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The Browns went into the offseason determined to bolster three critical parts of the offense -- quarterback, running back and protection for both.
General manager Tom Heckert took care of the first two parts of the mission in the first round when he drafted Trent Richardson third and Brandon Weeden 22nd.
Heckert then got Richardson and Weeden a bodyguard when he used his third choice, pick 37 overall, on tackle Mitchell Schwartz. Schwartz was the starting right tackle Wednesday (May 30) during OTAs, and as long as he doesn't trip over his size 18 shoes, he'll also be the starting right tackle in the season opener Sept. 9 against the Eagles.
Schwartz is replacing Tony Pashos, the right tackle released in March. If all goes as projected, the bookends of the line -- Joe Thomas at left tackle and Schwartz on the right -- will be set for at least the next four years.
"I'm aware of the situation," Schwartz said. "You have to get the coaches' trust before the...
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Cleveland sports scribe Terry Pluto is out this morning with his usual Sunday column, and has quite a bit of information in there about the Browns. Leading off this week, he shares some inside details from Browns intel about a surprising back so far:
“2. But another running back also has impressed, the forgotten man from 2011. Not Montario Hardesty. He’s back, too. The player...
Many Cleveland Browns fans have taken to their fantasy football teams for enjoyment since 1999 as the real Browns have struggled. For the first time in a long time, fantasy owners might just be looking to the Browns for excitement.
Here’s the thing with Trent Richardson: He projects as a true workhorse running back in his rookie season, and there just aren’t many guys like that...
The Browns expect Brandon Weeden to be their starting quarterback for the 2012 season but saying he will have to earn it. They have given him first team reps over Colt McCoy this week despite Colt getting them the week prior. Brandon is a 28 year old rookie which, in many ways, is kind of like the 40 year old virgin. He’s going to look awkward out on the field and will...
Anyone who doubts that any half-way decent human could easily enough get used to living in the trunk of a dead tree if he had to doesn’t know the first thing about being a Browns fan.
There’s still 95 days before real NFL football games will be played again, which of course gives folks a lot of time in which to get creative. With the Holmgren regime now in an unprecedented third...
In preparation for his 2nd NFL season, the Browns’ Greg Little has slimmed down about 11 pounds, getting him to around 6-2 210. Little is reporting turning many heads at Browns’ OTAs. Immensely talented, but raw as a rookie, Little is the undisputed #1 receiver on an offense that should be better this season. The 2011 2nd round pick is a popular breakout pick and has a lot of...
He’s back in the limelight again. Former Browns legend Jim Brown has been all over the news this offseason in connection to his former club, most recently because of his criticism of Trent Richardson’s “average” abilities. Now, it’s all about owner Randy Lerner. Roll the tape from NFL.com:
“I think that the owner, and I have to be very candid with you, is trying to turn...
Former Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown was a guest on the NFL Network on Friday. He ended up ripping Browns owner Randy Lerner on NFL Total Access (via NFL.com), for how he’s been running his franchise.
“I think that the owner, and I have to be very candid with you, is trying to turn all the power over to someone else. I don’t think that’s possible...
Losing out on the RG3 sweepstakes was enough of a smack to the face for Browns fans. But now he is working out with the ‘Skins and reports of his performance are pretty good, it could hit home just a little bit more. 1 If glowing reports weren’t enough, there’s this little anecdote coming out of Washington during OTAs.
Per Carpenter, members of the Redskins’ organization...
In light of the knowledge of evidence of a ledger that allegedly told New Orleans Saints players how much they would get for "whacks" and "cart-offs," but deducted for "mental errors" filmmaker Sean Pamphilon has posted a recap of his eyewitness accounts during the shooting of the Steve Gleason documentary where the Gregg...
BEREA, Ohio -- The Browns went into the offseason determined to bolster three critical parts of the offense -- quarterback, running back and protection for both. General Manager Tom Heckert took care of the first two parts of the mission in the first round when he drafted Trent Richardson third and Brandon Weeden 22nd. Heckert then got Richardson and Weeden a bodyguard when he...