Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/20/14

NEW ORLEANS - OCTOBER 24: Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints runs past Scott Fujita of the Cleveland Browns at the Louisiana Superdome on October 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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“The early elements of a rivalry are there: the geography, the market-based struggles of underdogs and the head-t0-head record 3 . The only ingredient missing from this rivalry stew the history, and the Office of the Commissioner seems to have a plan in place that will add to the Indians-Pirates record books in due time. While the teams themselves have been completely left in the dark, this much we know: at any point in the 2013 season (and beyond), there will be an American League team in the midst of a series with a counterpart from the National League. The Indians and Pirates already play host to one another in the current inter league format so it would not be far-fetched to assume a higher frequency of Cleveland and Pittsburgh being located on the same scoreboard.” [Scott/Still WFNY]

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“Though Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma didn’t return (as expected), the other three players returned. And after Saints defensive end Will Smith, Packers defensive end Anthony Hargrove, and Browns linebacker Scott Fujita left the league offices, Fujita stopped to speak to the media. “The NFL’s investigation has been highlighted by sensationalized headlines and unsubstantiated leaks to the media. I have yet to see anything that implicates me . . . not in the last three months and not today,” Fujita said, via Barry Wilner of the Associated Press. “The NFL has been careless and irresponsible, and at some time will have to provide answers.” [Florio/PFT]

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“But it is really time to let this go. As in, why do the Browns “have” to do something with Colt McCoy? Training camp doesn’t start until July 29. The regular season doesn’t begin until Sept. 9. So why are so many people in a rush for the Browns to make a decision on the back-up quarterback position?

We think the Browns should keep McCoy as the backup to Brandon Weeden. McCoy is younger than Seneca Wallace and has a bigger upside (which may not be saying much, but still). Entering his 10th year in the league, Wallace is not going to get better. That doesn’t mean he’s going to regress in the next couple of months, but at this stage of his career he is what he is.” [Red Right 88]

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Former Brown Kellen Winslow doesn’t seem to be getting any smarter. Click through to hear the interview- “Former Pro Bowl tight end Kellen Winslow Jr., now a Seattle Seahawk, had spent the last three years as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. He arrived in Tampa at the same time as head coach Raheem Morris, who is now also a former Buccaneer. According to Winslow, one had a lot to do with the other. Had Morris not been fired, he’d probably still want to be a Buccaneer, because he didn’t care for the new guy, Greg Schiano. But don’t worry, he had a perfectly good reason: Greg Schiano tried to tell people what to do.” [MJD/Shutdown Corner]

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Finally, Kyrie and Tristan paid a visit to Browns camp. [Fear the Sword]

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