementing...
BEREABrandon Weeden was ready for the questions surrounding his future with the Browns.
First, would the Browns replace him during the off-season?
First, I havent listened to (the speculation), Weeden said after the first minicamp practice. And thats the nature of this business. I can only control what I can control. Theyre not going to set me out there if I dont win games. You have...
Quarterbacks Brandon Weeden and Jason Campbell threw passes side by side as the Cleveland Browns opened their first minicamp of the season.
The 29-year-old Weeden is the incumbent and started 15 games last year. He was the 22nd overall pick in the 2012 draft.
Campbell, 31, was signed as a free agent on March 26. The ninth-year pro appeared in six games last season with the Bears...
Tweet A company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is the focus of a FBI investigation that began Monday, per a report from the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Here are details: The headquarters of Pilot Flying J, a nationwide chain of truck stops and convenience stores, was locked down for much of the day. “The FBI [...]
Not that the tight end position is lacking in possible sleepers this year, but you can throw Jordan Cameron’s name into the mix.
In a question and answer piece by Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, she tells us that new offensive coordinator Norv Turner has said, Jordan Cameron has been “identified” as the starter for 2013. For right now…
Normally a statement like...
The Cleveland Browns have filled their vacancy at kicker. After losing long-time kicker Phil Dawson to the 49ers the Browns have added Shayne Graham.
Graham, 35, spent last season with the Houston Texans.
While with the Texans the veteran made 31-of-38 kicks. The Browns also have Brandon Bogotay under contract.
If the Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns have it their
way, there may be a few trades agreed to early in this year’s NFL Draft. Peter King of Sports Illustrated reports that the Raiders and Browns both want to
trade down from their No. 3 and No. 6 selections.
The Raiders are hoping to add a second-round pick, as they
are without one this year due to their previous trade with...
We now know who will be left with the difficult task of filling Pro Bowler and franchise staple Phil Dawson’s shoes. This evening, the Browns announced that they have signed kicker Shayne Graham to a contract.
Graham is 35 and has kicked for 12 seasons with 8 different teams. His best seasons came with Cincinnati, where he played from 2003-2010, making the Pro Bowl in 2005. For...
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