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This morning the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that tight end Fred Davis is deciding between the Browns and the Washington Redskins.
Sounds like tight end Fred Davis is down to two teams: The #Redskins and the #Browns are very interested in signing him. He’s healthy now
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2013
ESPN’s Adam Schefter also reported that the Browns have “serious interest” in the former Washington tight end-
One league source familiar with thinking of Washington free-agent TE Fred Davis said Redskins and Browns “are serious about signing him.”
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2013
Davis was injured in the Redskins’ 7th game of the season, rupturing his Achilles tendon. According to the Washington Post back in February, Davis is ahead of schedule in his rehab.
Davis is a Toledo, Ohio native who has had some success with the Redskins. His best year was 2011, in which he caught 59 passes for 796 yards and 3 touchdowns. For his career, Davis has caught 155 passes for 1,973 yards and 12 touchdowns.
Davis is 27 years old, and would easily be the best receiving TE on the Browns roster should he choose Cleveland.
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The NFL says that it takes its random drug testing policy seriously and proved it by testing Kirk Cousins in a very unusual place.
The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with RB Chris Ogbonnaya according to the Plain Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot-
Ogbonnaya has been with the team since October of 2011. Last season he appeared in 15 games with the Browns, but only had 8 rushing attempts. Over his two seasons with Cleveland he has rushed for 364 yards ...
I’ve known about Brendan Leister and his work analyzing the Browns for a long time. He’s been active in various capacities for years, in fact. 70,000+ tweets if you need him. Anyway, he doesn’t approach the Browns like a fan, preferring to stick to the technical scouting approach. With that in mind, I wanted to talk to him about the Browns’ signings so far, what it means...
The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with running back Chris Ogbonnaya (O-bin-eye-ya) on a two-year contract.
Ogbonnaya made one start and played in 15 games last season, usually replacing Trent Richardson on third down. He finished with 24 receptions for 187 yards and gained 30 yards on eight carries. He made a career-high six receptions for 73 receiving yards in a win at...
The memo has been sent. The NFL is serious about its drug testing policy. Just ask Washington Redskins backup quarterback Kirk Cousins about his recent encounter.
NFL’s off-season drug testing at my grandma’s town-home! I’m all for a clean game but weird having a stranger watch u in your own bathroom
— Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) March 13, 2013
Interesting story and kudos...
So you might be wondering, what is Robert Griffin III even doing at an event with former Solicitor General of the United States Ken Starr.
Well, Starr, best known for his several investigations of President Clinton during his presidency, is currently the president of Baylor University.
And of course, RGIII is probably the most famous Baylor graduate currently in the public eye...
Last night Rick and I were intent on talking Browns. We didn’t know all the details of Desmond Bryant’s deal yet, let alone the Quentin Groves pickup. Still, there’s a lot of good Kruger talk.
Here’s what else…
Paul Kruger signing and whether he’ll be a “leader”
Signing starters, team leaders, or both
Comparing signings to Scott Fujita
Desmond Bryant and “the mugshot”...
If you want to see what offensive players are available, check out the post from yesterday afternoon.
Joe Banner said yesterday that the Browns likely won’t make any more big moves in free agency, but did say that “with a little luck” they will still add a couple players.
Of course, ‘big moves’ is a little subjective.
The Browns wouldn’t have to spend another $70 million...
At this rate it won’t be long until this place is nothing but a Vic Carucci meta-site.
Kruger identifies with Browns fans
By Vic Carucci, Senior Editor (www.clevelandbrowns.com)
Paul Kruger credits his childhood in Utah with helping to shape him into the type of person who should be right at home in Northeast Ohio.
He grew up near mountains …
. . .
. . . and loving...
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Ovechkin scored a goal to give him 700 career points. [Russian Machine]
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Kirk Cousins was...
So that's that RT @marykaycabot: Josh Cribbs to Arizona, source told Pd.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) March 14, 2013
So maybe "losing out" is a little bit of a stretch, but the Patriots were pursuing him and at one point were the favorites to sign him. Perhaps the Danny Amendola signing had them a little less interested. Amendola can be a returner too, though not Josh...
You may remember back in 2010 (you know the last time there was a complete overhaul in Berea) we wanted to give incoming President Mike Holmgren a hand evaluating the roster. We are nothing if not equal opportunity. The Browns have a completely new group in charge this year. Joe Banner, Mike Lombardi, Rob Chudzinski, Norv Turner and Ray Horton take over a 5-11 team. They have plenty...
As of earlier this morning it has been reported that Cleveland Browns stand out return man Josh Cribbs is still far away from reaching a deal with the Arizona Cardinals. The new Pope was elected sooner than what it is taking Cribbs to sign a deal with a new team. Cribbs sent out a tweet last night telling the people in Cleveland how nice it was to play there and he would stay if...