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NFL News: Cleveland Browns release DE Frostee Rucker

The Cleveland Browns have released veteran defensive end Frostee Rucker. The Browns signed Rucker, 29, to a 5-year, $20 million deal before the 2012 season. On that contract, $8 million was guaranteed and he had already been paid $5.5 million between his signing bonus and first-year salary. Rucker was due $2 million in a roster bonus had he not been released by Wednesday, February...

NFL Rumor: Browns not planning on re-signing Phil Dawson

Buried in a flurry of question-and-answer tweets on Monday evening, Cleveland Browns beat writer Tony Grossi stated that the team does not plan on re-signing veteran Pro Bowl place kicker Phil Dawson. “@puckhogg1 when will the browns make the call on re-signing phil? // Not happening. — Tony Grossi (@TonyGrossi) February 5, 2013 Dawson, 38, was the team’s “franchise” player...

Browns release DE Frostee Rucker

The Browns have released defensive end Frostee Rucker after one season. A top free-agent signing by Cleveland last year, Rucker is the first casualty of the team switching from a 4-3 to multi-front defensive scheme under first-year coach Rob Chudzinski. Rucker made $6 million last season, when he started all 16 games and finished with 48 tackles and four sacks. Rucker was due to...

Browns Notes: Colt McCoy, Mohamed Massaquoi, Ben Watson

Colt McCoy Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain Dealer “hears” that the Browns new front office doesn’t see QB Colt McCoy as “a viable starting option” moving forward. McCoy took the backseat to rookie QB Brandon Weeden this season, but the rookie didn’t exactly have the greatest first year in the league. McCoy is still a young quarterback who could be a serviceable...

Cleveland primer for new athletes in town

I watched Doug Dieken receive a lifetime achievement award at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards a couple weeks ago. Dieken is a guy who figured it out. He played hard his whole career in Cleveland, then stuck around and built a very nice life for himself and his family, starting a couple of businesses and becoming a commentator for the Browns. He isn’t the greatest color commentator...

Comprehensive Mike Lombardi Analysis for Browns Fans

We’re pleased to announce a prodigious addition to the Cleveland Frowns roster: Matt Borcas is a second-year journalism student from Ohio State, a Mentor, Ohio native, who recently emerged from a field of 4,000 competitors to land a part-time job writing about the NFL for ESPN’s Grantland. Matt will be writing a weekly column on the NFL Draft here all the way up to the 2013 edition...

Ben Watson, Mohammed Massaquoi listed as free agents not likely to return

In the wake of the release of veteran defensive end and all-around decent guy Frostee Rucker earlier this week, ESPNClevland’s Tony Grossi speculated as to what unsigned, unrestricted free agents are unlikely to be back in Cleveland for the start of the Joe Banner era. The most notable may be the fan favorites in Phil Dawson and Joshua Cribbs, but former second-round draft pick...
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