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Robert Griffin III
Oklahoma State Cowboys
If all goes as planned, Brandon Weeden will become the 11th quarterback in 14 years to start a season opener for the Browns on Sept. 9. Put another way, the last quarterback to start back-to-back openers for the Browns was Charlie Frye in 2006 and '07, and he played so poorly against the Steelers in the 2007 opener he was benched in the second quarter and traded to Seattle two days later. The mission of the 2012 offseason for the Browns was to make the quarterback carousel -- and the losing -- stop. Not surprisingly with all the quarterback changes, they have had only two winning seasons in 13 years. General Manager Tom Heckert made a strong pitch to the Rams for the second draft pick with the idea of using it on Robert Griffin III. He offered picks 4 and 22 this year plus the Browns' first-round pick in 2013. When the Rams rejected the Browns offer and dealt with the Redskins instead, Heckert decided to go in a different direction. He bundled three late picks and th...
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The AP’s Tom Withers tweeted this about Browns’ QB Brandon Weeden-
Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden on contract: “It’ll get done. We’re working on it It takes two sides though.”
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) June 29, 2012
Contracts are supposed to be easier now with rookie slotting, and certainly were last year. Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden remain unsigned. Richardson...
According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the reason Brandon Weeden hasn’t signed his rookie contract is because there’s a hold up between his reps and the Browns over guaranteed money. He wants all four years of his deal guaranteed and the Browns don’t seem willing to give him that.
Even though the NFL now has a rookie sloting system, guaranteed...
Tony Grossi of ESPN Cleveland caught up with Phil Taylor yesterday at the NFL Play 60 youth clinic being held at the Cleveland Browns training facility. The headline is that Taylor hopes to play in 2012, but won’t rush his return to the field. What stuck out to me, though, was Taylor’s detail about how he hurt himself.
Taylor said he was bench-pressing “300-something” pounds...
The Cleveland Browns with a fourth round pick in the NFL Draft chose Travis Benjamin, a wide receiver with lightning speed to improve what many consider a questionable Browns receiving corp. Yes super speed, we are talking 4.36 seconds in the 40 yard dash, the fastest among receivers at the NFL Combine. No doubt this is impressive, but then will his lack of size at 5'10"...
The holdup on Brandon Weeden's contract -- and that of the three players picked behind him -- is a fully guaranteed contract for all four years, league sources said today. It's the same issue that caused Browns defensive tackle Phil Taylor, the No. 21 overall pick last year, to hold out for the first four days of training camp. With the NFL's new rookie slotting system...
Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy has been receiving a lot of press these days as there is little to write about other than the quarterback competition in Cleveland that has the necessary ingredients for such a soap opera. Yes, sports writers are sharpening their pencils--scratch that--waxing their keyboards in anticipation of having to break the news, in lightning fashion...
There wasn’t any action by way of transactions amongst Penn Staters in the NFL this week, but there were a few stories that were worth noting.
Here’s what happened with Penn Staters in the NFL this week:
Jay Alford Signs with CFL’s Saskatchewan ‘Riders
His NFL career was defined by one play. Jay Alford‘s sack of Tom Brady late in the 2008 Super Bowl etched him into...
Tom Reed from the Cleveland Plain Dealer is covering the NFL Rookie Symposium in the Cleveland area and all indications are that proximity to the Hall of Fame in Canton could keep the event in Ohio for the foreseeable future.
Troy Vincent, the league’s vice president of player engagement, told The Plain Dealer on Wednesday that the centralized location and the proximity to the...
Ben Watson tight end for the Cleveland Browns is a seasoned veteran and as always a "class act" on and off the field. Watson joined NBC Sports Talk and discussed his thoughts about concussions, their affect on players along with the three concussions he received in 2011. He states he is not overly concerned about what it means to his health over the long term.
Three of the Cleveland area’s top chefs will be setting up shop this season at Cleveland Browns Stadium. In a press release issued by service provider Aramark, the three chefs have formed a partnership with Aramark, forming the Cleveland Browns Hospitality Group. Michael Symon, Rocco Whalen and Jonathon Sawyer are the three local chefs participating in the new program.
Ranking 30th in the NFL at 13.6 points per game is hard to swallow, but it really shouldn’t come as much a surprise to anyone because the Cleveland Browns had the 28th youngest offense in the league. With high draft picks Trent Richardson and Brandon Weeden, the Browns aren’t getting any older at key positions and that is why it could be another year to take extreme caution...
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If Cleveland Browns running back Trent Richarson is tired of answering questions about Jim Brown, the No. 4 overall pick sure hides it well. Richardson continued to take the high road Friday at an NFL Play 60 Youth Event when asked about Brown's withering criticisms. "I've got big shoes to fill. I don't dislike Jim Brown for his comments on me. He's just pushing...
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Robert Griffin III was just like the rest of the pundits, who equated need to desire and projected the Cleveland Browns would find the means necessary to move up and draft the Baylor quarterback. "Once I declared for the draft, Cleveland was a place I thought I would be," Griffin said. "Just because they had the most firepower when it came to draft picks and tradability...