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The Cleveland Browns’ former first round draft pick Jeff Faine will be coming back to Cleveland… when the Bengals come here. Faine was traded to the New Orleans Saints when the Browns signed LeCharles Bentley. While Bentley never played a down for the Browns, it is hard to argue with signing a player of that caliber. Still, it always seemed strange that the Browns would try and fix something that wasn’t necessarily broken. Faine was almost always solid from all of my recollections. Of course he went on to be a Pro Bowl alternate for the Saints.
Now, he will be playing with the Bengals who needed some depth due to injuries to starting center Kyle Cook.
All in all there was some good to come out of all the uncertainty at center. As Browns fans we got to know Hank Fraley who filled in for Bentley pretty admirably until Alex Mack was drafted. Additionally, even though it would have been better for the Browns to have Bentley on the field, he now runs one of the premier offensive linemen schools and spent the off-season schooling Jason Pinkston and Shawn Lauvao. Those benefits remain to be seen, but you have to think they’re better with the training than without.
Just ask Alex Boone.
[Related: Browns and Bentley settle lawsuit]
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I think [Brandon Weeden] is very prepared. I think he’s had an outstanding camp. I thought he had an outstanding offseason. Really he’s kind of improved every day. For a guy that’s going through this for the first time as a pro, I think he’s very ready.
– Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur, Tuesday, after announcing that Weeden would not be suiting up for the team’s...
The following articles from Bleacher report, will give a good overview of what is going on with Cleveland Browns this preseason.
Who is under rated on the Browns roster?
What did we learn from Eagles v. Browns preseason game?
After the Cleveland Browns scored a touchdown in their preseason game this past Friday, a Browns fan named Jim Becker claims that he was reprimanded for standing in celebration and subsequently removed from the stadium, ultimately subjected to the league’s new conduct policy.
Becker’s first-person account states that, with the Browns trailing the Philadelphia Eagles 24-3,...
On one hand, no one will ever go broke questioning the legitimacy and competence of the Holmgren/Shurmur regime. It’s easy enough to see pretty much any decision they make as resulting primarily from some combination of arrogance and fear, including the one to sit Brandon Weeden in tonight’s final preseason tuneup. Of course they don’t want anyone to get hurt tonight, but worse...
Randy Lerner used a play from his 2005 playbook...sell an inherited asset for big money.
In 2005, Lerner, then chairman of MBNA, helped sell the credit card
bank to Bank of America. At the time, the Lerner family received $2.3
billion from the sale.
Now, Lerner is on the verge of the sale of the Cleveland Browns,
which should gross at least $700 million. If you’re doing...
Dustin Fox is kinda a big deal in Ohio. He went from an all-Ohio high schooler, to playing a key roll on the national championship team at Ohio State, to a few years in the NFL and now a football talking head for five hours on 92.3 FM in Cleveland. Of course we wanted to talk to Fox about the Browns and maybe even sneak in a question about Bernie Kosar’s daughter doing porn. ...
The WFNY Podcast makes a triumphant return. The opening is absolutely ridiculous now, as you’ll hear. The highlight clips have LeBron and Braylon Edwards! This is the last time you’ll hear it, but we thought it would be funny to play it one last time.
As for the rest, we’re Browns heavy. Topics include:
Rick hates Colt McCoy talk
4th pre-season game pointlessness
CLEVELAND -- The NFL has no shame.
Or perhaps those who follow sports have no shame, because fiascos like Thursday night are accepted with shrugs, as if being gouged is a mere eventuality.
In preseason, the NFL has perfected the art of the gouge.
For the league and its "partners," including the Browns, to put out a group of scrubs and charge people full-price for the...