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Hall of Famer and former Indians designated hitter Eddie Murray was charged with insider training by the SEC, “The Securities and Exchange Commission, however, doesn’t look as favorably at people who can play both sides of something.  The Baltimore Orioles legend learned that the hard way, being charged with insider trading on Friday as part of a probe that involved his old teammate Doug DeCinces.” [Big League Stew]

Over at Eleven Warriors, Camp Meyer is underway and there are several valuable pieces of infromation here, including, “The great mystery of Adam Bellamy was solved, and it sounds like a sad situation. He has left the team due to personal reasons involving his family. When and if he returns, defensive line coach Mike Vrabel said he’d be welcomed with open arms. Another piece of bad news learned today: sports information director Jerry Emig said freshman offensive lineman Joey O’Connor will redshirt this season because of a knee injury. He underwent surgery earlier this week.” [Eleven Warriors]

Dawgs By Nature has their projection of the Browns’ 53-man roster. It includes Colt McCoy… for now. [Dawgs By Nature]

Over at the AFC North Blog, Jamison Hensley organized a poll for the top cornerback in the division. Cleveland’s Joe Haden took the crown, “What separates Haden and Webb is their ability to make plays. All of these cornerbacks are talented and are a big reason why their defenses rank so high against the pass. But cornerbacks need to be playmakers. Haden intercepted six passes as a rookie and broke up 19 throws last season. Webb made eight interceptions last season, including three in the playoffs. ” [ESPN AFC North Blog]

Ninety-two years ago yesterday, the Indians were struck by tragedy with the loss of Ray Chapman. It’s Pronounced Lajaway recounts the sad occasion, “It was on this day in 1920 that Cleveland Indians shortstop (and occasional second baseman) Ray Chapman “Chappie” passed away.  The day before, Chapman was hit in the head by New York Yankees pitcher Carl Mays in the top of the 5th inning in a game at the Polo Grounds.  In 1920, Major League Baseball players didn’t wear batting helmets; the pitched ball actually fractured Chapman’s skull.  The 29-year-old Chapman lived through the night and died the next day in New York’s St. Lawrence Hospital.” [It's Prononced Lajaway]




Allowing Myself To Think (Some) Good Thoughts About The Browns

It took a second viewing of Thursday night’s blowout victory against the Green Bay Packers for it to sink in, but there were plenty of things to take away in a cautiously optimistic fashion. While I’m on the record (or soon will be) that I don’t think the Browns will be making any drastic moves northward in the standings that will result in making the playoffs or anything like...

Good signs for Browns in pre-season win

Theres no sense sugarcoating that Cleveland Browns performance in preseason Game 2 Thursday night. That was a good effort. Never mind that Green Bay treated the game like a scrimmage and the Browns starters played more than the Packers its been a long time since so much positive came out of a game. The Packers may have seemed woefully disinterested, but it was a game the Browns...

Brandon Weeden Must Be Great Or The Cleveland Browns Will Move On

Everything is coming up roses in Cleveland because rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden looked much improved in last week’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers. While it always is a good thing to see young players perform well even under preseason conditions, as with everything else in August, it also is good not to get too “up” or too “down” about anything. Everyone...

Football fun again for Browns RB Hardesty

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Browns Say Trent Richardson Progressing Ahead of Schedule…

Trent Richardson is reportedly ahead of schedule in recovering from his second knee surgery since February. What is most concerning is that it's on the same knee, the left knee, that Richards had operated on in February. He hasn't played a game as a pro yet and he already has a problem knee. He's not going to play in any preseason games but the Browns have not ruled...

Trent Richardson progressing well in rehab

Trent Richardson disappointed some fantasy owners that drafted early when it became known that the first year player from Alabama would require surgery on his injured left knee. Those owners may not miss too much time from their early round draft pick, as it appears Richardson may be back sooner than first thought. According to a report by beat writer Nate Ulrich on twitter, head...

Trent Richardson Ahead of Schedule

According to Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal, Browns coach Pat Shurmur said running back Trent Richardson has made good progress and might be ahead of schedule in his rehab from arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.Fantasy Spin:Richardson's second knee scope has clearly scared owners off. The running back was routinely drafted in the early second round in mock drafts...

Weeden solid as Browns beat Packers

Rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden showed improvement in his second preseason game, avoiding major mistakes as the Cleveland Browns beat the Green Bay Packers 35-10 at Lambeau Field on Thursday night. Aaron Rodgers looked sharp in limited action, but backup quarterback Graham Harrell was shaky for the Packers. Weeden, a first-round pick out of Oklahoma State who already has been...

VP candidate Paul Ryan praises “Brendan Wheaton.”

I just have to chuckle at this one. I have little to zero interest in politics, and adhere to the age-old saying: “they’re all idiots.” But Republican candidate Mitt Romney’s running partner, Paul Ryan, took it a step further during a recent campaign stop in Ohio. He praised the Cleveland Browns, and even went on to praise current rookie quarterback, Brendan Wheaton. Pretty...

Richardson ahead of schedule

Some good news out of Cleveland today. Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur told the media that first round draft pick Trent Richardson is making progress and could be ahead of schedule. Richardson had a routine scope on his left knee about ten days ago and it’s hopeful that he returns for Week 1. If he’s indeed healthy and ready to go that would be a boost to the offense...

That's Not a Heisman Pose: TE Ben Watson Does Yoga

Mike Lockyer interviews Cleveland Browns Tight End, Benjamin Watson (even though Lockyer was expecting Ben's sister Emma Watson) and they decide to do some yoga.  They strike yoga poses, a conversation about Mary J. Blige and discuss Lockyer's professional sports prospects.Sorry if you're also disappointed that Emma Watson is not in this video.Check it out here:

Green Bay Packers vs Cleveland Browns, Fantasy Football Analysis

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="620"] Browns QB Brandon Weeden was solid against the Packers Thursday Night.[/caption] We all know that the NFL preseason doesn't really matter. At least the final score at the end of the game doesn't but for fantasy football owners there are plenty of things that can be taken away from these otherwise...
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