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The NFL unveiled its fines for hits from Week 17 today, and surprisingly, only one player from the Browns-Steelers game received a penalty. And of course, it was a Brown.
Cleveland defensive tackle Phil Taylor was the one in trouble, because of his unnecessary roughness forearm that concussed Pittsburgh offensive lineman Kelvin Beachum away from the play. He was fined $7,875 for the play. It’s the second fine of his career, along with his $7,500 penalty for hitting Chad Henne in a Sept. 25, 2011 game.
Notably, there were no other fines assessed to other players, such as Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison, offensive lineman Doug Legursky, or Browns defensive tackles Billy Winn and Ahtyba Rubin. The game turned ugly after Legursky dived into the legs of Craig Robertson after a second-quarter play.
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Again, amid all of the coaching rumors, the Browns have been abuzz on Twitter for other topics too in the last 48 hours. This one was big last night, as ESPN Cleveland reporter Will Burge shared some insight on Colt McCoy’s potential future with the organization:
Source in #Browns organization told me that just over a week ago Colt McCoy was told by Joe Banner he is “in the next...
While Browns fans remain fixated on the team’s coaching search (which will occur before a GM search), Adam Caplan dropped a bit of a bombshell on Twitter this afternoon.
How much work has Lombardi been doing behind the scenes? Source said he has been working on free agency targets for the Browns.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 4, 2013
Caplan’s tweet said that Mike Lombardi...
The hottest name on the NFL coaching landscape has reportedly made his decision and for once it looks like Browns fans have something to be happy about.
The Browns have played in just 1 playoff game since 1994 (they were deactivated for 3 years in that stretch, but still). Lack of continuity continues to be an issue for them and it won’t get any better for them next season. They have a new owner who has brought in a new GM and front office, which will bring in a new Head Coach once again. That Head Coach is expected to be Chip...
The 2012 season for the Pittsburgh Steelers was tough mentally and physically for the players, coaches and the fans. Fear is hardly a word you hear thrown around when it comes to the Steelers, but the retirement of Hines Ward was the first sign of the decline of the once proud Steelers. The Steelers with all of their Super Bowl pieces starting to show their age like James Harrison...
The Cleveland Browns will be meeting with Chip Kelly on Saturday night in hopes of signing him to a contract that will make him their next head coach, per the Cleveland Plain-Dealer.“Be ready for something to happen today,” a league source told The Plain Dealer today.The Browns will have lawyers with them at their meeting tonight, according to Ian Rappaport of NFL.com. Kelly’s...
When the Pittsburgh Steelers have a disappointing season, there are always differing opinions on the cause. Was it the offense? Was it the defense? All great questions that fans continually ask, while complimenting them with what can be done to get the team back on top.In looking back at 2012, the situation leading to the demise was a combined effort. Injuries to key players took...
Team needs and impending free agents for the Cleveland Browns.
Add one more to the list: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Browns also have requested permission to interview Ray Farmer, currently the Director of Pro Personnel for the Kansas City Chiefs:
Browns have requested permission to interview SF’s Tom Gamble and Kansas City’s Ray Farmer for their GM job.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 5, 2013
A two-time All-ACC saftey...
The Pittsburgh Steelers took highly rated guard David DeCastro out of Stanford with the 24th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. DeCastro was the number one rated guard in the draft and no one thought that he would drop that far to the Steelers. With that pick and the selection of center Maurkice Pouncey in 2010, the Steelers took an offensive lineman in the first round in two of...
The Pittsburgh Steelers made another offseason signing on Friday as linebacker Kion Wilson was signed to a reserve/future contract, according to a source.
Wilsonwas originally signed by the San Diego Chargers as an undrafted free agent following the 2010 drat after playing his college ball at the University of South Florida.
Wilson was released by the Chargers prior to the...