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Pettine loving defensive depth up front for Browns

When Browns coach Mike Pettine looks at his defensive depth chart, he knows he's probably going to have to cut a few good players when he sets his final roster. Cleveland already has 13 defensive linemen on the roster as the start of OTAs approaches next Tuesday. For perspective, the Browns carried seven linemen plus two on the practice squad heading into last season's opener against...
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Pettine: You know you are building a good roster when you realize there are some good football players that might end up on the outside looking in

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine feels good about the roster building that is going on and thinks that in the end, the team will have to let go a few good players due to not enough room. Pettine said he's enjoying the depth, especially along the defensive line, which was a sore spot in 2014. “You know you are building a good roster when you realize there are some good...
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Cleveland Browns: Three early bold predictions for the 2015 season

Joe Haden While the OTA’s and minicamps are soon arriving it’s never too early to predict what will happen this year for the Cleveland Browns. Coming fresh off their rookie camps, the team will all meet on May 26 as they prepare for the upcoming season. There will be many storylines heading into team activities, but I’m going to focus on three bold predictions for the...
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Johnny Manziel to be a full participant in OTAs

After being M.I.A. for the most of the offseason, Johnny Manziel plans to be a full participant in the Browns’ OTA’s this summer. Manziel voluntarily entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility following his rookie stint with the Browns and was released from the facility earlier this April. Manziel has been under the limelight of the media since his Heisman Trophy days at...
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Cleveland Browns Skill Position Breakdown

Many questions about the Cleveland Browns lineup remain unanswered going forward towards the season. While they loaded up in talent in some of their weaker positions, mainly defensive line, they were noticeably reluctant to fill the glaring needs at quarterback or receiver. Therefore, we begin our analysis at quarterback. Quarterback Quarterback is perhaps the biggest question...
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Polian: 'You will not win it all without a quarterback and big-play receiver'

ESPN NFL analyst Bill Polian took a hammer to the Cleveland Browns offseason approach to strengthen the defense while not doing much on the offensive side of the ball. Polian indicated that it's a nice dream to think the team could win handing off the football and playing defense. “You will not win it all without a quarterback and big-play receiver. It is a fact of life,”...
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Cleveland Browns No.19 pick Cam Erving’s contract makes for quite a bargain

With two first round picks, the Cleveland Browns chose DT Danny Shelton from Washington at No.12 and then seven picks later took OL Cam Erving out of FSU. Erving will fit right in to an offensive line that already has three Pro Bowlers on it. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport breaks down the exact numbers: The #Browns deal for 1st round OL Cam Erving is fully guaranteed and worth $9...
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Browns looking for young running backs to produce early

Cleveland Browns coach Mike Pettine said that the team is looking for their young running backs to step up earlier than later in the process of building the rushing attack. “That’s a position you feel guys can come in and contribute early,” Pettine said, via “Running back’s not a position where it’s, ‘hey, it’s going to take three years...
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NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Browns Defense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now in the past.  Teams are finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to get to work and are getting primed for serious offseason programs. As the draft has now concluded and NFL teams are now moving to a period of actual season preparation, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate...
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Buy This Cleveland Browns Pickup Truck — $2,499

Are you a Browns fan in the tailgate market but looking for something a little more practical? Can’t blame you there. Being a Browns fan and unloading more than $5,000 for something you can only use eight times a year would be straight lunacy, no offense. That’s why you go the smart route and consider purchasing this Browns inspired 1997 Ford Ranger. Information from the...
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NFL Playoff Drought: Will a stout offensive line lead to a Cleveland Browns playoff appearance?

The Cleveland Browns have gone fifteen years without a consistent answer at the quarterback position. This year may be no different, but one thing is for sure. Whoever plays quarterback for the Browns this season should have plenty of time to throw. The Browns allowed Brian Hoyer to be a “game manager” through the first five games of last season and it led to a solid 3-2 start...
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This Cleveland Browns graphic is both embarrassing and hilarious (pic)

The quarterback troubles in Cleveland have gone on for more years than Browns fans would like to remember. Fans have been itching for the chance to get back to the playoffs and quarterback play has been the main reason why they haven’t been back since 2002 when Kelly Holcomb was leading the way. Holcomb does find himself on a long list that he would want no part of if he had the...
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Browns let personnel man Jon Sandusky go

