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Cleveland Browns linebacker Craig Robertson appears to be the front-runner to win the starting job next to D’Qwell Jackson for the 2013 season. Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports that Robertson and fellow second-year Brown James Michael-Johnson form a two-man race to join the starting unit. Robertson appeared in all 16 games as a rookie, recording 93 tackles, one sack, and two interceptions. He earned a lot of fanfare with a solid training camp and even better preseason campaign. Johnson started eight games in 2012 before ending the season on injured reserve with a minor knee injury. When it comes to their defensive styles, Johnson typically excels in the run game while Robertson excels in coverage. As outlined previously at WFNY, the nickel defense used by Ray Horton typically replaces a lineman with a defensive back as opposed to the standard set which removes a linebacker. Being a linebacker who thrives in the passing game will only serve to benefit how many snaps Robertson sees on a going forward basis. [Related: Browns thoughts on the heels of the raid of Pilot Flying J]

The impact of free agency on the Browns’ draft strategy

Stop me if you’ve heard this one- which came first, the chicken or the egg? When it comes to the Browns and the 2013 NFL Draft, the question might apply. When the Browns made wholesale coaching changes, it appeared that a certain draft strategy would be in place. Ray Horton’s defense would require several pieces. An outside linebacker/edge rusher seemed the highest priority....

Cleveland Brown’s CEO Joe Banner contemplating trading back in the draft

The closer we get to the 2013 NFL Draft, the more we here about possible trade between teams. Cleveland Brown’s CEO, Joe Banner, recently said during a pre-draft conference, according to author of the article, Mary Kay Cabot, goes on to speculate weather the Chargers might be one of those teams trying to trade with Cleveland.Several respected national NFL analysts...

Haslam in Cleveland; Browns saying little

BEREA, Ohio - Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam is back with his football team, but he didn't participate in the Browns' pre-draft press conference Thursday afternoon. Browns CEO Joe Banner and general manager Mike Lombardi didn't have much to say about Haslam and the situation with his Pilot Flying J company, either. FBI and IRS agents executed search warrants at Pilot...

D’Qwell Jackson says defensive coordinator Ray Horton’s scheme will give AFC North teams ‘a dose of their own medicine’

Cleveeland Browns linebacker D’Qwell Jackson is enjoying the start of minicamp, after years of playing a flat read and react 3-4, new defensive coordinator Ray Horton will turn the dogs loose this fall. Jackson has played in enough patient, stay in your gap and let the flow come to you defenses, now it’s time to shake up the pot. Horton’s defense is spin off from the Pittsburgh’s...

Cleveland Browns Owner Jimmy Haslam Knew of Flying J Rebate Fraud, Employee Says in FBI Affidavit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A Pilot Flying J employee told investigators that CEO Jimmy Haslam, who is also the owner of the Cleveland Browns, knew about rebate fraud at the truck stop chain his family owns, according to an FBI affidavit unsealed Thursday. The 120-page document filed in federal court in Knoxville, where Pilot is based, alleges that members of the company’s sales force...

La Canfora: Browns “looking hard” at Dee Milliner

According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Cleveland Browns are “looking hard at” Alabama cornerback Dee Milliner.The Browns already have a pretty solid defense, but teaming Milliner up withJoe Haden would give them a nice set of corners. Need NFL Tickets?

Browns D’Qwell Jackson Says Ravens, Steelers Will Get Taste Of Their Own Medicine

The Cleveland Browns have been the doormat of the AFC North for a little over a decade if not more.  The Browns have made a coaching change, and more importantly, a culture change on defense with the addition of Ray Horton as defensive coordinator. One person in particular who likes the way the Browns are going is stud middle linebacker D’Qwell Jackson.  The Browns were top 10...

Haslam won't step aside amid probe

Cleveland Browns owner and Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam says he hasn't done anything wrong and isn't stepping aside amid a federal investigation of his company's business practices. Haslam spoke to reporters in Knoxville on Friday, a day after a federal court unsealed an FBI affidavit in an ongoing investigation of customer rebate fraud at Pilot Flying J. The company...

Could Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam lose control of his franchise?

An investigation into Pilot Flying J. could result in CEO Jimmy Haslam, who is the owner of the Cleveland Browns, temporarily relinquishing control of the team.

Report: Browns Owner May Be Asked To Step Down During Investigation

As we’ve been reporting, the FBI has been relentless in their investigation of Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam, who is the CEO of Pilot Flying J, a company suspected of being fraudulent in their business transactions. Tuesday Haslam stated that it would be business as usual for the Browns in the midst of such an intense investigation.  Now According ESPN Cleveland, the ongoing...

Cleveland Browns 2013 Schedule Released

The NFL and the Cleveland Browns released the season schedule- CLEVELAND BROWNS 2013 REGULAR SEASON SCHEDULE DATE                OPPONENT                        SITE                                                    NETWORK TIME* Sun., Sept. 8         MIAMI DOLPHINS                 ...

FBI: Pilot worker sheds light on case

A Pilot Flying J employee told investigators that CEO Jimmy Haslam, who is also the owner of the Cleveland Browns, knew about rebate fraud at the truck stop chain his family owns, according to an FBI affidavit unsealed Thursday. The 120-page document filed federal court in Knoxville, where Pilot is based, alleges that members of the company's sales force preyed on smaller trucking...

Cleveland wins again! Curse of Chief Wahoo sends another Cavs season down the tubes

It’s not so much news today given that the Cavs season technically ended about four months ago, but with Cleveland’s NBA team just having officially booked a third-worst finish, it’s once again a fine time to recognize and celebrate the continued success of the best streak going in sports. Forty-three NBA seasons have now passed, along with forty-eight Major League Baseball...
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