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Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert is not attending the NFL combine in Indianapolis because of an unspecified medical issue.
On Friday, WTAM, the team's flagship radio station reported that Heckert had surgery this week. Team spokesman Neal Gulkis would not comment on the report, saying Heckert's ''personal medical issues are his private affair. He is doing fine.''
Earlier this week, Browns coach Pat Shurmur said Heckert is participating in interviews at the combine via his computer at home.
Heckert joined the Browns in 2010 after spending nine seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He has had two solid drafts for the Browns, who will have three of the top 37 picks this year.
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According to a team spokesperson, Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert is not at the combine due to an illness. The combine runs through next Tuesday.
Heckert was also supposed to appear at the Browns pre-combine press conference yesterday, but was unable to attend due to said illness. He was also unable to attend the recently played Senior Bowl.
Without speculating too much...
“We’re open to anything. We can do nothing and pick nine really good players. That’s the starting point…
… or we have the flexibility to do whatever we want.”
-Browns head coach Pat Shurmur on Cleveland trading up in the draft.
Cleveland owns the #4 and #22 picks in the first round of the NFL draft, and nine picks overall.
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They do not plan to be as giving in 2012 - with his salary or even offer him a tender, Pro Football Talk reported citing a league source.
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According to Rich Tandler of CSNWashington.com, there’s a good chance that the Cleveland Browns may not be interested in moving up in the draft to take former Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III.
Tandler stated that he’s not convinced that Mike Holmgren will pull the trigger to move up to the second overall pick. Ultimately they could stay where they are at and even take...
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