The Browns have decided not to renew the contract of former director of player personnel Jon Sandusky, according to Northeast Media Group. Sandusky, who demoted to an associate role heading into last season, came to the Browns from Philadelphia as former GM Tom Heckert's top assistant. He played a role in the drafting of Joe Haden, T.J. Ward, Josh Gibson and Tashaun Gipson.  The...
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Browns have second best rookie class per

While it is one man’s “Hot List” that is the deciding factor, early returns on the Cleveland Browns’ 2015 NFL Draft have been positive. The latest comes from which gives the oranger orange and brown the second best draft class of all 32 NFL teams. 2. Cleveland Browns: 248 points (5 players) Overview: The Browns had two first-round picks and used them to select two...
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Browns 2015 season preview: Quarterbacks outlook

Last season, the Cleveland Browns started three different players at quarterback in Brian Hoyer, Johnny Manziel, and Connor Shaw, en route to a 7–9 record. The problem wasn’t the hot start, but the uneven finish which saw the Browns stumbling to 1–6 over the last 7 games. An offseason shakeup led to Hoyer being replaced […] The post Browns 2015 season preview: Quarterbacks...
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Why the Browns are in better shape than you realize

While the quarterback position continues to glare the Cleveland Browns in the face, there’s nothing they can really do about it at this point. Reports are saying that Josh McCown will most likely start the year, but I think it’s honestly too early to tell. We’ll come back to the Johnny Manziel talks shortly, but first let’s take a look at a few reasons why the Browns are...
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Cleveland Browns reportedly come to terms with Cameron Erving

While we aren’t positive where Browns first round draft pick will play on the offensive line, it seems he will be signed and ready in order to figure that out. Adam Caplan reports via sources that the Browns have come to terms with one of their newest potential starters on the offensive line. #Browns have agreed to terms with first-round pick OL Cam Erving, per source. — Adam...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Manziel's new neighborhood has 'old people everywhere'

Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel has been looking to improve both as a player and person this offseason, and that goal has led him from the inner city to a community that sounds like it has shuffle board tournaments and early bird specials. Browns linebacker Paul Kruger lives in the same neighborhood that Manziel just...Read More
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Report: Mike Pettine Wanted To ‘Move On’ From Johnny Manziel

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine “was ready to move on” from Johnny Manziel when the 22-year-old quarterback checked himself into rehab, a league source tells Charles Robinson of Yahoo! Sports. While Manziel is believed to be a poor bet to open the 2015 season as the Browns’ starting signal-caller, he has enough support within the organization to steal Josh McCown’s...
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Report: Mike Pettine was 'ready to move on' from Manziel

Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine is apparently not Johnny Manziel’s biggest fan. According to Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, Pettine was “ready to move on” from the Heisman winner when he went into rehab earlier this winter: “It was Pettine who was ready to move on from Manziel when he entered rehab, one league source told Yahoo Sports. Another league source...
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Browns’ Dansby thinks Pats tampered with headsets in 2008

Current Cleveland Browns linebacker Karlos Dansby spent seven total years as a member of the Arizona Cardinals. And something from 2008 sticks out to him as a suspicious moment. Dansby, who appeared on PFT Live on NBC Sports Radio on Thursday, believes it’s possible that the New England Patriots, whom the Cardinals played in Week 16 of that season, intentionally tampered with the...
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Browns agree to terms with Ifo Ekpre-Olomu

Fans may not see him on the field for quite some time, but the Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with seventh-round cornerback Ifo Ekpre-Olomu. Ekpre-Olomu started 40 consecutive games at Oregon before suffering a knee injury in practice before the College Football Playoff—a dislocated knee in addition to a torn ACL. Considered to be one of the best prospects to come out in...
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Ranking top Cleveland Browns UDFA wide receivers

The Browns drafted Vince Mayle in the fourth round to provide depth and a potential future contributor at the wide receiver position. While Mayle initially appeared to be an underwhelming selection, he definitely has some redeeming qualities. But this isn’t about him, or the team’s offseason signings—Dwayne Bowe and Brian Hartline. Last year, Ray Farmer […] The post Ranking...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns 2015 preview: Defensive backs outlook

As you know, opponents ran around, into and straight through the Cleveland Browns defense in 2014. Was it because teams didn’t want to throw at their talented secondary, or was it not necessary given the ease of pounding the ball for four quarters? We’ll take a look below at that question, as well as what […] The post Browns 2015 preview: Defensive backs outlook appeared first...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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