Found October 31, 2013 on Waiting For Next Year:
The Browns haven’t signed a quarterback since Brian Hoyer went down injured weeks ago, and it has been a point of consternation for me with memories of Bruce Gradkowski starting a season-ending game against the Steelers. Now, according to a report at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (rotoworld) it appears the Browns were trying to sign Green Bay Packers practice squad player Scott Tolzien. Tolzien went undrafted in 2011 out of Wisconsin and has spent time with the Chargers, 49ers and now the Green Bay Packers either as an off-season workout invitee or practice squad player. Apparently Green Bay likes him quite a bit too, as they stopped the Browns from signing him by giving him a lot more money. Tolzien was making a very nice $6000 per week before, but the Packers gave him a raise to nearly $545,000 in order to keep him from jumping ship. The amount of money is what the Browns would pay Tolzien if they signed him to their 53-man roster. Subsequently, it doesn’t appear that the 26-year-old quarterback will be showing up in Berea anytime soon. I feel a little bit better knowing that the Browns are at least trying to find a quarterback though. [Related: Browns’ Barkevious Mingo on CBS Sports’ all rookie team at the halfway point]

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Now you see it… Browns wideout Josh Gordon has a camouflage Porsche (pic)

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon may have been the subject of trade rumors earlier this week, but what would have happened if he had been traded but was hiding out in his car? Would anyone have been able to find him? As you can see — or not see — this is believed to […]The post Now you see it… Browns wideout Josh Gordon has a camouflage Porsche (pic) appeared first...

The Browns at midseason, a report card.

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CB Joe Haden says 'the Ravens aren't the Ravens of old'

The Baltimore Ravens have won 11 straight over the Browns and the last time the Brown beat their division rival, Derek Anderson was the quarterback. However, cornerback Joe Haden is looking at the glass as half full and the fact that he says the Raven are ripe for the taking.

Trade talk over, Browns WR Gordon hopes to blossom

Josh Gordon emerged from the other side of the trading deadline exactly where he wanted. After all the talk, all the rumors, all the ''noise,'' Cleveland is still his NFL home. And now that he's staying with the Browns, Gordon is determined to become an elite wide receiver. He may be one already. ''I plan on playing like that and practicing like that...

Browns QB Hoyer determined to make comeback

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UFC fighters tour Browns facility

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Joe Haden: Ravens aren't the Ravens of old

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Cleveland Browns: Top 5 Trade Destinations For Josh Gordon

Sitting at 3-5 the Cleveland Browns seem to be on the fence as to whether or not they are going to try and compete this year. After dealing Trent Richardson to the Colts it looked as though the Browns were going to try to continue to move their big name players in an effort to make the 2013 NFL Draft the new Cleveland Browns Invitational Draft.  But before his season-ending injury...

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns: 2013 Week 9 NFL Pick

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Browns-Chiefs Boxscore Recap

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ACLs and Futures: What to expect from Travis Benjamin and Brian Hoyer

It was the middle of the winter, roughly five or six years ago, where I walked in to the gymnasium at the Brecksville recreation center with the plan of watching a few friends school some Winter League opponents in a basketball game only to find a good friend, Jeff, sprawled out on the basketball court near the intersection of the baseline and sideline, pounding on the floor while...
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