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Many felt the Cleveland Browns reached to fill their need for a receiver when they selected Travis Benjamin with the 100th overall selection, but the Browns coaching staff has liked what they’ve seen from Benjamin so far.
Pat Shurmur stated that Benjamin will have an opportunity to compete for a starting job, likely challenging Mohamed Massaquoi and Josh Cribbs for the job opposite Greg Little.
Expecting Benjamin to start may be overly optimistic, but what he does bring to the table is pure speed. Benjamin is the only legitimate deep threat on the Browns current roster, and could be used in a similar role to the one the Ravens used for rookie Torrey Smith in 2011. The combination of Benjamin and Brandon Weeden should allow the Browns to take more shots down the field than in previous seasons.
BEST OF MAXIM
HAVING A BALL
A Twitter follower without a date to prom asked Joe Haden if he'd like to take her, and much to her surprise, he replied back that he'd love to.
SHOCK AND LAW
Citing concussions as the reason, undrafted rookie Andrew Sweat passed up a chance to make the Cleveland Browns in order to go back to law school.
I was unable to make it to rookie camp this weekend to see and behold the skills of Brandon Weeden and Trent Richardson. In some ways that’s probably a good thing. I learned last year in regular training camp that it is quite a vacuum to look at football. Without some serious perspective it is easy to think the team is far better or far worse than reality.
That doesn’t mean it...
BEREA The Browns concluded their rookie minicamp with one practice Sunday and Pat Shurmur was pleased with what was accomplished.
It was a good and productive minicamp, Shurmur said. It was a very good start, but we have a long way to go.
Shurmur said it served as an orientation on what will transpire in the coming days and months.
Tomorrow, these (rookies) will be in the off...
We knew that the Cleveland Browns liked Trent Richardson a lot. Heck, they basically traded their draft away to get the man. And though the greatest player to ever put on a Cleveland Browns jersey thinks Richardson is just “ordinary”, the Browns coaching staff couldn’t disagree more. And after what Richardson showed them at last weekend’s rookie mini-camp, the Browns coaching...
Cleveland Browns DB Joe Haden saved the prom dreams of an Ohio girl after her date bailed on her at the last minute. Joyce Grendel asked Haden if he would attend her high school prom with her, a bold step taken via Twitter after her original date backed out in the days before the event. To [...]
The Browns have cut running back Armond Smith and signed linebacker Emmanuel Acho, one of their 11 draft picks.
Smith made Cleveland's roster last season as an undrafted free agent. He played in three games and spent 11 weeks on the team's practice squad.
Acho, who started 48 career games at Texas, was selected in the sixth round. His signing leaves running back Trent Richardson...
Phil Taylor tore his pectoral muscle last week lifting weights and he’ll have surgery to repair it this week on May 16th. The recovery time is expected to be 4-6 months for the 2011 1st round pick out of Baylor. He’ll almost definitely start the season on the PUP and might not play until November or December or not at all if the Browns are predictably out of the mix by that point...
What I will tell you is we’ve got a freshman at Alabama that’ll probably make us forget about Trent Richardson already. They’re that good down in Tuscaloosa right now. Trent’s a physical player. So is Ray [Lewis]. They asked [Ravens top draft choice] Courtney Upshaw about playing against Trent, and he said, ‘I think I can get him on the ground.’ That’s what’s fun...
One of Peter King’s Tryout Guys, Andrew Sweat, an undrafted linebacker from Ohio State, said that rather than report to camp with the Browns and risk possibly dealing with a lifetime of lingering concussion issues, Sweat instead is going to law school. More troubling fallout from the Junior Seau suicide or is it simply the best way to dodge having to play for the Browns ever?...