Found May 20, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
Montario Hardesty was once a promising 2nd round pick of the Cleveland Browns. However, he got hurt as a rookie in 2010 and missed the entire season, losing his job to Peyton Hillis in the process. Then in 2011, when Hillis was hurt, he struggled to establish himself as the lead back, averaging just 3.0 YPC on 88 carries and suffering through injuries of his own. With Peyton Hillis signing in Kansas City this offseason, the Browns showed no confidence in giving Hardesty the lead back job, trading up to use the 3rd overall pick on Trent Richardson to be their lead back. When that happened, it looked like Hardesty would be destined to just be a scarcely used backup this season, but now that might not even be the case. According to ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi, it’s Brandon Jackson, not Hardesty, who will be #2 on Cleveland’s depth chart behind Richardson likely because he’s a more refined pass catcher and pass protector. Grossi also reportedly earlier this offseason that Hardesty’s ro...

NFL Report: Heckert says Phil Taylor will play THIS season

At a Browns Backers event in Akron, General Manager Tom Heckert said he is “100% positive” that DT Phil Taylor will play this season- “One hundred percent — I don’t think there’s any question about that,” Heckert said when asked about Taylor playing in 2012. “Once it’s healed, it’s healed. He should start lifting in four months.” Jeff Schudel of the News-Herald...

Josh Cribbs on his way out with the Cleveland Browns?

Will the fans of the Cleveland Browns be seeing WR/KR Josh Cribbs on the field for the last time in 2012? Jeff Schudel of the News-Herald seems to think it’s a very distinct possibility. Because of the changes to the kickoff rules last season, there is less value in paying a large salary to a player which excels only at that specialty. In fact, there have even been some discussion...

Report: Josh Cribbs could be done in Cleveland after 2012

CLEVELAND- Will this be the last year that kick returner Josh Cribbs suits up as a Cleveland Brown? The word that is coming out of the Mid-West is that unless Cribbs agrees to play for less money that the 2012 season will be his final hurrah as a Br... To read this article and watch a fast paced package on Cribbs, please click the link below.

Cleveland Browns Should Not Trade Colt McCoy

During the past offseason, the Cleveland Browns’ feelings about Colt McCoy changed more quickly than a teenage girl’s feelings about the cute boy sitting two rows away in English class. One day, the Browns’ brain trust fell all over themselves to praise McCoy. Another day, the team openly discussed their failed attempts to trade up in the NFL Draft to select Robert Griffin...

Browns’ Greg Little to have a breakout year?

The Browns’ offense might have been the most devoid of playmakers of any team in the league last year. They changed that this offseason by adding one of the draft’s most dynamic playmakers, Trent Richardson, and upgrading their starting quarterback from Colt McCoy to Brandon Weeden. If you ask the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot, the Browns also have one more dynamic...

Ex-Big 12 QBs compete for Browns starting job

AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Browns general manager Tom Heckert says the team expects rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden to be Cleveland's starter this season. Heckert, speaking Monday night before a banquet for Browns fans, said Weeden will compete with Colt McCoy for the starting job and "we and we fully expect Brandon to be that guy. That's our goal to have him be the guy...

While We’re Waiting…Browns Quarterback Competition, Calling Up LaPorta, Joe Carter Bobbleheads

Plenty, I’m sure: “Personally, having watched both players a number of times, I don’t think that Weeden has the tools to beat out McCoy unless the competition is rigged. The only advantage I see Weeden having over McCoy is height. In saying that, it will be interesting to watch how it unfolds this summer in both camp and the preseason. My money is on McCoy. Any takers?”...

Browns’ Josh Cribb loses value thanks to rule changes

Getty Images The new rule changing kickoffs from the 30 yard line to the 35 yard line was designed to help players and diminish their risk of getting seriously injured. Unfortunately for some players, such as in the case of Cleveland Browns’ Josh Cribbs, it is also diminishing their on field value. And it is for that very reason 2012 may be his last season as a Brown. Josh Cribbs...

Browns “fully expect” Brandon Weeden to start

AP Photo According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, at the Akron Browns Backers Banquet Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said that they expect rookie quarterback Brandon Weeden to be their starter. “The best guy is going to play and we fully expect Brandon to be that guy,” said Heckert. I think everyone expects Weeden to start, because there’s no way that Seneca Wallace...

NFL Rumors: Kellen Winslow Apparently Done in Tampa Bay

Former Cleveland Browns tight end Kellen Winslow Jr is reportedly on his way out of Tampa Bay as he told Sirius XM radio that the Buccaneers are looking to find him another home. After several injury-plagued seasons and the desire for a new contract with the Browns, Winslow was moved by then head coach Eric Mangini for a second- and fifth-round draft selection where he subsequently...
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