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PHOENIX -- Whither the Browns quarterback situation?
The team will hold a private workout for West Virginia's Geno Smith before the draft.
Which is interesting.
But so, too, was this statement from CEO Joe Banner on Monday about the draft's sixth overall pick.
"(Quarterback's) still not the focus, and I don't think that's going to change," Banner said at the annual NFL spring meetings.
He covered the bases by saying the Browns could take a passer, but he was emphatic that it's not the focus.
So by working out Smith, the Browns aren't changing their tune on not preferring a quarterback in the first round. They're just making sure they know what they need to know about the best one available. It could haunt them for years if they passed on a guy if they believe can be "the" guy.
"Even when you have good quarterbacks, if you have the opportunity to pick up another one they tend to turn into very valuable assets," Bann...
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According to Alex Marvez of FOXSports.com, free agent cornerback Brent Grimes visited the Cleveland Browns Saturday. Grimes was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons in 2006.
However, before playing in Atlanta, Grimes played overseas in NFL Europe for the Hamburg Sea Devils. His best year was in the 2010 season in which he recorded 87 tackles and 5 interceptions...
The Cleveland Browns are a stone's throw away from a 50 year championship drought (depending on whether or not you count the years that the team didn't exist).Their recent draft history definitely doesn't help. They've had some good years, like in 1978- they drafted TE Ozzie Newsome, now a world-champion GM with the Baltimore Ravens, and LB Clay Mathews JR., father...
It isn’t often that teams draft a quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft two years in a row. But most teams aren’t the Cleveland Browns, who have only been to the playoffs once since returning to the league in 1999, and recorded only two winning seasons. Nobody was incredibly excited about the selection of Brandon Weeden a year ago, and it doesn’t appear as if the...
MIAMI — A Florida family claims in a lawsuit that they feared for their lives when Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Desmond Bryant allegedly showed up drunk and shirtless at their home, repeatedly banged on the front door and ripped off a door handle.
The lawsuit, filed Monday in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court, seeks unspecified damages on behalf of Isaac and Iris Bakar and...
According to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the Browns plan on holding a private workout for former West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith.
The Browns, who are seeking competition for Brandon Weeden, will conduct a private workout with Smith, a source said Monday. They sent a representative to Smith’s pro day last week, and Banner said that they’ll study Smith and the other top quarterbacks...
The last remaining player from the Cleveland Browns reincarnation back in 1999 is no longer with the team. Phil Dawson after not receiving a contract offer from Browns, announced on his twitter page he reached an agreement to play for the San Francisco 49ERS. Dawson spent 14 years in Cleveland [...]
MIAMI (AP) -- A Florida family is suing Cleveland Browns defensive lineman Desmond Bryant, accusing him of showing up drunk at their home, banging on the front door and ripping off a door handle.
The lawsuit seeking unspecified damages was filed Monday in circuit court by attorney Robert Fiore. He represents Isaac and Iris Baker, who Fiore says were terrorized along with their three...
Thus far, the Browns have signed five players that were considered free agents, including the re-signing of restricted free agent Chris Ogbonnaya.
The NFL is hell-bent on passing a new rules proposal that would penalize a runner for lowering his head and leading with the helmet at the point of contact with a defender.
Pro Football Talk is reporting that Browns running back Trent Richardson and specifically the blow he lowered onto Eagles safety Kurt Coleman will be the standard that the rule will be based off.
As the NFL...